Monday, 15 June 1998
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
The Secretary of State was asked—
What public events require the payment of policing charges. 
If he will make a statement on the level of crime in the Chelmsford area. 
What steps he will take to ensure that support and guidance is given to the parents of young offenders. 
What plans he has to reduce the level of crime committed by young people. 
What plans he has to increase the maximum sentence for indecency with children. 
What plans he has to change the licensing arrangements when releasing sex offenders from gaol. 
What steps he is taking to improve the strategic management capacity of police forces. 
If he will estimate the impact of the implementation of the provisions of the Crime and Disorder Bill [Lords] on the prison population in the next three years. 
What plans he has to pilot provisions contained in the Crime and Disorder Bill [Lords]. 
What representations he has received urging a ban on the sale of that. 
If he will review the financial arrangements for commercial activities carried out within prisons. 
What steps he is taking to ensure that there is early intervention with young offenders to prevent reoffending. 
What recent research he has commissioned into the link between drugs and crime. 
I beg to move amendment No. 45, in page 1, line 7, leave out 'and one of them shall be appointed chairman' and insert 'and shall appoint one of the legally qualified Commissioners as the Chairman'.
I beg to move amendment No. 50, page 1, line 24, leave out 'shall' and insert 'may'.
With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to delegated legislation.
That the draft Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998, which was laid before this House on 1st June, be approved.
Ordered,That Mr. Tim Collins be discharged from the Agriculture Committee and Mr. David Curry be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Mc William, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
Ordered,That Mr. Keith Simpson be discharged from the Catering Committee and Miss Julie Kirkbride be added to the Committee.—[Mr. McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
Ordered,That Mr. David Prior be discharged from the Trade and Industry Committee and Mr. John Bercow be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Mc William, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
Ordered,That Mr. Quentin Davies be discharged from the Treasury Committee and Mr. Nick Gibb be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Mc William, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
I should like to present a petition of 679 signatures, collected by my constituent Thomas Marlowe, who attends Halcon primary school in Taunton. The petition says: The petition of Thomas Marlowe,...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Ms Bridget Prentice.]
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