Monday, 26 April 1999
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
The Secretary of State was asked—
What assessment he has made of the extent to which magistrates are using the new powers contained in the Crime and Disorder Act 1998; and if he will make a statement. 
What assessment he has made of the evidence submitted to him from Colonel George Styles, ballistics expert, Professor Huw Thomas, consultant surgeon, and Bernard Knight, Home Office pathologist,...
What responses he has had to his proposal for containment of people with personality disorders who are considered to be dangerous. 
If he will make a statement on progress in establishing local crime and disorder strategies. [809521
What contingency plans he is making for the reception of refugees from Kosovo in the United Kingdom. 
If he will make a statement on the role of the voluntary sector in the implementation of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. 
What representations he has received about opening times for police stations in Sussex. 
If he will instruct immigration officials to ensure that asylum seekers who appear to have been tortured are not dispersed to areas without agencies specialising in the support of torture...
What action he is taking to support the work of Victim Support. 
If he will make a statement on progress in establishing local crime and disorder strategies. 
What assessment he has made of the likely increase in the use of CCTV to combat crime. 
If he will review the procedure for selecting candidates to serve their prison sentences in open prisons: and if he will make a statement. 
What criteria he uses for setting targets for police (a) manpower and (b) ethnic recruitment. 
What he is doing to enhance the recruitment, retention and promotion of black and Asian police officers in the Metropolitan police force. 
What recent representations he has received about changes to the voting system for election to the House of Commons. 
What progress police forces are making in reducing waste and inefficiency. 
With permission, I will make a statement on the NATO summit in Washington on 23 to 25 April. I was accompanied by the Foreign and Defence Secretaries and the Chief of the Defence Staff. Copies of...
With permission, Madam Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the bomb attacks at Brixton and Brick lane. Last week, on Saturday 17 April, the explosion in a busy market street in...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.-[Mr. Pope.]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Allen.]
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