Monday, 17 December 2001
The Secretary of State was asked—
What recent measures he has taken to improve public protection from sex offenders.
What evidence he has collated on changes in the crime rate in England in the last four years.
If he will introduce legislation to control the (a) availability and(b) use of ball-bearing guns.
What plans he has to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the asylum system.
What action he is taking to improve conditions in young offender institutions.
If he will extend the role of traffic wardens to include all road and car matters; and if he will make a statement.
What recent discussions he has had with other Departments about the review of the extradition system.
What recent advice he has given to chief constables in respect of reducing drug-related crime.
If he will make a statement on the work of his Department's active community unit.
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I shall make a statement on the European Council which took place in Belgium on 14 and 15 December. The fight against terrorism remains uppermost in the minds of...
Order for Second Reading read.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Order [ 28 June], That the following provisions shall apply to the Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning (Amendment) Bill:—
3.—(1) Proceedings in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on consideration and proceedings on Third Reading shall be completed at one day's sitting. (2) Proceedings in Committee...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Heppell.]
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