Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department

– in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 10th October 2005.

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The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Border Security (18 speeches)

    What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) electronic and (b) manned borders; and if he will make a statement.

  • Drugs (Prisons) (12 speeches)

    What estimate he has made of the quantities of drugs taken into prisons by (a) prisoners, (b) visitors, (c) prison officers and (d) other means in the last period for which figures are available.

  • Commission for Racial Equality (4 speeches)

    How many complaints of (a) racial discrimination, (b) sex discrimination and (c) disability discrimination have been made by the staff of the Commission for Racial Equality in the last five years.

  • Young Offenders (Deaths) (12 speeches)

    How many children and young people have died in (a) prison, (b) young offender institutions, (c) secure training centres and (d) local authority secure children's homes in each of the past 15 years.

  • Border Security (8 speeches)

    What plans the Government have to introduce 24-hour security at ports of entry.

  • ASBOs (Plymouth) (6 speeches)

    If he will make a statement on the use of antisocial behaviour orders in Plymouth.

  • Criminal Assets (12 speeches)

    What the total amount of criminal assets recovered in 2004–05 was.

  • Asylum Seekers (16 speeches, 1 annotation)

    What his Department's policy is on returning failed asylum seekers to Somalia.

  • Section 30 Orders (4 speeches)

    What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of section 30 orders in Crosby; and if he will make a statement.

  • Asylum Seekers (4 speeches)

    What estimate he has made of the costs incurred to date by his Department on accommodation centres for asylum seekers.

  • Prisoners (6 speeches)

    What proportion of (a) remand and (b) convicted prisoners in England are in prison more than 50 miles from their family home; and if he will make a statement.

  • Information Sharing Code of Practice (6 speeches)

    If he will make a statement on the code of practice on information sharing issued in response to the Bichard report.