Results 161–180 of 5422 for speaker:Charles Clarke

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Department: Miscarriages of Justice (Compensation) (19 Apr 2006)

Charles Clarke: I have decided reform is needed to the arrangements under which state compensation is paid for miscarriages of justice. The purpose of the reforms which include some important changes being made by the assessor, with my full support, is to modernise and simplify the system, and to bring about a better balance with the treatment of victims of crime. In summary with, immediate effect: I will...

Written Answers — Home Department: Correspondence (18 Apr 2006)

Charles Clarke: I wrote to my right hon. Friend on 30 March 2006.

Written Answers — Home Department: Departmental Leave (Stress) (18 Apr 2006)

Charles Clarke: The figures from the centrally managed Home Office and the Agencies, Identity and Passport Service, and the Public Sector Prison Service Agency, are in the following table. Number of staff taking sick leave identified as stress(72) Percentage of staff taking sick leave identified as stress as proportion of total staff Home Office (including Immigration and Nationality Directorate)...

Written Answers — Home Department: Departmental Staff (18 Apr 2006)

Charles Clarke: A total of 13,423 staff received London locational allowance payments totalling £20,529,870 in 2004–05. In addition, 262 staff in the London pay area had a reserved rights entitlement to local pay additions totalling £89,001. No other supplements, bonuses or other incentive packages are payable on the basis of geographic location, but the Department does have differential basic pay rates...

Written Answers — Home Department: Departmental Staff (18 Apr 2006)

Charles Clarke: holding answer 10 March 2006 So far as can be determined from central records no jobs in the central Home Office and immigration and nationality directorate, and the United Kingdom Passport Agency have been relocated to Wales since 2001. There has been no movement of Public Sector Prison Service jobs to Wales since 2001. However, over the next two years work will be moved from Public Sector...

Written Answers — Home Department: Harassment Complaints (18 Apr 2006)

Charles Clarke: The following table provides details about the number of complaints of (a) bullying and (b) sexual harassment that have been investigated over the last three years together with their outcomes: Complaints Home Office (excluding immigration and nationality directorate 2004 Bullying: no cases. Sexual harassment: one case, not upheld. 2005 Bullying: five cases, these...

Written Answers — Home Department: International Rendition (18 Apr 2006)

Charles Clarke: We have made clear to the US authorities that we expect them to seek permission to render detainees via UK territory and airspace (including overseas territories), and that we will grant permission only if we are satisfied that the rendition would accord with UK law and our international obligations. We would expect them to make available to us whatever information we judged necessary to...

Written Answers — Home Department: MI5 Files (18 Apr 2006)

Charles Clarke: In accordance with the long-established practice of successive Governments we do not comment on security matters.

Written Answers — Home Department: Ministerial Residence (18 Apr 2006)

Charles Clarke: There is no market rental value held for this property.

Written Answers — Home Department: Proscribed Organisations (18 Apr 2006)

Charles Clarke: The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam was proscribed in March 2001 because the then Home Secretary decided that it met the criteria for proscription laid down in section three of the Terrorism Act 2000 (TACT) This decision was endorsed by Parliament. The list of proscribed organisations is kept under constant review. It is established policy not to comment further on any information or...

Written Answers — Home Department: Terrorist Suspects (Renditions) (18 Apr 2006)

Charles Clarke: The Government's position on the allegations concerning extraordinary rendition was set out in the Foreign Secretary's Written Ministerial Statement of 20 January 2006, Official Report, column 37WS.

Written Answers — Home Department: UK Residents (Overseas Questioning) (18 Apr 2006)

Charles Clarke: There are no circumstances under which the UK Government would transfer residents of the UK to another country for the purpose of questioning in relation to terrorist offences committed in the UK without their consent. Section 47 of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 provides for the transfer of prisoners to another country for the purpose of assisting there in the investigation...

Written Answers — Home Department: Departmental Staff (18 Apr 2006)

Charles Clarke: Between the years 2001 and 2005, the Home Office has spent the following amounts on temporary staff: Spend on temporary staff (£) 2001 20,669,056 2002 41,713,675 2003 54,466,279 2004 38,963,830 2005 15,309,071 Expenditure on temporary staff since July 2004 is £55,371,473.14. The immigration and nationality directorate accounted for approximately 75 per cent. of...

Written Answers — Home Department: Departmental Televisions (18 Apr 2006)

Charles Clarke: The Department does not hold central records of television sets in operation across its estate. Within 2 Marsham Street there are 77 sets centrally provided for operational purposes, 21 of which are in Ministers' private offices and a further 70 are provided for general staff communications. The latter provision has enabled a saving of over £140,000 per annum on poster campaigns and other...

Written Answers — Home Department: Terrorism (30 Mar 2006)

Charles Clarke: It is the policy of successive Governments not to comment on intelligence assessments.

Written Answers — Home Department: Terrorism (30 Mar 2006)

Charles Clarke: holding answer 20 March 2006 Submissions can be made to Lord Carlisle at his chambers: 9–12 Bell Yard, London WC2A 2JR. We encourage any contribution to the debate of this important matter.

Identity Cards Bill (29 Mar 2006)

Charles Clarke: Does the hon. Gentleman concede that his own general election manifesto made specific reference to the proposals in the terms that we are now discussing? Admittedly his party was in opposition, but he was clear about the fact that this was the meaning of the proposals. The suggestion that this was "covert" is quite wrong.

Identity Cards Bill (29 Mar 2006)

Charles Clarke: No, I will not give way. The third concession that Lord Armstrong has made is that, once the passport becomes a designated document, his amendment will provide for a time-limited opt-out for people applying for passports also to be issued with an ID card. I share Lord Armstrong's view, which he expressed again in the debate, that it will be a small number of people who choose to opt out....

Identity Cards Bill (29 Mar 2006)

Charles Clarke: No, I will not give way. On those three key points, Lord Armstrong's amendment preserves the integrity of the national identity register, deals with the question of residence permits and documents other than passports, and proposes a time limit of 1 January 2010. These are important changes, and I repeat my appreciation for the approach that he has taken in seeking to secure agreement.

Identity Cards Bill (29 Mar 2006)

Charles Clarke: Before I give way to my hon. Friend—which I will because I am a generous, non-partisan type of chap—I need to point out that, in the other place, Lady Anelay suggested that these proposals meant that the audit log would not apply to those registered when applying for a passport in this initial phase. For the avoidance of doubt, I need to make it clear that that is not strictly correct....

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