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Written Answers — House of Lords: Criminal Records Bureau Information Systems and Services (24 Jul 2000)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: The Criminal Records Bureau issued an invitation to tender on 12 June 2000 for the provision of information systems and services through a public private sector partnership. Three firms had previously been shortlisted and they provided their submissions in response to the invitation to tender on 28 June. Following a thorough evaluation against separate qualitative and financial criteria,...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Ten-year Transport Plan (27 Jul 2000)

Lord Macdonald of Tradeston: spending between passenger and freight investment will depend on franchise replacement and will be strongly influenced by the Shadow Strategic Rail Authority's rail freight strategy. The Shadow SRA will publish its plan later this year.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NMEC: Retention of Simmons & Simmons (27 Jul 2000)

Lord Luke: asked Her Majesty's Government: For what purpose the New Millennium Experience Company called in lawyers from Simmons & Simmons to provide them with assistance and advice.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Criminal Records Bureau (28 Jul 2000)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: No firm figures are available for voluntary sector demand. The voluntary sector has been included in the overall demand forecasts. The Criminal Records Bureau is conscious of the need to get an accurate picture of demand and proposes working closely with registered bodies to assess the likely demand from the voluntary sector and what types of certificate are going to be required.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Immigration Policy (27 Sep 2000)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: Our formal aim for immigration explicitly calls for regulation of entry to and settlement in the United Kingdom in the interests of social stability and economic growth. Firm and effective immigration control is--and will remain--the essential platform to the Government's approach in this area. We recognise that there is a developing debate about the economic and social benefits of migration,...

Written Answers — House of Lords: R18 Videos: Regulation (27 Sep 2000)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: ...respect of appeals against its decision not to classify seven sexually explicit videos in the R (restricted) 18 category--which are available only in licensed sex shops. The Government maintain a firm commitment to the protection of children from unsuitable sexually explicit material and, in the light of the recent judgment, publishing a consultation paper which examines a number of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Eurosceptic Beliefs: EC Booklet (27 Sep 2000)

Lord Sainsbury of Turville: ...which do remain in the Single Market so that British businesses can compete on equal terms with their European colleagues. To underpin the importance of creating a friendly environment for small firms within the EU, this Government played a leading role in securing agreement at the Feira European Council on a Small Firms Charter. The charter commits the EU to a range of actions to allow...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Smuggled Cigarettes and Teenage Smoking (27 Sep 2000)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: ...among 11 to 15 year-olds has fallen from 13 per cent in 1996 to 9 per cent in 1999. It is not possible accurately to assess the volume of smuggled cigarettes smoked by this age group. There is no firm evidence on whether smuggled tobacco products have significantly higher tar levels than domestic products.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Mr James Mawdsley (10 Oct 2000)

Baroness Scotland of Asthal: .... James's latest application for an appeal hearing at the High Court in Mandalay was dismissed on 19 August. Our consular staff obtained the necessary court judgments and passed these to James's lawyer on 29 September. James is now preparing to submit an application for a special appeal. We will continue to seek a response from the Burmese to our request for James's immediate release or...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Crown Prosecutors Code (11 Oct 2000)

Lord Williams of Mostyn: The review of the Code for Crown Prosecutors was announced by the Solicitor-General in the other place on 24 November 1999 (Official Report, col. 105W) and further detail was provided on 23 March 2000 (Official Report, col. 629W). The review is now complete. Copies of the code have been printed and have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses. Neither the fundamental principles nor the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Salaried Defence Service (12 Oct 2000)

Lord Windlesham: asked Her Majesty's Government: What were the reasons for deciding against the appointment of a senior lawyer, answerable to the board of the Legal Services Commission, to oversee the work in the initial six local offices employing salaried public defenders in a way that respects and protects their professional integrity.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Firearms Consultative Committee (16 Oct 2000)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: ... Mr Kevin O'Callahan Forensic Science Service Mr Bob Pitcher Proof Master, London Proof House Mr Roger Sanbrook Head of Firearms Policy Unit, HM Customs & Excise Mr Mark Scoggins Solicitor. Represented BSSC during Lord Cullen's Inquiry Prof Jonathan Shepherd Victim Support. Surgeon specialising in firearms wound ballistics Dr Stephen Smith Technical adviser, National...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Belfast Agreement: Parity of Esteem for Cultures (24 Oct 2000)

Lord Falconer of Thoroton: The Government firmly support all those organisations seeking the full implementation of the agreement. The Government are committed to the principle of parity of esteem as essential to ensure that the agreement is implemented in a balanced manner, reflecting the culture, ethos and aspirations of all of the people of Ireland, north and south.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (25 Oct 2000)

Lord Falconer of Thoroton: ...and supporting the development of policy; managing financial and physical resources; drive and motivation; effective communication; and organisational awareness and skills (including having a firm grasp of human rights related issues). In addition, candidates for the post of Chief Commissioner were required to demonstrate competence in: leadership; developing and maintaining networks; and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Manufacturing: Profitability (31 Oct 2000)

Lord Sainsbury of Turville: ...substantial productivity improvements. We are assisting manufacturing industry to improve its long-term prospects by providing a stable macro-economic framework and by pursuing policies that help firms to innovate and grow.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Omagh Bombing: "Panorama" Programme Court Challenge ( 1 Nov 2000)

Lord Irvine of Lairg: ...subject to him satisfying the statutory financial criteria. That assessment will be completed shortly. If the applicant is eligible I am advised that the taxed bill of costs from the applicant's solicitor will not be received until later next year. Payment will be made within 30 working days of receipt. I am advised by my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Criminal Justice System ( 7 Nov 2000)

Lord Irvine of Lairg: ...'s Treasury are now pursuing work to draw together the experience of the last three-and-a-half years, and taking account of the current reviews, to identify the way forward for the longer term. Any firm conclusions which emerge from this work will be reported to the House.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Prison Service: Courses Addressing Offending Behaviour (13 Nov 2000)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: ...the Prison Service will ensure that any other necessary independent verification of programme outcomes is put in place. The data now beginning to emerge are encouraging but it is too early to draw firm conclusions at this stage from them. Between 31 October 1999 and 31 October 2000, 876 prisoners took part in the Reasoning and Rehabilitation offending behaviour programme, 43 dropped out...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Treasury Counsel (20 Nov 2000)

Lord Williams of Mostyn: .... The system of selecting barristers to be monitored for appointment as Treasury Counsel will be reformed with the aim of encouraging applications from a broader cross-section of the bar (and solicitor advocates) and there will be a higher quality of monitoring so that able barristers have the best chance of an appointment. There will be clear rules as to the maximum permitted length of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Department of Health: Legal Advisers (20 Nov 2000)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: The Department of Health, like any other government department, is free to seek legal advice from independent private sector lawyers. Such lawyers could, provided they avoided any conflict of interest, provide legal advice to the French Government also. The United Kingdom Government are not aware that in-house lawyers employed by the French Government hold themselves out as available to...

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