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Column 397listing practices. In addition, a new quality of service performance indicator is being developed within the magistrates courts management information system, which will, among other things, measure waiting times on the day. This will be introduced during 1990.
Mr. Mullin : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what has become of the £20 confiscated at Her Majesty's prison Gartree from Mr. Patrick Hill by the deputy governor, Mr. Bushell, on 15 November.
Mr. Boyes : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will produce a table showing by police authority for the latest 12 months data available the number of reported (a) burglaries, (b) murders, (c) rapes, (d) cases of sexual abuse against individuals under 16 years, (e) suicide attempts and (f) robberies involving cash greater than £100,000.
Mr. John Patten : The readily available information by police force area is published in "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales Supplementary Volume 3" table S3.1, a copy of which is available in the Library. No information is available centrally on attempted suicide.
Mr. Vaz : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the total number of crimes committed in England and Wales for each year from 1970 to 1989, inclusive, by police authorities.
Mr. John Patten : The information for 1974-79 and 1981-88 is published in "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales" ; in Table 2.5 of the latest issue, for 1988, Cm 847. Information for 1970-73 and 1980 is contained in the "Supplementary Tables" for those years. Copies of these publications are available in the Library.
Mr. Pike : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what decision he has made regarding the privatisation of the police national computer and the passing of control of the police national computer into the hands of an executive agency.
Mr. Battle : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has any plans, following the introduction of the community charge, to amend the law to allow overseas residents who are not British citizens but who will have to pay the poll tax, the right to vote in local elections.
Mr. Austin Mitchell : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the criteria laid down for admissions to Downing street of (a) delegations, (b) beggars anxious to elicit charity, (c) tourists and (d) the general public.
Mr. Barry Field : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with his European Community counterparts regarding the decisions by West Germany, France and Benelux countries to abolish border checks on people on their common frontiers.
Mr. Waddington : The United Kingdom is not associated with the Schengen agreement, which is an agreement between five neighbouring countries sharing long land frontiers, and we have had no formal discussions about it. The questions of progress under the agreement and its relationship to developments across the Community have, however, arisen from time to time in informal discussions which my predecessor and I have had with Community colleagues, and also in collective meetings of Ministers of member states of the Community. I anticipate further discussions of that kind, and we shall certainly follow developments with close interest.
Mr. Harry Barnes : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has considered the implications of the Schengen agreement and supplementary agreements ; and if he will make a statement.
The Schengen agreement is an arrangement between France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg to abolish land frontier controls between their countries. Their work is separate from the discussions on free movement of people which are taking place among all member states of the European Community. We shall naturally be interested in the experience of the Schengen partners in reducing frontier controls.