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Column 261Mr. P. Wright CBE CBIM
Sir Stanley Bailey CBE QPM DL CBIM
Sir James Anderton CBE QPM DL
Mr. D. Hall CBE QPM
Sir Peter Imbert QPM
Sir John Woodcock CBE QPM CBIM
Mr. P. Astles
Mr. T. Grinter
Mr. A C. Turner
Mr. P. A. Cripps BEM
Mr. J. D. Thompson
Miss V. G. Neild QPM Dip NEBSS
Mr. R. Ellis
Mr. B. T. Turrell
Miss M. Henderson
Mr. P. M. Heaton
Mr. C. McIlwrick MBE
Mr. A. Eastwood
Mr. E. Day
Mr. P. Wall
Muir Hunter, QC (Vice Chairman)
Rt. Hon. The Lord Barnett
Rt. hon. the Earl Ferrers
Baroness Macleod of Borve
Rt. hon. the Lord Renton
Rt. hon. the Baroness Seear
Lord Wigoder, QC
The rt. hon. Christopher Chataway (Chairman)
Dr. Ann Cartwright
Mr. Alan Croston
Mr. Anthony Fuller
Dr. Ellish Gilvarry
Professor Ray Hodgson
Mr. Tim Hulbert
Mr. Ian MacKenzie
Professor Phyllida Parsloe
Dr. Diana Patterson
Dr. Jeremy Queenborough
Dr. Bruce Ritson
Mr. Arnold Tasker
Ms Gill Williams
Mr. Cryer : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will place a copy of the report into the death of Anthony Robert Madden in Armley prison on 26 June 1993 in the Library ; (2) if he will provide family access to the medical records regarding the late Anthony Robert Madden.
Column 262Letter from A. J. Pearson to Mr. Bob Cryer, dated 9 February 1994 :
The Home Secretary has asked me, in the absence of the Director General from the office, to reply to your recent Questions about Anthony Robert Madden, who killed himself in Leeds prison on 26 June 1993.
As in all cases of death in Prison Service custody, an investigationi was carried out into the very sad death of Mr. Madden. A report was submitted by the Governor of Leeds prison to Prison Service Headquarters. It is not, however, our practice to publish reports of internal investigations, the disclosure of which might undermine their effectiveness.
A full and open inquest into Mr. Madden's death was conducted by the West Yorkshire Coroner on 29 and 30 November 1993. After hearing all the relevant evidence relating to Mr. Madden's death, the jury recorded the verdict that he killed himself. Transcripts of Coroner's notes of evidence are not routinely made, but can be requested from the office of the Coroner concerned on payment of a fee.
If you or Mr. Madden's family have any specific questions about the death of their son which they feel were not answered at the inquest, please let me know.
Under the Access to Health Records Act 1990 Mr. Madden's next of kin are entitled to request the disclosure of a copy of his prison medical record. If they would like to make such a request to me in writing, I will arrange for a copy of the record to be sent to them.
Mrs. Roche : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects his Department's investigation of the complaints alleging excessive force by Airline Securities Consultants Ltd. against two deportees to report ; and whether there is any independent element to those investigations.
Mr. Charles Wardle : I expect these investigations to be completed shortly. Complaints against members of the Immigration Service or private security firms engaged in detaining or escorting immigration detainees are investigated by a senior officer of at least inspector level who has no involvement in the matter under complaint. An independent complaints audit committee has recently been established with a remit to satisfy itself as to the effectiveness of the procesures for investigating complaints, to draw to the attention of management any weakness and to make an annual report to the Home Secretary.
Devon and Cornwall
Royal Ulster Constabulary
Mr. Rooker : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list those topics on which it is not his practice to answer parliamentary questions ; and if he will list any recent changes in the practice of his Department.
Mr. Charles Wardle : Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary wrote to chief officers of police on 5 November 1991 with details of the criteria used for allocating additions to force establishments. A copy of his letter is in the Library.
South Wales constabulary |1989-90 |1990-91 |1992-93 |£ million<1>|£ million |£ million ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Total expenditure<2> |97.275 |108.599 |132.913 Expenditure net of 51 per cent. Home Office police grant |47.665 |53.214 |65.127 <1> Comparisons with future years affected by changes in the funding of capital projects from 1990-91. <2> Includes capital expenditure and loan charges.
Mr. Howard : I announced the review of the Forensic Science Service, an executive agency of the Home Office, on 19 May 1993. This review is now complete. The Government have decided that the service should remain as an executive agency for the present and move to trading fund status when appropriate. This will allow the agency to continue to build on the progress it has made so far.
Mr. Alan Williams : To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether there was any further correspondence reiterating promises of civil aid between Her Majesty's Government and the Government
Column 264of Malaysia following the letter dated 28 June 1988 from the then Secretary of State for Defence to the Malaysian Finance Minister.
Mr. Rooker : To ask the Attorney-General if he will list those topics on which it is not his practice to answer parliamentary questions ; and if he will list any recent changes in the practice of his Department.
The Attorney-General : It is not possible to provide a definite and exhaustive list of questions which I might exceptionally decline to answer on grounds other than cost. Each question will continue to be answered on its merits, but examples which would fall into this category would be questions about :
(i) The propriety of decisions given in individual cases by courts of law, administrative tribunals and similar bodies ;
(ii) Details of investigations by or on behalf of the Departments for which I am responsible in connection with prosecutions or civil actions and confidential information relating to such proceedings or possible proceedings ; and
(iii) Legal advice given to or by the Law Officers.
Mr. Boyes : To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) undergraduates, (b) postgraduates, (c) teaching staff and (d) professors there are at each university in the United Kingdom ; and what are the salary scales at each institution for (i) professors, (ii) readers, (iii) senior lecturers and (iv) lecturers.
Mr. Boswell : Information on the number of students and staff at former UFC funded United Kingdom universities is published by the Universities' Statistical Record in "University Statistics : Volume 1 Students and Staff". Student data for the universities formerly funded by PCFC are contained in "Statistics of Education, Further Education, Higher Education in polytechnics and colleges 1991-92" published by DFE. Staff information is published in "The Academic Staff of Polytechnics and Colleges : 1991". Copies of these publications are in the House Library. The nationally agreed pay scale bands for academic and research staff in the former UFC and PCFC sectors are as follows :
Former UFC Universities: Pay bands as at 1 April 1993 |£ ------------------------------------------------- Lecturers A |12,828-18,855 Lecturers B |19,642-25,107 Senior Lecturers |26,359-32,202 Professors |Minimum 30,398 Research Grade 1B |12,828-15,186 Research Grade 1A |12,828-20,442 Research Grade II |18,855-25,107 Research Grade III |23,782-32,202
All Former PCFC Funded HE Institutions: Pay band as at 1 September 1993 |£ ------------------------------------------------- Lecturer |11,067-20,745 Senior Lecturer |19,362-25,584 Principal Lecturer |24,198-30,426 Researcher A |8,988-12,444 Researcher B |13,140-20,052 Head of Department |Minimum 26,304
Mr. Rooker : To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will list those topics on which it is not his practice to answer parliamentary questions ; and if he will list any recent changes in the practice of his Department.
Mr. Bayley : To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much the carpets incorporating the initials NCC in the National Curriculum Council's York office cost to purchase ; when they were purchased ; and what has happened to them.
Mr. Robin Squire : The carpet was purchased in 1990, when the National Curriculum Council was fitting out its offices in York. No information on the cost of the carpet is held centrally, and the cost is not separately identifiable from the published accounts of the NCC. The council was dissolved on 1 January 1994 and its former York office (with the carpet still in place) has been transferred to the Secretary of State. It will become the headquarters of the new Funding Agency for Schools from April this year.
Mr. Rooker : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list those topics on which it is not his practice to answer parliamentary questions ; and if he will list any recent changes in the practice of his Department.
Dr. Twinn : To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on lighting trunk roads and motorways in each of the last five years ; and how much it is budgeted to spend in the current financial year and 1995.