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Dr. David Clark : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what was the nature and extent of the discussions he has had with his NATO counterparts about the deployment of additional forces in Bosnia ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Hanley : My right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Defence is in regular contact with his


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NATO counterparts about all aspects of our military deployments in former Yugoslavia. The deployment of additional personnel to UNPROFOR in Bosnia is, however, a matter for the United Nations.

Search and Rescue Helicopters

Mr. Ainger : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will give a full breakdown of the total annual support costs for helicopter search and rescue operations including support manpower costs at RAF Brawdy in (a) 1992-93 and (b) 1993-94.

Mr. Hanley : I will write to the hon. Member.

AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FOOD

Alcoholic Beverages

Mr. Sims : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if she will take steps in any EC Council discussions concerning the rules for listing ingredients and additives in alcoholic beverages to ensure consistent and simultaneous treatment for beer, wines and spirits.

Mr. Jack : Yes. During negotiations on the European Commission's proposal for ingredients listing of alcoholic drinks the United Kingdom will seek to ensure that any measures which are eventually adopted apply consistently and simultaneously to the different product sectors.

Milk Marque

Mr. Llwyd : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many representations she has received in favour of the deferral of the vesting date of Milk Marque from April to November 1994 ; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. Jack : On 9 February the Milk Marketing Board submitted amendments to its reorganisation scheme. These provide, inter alia, for a vesting day of 1 November 1994. We shall be conducting a formal consultation on the scheme as amended.

Animal Diseases (Monitoring)

Mr. Tyler : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if she will make a statement about the future of the computer monitoring programme for the spread of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, salmonella and other animal diseases at the Central Veterinary Laboratory.

Mrs. Gillian Shephard : Responsibility for this matter is delegated to the Central Veterinary Laboratory and I have asked the chief executive to reply to the hon. Gentleman direct.

Letter from T. W. A. Little to Mr. Paul Tyler, dated 11 February 1994 :

The Minister has asked me to reply to your question about the computer monitoring programme operated at CVL for the spread of BSE, Salmonella and other animal diseases.

CVL has built excellent systems for the monitoring of a range of animal diseases including those you mention. The systems have produced accurate and up-to-date figures for some years and our expert team will continue to maintain and refine the systems for as long as they are required.


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SCOTLAND

NHS Trusts

Mrs. Fyfe : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if chairmen and directors of trusts are required to declare an interest when any relevant business is being considered and withdrawn from further consideration of such business.

Mr. Stewart : Yes.

Mrs. Fyfe : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he has taken to ascertain whether all trust executive and non-executive directors have been provided with the training necessary for them to have an adequate appreciation of the control mechanisms and rebating arrangements for financial matters.

Mr. Stewart : I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave on 28 January 1994, Official Report, column 461.

Mrs. Fyfe : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what guidance he has given to non-executive directors of trusts on their powers to act independently where they are in disagreement with chairmen and executive directors.

Mr. Stewart : Each trust board is required to have an audit committee, the composition of which includes non-executive directors but not the chairman or executive directors, and with a prescribed remit.

Mrs. Fyfe : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if all board members of NHS trusts have been required to declare any interest that may be relevant before he appoints them ; and if such interests are made known to the other members of the board to which they were appointed.

Mr. Stewart : Such information is not currently sought from trust board members prior to their appointment but the position is under review. Any trust director who has an interest in a contract or other matter at a trust board meeting is required by regulations to disclose that interest and not to take part in consideration or discussion of it.

Mrs. Fyfe : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what guidance he has given to NHS trusts on the exercise of financial control.

Mr. Stewart : In addition to the training provision for their directors referred to in my reply to the hon. Member on 28 January 1994, Official Report, column 461, NHS trusts in Scotland are issued with a financial manual "NHS Trusts : Guidance for Financial Managers" which includes guidance on financial controls.

Mrs. Fyfe : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list for each non-executive member he has appointed to the board of an NHS trust (a) directorships, including non-executive directorships, held in private companies or plcs, (b) ownership or part ownership of private companies, businesses or consultancies likely or possibly seeking to do business with the NHS, (c) majority or controlling shareholdings in a charity or voluntary body in the field of health care, social services or housing and (d) any material connection with a voluntary or other body contracting for services with NHS organisations.

Mr. Stewart : Such information is not held centrally.

Mrs. Fyfe : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what guidance he has provided for chairmen of trusts on retaining the independence of their chief executives.


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Mr. Stewart : No specific guidance has been issued but the roles and relationships of chairmen and chief executives are covered in the induction courses arranged centrally for new trust chairmen and in support provided locally by the management development group.

Pollution Control

Mr. Llew Smith : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will place in the Library copies of the minutes of the Scottish pollution control co-ordinating committee since 1990.

Sir Hector Monro : The Scottish pollution control co-ordinating committee is a sub-group of the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland, which officials of the Scottish Office normally attend. Its purpose is to promote the consistent application of district and islands' pollution control functions throughout Scotland and offer a forum for the exchange of information between local authority and Government officials.

I have arranged with REHIS for copies of the committee's minutes since its inception in June 1992 to be placed in the Library.

Glass Recycling

Mr. Llew Smith : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what information he has received from local authorities in Scotland regarding the current status of glass recycling.

Sir Hector Monro : Forty-eight Scottish local authorities have submitted draft recycling plans which give details of their current arrangements for collecting glass for recycling and of their plans for future glass collection. In addition, representations giving information about the impact of recent changes in prices paid for glass cullet have been made on behalf of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, Argyle and Bute district council, Inverness district council and Cumnock and Doon Valley district council.

Forestry Commission

Dr. Strang : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many submissions have now been received by the review group considering the future of the Forestry Commission ; and how many of those submissions addressing the question of privatisation of the commission were opposed.

Sir Hector Monro [holding answer 10 February 1994] : Over 3,500 individuals and organisations have sent representations both to the forestry review group and to Ministers, about the work currently being carried out by the group. A large majority of these submissions which addressed the question of privatisation were opposed to it, with many referring to concerns about the implications for access, environmental considerations and timber production. All representations are being taken into account by the group as it continues its work.

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

Mrs. Ray Michie : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list where cattle infected with BSE have been located in Scotland, the species involved, the number involved in each incident and the date on which each case was discovered ; and if he will make a statement.


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Sir Hector Monro [holding answer 7 February 1994] : The information up to 31 December 1993 is given in the following table. This shows confirmed cases of BSE by year of report, broken down by breed. Cross breeds have been listed under the main breed.


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1993                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Breed               |Borders      |Central      |Dumfries     |Fife         |Grampian     |Highland     |Lothian      |Orkney       |Strathclyde  |Tayside      |Shetland     |Western Isles              

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Unknown             |9            |-            |16           |3            |11           |1            |1            |1            |20           |8            |-            |-                          

Aberdeen Angus      |21           |-            |57           |3            |14           |3            |4            |5            |33           |8            |-            |-                          

Ankole              |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Ayrshire            |-            |-            |39           |4            |3            |2            |1            |2            |42           |1            |-            |-                          

Belgium Blue        |-            |-            |3            |1            |2            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-                          

Blonde D'Aquitaine  |-            |-            |3            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Blue Grey           |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |2            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-                          

Charolais           |1            |1            |3            |2            |11           |2            |-            |2            |2            |7            |-            |-                          

Chianin x Simmental |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Friesian            |23           |40           |323          |37           |120          |29           |29           |13           |264          |24           |-            |-                          

Galloway            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |2            |-            |-            |-                          

Holstein            |4            |-            |22           |1            |10           |-            |1            |-            |11           |3            |-            |-                          

Hereford            |55           |10           |80           |29           |93           |32           |25           |9            |45           |56           |-            |-                          

Highland            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-                          

Jersey              |-            |-            |-            |-            |3            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Limousin            |18           |14           |44           |7            |30           |2            |2            |1            |30           |8            |-            |-                          

Luing               |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Red Friesian        |-            |-            |2            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |3            |-            |-            |-                          

Red Holstein        |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-                          

Rogmanola           |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-                          

Saler               |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Shorthorn           |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |1            |-            |-            |1            |1            |-            |-                          

Simmental           |15           |4            |37           |11           |65           |17           |5            |-            |16           |19           |-            |-                          

                    |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------                    

Total               |146          |69           |633          |98           |365          |92           |68           |33           |473          |136          |-            |-                          


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1992                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Breed              |Borders      |Central      |Dumfries     |Fife         |Grampian     |Highland     |Lothian      |Orkney       |Strathclyde  |Tayside      |Shetland     |Western Isles              

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Unknown            |2            |1            |8            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |9            |3            |-            |-                          

Aberdeen Angus     |26           |2            |40           |3            |13           |4            |3            |1            |38           |7            |-            |-                          

Ayrshire           |1            |2            |38           |5            |6            |1            |-            |1            |61           |2            |-            |-                          

Belgian Blue       |-            |-            |-            |1            |1            |1            |-            |-            |1            |1            |-            |-                          

Blonde D'Aquitaine |-            |1            |1            |-            |2            |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-                          

Blue Grey          |-            |-            |1            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |2            |-            |-            |-                          

British White      |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-                          

Charolais          |3            |-            |3            |-            |6            |1            |-            |-            |4            |5            |-            |-                          

Devon              |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-                          

Friesian           |22           |23           |362          |22           |125          |27           |28           |15           |261          |26           |1            |-                          

Galloway           |1            |-            |2            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-                          

Gelbvieh           |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Holstein           |4            |-            |12           |1            |19           |-            |-            |-            |12           |8            |-            |-                          

Hereford           |35           |7            |59           |19           |70           |17           |6            |1            |42           |48           |-            |-                          

Jersey             |-            |-            |1            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |3            |-            |-            |-                          

Limousin           |10           |2            |23           |4            |26           |1            |5            |-            |27           |11           |-            |-                          

Lincoln Red        |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Luing              |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Murray Grey        |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Red Holstein       |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Rogmanola          |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Shorthorn          |-            |-            |2            |-            |2            |1            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-                          

Simmental          |7            |2            |22           |8            |33           |13           |3            |6            |14           |25           |-            |-                          

South Devon        |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Sussex             |-            |-            |-            |-            |4            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

                   |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------                    

Total              |112          |40           |576          |65           |312          |67           |45           |24           |471          |136          |1            |-                          


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1991                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Breed              |Borders      |Central      |Dumfries     |Fife         |Grampian     |Highland     |Lothian      |Orkney       |Strathclyde  |Tayside      |Shetland     |Western Isles              

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Unknown            |3            |-            |4            |-            |2            |-            |-            |-            |3            |-            |-            |-                          

Aberdeen Angus     |11           |1            |17           |-            |8            |1            |1            |-            |7            |3            |-            |-                          

Ayrshire           |1            |1            |19           |-            |7            |-            |1            |-            |32           |1            |-            |-                          

Belgium Blue       |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Blonde D'Aquitaine |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

British White      |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Charolais          |1            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |1            |-            |-                          

Friesian           |17           |10           |173          |20           |54           |7            |9            |-            |125          |8            |2            |-                          

Gelbvieh           |1            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Holstein           |-            |1            |4            |1            |11           |-            |2            |-            |8            |1            |-            |-                          

Hereford           |17           |3            |21           |9            |26           |15           |1            |1            |16           |28           |-            |-                          

Jersey             |-            |1            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-                          

Limousin           |5            |2            |5            |1            |6            |4            |-            |-            |13           |1            |-            |-                          

Luing              |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Murray Grey        |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Red Friesian       |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-                          

Red Holstein       |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Shorthorn          |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-                          

Simmental          |-            |1            |7            |4            |4            |6            |1            |2            |6            |6            |-            |-                          

Sussex             |-            |-            |-            |-            |3            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-                          

                   |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------                    

Total              |58           |21           |254          |35           |124          |34           |15           |4            |214          |49           |2            |-                          


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1990                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Breed              |Borders      |Central      |Dumfries     |Fife         |Grampian     |Highland     |Lothian      |Orkney       |Strathclyde  |Tayside      |Shetland     |Western Isles              

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Unknown            |1            |-            |1            |-            |4            |-            |1            |-            |3            |1            |-            |-                          

Aberdeen Angus     |2            |-            |5            |6            |4            |-            |1            |-            |5            |3            |-            |-                          

Ayrshire           |-            |1            |5            |-            |2            |-            |-            |1            |41           |2            |-            |-                          

Belgian Blue       |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Blonde D'Aquitaine |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Charolais          |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Friesian           |5            |8            |71           |22           |39           |6            |4            |4            |65           |15           |-            |-                          

Galloway           |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Holstein           |-            |1            |4            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-                          

Hereford           |11           |1            |3            |4            |34           |17           |3            |-            |15           |14           |-            |-                          

Highland           |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-                          

Jersey             |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Limousin           |1            |-            |2            |-            |4            |-            |-            |-            |2            |4            |-            |-                          

Lincoln Red        |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Shorthorn          |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Simmental          |3            |-            |1            |5            |5            |3            |-            |-            |2            |2            |-            |-                          

Sussex             |-            |-            |-            |-            |4            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

                   |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------                    

Total              |24           |11           |94           |38           |100          |28           |9            |6            |134          |42           |-            |-                          


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1989                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Breed          |Borders      |Central      |Dumfries     |Fife         |Grampian     |Highland     |Lothian      |Orkney       |Strathclyde  |Tayside      |Shetland     |Western Isles              

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Unknown        |-            |-            |-            |-            |4            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-                          

Aberdeen Angus |1            |-            |3            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |2            |-            |-            |-                          

Ayrshire       |2            |-            |2            |-            |1            |1            |1            |-            |12           |2            |-            |-                          

British White  |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-                          

Friesian       |4            |5            |21           |8            |21           |4            |6            |1            |40           |4            |1            |-                          

Holstein       |-            |-            |2            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |4            |-            |-            |-                          

Hereford       |1            |2            |5            |3            |10           |4            |-            |1            |3            |7            |-            |-                          

Jersey         |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |4            |-            |-                          

Limousin       |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |2            |-            |-            |-                          

Red Friesian   |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-                          

Shorthorn      |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |1                          

Simmental      |-            |-            |-            |-            |3            |2            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Sussex         |-            |-            |-            |-            |2            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

               |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------                    

Total          |9            |7            |33           |11           |42           |12           |7            |2            |66           |17           |1            |1                          


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June to December 1988                                                                                                                                                                                

Breed          |Borders      |Central      |Dumfries     |Fife         |Grampian     |Highland     |Lothian      |Orkney       |Strathclyde  |Tayside      |Shetland     |Western Isles              

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Unknown        |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Aberdeen Angus |-            |-            |2            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Ayrshire       |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |3            |1            |-            |-                          

Friesian       |1            |2            |7            |-            |9            |2            |1            |1            |6            |-            |-            |-                          

Holstein       |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-                          

Hereford       |-            |1            |1            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-                          

Jersey         |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-                          

Limousin       |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Simmental      |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |1            |1            |-            |-            |-                          

               |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------                    

Total          |1            |3            |12           |0            |12           |3            |2            |2            |11           |3            |-            |-                          


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Before June 1988                                                                                                                                                                                     

Breed          |Borders      |Central      |Dumfries     |Fife         |Grampian     |Highland     |Lothian      |Orkney       |Strathclyde  |Tayside      |Shetland     |Western Isles              

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Unknown        |-            |-            |3            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-                          

Aberdeen Angus |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-                          

Ayrshire       |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Friesian       |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Holstein       |-            |-            |1            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |-                          

Hereford       |-            |-            |-            |-            |-            |2            |-            |-            |-            |1            |-            |-                          

               |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------      |-------                    

Total          |1            |-            |5            |-            |-            |2            |1            |-            |-            |2            |1            |-                          

Public Appointments

Dr. Wright : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which of the public appointments for which he is responsible require advance notice to and consultation with the Chief Whip's Office ; and which appointments made since 1979 have been so notified and consulted upon.

Mr. Lang : It is not the practice of Her Majesty's Government to answer parliamentary questions about discussions and consultations between Departments and offices of Government relating to public appointments.

HOME DEPARTMENT

Remand Centres

Ms Abbott : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give a breakdown by race, on the most convenient date, of the inmates held in the remand centres at Featherstone, Cardiff, Dorchester, Exeter,


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Feltham, Glen Parva, Gloucester, Wigan, Lancaster, Durham, Doncaster, Northallerton, Norwich, Reading, Rochester, Market Drayton, Swansea and Milton Keynes.

Mr. Peter Lloyd : Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Derek Lewis to Ms Diane Abbott, dated 11 February 1994 :

The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question asking if he will give a breakdown by race, on the most convenient date, of the inmates held in the remand centres at Featherstone, Cardiff, Dorchester, Exeter, Feltham, Glen Parva, Gloucester, Wigan, Lancaster, Durham, Doncaster, Northallerton, Norwich, Reading, Rochester, Market Drayton, Swansea and Milton Keynes.

The readily available information is for 30 June 1992 and is given in the attached table. Some of the Prison Service establishments listed in the Question were not operating as remand centres on that date. The breakdown given is in terms of the ethnic classification used at the time. A new ethnic coding was introduced in prisons from 1 October 1992.


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Population in remand centres on 30 June 1992: by establishment and ethnic origin                                            

England and Wales  Number                                                                                                   

                    Ethnic origin                                                                                           

Establishment      |White         |West Indian,  |Indian,       |Chinese, Arab,|Other, not    |All persons in               

                                  |Guyanese,     |Pakistani,    |mixed origin  |recorded      |establishment                

                                  |African       |Bangladeshi                  |(including                                  

                                                                               |refusal)                                    

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Hindley            |370           |4             |3             |16            |2             |395                          

Low Newton<1>      |272           |2             |3             |2             |-             |279                          

Moorland<1>        |430           |11            |17            |5             |-             |463                          

Feltham<1>         |194           |69            |13            |16            |6             |298                          

Haslar<1>          |11            |45            |24            |20            |10            |110                          

Norwich<1>         |56            |1             |-             |2             |-             |59                           

Rochester<1>       |92            |34            |1             |3             |2             |132                          

Brinsford<1>       |285           |21            |17            |11            |1             |335                          

Cardiff<1>         |93            |2             |-             |5             |3             |103                          

Dorchester<1>      |33            |1             |2             |1             |1             |38                           

Exeter<1>          |64            |2             |1             |-             |1             |68                           

Glen Parva<1>      |259           |11            |15            |11            |2             |298                          

Stoke Heath<1>     |32            |5             |-             |3             |9             |43                           

Swansea<1>         |60            |1             |-             |-             |-             |61                           

                                                                                                                            

All remand centres |2,251         |209           |96            |95            |31            |2,682                        

<1>Establishments serving more than one purpose, the numbers above refer only to those held in the remand component.        

Brixton Prison

Mr. Hoyle : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the reason for the recent trawl at Her Majesty's prison Brixton for staff ; and how many prison staff had been subjected to compulsory transfers from Brixton in 1993.


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Mr. Peter Lloyd : Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Derek Lewis to Mr. Doug Hoyle, dated 11 February 1994 :


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The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question concerning the reason for the recent trawl at Brixton prison for staff, and how many prison staff had been subjected to compulsory transfers from Brixton in 1993.

Following an increased demand for staff in the north of England, a number of staff took the opportunity to transfer there from Brixton. Subsequently, a national trawl was held to replace some of the staff at Brixton.

Prison officers are mobile grades and all permanent transfers are "compulsory". Where practicable the wishes of staff are taken into account. If this is not possible staff are issued with a compulsory transfer notice against which they can appeal.

In 1993, 26 officers were issued with compulsory notices in Brixton. 19 of these appealed and the compulsory notices were subsequently withdrawn. Seven did not appeal and were subsequently transferred to Belmarsh.

Police on the Beat

Mr. David Nicholson : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has had from (a) hon. Members, (b) chief constables and (c) chairmen or members of police authorities, asserting that police beat cover has been reduced in their areas since 1992 ; and if he will make a statement on the measures he is taking to ensure that any increase in the number of police officers is reflected by more police actually on the beat.

Mr. Charles Wardle : Views about policing levels and beat cover feature regularly in the numerous representations and correspondence which we receive on the general subject of policing. Information in the form requested could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Current initiatives designed to put more officers on the beat include reducing paperwork, civilianisation and reorganising management structures. One of the key objectives set for the service is to provide high visibility policing so as to reassure the public.


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Wymott Prison

Mr. Hoyle : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners at Her Majesty's prison Wymott have been charged for the riot and destruction of the prison ; and what has been the range of punishments provided.

Mr. Peter Lloyd : Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Derek Lewis to Mr. Doug Hoyle, dated 11 February 1994 :

The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question about how many prisoners at Her Majesty's Prison Wymott have been charged for the riot and destruction of the prison ; and what has been the range of punishments provided.

Lancashire Constabulary are still continuing their investigation into the disturbance. They have not yet charged any individual person, but he result of their inquiries should be known soon, together with any decision to lay charges.

As a result of the internal Prison Service investigation into the disturbance, fourteen prisoners were charged with an overall total of 24 offences under Prison Rules. Three of these prisoners were found guilty of an overall total of four offences and the individual level of punishments awarded in these cases ranged from 7 to 28 days added to their sentences. One prisoner was found not guilty of the charges against him. Charges against the remaining ten prisoners have at this stage been adjourned pending the outcome of the police investigation or other internal Prison Service inquiries.

Buggery

Sir Ivan Lawrence : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions over the past decade any male under the age of 21 years has been (a) prosecuted or (b) prosecuted and convicted for the offence of buggery.

Mr. Maclean : Information for 1982 to 1992 is given in the table.


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Number of males aged under 21 prosecuted at the magistrates courts and convicted<1> at all courts of buggery offences-1982 to 1986                                                          

England and Wales                                                                                                                                                                           

                                              1982                      1983                      1984                      1985                      1986                                  

                                             |Prosecutions|Convictions |Prosecutions|Convictions |Prosecutions|Convictions |Prosecutions|Convictions |Prosecutions|Convictions              

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With a boy under the age of 16 or with a                                                                                                                                                    

woman or an animal                           |18          |17          |32          |23          |30          |23          |25          |23          |31          |31                       

                                                                                                                                                                                            

By a man with a male person of the age of                                                                                                                                                   

16 or over without consent                   |5           |5           |2           |1           |4           |4           |5           |2           |4           |4                        

                                                                                                                                                                                            

By a man of the age of 21 or over with                                                                                                                                                      

another male person under the age of 21                                                                                                                                                     

with consent                                 |2           |1           |1           |3           |1           |-           |4           |2           |4           |5                        

                                                                                                                                                                                            

By a man with another male person other                                                                                                                                                     

than above                                   |5           |3           |11          |5           |2           |1           |10          |6           |3           |2                        

                                                                                                                                                                                            

Male member of staff of hospital or mental                                                                                                                                                  

nursing home committing buggery or an                                                                                                                                                       

act of gross indecency on a male patient     |-           |-           |-           |-           |-           |-           |-           |-           |-           |-                        

                                                                                                                                                                                            

Man committing buggery or an act of gross                                                                                                                                                   

indecency with mentally disordered male                                                                                                                                                     

patient who is subject to his care           |-           |-           |-           |-           |-           |-           |-           |-           |-           |-                        

                                                                                                                                                                                            

Attempt to commit buggery with a boy under                                                                                                                                                  

the age of 16 or with a woman or an animal   |-           |-           |-           |-           |1           |3           |1           |1           |2           |7                        

                                                                                                                                                                                            

Attempt by a man to commit buggery with a                                                                                                                                                   

male person of the age of 16 or over                                                                                                                                                        

without consent                              |-           |-           |-           |-           |-           |-           |2           |-           |2           |1                        

                                                                                                                                                                                            

Attempt by a man of the age of 21 or over to                                                                                                                                                

commit buggery with another male person                                                                                                                                                     

under the age of 21 with his consent         |-           |-           |-           |-           |-           |-           |-           |-           |-           |-                        

                                                                                                                                                                                            

Attempt by a man to commit buggery with                                                                                                                                                     

another male person other than above         |-           |-           |-           |-           |1           |-           |-           |-           |-           |-                        

                                                                                                                                                                                            

Assault with intent to commit buggery        |1           |-           |-           |-           |1           |-           |2           |-           |1           |-                        

<1>Includes persons proceeded against in earlier years or for other offences.Note: Generally, attempting, conspiring, inciting, aiding, abetting, causing or permitting a crime is          

classified under the heading of the crime itself.                                                                                                                                           


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Number of males aged under 21 prosecuted at the magistrates courts and convicted<1> at all courts of buggery offences-1987 to 1992                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

England and Wales                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                           1987                                                    1988                                                    1989                                                    1990                                                    1991                                                    1992                                                                               

                                          |Prosecutions               |Convictions                |Prosecutions               |Convictions                |Prosecutions               |Convictions                |Prosecutions               |Convictions                |Prosecutions               |Convictions                |Prosecutions               |Convictions                                            

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With a boy under the age of 16 or with                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

a woman or an animal                      |32                         |27                         |50                         |40                         |42                         |30                         |46                         |31                         |53                         |19                         |37                         |30                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

By a man with a male person of the age                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

of 16 or over without consent             |6                          |3                          |4                          |1                          |3                          |2                          |4                          |6                          |5                          |2                          |2                          |-                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

By a man of the age of 21 or over with                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

another male person under the age                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

of 21 with consent                        |2                          |-                          |4                          |4                          |2                          |-                          |1                          |-                          |2                          |1                          |2                          |1                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

By a man with another male person                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

other than above                          |3                          |1                          |3                          |5                          |1                          |1                          |3                          |2                          |4                          |-                          |5                          |2                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Male member of staff of hospital or                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

mental nursing home committing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

on a male patient                         |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Man committing buggery or an act of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

gross indecency with mentally                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

disordered male patient who is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

subject to his care                       |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Attempt to commit buggery with a boy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

under the age of 16 or with a woman                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

or an animal                              |6                          |6                          |10                         |6                          |6                          |5                          |5                          |2                          |4                          |5                          |5                          |3                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Attempt by a man to commit buggery                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

with a male person of the age of 16                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

or over without consent                   |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |2                          |-                          |-                          |1                          |-                          |-                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Attempt by a man of the age of 21 or                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

over to commit buggery with another                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

male person under the age of 21 with                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

his consent                               |1                          |2                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Attempt by a man to commit buggery                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

with another male person other than above |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |1                          |-                          |-                          |-                          |1                          |-                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Assault with intent to commit buggery     |-                          |-                          |1                          |-                          |1                          |-                          |1                          |1                          |1                          |2                          |-                          |-                                                      

<1>Includes persons proceeded against in earlier years or for other offences.Note: Generally, attempting, conspiring, inciting, aiding, abetting, causing or permitting a crime is classified under the heading of the crime itself.                                                                                                                                                                                  

Youth Custody

Mr. Etherington : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list for each year since 1989, (a) the average age and (b) the average length of sentence of the total number of young people serving youth custody sentences, who have been reclassified from young offender to adult status prior to reaching 21 years of age.

Mr. Peter Lloyd : Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from A. J. Butler to Mr. William Etherington, dated 11 February 1994 :

RECLASSIFICATION OF YOUNG OFFENDERS

The Home Secretary has asked me, in the absence of the Director General from the office, to reply to your recent Question asking if he will list for each year since 1989 the total number of young people serving youth custody sentences who have been reclassified from young offender to adult status before reaching 21 years of age. The information requested is not available. The only information is for the number of people in the prison population at a particular date who had previously been reclassified. Provisional information for 30 June 1993 shows that about 90


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young offenders were recorded centrally as being reclassified as adults in Prison Service establishments in England and Wales before reaching 21 years of age.

Paedophiles

Mrs. Golding : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has for legislation to make it possible to prosecute British nationals who commit paedophilic acts overseas when they return to Britain.

Mr. Maclean : The Government deplore sexual offences against children wherever they occur. Our own law against such abuse is rightly severe. However, our courts' jurisdiction is territorially based rather than nationally based and we have no plans to extend their jurisdiction over paedophile offences committed by British citizens abroad. We believe that such jurisdiction would be largely unenforceable in practice and that where such offences have been committed abroad it is right for the country concerned to enforce its own law.

Unlike some countries which do claim a wide extra-territorial criminal jurisdiction over their nationals, the United Kingdom is willing to extradite its own nationals to stand trial for these offences abroad, subject to the usual safeguards. We are also willing to give legal assistance to other countries under the Criminal Justice (International Co- operation) Act 1990.


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Public Bodies

Mr. Kilfoyle : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who are the members currently appointed to the police arbitration tribunal.

Mr. Charles Wardle : The police arbitration tribunal comprises a chairman and two members. Sir John Wood CBE is the chairman and Mr. G. L. Dennis and Mr. M. J. M. Clarke are the two members.

Mr. Kilfoyle : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who are the members currently appointed to the police negotiating board.

Mr. Charles Wardle : Professor L. C. Hunter is the appointed independent chairman to the police negotiating board. The deputy chairmen are Mr. T. Carlile and Mr. J. F. L. Pease-Watkin. The constitution of the police negotiating board stipulates that the board shall consist of an official side and a staff side. It is for those authorities and bodies to decide who should represent them on the board. The current membership is as follows :

POLICE NEGOTIATING BOARD

Members :--

Home Office

Mr. I. M. Burns

Mr. T. Morris

Mr. C. L. Scoble

Mrs. P. G. W. Catto

Mr. I. F. Smith

Scottish Home and Health Department

Mr. B. J. O'Connor

Northern Ireland Office

Mrs. C. Collins

Police Authority for Nothern Ireland

Mr. A. Armstrong

Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

Mr. G. Stanfield

Mr. J. Jennings

Mr. H. Brown

Mr. E. B. Fallon

The Association of County Councils

Mr. C. F. Robinson

Mr. J. H. Collins

Mr. J. T. Meir

Mr. S. Bayes

Mr. B. Fippard

Mr. B. H. Drake

Mr. C. P. Hay

Mr. R. G. Owen

Mr. G. T. Theobald

Mr. D. Briggs

Mr. R. E. Meurie-Rees

Mr. T. G. Yarker

Mr. D. Sweasey

Association of Metropolitan Authorities

Mr. E. Bramfitt

Mr. G. Bundred

Mr. C. Swindell

Mr. S. Murphy

Mr. J. P. Mellor

Mr. J. W. Cranswick

Mr. C. Dale

The Metropolitan Police

Mr. D. Meynell

The Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales and


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