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Mr. Allen : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) in what United Kingdom legislation provision is made for retired self- employed citizens of the European Union entitled to the benefits set out in Council directive 75/34 EC relating to residence rights ; (2) in what United Kingdom legislation provision is made to give effect to article 5 of Council directive 75/34 relating to the period within which a retired self- employed citizen of the European Union may exercise the right of residence.
Mr. Charles Wardle : The draft (European Economic Area) Order 1994, which was approved by the House on 9 May 1994, makes full provision to transpose the EC rights of residence directives, including directive 75/34/EEC, into the United Kingdom law. Hitherto, the directives have been implemented either by way of the immigration rules (HC 251) or administratively.
(2) if he will list those prisons where (a) provisions are made for disabled prisoners and (b) no provision is made ; and what plans he has for improvements in facilities for prisoners with disabilities ;
(3) if he will publish the findings and recommendation of his most recent survey of (a) disabled facilities for prisoners and (b) for visitors to prisons who have disabilities.
Letter from Derek Lewis to Mr. Jim Cunningham, dated 23 May 1994 :
The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Questions about facilities in prisons for disabled prisoners.
The practice of the Prison Service is for staff to ensure that the needs of prisoners with disabilities are met on an individual basis, from reception throughout their time in custody. Staff assess their requirements and seek to provide particular facilities depending on the nature of the disability. The construction of facilities for
Column 15disabled prisoners, staff and visitors is part of this process and local minor work--such as cell modification--will cover most individual needs. For this reason, it is not possible to categorise prisons into those that do and do not have provision for disabled persons. The Prison Design Briefing System guidelines provide for access ramps, lifts, toilets, and for circulation routes to be made suitable for the passage of wheelchairs. These standards are taken into account in the building of new and the refurbishment of old prisons when this is possible.
Surveys of facilities for the disabled provided as part of the capital building programme were undertaken in 1989 and 1993, but neither were able to cover the vast majority of building work undertaken locally, nor of the other facilities that had been supplied for disabled prisoners. There would be no merit in publishing such incomplete documents.
Governors identify in their Strategic Development Plans what building work and facilities may be required in the forthcoming year for prisoners, staff and visitors. Most schemes will not require large sums of money and can be met using local funds.
Mr. Jim Cunningham : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations from organisations representing the interests of prisoners with disabilities he has received ; and if he will list the organisations concerned.
Letter from Derek Lewis to Mr. Jim Cunningham, dated 23 May 1994 :
The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question about representations from organisations representing the interests of prisoners with disabilities.
Representations have recently been received from " Disabilty Matters Limited " and " Mikewatch ", an organisation set up to act on behalf of an individual disabled prisoner.
The organisations have expressed concern over the opportunities that prisoners with disabilities have to participate in the education, work and recreational activities which are available to other prisoners.
The supply of equipment to meet the special needs of prisoners and the opportunity to transfer to other establishments has also been raised.
These representations are being considered and a reply will be sent to the organisations concerned as soon as possible.
Letter from Derek Lewis to Mr. Jim Cunningham, dated 23 May 1994 :
The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question about the numbers of prisoners who have disabilities, both in total and by age group.
This information is not collected centrally and I regret that it could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.
Ms Ruddock : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what has been the total cost of all market-testing exercises (a) within his Department excluding the Prison Service and (b) within the Prison Service.
Mr. Charles Wardle : The most recent published figures on the costs of market testing, covering the period April 1992 to December 1993, are contained in table 3 of the "Competing for Quality" section of the citizens charter second report 1994 (Cm. 2540).
Column 3 of that table shows, as an annual figure spread over 10 years, consultancy and other set-up costs for the Home Office of £24, 000. It is not possible to identify separately the Prison Service element of this figure. Column 4 of the same table shows, on an annualised basis, central market-testing support costs for the Home Office as £3,383,000. This figure includes costs of £1,626,000 for the Prison Service. These terms are defined in the notes to table 3 on page 102 of the report.
Ms Ruddock : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the full cost of the market test of information and library services at his Department including (a) the cost incurred by the market- testing division, (b) the cost of consultants used by the market-testing division, (c) the cost of the in-house bid, (d) the cost of consultants used by the in-house team and (e) the cost of advice for other internal departments.
Mr. Charles Wardle : A study was undertaken last year of the scope for market-testing the Home Office's information and library services. This study identified a lack of market readiness to provide these services and it was therefore decided not to proceed with the market test. The study also identified efficiency improvements to the existing service. The staff costs for the scoping study are estimated to be about £12,000, substantially lower than the value of the efficiency improvements. No other significant costs were incurred : no consultants were employed and no bids were invited.
Ms Ruddock : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the estimated cost of the market test of the research and planning unit ; and how many staff hours it is estimated will be involved.
Mr. Charless Wardle : The internal research function of the Home Office's research and planning unit has been included in the Home Office's provisional market-testing programme for the programme year October 1994 to September 1995. If its inclusion in the programme is confirmed, an initial study will consider the scope for testing this activity against the market. In advance of that study, it is not possible to estimate the staff and other costs of any market test.
Mr. Allen : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the average length of time of detention in police stations of asylum seekers who are currently being held in detention in police stations ; and what are the nationalities of those being held.
Mr. Madden : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the letter to the hon. Member for Bradford, West, dated 26 April, which he placed in the Library, whether British Caledonian has paid
Column 17the claim submitted by his Department on 20 February in respect of the costs of detaining and escorting passengers who were refused leave to enter the United Kingdom after arriving on 15 December on BA 1262 (KT 310) ; whether Leisure International Airways has now paid claims submitted by his Department on 7 March in respect of detention and escorting passengers and submitted on 18 April in respect of detention and escorting passengers who were refused leave to enter the United Kingdom after arriving on 21 December on flight ULE 966 ; what action is being taken to recover these moneys ; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Colin Shepherd : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will issue his consultative document on the subject of home leave for prisoners ; and what will be the timetable for the submission of responses.
Mr. Peter Lloyd : The final report by the working group reviewing the operation of the home leave and temporary release schemes has not yet been submitted to the Home Secretary. Initial recommendations by the working group have been considered by the Prisons Board and the Home Secretary.
The working group includes representatives of the organisations principally affected, including the Prison Service, probation service, police and victim support. There are currently no plans to issue the final report for further consultation.
43. Mrs. Anne Campbell : To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which are the three firms in the United Kingdom which have benefited most from the aid and trade provisions in the past five years.
Column 18Most recently, the United Nations Under- Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs called on the Minister for Overseas Development on 12 May. My noble Friend intends to discuss these matters further in New York this week.
Mr. Worthington : To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many votes the European Union will have at the international conference on population and development in Cairo in September ; and whether he expects each European Union member state to cast its vote separately on decisions about the policy declaration of the conference.
Mr. Worthington : To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs who will be in the British delegation to the international conference on population and development to be held in Cairo in September.
Mr. Lennox-Boyd : The British delegation to the international conference on population and development will be led by my right hon. Friend the Minister for Overseas Development and will include staff of the Overseas Development Administration, the diplomatic wing of Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department of Health, the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys and the British Council. The chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on population and development and three representatives from non-governmental organisations are also expected to join the delegation.
Mr. Worthington : To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which are the next priority countries for the Overseas Development Administration in terms of increased assistance for reproductive health.
Mr. Lennox-Boyd : The priority countries in which ODA will be concentrating bilateral assistance for reproductive health will be announced by my right hon. Friend the Minister for Overseas Development at a population meeting to be held at the Royal Society on July 11.
Mr. Worthington : To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in the development policy of the European Union in respect of population and reproductive health matters.
Column 19matters during negotiations in April on the draft plan of action for the international conference on population and development, which takes place in Cairo in September. Under the Horizon 2000 initiative aimed at enhancing co-ordination between the Commission and member states' development assistance in the run-up to the year 2000, the family planning resolution agreed by the Council and member states meeting in Council in November 1992 will be reviewed in 1995. As part of the same process the Development Council approved guidelines on health and HIV/AIDS at its meeting on 6 May 1994.
Miss Lestor : To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of multilateral overseas development assistance has been directed through (a) the European Community or European Union and (b) each of the United Nations multilateral agencies in each year since 1987.
United Kingdom multilateral net official development assistance Percentage through EC and United Nations agencies Recipient |1987 |1988 |1989 |1990 |1991 |1992 |(per cent.)|(per cent.)|(per cent.)|(per cent.)|(per cent.)|(per cent.) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total European Communities |43.9 |40.2 |44.4 |50.8 |51.9 |45.0 UNDP Development Programme |4.2 |3.6 |3.8 |4.1 |3.6 |3.5 UNICEF Children's Fund |2.2 |1.8 |1.8 |1.4 |1.2 |1.2 UNRWA Palestine Refugees |1.0 |0.8 |0.8 |0.9 |0.8 |1.0 WFP World Food Programme |1.9 |0.7 |2.3 |0.6 |1.8 |1.7 UNHCR Commission for Refugees |2.7 |2.9 |2.8 |3.0 |3.0 |3.3 UNFPA Population Activities |0.9 |0.9 |0.8 |0.5 |1.3 |1.1 World Health Organisation |1.7 |2.5 |1.8 |2.9 |2.2 |2.2 International Atomic Energy Authority |0.9 |0.8 |0.7 |0.9 |0.8 |0.8 UN Industrial Development Organisation |0.4 |0.3 |0.3 |0.4 |0.3 |0.3 UN Fund for Drug Abuse Control |0.3 |0.2 |0.2 |0.2 |0.1 |0.0 UN Environment Programme |0.2 |0.2 |0.4 |0.5 |0.5 |0.5 UN Industrial Development Fund |0.1 |0.1 |0.1 |0.1 |0.1 |0.1 UN Border Relief |0.1 |0.0 |0.1 |0.0 |0.1 |0.0 UN Special Appeals<2> |0.0 |0.0 |0.0 |0.0 |0.0 |3.0 UN General Contributions |0.0 |0.0 |0.0 |0.0 |0.0 |0.4 UN Regular Budget |0.5 |0.2 |0.3 |0.0 |0.0 |0.7 UN Tropical Diseases Research |0.0 |0.2 |0.0 |0.0 |0.0 |0.0 UN Other<1> |0.1 |0.1 |0.1 |0.1 |0.1 |0.2 Food and Agricultural Organisation |0.3 |0.4 |0.4 |0.5 |0.4 |0.6 World Meteorological Organisation |0.2 |0.1 |0.1 |0.1 |0.0 |0.0 International Labour Organisation |0.1 |0.1 |0.2 |0.2 |0.1 |0.1 UNO |0.0 |0.0 |0.0 |0.4 |0.4 |0.0 Total United Nations |17.7 |15.8 |16.9 |16.8 |16.8 |20.6 Multilateral Total |100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |100.0 |100.0 <1> This includes United Kingdom contributions to: UN Development Fund for Women, UN Training in Southern Africa, UN Centre for Human Settlements, UN office in Vienna, UN Conference on Trade and Development, UN Volunteers, UN Disaster Relief Organisation, Universal Postal Union, International Telecommunications Union, World Intellectual Property Organisation and Other UN Technical Cooperation. <2> Prior to 1992, payments in respect of special appeals were included in the totals of the United Nations organisation concerned, e.g. UNHCR. In 1992, United Nations special appeals payments were grouped together and reported to DAC as "UN Special Appeals".
Mr. Harry Greenway : To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many civil servants there are in the Overseas Development Administration currently ; and how many there were (a) in 1984 and (b) in 1974 ; and if he will make a statement.
|1974 |1984 |1994 ---------------------------------------------------------- Total staff numbers as at 1 April |2,164|1,756|1,554
Reductions have been made possible through rationalisation and efficiency improvements.
Mr. Stewart : Lothian Health's final acute services strategy was submitted to Ministers on 28 April 1994. The proposals are currently being considered in detail, and Ministers expect to be in a position to make a public announcement on the proposals in the summer.
Mr. Kynoch : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will announce his decision on the proposed merger of the Royal Scottish national hospital and community NHS trust and the Forth Valley health care unit ; and if he will make a statement.
Column 21community NHS trust and the Forth Valley health care unit to form the Central Scotland Healthcare NHS trust was carried out by Forth Valley health board and a report was submitted to me in April. The report indicated broad support for the proposals.
As with all trust applications, the merger proposal has been considered against the published criteria of benefits for patients, management competence, the involvement of clinicians and other health care professionals in management and financial viability. The proposed trust arrangements meet these criteria and consequently I have decided to give my approval to the merger proposal. The new trust will come into operation on 1 October 1994.
Column 22Furthermore, I am pleased to announce that Mr. Adrian Ward MBE, chairman of the Royal Scottish national hospital and community NHS trust, has accepted my invitation to serve as chairman of the new trust. The names of the other non-executive directors will be announced later.
Mr. Wallace : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the allocated budget, and the actual expenditure, for the environmentally sensitive area schemes in (a) the Machair of the Uists, (b) Breadalbane and (c) Loch Lomond in each financial year since 1989.
|1989-90 |1990-91 |1991-92 |1992-93 |<1>1993-94 |£ |£ |£ |£ |£ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Machair of the Uists |124,754 |159,897 |189,925 |222,420 |215,127 Breadalbane |202,437 |233,698 |270,699 |219,707 |154,109 Loch Lomond |43,180 |71,706 |100,437 |77,805 |76,751 <1> Provisional.
Mr. Llwyd : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what consideration has been given to imposing a requirement for environmental impact assessment when planning permission for forestry plantation is considered ; and if he will make a statement.
Sir Hector Monro [holding answer 18 May 1994] : Under the Environmental Assessment (Afforestation) Regulations--SI No. 1207-- introduced in 1988, environmental assessment is required where an afforestation project is likely to have significant effects on the environment and may lead to adverse ecological changes.
Mr. Worthington : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what advice he has given to NHS trusts on (a) the kinds of information which they may deny to hon. Members and (b) the activities of a hospital trust that may be considered commercially confidential.
Mr. Stewart [holding answer 20 May 1994] : There has been no advice to NHS trusts to deny any information to hon. Members but trusts are required to respect the right to patient confidentiality. Circular MEL(1993)38 issued on 25 March 1993 sets out the ground rules for access to information and openness in contracting. Trusts have been encouraged to adopt an open approach. A copy of the circular has been placed in the Library of the House.
Mr. Worthington : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the cost of the market research being carried out by Barkers Scotland Ltd. on behalf of the Scottish Office ; and what was its purpose.
Mr. Lang [holding answer 20 May 1994] : To ensure that it was written in a style which would be readily understood by all householders, Market Research Scotland Ltd. carried out pre-publication market testing of the leaflet, published last week, setting out council water charges and the cost of sewerage in each regional and islands council area. The work was commissioned for the Scottish Office through Barkers Scotland Ltd. at a cost of £1,000.
Mr. Worthington : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list all the self-inflicted deaths that have occurred in Scottish prison establishments over the past 10 years, giving details of the name, age, status, offence and inquest verdict of each of the deceased and the name of the prisons in which the deaths occurred.
Letter from E. W. Frizzell to Mr. Tony Worthington, dated 23 May 1994 :
I wrote to you on 5 May in response to your Question about self-inflicted deaths in Scottish penal establishments and undertook to forward details of the prisoners' offence or alleged offence. These are now included in the table below which, for ease of reference, also repeats the information given in my earlier letter and takes the opportunity to correct one minor mistake which appeared there, for which I apologise.
Date |Name |Age |Establishment |Sentence |Determination |or remand ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1983 16 January 1983 |John Leinsler Stewart |34 |Peterhead |6 years |Overdose Assault with intent to rape Breach of peace 14 February 1983 |William McGlinchey |20 |Longriggend |Remand |Cell fire, asphyxiation Assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement Attempting to pervert the course of justice 15 April 1983 |Edward Witts Graham |23 |Barlinnie |Remand |Hanging Assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement Assault, Contravention of Bail Act 6 July 1983 |John Beagan |51 |Edinburgh |Life |Hanging Murder 14 August 1983 |Robert King |18 |Glenochil YOI |3 years |Hanging Contravention of Road Traffic Act Culpable and Reckless driving Assault to injury 28 August 1983 |Thomas Mochar |26 |Barlinnie |20 months |Hanging Theft by housebreaking and opening a lockfast place Reset, Contravention of Misuse of Drugs Act X 2, Uttering 1984 16 January 1984 |Hugh Morrow |35 |Barlinnie |Remand |Hanging Murder 16 February 1984 |William McDonald |16 |Glenochil DC |Remand |Hanging Theft, Assault X 2 2 March 1984 |Joseph Kerr |39 |Barlinnie |Remand |Hanging Breach of Peace 27 September 1984 |Martyn Liston |27 |Edinburgh |Remand |Hanging Robbery 15 November 1984 |Arthur Padden |48 |Barlinnie |Remand |Inhalation of toxic fumes in |cell fire Contravention of Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1972 Section 50(1) 1985 26 January 1985 |Kenneth Peter Isherwood |47 |Perth |Remand |Hanging Breach of Peace 18 February 1985 |Angus Stewart Boyd |17 |Glenochil DC |3 months |Hanging Breach of Peace X 2 Police Assault X 2 Contravention of Criminal Justice Act Contravention of Civic Government Act 24 February 1985 |Robert Kelly |38 |Barlinnie |Remand |Hanging 3 X Lewd and Libidinous Practices 13 April 1985 |Derek John Richard Harris |16 |Glenochil YOI |3 months |Hanging Vandalism, Breach of Peace, Theft by opening a lockfast place Contravention Road Traffic Act 2 June 1985 |John Stanley Buchanan |25 |Barlinnie |6 years |Hanging Assault and Robbery 20 June 1985 |John Joseph Sinclair |33 |Barlinnie |5 years |Hanging Assault and Robbery 1986 16 February 1986 |William Myles Moorehouse |25 |Perth |5 years |Jumping Assault, Contravention of Bail Act (Scotland) 24 March 1986 |Frank Lee |18 |Edinburgh |Remand |Hanging 2 X Assault and Robbery Contravention of Bail Act (Scotland) 22 April 1986 |Jack Blake |55 |Barlinnie |Life |Jumping Assault to severe injury and danger of life 11 June 1986 |Jean Margaret McLean |27 |Cornton Vale |Remand |Hanging Breach of Peace Contravention of Police (Scotland) Act X 5 16 June 1986 |Christopher Phillips |27 |Barlinnie |18 months |Hanging Theft by housebreaking X 2 Housebreaking with intent X 12 Attempted housebreaking with intent X 5 6 July 1986 |John Hendry Swindle |22 |Perth |3 years |Hanging Assault and Robbery X 6 Theft and housebreaking X 3 Assault and Attempted Robbery 21 August 1986 |Jarvis Torrance |50 |Barlinnie |Remand |Hanging Breach of the Peace 1987 3 June 1987 |Peter Barnes |26 |Edinburgh |Remand |Hanging Abduction with assault and robbery Assault, theft by opening lockfast place 1 August 1987 |Terence Bryce |29 |Barlinnie |6 months |Hanging Assault 30 October 1987 |Gerald Stafford |31 |Barlinnie |Remand |Hanging Assault and Robbery Contravention of Bail Act (Scotland) 31 October 1987 |Thomas William Kerr |17 |Dumfries |Remand |Hanging Theft of Motor Vehicle, Contravention of Road Traffic Act 1972 5 November 1987 |John William Dwyer |34 |Glenochil |Life |Hanging Murder 28 December 1987 |Kenneth Alexander Heron |21 |Glenochil |4 years |Inhalation of vomit, asphyxia |and solvent abuse Assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement 28 December 1987 |Anthony Boyle |23 |Barlinnie |Remand |Hanging Theft of Motor Vehicle, Contravention of Road Traffic Act, Assault and Robbery 1988 30 January 1988 |Hugh McGarvie |26 |Barlinnie |3 months + |Hanging |3 months c/c Attempted housebreaking with intent Contravention of Bail (Scotland) Act 3 March 1988 |Alexander Nicol |29 |Barlinnie |3 months |Hanging Theft, Contravention of Bail (Scotland) Act To be detained on rape warrant thereafter 27 March 1988 |George Smart |49 |Barlinnie |Remand |Hanging Murder 5 June 1988 |Ian Barrie Connor |25 |Barlinnie |Remand |Hanging Culpable Homicide 14 June 1988 |Gordon McRae |27 |Glenochil |3 years |Hanging Lewd and indecent behaviour X 2 1 July 1988 |Alan McGavin |24 |Barlinnie |Life |Hanging Murder 13 August 1988 |John McLean |30 |Barlinnie |Remand |Hanging Assault, Contravention Criminal Justice Act X 2 Contravention of Bail (Scotland) Act 1989 7 February 1989 |George Ferguson |39 |Barlinnie |Remand |Self-inflicted wounds to left |arm Hamesuckin, rape and robbery Contravention of Bail (Scotland) Act 5 March 1989 |Martin McRae |31 |Shotts |Life |Hanging Murder, Assault to Severe Injury and Permanent Disfigurement 4 June 1989 |James Welsh |59 |Aberdeen |Remand |Hanging Lewd and Libidinous behaviour X 3 14 July 1989 |Derek Wood |26 |Perth |9 years |Hanging Misuse of Drugs Act 26 July 1989 |Philip McVeigh |22 |Shotts |2 years |Hanging Assault and Robbery 3 December 1989 |William Diffin |18 |Polmont |3 months |Hanging Theft by Housebreaking and opening a lockfast place 1990 9 June 1990 |Edward Ronald |30 |Barlinnie |Remand |Hanging Attempted Housebreaking with intent Theft, Theft by Housebreaking 31 July 1990 |Robert Wilson Campbell |39 |Barlinnie |Life |Hanging Murder, Misuse of Drugs Act 26 September 1990 |Archibald McCallum |25 |Barlinnie |Remand |Self strangulation Misuse of Drugs Act, Theft, Contravention of Bail (Scotland) Act 1991 3 January 1991 |Raymond Langlands |34 |Perth |2 years |Hanging Contravention of Firearms Act 25 January 1991 |Thomas McDougall |27 |Greenock |3 months |Hanging Theft by housebreaking, Contravention of Bail (Scotland) Act 28 July 1991 |Thomas Hutchison |32 |Barlinnie |60 days |Hanging Theft, Contravention of Bail (Scotland) Act 23 September 1991 |Ernest M. S. Craig |19 |Longriggend |Remand |Hanging Theft of Motor Vehicle, Contravention of Road Traffic Act 1992 11 February 1992 |Steven Greig |19 |Polmont |Remand |Hanging Housebreaking and Malicious Damage Breach of Peace Contravention of Bail (Scotland) Act (Outstanding Rape Warrant) 27 February 1992 |John Galbraith |31 |Barlinnie |30 days |Hanging Breach of Peace Contravention of Bail (Scotland) Act (Outstanding charges of assault to severe injury and attempted murder) 22 March 1992 |Peter Nichol Goldie |19 |Polmont |5 months, |Hanging |4 months, |3 months c/c Contravention of Road Traffic Act Contravention of Bail (Scotland) Act Theft of Motor Vehicle 15 June 1992 |Richard Simon Lowe |26 |Edinburgh |3 years |Hanging Indecent Assault 9 July 1992 |Syrup Metha Ullah |37 |Edinburgh |5 years + |Hanging |5 years c/c Assault and Robbery Contravention of Firearms Act 1968 25 August 1992 |Philip Goulding |31 |Dumfries |Remand |Hanging Assault, Murder, Attempting to pervert the course of justice 3 September 1992 |William McLeod |28 |Edinburgh |Remand |Hanging Assault and Robbery X 2 Contravention of Firearms Act 18 October 1992 |Anthony Shivers |25 |Barlinnie |Remand |Hanging Theft, Contravention of Bail (Scotland) Act X 2 2 November 1992 |John Sime |45 |Edinburgh |Remand |Hanging Rape 1993 13 January 1993 |Stewart Sawyers |23 |Greenock |Remand |Hanging Contravention of Explosive Substances Act Contravention of Bail (Scotland) Act 7 April 1993 |Robert Greer |28 |Perth |Life |Hanging Murder 22 August 1993 |George Fleming |45 |Edinburgh |Remand |Jumping Murder 20 September 1993 |Thomas Lafferty |21 |Polmont |5 years |Hanging Assault to Injury X 3, Assault to Severe Injury, Assault and Robbery Contravention of Criminal Justice Act X 5 17 December 1993 |Gary McGonigle |23 |Barlinnie |Remand |Hanging Assault, Assault and Robbery Contravention of Criminal Justice Act Theft, Breach of Peace X 2 c/c = Concurrent sentence.
Ms Primarolo : To ask the Secretary of State for Health which are the top 10 deprived areas in England ; and which are the top 10 areas with (a) the highest birth rates and (b) the greatest numbers of new cases of TB every year.
Mr. Sackville : The 10 highest scoring district health authorities in England using the Department of the Environment's index of local conditions, applied to district health authority boundaries as they were on 1 April 1992, were :
Highest scoring DHAs using DoE Index of Local Conditions Newham (highest)
Lewisham and North Southwark
City and Hackney
Bloomsbury and Islington
Note : This table uses 1991 census data.
Source : Department of Health.
The ten DHAs with the highest birth rates in 1991 were : District health authorities
Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale
Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley
City and Hackney
This ranking has been constructed using the total period fertility rate (TPFR) which is derived by summing the fertility rates for a given year (live births per woman) by five-year age-groups up to the age of which the childbearing lifespan of women is effectively finished, taken to be age 50. Hence it is a summary measure of the overall level of the year's age- specific fertility rates. The TPFR indicates the average number of children which would be born per woman if a group of women were to experience the age-specific