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Mr. Brake: To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will improve the House's environmental performance in relation to energy use by measuring and reporting on emission levels from buildings and transport. 
Mr. Brake: To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will improve energy efficiency by (a) promoting best practice, (b) buying energy-efficient equipment, (c) introducing more energy- efficient techniques and technologies and (d) increasing the amount of the House's electricity that comes from internal combined heat and power. 
Mr. Brake: To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will establish targets (a) to reduce energy use by 20 per cent. from 1990-1991 levels by 2010 and (b) to buy a minimum of 10 per cent. of electricity from renewable sources by March 2002. 
Mr. Kirkwood [holding answer 26 July 2000]: A target to reduce energy usage by 20 per cent. from 1990-91 levels by 2010 is in place already. Our purchasing policy is to seek best overall value for money, not simply environmental sustainability.
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Mr. McNamara: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) if he met representatives of Opus Dei before the decision to include that organisation in section 49(1) of the Police (Northern Ireland) Bill; 
(3) what correspondence he has received from the Holy See concerning his decision to include Opus Dei in section 49(i) of the Police (Northern Ireland) Bill. 
Mr. Ingram: The Government did not meet any of the bodies listed in clause 49 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Bill about their inclusion in the list. The reason for any groups being included is set out in my reply of 24 July 2000, Official Report, column 443W. The Department has not contacted Opus Dei's information offices nor received any correspondence from the Holy See, though as I said in my most recent reply officials recently met representatives of Opus Dei to listen to their concerns and the Government are considering the points made.
Tony Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list all the (a) task forces, (b) action teams, (c) policy reviews and (d) other temporary advisory bodies with external members currently in existence within his Department; and on what date each body (i) was set up and (ii) is expected to terminate. 
Mr. Stunell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list each group that is responsible to his Department, with significant and plural membership from outside the Civil Service, and to which the Nolan rules on non-departmental public bodies do not apply and for each such group, if it (a) is a company limited by guarantee, (b) is a charity, (c) has no formal legal basis, and (d) has some other legal basis giving details. 
Mr. McNamara: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has made to make a formal declaration ending the state of emergency relating to the affairs of Northern Ireland following passage of the Terrorism Bill; and when he plans to communicate this to (a) the United Nations Secretary General and (b) the Council of Europe Secretary General. 
Mr. Ingram: A major policy aim has been achieved with the passage of the Terrorism Act, in that when the Act comes into force early in 2001 we will introduce a new system of judicial authorisation of extended detention
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between 48 hours and seven days for all types of terrorism. This will enable the UK's derogation from the European Convention on Human Rights to be withdrawn. The new regime will be taken forward as a project under the Terrorism Act implementation plan. As Royal Assent was received only on 20 July, implementation work is at a very early stage, therefore I am unable to advise my hon. Friend at this stage of our communication plans.
Mr. Ingram: I have recently received the Review Team's report on the second and final stage of the Quinquennial Review. The report--a copy of which I am placing in the Library of each House--examines how the effectiveness and efficiency with which the Prison Service delivers its services and functions can be further improved in the future.
It makes a number of very valuable recommendations that will assist the Prison Service to focus more clearly on the outcomes it will need to achieve. These include Key Performance Indicators that for the first time explicitly address the need to reduce the differential in cost per prisoner place between Northern Ireland and Great Britain and to secure a more balanced workforce. There are also important recommendations covering closer co-operation with the probation service and with neighbouring prison services.
I am grateful to him for accepting the appointment and am confident that he will provide a valuable contribution in monitoring the care and treatment of detainees held in Holding Centres for as long as the Centres remain open and will produce well informed annual reports.
I wish to express my appreciation and thanks to his predecessor, Sir Louis Blom-Cooper, for the very valuable work he has done over the past eight years and the invaluable reassurances he has provided to the Government and to the public that detainees have been treated fairly and properly.
Mr. Barron: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he has taken to fill the post of Independent Assessor of Military Complaints Procedures when the present incumbent's term of office ends on 24 August. 
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Mr. Mandelson: The Government continue to value highly the work of the Independent Assessor of Military Complaints Procedures. I have today re-appointed Mr. Jim McDonald as Independent Assessor of Military Complaints Procedures in Northern Ireland. Mr. McDonald's appointment will continue until 24 August 2003.
Mr. Cotter: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what orders he (a) has made and (b) intends to make using section 8 of the Electronic Communications Act 2000; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. McNamara: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what measures he will take to apologise to tourists from overseas who were refused assistance from the police, or treated rudely by the police, after they had been stopped at illegal paramilitary roadblocks on 12 July; and what communication has been sent to (a) Mr. Ole Jorgensen and Mr. Lars Holleufer of the City Museum in Aarhus and (b) Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Carla Steiner of Morrisville, Pennsylvania. 
Mr. Ingram: The Royal Ulster Constabulary has no central record of any complaints having been made against police by visitors to Northern Ireland on 12 July. Neither is there any record of any correspondence having been received from or sent to those individuals named in the question. If my hon. Friend could provide me with specific details of any such incidents, I will arrange for them to be investigated.
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