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Exclusion Orders

Fiona Mactaggart: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many exclusion orders have been made under paragraph 320(6) of the Immigration Rules for each nationality, in each of the past five years; and how many people have (a) successfully and (b) unsuccessfully contested such exclusion orders. [99411]

Mrs. Roche: The number of persons excluded in each of the past five years is given in the table. This includes both those refused under paragraph 320(6) of the Immigration Rules and those excluded from the United Kingdom where my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary, has reason to believe they intend to travel to this country.

19951996199719981999 (1)
Canada----6----
Libya3--544
Egypt------24
Russia1192136
Iraq--221--
Iran5--1--1
Algeria----2--2
Former Republic of Yugoslavia--------3
India--1311
Pakistan2542--
Sri Lanka----2--3
Other(2)195622
Total4022332526

(1) 1999 to date

(2) Includes various other nationalities and those of doubtful nationality


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The law currently in force provides a right of appeal against exclusion decisions in only a limited range of cases, and such appeals are to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission. No such appeals have so far been heard.

There is one recorded challenge of an exclusion decision by judicial review, in the case of the Reverend Moon, which did not quash the decision but found that the Reverend Moon should have been given an opportunity to respond to the reasons for excluding him.

Police (Chelmsford)

Mr. Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many police officers are stationed for duty in (a) Chelmsford town and (b) West Chelmsford parliamentary constituency; and how many there were in 1996-97; [98518]

Mr. Charles Clarke [holding answer 22 November 1999]: I understand from the chief constable that there are 103 police officers stationed at Chelmsford and Moulsham police stations who are directly involved with the policing of Chelmsford Town. This section is also responsible for the policing of a number of villages around Chelmsford. The chief constable is unable to provide figures for 1996-97 or in respect of the area covered by the West Chelmsford parliamentary constituency.

The powers of my right hon. Friend, the Home Secretary, to set police establishment levels for each force were removed under the Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994. It is for the chief officer to determine staffing levels and deployment within the overall resources available. We will be announcing shortly the proposed funding allocations for police authorities in England and Wales for 2000-01.

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Target Setting

Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many targets have been agreed between her Department and (i) local authorities and (ii) other bodies apart from her own agencies and non-departmental bodies since May 1997. [99471]

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Clare Short: My Department has adopted a series of International Development Targets which are set out in the Government's White Paper on International Development. These targets have been drawn from the major UN conferences of the last decade and provide the basis for this Government's results orientated approach to development.

Working for the achievement of these International Development Targets, which have been endorsed by Governments across the world, bilateral and multilateral development organisations and NGOs, is central to the Department for International Development's work.

Individual targets have not been agreed with local authorities or other bodies in this country.

NGOs

Mr. Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what is the policy of her Department on consulting NGOs when considering giving financial aid and assistance to countries. [98442]

Clare Short: Our policies for the reduction of poverty, our principal objective, are set out in the Country Strategy Papers. These papers are produced through a process of consultation which includes local NGOs and UK NGOs as well as the country's government, the research community and the private sector. The papers are available in the Library of the House and are also available to the public in the UK and in the country concerned.

Angola

Mr. Pike: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what further commitments Her Majesty's Government plans to support rehabilitation and development in Angola; and what is Her Majesty's Government's policy with regard to the provision of rehabilitation and development assistance to Angola. [99154]

Clare Short: Our major commitment to rehabilitation is the Luanda Urban Poverty Programme, which started earlier this year. We are working through iNGOs to tackle the needs and priorities of the urban poor in Luanda. The political and military situation makes development work impossible. We are therefore focusing on the provision of humanitarian assistance.

Mr. Pike: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what is the current shortfall for the United Nations 1999 Consolidated inter-Agency Appeal for Angola. [99150]

Clare Short: The requirement in the revised United Nations 1999 Consolidated inter-Agency Appeal for Angola stands at $110,840,321. As of October 1999, total funds available amounted to US$82,127,986.

Mr. Pike: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what further commitments Her Majesty's Government plans to make to the United Nations 1999 Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeal for Angola. [99152]

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Clare Short: We are considering our response to the UN's recently published 2000 Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeal for Angola.

Mr. Pike: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funds or other resources Her Majesty's Government have contributed to emergency assistance outside the United Nations 1999 Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeal for Angola. [99151]

Clare Short: We have committed £1.8 million through international non-governmental organisations and the International Committee of the Red Cross in 1999 for their work in Angola.

Mr. Pike: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funds have been allocated to rehabilitation and development in Angola in each of the last five years, broken down by major programme. [99153]

Clare Short: Total UK Bilateral Assistance to Angola in each of the last five years is as follows:

Expenditure £ million

Financial yearDevelopment aidHumanitarian assistance (non-food)(food-aid)Total
1994-950.76.91.38.9
1995-961.86.64.512.9
1996-973.92.53.49.8
1997-983.61.50.05.1
1998-992.02.50.04.5
Total 1994-9912.020.09.241.2

The line for development aid includes assistance to the "Health Transition Project", where we provided support in the health sector through international non-governmental organisations (iNGOs) and the World Health Organisation; support to Save the Children Fund for the provision of seeds and tools; community level projects through iNGOs and an English Language Training programme. Earlier this year we started the Luanda Urban Poverty programme in which we are working through iNGOs to tackle the needs and priorities of the urban poor in Luanda.

Mr. Pike: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funds or other resources Her Majesty's Government have (a) pledged and (b) disbursed to the United Nations 1999 Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeal for Angola by (i) appealing organisation and (ii) sector; and if she will make a statement. [99149]

Clare Short: The Department for International Development has: (a) pledged a total of £2,021,000 to the United Nations 1999 Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeal for Angola, of which; (b) £900,000 has been disbursed.

In addition we are providing US$6 million (about £3.75 million) for food aid through the World Food Programme.

We have made contributions to the following organisations.

OrganisationAppeal numberPledged (£)Disbursed (£)
Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)ANG-99-1/N01200,000200,000
OCHA Emergency Response Fund (ERF)ANG-99-1/N03350,000350,000
World Food Programme (WFP)ANG-99-1/N05200,000200,000
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)ANG-99-1/N07150,000150,000
OCHA ERFANG-99-1/N03(3)150,000
WFPANG-99-1/N05(3)150,000
WFPANG-99-1/N08(3)150,000
UNICEFANG-99-1/N07(3)200,000
World Health Organisation (WHO)ANG-99-1/N09
ANG-99-1/N10(3)321,000
ANG-99-1/N11
Allocation under discussion with OCHA/humanitarian Assistance Co-ordinating Unit, Angola (UCAH)150,000
Total2,021,000900,000

(3) Awaiting funding agreement to be signed


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The actual and proposed contributions fall under the following sectors (as designated by the United Nations in the 1999 Consolidated Appeal):

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SectorAppeal numberAmount (£)Percentage of total proposed contribution
Co-ordination and Support ServicesANG-99-1/N01
ANG-99-1/N031,050,000 51
ANG-99-1/N05
Health, Nutrition, Non-Food items, Water and SanitationANG-99-1/N07
ANG-99-1/N08
ANG-99-1/N09871,000 42
ANG-99-1/N10
ANG-99-1/N11
To be allocated150,0007

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