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Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a Gateway Zero Report was (a) commissioned and (b) completed at the launch of the National Offender Management Service in January. 
Dr. Vis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment has been made of the implications of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the National Offender Management Service. 
Paul Goggins: Procedures have been put in place to ensure that the National Offender Management Service is fully compliant with the Freedom of Information Act when it comes into full force on 1 January.
Paul Goggins: There have been two formal consultations about the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) since January 2004. The first followed the publication of "Reducing CrimeChanging Lives", the Government's response to Patrick Carter's review of Correctional Services; the second was in connection with the proposed organisational design of NOMS.
In accordance with the Cabinet Office Code of Practice on Consultation, a summary analysis and response has been prepared. It was announced to Parliament on Tuesday 26 October and is available in the Library of each House. It has also been made available to staff and key stakeholders through the prisons, probation and Home Office websites.
Mr. Oaten: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the duties of regional offender managers in the National Offender Management Service for each region in England and Wales. 
Paul Goggins: The job specifications and selection criteria for the recently appointed Regional Offender Managers were contained in the information pack sent to prospective candidates. A copy of that information pack has been placed in the House of Commons Library
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Probation Service Pay and Rewards Review and the Workload Measurement Tool will be implemented before the full introduction of the National Offender Management Service. 
The workload measurement tool (WMT) is currently being piloted with the possibility of a third metropolitan area joining the pilot. Decisions about the implementation of the workload measurement tool across the NPS will not be taken without determining that the tool is "fit for purpose" in relation to the requirements of orders imposed under the Criminal Justice Act. The project will be the subject of a full financial appraisal and a detailed business case will need to be established. This current phase of work is scheduled for completion by April 2005.
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what local infrastructure will exist for the proposed public sector interventions arm of the reformed Probation Service in England and Wales under the National Offender Management Service proposals. 
Paul Goggins: It has always been our intention to split Offender Management and Interventions within the National Offender Management Service. A final decision on the appropriate organisational structure for the public sector provision of interventions has not yet been made.
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department will be producing a business case which will explain how contestability will improve service delivery in relation to reducing offending and reducing the numbers in custody. 
Sentencing practice will change through the work of the Sentencing Guidelines Council and the implementation of the Criminal Justice Act 2003. The Council is responsible for producing comprehensive guidelines for all courts, which will provide clarity and consistency in sentencing. The Council was established in March 2004 and its first priority was to produce guidelines on the provisions in the Criminal Justice Act 2003. These were published on 16 December.
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Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the (a) names and (b) occupations of the members of the Advisory Board on Nationalisation and Integration; and what the remit is of the Advisory Board on Naturalisation and Integration. 
To publish an annual report on the administration of the learning and teaching processes involved in naturalisation, on the integration of immigrants, and on immigration law and procedures and educational regulations that directly affect assessment for naturalisation.
|Professor Sir Bernard Crick, Chair||Emeritus Professor of Politics, Birkbeck College, University of London|
|Ms. Mary Coussey, Vice-Chair||Independent Race Monitor to the Immigration Service and Equality and Diversity consultant|
|Ms. Celine Castelino||Head of ESOL Development at the Basic Skills Agency|
|Mrs. Mary Curnock Cook||Director of Qualifications and Skills, at the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA)|
|Ms. Sally Daghlian||Chief Executive of the Scottish Refugee Council: Trustee of the British Refugee Council|
|Sir Robert Dowling||Head teacher of an inner city comprehensive school|
|Ms. Samina Khan||County Community Education Officer(Essential Skills, Cardiff|
|Mrs. Janet Luff||Curriculum Manager for ESOL at Liverpool Community College|
|Ms. Adeeba Malik||Deputy Chief Executive of QED(UK|
|Professor Elizabeth Meehan||Professor of Politics and Jean Monnet Professor at Queens' University Belfast, and Director of the Institute of Governance, Public Policy and Social Research|
|Dr. Robert David Muir||Independent consultant, specialising in diversity training|
|Sir Gulam Noon||Chairman of the Noon Group, The Noon Foundation, and Noon Products Ltd. Managing Director of Bombay Halwa Ltd.|
|Mr. Ashok Ohri||Self-employed consultant and trainer in the field of community development. Co-director of Organisation and Social Development Consultants Ltd.|
|Ms. Maeve Sherlock||Chief Executive of the Refugee Council.|
|Mrs. Jean Wilson||On secondment to the Scottish Qualifications Authority as ESOL Development Officer. Co-chair of the National Association for Teaching English and Community Languages to Adults (NATECLA).|
|Mr. Patrick Wintour||Director of the Employability Forum: Member of the National Refugee Integration Forum.|
|Ms. Annette Zera||Freelance facilitator and trainer in organisational development. Previously, Principal of Tower Hamlets College.|
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