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Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the date of appointment was of each member of the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs. 
Paul Goggins: Members of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs are appointed by the Secretary of State as required by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and in accordance with the Code of Practice for the public appointments process issued by the Office of the Commissioner of Public Appointments.
Members are ordinarily appointed for terms of three years each, subject to a maximum of 10 years. Details of the date of first appointment, number of terms served and date of last appointment of each current member is given in the table.
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|Member||No. of terms||First|
|Professor Sir Michael Rawlins (Chair)||2||1 November 1998||1 November 2002|
|Dr. Dima Abdulrahim1||1 January 2002||1 January 2005|
|Lord Victor Adebowale1||1 January 2002||1 January 2005|
|Mr. Martin Barnes(125)||||1 January 2005|||
|Dr. Margaret Birtwistle1||1 January 2002||1 January 2005|
|Reverend Martin Blakebrough||2||1 January 1999||1 January 2005|
|Dr. Cecilia Bottomley||1||1 January 2002||1 January 2005|
|Ms Carmel Clancy||1||1 January 2002||1 January 2005|
|Professor Ilana Crome||1||1 January 2002||1 January 2005|
|Ms Robyn Doran||1||1 January 2002||1 January 2005|
|Ms Dianne Draper(125)||||1 January 2005|||
|Mr. Robert Eschle||1||1 January 2002||1 January 2005|
|Professor Hugh Edmondson||1||1 January 2002||1 January 2005|
|Ms Vivienne Evans||2||1 January 1999||1 January 2005|
|Professor C. Robin Ganellin FRS||1||1 January 2002||1 January 2005|
|Dr. Clare Gerada(125)||||1 January 2005|||
|Dr. Laurence Gruer||3||1 January 1996||1 January 2005|
|Mr. Paul Hayes||2||1 January 1999||1 January 2005|
|Mr. Andrew Hayman||1||1 January 2002||1 January 2005|
|Mr. Russell Hayton||2||1 January 1999||1 January 2005|
|Ms Caroline Healy(125)||||1 January 2005|||
|Dr. Matthew Hickman(125)||1 January 2005|||
|Mr. Alan Hunter||2||1 January 1999||1 January 2005|
|Professor Leslie Iversen(125)||1 January 2005|||
|His Honour Judge Thomas Joseph||1||1 January 2002||1 January 2005|
|Dr. John Marsden||1||1 January 2002||1 January 2005|
|Mr. Peter Martin||1||1 January 2002||1 January 2005|
|Professor David Nutt||2||1 March 2000||1 January 2005|
|Dr. Richard Pates||1||1 January 2002||1 January 2005|
|Mr. Trevor Pearce||1||1 January 2002||1 January 2005|
|Mrs Kay Roberts||2||1 January 1999||1 January 2005|
|Dr. Roy Robertson||3||1 January 1996||1 January 2005|
|Dr. Mary Rowlands||1||1 January 2002||1 January 2005|
|Dr. Polly Taylor||1||1 January 2002||1 January 2005|
|Ms Monique Tomlinson1||1 January 2002||1 January 2005|
|Mr. Arthur Wing(125)||||1 January 2005|||
Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has asked members of the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs whether they have (a) previously used cannabis and (b) advocated liberalisation of the laws governing the use of cannabis. 
Paul Goggins: The members of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs have not been asked either of these questions.
Stewart Hosie: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proposals he has received from the Scottish Executive on possible amendments to the Violent Crime Reduction Bill in relation to licensing or control of air weapons in Scotland. 
Hazel Blears: We are considering what further measures might be taken to tighten up controls on air weapons across Great Britain as a whole and in doing so we have been discussing a range of options with the Scottish Executive.
Bill Wiggin: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many airgun clubs there are which have been approved by his Department. 
Hazel Blears: There are currently 1,252 rifle clubs approved by the Home Office. It is not possible to say how many of these use air weapons.
Mr. Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what financial assistance was provided by his Department to support the work of organisations dealing with alcohol abuse in (a) 1997 and (b) 2004, broken down by organisation. 
Hazel Blears: The Home Office does not provide any direct funding to organisations dealing with alcohol abuse. Money provided for probation services may be used on alcohol treatment, though it is up to individual probation areas to decide whether to do so.
Mr. Lancaster: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in Milton Keynes have been convicted of crimes in which alcohol has been a contributory factor in each of the last five years. 
Paul Goggins: It is not possible from the data held on the Home Office court proceedings database to identify all offences in which alcohol has been a contributory factor as information on the background of the offences is not collected.
The following table gives figures for offenders convicted in Milton Keynes between 1999 and 2003 of offences relating to drunkenness and drink driving.
Figures for 2004 will be available in the autumn.
|Driving etc, after consuming alcohol or taking drug||540||438||500||544||564|
|Causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs||1||0||1||0||0|
Mr. Paice: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of alcohol-related violence there were in Cambridgeshire in each year since 1997; and what percentage of the total number of violent crimes this represented in each case. 
Paul Goggins: The information requested is not collected centrally. It is not possible from the recorded crime statistics to identify those offences which are alcohol related.
Mr. Paice: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions there have been in Cambridgeshire for (a) permitting drunkenness or riotous conduct on the premises or selling liquor to a drunken person, (b) selling intoxicating liquor to persons under 18 years for consumption on the premises, (c) wholesalers selling intoxicating liquor to a person under 18 years and (d) delivery of alcohol to a person under 18 years or allowing such delivery in each year since 1997. 
Andy Burnham: Information on number of defendants proceeded against at Cambridgeshire magistrates courts, between 1997 and 2003, for selling intoxicating liquor to persons under 18 years for consumption on the premises, is provided in the table. There were no prosecutions in Cambridgeshire for the other offences during this period.
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