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Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the scale was of the inaccuracies in the racially motivated crime statistics that caused them to be withdrawn; what the cause of the error was; and when corrected statistics will be published. 
Hazel Blears: The publication of 'Statistics on Race and the Criminal Justice System' published on Thursday 30 March 2006 was withdrawn following the identification of apparent errors for four police forces areas (Hertfordshire, North Yorkshire, Dorset and Nottinghamshire) in Table 3.1 covering racially-motivated offences reported to the police.
These errors were caused by amendments from Hertfordshire, North Yorkshire and Dorset which had been notified to the Home Office having not being included in the final published document. No error had been notified for Nottinghamshire.
Fiona Mactaggart: The Prison Service is currently undertaking a review of the segregation performance standard and the segregation policies set out in Prison Service Order 1700. It is anticipated that the review will be completed in March 2007.
Joan Walley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the proposals to develop a new vetting and barring scheme will include provisions to bar those on the sex offenders register from holding office (a) as a local councillor and (b) on a police authority; and if he will make a statement. 
Ruth Kelly: I have been asked to reply as my Department has responsibility for the new vetting and barring scheme, under which people will be barred where they present a risk of harm either to children and/or vulnerable adults, including due to inclusion on the sex offenders register. Depending on the risk they present, people will be barred from working closely with either children and/or vulnerable adults which would include caring for, training or supervising children or vulnerable adults, working in establishments that children or vulnerable adults use (such as schools and care homes) or holding positions of authority in relation to children or vulnerable adults (such as local councillors with responsibilities in relation to children's or adults' services).
My Department does not have responsibility for the vetting procedures for local councillors or for employment with the police authorities, this lies with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Home Office respectively.
The three prisons on the Isle of Sheppey have been conducting a small scale pilot of the National Offender Management Model since 7 November 2005. 183 prisoners were involved in the pilot between seven November 2005 and 31 March 2006. The aim of the pilot is to put into practice the national offender management model, part of which deals specifically with the identified necessary interventions required for the individual offenders. The results of the pilot are currently being evaluated. The sentence plan which outlines the interventions is owned by the community based offender manager and delivered by the custody based offender supervisor.
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Fiona Mactaggart: The information is not available in the form requested. In general, all prisoners received into Swinfen Hall are provided with access to first night procedures, and have been since 1997, though the nature of these arrangements has changed and been developed over this period.
Where at any time there is a lack of suitable accommodation or adequate facilities for a particular individual in any institution in which young offenders are detained, or where the mixing of adults and children is deemed to be mutually beneficial, the United Kingdom reserves the right not to apply article 37(c) in so far as those provisions require children who are detained to be accommodated separately from adults."
UK reserves the right to apply such legislation, in so far as it relates to the entry into, stay in and departure from the UK of those who do not have the right under the law of the UK to enter and remain in the UK, and to the acquisition and possession of citizenship."
UK law honours the spirit of the Convention in relation to the standards of care and treatment available to children in the UK, including asylum-seeking children. We believe it is necessary to retain this reservation because it preserves the integrity of our immigration laws. The UK has entered other, similar reservations in respect of other human rights instruments. We are satisfied that asylum-seeking children in the UK receive adequate care, protection and support.
Regarding children mixing with adults: we have made great progress in achieving separation of under and over-18s in custody, for example by placing girls under 17 in non-prison service accommodation and by providing new, special units for 17 year old girls. We will therefore be considering whether there is a continuing need for the Reservation against Article 37(c) of the Convention; and this review is due to begin shortly.
Norman Baker: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will list (a) the websites operated by his Department, including the Cabinet Office and (b) the reports placed on the internet in March 2006, indicating in each case whether paper copies were also made available. 
|Better Regulation Submissions||www.betterregulation.gov.uk|
|Prime Minister's Strategy Unit||www.strategy.gov.uk|
|Government Communication Network||www.comms.gov.uk|
|Chief Information Officers Council||www.cio.gov.uk|
|Preparing for Emergencies||www.preparingforemergencies.gov.uk|
|Emergency Planning College||www.epcollege.gov.uk|
|National Steering Committee on Warning and Informing the Public||www.nscwip.info|
|Civil Service Pensions||www.civilservice-pensions.gov.uk|
|Civil Service Diversity||www.diversity-whatworks.gov.uk|
|Civil Service Recruitment Gateway||www.careers.civil-service.gov.uk|
|Civil Service Jobs||www.servicewide.civil-service.gov.uk|
|Public Appointments Unit||www.publicappointments.gov.uk|
|Public Service Leaders Scheme||www.publicserviceleadersscheme.gov.uk|
|Civil Service Payclub||www.civil-service.net|
|Civil Service Appeal Board||www.civilserviceappealboard.gov.uk|
|Civil Service Commissioners||www.civilservicecommissioners.gov.uk|
|House of Lords Appointments Commission||www.lords-appointments.gov.uk|
|Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments||www.ocpa.gov.uk|
|Committee on Standards in Public Life||www.public-standards.gov.uk|
|Better Regulation Commission||www.brc.gov.uk|
|The Equalities Review||www.theequalitiesreview.org.uk|
Except where indicated, paper copies were not made available. But the reports were published on the internet in print-friendly PDF format and, in most cases, the relevant section of the Cabinet Office will provide paper copies on request.
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