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Local Authorities in the Spearhead GroupPrimary Care Trusts in the Spearhead Group

Barking and Dagenham




Blackburn with Darwen


Blyth Valley

















Hammersmith and Fulham





Kingston upon Hull, City of









Newcastle upon Tyne


North East Lincolnshire

North Tyneside


Nuneaton and Bedworth




Redcar and Cleveland







South Tyneside


St. Helens






Tower Hamlets





Wear Valley




Ashton, Leigh and Wigan PCT

Barking & Dagenham PCT

Barnsley PCT

Birmingham East & North PCT

Blackburn with Darwen PCT

Blackpool PCT

Bolton PCT

Bradford PCT

Bury PCT

Central Lancashire PCT

City and Hackney PCT

County Durham PCT

Coventry PCT

Cumbria PCT

Derbyshire County PCT

Doncaster PCT

East Lancashire PCT

Gateshead PCT

Greenwich PCT

Halton & St Helens PCT

Hammersmith & Fulham PCT

Haringey PCT

Hartlepool PCT

Heart of Birmingham PCT

Hull Teaching PCT

Islington PCT

Knowsley PCT

Lambeth PCT

Leicester City PCT

Lewisham PCT

Lincolnshire PCT

Liverpool PCT

Manchester PCT

Middlesbrough PCT

Newcastle PCT

Newham PCT

North East Lincolnshire PCT

North Tyneside PCT

Northamptonshire County PCT

Northumberland Care Trust

Nottingham PCT

Oldham PCT

Redcar & Cleveland PCT

Rochdale PCT

Rotherham PCT

Salford PCT

Sandwell PCT

South Birmingham PCT

South Tyneside PCT

Southwark PCT

Staffordshire County PCT

Stockton-on-Tees Teaching PCT

Stoke on Trent PCT

Sunderland PCT

Tameside & Glossop PCT

Tower Hamlets PCT

Wakefield PCT

Walsall PCT

Warrington PCT

Warwickshire PCT

Wirral PCT

Wolverhampton PCT

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Home Department

Control Order Powers

The Minister for Policing, Security and Community Safety (Mr. Tony McNulty): Section 14(1) of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 (the 2005 Act) requires the Secretary of State to report to Parliament as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of every relevant three-month period on the exercise of the control order powers during that period.

During the period 11 June to 10 September 2006, nine orders were made with the permission of the court under section 3(l)(a) of the 2005 Act—one in respect of a British citizen on 19 June 2006, one in respect of a foreign national on 31 July 2006, six in respect of foreign nationals on 1 August 2006 and one in respect of a British citizen on 5 September 2006.

The Secretary of State has also renewed one control order in accordance with Section 2 (4) (b) of the 2005 Act on 30 August 2006.

There are 15 control orders currently in force, six of which are in respect of British citizens.

During the period two requests to modify a control order obligation were agreed, and seven requests to modify a control order obligation were refused. A right of appeal exists in section 10(3) of the 2005 Act against a decision by the Secretary of State not to modify an obligation contained in a control order.

Trade and Industry

Suspension of Doha Development Agenda Negotiations

The Minister for Trade (Mr. Ian McCartney): I would like to update the House on the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) negotiations on the Doha Development Agenda. On July 24, Pascal Lamy, the Director General of the WTO announced that he was recommending the suspension of the negotiations across all subjects after talks between the US, EU, Brazil, India, Australia and Japan broke down on the key issues of agricultural domestic support, agricultural market access and non-agricultural market access. He said the suspension would give all WTO members time to reflect, to examine available options and to review their positions. His recommendation was accepted at a WTO General Council meeting on 27 July.

The UK Government are very disappointed that insufficient progress has been made in the negotiations to allow the conclusion of the Doha Round this year. While it is very disappointing that no agreement has yet been reached, it is premature to say that the Doha Round has collapsed and cannot be revived. We believe that all key players have a responsibility to use the suspension of the negotiations to reflect on their positions with a view to showing flexibility in future that will allow an agreement to be reached. Developing countries, including the poorest countries, are the biggest losers from the failure to reach agreement.

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The UK remains committed to achieving an ambitious, pro-development outcome to these negotiations. Our priority now is to encourage all WTO members to re-engage in the negotiations as soon as possible. The UK Government have taken and will continue to take every opportunity to press for this—within the EU and with other WTO members. The UK Government will also continue to press for progress on Aid For Trade for developing countries. Building developing countries’ capacity to trade is important in helping them integrate into the global economy and for providing a route out of poverty, and we do not believe that Aid for Trade should be conditional on the successful conclusion of the DDA.

The UK will continue to support a multilateral, rules based international trading system. We believe multilateralism is the best way of tackling unfair trade practices.

Work and Pensions

Independent Living Review - Membership of the Expert Panel

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Mrs. Anne McGuire): The Office for Disability Issues has set up an Expert Panel to support the work of the cross-Government Independent Living Review, as announced in another place by my noble Friend the Baroness Royall on 14 July.

The role of the Expert Panel will be to shape and steer the Independent Living Review which we have set up to identify imaginative and practical solutions to support independent living for disabled people. The Independent Living Review Project Team will report regularly to the Expert Panel and ensure that its views are reflected as the review progresses.

The review, which will report in summer 2007, will:

Dame Jane Campbell, former Chair of the Social Care Institute for Excellence, will chair the Expert Panel. Rob Greig, National Director for Learning Disabilities, will be Vice Chairman.

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Expert Panel members include a range of experts in the field of independent living, including disabled people, and people from organisations of disabled people, user-led groups and service delivery organisations.

I am pleased to announce that members of the Independent Living Review Expert Panel are:

Dame Jane Campbell, Expert Panel Chair, Disability Rights Commissioner, Former Chair, Social Care Institute for Excellence

Rob Greig, Expert Panel Vice Chair, National Director for Valuing People, Co-chair of Learning Disability Task Force

Saghir Alam, Disability Rights Commission, lead Commissioner for Partnership and Capacity Building, member of CENTREX Race and Diversity Panel

Ian Basnett, Chair of Independent Living Committee, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Nasa Begum, Principal Adviser for Participation, Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE)

Zoe Carter, User Involvement Network for Mental Health Services in North Essex

John Dixon, Joint Chair of Disability Committee, Association of Directors of Social Services

David Gardiner, UK Older People’s Advisory Group, Better Government for Older People

Fazilet Hadi, Director of Policy, Royal National Institute for the Blind

Frances Hasler, Head of User Participation, Commission for Social Care Inspection

Rowen Jade, Office for Disability Issues Advisory Group

Raymond Johnson, National Manager, People First

Elaine Morton, Chief Executive, Independent Living Funds

Menghi Mulchandani, Chair, National Centre for Independent Living

Jo Williams, Chief Executive, Mencap

Jean Willson, Chair of Centre 404 (formally Islington Mencap), A local organisation founded by parents of children with learning difficulties, which provides family support, learning and leisure opportunities, and supported housing

Gerry Zarb, Head of Independent Living Strategy, Disability Rights Commission

Government Departments on the Office for Disability Issues Board of Management will also be represented on the Panel.

The first meeting of the Expert Panel is being held today, 11 September 2006.

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