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Public Guardian Board

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice (Bridget Prentice): The Public Guardian Board have provided the Lord Chancellor with a copy of their first annual report on the Public Guardian. A copy of the report is available in the Libraries of both Houses. Copies are also available in the Vote Office and the Printed Paper Office.

Northern Ireland

Independent Monitoring Commission

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (Mr. Shaun Woodward): I have today published and laid before Parliament my fourth annual report on the operation of
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the agreement between the British and Irish Governments which established the Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC). This report covers the period 18 September 2006 to 17 September 2007.

In line with a commitment made by my predecessor, this report also contains the audited accounts of the IMC for the twelve-month period ending 31 March 2007.

The report covers the final report on normalisation published on 17 September 2007, which concluded that the normalisation programme as a whole has been complied with.

I remain grateful to the Commissioners of the IMC for their valuable contributions over this period, and for their contribution to promoting the transition to a peaceful society and a stable and inclusive devolved Government in Northern Ireland.

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Legislative Competence Order (Agriculture and Rural Development)

The Secretary of State for Wales (Mr. Paul Murphy): I am pleased to inform the House that the proposed National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Agriculture and Rural Development) Order dealing with the Welsh red meat industry has been laid today, as Command Paper (Cm 7474). Copies of this Paper can be found in the Vote Office and will be placed in the Library from 11a.m. I have written to the Welsh Affairs Committee and to the House of Lords Constitutional Committee to request they undertake pre-legislative scrutiny.

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