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Casinos: Gaming Board Inspectorate

Lord Allen of Abbeydale asked Her Majesty's Government:

The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Blatch): We are currently considering representations which have been made to increase the number of permitted areas for casinos, and hope to make our intentions clear shortly. We will need to address the resource implications before any new areas are introduced.

Bahraini Citizens: Asylum Applications

Lord Avebury asked Her Majesty's Government:

Baroness Blatch: The applications are being considered in accordance with domestic and international law. I have nothing to add about exchanges with the Bahraini Government to the Answer given by the noble Baroness Lady Chalker of Wallasey on 7th February (col. WA 9).

Bail Applications by Asylum Seekers

Lord Dubs asked Her Majesty's Government:

Baroness Blatch: The information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Asylum Applications: Determination Statistics

Lord Dubs asked Her Majesty's Government:

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Baroness Blatch: The available information is given in the table.

Number of persons granted asylum, granted exceptional leave to remain or refused asylum who had been detained at some stage(1), 1994, 1995 and January to September 1996

Decision(2) on asylum application 1994 19951996 (January-September)
Granted asylum352540
Granted exceptional leave to remain309095
Refused asylum and exceptional leave2,7603,0952,335

(1) Detention period does not necessarily relate to the year of decision.

(2) Provisional figures rounded to the nearest 5.

Sports Council: Services to Angling

Lord Mason of Barnsley asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Further to the Answer given by Lord Inglewood on 4th July (WA 116), what organisation and persons to date have objected to the Sports Council's omission of angling from the list of activities that will receive the Council's enhanced service.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of National Heritage (Lord Inglewood): The Sports Council advises that it has received 50 representations about the omission of angling from its list of those activities which will receive an enhanced service. These are listed in the table below. The council is continuing to discuss with the angling governing bodies the level of service which it provides to the sport.

(i) Angling Governing Bodies
G. Clarkson Esq.Executive Committee Member Salmon and Trout Association
M. Hatcher Esq. (x2)National Association of Fishing and Angling Consultatives
P. Page Esq.Chairman--Confederation of British Fly Fishers
C. Poupard Esq.Secretariat to Angling Governing Bodies
J. Reece Esq. (x2)Chairman--National Federation of Sea Anglers
D. Rowe Esq.National Federation of Sea Anglers
P. Samson-Timms Esq.Chairman--Association of Stillwater Game Fishery Managers
P. L. Anson Esq.Salmon and Trout Association (East Sussex Branch)
J. Brown Esq.Chairman--Salmon and Trout Association (Ouse Valley Branch)
F. French Esq.Chairman--Salmon and Trout Association (South Cumbria and North Lancashire Branch)
J. Greenshields Esq.Chairman--Salmon and Trout Association (Somerset Branch)
J. Hatherell Esq.Chairman--Bewl Bridge Fly Fishers' Club
Lt. Col. H. S. LeMessurierPresident--Salmon and Trout Association (Swaledale and Wensleydale Branch)
Lt. Col. J. LewisChairman--Salmon and Trout Association (North Hampshire Branch)
A. Mathews Esq.Secretary--Salmon and Trout Association (South Warwickshire and District Branch)
B. Pargeter Esq.Secretary--Federation of Severn Trent Fly Fishers Chairman--Salmon and Trout Association (North Warwickshire Branch)
B. Stewart Esq.Member--Salmon and Trout Association (Scotland)
B. Terry Esq.Midlands Division of the National Federation of Sea Anglers
T. Whitton Esq.Chairman--Salmon and Trout Council (Cornish Branch)
(ii) Members of the House of Lords and House of Commons
Lord MasonPeer--Founder of the Lords and Commons Fly Fishers' Club
Lord GuernseyPeer--Angler
M. Colvin Esq. MPMember of Parliament
Dr. C. Goodson-Wickes MPMember of Parliament
T. Pendry Esq. MPShadow Minister for Sport
(iii) Angling Clubs
M. Gleave Esq.Bristol Water--Chairman, Bristol Reservoirs Fly Fishing Association
Mrs. J. HowmanStillwater Fishery Owner/Angling Instructor
C. Klee Esq.Bristol Water--Fisheries, Recreation and Conservation Manager
R. Patterson Esq.Shirley Sea Angling Club Southampton
A. Sanderson Esq.Bowland Game Fishing Association
(iv) Individual Anglers
A. Pawsom Esq. (x2)Journalist and Former World Fly Fishing Champion
J. Pawson Esq.World Fly Fishing Champion
P. Cockwill Esq.Angling Instructor
Mrs. R. DamillAngler
A. Bowstock Esq.Angler
A. Cony Esq.Angler
R. Dales Esq.Angler
Mrs. T. GresserAngler
Lt. Cdr. R. HalesAngler
M. Loxton Esq.Angler
M. Maynard Esq.Angler
R. Nye EsqAngler
P. Pawson Esq.Angler
D. Potter Esq.Angler
J. Roberts Esq.Angler
G. Stone Esq.Angler
P. Stone Esq.Angler
H. Williams Esq.Angler

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