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Lord Whitty: The document Tomorrow's roads--Safer for everyone, which is published today, sets out the broad context for how we propose to deliver road safety improvements for motorcyclists. A detailed report of the decisions taken in response to the consultation exercise has also been issued today, and I shall place copies in the Library of the House.
We are removing unnecessary restrictions while improving training and testing for learner riders. We shall abolish the rule that means learner riders lose their provisional licence after two years, and we shall
Lord McIntosh of Haringey: UK Sport has primary responsibility for anti-doping policy and procedures within the UK, but the Government have had no discussions with it about this issue. The decision to ban an athlete suspended by his international federation, in this case the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF), arises from the federal and state legislation in Australia and New South Wales.
Whether representatives of the Churches will be consulted by the Council for the Curriculum,
Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: I can assure the noble Lord that the council will include the Churches in the consultation process for the curriculum review. Two major periods of consultation are due to take place covering the curriculum framework and the revised programmes of study. On the present timescale of operations these are due to take place between April and June 2000 and between April and June 2001.
Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: Pursuant to the answer given by my noble friend Lord Dubs on 9 November 1999 (Official Report, columns 141-42), the Government are currently considering their response to the report of the review of criminal injuries compensation in Northern Ireland which includes recommendations on the scales of compensation.
The Patten report recommends that a substantial fund be set up to support widows, injured police officers, injured retired officers and their families and that the Widows Association be supplied with an office and a regular source of finance to run their organisation. The Government fully accept these recommendations and are currently working on their implementation.
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