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Clandestine Immigrants: Carrier's Liability

Earl Attlee asked Her Majesty's Government:

Lord Bassam of Brighton: In view of the safeguards provided, the provisions for the civil penalty for carrying clandestine entrants, as well as the other provisions of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, are compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. In particular, payment may only be enforced through court proceedings (in which there will be the opportunity to raise various defences) and sale of a detained transporter may only take place with the leave of the court.

Speeding: Prosecutions

Lord Berkeley asked Her Majesty's Government:

Lord Bassam of Brighton: The table shows the number of prosecutions for speeding offences in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

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for the years 1993 to 1997. Figures for later years are not yet available.

Prosecutions for speeding offences, United Kingdom, 1993 to 1997

England and Wales110,571114,338128,409139,565143,401
Northern Ireland(1)2,3852,4002,2792,4243,039
Total United Kingdom 129,024134,049146,427155,270159,204

(1) Figures relate to principal offences only.

HM Prisons Manchester and Blakenhurst: Assaults

Lord Hoyle asked Her Majesty's Government:

    How many assaults took place at HM Prisons Manchester and Blakenhurst for the period March 1998 to February 2000.[HL2780]

Lord Bassam of Brighton: The total number of assaults committed by prisoners between March 1998 and February 2000 is given in the table.

Assaults on Staff/OthersAssaults on other prisoners

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