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The Minister of State, Home Office (Lord Rooker): The Government have no detailed plans at present to require applicants for British citizenship to be given instruction in the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, but the matter is under consideration and our conclusions will be set out in the forthcoming White Paper on asylum, immigration and nationality.
Lord Rooker: Under Section 79(1) of the Police Act 1996 we have requested the Police Complaints Authority to report to us on the lessons to be learned from recent incidents. The terms of reference of that review will be:
Lord Rooker: The Youth Justice Board's report Findings from the Youth Justice Plans 200102 was published in August and copies have been placed in the Library. The Youth Justice Board was established in September 1998 to spearhead the reforms to the youth
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Amos): We are working closely with the UN Special Representative for Afghanistan, Lakhdar Brahimi, and a wide range of other interested governments and parties to help the Afghan people establish a broad-based government representative of all Afghans. As part of this process, UN Security Council Resolution No. 1378, unanimously adopted on 14 November, sets out a blueprint for such a government. This includes a call for the human rights of all Afghans, regardless of gender, ethnicity or religion, to be respected.
Lord McIntosh of Haringey: The Barnett formula is updated in spending reviews, for example in relation to population shares, and departmental comparability factors. The population shares and comparability factors used in the 2000 spending review were published in the Statement of Funding Policy in July 2000.
Lord McIntosh of Haringey: The fact that the Barnett formula is updated in each spending review does not constitute a commitment to its annual revision because spending reviews do not take place every year. It was updated in the 1998 and 2000 spending reviews.
Lord McIntosh of Haringey: The Barnett formula used in the 2000 spending review is based on population shares and departmental comparability factors published in the Statement of Funding Policy in July 2000 and is updated where necessary in these respects in each spending review.
The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Baroness Blackstone): UNESCO's website contains details of those sites inscribed as world heritage sites under the World Heritage Convention. There are no world heritage sites in the categories listed. I understand, however, that UNESCO is currently planning for a programme of restoration of Kosovo's religious monuments.
The centres received grant-in-aid of £226,648 from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to support their activities in the financial year 2000-01. In addition, the centres secured funding of £109,346 from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for direct expenditure on
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (Baroness Hollis of Heigham): The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) is structured to cover people with an impairment and a resulting disability.There is no certainty that a person with a genetic predisposition to a particular condition will necessarily go on to develop an impairment or disability. We have accepted the recommendation of the Disability Rights Task Force that at this time genetic predisposition to impairment should not be considered a disability under the DDA but that the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) should work closely with this department to keep this issue under review.
Baroness Hollis of Heigham: Guidance for Employment Services staff on the treatment of people who are subject to a drug treatment and testing order is contained in Chapter 2, Section 4 of the Employment Service Labour Market Conditions Guide. A copy of the guide has been placed in the Library.
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