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A further five statutory instruments under the Identity Cards Act 2006 have also been laid before Parliament. These will now be brought before the House for approval. These will be required to allow for the start of the issue of identity cards on a voluntary basis in the autumn.

I am determined to ensure that there is proper oversight of the way the National Identity Service is introduced in order to build public trust. We will shortly be announcing the appointment of the independent Identity Commissioner. I will also be introducing a public panel, made up from people from different regions, to ensure that the views of the public are properly reflected and to help us develop an identity rights charter. All of this work will fit within our strategy for safeguarding identity across government.

Marine and Fisheries Agency: Annual Report and Accounts


The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Davies of Oldham): My honourable friend the Minister for Marine and Natural Environment (Huw Irranca-Davies) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

The 2008-09 annual report and accounts for the Marine and Fisheries Agency will be laid before Parliament today.

Northern Ireland: Youth Justice Agency


Baroness Royall of Blaisdon: My right honourable friend the Minister of State for Northern Ireland (Paul Goggins) has made the following Ministerial Statement.

I have placed copies of the Youth Justice Agency's corporate plan for 2009-11 and business plan for 2009-10 in the Libraries of both Houses.

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The business plan contains 14 key performance targets I have set for the agency for 2009-10. These are:

85 per cent of youth conference reports completed within statutory requirements;at least 85 per cent of referrals to result in a youth conference and of those, at least 80 per cent of young offenders to be satisfied with the process;achieve a victim attendance rate of at least 60 per cent for youth conferences and of those, at least 80 per cent of victims to be satisfied with the process;90 per cent of young people remanded to the Juvenile Justice Centre for one week or more to have a bail assessment commenced within five working days;90 per cent of young people under community supervision complete their orders;all young people referred to the agency under statutory orders to have their risk of offending and other needs assessed and appropriate plans developed;all young people under a Juvenile Justice Centre Order (JJCO) leaving custody will have a reintegration plan in place for the statutory supervision period within the community;no escapes from within the Juvenile Justice Centre;maintain a rate of restraints within the upper quartile of the best performing similar sized secure centres in England and Wales;all children in custody for seven days or more to be screened for mental health needs and, where necessary, referred on to appropriate services;maintain level of expenditure within approved budgetary limits;publish and lay audited and unqualified 2008-09 annual report and accounts before Parliament prior to its Summer Recess;achieve Investors in People re-accreditation; and at least 80 per cent of staff to confirm that their essential learning and development needs are being met to a satisfactory level.

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Olympic Route Network Designation Order 2009


The Secretary of State for Transport (Lord Adonis): My right honourable friend the Minister of State for Transport (Sadiq Khan) has made the following Ministerial Statement.

The Olympic Route Network Designation Order 2009 has today been laid before Parliament. The order comes into force on 22 July 2009.

The order lists the roads that are to form the Olympic route network (ORN)-a network of roads between venues and accommodation to be used during the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (the Games) by vehicles carrying the athletes, officials and media-the Games family-who are at the heart of the Games.

London committed in its bid and in the host city contract for the Games to have an ORN. This was because the lessons and experience of previous host cities is that this is the most effective way to provide the safe, secure and reliable transport for athletes, officials and media between venues and accommodation that is critical to the Games' success.

The Government's objectives for the ORN are to meet the Games family's needs while at the same time minimising the impact on residents, businesses and visitors to ensure London and the rest of the UK are kept moving.

The laying of this order follows consideration of the responses received to the Department for Transport's consultation between December 2008 and March 2009 on the roads to be included in the ORN. A full report on the consultation responses and the Government's response will be available on the Department for Transport's website at and in the Libraries of both Houses. A number of changes have been made to the roads in the ORN in the light of those responses. The Government's response also sets out the Olympic Delivery Authority's plans, starting this summer, to engage and consult with residents, businesses and other stakeholders on the design, implementation and operation of the traffic management measures to be applied on the ORN roads during the Games.

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