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Details of incidents of data loss reported to the Information Commissioner, including the number of people potentially affected, have been reported in the annual report and accounts since 2007-08. Copies of the annual report are available on the MoD internet site at the following link: http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/AboutDefence/CorporatePublications/AnnualReports/.
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Baroness Thornton): The Co-operation and Competition Panel began operations in January 2009 and has received the following merger cases involving National Health Service organisations:merger of Croydon Primary Care Trust's (PCT's) provider services arm and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust;transfer of Buckinghamshire PCT's provider services arm to Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust;East London NHS Foundation Trust proposals to acquire Newham PCT's provider services arm;merger of South-East Essex's provider services arm and Mid-Essex's provider services arm;merger of Ealing PCT's provider services arm, Harrow PCT's provider services arm and Ealing Hospital NHS Trust;merger of NHS Lewisham's provider services arm with Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust;merger of Portsmouth's provider services arm and Southampton City's provider services arm;merger of Bexley Care Trust with Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and South London Healthcare Trusts;transfer of services from Derby City Provider Services to Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust;merger of West Sussex Provider Services and South Downs Health NHS Trust;
To ask Her Majesty's Government on what grounds the Department of Health has instructed primary care trusts in the east of England that they cannot seek service providers from outside the National Health Service; and whether ministers will allow the Co-operation and Collaboration Panel to complete its examination of cases of community services changes of provider that it has been instructed by the Department of Health to cease. [HL2574]
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Baroness Thornton): The department has not instructed primary care trusts in the east of England that they cannot procure services from independent and third sector providers or instructed the Co-operation and Competition Panel to cease any investigations.
To ask Her Majesty's Government why the public consultation period for a bill of rights for Northern Ireland has been extended to 31 March; how many responses had been received from individuals at the conclusion of the initial consultation period; and how many (a) daily newspapers, and (b) weekly newspapers, the original public consultation invitation was advertised in. [HL2516]
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon: The Bill of Rights consultation period was extended by four weeks to 31 March following receipt of requests from consultees for an extension to the deadline, to allow more time for those individuals and organisations that wish to respond to the consultation to do so.
By 1 March, 84 detailed responses from individuals and organisations and 479 mailshot responses had been received. The launch of the public consultation was advertised in the three main daily newspapers in Northern Ireland, the Belfast Telegraph, Irish News and News Letter.
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask the Olympic Delivery Authority formally to respond to the recent National Audit Office report on co-ordination between bodies responsible for the 2012 Olympic Games. [HL2402]
Lord Davies of Oldham: The National Audit Office report was addressed at the oral evidence session of the Public Accounts Committee on Monday 8 March. Should the committee subsequently publish a report, it will be for the Government to respond formally.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the advantages of forming a south Atlantic federation of overseas territories for the Falkland Islands and St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. [HL2587]
The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead): The Falkland Islands is one overseas territory of the United Kingdom and St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha are another. This was confirmed by new constitutions for both territories that were negotiated in 2008 and 2009, following extensive consultations on all the islands.
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many United Kingdom passports were reported (a) lost, and (b) stolen, during each of the past five calendar years; and how many of those were lost in transit between the Identity and Passport Service and the recipient. [HL2465]
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord West of Spithead): The attached table sets out the total number of UK passports that have been recorded as lost, stolen or recovered since 2005. The category "other" is used by the Identity and Passport Service predominantly when a passport is declared damaged or destroyed.
The second table attached sets out how many new passports were recorded as lost or stolen in transit during the delivery process for the past five years. These figures are incorporated into the lost and stolen figures in the first table attached.
The periods in the table above reflect the commencement of the current secure delivery arrangements in February 2004. IPS is still collating the data for the period since September 2009, but the indications are that the fall in the rate of loss is continuing. This is attributed to the use of handheld GPS units to support deliveries, introduced at the end of 2008.
|Year||Totals||No. of Lost Passports||No. of Stolen Passports||Other|
|Deliveries||Lost/stolen||Losses as percentage of deliveries|
To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on
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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Department for Work and Pensions (Lord McKenzie of Luton): The Department for Communities and Local Government is responsible for 117 powers of entry through 48 Acts and one power of entry through one statutory instrument as set out in the table below.
|Year||Statute||Department responsible||No. of powers||Repealed|
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