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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/.

NHS: Foundation Trusts

Question

Asked by Lord Warner

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;

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acquisition of Bedfordshire and Luton Partnership NHS Trust;merger of NHS Richmond and Twickenham and NHS Hounslow provider services arms; andtransfer of NHS Barking and Dagenham community health services business to North East London Foundation Trust.

NHS: Independent Sector

Question

Asked by Lord Warner

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.

Northern Ireland: Bill of Rights

Question

Asked by Lord Kilclooney

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.

Olympic Games 2012

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Asked by Lord Dykes



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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.

Overseas Territories: South Atlantic Federation

Question

Asked by Lord Jones of Cheltenham

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.

Passports

Question

Asked by Lord Marlesford

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.



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YearTotalsNo. of Lost PassportsNo. of Stolen PassportsOther

2005

286,988

230,011

45,709

11,268

2006

290,996

237,879

41,830

11,287

2007

303,572

251,751

41,393

10,428

2008

296,018

249,261

38,120

8,637

2009

272,963

232,852

32,276

7,835

DeliveriesLost/stolenLosses as percentage of deliveries

Feb 05-Jan 06

6 774 367

1,042

0.015

Feb 06-Jan 07

6 637 242

727

0.011

Feb 07-Jan 08

6 189 465

717

0.012

Feb 08-Jan 09

5 592 994

654

0.012

Feb 09-Sep 09

4 237 267

327

0.008

Powers of Entry etc. Bill [HL]

Question

Asked by Lord Selsdon

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.

Primary



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YearStatuteDepartment responsibleNo. of powersRepealed

1984

Building Act 1984

DCLG

2

1960

Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960

DCLG

2

1950

City of London (Various Powers) Act 1950

DCLG

1

1961

City of London (Various Powers) Act 1961

DCLG

1

1965

City of London (Various Powers) Act 1965

DCLG

2

1977

City of London (Various Powers) Act 1977

DCLG

1

1965

Compulsory Purchase Act 1965

DCLG

2

2004

Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004

DCLG

3

1968

Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1968

DCLG

1

1981

Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1981

DCLG

1

1984

Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1984

DCLG

2

1985

Housing Act 1985

DCLG

8

1996

Housing Act 1996

DCLG

2

2004

Housing Act 2004

DCLG

6

1927

Landlord and Tenant Act 1927

DCLG

1

1985

Landlord and Tenant Act 1985

DCLG

2

1993

Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993

DCLG

3

1976

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976

DCLG

6

1982

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982

DCLG

5

1989

Local Government and Housing Act 1989

DCLG

1

1988

Local Government Finance Act 1988

DCLG

1

1992

Local Government Finance Act 1992

DCLG

2

1980

Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980

DCLG

1

1930

London Building Act 1930

DCLG

1

1939

London Building Acts (Amendment) Act 1939

DCLG

4

1912

London County Council (General Powers) Act 1912

DCLG

1

1920

London County Council (General Powers) Act 1920

DCLG

2

1948

London County Council (General Powers) Act 1948

DCLG

1

1949

London County Council (General Powers) Act 1949

DCLG

2

1956

London County Council (General Powers) Act 1956

DCLG

1

1957

London County Council (General Powers) Act 1957

DCLG

5

1959

London County Council (General Powers) Act 1959

DCLG

3

1963

London County Council (General Powers) Act 1963

DCLG

3

1991

London Local Authorities Act 1991

DCLG

1

1995

London Local Authorities Act 1995

DCLG

4

1996

London Local Authorities Act 1996

DCLG

1

2004

London Local Authorities Act 2004

DCLG

2

1985

Mineral Workings Act 1985

DCLG

2

1841

Ordnance Survey Act 1841

DCLG

1

1996

Party Wall etc Act 1996

DCLG

2

1990

Planning (Hazardous Substances) Act 1990

DCLG

2

1990

Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990

DCLG

2

1974

Prices Act 1974

DCLG

1

1991

Property Misdescriptions Act 1991

DCLG

2

1978

Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978

DCLG

1

1990

Town and Country Planning Act 1990

DCLG

13

1984

Video Recordings Act 1984

DCLG

2

1985

Weights and Measures Act 1985

DCLG

2


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