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Mr. Robert McCartney: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make the requirements for entry by British dependent territory passport holders from Montserrat to the United Kingdom, the same as for such people from Gibraltar and the Falklands. 
Mr. Redmond: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list for each of his executive agencies for the last financial year in respect of overseas travel by staff of the agency (a) the cost, (b) the countries visited and (c) the posts held by the staff involved. 
In the cases of the Prison Service and the Forensic Science Service, some of the overseas visits listed were funded by bodies other than these agencies, and for these visits, costs are not available:
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Countries visited: Albania, Belarus, Croatia, Denmark, Poland, Holland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany, USA, Israel, Sweden, Russia, Romania, Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, Cambodia.
Posts: Senior staff from Prison Service Headquarters, Area Managers, Governors and Prison Officers.
United Kingdom Passport Agency
Countries visited: Canada, Zimbabwe, Australia.
Posts: Chief Executive, Director of Systems and Director of Operations.
Fire Service College
Countries visited: Portugal, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Bahrain, Azerbaijan, Norway, West Indies, Abu Dhabi, France, Oman, Spain, USA, Hong Kong, China, Hungary, South Africa, Mauritius, India, Brunei, Malaysia, Austria, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, Philippines, Taiwan, Macau.
Posts: Chief Executive, Commandant, Dean, Sales and Marketing Director, International Sales and Marketing Manager, International Marketing Sales Executive, Teaching staff (Civil Service), Teaching staff (Fir Brigade seconded).
Forensic Science Service
Countries visited: Sweden, USA, Germany, France, Portugal, Italy, Taiwan, India, Eire, Spain, Holland, South Africa, Singapore.
Posts: Chief Executive, Director of Operations, Director of Service Development, Drug Intelligence Unit, Research Scientists, caseworkers and team leaders.
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Mr. Redmond: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if the population in Doncaster prison will reach its design maximum within the next 12 months; and if he will make a statement. 
Letter from Alan Walker to Mr. Martin Redmond, dated 30 November 1995.
The Home Secretary has asked me, in the absence of the Director General from the office, to reply to your recent Question about whether the population in Doncaster prison will reach its design maximum within the next twelve months.
Doncaster prison has a certified normal accommodation level of 771 prisoners. This was reached within three months of it opening on 20 June 1995.
Mr Redmond: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners in (a) category A and (b) each sub-category of category A are currently held in prisons in England and Wales. 
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Letter from Alan Walker to Mr. Martin Redmond, dated 30 November 1995:
The Home Secretary has asked me, in the absence of the Director General from the office, to reply to your recent Question about the number of prisoners in category A and each sub-category of category A held in prisons in England and Wales.
On 24 November 1995 there were 823 category A prisoners held in prisons in England and Wales with the following escape risk classifications:
Classification Number of prisoners
Exceptional risk 16
High risk 157
Standard risk 650
Mr. Alton: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what intention Her Majesty's Government have of introducing extra-territorial legislation for sex crimes against children abroad, along the lines of that introduced by other western countries. 
Mr. Maclean: We have made clear on previous occasions--12 July, Official Report, column 600--that we do not believe that legislation which extended the jurisdiction of our courts to enable them to deal with sexual offences committed against children abroad would be an effective way to tackle the problem of sex tourism.
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Letter from Alan Walker to Mr. Gerry Steinberg, dated 30 November, 1995:
The Home Secretary has asked me, in the absence of the Director General from the office, to reply to your recent Question about the number of prisoners known to have committed further offences when on home leave.
Home leave as such and other temporary release schemes were replaced by a new system of release on temporary licence on 25 April this year.
Information about the number of prisoners who commit further offences while temporarily released is not recorded centrally, because of the practical difficulty in obtaining consistent and reliable information from police forces, both in this country and abroad, in time to be recorded on a prisoner's record. Due to the length of time that some cases can take to resolve within the judicial process, it is possible that some prisoners will have been discharged from prison by the time that information on further convictions becomes available.