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Lord Kennet asked Her Majesty's Government:

Lord Clinton-Davis: The government are working for an MAI which will be consistent with sustainable development. NGOs have raised some concerns about the environmental impact of the MAI. These are being addressed in the negotiations, in part through an environmental review requested by the UK.

Rapid Draw Lotteries

Earl Peel asked Her Majesty's Government:

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Williams of Mostyn): We do not have a precise answer. Some jurisdictions ban all or most forms of gambling. Others, particularly in Europe, North America and Australia, allow state lotteries, some with and some without rapid draws.

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The 1997 World Lottery Almanac shows that 2.4 per cent. of lottery sales worldwide in 1996 were for keno, a type of lottery game which includes regular and fast draws.

Home Office: Recruitment

Lord Peston asked Her Majesty's Government:

    What information on recruitment the Home Office is required to publish and whether they will make this information available for 1996.

Lord Williams of Mostyn: The Civil Service Order in Council 1995 authorises the Civil Service Commissioners to require departments and agencies to publish summary information about their recruitment and the use of permitted exceptions to the principles of fair and open competition and selection on merit.

The number of staff recruited to the central Home Office, including outstations, during 1996 is shown in the following tables. There were two permitted exceptions to fair and open competition and selection on merit in 1996, and this information was published in the Home Office Annual Report 1997.

Central Home Office (Including the Immigration and Nationality Department)

Number of appointmentsNumber of women appointedNumber appointed from ethnic minoritiesNumber of disabled staff appointed
Senior Civil Service(1)3000
Non Industrial Grades3882116814
Industrial Grades31*0

(1) All recruitment to the Senior Civil Service throughout the Home Office is carried out by the Central Personnel Management Unit.

* Below 5.


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Prison Service(1)

Number of appointmentsNumber of women appointedNumber appointed from ethnic minoritiesNumber of disabled staff appointed
Non Industrial Grades2,246915947
Industrial Grades19138*1

(1) As the Prison Service is in the process of transferring over to a new computerised personnel system, there may be inaccuracies in the information provided.

* Below 5.


Passport Agency

Number of appointmentsNumber of women appointedNumber appointed from ethnic minoritiesNumber of disabled staff appointed
Non Industrial Grades297209150
Industrial Grades0000

Fire Service College

Number of appointmentsNumber of women appointedNumber appointed from ethnic minoritiesNumber of disabled staff appointed
Non Industrial Grades322201
Industrial Grades1000

Forensic Science Service Recruitment

Number of appointmentsNumber of women appointedNumber appointed from ethnic minoritiesNumber of disabled staff appointed
Non Industrial Grades186103293
Industrial Grades0000



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