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The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Gilbert): The MoD protocol for the current programme of immunisation of UK forces in the Gulf region against anthrax stipulates a course of four doses of the UK licensed anthrax vaccine over a period of eight months--at 0, 3, 6 and 32 weeks. My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Defence and my honourable friend the Minister of State for the Armed Forces each received their first dose of anthrax vaccine on 3 March this year and are scheduled to receive the remaining doses at the prescribed intervals.
The Lord Chancellor (Lord Irvine of Lairg): I have directed that a comprehensive review of enforcement of civil court judgments be carried out. Its primary purpose will be to address public concern about the effectiveness of the present arrangements in enabling plaintiffs to enforce civil court judgments. The review will also continue the task, within the civil justice reform programme, of unifying the Rules of Court as between the High Court and county court.
To examine the information, advice and assistance currently available to creditors and debtors, to identify what changes would be necessary to enhance the effectiveness of the current methods of enforcement; and to make costed recommendations;
To review the powers of bailiffs (county court and private sector) to determine what changes to their powers would be needed to enhance the effective enforcement of civil court judgments and to increase uniformity; and to make costed recommendations;
To consider what amendment is needed for the successful implementation of Section 13 of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990; and to make costed recommendations;
To consider whether, and if so how, the present power to distrain for rent should be abolished (as recommended by the Law Commission); and to make costed recommendations;
To identify, in the light of the amended procedures and revised powers of bailiffs, the type of agent(s) or form of agency which should be responsible for carrying out those enforcement procedures; and to make costed recommendations;
To implement those recommendations accepted by the Lord Chancellor (including the production of a unified set of Rules of Court for enforcement); and
To gather the necessary data to make comparisons between the current and revised methods of enforcement and to evaluate the effectiveness of the project.
The Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Clinton-Davis): The statistics on export licences issued and refused for the second half of 1996 have been placed in the Library of the House today.
Whether they will ensure that a strategy is in place and fully funded to extend nurse prescribing to all
The Minister of State, Department of Health (Baroness Jay of Paddington): The Government will shortly announce their response to the evaluation of the current nurse prescribing pilots. We await the outcome of the Crown Review of Prescribing, Supply and Administration of Medicines, before any decisions are taken on extending prescribing rights to other groups of nurses.
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