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Lord McIntosh of Haringey: My department has no plans to publish a strategy for sports tourism. However, on 11 January, the British Tourist Authority launched their Sports Tourism Action Plan for Britain together with Janet Anderson, Minister for Tourism and Kate Hoey, Minister for Sport.
|Unlawful marketing of knives--Selling or hiring [s1 (4)(a)]|
|Unlawful marketing of knives--Offers or exposes to sell or hire [s 1 (4)(b)]|
|Publication of any written, pictorial or other material in connection with the marketing of any knife--the material suggests or indicates that the knife is suitable for combat [s 2 (1)(a)]|
For Scotland, such offences are not separately identifiable within the Scottish Executive's classification database of crimes and offences.
For Northern Ireland, there have been no prosecutions brought under the Act up to
31 December 1997. Data on prosecutions from January 1998 are not available.
When they intend to introduce legislation to reform the Offences Against the Person Act 1861.[HL642]
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Lord Bassam of Brighton: In January last year, we set up a small working group, including attendance centre representatives and other experts, to consider the centres' future operation. It made a number of useful proposals for reform of their management and operation, including developing more individual programmes to tackle offending problems.
For the 84 junior attendance centres we have decided to combine reforms on these lines with organisational changes to match the philosophy of the youth justice reforms launched in the Government's November 1997 White Paper No More Excuses--A New Approach to Tackling Youth Crime in England and Wales.
From April 2000, the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales will take over from the Home Office the central responsibility for commissioning and funding junior attendance centres. The board will invite youth offending teams to start taking over as local agents for these centres from April, that is generally from chief officers of police. Close liaison with the police will continue, through police membership of youth offending teams. The local changes will be made first in a number of pilot areas. They will also be invited to develop the centres' programmes in line with the working group's principles, and liaise with the courts to ensure centres play an appropriate role in the new range of youth justice disposals.
Senior attendance centres, which cater mainly for offenders aged 18 to 24, will remain the responsibility of the Home Office nationally and the police locally. Their future operation will be reviewed in the context of the adult sentencing framework.
Lord Bassam of Brighton: My right honourable friend, the Home Secretary, has today laid before the House the Police Grant Report (England and Wales) 2000-01 (HC 169). The report sets out his determination for 2000-01 of the aggregate amount of grants that he proposes to pay under Section 46(2) of the Police Act 1996, and the amount to be paid to each police authority including the Receiver for the Metropolitan Police District.
Funding allocations for each police authority in England for 2000-01 are set out in the table. The table also shows allocations approved by Parliament for 1999-2000. Final funding allocations for police authorities in Wales will be announced shortly when the National Assembly for Wales publishes standard spending assessment determinations for Welsh authorities.
|Police Authority||1999/2000 Allocation1 £ million||2000/01 Allocation1 £ million|
|English Shire forces|
|Avon & Somerset||168.4||173.7|
|Devon & Cornwall||174.3||178.9|
|English Metropolitan forces|
|Metropolitan Police2, 1||1,743.9||1,731.2|
|City of London3||55.4||56.4|
1 Rounded to the nearest £100,000. The Allocation is the sum of: Police Grant, Transitional Grant, Police SSA, Capital Finance SSA, SSA Reduction Grant and Central Support Protection Grant.
2 Figure for the Metropolitan Police does not include funding allocated to the Receiver under the Environmental, Protective and Cultural Services SSA for school crossing patrols, Magistrates' Courts and the Probation Service. It does include its Special Payment.
3 Figure for the City includes Police SSA, Grant and SSA Reduction Grant, but excludes other SSAs (eg Capital Financing) and Central Support Protection Grant. These are allocated to the Common Council of the City of London as a whole in respect of all its functions.
4 These authorities will be affected by the changes to police force boundaries around London on 1 April 2000. To provide comparison. Indicative 1999-2000 totals for these authorities as on the new boundaries are Essex: £169.8 million, Hertfordshire: £114.3 million, Surrey: £113.6 million and Metropolitan Police: £1701.9 million.