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The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) has arranged for all police intelligence to be collated, assessed and disseminated by a National Public Order Intelligence Unit and, in addition, the appointment by ACPO of a national co-ordinator ensures a free flow of information between forces and consistency of approach in combating serious criminal activities of extremists.
Lord Bassam of Brighton: Until 1947, when the garrisons were withdrawn, the offices of Lieutenant Governor in Jersey and Guernsey were military ones and their salaries and other emoluments were paid by the War Office. Since then, those appointed as Lieutenant Governors have all been senior retired officers of the armed forces. In the Isle of Man, since 1945 the Lieutenant Governors have been either retired officers of the armed forces or members, or retired members, of the Colonial Service or the Diplomatic Service.
Lord Bassam of Brighton: Jersey and Guernsey are separate jurisdictions, with their own legislatures, legal systems and judiciaries. It would not be appropriate to have a single Lieutenant Governor for the two bailiwicks.
Lord Bassam of Brighton: Crown Servants, both serving and past, are under a duty of confidentiality regarding the information they obtain during the course of their service. The procedure for former members of the security and intelligence agencies requires that they obtain clearance before publishing anything relating to the work of the agencies.
What research they have undertaken to examine the financial impact of criminal record checks on the voluntary sector; and whether the report will be published.[HL2628]
Lord Bassam of Brighton: We are implementing Part V through the establishment of the Criminal Records Bureau. When the bureau comes into operation it will be expected to recover its costs through charges for the certificates that it will issue, on application, to individuals. It will be for employers and organisations to decide whether to reimburse the cost. Until the bureau's operating costs have been determined it will not be possible to fix the charges. We have made clear our determination to keep the cost as low as possible.
Before we introduce regulations which will set the price of certificates, we shall carry out a regulatory impact assessment, in consultation with bodies affected by the fees to be charged by the bureau, including representative of voluntary and volunteering organisations. This will provide a thorough and up-to-date assessment of the implications. We shall make the results available.
The Minister of State, Cabinet Office (Lord Falconer of Thoroton): Since 1994, 137 civil servants have attended a one-day course at the Civil Service College on this subject. This topic is also covered as an integral part of a number of other college courses.
Lord Falconer of Thoroton: The Department for Regional Development received a corporate and business plan for the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company and Translink for the period 2000 to 2003 on 29 February 2000.
Lord Falconer of Thoroton: I am pleased to announce that the Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Commission (AEBC) is being launched today with Professor Malcolm Grant, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, as chair.
The commission will provide the Government with independent strategic advice on biotechnology issues that have an impact on agriculture and the environment, including ethical and acceptability issues. It will report to the Minister for the Cabinet Office and to my colleagues in the devolved administrations. Its members have a breadth of backgrounds and skills ranging from experience of consumer and green issues to farming, science, ethics and industry. A complete list of the members and the commission's terms of reference have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.
|Year||Airman target||Airman achievement||Airman shortfall||Officer & airman aircrew target||Officer & airman aircrew achievement||Officer & airman aircrew shortfall|
|1995-96||2,284||2,114 (92.5%)||170||530||487 (91.9%)||43|
|1996-97||2,650||2,324 (87.7%)||326||633||533 (87.4%)||80|
|1997-98||3,600||3,232 (89.8%)||368||833||723 (86.8%)||110|
|1998-99||3,728||3,682 (98.8%)||46||894||778 (87.02%)||116|
|1999-2000*||3,617||3,568 (98.7%)||49||1,022||928 (90.8%)||94|
* 1999-2000 still to be ratified.