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The House authorities estimate that the contracts were some £160,000 more expensive than they would have been, which amounts to about 1 per cent of the average summer works spend, and is due mainly to the need to accelerate work on certain areas required by Members during the sittings.
Baroness Amos: Invest Northern Ireland has had no direct contact with IKEA regarding an investment within the retail sector in Northern Ireland. No financial assistance has been extended to IKEA as the retail sector is not within Invest Northern Ireland's remit for support.
Baroness Amos: Minutes of all commission meetings from 1 March 1999 to the present are available on the commissions's website www.nihrc.org. Each set of minutes lists those commissioners who attended each meeting. Since 2003, the attendance of each commissioner has also been recorded in the commission's annual report (laid before this House in July 2003).
The commission is required by paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 7 to the Northern Ireland Act 1998 to submit an annual report to the Secretary of State. The report shows how the commission has performed its functions during the year in accordance with its statutory role and responsibilities. The Secretary of State is required to lay a copy of this report before Parliament.
Baroness Amos: In 1996 the Senior Salaries Review Body recommended that Parliamentary pay and allowances should be reviewed every three years, commencing in 2000. In line with this recommendation my right honourable friend the Prime Minister has recently written to John Baker, the Chairman of the Senior Salaries Review Body, asking the body to report next year.
|Full Representatives||Substitute Representatives|
|Tony Lloyd MP (Leader)|
|Mr David Atkinson MP||Mr Tony Banks MP|
|Mr Malcolm Bruce MP||Baroness Billingham|
|Sir Sydney Chapman MP||Mr Peter Bottomley MP|
|Mr Tom Cox MP||Lord Burlison|
|Rt Hon Terry Davis MP||Rt Hon George Foulkes MP|
|Mr Bill Etherington MP||Ms Jane Griffiths MP|
|Mr Paul Flynn MP||Mr Michael Hancock CBE MP|
|Lord Judd||Baroness Hooper|
|Baroness Knight of Collingtree||Rt Hon Lord Kilclooney|
|Christine McCafferty MP||Mr Khalid Mahmood MP|
|Mr Kevin McNamara MP||Mr Humfrey Malins CBE MP|
|Mr Jin Marshall MP||Mr David Marshall MP|
|Mr Edward O'Hara MP||Mr Alan Meale MP|
|Lord Russell-Johnston||Mr Gordon Prentice MP|
|Sir Teddy Taylor MP||Miss Geraldine Smith MP|
|Mr John Wilkinson MP||Lord Tomlinson|
|Mr Jimmy Wray MP||Dr Rudolf Vis MP|
|Mr Robert Walter MP|
The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Scotland of Asthal): A comprehensive range of drug treatment services is available to drug misusers in prisons, including opiate misusers. These services include: detoxification (a clinical service which is available at all local/remand prisons); counselling, assessment, referral, advice and through-care services (CARATs)a low-level intervention that provides a gateway assessment, referral and support service to prisoners both within custody and upon their initial release and is available at all prisons; and intensive drug treatment programmes (60 of which are available across the prison estate).
Baroness Scotland of Asthal: The high intensity training programme is currently being run at Thorn Cross young offender institution. Funds were allocated from the Spending Review 2000 settlement to extend the programme to Deerbolt young offender institution. The planning for the extension and related reconstruction work is under way and the programme is planned to start in June 2004.
(a) the Criminal Justice Act 2003; and
(b) the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003; and if so, whether they will list such offences and the dates from which they are expected to come into effect.[HL86]
Baroness Scotland of Asthal: No new criminal offences were created by the Criminal Justice Act 2003. The Anti-social Behaviour Act created a number of new offences:
Closure of premises where drugs are used unlawfully
Remaining on or entering premises in contravention of a closure notice.
Obstructing a constable or authorised person acting under Section 1(6) (service of a closure notice) or Section 3(2) (entering the premises or doing anything reasonably necessary to secure the premises against entry).
Remaining on premises in respect of which a closure order has been made.
Entering the premises.
Dispersal of groups
Knowingly contravening a direction given under Section 30(4) (to disperse, to leave the relevant locality or prohibiting a return to the relevant locality).
Carrying an air weapon (whether loaded or not) or an imitation firearm in a public place without lawful authority or reasonable excuse.
Possession by a person under the age of 17 of an air weapon or ammunition for an air weapon.
Firing by a 14 to 16 year-old of an air weapon beyond the boundary of private land under the circumstances where he has the permission of the occupier to shoot unsupervised.
Possessing, purchasing or acquiring, or manufacturing, selling or transferring any air rifle, air gun or air pistol which uses, or is designed or adapted for use with, a self-contained gas cartridge system. If at the time that this provision comes into force, a person has such a weapon, it will be an offence to continue possession without a licence.
Permitting premises to be open without reasonable excuse in contravention of a closure order issued because a public nuisance is being caused by noise coming from the premises.
Selling an aerosol paint container to a person under the age of 16.
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