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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport (Viscount Goschen): The Channel Tunnel Safety Authority has now published its sixth annual report, covering the period from 1 April 1993 to 31 March 1994. I have today arranged for copies to be placed in the Library of the House.
The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Blatch): Whether or not the Government agree with the views expressed by such groups, action will be taken against individual members if they break the law or if in the circumstances the use of immigration powers is warranted.
The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Chalker of Wallasey): The basis for the calculations to which the noble Lord refers was explained in my Answer to him of 9 May (col. WA4).
Regrettably, I have to advise the noble Lord that the revised table enclosed with my subsequent reply on 5 June 1995 (cols. WA8690) contained a further error in respect of Finland. A corrected table has been placed in the Libraries of the House. This places Finland in 12th position for frequency of violations of the convention, taking into account size of population and the length of time the right of individual petition has been accepted by each State Party. In consequence, France moves down to 13th position in the table, Portugal to 14th and the United Kingdom to 15th. The figures are intended only as a yardstick, however, and not as a precise statistical basis for comparison.
|State party||Population||Number of violations found by Court (at 29.3.95)||Date of acceptance of Art. 25||Number of years of acceptance of Art. 25||Violations per 100,000 at population per annum(71195.3")||Position|
(1195.3") Figures rounded to four, or where necessary, five decimal places.