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Political Asylum Claimants

Volume 403: debated on Tuesday 8 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions his Department has had with Gosport borough council concerning the possible use of the Daedalus site as an accommodation centre for political asylum claimants. [107682]

[holding answer 7 April 2003]: I met the Leader and Chief Executive of Gosport borough council on 20 March. There have been four further meetings between representatives of my Department and Gosport borough council since February.

Force31 March 199731 March 199831 March 199931 March 200031 March 200131 March 200230 September 2002
Avon and Somerset490493493507501488476
Bedfordshire499509530541543529522
Cambridgeshire533545559582559536508
Cheshire478480474489491478474
Cleveland383376393396395381364
Cumbria429422437455470446439
Derbyshire535543549546534529486
Devon and Cornwall538521537549535520502
Dorset529521538529511506495
Durham416401388390380376358
Essex1509517527547558553541
Gloucestershire488504507500479478482
Greater Manchester373371378379373358338
Hampshire505502507518518513495
Hertfordshire1488496506497543576544
Humberside435439448457460428411
Kent476479489491478476460
Lancashire439437439449438433419
Leicestershire474468466466460447443
Lincolnshire511517544559523529534
City of London2
Merseyside337337336345344340331
Metropolitan Police1272281284293285273260
Norfolk540544567572561548539
Northamptonshire509517537551537516525
Northumbria391381372376368360345
North Yorkshire546537552578573532535
Nottinghamshire444444464468454443424
South Yorkshire413410412412407407394
Staffordshire478461474489498497483
Suffolk557558560586596565545
Surrey1479483472441522543533
Sussex474491522531531526510
Thames valley554547557561571566546
Warwickshire539542555563548526503
West Mercia546556556602585568566
West Midlands371369359365354341325
West Yorkshire404409424438439434416
Wiltshire512513521542545530526
Dyfed Powys472476466461456426427
Gwent364451447441437418416
North Wales481470472469455438443
South Wales447413415424394387380
Total of 43 forces414417422430427416402
Total including secondments408410414422419409396
1 These forces have been affected by the boundary changes which took place in April 2000.
2 The population per police officer for City of London is included in the Metropolitan Police.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received about the Police Pensions (Amendment) Regulations. [107786]

The Police Pension (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2003, which came into force on 1 April, amended certain provisions in the Police Pensions Regulations 1987 in order to underpin the new procedures agreed by the Police Negotiating Board on 30 January for the fairer and more consistent management of ill-health retirement. We consulted the Police Negotiating Board on the draft amendment