HC Deb 05 December 1980 vol 995 cc197-8W
Mr. Field

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list those reports from Royal Commissions, official departmental committees or from ad hoc advisory groups established by his Department which have been published during the past 10 years by his Department—either totally or jointly with other Departments—and which have yet to be debated in the House.

Mr. Whitelaw

It is not possible without disproportionate cost to provide completely reliable information on November in each year from 19776 to 1981, the rise in index of average earnings in each year from 1976 to 1981 to November, and the percentage increase in the real value of both short-term and long-term benefit each year from 1976 to 1981.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

The information requested for the years 1976–1979 is as follows:

this matter, but departmental records show that the following reports have not been the subject of a debate in the House.

Working Party on Habitual Drunken Offenders. (Chairman: T. G. Weiler) 1971.

Review of Procedures for the Discharge and Supervision of Psychiatric Patients subject to Special Restriction. (By Sir Carl Aarvold, Professor Sir Denis Hill and Mr. G. P. Newton) (Cmnd. 5191) 1973.

Working Party on Adjudication Procedures in Prisons (Chairman: T. G. Weiler) 1975.

Committee on Mentally Abnormal Offenders. (Chairman: Rt. Hon. Lord Butler of Saffron Walden) (Cmnd. 6244) 1975

Advisory Group on the Law of Rape. (Chairman: Hon. Mrs. Justice Heilbron) (Cmnd. 6352) 1975.

Working Party on Vagrancy and Street Offences (Chairman: A. J. E. Brennan) 1976.

Committee on Feasibility of an Experiment in the Taperecording of Police Interrogation. (Chairman: W. N. Hyde) (Cmnd. 6630) 1976.

Return to an Order of the House of Commons dated April 26 1976, for Report to the Secretary of State for the Home Department of the Departmental Committee on Evidence of Identification in Criminal Cases. (Chairman: Rt. Hon. Lord Devlin) 1976.

Working Party on Water Safety. (Chairman: J. McIntyre) 1977.

Committee on Data Protection. (Chairman: Sir Norman Lindop) (Cmnd. 7341) 1979.

Committee of Inquiry on the Police. Report III. The structure and Role of Police Staff Associations. (Chairman: The Rt. Hon. Lord Edmund Davies) (Cmnd. 7633) 1979.

Committee on Obscenity and Film Censorship. (Chairman: Professor Bernard Williams) (Cmnd. 7772) 1979.

Two studies concerning the British Broadcasting Corporation. (Financing of the BBC). 1. The BBC's forward planning. 2. Methods of payment of the television licence fee 1979.