HC Deb 08 April 1982 vol 21 c419W
Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list all of the recommendations that call for action by him of each of the reports made in this Parliament by the Select Committee on Home Affairs and indicate with respect to each recommendation the action he has taken.

Mr. Whitelaw

The full information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

The reports of the Select Committee on Home Affairs that contain recommendations are listed below, together with the replies setting out the Government's actions and intentions on specific recommendations.

Session 1979–80

  • Second Report: Race Relations and the "Sus" law (H.C.559).
  • The report was debated on 5 June 1980.—[(Vol. 985,c. 1763–1821.]
  • The Criminal Attempts Bill which repealed the "Sus" law was enacted on 27 July 1981.
  • Third Report: Deaths in Police Custody (H.C.631).
  • I replied by written answer to a question from the Chairman on 11 November 1980.—[Vol. 992, c. 149.]
  • Fifth Report: The Law Relating to Public Order (H.C.756).
  • The Government reply is still under consideration.

Session 1980–81

  • Third Report: Vagrancy Offences (H.C.271).
  • The Government reply (Cmnd. 8311) was published on 21 July 1981.
  • Fourth Report: The Prison Service (H.C.412).
  • The Government reply (Cmnd. 8446) was published on 8 December 1981.
  • Fifth Report: Racial Disadvantage (H.C.244).
  • The Government reply (Cmnd. 8476) was published on 26 January 1982.

Session 1981–82

  • First Report: The Commission for Racial Equality (H.C.46).
  • The Government reply will be published shortly.