HL Deb 28 July 1982 vol 434 cc345-6WA
Lord Campbell of Alloway

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What progress has been made in implementing the recommendations in the Review of Government Statistical Services (Cmnd 8236].

Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Acts 1974 and 1976 (Issue No. 14/82), published on 27th July, a copy of which has been placed in the Library of the House.

Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many persons have been arrested in Northern Ireland under the Emergency Provisions and Prevention of Terrorism Acts during each of the last five years and in any subsequent period; how many have been subsequently charged with scheduled offences and other offences; and how many have been found guilty.

The Earl of Gowrie

This information is not readily available in the form sought by the noble Lord but that available is as follows:

Baroness Young

Savings identified by the review and worth £10 million a year were implemented as planned by April this year. Further savings worth at least £6 million a year will be implemented by April 1984. A few remaining recommendations from the review are still subject to further study and wider consultation. Work on establishing a budget framework for departments' statistical tasks is largely complete. This is enabling changes in statistical activity and expenditure to be monitored and further improvements in efficiency sought. For this good progress towards a more efficient and effective Statistical Service thanks are largely due to the efforts of members of the service.