§ Lord Donaldson of Kingsbridge
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the proposed Bills on paedophiles and stalkers were in draft form on 29th October 1996, and whether either or both will be introduced into the House of Lords before the Christmas Recess.
§ The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Blatch)
No, but preparation of the Bills is well advanced, and we will introduce them as soon as possible. The date of introduction of these Bills into this House depends on decisions about which House should consider the Bills first and, if they are first considered in another place, on the speed of their passage through that House.