HC Deb 27 April 1998 vol 311 c10W
Fiona Mactaggart

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people were shot dead by police officers in 1997; and of those, how many were(a) unarmed, (b) armed with a replica gun and (c) armed with a gun; [38463]

(2) how many of those people who were shot dead by police officers in each of the years 1989 to 1996 were (a) armed with a replica gun, (b) armed with a knife and (c) armed with a gun; [38464]

(3) in how many cases of fatal shootings by the police in each year since 1981 the Police Complaints Authority has issued a certificate of satisfaction in connection with its inquiry. [38466]

Mr. Michael

The information is given in the table.

Ambulance Trusts and Acute Trusts providing accident and emergency services, in line with other National Health Service organisations, are making every effort to ensure their computer systems are millennium compliant by 31 December 1998. In particular, ambulance command and control systems have been given a very high priority in determining their compliance status and in undertaking the necessary replacements or upgrades. However, in some cases, it may not be possible to complete the latter until the first quarter of 1999.

MISC4, the Ministerial Group on the Millennium Date Change, is continuing to give priority to preparing the national infrastructure, including the emergency services, for the new millennium. I refer the hon. Member to the answer my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Swansea, East (Mr. Anderson) on 30 March 1998, Official Report, columns 374–76.

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