HC Deb 25 April 2001 vol 367 c285W
Miss Widdecombe

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions, and on what dates,(a) he and (b) other Ministers in his Department have met Lord Birt in his capacity as an adviser on crime; and if he will make a statement about the contribution of Lord Birt to his Department's policies. [158238]

Mr. Straw

I met Lord Birt on two occasions on 25 May and again on 15 December 2000. My right hon. Friend and my hon. Friend the Ministers of State met Lord Birt on 17 October. These meetings focused on analysing existing data on offenders, offences and victims and crime reduction.

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