HC Deb 09 February 2001 vol 362 cc744-5W
Miss Geraldine Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will set out, including statistical information, the effect on the Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2 May 1997. [149127]

Mr. Charles Clarke

The Home Office is working to build a safe, just and tolerant society in which the rights and responsibilities of individuals, families and communities are properly balanced, and the protection and security of the public are maintained. Detailed information on the impact of Home Office policies across the full range of responsibilities is set out in Home Office annual reports. A copy of the most recent report, Home Office annual report 1999–2000, is available in the Library.

The impact of Home Office policies and actions is not normally examined by constituency and the statistics which the Department collects, such as recorded crime, cannot be matched in the way requested although set out below are examples relating to the Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency or the immediate locality:

Under the crime reduction programme, the following amounts have been awarded to Morecambe and Lunesdale: reducing burglary £53,600 (Morecambe closed circuit television (CCTV) £144,000

Schemes reducing burglary initiative—a project under round one of the reducing burglary initiative was awarded £53,600 to tackle burglary in the Morecambe area. An application for further funding for the Morecambe area under round three has been received and is currently under consideration. The initiative has a lot of partnership working between the police and other agencies and is based around the following interventions: Alarms Improved Fencing in the area Improved Lighting CCTV—two schemes were awarded a total of £144,000 under the first round of the CCTV Initiative.

Acceptances for permanent residence in the United Kingdom, 1990–99
Number of persons
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
All acceptances1 53,200 53,900 52,570 55,640 55,010 55,480 61,730 58,720 69,790 97,120
Refugees and persons given exceptional leave to remain2 1,130 990 1,780 3,990 3,290 1,600 4,200 4,830 6,680 22,500
of which:
Recognised refugees2,3 930 750 1,280 2,850 2,260 680 1,120 2,400 4,270 22,500
Persons given exceptional leave to remain2 200 240 500 1,140 1,030 920 3,080 2,430 2,410
All other acceptances1 52,070 52,910 50,790 51,650 51,720 53,880 57,530 53,890 63,110 74,620
1 Includes spouses and dependants
2 Accepted in own right (excludes spouses and dependants)
3 Includes refugees from South East Asia and their dependants and persons granted settlement under measures aimed at reducing the pre-July 1993 backlog as announced in the White Paper in July 1998


Table 6.3 of the Control of Immigration: Statistics United Kingdom 1999

Information for 2000 should be published in June 2001