§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to publish Lord Birt's report on crime. 
§ Mr. Blunkett
Lord Birt provides private advice to my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on a number of issues. In relation to crime and the criminal justice system, Lord Birt's advice is reflected in the Government's strategy document, "Criminal Justice: The Way Ahead" (Cm 5074), which was published on 26 February 2001.