HC Deb 08 March 2002 vol 381 cc573-4W
Miss McIntosh

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent representations she has received concerning eligibility for the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal; what criteria will be used for allocating them; to which categories they will be awarded; and if she will make a statement. [37633]

Tessa Jowell

The medal is being issued to serving members of the Armed Forces and Royal Fleet Auxiliary and to the "999" emergency services. Eligibility is restricted to those who completed a

Serial Number Formal Title Purpose of Order
S.I./2001/223 The Broadcasting (Limit on the Holding of Licences to Provide Television Multiplex Services) Order 2001 Order changed the limit on the number of licences to provide television multiplex services that a person could hold so as to remove the existing restrictions. The purpose was to remove an unnecessary impediment to developments in the digital terrestrial television industry.
S.I./2001/411 The European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production (Amendment) Order 2001* Order added more European countries to the list of countries from which film producers would be eligible to co-produce cinema films with British film producers under the Council of Europe's European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production in order to obtain the fiscal benefits available in the UK for British films.
S.I./2001/772 The Wireless Telegraphy (Television Licences Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 Regulations brought into effect certain increases in television licence fees and made amendments to the various easy payment schemes, and also made amendments relating to free television licences for people aged 75 or over.
S.I.2001/1404 The New Opportunities Fund (Specification of Initiatives) Order 2001 Order specified new initiatives for the New Opportunities Fund, a Lottery distributor, to support in areas concerned or connected with health, education and the environment.
S.I./2001/2378 The Broadcasting (Subtitling) Order 2001 Order amended Section 20(3)(a) of the Broadcasting Act 1996 to increase from 50 to 80 the specified percentage in relation to subtitling for the deaf on digital programme services. This means that the relevant code published by the Independent Television Commission must require that, as of the tenth anniversary of the date of commencement of the provision of any digital programme service, at least 80 per cent, of that service's non-excluded programmes in each week must be accompanied by such subtitling.
S.I./2001/2372 The Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) Order 2001 Under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 the Secretary of State may designate sports grounds with accommodation for more than 10,000 spectators, and football grounds occupied by Football League or FA Premier League clubs with accommodation for more than 5,000 spectators, as requiring a safety certificate from a local authority. Safety certificates contain such terms and conditions as local authorities consider necessary or expedient to secure reasonable safety at the ground. This Order designates the new City of Manchester Stadium, three football grounds occupied by new members of the Football League and one ground newly occupied by a Premier League club for these purposes.
S.I./2001/2373 The Football Spectators (Seating) Order 2001 Under the Football Spectators Act 1989, the Football Licensing Authority grants licences to allow spectators to be admitted to premises at which designated football matches are held, which include football matches played at the home ground of Football League and FA Premier League clubs. The Secretary of State may direct the FLA to include seating requirements in any licence. The Secretary of State's policy is that all football clubs in the top two divisions are required to have all-seater

minimum of five years' reckonable service on 6 February 2002—the 50th anniversary of the Queen's Accession. The detailed criteria for distribution are being worked out. I have recently received a number of representations from hon. and right hon. Members on behalf of the Prison Officers' Association who believe that their members should also receive the medal Members of the Prison Service are not eligible because they are not a "999" emergency service.