HC Deb 26 March 2002 vol 382 c839W
Mr. Hancock

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many children have been killed after the Family Law Court granted unsupervised access to the parent or guardian in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. [46437]

Ms Rosie Winterton

Information about the number of child deaths during contact visits, where an application for contact or residence is outstanding, or where a residence or contact order is in force, is not available. The Ministerial Group on Domestic Violence is considering how to improve the inter-face between the family and criminal jurisdictions to track and record such instances. I have given an undertaking to the Women's Aid Federation of England to investigate cases in which they allege a child has been harmed during court ordered contact.

Key Performance Indicators and Targets 2002–03
Indicator Target 2002–03
Percentage of office copies and official search applications to be processed within two working days 98
Percentage of registrations to be processed within 20 working days 75
Percentage of registrations processed free of any error 98.5
Overall Satisfaction
Percentage of customers who, overall, are very satisfied/satisfied with the full range of services provided by the Land Registry Better than 94
Percentage return on average capital employed 6
Cost per unit in cash terms2 (real terms3) £29.53 (£23.10)
Percentage electronic delivery capability of the Land Registry's key services 60
Percentage take up of electronic services 50
Critical Action Points
Draft Rules under the Land Registration Act 2002 ready for consultation By July 2002
Carry out a major public consultation on the possible system for e-conveyancing and prepare a final report for ministers By February 2003
1 This is a milestone towards the HM Treasury-agreed cost per unit target for 2004–05 of £28.78 in cash terms (£21.43 in real terms).
2 Based on GDP deflator issued by HM Treasury on 20 December 2001 (base year 1992–93).
3 The real term unit cost in the base year of 1992–93 was £30.65.

Further details of HM Land Registry's targets are published in its Business Plan.