HC Deb 22 June 2004 vol 422 cc1367-8W
Mr. Damian Green

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to allow former Gurkhas to settle permanently in the UK; and if he will make a statement. [178203]

Mr. Browne

Officials from the Ministry of Defence, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Home Office are reviewing immigration policy in respect of Gurkhas who have served in the British Army. Ministers

This research indicates that most distraction burglaries occur in inner cities. Homes within a mile of trunk roads or motorways are more likely to be targeted, as are areas with a high concentration of older persons and lower value housing. Environmental risk factors associated with an increased risk of distraction burglary include homes in an obviously poor state of repair (neglected gardens and outside maintenance), or with front doors not visible to the street or neighbours.