§ Mr. Thurnham
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list for all local authority social services departments information available to him on the current status of applications by couples requiring home study assessments for the adoption of Romanian children.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
Information is not available in the form requested. All cases associated with entry clearance applications are kept under review by the Department. We are satisfied that local authorities are seeking to respond to requests in accordance with the Department's recent guidance as set out in CI(90)17, a copy of which is available in the Library.
HGVS examined at roadside Tachograph checks Dangerous goods (a) as percentage of total HGV fleet (a) (b) (c) 1987–88 228,370 1(16,921) 984,015 n.a. — 51 1988–89 322,645 1(24,301) 1,375,481 9,537 1(45) 70 1989–90 314,343 1(25,980) 1,629,881 10,213 1(84) 66 1 Figures in brackets are prohibitions/prosecutions.
n.a. Not available.
The police carry out additional roadside checks. Goods vehicle journeys in the United Kingdom are estimated at 238 million in 1987–88.
The main thrust of Health and Safety Executive inspection and enforcement policy on dangerous goods is to assess compliance during visits to premises.