Thursday, 8 April 2010

More on those arrest warrants

And more on whether HMG feels at all responsible in this matter.

On April 7 Hansard published the following Written Question from Lord Pearson of Rannoch:
To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answers by Lord West of Spithead on 19 November 2008 (WA 199) and 25 March 2010 (WA 324-5), how many British citizens have faced proceedings under the European arrest warrant; how many have been surrendered; and what accounts for any difference between the number arrested and the number deported.
Lord West answered on HMG's behalf:
On 19 November 2008, the Home Office replied to the noble Lord stating that, from 1 January 2004 up to 30 September 2008, 203 British citizens had been arrested pursuant to EAWs. 101 British nationals had subsequently been surrendered to other European member states pursuant to EAWs. Due to changes in late 2008 in the way the information was recorded it is not possible to provide figures for the remainder of 2008-09 without disproportionate effort. However, a new system introduced on 1 April 2009 will allow SOCA to provide more detailed figures once these have been validated.

The difference between the number of arrests compared with the number of surrenders over any period is due to the judicial processes in the UK. Once the subject has been arrested on the European arrest warrant, it can take from a matter of days to many months before the subject is surrendered to the requesting territory.
It would appear that HMG remains ignorant of the numbers and is not over-anxious to find out.

1 comment:

  1. I heard the UKIP leader saying that once on the seat of power, Britains membership in the European Union will be terminated. This move he claims will save us 3 billion pounds. He also claimed that the money will be used to provide 600 extra nurses to the NHS per day.

    I wish to add that he is profoundly misleading voters with his comments. The fact is that the NHS is recruitng nurses abroad simply because Britains new wave of undergraduates and graduates do not wish to work as nurses because the moral fibre and dedication is no longer there. People worked as nurses and dedicated their life saving lives in the 20's and 60's simply because they saw it as a way of serving God. Today the beleif is not there and the establishment has strugled to attract members of the public to participate in training.

    The wages in the NHS is very good and money should not be the case once it comes to saving lives, if you select and recruit the right individuals. If you recruit the wrong person to work as police officer, the person will not be dedicated and will walk away because of things like pay or environment.

    When the UKIP leader tell the public that he will spend 3 billion pounds on recruiting 600 extra nurses, it seems to me that he plans to hire extra nurses from abroad bearing in mind that the apetite is not here and wrong people will be recruited.

    In addition, it is not practical and clinicaly sinificant to actually spend 3 billion on extra nurses. This can be attributed to the fact that the NHS need investment in preventive/diagnostic medicine this means the setting up of cancer, cardiac and infection control active monitoring systems. It will require state of the art technolgy and equipmnts, trained doctors and technicians and asistants. The need for nurses in this area is not significant and necessary.

    In the NHS nurses are there to administer prescribed drugs and ensure that patients take them. They are also there to provide hygiene care and support but the Health Care assistants are performing these roles and they are not highly paid.

    Spending 3 billion on 600 extra nurses per day will be a waste of money and it will not save lives because registered nurses are no longer the life blood of the NHS.

    Empowering and training Health care assitants,technicians, doctors in preventive medicine and more sophisticated equpments will be money well spent.

    Pumping more nurses will be a joke and mockery of your policy because the NHS has enough nurses and can train more willing health care asistants to have better roles. Also if you have technicians and doctors to screen women and men for all forms of cancer without huge delays, there will not be any need for hospitalization thus less nurses. This also will apply in other areas.

    NHS need technology and the man power to operate it and a system to interprete and clinicaly manage, in a prevntive manner without using nurses that are not greatly needed.

    Britain has changed. Nurses do not want to dirty their hands and are more interested in material wealth. Only dedicated individuals who genuinely have the fibre and religious faith can work in the NHS with pride.

    We hire nurses from abroad because those from abroad have more fibre to save lives. Dealing with this trend will mean investing in projects that will prevent and reduce long term hospitalization. Spening on nurses is not the solution because we do not need more nurses there are incentives to recruit from our population spread if the selection criteria adopts new revised selection process.

    The bottom line is that the NHS have been recruiting the wrong people and that is why they left because of pay thus distabilise the system.