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Access to Government Information

Mr. Paul Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to publish the 1999 report on the operation of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information. [133351]

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Mr. Straw: I have published this report today. Copies have been placed in the Library.

Horserace Betting Levy

Mr. Caplin: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to publish the fifth report on the impact of the National Lottery on the horserace betting levy. [133352]

Mr. Mike O'Brien: An update on the impact of the National Lottery on the horserace betting levy has been published today. I am arranging for copies to be placed in the Library.

The paper, which has been prepared by the Home Office's Economic and Resource Analysis Unit, examines continuing trends in off-course betting expenditure and their relationship to the horserace betting levy.

The analysis indicates, that in 1999, off-course betting expenditure was about 14.7 per cent. below the level it would have reached in the absence of the National Lottery and that, by implication, the horserace betting levy raised £9-10 million less than it may otherwise have done.

This is broadly consistent with the findings of the first four reports.

As the Government have already announced their intention to abolish the horserace betting levy system, it is not our intention to commission any future reports in this series.

Asylum Seekers

Mr. Cawsey: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will announce the appointment of the Asylum Support Adjudicators. [133353]

Mr. Straw: I have pleasure today in announcing the appointment of the following Asylum Support Adjudicators, under section 102 of and Schedule 10 to the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999:

Asylum Support AdjudicatorsAppointments
Chief Asylum Support AdjudicatorMrs. Sehba Haroon Storey
Deputy Chief Asylum Support AdjudicatorMs Gillian Carter
Asylum Support AdjudicatorsMrs. Sarah Breach
Mr. Laurence Brass
Mr. Alan Ponting
Dr. Ethlyn Prince
Mrs. Susannah Walker

Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many local authorities in areas to which asylum seekers are being dispersed have designated a named individual as a contact for the National Asylum Support Service and the Home Office; and if he will make a statement. [132383]

Mrs. Roche: The National Asylum Support Service has regular contact with local authorities, but no local authorities have designated a named individual as a contact point for the National Asylum Support Service. Local authorities who wish to exchange information with the Immigration and Nationality Directorate about

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individuals who may be subject to immigration control must register a named person as the contact point. Some 549 local authorities have designated a named individual.

Detention and Training Orders

Mr. Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) boys and (b) girls have been sentenced to a detention and training order broken down by (i) sentencing court area, (ii) offence and (iii) type of accommodation they were placed in; and if he will make a statement. [125341]

Mr. Boateng [holding answer 12 July 2000]: The detention and training order was implemented on 1 April 2000. Information provided by the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales indicates that between 1 April and 30 June 2000, 1,475 detention and training orders were made, 1,383 against boys and 92 against girls. There were 1,234 boys placed in Prison Service accommodation, 109 in secure training centres and 40 in local authority secure units. There were 61 girls in Prison Service accommodation and 31 in local authority secure units.

The available information on sentencing court area and offence is set out in the tables.

Detention and training order: 1 April to 30 June 2000

Sentencing courtMaleFemale
Acton40
Aldridge and Brownhills10
Ashby-de-la-Zouch10
Aylesbury Crown Court80
Barking50
Barnet10
Barnsley40
Barnstaple and South Molton10
Barrow-in-Furness Crown Court40
Basildon70
Bath and Wansdyke01
Batley and Dewsbury20
Bedford41
Bexley30
Birmingham400
Birmingham Crown Court101
Blackburn, Darwen and Ribble10
Blackfriars Crown Court02
Blackpool and Fylde20
Bodmin20
Bolton Crown Court41
Bolton120
Bournemouth and Christchurch10
Bournemouth Crown Court40
Bradford Crown Court40
Bradford90
Brent31
Brentford10
Brighton and Hove20
Bristol Crown Court20
Bristol61
Bromley20
Bromsgrove and Redditch10
Burnley Crown Court20
Burton-upon-Trent20
Bury21
Bury St. Edmunds Crown Court10
Calderdale50
Camberwell Green100
Cambridge30
Cannock30
Canterbury and St. Augustine30
Canterbury Crown Court10
Cardiff113
Cardiff Crown Court161
Carlisle41
Central Buckingham10
Central Criminal Court60
Channel10
Chelmsford Crown Court41
Chester10
Chester Crown Court60
Chesterfield40
Chester-le-Street30
Chichester20
Chichester and District10
City of London30
Corby10
Coventry Crown Court10
Coventry112
Crawley30
Croydon70
Croydon Crown Court20
Cynon Valley10
Dacorum40
Darlington Crown Court50
Denbighshire41
Derby and South Derbyshire110
Derby Crown Court113
Doncaster Crown Court10
Doncaster180
Dudley90
Durham Crown Court20
Durham60
East Berkshire30
East Derbyshire11
East Hertfordshire10
Eastbourne and Hailsham11
Ellesmere Port and Neston10
Enfield10
Exeter and Wonford22
Faversham and Sittingbourne11
Flintshire40
Furness20
Gateshead30
Gloucester Crown Court20
Gloucester90
Grantham21
Great Yarmouth20
Grimsby and Cleethorpes70
Guildford Crown Court11
Haringey42
Harrow40
Harrow Crown Court30
Hartlepool20
Harwich01
Hastings and Rother20
Haverfordwest Crown Court10
Haverhill and Sudbury10
Havering10
Hereford Crown Court30
Herefordshire20
High Peak30
Houghton le Spring40
Hounslow10
Huddersfield60
Huntingdon10
Hyndburn50
Inner London Sessions House245
Ipswich40
Isle of Wight50
Isleworth Crown Court33
Keighley30
Kendal and Lonsdale30
Kettering40
Kingston upon Hull140
Kingston upon Thames20
Kingston upon Thames Crown Court31
Knowsley130
Lancaster10
Leeds Crown Court151
Leeds180
Leicester Crown Court80
Leicester200
Lewes Crown Court30
Lincoln Crown Court10
Lincoln40
Liverpool181
Liverpool Crown Court110
Loughborough10
Lower Rhymney Valley20
Luton100
Luton Crown Court10
Macclesfield10
Maidstone Crown Court30
Maldon and Witham10
Manchester (Crown Square) Crown Court120
Manchester (Minshull Street) Crown Court30
Manchester132
Mansfield112
Medway30
Merthyr Tydfil41
Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court30
Mid Kent20
Mid Warwickshire20
Mid North Essex10
Milton Keynes42
Miscellaneous9710
Mold Crown Court20
Neath and Port Talbot21
Newark and Southwell30
Newcastle and Ogmore10
Newcastle upon Tyne80
Newcastle upon Tyne Crown Court30
Newcastle-Under-Lyne and Pirehill North20
Newport Crown Court10
Newport80
North Avon20
North East Suffolk41
North East Hampshire10
North Gloucestershire30
North Hertfordshire10
North Lincolnshire40
North Tyneside60
North West Essex20
North West Surrey10
Northallerton and Richmond10
Northampton Crown Court51
Northampton50
Northern Oxfordshire10
Norwich11
Nottingham201
Nottingham Crown Court140
Nuneaton60
Oldham51
Oxford40
Oxford Crown Court30
Peterborough20
Peterborough Crown Court41
Plymouth Crown Court01
Poole90
Portsmouth Crown Court80
Preston41
Preston Crown Court50
Reading20
Redbridge10
Rochdale, Middleton and Heywood100
Rochford and Southend10
Rotherham120
Rugby30
Salford20
Salisbury30
Scarborough81
Sedgefield70
Sedgemoor20
Selby20
Sheffield Crown Court120
Sheffield90
Shrewsbury40
Shrewsbury Crown Court50
Skegness10
Snaresbrook Crown Court100
Solihull40
South Cheshire11
South East Cornwall10
South East Hampshire172
South East Northumberland40
South Hampshire91
South Sefton40
South Somerset10
South Tyneside21
South West Surrey10
South Western Magistrates Court: Lambeth and Wandsworth Youth Courts40
Southampton Crown Court30
Southampton120
Southend Crown Court10
Southwark Crown Court10
South-West Essex10
St. Albans50
St. Helens10
St. Albans Crown Court20
Stafford Crown Court30
Staffordshire Moorlands30
Stockport40
Stoke-on-Trent43
Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court30
Stourbridge and Halesowen10
Stratford Magistrates Court121
Sunderland151
Sutton40
Sutton Coldfield151
Swansea10
Swansea Crown Court20
Swindon90
Swindon Crown Court40
Tameside60
Tamworth30
Taunton Crown Court20
Teesside and Wear Valley10
Teesside Crown Court60
Teesside160
Telford (Shifnal, Wrekin, Wenlock)60
Thames82
Thanet90
Torbay10
Trafford60
Truro Crown Court01
Truro02
Uxbridge30
Vale of Glamorgan20
Vale Royal20
Wakefield20
Walsall80
Waltham Forest30
Warley20
Warrington40
Warwick Crown Court30
Watford20
Wellingborough10
West Allerdale40
West Berkshire11
West Bromwich30
West Devon10
West Kent10
West London131
West Norfolk01
West Wiltshire70
Weymouth and Portland10
Wigan District90
Wigan (Leigh Division)10
Wimbledon20
Winchester Crown Court10
Wirral101
Wolverhampton Crown Court30
Wolverhampton71
Wood Green Crown Court70
Woodspring10
Worcester Crown Court90
Worksop10
Worthing20
Wrexham Maelor60
Wyre10
Ynys Mon/Anglesey30
York Crown Court10
York131
Total1,38392

Note:

It has not been possible in all cases to record which courts passed the DTOs. The miscellaneous figure denotes these cases.


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Detention and training order: 1 April to 30 June 2000

Offence typeMaleFemale
Arson504
Breach of Statutory Order1684
Burglary4108
Criminal Damage60
Death or Injury by Reckless Driving20
Drugs438
Fraud and Forgery120
Public Order11911
Racially Aggravated220
Robbery1909
Sexual190
Theft and Handling28523
Vehicle Theft3542
Violence against Person24545
Other offences not detailed39614
Total2,321128

Note:

The number of offences is greater than the number of DTOS because more than one offence may be associated with the sentence.


Dr. Vis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many children have received a detention and training order, broken down by (a) age, (b) gender and (c) race, since its introduction; [129699]

Mr. Boateng: The detention and training order was implemented on 1 April 2000. Information provided by the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales indicates that between 1 April 2000 and 30 June 2000, 1,475 detention and training orders were made, 1,383 against boys and 92 against girls. The available information on age and ethnicity is set out in the tables. Information on sentencing court was contained in the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Southwark, North and Bermondsey (Mr. Hughes) today.

Age
12 years6
13 years25
14 years280
15 years80
16 years394
17 years612
18 years78
Total 1,475

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Ethnicity
Asian, Bangladeshi1
Asian, Indian2
Asian, Other12
Asian, Pakistani22
Black, African14
Black, Caribbean53
Black, Other25
Chinese1
Mixed, Other15
Mixed, White and Asian7
Mixed, White and Black8
Mixed, White and Black Caribbean36
Not Available69
Other Ethnic Group8
White, British1,172
White, Irish16
White, Other14
Total1,475


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