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Mr. Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the real terms increase under the spending review 2000 on crime reduction initiatives in each of the next four years and in total; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Boateng: Under the spending review, the amount of additional funding for Home Office-led crime reduction initiatives is likely to increase by at least 20 per cent. in 2001-02. However, the exact figures and the final breakdown between the crime reduction and police initiatives will not be finalised until September.
Mr. Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what initiatives will be undertaken by the Home Office as part of the National Strategy on Alcohol Misuse; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: When my right hon. Friend the Secretary for Health publishes the Strategy this will give a full account of the action being taken by Departments, including the Home Office, to support the strategic aims and objectives.
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Mr. Straw: It is not the normal practice of a Government to publish the daily ministerial duty roster. This Department will ensure that it has sufficient cover through the summer recess in line with the requirements of the Ministerial Code.
Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department paid in grant to the Women's Royal Voluntary Service in each financial year since 1978-79; how much he proposes to pay as grant to the Women's Royal Voluntary Service in each of the financial years covered by the Comprehensive Spending Review; and if he will express (a) and (b) in both cash and real terms 
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(1) Includes £332,000 to cover the one-off costs associated with the 1988 change of premises
Mr. Boateng: Payment of grant to the Women's Royal Voluntary Service was formally reviewed in 1997. The review found that grant from the Home Office supported services which had the potential to recover costs in full from local purchasers (ie local authorities, health trusts and emergency services) and through fund-raising.
The Review recommended that the grant should gradually be reduced over 10 years to a level equivalent to that of our other largest voluntary sector grant recipients, which is currently around £700,000 to £900,000 a year.
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preparations for the World Conference Against Racism; what were the decisions of this meeting; and what plans he has to publicise the conference. 
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss issues surrounding the protection of minorities and other vulnerable groups and the strengthening of human rights capacity at national level. The meeting was not supposed to make any decisions.
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Mr. Mike O'Brien: The Data Protection Commissioner was known until 1 March 2000 as the Data Protection Registrar. Details of all prosecutions carried out by the Registrar/Commissioner up until 31 March 2000 are contained in the Registrar's 5 to 15 Annual Reports to Parliament and in the Commissioner's first such report. Copies of these are available in the Library.
Mr. Wyatt: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which Minister in his Department has the lead responsibility for data protection in relation to websites; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Charles Clarke: My hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Office is responsible for data protection policy. The Data Protection Act 1998 sets out the requirements which individuals and bodies processing personal information must satisfy. The Act came into force in March, and we are keeping its operation under review.
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