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Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the differences between the Young Offender Institution Rules 2000 and the existing rules which they are intended to replace. 
Mr. Boateng: The significant differences between the consolidated Young Offender Institution Rules 2000 and the existing rules, consolidated in 1988 are listed. During the intervening years the rules have been amended via Statutory Instrument (SI) on 16 occasions. For ease of reference the relevant year and SI number are quoted with the key differences:
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Mr. Boateng: There are no prison establishments in England and Wales where slopping out is part of the operational regime. Twenty-four hour access to sanitation is provided in the majority of normal accommodation by means of integral sanitation, electronic unlocking or open access. The exceptions to this are D Wing at Exeter, C Wing at Dartmoor and B Wing at Swansea. When this
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accommodation is in use, 24 hour access is normally provided by manual unlocking. Buckets are also provided in the cells as an alternative facility following which "slopping out" would take place. Consideration is being given to the provision of integral sanitation if these cells continue to be used. There is a proportion of cells in segregation units and places in health care centres where sanitation is not provided, for operational reasons.
Miss Widdecombe: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers are on long-term sick leave in each police force in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Charles Clarke: Information about the number of police officers currently on long-term sick leave is not held centrally. The table provided shows the total number of police officer working days lost in 1999-2000 due to long-term sick leave for forces in England and Wales; and the number of officers on long-term sick leave as at 31 March 2000. The table is based on information provided by forces to Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary.
|Forces||Working days lost to long-term sick leave||Police officers on long-term sick leave at 31 March 2000|
|Avon and Somerset||19,969||53|
|City of London||5,905||16|
|Devon and Cornwall||17,622||99|
|England and Wales||885,771||2,965|
(28) Details for Cleveland and Hampshire constabularies are not available.
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Miss Widdecombe: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to implement Part II of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Charles Clarke: I refer the right hon. Member to the answer I gave on 19 December 2000, Official Report, column 123W. Part II of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000, together with Schedule 4 and related parts of Schedules 7 and 8, was commenced in England and Wales, and Northern Ireland, on 11 January 2001.
Mr. Brady: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the projects undertaken for his Department by (a) outside consultants, (b) academic researchers and (c) university departments since 1 May 1997, giving the total expenditure incurred in each category. 
Dawn Primarolo: Customs prosecution records are not separated between tobacco and alcohol and are not held in this format. For the number of prosecutions generated by Excise Verification Officers for both alcohol and tobacco from 1994-95 to 1997-98 I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer given on 19 July 1998, Official Report, column 300W. The figure given in that answer for 1997-98 was corrected in the National Audit Office's "Appropriation Accounts 1997-98 (Volume 16: Class XVI, Departments of the Chancellor of the Exchequer)", p.l, which was published on 10 February 1999. The figures from 1998-99 to 1999-2000 are as follows:
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implemented; and if he will list the measures which (a) have been implemented and (b) remain to be implemented. 
Dawn Primarolo: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Truro and St. Austell (Mr. Taylor) on 9 November 2000, Official Report, column 343W. A schedule reporting progress on each of the recommendations has been placed in the Library of the House.
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many vehicles seized as a result of offences concerning alcohol and tobacco smuggling have been (a) confiscated and (b) restored to their owners in each year since 1990. 
Dawn Primarolo: For the numbers of vehicles seized for excise offences from 1993-94 to 1997-98 I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer given on 18 June 1998, Official Report, column 274W. The figures from 1998-99 to 1999-2000 are as follows:
I regret the information on vehicle restoration is not kept. As part of the Tackling Tobacco Smuggling strategy launched in March 2000, Customs policy is now not to restore seized vehicles other than in the most exceptional circumstances.
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