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Mr. McNamara: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what events were organised as part of the "Bridges into the Future" strategy in 2000; and what events are planned for 2001. 
Mr. Wilson: The FCO organised over 20 promotional events around the country in 2000 targeted on visible minority ethnic communities as part of its Minority Ethnic Strategy, "Bridges into the Future". We also hosted events in the Foreign Office main building, took part in careers fairs and organised a work shadowing scheme targeted on young members of minority ethnic communities. A similar programme of events is being organised this year.
Mr. Colman: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to publicise the UNESCO Clarification of 15 September 2000 relating to allegations of sexual abuse involving youths and children at the ashram of the Sathya Sai movement in Puttaparthi, India. 
Mr. Wilson: The text of the UNESCO Clarification can be found on the UNESCO website at: http://unesco.org/ education/highlights/media--advisory.htm, and can be made available to Members through the Library of the House.
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Israel in the context of the EU-Israel Association Agreement, on human rights related issues since the start of the Al Aqsa intifada; and what responses have been received. 
Mr. Wilson: The European Union delivered demarches to the Government of Israel on Israeli obstacles to humanitarian assistance (5 February) and on the Israeli policy of targeted physical eliminations (21 January). The EU made a further statement on 13 February which deplored the practice of eliminations or extra judicial killings of Palestinians by the Israeli security forces. The General Affairs Council has repeatedly called for closures to be lifted, most recently on 26 February. Within the framework of the EU-Israel dialogue on the Palestinian economy, the EU has also urged Israel to lift the closures and resume the payment of revenues withheld from the Palestinian Authority.
Miss Widdecombe: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list for the period between the commencement of the Home Detention Curfew scheme and 31 January 2001 inclusive (a) the total number of prisoners released on the scheme, (b) the number of prisoners convicted of each specific offence who were released on the scheme, with a breakdown of the offences committed, including specific offences committed by prisoners normally classified under the categories (i) other homicide and attempted homicide, (ii) other violence against the person, (iii) drug offence, (iv) assaults and (v) other offences, including a breakdown of the prisoners normally classified in the sub-category of other offences called other offences, (c) the average sentence (i) received and (ii) served, and the average period spent on the scheme, in respect of each specific offence, (d) the number of prisoners released on the scheme, with a breakdown of the offences committed, who (i) breached the conditions of the curfew, (ii) disappeared and were recaptured, (iii) disappeared and remain unlawfully at large and (iv) had their licences revoked, and for what reasons, (e) a breakdown of the specific offences committed by prisoners released on the scheme while on the scheme, including all offences committed by prisoners who committed more than one offence and (f) a breakdown of the specific offences committed by prisoners released on the scheme who committed a further offence while on the scheme that was similar in character to that for which they were originally convicted, including all offences committed by prisoners who committed more than one offence; and if he will make a statement. 
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Police Authority and (b) additional Government support for crime reduction in the Doncaster borough in each year since 1995-96. 
|£ million (cash terms)|
In addition in 2000-01 South Yorkshire will receive a total of £984,978 from the Crime Fighting Fund. For 2001-02, the Authority will receive a total of £2,538,000. (All Crime Fighting Fund allocations are provisional and dependent on forces meeting recruitment targets).
Projects to the value of £2,050,997 are currently being funded under the Government's Crime Reduction Programme. Three types of project are being funded, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and Reducing Burglary schemes (over the period 1999-2000 to 2001-02) and a Neighbourhood Wardens Scheme (for the period 2001-02 to 2002-03). £1.395 million is being invested in CCTV, £0.607 million in Reducing Burglary and £0.049 million in the Neighbourhood Warden Scheme.
Several smaller sums have been provided for the Doncaster Community Safety Partnership and the New Deal for Communities Partnership. Doncaster Regeneration Partnership has also invested in crime reduction projects via its Single Regeneration Budget Schemes.
Mr. Chope: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 29 January 2001, Official Report, column 72W, to the hon. Member for Stourbridge (Ms Shipley) if he will express the percentage change in funding allocation to each police authority per head of resident population in each police authority. 
|Funding per head|
|2000-01 (£)||2001-02 (£)||Percentage change|
|Avon and Somerset Police||116.69||120,84||3.56|
|City of London||10,825.34||9,555.52||-11.73|
|Devon and Cornwall Police||114.77||119.71||4.30|
|Greater Manchester Police||149.80||156.96||4.78|
|North Wales Police||117.88||125.13||6.15|
|North Yorkshire Police||107.35||112.36||4.66|
|South Wales Police||135.24||141.79||4.84|
|South Yorkshire Police||135.88||141.89||4.43|
|Thames Valley Police||110.40||115.82||4.91|
|West Mercia Police||103.14||108.98||5.66|
|West Midlands Police||149.42||155.99||4.40|
|West Yorkshire Police||140.59||146.83||4.44|
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Resident population is one of a number of indicators used in the calculation of the police funding formula. Details of the indicators and their value in determining the allocation for individual forces are set out in The Police Grant Report (England and Wales) 2001-02, a copy of which has been placed in the Library.
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