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Mr. Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reach a decision on the application from Mrs. Lori Graham Strother Dixon of the Leeds, Central constituency for leave to extend her stay in the UK and permit her to take employment as a teacher. 
Mrs. Roche: An application for leave to remain was received on 8 March but was returned to Mrs. Dixon as not all the necessary information and documents had been enclosed with the application. There is no trace, as yet, of the application having been returned to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate.
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It should be noted that while on-entry detections relate directly to the month in which they appear, in-country detections could relate to an individual who entered the United Kingdom sometime before detection.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will set out, including statistical information relating as directly as possible to the constituency, the effect on the Nottingham, North constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2 May 1997. 
Mr. Charles Clarke: The Home Office is working to build a safe, just and tolerant society in which the rights and responsibilities of individuals, families and communities are properly balanced, and the protection and security of the public are maintained. Detailed information on the impact of Home Office policies across the full range of responsibilities is set out in Home Office Annual Reports. A copy of the most recent report, Home
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Office Annual Report 2000-2001, is available in the Library. Information on recorded crime and policing is also published. 'Recorded Crime England and Wales, 12 months to September 2000' and 'Police Service Strength England and Wales, 30 September 2000' can be found in the Library.
The impact of Home Office policies and actions is not normally examined by constituency and the statistics which the Department collects, such as recorded crime, cannot be matched in the way requested, although set out are examples relating to the Nottingham, North constituency or the immediate locality:
Under round 1 of the RBI, Nottingham police, in partnership with Nottingham city council, were awarded £277,000 for a project in Top Valley and Bestwood Park. The main interventions include: repeat victims and vulnerable residents to receive burglar alarms; production of crime prevention leaflets; use of covert tracking devices and portable tracking unit; shared pathways and alleyways to be gated and increased lighting in the rear of houses and flats.
Under round 2 of the initiative, Nottinghamshire police, in partnership with Community Safety and Youth Justice Partnership, were awarded over £2 million for the whole of Nottingham. The main intervention proposed is a strategic bid that aims to tackle burglary across the whole area. It focuses on 10 communities with sets of police beats that have similar characteristics and applies to them the Deep model (diversion, education, enforcement and prevention).
Nottinghamshire police was awarded almost £1.2 million for a force wide project focusing on alcohol- related violence. The project strategy would be based on the SPEEDE response to tackling alcohol related violence. SPEEDE means support, prevention, education, enforcement, diversion and evaluation. £90,000 has also been awarded for a distraction burglary initiative covering eight Midlands police forces and their local authorities to develop, co-ordinate and manage a strategic plan to tackle burglary.
Nottingham Youth Offending Team (YOT) covers the area of north Nottingham. The Youth Justice Board (YJB) is currently funding a Bail Support Scheme and two Intervention Schemes in Nottingham. Nottingham City Remand Strategy aims to provide full and comprehensive pre-court assessments and support services for 10 to 17-year-olds. It also aims to provide an effective remand management strategy which meets the needs of young people and their families while ensuring the protection of the public. The YJB have awarded a grant of approximately £572,000 towards this project.
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Nottingham Community Justice Project is targeted at young people aged 10 to 17-years-old, initially focusing on the pre-court interventions, namely reprimands and final warning stages, then developing to involve pre-crime, at risk and post-court interventions. This project complements the work of Nottinghamshire police, who currently uses restorative conferencing at the final warning stage in some parts of the county. This scheme has been awarded a YJB grant of approximately £170,000. The YJB is contributing approximately £72,000 towards a project entitled INTERVENE. This is a scheme that works with Afro-Caribbean young people, both at risk or serving any youth offending order. It offers mentoring by Afro-Caribbean mentors, including peer mentors. In addition to one to one support, it also offers group monitoring and cultural and personal development workshops with links to local industry.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will set out, including statistical information relating as directly as possible to the constituency, the effects on the Dulwich and West Norwood constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2 May 1997. 
Mr. Charles Clarke: The Home Office is working to build a safe, just and tolerant society in which the rights and responsibilities of individuals, families and communities are properly balanced, and the protection and security of the public are maintained. Detailed information on the impact of Home Office policies across the full range of responsibilities is set out in Home Office Annual Reports. A copy of the most recent report, Home Office Annual Report 2000-01, is available in the Library. Information on recorded crime and policing is also published. "Recorded Crime England and Wales, 12 months to September 2000" and "Police Service Strength England and Wales, 30 September 2000" can be found in the Library.
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The impact of Home Office policies and actions is not normally examined by constituency and the statistics which the Department collects, such as recorded crime, cannot be matched in the way requested although set out are examples relating to the Dulwich and West Norwood constituency or the immediate locality:
Under round 1 of the RBI, £65,000 was awarded to the West Camberwell area to fund a lock-fitting service to target-harden burglary victims and vulnerable properties and the establishment of a detached youth project. The funding is also being used to improve quality of service to victims. £65,000 was also awarded to a project in Parkside Plus to correct physical vulnerability of vulnerable estates in the target area and develop new ways of working with offenders.
Under round 2 of the initiative, the Metropolitan police in partnership with the London borough of Southwark were awarded £27,000 for a project covering Herne Hill and Croxted Road to tackle situational vulnerability and unmarked property.
The Metropolitan police, in partnership with the London boroughs of Islington, Camden and Southwark, have been awarded £570,000 for a project targeting autocrime through Operation Arrow, which is aimed at 'hotspots' in the three boroughs. The Metropolitan police have been awarded £688,000 for a project in Southwark to tackle hate crime. Methods used will include the creation of self-help groups defined by cultural, ethnic or lifestyle profile and supported by a dedicated co-ordinator.
The Crystal Palace Partnership was awarded approximately £1.4 million for a scheme covering the London boroughs of Bromley, Croydon and Lambeth. The scheme will allow for 34 new cameras, designed to help reduce incidents of street crime, commercial robbery, violent offences, drugs offences, criminal damage and vehicle crime.
Dulwich and West Norwood is served by Lambeth Youth Offending Team (YOT), Southwark YOT and Croydon YOT. All three YOTs have several intervention schemes and bail supervision schemes operating. These schemes receive funding towards these projects from the Youth Justice Board (YJB). The YOTs are multi-agency teams consisting of staff from: Social Services; Police; Probation; Department for Health and Department for Education and Employment as well as youth justice workers. The YOTs work in partnerships with other organisations to tackle problems of substance abuse, persistent offending, social exclusion and truancy and other problems that may cause young people to offend. Croydon YOT is currently running two intervention schemes in conjunction with the Prince's Trust. These projects aim to focus on mentoring and education and team-building, values and attitudes.
Other projects being run include: Croydon '55' Drug Project, to provide specialist resources to young people whose offending is drug related; Croydon Community Partnership with and for Young People, the key objective of which is the diversion of young people from criminal activities by using a programme of social education;
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Restorative Justice Conferencing Project, the YOT works with Southwark Mediation Centre to provide direct and indirect victim-offender mediation and family group conferencing services; Positive Parenting and Behavioural Change Programme, this includes the assessment of cognitive abilities, direct work from the psychologist or Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN). There are bail support schemes being run which aim to provide support and supervision to young people on remand to avoid them having to be removed from home because of their offending and to reduce offending while on bail and reduce delays caused by non-appearance in court.
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