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The purpose of the Delivery Unit is to ensure that the Government achieve their delivery priorities during this Parliament across the key areas of public service: health, education, crime and asylum and transport.
Norman Baker: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the material published in relation to the work of the Delivery Unit; what his policy is in respect of the publication of such material; and if he will make a statement on the public accountability of this unit. 
The Delivery Unit has not yet published any material. The unit reports to me and is under the day-to-day supervision of Lord Macdonald, the Minister for the Cabinet Office. It is headed by my Chief Adviser on Delivery, Professor Michael Barber.
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Beverley Hughes: The project to pilot Learndirect in a small number of prison establishments is now under way. Learndirect is an 'e' learning network created by the University for Industry; it is a secure on-line learning programme that brings learning to the learner.
Beverley Hughes: HM Prison Downview, which was formerly a training prison for category C males, was re-roled in September 2001 to take female convicted prisoners. The Director General of the Prison Service considered this was necessary to enable the Prison Service to deal with the rise in the number of female prisoners. The Director General is currently considering whether Downview should also hold female remand prisoners.
HM Prison High Down is a local prison which holds male prisoners including category A remand prisoners. The Prison Service continually keeps the use of the estate under review. Changes in the prison population may require establishments to change function, including High Down.
Mr. Denham: During the passage through Parliament of the Crime and Disorder Bill the Government gave an undertaking to Parliament that they would review the effectiveness of antisocial behaviour orders two years after their introduction. This review will soon be completed and we are aiming to publish its findings in due course.
Angela Eagle: The Commissioner tells me that in December 1997 there were 334 full time equivalent police officers in Havering. The figure for December 1998 was 326; for December 1999 it was 327; and for December 2000 it was 297. The figure for September 2001 was 326.
These numbers are specifically for policing Havering. In addition, the borough benefits from central and specialist services such as the territorial support group, traffic officers and specialist crime units, which are not budgeted for at borough level.
Mr. Denham: The information has been provided by the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis and is set out in the table. These numbers are specifically for policing Havering. In addition, the borough benefits from central and specialist services such as the territorial support group, traffic officers and specialist crime units, which are not budgeted for at borough level.
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(35) Full time equivalents
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: The British Crime Survey shows that violent crime reached its peak in 1995. Since then, there have been steady falls: down 17 per cent. by 1997, a further 4 per cent. by 1999, and a substantial further fall of 19 per cent. by 2000. Much of the explanation lies in the adoption of a strategic approach to tackling violent crime which emphasises the need for effective policing and punishment, as well as policies to root out the conditions which can engender violent crime, and better support for victims. We are determined to secure further reductions in violent crime in the coming years.
Angela Eagle: A number of existing powers already address this problem. Where there are particular local difficulties we would expect appropriate action to be taken within the local crime and disorder strategy. We have set in hand research on unlicensed driving and motor cycle riding, and we shall consider carefully any further measures it recommends.
20. Mr. Horam: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has had with the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis about policing in the London borough of Bromley. 
22. Mr. Bill O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to make further announcements on developing more CCTV in local communities; and if he will make a statement. 
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26. Mr. Borrow: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which local authorities in the north-west of England have been unsuccessful in bidding for his Department's funds for CCTV schemes. 
Mr. Blunkett: Under the crime reduction programme CCTV initiative, the following local authorities in the north-west of England, as part of their local crime and disorder reduction partnerships, submitted unsuccessful bids. (Those marked with an asterisk also submitted successful bids):
Blackburn and Darwen
Crewe and Nantwich*
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Pendle and Burnley
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