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Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 14 February, Official Report, column 622W, if his Department is planning to apply for a special grant to pay for additional police officers and other exceptional additional costs which could not be met from within existing budgets for the Queen's Golden Jubilee; what the procedure is for applying for such a grant; how much money the Department anticipates requesting; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Denham: Where it can be demonstrated that exceptional additional costs could not be met from existing police authority budgets or reserves it is open to forces to apply for a special grant. Any such application would be considered within existing Departmental provision for special grants.
In general terms we would expect police authorities to meet the additional costs of policing Golden Jubilee events from within their existing budgets or reserves. Criteria for consideration of a special grant application were agreed in 2000 between the Home Office, Association of Chief Police Officers and Association of Police Authorities. Under those criteria police authorities are normally expected to meet additional costs up to 1 per cent. of the force budget set by the policy authority. Grant would be considered in relation to the balance of cost above that 1 per cent.
Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the Department has spent on the Queen's Jubilee in each of the past three years; how it has been allocated; and if he will make a statement. 
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Angela Eagle: There was no Home Office expenditure in connection with the Golden Jubilee in 19992000. In 200001, £72,375.15 was spent on the administrative costs of setting up the Golden Jubilee Unit, which is co-ordinating the arrangements for the Jubilee celebrations
Responsibility for the Golden Jubilee Unit was transferred to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport following the General Election. Funding had passed through the Home Office accounts in February 2002: up to that point £721,861.53 was spent by the Golden Jubilee Unit. This comprised £594,824 on the Unit's work in co-ordinating arrangements for the celebrations, £95,110 in grants and £31,927 on providing information about how to stage the jubilee events. Of the grant expenditure, the majority £50,000 was given to the "London String of Pearls" (as a contribution to the costs in opening up buildings to the public during Jubilee) and the rest to the Commonwealth Institute (to help towards the cost of its role in the planned national parade).
Beverley Hughes: Yes. At the request of Group 4 and in accordance with the Prison Service's protocol with the Immigration and Nationality Department, prison officers were deployed to assist in restoring order at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre on 14 and 15 February 2002.
Beverley Hughes: Management Consultancy Services (MCS) carried out a staffing and regimes review of Wellingborough Prison during October 2001. The MCS report contained recommendations about staffing levels required to supervise domestic visits. The report will now be discussed by MCS, management of the prison and the relevant staff associations.
Mr. John Denham [Holding answer 19 March 2002]: The information in the table has been provided by the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police (David Wilmot). The number of community police officers is shown for each police division. A breakdown by Parliamentary constituency is not available.
|Division||Community Police Officers 1|
|North Manchester Division||54|
|South Manchester Division||100|
|The City of Salford Division||75|
|Tamside Metropolitan Borough Division||34|
|Stockport Metropolitan Borough Division||53|
|Bolton Metropolitan Borough Division||66|
|Wigan Metropolitan Borough Division||53|
|Tafford Metropolitan Borough Division||38|
|Bury Metropolitan Borough Division||32|
|Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Division||47|
|Oldham Metropolitan Borough Division||36|
1 Greater Manchester police have defined a 'community police officer' as an officer who dedicates their duties to working within the community in partnership with other agencies, examples are school liaison officers and youth offender officers.
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Mr. Chaytor: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests for review of notification of determination by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority there have been in each of the last three years; and what percentage of these requests subsequently result in a changed decision. 
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Mr. Chaytor: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests for review of determination by the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority there have been in the current financial year; what the waiting time is for allocation of review requests; and what the average time is for completion of the review. 
Mr. Keith Bradley [holding answer 19 March 2002]: The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority advise that 15,792 review requests were received in the period 1 April 2001 to 14 March 2002. The waiting time for allocation of review requests is currently 14 weeks and falling, and the average time for a completed review in the 200102 financial year is 439 days.
Mr. Chaytor: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many determinations by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority on which the application for compensation is declined due to the applicant refusing to give evidence in court there have been in each of the last three years; and what percentage of the total number of determinations were (a) approved and (b) declined. 
Mr. Keith Bradley [holding answer 19 March 2002]: The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority advice that the number of applications rejected on account of the applicant's failure to give evidence in court was 236 in 199899, 158 in 19992000 and 274 in 200001. In the
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Mr. Menzies Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer of 22 January 2002, Official Report, column 8345W, on stolen equipment, whether the computer equipment stolen from his Department was (a) new and unused and (b) used; and what was the nature of the data stored on such items in each case. 
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Members and (b) officials in his Department to reply to letters received directly from members of the public.
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