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Hilary Benn [holding answer 24 July 2002]: Incitement to commit a particular offence, for example of child abuse or of a child pornography offence, whether on a website or otherwise, can be dealt with under existing law. The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) provides a focal point for reporting material which appears to be illegal. They assess the material and refer any they agree appears illegal to the police for investigation and the Internet Service Provider (ISP) hosting the material, in order that the ISP can close off access to the offending material. Where the material is produced or hosted outside the United Kingdom, arrangements exist for notifying the relevant law enforcement agency and ISP.
The IWF has also recently developed a policy on recommending ISPs to take down newsgroups that regularly contain, or whose names seem to advertise child pornography. We welcome this development and we will continue to monitor the position.
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The answer I gave to my hon. Friend the, Member for Scarborough and Whitby (Lawrie Quinn) on 16 July 2002, Official Report, column 230W, detailed the work of the Home Secretary's Task Force on Child Protection on the Internet, including its work toward developing new offences and models of good practice.
Mr. Win Griffiths: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the population of the potential client group for each local authority with youth offending teams has been; how many offences have been recorded since the youth offending teams were set up; what the pro rata offence figures are; what the general, referral and drugs order funding was for 200203; and what the pro rata funding allocation for each offender was in that year; 
(2) if he will publish the criteria for the way in which deprivation indices were calculated as part of the formula for funding youth offending teams in England and Wales, indicating differences in calculations made for youth offending teams in (a) England and (b) Wales. 
Hilary Benn [holding answer 24 July 2002]: The Youth Justice Board's (YJB) funding is for Youth Offending Teams (Yots) not individual offenders. The payments for general, referral order and drugs work in 200203 took into account levels of deprivation (covering employment, income, average of ward scores, ward ranks, extent of deprivation and the local concentration of deprivation) the size of the 1017 population within each Yot area and its geographical size. The deprivation indices were supplied by the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions and are used as standard across Government. The formula was approved by the Home Office and the National Assembly for Wales.
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A copy of the Youth Justice Board's outcome decision document has been placed in the Library. The annexes show the size of the 1017 population and the individual grants allocations. The YJB's data covers convictions not offences.
Mr. Win Griffiths: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will meet representatives of the Welsh Assembly Government, local authorities with youth offending teams in England and Wales, and the relevant, police, probation and health service bodies, to develop common criteria for assessing (a) funding needs and (b) the contribution of each partner to the work of the youth offending teams. 
Hilary Benn [holding answer 24 July 2002]: The Youth Justice Board issue grants to Youth Offending Teams on the basis of a common funding formula. They first consult Youth Offending Teams (Yots), their statutory partners (including Local Authority Chief Executives) the Home Office and the National Assembly for Wales. But they recognise that the contributions of local statutory partners vary, and plan to put proposals to Ministers on how best to tackle this. There are no plans for such a meeting at present.
Mr. Win Griffiths: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many deaths in custody there were in each of the last 10 years broken down by prison service region, indicating (a) where these were challenged at the inquest and (b) how many challenges were successful. 
Hilary Benn [holding answer 24 July 2002]: Details of deaths in custody for the last 10 years by current Prison Service area and function are set out in the tables. Figures for natural causes deaths are available from 1996 onwards. No information is held centrally about challenges at inquests.
|Yorkshire and Humberside||2||4||4||8||5||6||3||11||7||11||3||6||70|
|Lancashire and Cumbria (North West)||3||0||0||3||3||3||9||3||4||3||1||3||35|
|East Midlands (South)||0||4||3||3||1||2||1||4||4||3||1||26|
|Manchester, Mersey and Cheshire (North West)||5||2||5||8||1||9||9||8||13||3||4||2||69|
|Thames Valley, Hampshire and Isle of Wight (South East)||6||2||2||6||3||4||6||9||5||9||4||2||58|
|Kent, Surrey and Sussex (South East)||0||4||3||2||7||4||7||5||4||2||6||4||48|
|Women's Prisons and Young Offender Institutions||0||2||1||3||4||1||2||5||4||8||5||3||38|
|High Security Prisons||5||4||8||3||7||4||8||7||7||2||4||7||66|
|Prisoner Escort Custody Service||0||0||0||0||0||1||2||0||5||0||1||0||9|
*This table represents Prison Service areas as they currently stand.
Not all self-inflicted deaths result in a suicide verdict at inquest
|Yorkshire and Humberside||3||3||2||3||3||5||1||20|
|Lancashire and Cumbria (North West)||5||2||2||6||6||2||2||25|
|East Midlands (South)||1||1||1||2||1||1||7|
|Manchester, Mersey and Cheshire (North West)||3||1||4||3||3||9||2||25|
|Thames Valley, Hampshire and Isle of Wight (South East)||5||5||6||7||5||6||3||37|
|Kent, Surrey and Sussex (South East)||5||8||4||4||5||2||4||32|
|Women's Prisons and Young Offender Institutions||3||1||1||2||1||1||2||11|
|High Security Prisons||8||8||4||4||11||12||4||51|
|Prisoner Escort Custody Service||1||1|
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|Yorkshire and Humberside||1||1||2|
|Lancashire and Cumbria (North West)||1||1||3|
|Manchester, Mersey and Cheshire (North West)||1||1|
|High Security Prisons||1||1||2||1||1||1||7|
a) There were no use of force deaths in the other regions in this period.
b) There have been no such deaths since 1995.
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