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Annabelle Ewing : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many formal and official inter-ministerial meetings his Department has held with the Scottish Executive since May 1999, broken down by (a) Scottish Executive Department, (b) subject and (c) date. 
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Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the annual change in total recorded crime has been in (a) Avon and Somerset and (b) England from 198586 to 200102; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Andrew Turner : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether street crime (a) fell and (b) rose (i) in London and (ii) nationally in each September since 1997, compared with (A) the preceding month and (B) the previous September. 
Mr. Djanogly: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will estimate (a) the total funding given by him to Cambridgeshire police in each of the last three years and (b) the real terms change in this support in each of those years. 
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be of the refrigerant to be used in the air conditioning in his Department's new building in Marsham Street. 
Mr. Wiggin: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will provide a breakdown of young offenders by (a) types of offence and (b) length of sentence in the last 12 months; 
Hilary Benn: The information requested, relating to England and Wales in 2000, is contained in Table 1 (persons aged 10 and under 18 sentenced by offence group) and Table 2 (persons aged 10 and under 18 sentenced to immediate custody by length of sentence).
|Offence group||Total sentenced||Absolute/ conditional discharge||Fine||Average fine amount (#)||Community sentence||Immediate custody||Average custodial sentence length (months)||Otherwise dealt with|
|Violence against the person||6,424||1,169||366||74||3,601||1,053||11.8||822|
|Theft and handling stolen goods||21,006||6,325||2,629||54||10,026||1,406||5.9||3,276|
|Fraud and forgery||1,017||269||143||52||516||50||5.5||144|
(22) Staffordshire Police Force were only able to supply a sample data for magistrates courts proceeding covering one full week in each quarter for 2000. Estimates based on this sample are included in the figures, as they are considered sufficiently robust at this high level of analysis.
(23) Excluding motoring offences
(24) non-motoring offences
(25) motoring offences
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|Length of sentence|
|Offence group||Total sentenced to immediate custody||1 month and under||Over 1 month up to 2 months||Over 2 months up to 3 months||Over 3 months up to 6 months|
|Violence against the person||1,053||||35||30||485|
|Theft and handling stolen goods||1,406||6||124||72||890|
|Fraud and forgery||50||||4||5||30|
|Length of sentence|
|Offence group||Over 6 months up to 1 year||Over 1 year up to 2 years||Over 2 years up to 3 years||Over 3 years up to 5 years||Over 5 years up to 10 years||Life|
|Violence against the person||264||119||44||48||8||20|
|Theft and handling stolen goods||256||57||||1|||||
|Fraud and forgery||9||2|||||||||
(26) Staffordshire Police Force were only able to supply a sample data for magistrates courts proceeding covering one full week in each quarter for 2000. Estimates based on this sample are included in the figures, as they are considered sufficiently robust at this high level of analysis.
(27) Excluding motoring offences
(28) non-motoring offences
(29) motoring offences
Ms Walley: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what development projects in the UK receive funding from the (a) European Investment Bank and (b) European Regional Development Fund, and when these projects will be completed; and what development projects in the UK with funding from the (i) European Investment Bank and (ii) European Regional Development Fund will start in the next six months. 
In 2001, the European Investment Bank invested Euro2,337 million (#1,469 million) in respect of projects in the UK. This comprised individual loans (for projects in a single sector or region) of Euro1,734 million (#1,090 million) and global loans (for projects covering more than one sector and/or region) of Euro603 million (#379 million). Individual loans focused on energy (Euro144 million (#91 million)), communications
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(Euro736 million (#463 million)); three-quarters of which were for improvement of telecommunications networks, water management, together with urban infrastructure (Euro641 million (#403 million)) and health and education (Euro212 million (#133 million)). Information on individual projects has been published in the EIB's Annual Report 2001, a copy of which is available in the Library. Information on the EIB's project pipeline is available on the EIB website (www.eib.org). This includes information on loans signed, approved and under appraisal. Annual Reports can also be accessed from the website.
A total of Euro8,434 million (£5,174 million) will be available from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for projects in the UK over the current funding period, 200006. As with the European Investment Bank funding, detailed information on individual projects could be obtained only at disproportionate cost as it is not held centrally by the DTL However, if you are interested in a particular ERDF or EIB-backed project, please write to me again and I will endeavour to obtain the relevant information.