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Mr. Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average population of Leeds Prison, Arnley, in 200102 was; what the average length of stay was; and what the (a) daily and (b) weekly percentage turnover of inmates was. 
Hilary Benn: The average population of Leeds Prison during 200102 was 1,233. The information on average length of stay is not recorded: Neither is the daily or weekly turnover of prisoners for that period. The current average daily intake of prisoners is around 40.
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Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons have been jailed in each year since 1999 under the provisions of the Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000, section 111, for a third offence of burglary. 
Hilary Benn: Information reported to the Home Office shows that no sentences under section 111 of the Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (previously section 4 of the Crime (Sentence) Act 1997) for a third offence of burglary were passed by the end of 2000.
Mr. Wray: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he proposes appointing a children's commissioner for England, Scotland and Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the Commissioner for Wales. 
The Northern Ireland Assembly have drafted a Bill to establish a children's commissioner, and following the suspension of the Assembly in Stormont, this Bill is expected to pass through Westminster as an Order-in-Council before March 2003. A Bill is expected to be published soon to establish a children's commissioner in Scotland.
As far as England is concerned, the possibility of establishing a children's commissioner is still under consideration. We are considering what role a Commissioner or Ombudsman-type function could play in achieving cultural and political change. There is no one model of a commissioner being developed in the UKwe are seeing in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland three different approaches to the idea. Of the UK's 14 million children, 11.9 million of those live in England, and we would need to be sure that any new structure added value to the existing mechanisms in place for children.
Ms Walley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many representations he has received in support of the introduction of a corporate manslaughter charge in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. 
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corporate manslaughter charge in the last 12 months. These have taken the form of letters, a very large number of telephone calls, e-mails etc. The proposals have attracted and continue to attract a lot of interest from a variety of sectors in society, with varying views being put forward.
Mr. Peter Duncan : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK citizens have their DNA profiles stored in the Home Office database; and what the net number of additions was in each of the last two months. 
Mr. Blunkett: I have not so far had the opportunity to visit east Lancashire but my right hon. Friend the Member for Southampton, Itchen (Mr. Denham) and my hon. Friend the Member for Stretford and Urmston (Beverley Hughes) have both visited Burnley as part of their work on community cohesion.
Mr. Denham: The British Crime Survey data have consistently shown that older people are less likely to suffer from both household and personal crimes than other age groups. However, they also tells us that older people are greatly affected by fear of crime.
The Home Office is working closely to reduce fear of crime with record numbers of police on the streets, new community support officers and greater numbers of community and street wardens, in addition to its wide range of crime reduction programmes being delivered locally.
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Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will seek legal advice on Council of the European Union Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA on the European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures between member states with regard to (a) its implementation in Scots law and (b) whether its implementation is a reserved matter; 
The Scottish Parliament passed a Sewel Motion on the Extradition Bill on 21 November 2002 agreeing that the provisions in the Bill conferring functions on Scottish Ministers should be considered by the United Kingdom Parliament.
Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what plans he has to convert men's prisons to house the female prison population; how many (a) establishments are to be converted and (b) places will be provided, and when they are due to open; 
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that the new prison scheduled to open at Peterborough in Cambridgeshire in 2005 will have 840 places: 360 female and 480 male places.
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