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Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of cases heard in (a) magistrates and (b) Crown courts resulted in a sentence of imprisonment in each of the Criminal Justice
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System areas in the last year for which figures are available. 
Hilary Benn: The information requested is shown in the table for England and Wales, 2000.
Statistics for 2001 will be available in December.
||Criminal justice system area||Defendants proceeded against(27)||Sentenced(28)||Given immediate custody||Percentage given immediate custody (30)
||Avon and Somerset||49,754||36,307||1,728||4.8
||Devon and Cornwall||42,993||32,511||1,378||4.2
||Metropolitan police (31)||242,946||187,649||12,177||6.5
||Total England and Wales||1,835,084||1,367,951||72,018||5.3
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||Criminal Justice System area||Defendants tried||Sentenced(29)||Given immediate custody||Percentage given immediate custody (30)
||Avon and Somerset||1,858||1,392||707||50.8
||Devon and Cornwall||1,399||1,030||549||53.3
||Total England and Wales||75,429||56,398||34,169||60.6
(27) Includes only prosecutions against defendants completed in magistrates' courts including those committed for sentence to the Crown Court.
(28) Includes those sentenced in the magistrates' court and committed for sentence to the Crown Court.
(29) Excludes offenders committed for sentence.
(30) Expressed as a percentage of those sentenced.
(31) Includes City of London.
(32) Staffordshire Police Force were only able to supply a sample of data for magistrates' courts proceedings covering one full week in each quarter for 2000. Estimates based on this sample are included in the England and Wales figures only.
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Linda Perham: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what punishments are given to prisoners who, by urine test, are discovered to have taken (a) heroin and (b) cannabis. 
Hilary Benn: Punishments vary according to the discipline record of the prisoner concerned and local factors, such as the extent of any drug problems within the prison. A urine test showing a hard drug, such as heroin, will often attract a punishment of additional days. A lesser punishment, including loss of privileges or loss of earnings, would be more likely for a test showing cannabis.
Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women's prisons provide mother and baby units, and what the capacity is of those units. 
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Hilary Benn: There are four prison mother and baby units covering England and Wales. They are at Holloway in London, New Hall near Wakefield, Styal in Cheshire, and Askham Grange, an open prison in York. These provide a total of 68 places.
Two new units are also under construction. One is at Eastwood Park in Gloucestershire and the other at Askham Grange. These will provide an extra 22 places.
Two new build prisons at Ashford and Peterborough will also have accommodation for mothers and babies.
Shona McIsaac: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding his Department has allocated to projects in (a) North East Lincolnshire and (b) North Lincolnshire since 1997, broken down by departmental initiatives. 
Mr. Denham: The table outlines projects that have been funded in both North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire.
|Project||Amount per year (£)||Total (£)|
|North East Lincolnshire||Partnership Development Fund 200003||64,000/64,000/58,500||186,500|
|Small Retailers in Deprived Areas 200103||12,135/24,309||36,444|
|Freeman Street CCTV 200102||177,000||177,000|
|North East Lincolnshire CCTV Control Room 200102||175,750||175,750|
|Safer Communities Initiative 200203||79,110||79,110|
|Communities Against Drugs 200103||188,500/188,500||377,000|
|Reducing Burglary Initiative (Grimsby) 200001||544,752||544,752|
|North Lincolnshire||Partnership Development Fund 200003||44,000/44,000/40,200||128,200|
|Small Retailers in Deprived Areas 200103||10,000/20,000||30,000|
|Ashby Town Centre CCTV 19992000||64,500||64,500|
|Albert Mason CCTV Scheme 200102||189,244||189,244|
|Safer Communities Initiative 200203||51,253||51,253|
|Communities Against Drugs 200103||132,100/132,100||264,200|
|Targeted Policing Initiative R2Multi Agency Problem Solving Project 200103||80,000/268,000||348,000|
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In addition to this, mainstream funding of £391.6 million has been allocated to Lincolnshire for policing since 1997. Police resources are allocated between all 43 forces in England and Wales according to a formula that allocates funding to provide a standard level of service. It is then a matter for the Police Authority to set a budget and the Chief Constable to determine how resources should be used, taking local views into account wherever possible.
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