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Ms Blears: I have no plans to meet senior officers from East Anglia. I welcome all representations on the provisional police grant settlement for 200405, which should be sent in writing to my Department by 2 January.
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many inquiries into possible cases of international bribery and corruption (a) are being and (b) have been carried out by the UK law enforcement agencies since the enactment of legislation against such offences in Part 12 of the Anti-Terrorism Act 2001; and if he will make a statement about prosecution for such offences. 
Mr. Blunkett: The Home Office does not collect statistics from law enforcement agencies on inquiries into possible offences. An independent report on the operation of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 is shortly to be made to the Home Secretary by the committee appointed under Section 122 of the Act, and will be laid before Parliament as soon as is reasonably practicable. In England and Wales, the prosecution of offences of bribery and corruption is undertaken by the Serious Fraud Office if the case falls within their remit; or otherwise by the Crown Prosecution Service.
Mr. McLoughlin: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes were committed by juvenile offenders in (a) West Derbyshire and (b) the East Midlands in each of the last two quarters for which figures are available; and how many cautions were issued. 
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final warnings, during the last two quarters of 2001 in the East Midlands. It also contains data for the Derbyshire police force area, and, for persons found guilty, in the petty sessional areas of Derby and South Derbyshire and North East Derbyshire which cover the area of the West Derbyshire constituency.
The information collected centrally does not enable cautions in the West Derbyshire constituency to be identified. Neither is it possible to give the number of crimes committed by juveniles, only the number of juveniles who are found guilty of all offences.
|Area, age and disposal etc.||Quarter 3||Quarter 4|
|Juveniles aged 1017|
|Receiving a reprimand||1,579||1,654|
|Receiving a final warning||568||464|
|Of which, Derbyshire police force area:|
|Juveniles aged 1017|
|Receiving a reprimand(16)||308||288|
|Receiving a final warning(16)||142||118|
|Found guilty in the Derby and South Derbyshire PSA||125||150|
|Found guilty in the North East Derbyshire and Dales PSA||84||100|
(14) Cautions were replaced by reprimands and final warnings for persons under 18 from June 200
(15) Police force areas of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire
(16) Not available by petty sessional area
There is an on-going arrangement with many police forces under which prisoners may be held in police cells under separate arrangements known as "lock-outs". Lock-outs occur when prisoners cannot be delivered to the receiving prison before its reception closes. This
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arrangement is sometimes used to facilitate the return of prisoners to court the next day or when a court hearing extends into the evening.
The overall cost of holding prisoners in police cells in 2002 under Operation Safeguard was £10.4 million. This ran between 11 July and 20 December 2002. The overall cost for lock-outs was £1.356 million.
No prisoners have been held under Operation Safeguard so far in 2003. There have been a total of 945 prisoners held in police cells so far this year as "lock-outs". In addition, eight prisoners were held in police cells in the Greater Manchester area on the weekend of 78 June 2003 as an emergency measure.
Paul Goggins: The Prison Service will not tolerate any form of racist behaviour. I am not aware that either Holloway prison or Styal prison have a problem with racial abuse among staff or prisoners. Both prisons have a level of minority ethnic staff that is well above target. Significant amounts of diversity and race relations training have been delivered at both establishments.
Mr. McLoughlin: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average cost of recapturing prisoners who absconded (a) from HM Prison Sudbury and (b) from Her Majesty's Prisons was during (i) 2003 and (ii) 2002. 
Paul Goggins: The recapture of prisoners unlawfully at large and their return to custody is a matter for the police. This information is not recorded and held centrally, and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. McLoughlin: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many open prisons there are in the United Kingdom; and how many prisoners have absconded from open prisons in the last 12 months. 
Paul Goggins: There are 15 open prisons in England and Wales. In the 12 months from November 2002 to October 2003 there were 1,173 reported absconds from these prisons. I am unable to provide information for prisons in Scotland and Northern Ireland, as these establishments are the responsibility of the Scottish Prison Service and the Northern Ireland Prison Service respectively.
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2. Egyptian Islamic Jihad
3. AI-Gama'at al-lslamiya
4. Armed Islamic Group (Groupe Islamique Armée) (GIA)
5. Salafist Group for Call and Combat (Groupe Salafiste pour la Prédication et le Combat) (GSPC)
6. Babbar Khalsa
7. International Sikh Youth Federation
8. Harakat Mujahideen
9. Jaish e Mohammed
10. Lashkar e Tayyaba
11. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
12. Hizballah External Security Organisation
13. Hamas-lzz al-Din al-Qassem Brigades
14. Palestinian Islamic Jihad-Shaqaqi
15. Abu Nidal Organisation
16. Islamic Army of Aden
17. Mujaheddin e Khalq
23. Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG)
24. Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU)
25. Asbat Al-Ansar
26. The Irish Republican Army
27. Cumann na mBan
28. Fianna na hEireann
29. The Red Hand Commando
30. Saor Eire
31. The Ulster Freedom Fighters
32. The Ulster Volunteer Force
33. The Irish National Liberation Army
34. The Irish People's Liberation Organisation
35. The Ulster Defence Association
36. The Loyalist Volunteer Force
37. The Continuity Army Council
38. The Orange Volunteers
39. The Red Hand Defenders
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