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Mr. Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what support he gives to police air support units; in which locations; and what bids have been submitted in the most recent round. 
Ms Blears: £4 million is made available each year towards capital funding for police air support units in England and Wales.
Bids currently under consideration by the Home Office for capital funding in the next financial year have been received from the following forces:
Northumbria (on behalf of the North East Consortium which includes Durham and Cleveland police)
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Mr. Leigh: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether initial problems in the implementation of the Airwave service for the police have been overcome; and whether he is able to quantify the benefit to the police of this service as indicated in the Government's response to the 64th Report of the Committee of Public Accounts of Session 200102, Public Private Partnerships: Airwave. 
Ms Blears: Yes. The initial problems have been overcome. The Airwave service is now available to more than half of the police forces. It is fully operational in nine police forces, and over 30,000 users are already enjoying the benefits of modern, secure, high-quality communications.
A Business Benefits project has been set up under the Airwave programme. It will provide a full quantitative analysis of the benefits of Airwave compared with previous police radio systems and will monitor the realisation of those benefits.
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Anti-Social Behaviour Orders have been granted for (a) juveniles and (b) adults (i) in Middlesbrough, South and Cleveland, East (ii) in the Teesside region and (iii) in England. 
Ms Blears: Information on the number of notifications received by the Home Office of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) issued up to 30 June 2003 (latest available) is given in the table.
|Area||Total issued||Total age 1017||Total age 18+||Total age not known|
|From 1 April 1999 to 31 May 2000 by pfa(11)||1||0||0||1|
|From 1 June 2000 to 30 June 2003 by local authority area||13||12||1||0|
|Redcar and Cleveland Council||2||2||0||0|
|Stockton on Tees BC||2||2||0||0|
(10) The Teesside region includes Hartlepool, Redcar and East Cleveland, Middlesbrough and Stockton on Tees local authority areas.
(11) From 1 April 1999 to 31 May 2000 data was collected by police force area (pfa) only on the number of orders issued or refused.
(12) Includes 104 orders issued from 1 April 1999 to 31 May 2000.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many anti-social behaviour orders
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have been issued in (a) the Vale of York and (b) North Yorkshire in each of the last three years. 
Ms Blears: The number of notifications received by the Home Office of anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs) issued within the North Yorkshire magistrates courts committee (MCC) area, which includes the Vale of York, up to 30 June 2003 (latest available) is given in the table.
|1 June 2000 to 31 December 2000||0|
|1 January 2001 to 31 December 2001||7|
|1 January 2002 to 30 November 2002||0|
|31 December 2002 to 30 June 2003(14)||2|
(13) From 1 April 1999 up to 31 May 2000 data collected by police force area (pfa).
(14) Following implementation of the Police Reform Act (2 December 2002), data for December 2002 is incorporated into the first quarter 2003 data.
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of antiques burglary were recorded by police in the SENLAC division of East Sussex in each quarter in the last two years. 
Ms Blears: This information is not collected centrally.
Mr. Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will estimate the number of people to whom clause 15 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill might apply. 
Beverley Hughes: Clause 15 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill, which refers to electronic monitoring, applies to persons subject to immigration control who appear to be at least 18 years of age where a residence restriction is imposed, where a reporting restriction could be imposed and where immigration bail is granted subject to a bail bond (except where bail is granted by a police officer or the Special Immigration Appeals Commission). The number of individuals to whom this would apply would also depend on individual risk assessment and the outcome of pilots which we plan to undertake once the legislation is in place.
Alistair Burt: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officers left the Bedfordshire Police Force in (a) the last year for which figures are available and (b) each of the last five years, broken down by (i) rank and (ii) length of service. 
Ms Blears: The available information is given in the table.
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|Association of Chief Police Officers rank||Chief Superintendent||Superintendent||Chief Inspector||Inspector||Sergeant||Constable|
|31 March 1999||2||||5||1||4||6||45|
|31 March 2000||0||||3||2||1||7||45|
|31 March 2001||1||||1||0||2||6||62|
|31 March 2002||1||||1||0||4||6||38|
|31 March 2003(15)||0||1||0||1||7||12||71|
(15) Not comparable to previous wastage figures as data do not include transfers to other England and Wales forces and officers leaving after a period of secondment.
Alistair Burt: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officers were recruited to the Bedfordshire Police Force in (a) the last year for which figures are available and (b) each of the last five years. 
Ms Blears: The available information is given in the table:
|3 March 1999||36|
|3 March 2000||37|
|3 March 2001||82|
|3 March 2002||131|
|3 March 2003(16)||136|
(16) Not comparable to previous recruitment figures as data include transfers from other England and Wales forces and officers returning after a period of secondment.
Mr. Spring: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many burglaries were reported to the police in Suffolk in each year since 199697; and how many reported burglaries in Suffolk resulted in a conviction in each year. 
Ms Blears: Numbers of reported crimes are not collected centrally. The number of crimes recorded by the police are collected and published annually. Information on recorded burglaries are given in the table.
|Year||Number of offences recorded|
(17) All burglary comprises burglary in a dwelling, and burglary in a building other than a dwelling.
(18) Recorded on a calendar year basis up to 1997 and on a financial year basis thereafter.
(19) There was a change of counting rules for recorded crime on 1 April 1998, which had the effect of increasing the number of crimes counted. Numbers of offences for years before and after this date are therefore not directly comparable.
(20) Suffolk implemented the National Crime Recording Standard (NCRS) on 1 April 2000, two years prior to the national implementation. This will have had the effect of inflating the number of crimes counted.
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Number of convictions for all burglary offences in Suffolk 1 are not available before 19992000. The available statistics are given in the table.
|Year||Number of convictions|
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