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Caroline Flint: The available information on the number of court fines and fixed penalties issued within the police force area of Essex for the offence of 'speeding detected by camera' for 199701 is shown in the table. It is not possible from the data collected centrally to identify Southend.
|Fixed penalties||Court proceedings|
|Offenceand year||Number of tickets(46)||Estimated revenue(47) (£)||Number of fines||Total amount of fine (£)||Average fine(48) (£)|
(44) Automatic cameras until 1998, all camera types from 1999.
(45) Offences under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and The Motor Vehicles (Speed Limits on Motorways) Regulations 1973.
(46) Paid i.e. no further action.
(47) Estimate based on £40 fixed penalty charge to October 2000. From November 2000 the penalty was raised to £60.
(48) Includes cases where fixed penalty notices were originally issued but not paid and subsequently referred to court.
Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK immigration officials were in post at (a) Heathrow, (b) Gatwick, (c) Stansted, (d) Luton and (e) City airport on 1 January in each of the last six years. 
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(49) 1999 = Incomplete records available for Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton.
As at 2 January 2004, the UK Immigration Service had a further 103 Immigration Officers who had confirmed places on training courses taking place in January, February and March who were to be posted to either Heathrow, Gatwick or Stansted airports.
Beverley Hughes [holding answer 26 January 2004]: The Government do not recognise Taiwanese nationality, although passports issued by the Taiwanese authorities are accepted for the purposes of travel to and from the United Kingdom. The holders of such documents continue to be required to register with the police in accordance with the requirements of Part 10 of the Immigration Rules. These requirements are a matter which is kept under review.
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All police forces in England and Wales are required to submit monthly recorded crime statistics prepared in accordance with the Home Office Counting Rules for Recorded Crime. This contains a principal crime rule whereby if the sequence of crimes in an incident contains more than one type of crime the most serious crime is counted. In determining the most serious crime, the most serious violent crime takes precedence over the most serious property crime.
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A full list of the offence headings which comprise the recorded crime series is issued to police forces, along with their definitions (most of which are in terms of criminal law definitions), as part of the Home Office Counting Rules. The list is also given in Table 3.04 of Home Office Statistical Bulletin 07/03 'Crime in England and Wales 200203' which was published in July 2003. That table also shows what offences within the violence against the person category are deemed to be more serious and less serious offences.