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Mr. Oaten: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the (a) availability and (b) misuse of fake proof of age cards; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Browne: We have been working closely with the British Retail Consortium (BRC) on the Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) which aims to ensure that different proof of age schemes comply with common standards. This is indicated by displaying the PASS holographic logo on the card. Through the BRC and other groups we encourage retailers to accept only PASS compliant cards. A person using a fake proof of age card commits an offence if it is used to deceive.
We are currently having discussions with the industry around the development of the social responsibility scheme for alcohol retailers. This was one of the recommendations contained in the Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy for England, published by the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit on 15 March 2004. Alcohol retailers will be encouraged to sign up to the scheme which will include a commitment from pubs and clubs to clamp down on irresponsible promotions.
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The scheme will be voluntary, but we will be assessing its effectiveness early in the next parliament. If the impact is not as we would expect, we will look to further measures, including the possibility of legislation.
Mr. Djanogly: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officer hours were spent by the Cambridgeshire police force in tackling criminal activity linked to animal rights extremism in each year since 1999. 
Tony Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information he has collated about the number of arrests under the anti-terrorism legislation over the last 12 months; how many led to (a) charges and (b) release; and if he will make a statement. 
Ms Blears: Due to the method by which Terrorism Act arrests are recorded, figures for the requested period are not available. The closest period we can compile is 11 March 2003 to 30 June 2004. For this period, 274 people were arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000. 46 of these were charged under the Act. The remainder were either released without charge, bailed to return, cautioned, charged under other legislation or dealt with under immigration or mental health legislation.
Tony Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the reasons were for the arrests of seven people in Greater Manchester and three others in other parts of England on 19 April under terrorism legislation; and if he will make a statement. 
Ms Blears [holding answer 21 July 2004]: This was an intelligence-led operation and the police would have been failing in their duty if they did not act on any available information and investigate its veracity.
Tony Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the appeal in the case of NA, reference D1038877, was received by (a) the Home Office and (b) the Appeals Processing Centre; and when he expects the Appeals Processing Centre to pass it to the Independent Appellate Authority. 
[holding answer 22 July 2004]: This appeal was received by the Home Office, Immigration and Nationality Directorate Appeals Processing Centre, on 18 May 2004. The appeal has been processed and was forwarded to the Immigration Appellate Authority on 19 July 2004.
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Mr. Clifton-Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many three strike rule burglaries there were in the last year for which figures are available; how many resulted in a prison sentence; and what the average period was prior to remission. 
Paul Goggins: The number of persons sentenced in 2002 under the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 has been published in Criminal Statistics England and Wales 2002, Table 4G. The corresponding average sentence imposed by the courts is three years.
Mr. Martyn Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) community support officers and (b) community wardens there are in each police authority area in Wales; and what the projected change in numbers is over the next four years 
Mr. Browne: At the end of June this year the number of Community Support Officers (CSOs) on patrol in each police authority area in Wales and new ones successfully bid for in the recent third round of funding was as follows:
already on patrol
Community or Neighbourhood wardens are not employed by police authorities but by organisations such as local authorities or housing associations. Information on their numbers is not held centrally.
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Mr. Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will answer question number 163249 regarding computer misuse in his Department, tabled by the hon. Member for Northavon on 18 March. 
Ms Blears [holding answer 20 July 2004]: My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary makes regular statements to the House on emergency planning arrangements in the UK. The last such statement was made on 25 February 2004, Official Report, column 41WS, and these issues were addressed in the Intelligence Security Commission (ISC) debate on 8 July and extensively in a joint evidence session the Home Secretary gave to a special joint meeting of the Home Affairs and Defence Select Committees.
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