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Mr. Wiggin: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research he has commissioned on the effects of changing the age of criminal responsibility; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Anthony D. Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful criminal prosecutions were brought for crimes perpetrated in each Norfolk constituency in each year since 1997; and how many criminal charges were pressed for crimes perpetrated in Great Yarmouth in each year since 1997. 
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Mr. Oaten: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish (a) the growth forecasts and (b) the forecasts of the number and proportion of young men in the population used as assumptions in the Trends in Crime model, Home Office Online Report 38/04. 
Mr. Oaten: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2004, Official Report, column 1053W, on departmental properties/staff, if he will place a list of the properties in the Library. 
Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contracts his Department had with (a) Barclays, (b) Royal Bank of Scotland, (c) UBS Warburg and (d) Bank of Scotland for advice on private finance initiative and public private partnership contracts in each financial year since 200102; and what fees were paid in each case. 
Mr. Woodward: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what hate crime legislation introduced in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 remains to be implemented; and when it will be implemented. 
Paul Goggins: Sections 145 and 146 are the only provisions in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 specifically relating to hate crime; these provide for courts to treat motivation by racial or religious prejudice, or prejudice related to disability or sexual orientation, as an aggravating factor in sentencing for any criminal offence. These sections are not yet in force, but section 145 is simply a re-enactment of existing legislation, contained in section 153 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000, that is already in force. The commencement date for these sections of the 2003 Act is currently under consideration and will be announced in due course.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department has made a formal expression of interest in HMS Daedalus to the Ministry of Defence on behalf of (a) the Prison Service, (b) another agency of his Department and (c) Hampshire Constabulary. 
Paul Goggins [holding answer 13 September 2004]: I can confirm that my Department has not made a formal expression of interest in HMS Daedalus on behalf of the Prison Service or any other part of the Home Office. The acquisition of properties for use by the police is a matter for the appropriate police authority and Chief Officer of Police.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passports sent to his
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Department for immigration purposes have been lost in each of the last five years; and how many were subsequently found. 
However, in General Group, which processes all applications for variation of leave to remain from in-country applicants and considers applications for Home Office travel documents from non-British nationals, there were 53 issued from April 2001 to March 2002; 335 issued from April 2002 to March 2003; and 469 issued from April 2003 to March 2004. This should be balanced against the number of decisions made in the same period which were 380,000; 403,000; and 534,000 respectively.
Mr. Llwyd: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Prison Custody Officer certificates have been withdrawn by his Department for each privately run prison in each month since 1 January 2003. 
Paul Goggins: From January 2003 to March 2004, three Prison Custody Officer Certificates were withdrawn from Her Majesty's Prison Dovegate, one certificate at Her Majesty's Prison/Young Offenders Institution Altcourse and one certificate at Her Majesty's Prison/Young Offenders Institution Doncaster.
Mr. Llwyd: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Prison Custody Officer certificates have been issued by his Department for each privately run prison in each month since 1 January 2003. 
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|Certificates issued from January 2003 to March 2004||April||May||June||July|
|HMP Forest Bank||69||1||0||20||0|
|HMP Lowdham Grange||66||11||0||11||0|
|HMP Rye Hill||94||9||0||4||1|
|Overall total since January 2003||762|
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