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Paul Goggins: The Department published 'Focus on female offenders: the Real Women ProgrammeProbation Service pilot in March 2004, which reported on the pilot programme for women who commit acquisitive crime. A programme for violent Women (CARE) is at the development stage as part of the joint prison and probation strategy for interventions for women. There are no plans for further female specific programmes or evaluation but information on how National Offender Management Service (NOMS) interventions affect female offenders will be collected as part of the RDS NOMS research programme where possible and appropriate. This is supported by the Women's Offending Reduction Programme, also published in March 2004.
Dr. Vis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many young people aged under 18 years were received into prison (a) under sentence and (b) on remand in (i) 2003, (ii) 2002 and (iii) 2001. 
The number of receptions of young people aged under 18 years into prison establishments, as recorded on the Prison Service central IT system, is provided in the table.
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Dr. Vis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many black and minority ethnic young men aged 18 to 21 years were received into prison in 2002 (a) under sentence and (b) on remand. 
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Charles Hendry: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the (a) organisations, (b) associations, (c) agencies and (d) representative bodies he has consulted on youth justice issues in the last 12 months. 
Paul Goggins: The following list shows the organisations we have consulted on youth justice issues in the last 12 monthsin various ways including through a conference, various meetings and the issue of consultation papers. In addition, between October and December 2003 we consulted through young people's websites on our policy paper Youth JusticeThe Next Steps, attracting 7,860 responses
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