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Drug Testing and Treatment Orders

David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of drug testing and treatment orders have been breached in each year since their introduction, broken down by local authority area. [205326]

Paul Goggins: It is not possible to calculate accurately the total number or percentage of orders breached in any one year. Some orders made in one year were breached in the following year; some cases are subject to multiple breach proceedings; some breach proceedings have been instigated and not yet dealt with by the courts; and 7,640 orders (30 per cent. of the orders made since roll-out) are still running. A completion target for Drug Testing and Treatment Orders (DTTO) of 35 per cent. was introduced from April 2004. The overall completion rate between April—October 2004 was 34 per cent. and each probation area's completion rate for the same period is shown in the table.
DTTO Completion performance 2004–05

Area name:Target achieved(percentage)
West Mercia34
West Midlands40
West Midlands Region34
County Durham44
North East Region43
East Region31
Greater Manchester35
North West Region37
Leicestershire and Rutland40
East Midlands Region37
North Yorkshire15
South Yorkshire23
West Yorkshire23
Yorkshire and Humberside Region24
Thames Valley26
South East Region29
Avon and Somerset26
Devon and Cornwall32
South West Region32
London East21
London North35
London South53
London West22
London Region35
North Wales40
South Wales38
Wales Region40

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Fixed Penalty Notices

Mr. Byrne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will set out the offences for which fixed penalty notices can be issued; and what guidance has been issued to authorities by his Department about circumstances in which such notices can be delivered. [206771]

Ms Blears: The penalty notice for disorder scheme was extended by the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Amendment) and Police Reform Act 2002 (Modification) Order 2004 (SI 2540/2004), made on 27 September this year, to add a further 10 offences to the existing 11 offences. A complete list of the offences and penalties is shown in the table.

Operational guidance is provided to the police on issuing penalty notices for disorder. This has been revised to take into account the new offences and will be published on the Home Office website shortly at:

Copies of the revised police operational guidance will be placed in the Library at the same time.
Offence creating provisionDescription of offence
Offences attracting £80 penalty
Section 80 of the Explosives Act 1875(c.17)()Throwing fireworks in a thoroughfare
Section 31 of the Fire Services Act 1947 (c.41)()Knowingly giving a false alarm to a fire brigade
Section 169A of the Licensing Act 1964(c.26)Sale of alcohol to a person under 18
Section 169C(2) and (3) of the Licensing Act 1964 (c.26)Buying or attempting to buy alcohol for a person under 18
Section 169F of the Licensing Act 1964 (c.26)Delivery of alcohol to a person under 18 or allowing such delivery
Section 5(2) of the Criminal Law Act1967(c.58)Wasting police time or giving false report
Section 91 of the Criminal Justice Act 1 967 (c.80)Disorderly behaviour while drunk in a public place
Section 1 of the Theft Act 1968 (c.60)Theft
Section 1(1 ) of the Criminal Damage Act 1971 (c.48)Destroying or damaging property
Section 5 of the Public Order Act1986 (c.64)Behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress
Section 127(2) of the Communications Act 2003 (c.21)Using a public electronic communications network in order to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety
Section 11 of the Fireworks Act 2003 (c.22)Contravention of a prohibition or failure to comply with a requirement imposed by or under fireworks regulations or making false statements
Section 49 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (C.21K)Knowingly giving a false alarm to a person acting on behalf of a fire and rescue authority
Offences attracting £50 penalty
Section 12 of the Licensing Act 1872 (c.94)Being drunk in a highway, other public place or licensed premises
Section 55 of the British Transport Commission Act 1949 (c.xxix)Trespassing on a railway
Section 56 of the British Transport Commission Act 1949 (c.xxix)Throwing stones etc. at trains or other things on railways
Section 168E of the Licensing Act 1964 (c.26)Consumption of alcohol by a person under 18 or allowing such consumption
Section 87 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (c.43)Depositing and leaving litter
Section 12 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (c.16)Consumption of alcohol in designated public place

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Identity Cards

Mr. Lilley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the source is of the figure that about 35 per cent. of terrorists use false or multiple identities, as referred to in the answer of 17 May 2004, Official Report, column 773W, to the hon. Member for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton (Mr. Gibb). [207467]

Mr. Browne [holding answer 10 January 2005]: During an oral evidence session to the Home Affairs Select Committee on 4 May 2004, the then Home Secretary my right hon. Friend, the Member for Sheffield, Brightside (Mr. Blunkett) said:

Mr. Oaten: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the likely size of the national identity register in (a) 2010, (b) 2020 and (c) 2030. [207623]

Mr. Browne: The current working assumption is that the following number of enrolments will be recorded on the National Identity Register at the end of the financial year which begins in:
Number (million)
(a) 201011.3
(b) 202070.0
(c) 2030111.3

The National Identity Register will continue to hold records of deceased persons and those who have registered and then left the country, to avoid fraudulent use of these identities.

Motoring Offences

John Thurso: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions which have resulted in custodial sentences there have been for (a) drink-driving and (b) other motoring offences, broken down by (i) type and (ii) gender in each year since 1997; and what each figure represents as a percentage of the total. [204719]

Paul Goggins: Information taken from the Home Office court proceedings database on convictions and custodial sentences for drink-driving and other motoring offences by gender 1997 to 2002 (latest
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available) is given in tables, which have been placed in the Library. Data for 2003 will be available early in 2005.

National Offender Management Service

Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representation the relevant trade unions have on the National Offender Management Service Board. [204892]

Paul Goggins: Having initially agreed to accept my invitation to join the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) Board, Ms Judy McKnight (General Secretary of NAPO) and Mr. Colin Moses (National Chairman of POA) recently announced their resignation.

I have made it clear that I strongly support regular and open dialogue with Trade Unions as part of the development of NOMS. The NOMS Joint Consultative Council (JCC) provides a forum for communication, discussion, consultation and information sharing between the NOMS and the Trade Unions representing staff within the National Probation Service, Her Majesty's Prison Service and the core Home Office on those issues that fall outside the remits of the existing service-specific consultation frameworks.

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