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David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes involving violence against the person there were in each crime and disorder reduction partnership area in England and Wales in each year since the partnerships were established. 
Ms Blears: The requested information is published annually in Home Office Statistical Bulletins on recorded crime. All these publications are available on the Home Office website. The appropriate links are as follows:
(2) what the total annual cost was of the home detention curfew electronic monitoring kit in the last financial year for which figures are available; and how many kits were available for use in that year; 
Paul Goggins: The Home Office pays one total price to each electronic monitoring supplier for the delivery of a complete electronic monitoring service. The price varies according to the volume of offenders being monitored. It includes the provision of a monitoring centre, field staff and other items, as well as the lease of the equipment. The cost of the equipment, and of visits to investigate violations, is not separately identified.
In the year 200304 the total cost of the service was £81 million. A total of 46,472 people were monitored in all categories and a total of 18,586 sets of electronic monitoring equipment were made available during that period.
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Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many curfew orders with electronic monitoring conditions were breached in each of the last three financial years, broken down by probation area. 
Paul Goggins: Information about breaches of curfew orders with electronic monitoring in each probation area is not collected centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. However, this information will be available when new electronic monitoring contracts start to operate in April 2005.
Mr. Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has held with the devolved Administrations on the content, frequency and timing of television advertising placed by his Department on UK-wide satellite television channels. 
Fiona Mactaggart: The Home Office Marketing and Strategic Communication Unit have held a number of informal meetings over the last year with colleagues in the Scottish Executive to discuss forthcoming communication plans.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the cost of (a) new builds, (b) demolition rebuilds and (c) PFI projects in his Department in each of the last two years. 
|New builds and demolition re-builds|
|200304||213. 5||92. 0|
|200405||197. 7||183. 2|
The PFI costs include fees, IT cabling and furniture where appropriate. New builds exclude leased developments, fees and other costs. Both exclude VAT. PFI costs are an indication of developers' approximate costs as these are not paid by the Department. 200405 is estimated out-turn to 31 January 2005.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his estimate is of the (a) annual cost and (b) total value of the empty properties owned by (i) his Department, (ii) his agencies and (iii) other public bodies for which he has had responsibility in each of the last two years. 
The Home Office, including its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies currently have a number of vacant freehold properties comprising surplus sites, former probation offices, and former prison officer housing.
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|Total existing use value||Current annual running cost excluding any internal capital charges|
|Prison Service||6,314,000||No central records kept|
Fiona Mactaggart: Expenditure mainly on essential alterations to allow internal re-organisation of Ministers' offices including meeting rooms, with some simultaneous improvements totalled £15,624 in 200304 and will be nil in 200405 excluding VAT.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was of (a) in-house canteen and (b) other catering services provided by his Department in each of the last two years. 
Fiona Mactaggart: The subsidy in financial year 200203 was £179,000, and in 200304 £179,966. This was paid for the provision of catering and catering services to the Home Office's main central London estate which includes two restaurants and two snack bars/coffee shops.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total external spending by his Department was on public private partnership (PPP) consultants in each of the last two years; how many full-time equivalent consultants were employed over this period; how many billed consultancy days there were per year; what the implied average cost of each PPP consultant was; how many consultancy firms were used by his Department over this period; and if he will make a statement. 
Fiona Mactaggart: From the available information held by the Home Office total external expenditure on public private partnership (PPP) consultants in each of the last two years, the number of full time equivalent consultants employed in the period, the number of billed consultancy days there were per year, the implied average cost of each PPP consultants and how many consultancy firms were used over the period is as follows:
|Criminal Records Bureau|
|Total external spend on consultants (£)||2,007,500||1,284,630|
|Number of full-time equivalent consultants employed|||||
|Number of billed consultancy days|||||
|Implied average cost of each PFI consultant|||||
|Number of consultancy firms used||6||8|
|Total external spend on consultants (£)||713,000||368,000|
|Number of full-time equivalent consultants employed||3.5||3|
|Number of billed consultancy days||781||495|
|Implied average cost of each PFI consultant|
(£ per day)
|Number of consultancy firms used||14||11|
Mr. George Osborne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many gyms are available to staff in the Department; and what the cost of providing them was in the last year for which figures are available. 
Fiona Mactaggart: In the Home Office there are two gyms available to staffone in central London and one in Croydon. These are both self-funding through Home Office sports and social staff clubs. The only cost to the Department for these facilities is the provision of accommodation.
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