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[holding answer 20 December 2004]: The Scotland Office was established on 1 July 1999. Since then, the Office has set up one short-life working group looking at issues related to Gaelic broadcasting; the cost was approximately £1,300.
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Mrs. Curtis-Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders were (a) applied for and (b) obtained in each police authority in each year since their introduction, broken down by recipients aged (i) under 10, (ii) 10 to 20, (iii) 20 to 30, (iv) 30 to 50 and (v) over 50; how many were issued as (A) an attachment to a criminal conviction and (B) in response to non-criminal nuisance or disorder; and how many have been breached in each case. 
Ms Blears: The available information on the number of antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) applied for and issued, on application or following conviction, is given in tables A to F by Magistrates Courts Committee (MCC) area. These areas are coterminous with police force areas. Data by the requested age groups are not readily available. However, age group data are broken down into juveniles (1017) and adults (18+). Antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) are not given to children under the age of 10.
The number of breaches of an ASBO, by MCC area, taken from the Home Office Court Proceedings Database, are given in table G. These data are currently available for the period 1 June 2000 up to 31 December 2002. Data for 2003 are due to be released shortly. The information contained in tables A to G has been placed in the Library.
Mr. Fisher: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many applications for extensions to existing antisocial behaviour orders in Stoke-on-Trent have been (a) granted and (b) refused in each of the past three years; 
Ms Blears: For antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) issued, within which restrictions are imposed in the Stoke-on-Trent city council local government area, up to 30 June 2004 (latest available), the Home Office has received one notification of an order being varied. The outcome did not affect the duration of the order.
|Period 1 July to 30 June each year||Total issued|
Information on the number of breaches of an ASBO are taken from the Home Office Court Proceedings Database. These data, at Criminal Justice System level only, are currently available for the period 1 June 2000 up to 31 December 2002. During this period the total number of ASBOs issued within Staffordshire, as reported to the Home Office, is 22. Of these, six persons breached their ASBO.
Patrick Mercer: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many (a) householders and (b) shop-owners who have injured burglars on their property have been charged but not prosecuted by (i)magistrates' courts and (ii) Crown courts in each of the last 10 years; 
(2) in how many cases where (a) householders and (b) shop-owners have injured a burglar on their property it has taken more than (i) three months and (ii)six months from the start of the investigation for charges to be brought; 
Ms Blears: Since 1997, the Home Office has allocated £549,918 to Stoke-on-Trent to ensure full coverage of the system across the town under the Closed Circuit Television Initiative, which formed part of the Crime Reduction Programme.
Since the completion of the Crime Reduction Programme in 2002, crime reduction funding has been allocated directly to the local Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership through the Building Safer Communities fund and to Basic Command Unit (BCD) Commanders through the BCD fund. These funding streams finance a variety of interventions, including CCTV, to tackle local crime priorities. Allocation of funding across the area is the responsibility of the local authority and West Midlands police.
Sir Gerald Kaufman:
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter
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dated 29 November 2004 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Ms Yulima Vicentre Vidal. 
Mr. Hunter: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister of State for Citizenship, Immigration and Counter-Terrorism will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Basingstoke of 24 September 2004 regarding his former constituent Mr. Kamaljit Kanda. 
Sir Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to answer the letters dated 6 December 2004 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to (a) Mrs Saima Manzoor Ahmed and (b) Mr. Abdul Rahman Sirwan. 
Mr. Grieve: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many mandatory minimum sentences have been imposed under the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997 in respect of (a) third-time burglars and (b) third-time drug dealers. 
[holding answer 31 January 2005]: The table shows the information reported to the Home Office on persons sentenced under sections 110 and 111 of the Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (previously section 4 of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997) in England and Wales for a third offence of class A drug trafficking and a third offence of domestic burglary in the years 2000 to 2002.
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|Minimum 7 years for third class A drug trafficking offence||Minimum 3 years for third domestic burglary|
|Grade||Class of travel (including travel by sleeping berth)|
|SEO (and equivalent and above)||First class|
|HEO (and equivalent and below)||Standard class|
|UK airfares||Overseas airfares||UK train||Overseas train||Overseas ferry fares||Total|
The increases in travel costs since 2000 can be largely attributed to changes in strategy within the Immigration and Nationality Directorate including increased staff numbers and the need to travel as a result of new policy initiatives and targets for improved IND performance. Other contributing factors have been related to providing advice to the organisers of the 2002 Football World Cup in Japan and Euro 2004 in Portugal and the creation of new units to support the police reform agenda.
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