David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many respondents to the British Crime Survey believed their assailants were under the influence of alcohol when they were assaulted in each year since the statistics were first compiled. 
Ms Blears: The British Crime Survey (BCS) asks respondents whether they believed the offender was under the influence of drink. A table showing the trend for all BCS violence since this question was introduced in the 1996 BCS can be found on the Home Office website at: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/crimeew0203_tables_bvv.html#violent
Mr. Keith Bradley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers who were resident in (a) the City of Manchester, (b) Greater Manchester, (c) the North West of England and (d) England had all financial support from the Government stopped in each of the last 12 months. 
Mr. Browne [holding answer 27 January 2005]: The information requested is in the table. The figures have been compiled from internal management information data sources and show the position as at 26 January 2005. The figures show the number of asylum seekers living in the relevant area at the time support was stopped. The figures do not show how many people have remained in the relevant area since their support stopped.
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Mr. Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cash in transit attacks have taken place in the UK in each of the last five years; how much cash has been stolen; and how many people were convicted for these attacks. 
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) gender and (b) familial relationship to the child victim was of offenders in substantiated child abuse cases in each of the last five years, broken down by (i) physical abuse, (ii) emotional abuse, (iii) sexual abuse and (iv) cases of neglect. 
Ms Blears: The information is not collected by the Home Office in the form requested. The available information is taken from the Home Office Court Proceedings Database and is given in the table. It relates to those found guilty of sexual offences against minors and cruelty to or neglect of children. It is not possible to determine the number of offenders found guilty of physical or emotional abuse against children. Neither isit possible to determine the gender of the child victim or the familial relationships as the individual circumstances of the offences are not collected.
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Ms Blears: Information on homicide is published annually in a Home Office Statistical Bulletin. The latest available information can be found in Home Office Statistical Bulletin number 02/05Crime in England and Wales 2003/2004: Supplementary Volume l: Homicide and Gun Crime". Table 1.04 gives data on victims under 16 years by relationship of victim to principal suspect. The Home Office does not collect statistics on carers as a separate category.
Mr. Pike: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions his Department has had with the Humberside Police Authority regarding the early retirement of the police officer involved in the Christopher Alder case; and if he will make a statement. 
Humberside Police Authority did write to the Home Office on 12 November 2004 about applications for medical retirement they had received in respect of four officers linked to this case. An official from the Home Secretary's Private Office responded on 26 November 2004 stating that the Home Secretary was clear that any decision was entirely a matter for Humberside Police Authority.
The relevant procedures for such decisions are set out in Home Office Circular 3 of 2004 agreed last January by the Police Negotiating Board in the form of Joint Guidance. This guidance came into effect last July and copies are in the House Library.
The first was from the Clerk to Humberside Police Authority regarding the ill health retirement of officers who were present at the death of Christopher Alder. The second, also from the Clerk to Humberside Police Authority, was regarding the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) review of the Christopher Alder case.
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