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Mr. Gerrard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff in the National Probation Service are absent from work through stress or stress-related illness; and from what grades. 
The National Probation Directorate, through its National Health and Safety Forum that comprises employers, trade unions and subject experts, has just issued a national policy in reduction of stress that conforms to the Health and Safety Executive standards.
Mr. Gerrard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether work being undertaken on the Probation Workload Management Tool in the National Probation Service will be incorporated into the requirements for the National Offender Management Information Systems (NOMIS) programme. 
Paul Goggins: An independent OGC consultant is currently reviewing the business case for the Workload Measurement Tool Project. His conclusions will inform decisions about the future of the project, including if and how the work can be incorporated into the National Offender Management Information System programme.
Paul Goggins: Information on reasons for leaving, including dismissals, is not currently recorded separately across the 42 employing Boards. The content of and process for collecting workforce information centrally is currently under review and will be amended in the near future.
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether performance by the National Probation Service against its performance measure on compliance with orders improved (a) during 200304 and (b) between April and September 2004. 
The level of compliance with orders was 56 per cent. in April 2003, rising to 58 per cent. in June 2003. Cumulatively for 200304 a figure of 56 per cent. was achieved. Compliance improved in the period April to September 2004, reaching 61 per cent. in July 2004 alone and 59 per cent. cumulatively for the six-month period.
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|Month||Compliance: Orders only (percentage)|
|Month||Compliance: Orders only (percentage)|
|Training Probation Officers||57|
|Special allocations to probation boards||39|
|Information Technology and Estates||36|
|National Probation Directorate Staffing||15|
|Other central probation costs (new developments,|
research, loan charges, etc.)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for accreditation under the Securities Industry Act have
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(a) been received and (b) processed by the Securities Industry Authority; what estimates have been made of the number of accredited door staff which are required by the leisure industry; and what assessment has been made of whether it will be necessary to extend the final implementation date of the scheme. 
Ms Blears: The total number of applications for Security Industry Authority (SIA) door supervisor licenses to date is 22,729. Of these, 18,893 have been accepted by the SIA and have been or are being processed.
It is difficult to obtain a totally reliable estimate of the number of door supervisors required by the leisure industry; current SIA estimates, based on information supplied by the police and local authorities place the figure at 46,000.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements are in place to audit the performance of the Security Industry Authority; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what powers the Security Industry Authority has available to ensure that the 20 March 2006 deadline for the licensing of security personnel is met; what powers it has to assist the police in ensuring that the deadline is met; and what plans he has to grant additional powers to the authority in this respect. 
Ms Blears [holding answer 28 February 2005]: The licensing of individuals who work as manned guards in the private security industry is due to commence shortly. Regional Security Industry Authority (SIA) investigators will work collaboratively with police and local authorities, managing and sharing intelligence information to ensure that maximum compliance is met by the 20 March 2006 deadline.
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will provide a breakdown of expenditure on (a) policing, (b) crime prevention and (c) local security measures per capita in the borough of Islington for each year since 199697; and what contribution was made by the London borough of Islington. 
[holding answer 21 December 20004]: The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis informs me that the policing budget per capita in Islington borough Operational Command Unit (BOCU) was as follows.
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|Budget per capita in Islington BOCU1 (£)|
The figures reflect direct operational costs. In addition, BOCUs are able to call upon all-London units (such as dog sections, Territorial Support Group, Traffic and Air Support Units) when operational priorities dictate.
|Barking and Dagenham||14||14|
|City of Westminster||64||85|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||18||20|
|Kensington and Chelsea||15||14|
|Kingston upon Thames||16||15|
|Richmond upon Thames||21||19|
|City of London BCUs|
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