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Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints under active investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission are (a) less than one-year-old, (b) one to three years old, (c) three to five years old and (d) over five years old; and if he will make a statement. 
Hazel Blears: The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is responsible for the managements of the police complaints system. I will ensure that the Chairman receives a copy of the question and replies to you directly. Copies of the letter containing the IPCC's response will be placed in the House Libraries.
Vera Baird: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the average time has been between deaths and inquests in the jurisdiction of the Teesside Coroner during the last 12 months; 
Harry Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what investigations his Department has conducted into the role of Mr. Mohammed Meguerba in the alleged ricin case of Kamel Bourgass and his associates; and if he will make a statement. 
Hazel Blears: The Home Office is not an investigative authority. It is the duty of the police to investigate criminal matters and all enquiries involving those persons alleged to have been involved in the case referred to would have been carried out by the Metropolitan Police Service.
Mr. Fraser: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether statistics are kept by police forces for the number of offences of violence against the person committed involving the use of knives. 
Hazel Blears: Details of offences of violence against the person involving knives are generally collected by forces on the individual crime records. The ease with which statistics can be generated will vary depending on individual force computer systems.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of children subject to (a) antisocial behaviour orders and (b) acceptable behaviour contracts were looked-after children. 
Hazel Blears: The information requested is not available centrally. Information on antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) collected and collated by the Home Office for statistical purposes does not identify the personal circumstances of ASBO recipients. Information on acceptable behaviour contracts (ABCs) is not collected centrally. ABCs are voluntary agreements with no statutory basis. They are therefore unsuitable for central data collection.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will estimate the total number of people who are dangerous by virtue of severe personality disorder (DSPD) in England; and what her estimate is of the number of people who are DSPD in England but cannot be detained under sections 2, 3 or 4 of the Mental Health Act 1983. 
Fiona Mactaggart: The most recent estimates indicate that the number of people within the prison population in England and Wales who are likely to meet the Dangerous Severe Personality Disorder (DSPD) criteria is 2,3002,500. This estimate is based on Prison Service data and on experience with referrals and admissions to the DSPD programme.
At present there also is insufficient information available to provide an indication of the number of people who are DSPD and who cannot be detained under sections two, three or four of the Mental Health Act 1983.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding per head of population the Metropolitan Police Service received in each year since 1995 from (a) central funds and (b) precept; and if he will make a statement. 
Government funding for police authorities is chiefly allocated using a funding formula that distributes resources on the basis of relative policing need. The formula is currently being reviewed to ensure it remains up to date. Funding is not, and never has been, distributed on a per capita basis.
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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the rate of Metropolitan Police officer abstractions was from each London borough for (a) counter-terrorism, (b) special operations and
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(c) public order event policing work in each of the last 12 months; what the average rate was for each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
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