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Motoring Offences (London)

Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were convicted for motoring offences in each of the last five years in (a) Brent East and (b) each London borough. [2473]

Paul Goggins: The available information is contained in the table and gives the number of offenders found guilty for motoring offences by magistrates courts/London borough, 1999 to 2003. Statistics on court proceedings for 2004 will be published in the autumn.
Number(44) of offenders found guilty of motoring offences(45) by police force area and magistrates courts/London borough 1999 to 2003

Magistrates courts/borough19992000200120022003
Inner London magistrates courts
City of London Police
Guildhall Justice Rooms4,1546,7387,3185,2584,944
Metropolitan police
Bow Street1,136743641759953
Camberwell Green/Tower Bridge4,4163,2143,3223,4384,003
Greenwich and Woolwich4,1373,1483,4874,6985,152
Highbury Corner2,7121,8411,8121,9172,364
Horseferry Road1,8911,5061,3891,7751,710
South Western1,9942,4343,1963,2223,536
West London1,7371,7891,8811,8982,004
Inner London Juvenile Courts(46)12n/an/an/a
Outer London boroughs
Metropolitan police
Barking and Dagenham1,1761,3421,6451,4231,699
Richmond upon Thames1,0581,0151,0221,0661,138
Waltham Forest1,4731,2561,4401,1771,087
Total Metropolitan police60,11954,72755,79360,23663,469
Total Greater London64,27361,46563,11165,49468,413

n/a=not applicable.
(44)These data are on the principal offence basis.
(45)Includes indictable and summary motoring offences.
(46)Cases included with adult courts from 2001.

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National Identity Register

Mr. Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on how the information stored in the National Identity Register will be used. [4132]

Mr. McNulty: The information that may be held on the National Identity Register is strictly limited by the Bill. This is listed in schedule one of the Bill and includes personal information such as name address date and place of birth. Only Parliament would be able to change the information which could be held by the scheme. The purposes for which the register is established and maintained are confined to the statutory purposes which are clearly set out in clause one of the Bill.

Information held on the register will be used by public and private sector organisations with the consent of the individual for verification purposes. Clause 14 of the Identity Cards Bill limits the information that could be provided with consent, and under these provisions the whole of an individual's record could not be obtained.

An accreditation scheme will be established, so that only those private sector organisations that have been approved will be able to make checks on the National Identity Register on the validity of cards or the registered details.

There are also the required identity checks provision in clauses 15–19 of the Identity Cards Bill. Parliament will need to agree rules on a service by service basis including whether biometric information would form part of the identity check.

Clauses 19–23 of the Identity Cards Bill set out the how information may be provided without the consent of the individual. The organisations to whom this information may be provided are listed on the face of the Bill, namely: the Security and Intelligence Agencies, the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs and the police. Parliament must agree the rules under which such information would be provided without consent. The whole of a person's record may be provided to the Security Service, the Secret Intelligence Service, GCHQ and the Serious and Organised Crime Agency provided it is for the purpose of the carrying out of their functions. The police, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs and Government Departments, including Northern Ireland Departments which have been specifically approved by Parliament, may only be provided with the whole of an individual's
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record for purposes connected with the prevention or detection of serious crime. Any other public authorities approved by Parliament to be provided with information without consent, may be provided with such information for purposes connected with the carrying out of any prescribed functions of that department, or of a Minister in charge of it. These public authorities cannot be provided with the whole of a person's record, as under the provisions of clause 22, they cannot be provided with information listed in paragraph nine, schedule one of the Bill.

The Bill ensures that provision of information without consent will be properly regulated and subject to independent oversight.

Mr. Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost will be for individuals who need to amend their details on the National Identity Register. [4138]

Mr. McNulty: The Identity Cards Bill provides powers to the Secretary of State to set fees in respect of functions that are carried out under this Act. This is outlined in clause 37 of the Bill. However no decisions have been taken on the fee structure and Parliament will have the final say on the regulations to impose fees, as set out in clause 37(4) of the Bill.

Nazi War Criminals

Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the letter from the then Immigration Minister of 8 February to the hon. Member for Hendon, on how many alleged Nazi war criminals who may be living in the UK his Department holds personal information; if he will pass the information to the Metropolitan police anti-terrorism branch; whether the information held includes information on any of those individuals named in the list communicated to him by the hon. Member for Hendon; and if he will make a statement. [2718]

Mr. McNulty: Personal information held by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate about alleged Nazi war criminals who may be living in the United Kingdom is already available for inspection by the Metropolitan police in connection with their investigations. Since the passage of the War Crimes Act 1991, a large number of personal files have been examined by the police in connection with investigation of possible war crimes committed during the Second World War. I understand my right hon. Friend passed
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a list of alleged Nazi war criminals to the Metropolitan police earlier this year. That list is currently under consideration by the Metropolitan police who are checking it against material already in the possession of their Crimes against Humanity Unit and liaising with other Government Departments including the Immigration and Nationality Directorate to establish the best way forward. The Metropolitan police will write to my hon. Friend to inform him of their conclusions once this process is complete.


Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will ensure that people who have resided in Northern Ireland for a certain length of time, but were born in the Irish Republic, can obtain a British passport at the same cost as those who were born in Northern Ireland. [3026]

Mr. McNulty: The standard fee of £42.00 for adults, or £25.00 for children, is payable for all passports issued to British nationals who are resident in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the time of the application.

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