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Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many tickets issued following infringements caught on speed cameras have been challenged and upheld in each year since their introduction in (a) Essex and (b) Southend. 
However the table shows, for the Humberside police force area, the number of fixed penalties ordered to be paid and the number of court fines for such offences in the calendar years 2001 to 2003 (latest available). Information for 2004 is not yet available.
|Fixed Penalties||Court Proceedings(27)|
|Estimated revenue(29) (£)||Number|
|Total amount of fine (£)||Average fine (£)|
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many businesses were prosecuted for selling (a) alcohol, (b) glue products and (c) fireworks to people under age in (i) Brent East and (ii) each London borough in each of the last five years. 
Hazel Blears: The available information is contained in the tables and gives the number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates' courts/London borough, 1999 to 2003 for: selling alcohol and fireworks to persons underage. There were no prosecutions as notified to the Home Office Court Proceedings for retailers supplying intoxicating substances to persons under 18.
|Inner London magistrates' courts|
|City of London Police|
|Guildhall Justice Rooms|||||||||||
|Camberwell Green/Tower Bridge|||||||||||
|Greenwich and Woolwich||||||||1||1|
|Outer London boroughs|
|Barking and Dagenham||||||||||2|
|Richmond upon Thames||||||||1||3|
|Total Metropolitan Police||15||2||19||12||113|
|Total Greater London||15||2||19||12||113|
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many vehicles were recovered by police forces in each of the last 10 years; and at what cost; and if he will make a statement. 
Hazel Blears: Information on stolen vehicles recovered ceased to be collected from 200102. Prior to that date the available figures were published annually in chapter 2 of the Command Paper Criminal Statistics, England and Wales". Copies of the all the relevant publications are available in the Library.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the paper approved by the National Council of Victim Support in March on an external review of the role, scope and location of the Victim Support National Office; and if he will make a statement. 
As a condition of grant in aid the Home Office requires Victim Support to have a management and organisational structure capable of delivering Criminal Justice System objectives effectively, economically and efficiently. The Home Office expects Victim Support to maximise the use of staff skills, volunteers' skills and other resources and to deliver good value for money.
Vera Baird: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when he will publish the research carried out by London Metropolitan University into section 41 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999; 
Paul Goggins: Provisions on the admission of evidence and questioning relating to previous sexual history in criminal proceedings are set out in sections 41 to 43 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999. The Home Office commissioned London Metropolitan University to carry out during 200304 research on the working of these provisions. The findings of this research are due to be published this autumn. Although the statistical data requested are not identifiable within the data regularly collected centrally, this research study is expected to provide some information on the proportion of rape trials in which applications to admit previous sexual history evidence are made and the success rate of applications.
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