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Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on funding to facilitate the establishment of an anti-corruption policy for Hertfordshire constabulary. 
Hazel Blears: The Government have put significant extra resources into the police service in England and Wales. Expenditure on policing to be supported by Government grant or spent centrally on services for the police has risen by over 39 per cent. or £3 billion between 200001 and 200506.
No specific provision is made available to tackle local corruption. The resources that each force allocates to tackle this problem is an operational matter for the chief constable. You may therefore wish to redirect your query to him.
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been subject to the control orders introduced by the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005; and how many of those individuals were previously detained under existing powers relating to terrorism. 
Mr. Denham: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the value is of the funds so far recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 as a result of the actions of law enforcement agencies in Hampshire. 
Information is not available in the form requested. The total value of cash forfeiture orders and confiscation orders obtained by Hampshire constabulary since implementation of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in March 2003 is £155,425. In addition, between 200304 and 200405 Hampshire constabulary
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obtained confiscation orders under earlier legislation with a total value of £476,816. Information on the value of orders obtained by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs in Hampshire is not available.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 6 June 2005, Official Report, column 244W, on Sexual Offences Act 2003, what data will be collected to evaluate the effectiveness of the Act. 
Paul Goggins: To evaluate the effectiveness of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, we will collect statistical data relating to recorded crime, prosecutions and convictions, as well as evidence from statutory and non-statutory bodies who work within the field of sexual offending.
Mr. Hanson: The appointment of a person to represent Northern Ireland will be considered once the Big Lottery Fund has been legally established. There will be discussions with DCMS about the arrangements for making this appointment.
Angela E. Smith:
The UK Government have signed a Letter of Intent with Bombardier Inc. and Short Brothers plc agreeing in principle to provide a combination of Launch Investment and Selective Financial Assistance towards the development and production of wings, engine nacelles and composite
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empennage structures for the Bombardier C-Series aircraft programme. The total package of up to £180 million comprises a £25 million repayable Launch Investment contribution and £30 million Selective Financial Assistance from Invest NI and £125 million repayable Launch Investment from DTI. This is subject to a programme launch decision by Bombardier.
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much funding has been allocated
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to (a) Business Start Up, (b) Promoting Entrepreneurs and (c) Enterprise Northern Ireland in each of the last three years. 
|Locally focused (Start A Business Programme)||2,211,735.00||2,610,307.00||3,068,017.00||7,890,059.00|
Angela E. Smith: The Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure 2005 Report was published by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency on 26 May 2005 (a copy is available in the Library). The report details levels of deprivation in 890 small areas (namely super output areas, or SOAs) covering Northern Ireland, with an average SOA population of just under 2,000 people. North Belfast constituency was one of the areas included in this report.
The following table lists the 40 super output areas that lie in the Belfast, North constituency, along with the Income Deprivation Affecting Children measure (IDAC) and their SOA ranking within Northern Ireland. The SOAs in Belfast, North range from New Lodge_l, the third most deprived SOA in Northern Ireland where 87 per cent. of children experience income deprivation, to Cavehill_2 (rank 839) where 4 per cent. of children experience income deprivation. Measured by the IDAC, 15 of the 40 SOAs in North Belfast are in the top 10per cent. of most deprived SOAs in Northern Ireland.
The Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister is currently producing a ten-year strategy for children and young people. It will be firmly rooted in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and expressed in terms of five high level outcomes for children covering: health; education, learning and enjoyment; economic and environmental well-being; making a positive contribution to society and safety and stability.
It will be underpinned by the availability of quality research and information, support for parents, families and communities and the involvement of children and young people in decisions affecting their lives. A children's research database is being compiled which will focus on a wide range of issues including poverty levels experienced by children.
Government are currently consulting on an Anti-Poverty Strategy will also bring a focus to child poverty issues and the Northern Ireland Regional Action Plan, which will be the main vehicle for monitoring and reporting progress on tackling poverty and social exclusion issues across Northern Ireland Departments, will contribute to the UK Government's target of halving child poverty by 2010 and eradicating it by 2020. A copy of the consultation document has been placed in the Library.
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