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Mr. Gerrard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what targets were set for the Probation Service for 200405; and to what extent those targets were met by each probation area. 
Fiona Mactaggart: Performance against targets set for the National Probation Service for 200405 can be found in the National Probation Service Performance Report 16 which was published on 17 May 2005.
Copies of the report can be found at:
Anne Main: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the administration costs of the Hertfordshire Probation Area were in the last period for which figures are available. 
Fiona Mactaggart: The total expenditure for Hertfordshire Probation Area in 200304 is £7,808.000. Information relating solely to administration expenditure is not available.
Mrs. James: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on assets recovered by H Division of South Wales Police under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. 
Paul Goggins: Information is not available in the form requested. The total value of confiscation orders obtained by the South Wales Police under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and earlier legislation is as follows:
In addition the total value of cash forfeiture orders obtained by South Wales Police in 200405 under the 2002 Act was £39,617. The total value of orders obtained by the South Wales Regional Asset Recovery Team in 200405 was £279,637.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been seized in Southend as a consequence of prosecution under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. 
Hazel Blears: Information is not available in the form requested. The total value of confiscation orders obtained by Essex police under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and earlier legislation is as follows:
In addition the total value of cash forfeiture orders obtained by Essex police under the 2002 Act in 200405 was £72,535. Information on the value of orders obtained by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs in Essex is not available.
Vera Baird: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what date he expects video interviews of complainants will become admissible as their evidence in chief in rape trials. 
Fiona Mactaggart: Video-recorded evidence in chief has been available since 24 July 2002 for all vulnerable witnesses, including children in the Crown court and for children in need of special protection in magistrates courts.
Before extending the availability of this measure to intimidated witnesses, including complainants in rape cases, we wish to assess the extra demands that this would place on the relevant criminal justice agencies. As part of this process we are evaluating, in three pilot areas, the use of a summary as an alternative to providing a full verbatim transcript of the video-recorded interview. The independent evaluation report of the pilot is due to be delivered at the end of August and this will inform the development of implementation plans for extending the availability of video-recorded evidence in chief. We will also consult the criminal
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justice agencies concerned before determining an implementation date. The implementation plan will incorporate a suitable period of notice to enable these agencies to prepare.
Mrs. Humble: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) maximum, (b) minimum and (c) average sentences given to individuals convicted of offences involving abuse, ill treatment or neglect of a vulnerable adult in their responsibility was in each of the last five years. 
Fiona Mactaggart: The criminal law contains a range of offences to protect all individuals from assaults and offences against the person. The following table shows the average sentences given in the last five years for ill treatment or wilfully neglecting a patient receiving treatment for a mental disorder; and for actual bodily harm and grievous bodily harm with and without intent. For the offences of ABH and GBH it is not possible to distinguish between offences committed against a vulnerable adult and against other victims.
In addition to these offences, further measures making it an offence to cause or allow the death of a vulnerable adult or child within the household were introduced in the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004; and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 has introduced an offence of ill-treatment or neglect of a person who lacks capacity. No statistics on these offences are yet available.
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|GBH with intent||2||(23)||46||4||(23)||45|
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|GBH with intent||2||(23)||48||6||(23)||47||6||(23)||50|
Mrs. Humble: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) maximum, (b) minimum and (c) average sentences given to individuals convicted of offences involving abuse, ill treatment or neglect of a child in their responsibility was in each of the last five years was. 
Fiona Mactaggart: The table shows the minimum, maximum and average custodial sentences for those convicted of cruelty to persons under 16 in the last five years.
Bill Wiggin: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who has responsibility for the issuing of licences for civilian target shooting ranges. 
Hazel Blears: Civilian shooting ranges do not require a Home Office licence although clubs which wish to operate as an approved club under the terms of section 15 of the Firearms (Amendment)Act 1988 must have regular use of ranges with safety certificates for the category of firearms being used. There are currently no arrangements in place for those clubs seeking approval to have their ranges inspected and certified as safe. The Home Office is now working with the Ministry of Defence and shooting organisations to develop a scheme for future inspections.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding the Department provided for each offender to complement the
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implementation of drug treatment and testing orders issued by the courts in the last year for which figures are available. 
Fiona Mactaggart: £76 million was made available in 200405 to deliver 13,000 drug treatment and testing orders (DTTOs), of which 10,323 (79 per cent.) were made by the courts. £88 million has been allocated in 200506 for the delivery of 16,000 DTTOs/drug rehabilitation requirements (DRRs) of the new community order, which will gradually replace DTTOs from April 2005.
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