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Mr. Mullin: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date he responded to the letter from Clive Stafford Smith dated 15 May, regarding Omar Deghayes; and if he will place a copy of his response in the Library. 
Mr. McNulty: I wrote to Mr. Stafford Smith on 8 July. I do not consider it would be appropriate to place a copy of a letter about a particular case to an individual's legal representative in the Library.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the proportion of crime in London that was carried out by first time offenders in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many young people of school age have been placed in custody in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England and Wales in each year since 1997. 
The available information, which relates to young people under-18 in the North East and in England and Wales, is shown in the following table. Figures are not available for the period before April 2000, when the Youth Justice Board assumed
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responsibility for the secure estate for young people. No separate breakdown of figures for Jarrow or South Tyneside is available.
|Year(13)||North East||England and Wales|
|2000 (from April)||546||9,612|
|2005 (up to 11 July)||334||6,608|
However the Home Office does have a Public Service Agreement to improve the delivery of justice by increasing the number of crimes for which an offender is brought to justice to 1.25 million by 200708. The interim target for 200506 is to bring 1.15 million offences to justice. For an offence to be brought to justice, it must result in a conviction, caution, formal warning for cannabis, fixed penalty notice or be admitted by the offender who asked for the offence to be taken into consideration by the court. Only notifiable offences are counted.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 4 July 2005, Official Report, column 125W, on the Criminal Records Bureau, what functionality has been added to the IT system in each of the last two years. 
Andy Burnham: There has been no functionality added to the Criminal Records Bureau IT system during the last two years to enable an analysis of disclosure applications by employment group. The functionality would be linked to the data that is planned to be captured on the new version of the disclosure application form.
Anne Main: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many referrals were made to the Hertfordshire probation area regarding (a) drug treatment testing orders and (b) drug rehabilitation requirements in the last period for which figures are available. 
|2005||Number DTTO referrals||Number DRR referrals|
Mr. Wallace: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many prosecutions were made for the offence of being drunk and disorderly in Lancashire in each year between 1985 and 2005; 
(2) how many arrests for offences involving drinking and disorderly behaviour have taken place in (a) Lancaster and Wyre and (b) Lancashire in each year since 1997; to which custody suite arrestees were taken; and how many cases subsequently went to magistrates court. 
Hazel Blears: The information contained in the table gives the number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts for being guilty while drunk of disorderly behaviour", Lancashire police force area 1985 to 2003.
The penalty notice for disorder scheme (PNDs) provides for persons who commit specified penalty offences to be issued with a fixed penalty notice instead of being prosecuted. The number of persons issued with a penalty notice for being guilty while drunk of disorderly behaviour", Lancashire police force area is:
|2005 (January to May)||1,752|
Daniel Kawczynski: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will ensure ministerial scrutiny of any information provided by US authorities when requesting the extradition of a British subject under the US-UK Extradition Treaty 2003; and if he will ensure that ministerial approval is required of any British subject's extradition to the USA. 
Andy Burnham: The US-UK Extradition Treaty 2003 is not yet in force, although certain provisions in it have been given effect in the 2003 Extradition Act which came into force on 1 January 2004. Part 2 of that Act provides the framework for the scrutiny of requests from countries outside the EU. Requests which are certified by the Home Office as valid are submitted to the court, whose role includes establishing that the request is for conduct which is extraditable in UK law, and that extradition would not breach the person's human rights. Unless discharged by the court, they are then passed to Ministers for consideration of issues relating to the death penalty, speciality and earlier extradition if applicable, and for final decision. There is an avenue of appeal against the decisions of both Ministers and the courts. These procedures apply regardless of the person's nationality.
Daniel Kawczynski: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will suspend the extradition of any British subjects to the USA under the new US-UK Extradition Treaty 2003 until the US Senate ratifies the treaty. 
Andy Burnham: No. There are full and adequate safeguards in the Extradition Act 2003 to ensure that extraditions approved under its procedures are fair, and these apply regardless of the requested person's nationality. The 2003 treaty has not yet been ratified by the USA, and until its ratification the 1972 US-UK Extradition Treaty remains in force.
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