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Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of (a) internal and (b) external hacking reported by each department contributing to the Unified Reporting and Alert Scheme were categorised as (i) access denied, (ii) browsing, (iii) password abuse, (iv) privilege abuse, (v) data stolen or disclosed, (vi) files deleted or damaged, (vii) fraud and (viii) other in each year since 2002. 
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many participants there were in the home detention curfew scheme in each month since its inception; and if he will make a statement. 
The information requested is provided in the table. The figures refer to the number of persons recorded as participating in the home detention curfew scheme on the last Friday of each month.
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Andy Burnham: We do not yet have a precise figure for the memory capacity of the chip as this will be one of the factors to be settled as part of the procurement exercise for the National Identity Card Scheme. This will follow once the Bill has been approved by Parliament.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) sex offenders, (b) drug users, (c) domestic violence offenders and (d) mentally ill persons are being dealt with by the London probation service; and if he will make a statement. 
London probation area has a current caseload (including licences) of 40,568, of this 1,505 offenders were sentenced for sexual offences, a further 5,549 offenders with drug offences, (this includes 1,789 Drug Treatment and Testing Orders/DRRs at the end of April 2005). In addition there will clearly be offenders who have not been sentenced for drugs offences but will have substance misuse problems. There are currently just under 200 offenders attending a group programme for domestic violence. Finally, London probation currently have a caseload of 176 offenders
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subject to mental treatment as a requirement in a community order and 44 offenders on conditional release from a psychiatric institution.
Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many staff were provided by Premier to West London magistrates court in the week beginning 30 May; and how many they are contracted to provide; 
(2) what representations he has received from the chief magistrate about (a) the staffing levels and (b) the quality of service provided by Premier to conduct custody cases to and from court houses; and if he will make a statement; 
(3) how many representations his Department has received about (a) the staffing levels and (b) the quality of service provided by Premier to conduct custody cases to and from court houses since it obtained the contract; and how many complaints were received in the two previous years; 
11 written representations have been received from London courts since the start of the new contract on 29 August 2004 about a range of subjects including staffing levels and the quality of the service from Premier. Representations have also been received from members of the judiciary, other parts of the criminal justice system as well as the chief magistrate.
Premier are required to provide sufficient staff to the courts to deliver the services, which include escorting prisoners to and from court, staffing the court cell areas and staffing courtrooms where custody cases are being heard. Staffing levels are not specified; the service standards are.
|Staffing for week commencing 30 May(15)||Usual average staffing(15)|
|Monday 30 May 2005(16)||7||7|
|Tuesday 31 May 2005||11||9|
|Wednesday 1 June 2005||14||9|
|Thursday 2 June 2005||12||9|
|Friday 3 June 2005||15||9|
|Saturday 4 June 2005||6||7|
On Saturday 4 June Premier did not have sufficient staff available until 09.45 and this led to a delay in court proceedings. This is regretted and Premier have confirmed that they have taken action to prevent this from recurring.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases under (a) section 18 and (b) section 20 of the Offences Against the Persons Act 1861 were brought before the courts in each year since 2000 in (i) Essex and (ii) England; and how many people were convicted in each year. 
Fiona Mactaggart: The data contained in the table gives the number of defendants proceeded against and found guilty at all courts for offences under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861, Secs 18 and 20, England and Essex police force area 2000 to 2003.
|England||Essex police force area|
|Statute||Year||Proceeded against||Found guilty||Proceeded against||Found guilty|
|Offences Against the Person Act 1861 , Sec 18||2000||6,851||1,249||95||18|
|Offences Against the Person Act 1861 , Sec 20||2000||5,955||3,948||121||59|
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