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Mr. Lancaster: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many arrests have been made for the illegal use of off-road vehicles on bridleways in the last five years. [14003]

Paul Goggins: It is not an arrestable offence to use off-road vehicles on bridleways.

Bus Drivers (Offences)

Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many bus drivers in Sheffield, Hallam were charged with (a) drink driving, (b) speeding and (c) operating a mobile phone in each of the last five years. [13781]

Paul Goggins: Information on the number of persons charged by the police by type of offence is not collected centrally.

Child Abuse

Mrs. Curtis-Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made by the Criminal Cases Review Commission and the Historical Abuse Appeal Panel on abuse cases; and if he will make a statement. [13643]

Fiona Mactaggart: A protocol between the Historical Abuse Panel (HAAP) and the Commission has recently been agreed and signed. The Commission has already dealt with 10 care home abuse cases from HAAP. Six have been closed and four remain under review. No HAAP care home abuse cases have been referred to the Court of Appeal.

Child Curfew Orders

Anne Milton: To ask the Secretary of State for theHome Department how many child curfew orders have been issued in (a) Guildford, (b) Waverley and (c) Surrey in each year since their creation. [12843]

Fiona Mactaggart: The information for all Petty Sessional Areas within Surrey is shown in the table. Individual area level information for Guildford and Waverley is not available.
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Number of curfew orders given to 10 to 17-year-olds in Surrey, 1996–2003

2848South-west Surrey PSA00000443
2849North Surrey PSA00000203
2856South-east Surrey PSA00000127
2857North West Surrey PSA00000113
474Guildford Crown court00000013
Surrey police force area
England and Wales

PSA stands for Petty Sessional Area
RDS NOMS 18/7/2005

Community Development Foundation

Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much in expenses has been claimed by each member of the Community Development Foundation trustees since each was appointed. [12039]

Paul Goggins [holding answer 14 July 2005]: The out of pocket travel and subsistence expenses claimed by the current Trustees of the Community Development Foundation, since each was appointed, are as follows:
Date appointedExpenses (£)
Tom Levitt MP (Chair)11 June 200468.00
Andrew Selous MP1 November 20030
Paul Burstow MP1 January 20040
Andrew Robinson MBE1 June 20020
Suhail Aziz1 January 19991,097.14
Michael Hamilton1 June 20020
Colin Williams OBE1 March 19973,376.92
Hilary Wilmer1 June 20021,180.66
Abdul Ismail1 June 20021,394.85
Peter Latchford12 May 20004,522.65
Prof. Ruth Lister CBE18 May 20001,254.29
Jogwant Johal12 May 2000600.00
Avila Kilmurray31 October 1996239.40
Mavis Best MBE26 June 2000274.30

Community Sentences

Mr. Malins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of (a) community rehabilitation orders, (b) community punishment orders and (c) drug treatment and testing orders were breached in the last period for which figures are available. [2705]

Fiona Mactaggart: In 2003, the last year for which figures are available, the percentage of orders breached were:

As offenders breaching an order in one year may have been sentenced in an earlier year, the figures given are percentages of the average number of orders imposed in 2002 and 2003.

Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of female offenders have not completed community sentences in each year since 1997. [7750]

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Fiona Mactaggart: Information on the completion rates for the main types of community sentence, by gender and for each year since 1993, can be found in Table 5.1 of the Home Office Statistical Bulletin: Offender Management Caseload Statistics 2003, a copy of which can be found in the House of Commons Library.

Computer Equipment

David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the Department spent on (a) mobile phones, (b) laptop computers and (c) palmtop computers, in each year since 1997. [6913]

Mr. Charles Clarke: The total cost of mobile phones for the Home Department since 1997 are given in the table.

The information on laptops and palmtops is not held centrally and therefore could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Mobile rental costsMobile call chargesTotal

Control Orders

Mr. Oaten: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements are in place to inform local social services when a control order is imposed on an individual. [4997]

Mr. Charles Clarke: A multi-agency approach is adopted and the relevant agencies, including social services, will be informed where appropriate.

Credit Card Fraud

Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment has been made of the impact on fraud levels of the Chip and PIN programme since its introduction. [11664]

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Hazel Blears: Chip and PIN is a major finance and retail industry anti fraud initiative. The introduction of Chip and PIN has been managed by the Chip and PIN Programme Management Organisation, and actively supported by Government.

The impact of chip and PIN on card fraud was expected to be seen early in 2005 and hence will first be reflected in the APACS mid-year card fraud figures to June 2005, which will be available later this year.

Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder Project

Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many places he has delivered in the Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder project. [12027]

Fiona Mactaggart: The Dangerous Severe Personality Disorder (DSPD) Programme is a set of pilot initiatives aimed at developing assessment and treatment services for high risk violent or sexual offenders whose offending is linked to severe personality disorder.

A total of 244 high secure DSPD places are currently available, based at HMP Whitemoor, HMP Frankland and at Broadmoor and Rampton hospitals. A further 60 places will become available on October 2005 with the opening of a new unit at Broadmoor hospital. In addition there are 71 places currently available in medium secure NHS hospital settings and as hostel places, for those that have made progress or have been assessed as being able to be managed in the community. This number is planned to grow to 75 in the autumn of 2005 and to 95 in the course of 2006. A further 12 places are planned to open in the autumn of 2005 at HMP Low Newton for women offenders.

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