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Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much money has been seized as a result of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (a) in total and (b) from drug-related cases in (i) Southend, (ii) Essex and (iii) the Metropolitan police area of London. 
Information is not available in the form requested. The total value of assets recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and earlier legislation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland was £54.5 million in 200304, £84.4 million in 200405, and £31.4 million in the five months to the end of August 2005. The total value of receipts from confiscation orders and cash forfeitures related to drug offences obtained by Essex police and the Metropolitan police service under the
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Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and earlier legislation is set out in the table. Information on the value of receipts obtained by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs is not available by region.
Mr. Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many cases a suspect has been released before the maximum 14 days under the Terrorism Act 2000 (schedule 8, as amended by section 306 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003) and then rearrested once heavily-encrypted computer data connected with the case has been decrypted. 
Mr. Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people who have been stopped and searched under the Terrorism Act 2000 have subsequently been (a) arrested, (b) charged with and (c) convicted of terrorist-related offences, broken down by (i) year, (ii) gender, (iii) ethnicity and (iv) religion. 
The Home Office Statistical Bulletin: "Arrests for Notifiable Offences and the Operation of Certain Police Powers under PACE; England and Wales", details stop-searches under the Terrorism Act 2000, by police force area over financial years. The bulletin also shows subsequent arrests.
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The document "Publications under Section 95 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991; Statistics on Race and the Criminal Justice System" details stop-searches under the Terrorism Act 2000 by ethnicity. Figures are collated by police force area over financial years. They also show subsequent arrests under the Terrorism Act and other legislation.
Mr. Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been re-arrested for a terrorist-related offence having previously been released before the 14 days' expiration under the Terrorism Act 2000 (schedule 8, as amended by section 306 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003), broken down by (a) year, (b) gender, (c) ethnicity and (d) religion. 
Mr. Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people detained for more than seven days under the Terrorism Act 2000 (Schedule 8, as amended by section 306 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003) have been (a) charged and (b) released without charge, broken down by (i) year, (ii) gender, (iii) ethnicity and (iv) religion. 
Hazel Blears: The maximum period of detention pre-charge was extended to 14 days with effect from 20 January 2004. According to statistics provided by the police, between 20 January 2004 and 4 September 2005, 357 people were arrested of whom 36 have been held for more than seven days. The breakdown of these cases is given in the table. More detailed information is not collated centrally.
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|2005 (1 January to 4 September)|
Fiona Mactaggart: Home Office research published in February 2003 "Substance Use by Young Offenders" found that of 293 young offenders surveyed, over 85 per cent. had used cannabis, alcohol and tobacco but less than 20 per cent. had used heroin and crack cocaine.
The Youth Justice Board (YJB) published a review of the substance misuse needs of young people in custody (2004), a survey of 473 young people. 32 per cent. of this group reported to have used a class A drug in the last year, 72 per cent. used cannabis on a daily basis in the 12 months before arrest, and the following substances were used more than once a week: ecstasy by 26 per cent.; amphetamines by 15 per cent. and solvents by 14.5 per cent. 74 per cent. of the sample drank alcohol more than once a week. The majority of drinkers regularly exceeded six units on a single drinking occasion.
The YJB and National Treatment Agency (NTA) have agreed a joint performance indicator for youth offending teams (YOTs) which requires all young people supervised by YOTs to be screened for substance misuse including alcohol and to access intervention and treatment services without delay. The target is monitored quarterly and data for 2004 to 2005 identified that 11,551 young people supervised by YOTs had a substance misuse need requiring an intervention or treatment.
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people claiming (a) state pension, (b) jobseeker's allowance and (c) incapacity benefit in Forest of Dean constituency; and if he will make a statement. 
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