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Fiona Mactaggart: An evaluation has been commissioned locally for certain elements of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Race for Justice Project. The findings of this report will be used as a 'lessons learned' for future work and a focus for the next stage of the Race for Justice Project on communityengagement.
The evaluation report is due to be submitted to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Criminal Justice Board in November, along with the two year report of the Project overall. Both will then be published to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Race Group and Office for Criminal Justice Reform Race Unit and will be available upon request.
Mr. Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of prisoners released from HMP Wandsworth have reoffended within two years of release in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by (a) age, (b) ethnicity and (c) faith. 
Fiona Mactaggart: Reconviction rates, which are used as a proxy measure for reoffending, are only available at national level. The most recent data show that 61 per cent. of prisoners released from prison in 2001 were reconvicted of a standard list offence within two years. Information on reconviction by ethnicity and faith is not available at this time.
Further informationincluding a breakdown of reconviction by sex and ageare published in 'Offender Management Caseload Statistics 2003'. These
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publications are available on the Home Office website (http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/index.html) and the House of Commons Library.
Ms Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of firearms seized by police were replica guns which had been converted to be able to fire live ammunition in the last period for which figures are available. 
Fiona Mactaggart: Secure Training Centres are inspected by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) (formerly the Social Services Inspectorate)) and Ofsted. The number of random inspections in each of the past five years is set out in the accompanying table. In addition to these, each centre receives a full (34 day) annual inspection by CSCI, accompanied by Ofsted.
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Fiona Mactaggart: CCTV footage is assessed by senior members of the Secure Training Centre operator's staff, to evaluate an event or incident either as it occurs, or following a complaint. Such footage will also be made available to the local child protection team and/or to the police in connection with the investigation of a complaint, and may be used as evidence in criminal proceedings. CCTV footage may also be used by the operator for training purposes.
In addition, the Youth Justice Board's Secure Training Centre Performance Monitor may view video footage to help establish the facts in relation to a complaint, or to a reported incident, in order to decide whether the matter should be referred to the local child protection team, if that has not already been done.
Fiona Mactaggart: Secure Training Centre operators use CCTV monitoring on site for the purpose of maintaining the security of the premises, preventing crime and assisting with the investigation of crime if a crime is committed. The system is also designed to give confidence to trainees, staff and visitors that they are in a secure environment.
All individuals entering the centre are made aware, by prominent signs, that they are entering an area where CCTV recording is operating. The cameras do not invade the privacy of trainees inside their bedrooms but do record all movements into and out of each bedroom. All procedures are in line with the Data Protection Act.
|Ethnicity||Hassockfield STC||Medway STC||Oakhill STC||Rainsbrook STC||Grand total|
|Mixed, White and Asian||||||||1||1|
|Mixed, White and Black African||||1||1||||2|
|Mixed, White and Black Caribbean||||6||6||11||23|
|Other Ethnic Group||||2||||1||3|
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research has been evaluated on (a) inmate and prison staff perceptions of sex offenders and (b) the influence of such perceptions on sex offenders' participation in and completion of sex offender treatment programmes. 
Fiona Mactaggart: The Prison Service has undertaken research into the reasons why offenders choose not to participate in the Sex Offender Treatment Programme in prison. As part of this work, the perceptions of both staff and prisoners and their influence on participation in the programme were considered. The Prison Service is implementing a strategy to address the issues identified by the research, with the aim of reducing the numbers refusing treatment.
Dr. Tony Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions for speeding which have not relied upon speed camera evidence have been brought in each of the last five years. 
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