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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been arrested in connection with the 7 July attacks; how many were
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(a) detained for between seven and 14 days, (b) charged and (c) released without charge in each case, broken down by (i) age, (ii) sex, (iii) ethnicity and (iv) religion. 
Mr. Charles Clarke: In the period immediately following the London attacks on 7 July 2005, five males were arrested. One aged 29 was released after 10 days. Four aged 26, 27, 31 and 41 were released in less than seven days. None were charged.
The Department awards contracts in open competition according to the EU Procurement Regulations based on best value for money. The use of external consultants in the Home Office provides the Department with specialist knowledge, skill, capacity and technical expertise that is not otherwise available in-house.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many air miles were accrued through departmental ministerial travel in 200405, broken down by Minister; how many were (a) foregone and (b) donated to charity, broken down by charity; and whether air miles accrued by officials were required to be (i) foregone and (ii) given to charity. 
Mr. Charles Clarke: No Ministers accrued air miles through ministerial travel. Ministerial travel is conducted in accordance with the Ministerial Code and Travel by Ministers. Guidance for Ministers on the use of Air Miles is set out in the Ministerial Code. The guidance makes clear that Air Miles should be used only for official purposes or else foregone.
However, if it is impracticable to use the benefits for Government travel, there is no objection to Ministers donating them to charity if this is permissible under the terms of the airline's scheme and the charity is one chosen by the airline.
The Government are committed to every area in England and Wales benefiting from dedicated, visible, accessible and responsive
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neighbourhood policing teams by 2008. A key aim of these teams will be to build more effective engagement with the public, and for the public to know who their local police officer is and how to contact them.
The Government are working closely with the Police Service to develop neighbourhood policing, initially within 43 pathfinder areasone per force in England and Wales. The Neighbourhood Policing Fund will support the recruitment of Community Support Officerswe expect their numbers to reach 24,000 by 2008. To support this the Home Office and the Association of Police Authorities convened the National Practitioner Panel for Community Engagement in Policing.
Hazel Blears: The Government have been working closely with a police-led neighbourhood policing programme team to implement neighbourhood policing in every area in England and Wales by 2008. Initially there will be a pathfinder basic command unit in each of the 43 police forces in England and Wales. The £465 million Neighbourhood Policing Fund has been set up to help provide for up to 24,000 CSOs by 2008. In addition, a full evaluation of the neighbourhood policing programme has been designed and is underway.
Following the report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary on improving protective services, I have also asked police forces and police authorities to develop options for restructuring forces and to submit their final reports, including their final options, to the Home Office by 23 December 2005. Larger, more strategic forces will support neighbourhood policing as they will have the resilience to prevent the abstraction of neighbourhood policing teams to major incidents. To support neighbourhood policing further, the Home Office and the Association of Police Authorities convened the National Practitioner Panel for Community Engagement in Policing. The panel has created a Guide to Community Engagement which is a resource for all policing practitioners.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which of the advisory non-departmental public bodies sponsored by his Department have a statutory base; which (a) publish their advice to Government, (b) publish an annual report and (c) lay an annual report before Parliament; and whether it is a statutory requirement in each case. 
|Name of Advisory NDPB||(a) statutory base on which to publish their advice to Government||and whether it is a statutory requirement||b) statutory base to publish an annual report||and whether it is a statutory requirement||(c) statutory base to lay an annual report before Parliament||and whether it is a statutory requirement|
|Advisory Board on Naturalisation and Integration||No||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|Advisory Panel on Country Information||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Animal Procedures Committee||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Correctional Services Accreditation Panel||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Futurebuilders Advisory Panel||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Immigration & Nationality Directorate Complaint Audit Committee||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|National Victims Advisory Panel||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Police Advisory Board for England & Wales||No||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|Police Negotiating Board||No||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|Prison Service Pay Review Body for England & Wales||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Sentencing Advisory Panel||No||No||NoJoint Annual Report with Sentencing Guide Council||NoJoint Annual Report with Sentencing Guide. Council||NoJoint Annual Report with Sentencing Guide Council||NoJoint Annual Report with Sentencing Guide Council|
|Sentencing Guidelines Council||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Technical Advisory Body for the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000||No||No||Yes||No||No||No|
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been (a) fined or (b) imprisoned for (i) illegally selling knives to under 16-year-olds and (ii) marketing a bladed
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product in a manner which (A) indicates that it is suitable for combat and (B) likely to promote the simulation of violent behaviour since the Knives Act 1997. 
|Unlawful marketing of knives (selling or hiring)(37)||Sentenced||1||1||0||1||0||1||0||0|
|Unlawful marketing of knives (offering or exposing to sell or hire)(37)||Sentenced||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|Unlawful marketing of kniveshaving in possession for the purpose of sale or hire(37)||Sentenced||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1|
|Publication of any written pictorial or other material in connection with the marketing of any knifethe material suggesting/indicating knife suitable for combat September 1997(37)||Sentenced||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Publication of any written pictorial or other material in connection with the marketing of any knifethe material is otherwise likely to stimulate or encourage violent behaviour involving use of the knife as a weapon(37)||Sentenced||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Selling a knife etc. to a person under 16 years(38)||Sentenced||2||2||2||0||8||10||17||9|
Richard Younger-Ross: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many knives designed for use in hunting and leisure pursuits have been used in violent crimes since the coming into force of the Knives Act 1997. 
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