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Mr. Charles Clarke: The following table shows the changes in annual water consumption from 2002. The departmental water consumption data for key Home Office (non-agency) buildings for 200405 is not yet available. The figures relate to key office buildings on the non-prison Home Office estate.
|Water consumption in m(50)|
|Home Office(48)||HM Prison Service||Total|
|Home Office(48)||HM Prison Service|
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 3 November 2005, Official Report, column 1254W, on equality and diversity, how much was allocated to race equality grants in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available. 
Paul Goggins: Figures for each of the 10 years 199697 to 200506 are provided in the table. The figures include all grants paid direct by the Home Office, and those paid by the Commission for Racial Equality which is funded by he Home Office. They are additional to those given in the answer of 3 November 2005.
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total cost was of policing the European Foreign Ministers conference at the Celtic Manor Hotel in Newport; and what financial contribution his Department made. 
Hazel Blears: I understand from the chief constable of Gwent police that the total projected costs for policing the conference are £3.6 million. This includes total additional policing costs of £3.2 million as well as other consequential policing costs. Gwent police have submitted an application for special police grant as a contribution to the additional costs incurred of policing the conference. This is currently under consideration.
Hazel Blears: We received around 4,500 submissions in response to the consultation and they have all been read and analysed. A summary will be published in due course but we are concentrating at present on the steps needed to protect public safety as included in the Violent Crime Reduction Bill.
|Number of offences|
|Number of offences|
Hazel Blears: The Hunting Act 2004 makes the use of dogs to hunt wild mammals illegal, subject to some tightly drawn exemptions. It does not prevent hunts from meeting and carrying out legal equestrian or hunting activities, such as hound exercise, pest control or trail hunting. Current information suggests that hunts are seeking to adapt to the requirements of the Act.
|Proportion of total fund (percentage)|
|Consultants to Futurebuilders England Ltd.||0.1|
|Consultants engaged by Futurebuilders England Ltd. to assist applicant organisations.||0.12|
Applications to Futurebuilders England Ltd. are for Futurebuilders investments. Decisions as to the form the investment should take, whether loan, grant or a combination, are made subsequently by Futurebuilders England Ltd., in consultation with the applicant organisation. Details of the number of applications made and the investments offered to date are given in the following table:
|Application 'window one', July to September 2004||Application 'window two', June to September 2005|
|Number of applications||630||485|
|Number of full investments agreed||48||(52)|
|Number of development grants agreed||42||(52)|
|Total number of investments to date||90||(52)|
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders on home detention curfew have committed (a) a sexual offence and (b) an act of violence against the person while still on the scheme in each year since 1999. 
Fiona Mactaggart: Since the start of the Home Detention Curfew scheme in January 1999 to 31 October 2005, 18 sexual offences and 833 offences against the person have been notified to the Home Office as committed by persons on HDC. These figures include those convicted, cautioned or awaiting prosecution. During the same period, 119,405 offenders have been released on the scheme.
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