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Jessica Morden: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of contested prosecutions for rape brought by Gwent Crown Prosecution Service resulted in a conviction in the last 12 years. 
Paul Goggins: Data held by the Office for Criminal Justice reform on the number of defendants pleading not guilty of rape and the number and percentage of these found guilty of rape at the Crown court in Gwent police force area are provided in the following table. Figures are presented for the years 19962004. Information on plea is not available for years before 1996. Data for 2005 will be available in the autumn of 2006.
|Not guilty pleas||Found guilty||Conviction rate (percentage)|
Mr. Charles Clarke: The Home Office has a central identity which presents a unified and coherent appearance to the public and to its employees. Agencies of the Home Office also need to present themselves consistently. The following table outlines money spent on branding work at the Home Office and related agencies since 200304:
|Department/service||Details of branding||Amount spent on branding work|
|Home Office||Modification and update to branding guidelines||4,680|
|National Offender Management Service||Identity creation, production of artwork and branding guidelines||45,996|
|Prison Service||Modification of logo and production of branding guidelines||10,480|
|Probation Service||Modification of logo and production of branding guidelines||10,230|
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the recidivism rate was among (a) female, (b) male and (c) all prisoners within two years of release in each year since 1997. 
Reconviction rates should be used with caution as a number of different factors can influence them. Reconviction rates can be adjusted to take account of the changing characteristics of offenders and these adjusted rates are published annually on the Home Office's website (http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/index.htm).
The most recent adjusted figures for the 2003 cohort show a reduction in reoffending for all offenders (males and females sentenced to community sentences or discharged from prison) of 1.8 per cent. against the 2000 baseline.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many residential drug rehabilitation places were available in Essex in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
Mike Wood: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects local authorities will be able to use powers in the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 to close rights of way on crime prevention grounds. 
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons have been (a) killed whilst driving stolen cars and (b) killed by drivers of stolen cars in (i) Southend and (ii) Essex in the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females have been (i) charged with and (ii) convicted of offences under section 40A of the Road Traffic Act 1988 in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available. 
|Offence description: Using vehicle in dangerous condition etc|
|Statute: Road Traffic Act 1988, section 40A (a) and (b) as added by the Road Traffic Act 1991, section 8|
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females have been (i) charged with and (ii) convicted of offences under section 16C of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available. 
|Contravention of temporary prohibitions of traffic on roads||Contravention of temporary speed limit on roads(not detected by camera devices)||Contravention of temporary speed limit on roads(detected by camera devices)|
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