Mr. Gray: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act during the Countryside Alliance protests in Parliament Square on 15 September 2004. 
Mr. Whittingdale: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will introduce legislation to extend the provisions of the Kent County Council Act 2001 and the Medway Council Act 2001 to the whole of England and Wales; and if he will make a statement; 
Hazel Blears: The Kent County Council Act 2001 and the Medway Council Act 2001 (the Kent Acts) provide for the regulation of traders in both second-hand goods and occasional sales. The Act required both councils to submit jointly a report to the Home Secretary on the working of the provisions of the Acts. When I laid their report before Parliament in December 2004 I undertook to consult further on the case for extending the legislation throughout England and Wales.
The consultation paper which I plan to launch shortly will seek views on the best way forward. While focusing predominantly on the issues around the registration of traders in second-hand goods, the consultation will also seek views on the regulation of occasional sales, such as car boot sales.
Mrs. Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Criminal Records Bureau checksin Wales have given incorrect or inappropriate information on criminal records to individuals applying for an enhanced disclosure award broken down by regions of Wales. 
The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) does operate a procedure for applicants to contest, or dispute the information provided on their Disclosure. If, upon investigation the CRB finds that a conviction(s) do not relate to the person for whom the Disclosure was issued, they will re-issue a corrected Disclosure free of charge. Prior to the launch of the CRB, had an applicant applied for a position which required a police check under the previous arrangements, details of any alleged convictions would have been passed only to the prospective employer and not to the applicant. Applicants now have the opportunity to contest any conviction details.
Mr. Holloway: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total level of violent crime recorded by the police in North Kent was in each of the last two years for which figures are available. 
|Violence against the person
The introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in April 2002 had the effect of increasing the total number of offences recorded in Essex by an estimated 21 per cent. in the first year. This means that figures for the financial year 200203 and later are not directly comparable with those for earlier years.
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|Total no. of recorded offences
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the work of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority; and if he will make a statement. 
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) is a non-departmental public body, which is responsible for all first and reviewed decisions on applications made under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. Appeals against decisions of the Authority are considered by an independent tribunal, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel. There is no onward right of appeal to the Secretary of State. The Home Secretary
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has policy responsibility for the Compensation Scheme, and the general working of CICA is kept under review by the Home Office on a continuing basis.
Mr. Oaten: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made towards implementing conditional cautioning under Part 3 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003; and if he will make a statement. 
This began in one police basic command unit in each area, with the intention of growing the scheme across the wider police force area once the pathfinder phase was complete. Lancashire is the first force to use the scheme across their police force. The evaluation report from these Early Implementation Areas is due to be published in early 2006 but initial indications suggest that overall use of the scheme is positive. Victim satisfaction with the scheme is reportedly high and practitioners in the areas see benefit in rolling the scheme out more widely.
Offenders questioned as part of the evaluation have also considered the scheme a success. The strategy for national rollout of Conditional Cautions is currently being planned, taking into consideration the evidence of the Early Implementation Areas. Initial rollout across one basic command unit per criminal justice area is expected to be completed within 18 months.
Fiona Mactaggart: This information is provided in the latest Home Office sentencing statistics publication: Sentencing Statistics 2004, HOSB 15/05 England and Wales (Chapter two. Table 2.10, Number of persons sentenced to immediate custody by sex and offence group). This publication is available in the House Library.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people under 18 years have DNA profiles stored in the police national database without having been charged or cautioned for any offence. 
Hazel Blears: At the 31 October 2005 there were 3,466,792 subject sample profiles loaded to the National DNA Database. Of these 741,605 related to people who were under 18 at the time the sample was taken.
We cannot currently determine how many of the people sampled were not subsequently charged or cautioned. Technical changes to the link between the Police National Computer and the National DNA
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Database to enable this information to be captured are under consideration by the Police Information Technology Organisation (PITO).