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Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate the Government has made of the number of people fined in England and Wales since 1997 for intentionally delaying or obstructing a Valuation Office Agency representative who is conducting a council tax valuation inspection. 
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the Basic
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Command Unit Fund funding stream from the Government Office for London was made available to the London borough of Croydon in 200405. 
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) arrested and charged with and (b) convicted of cannabis possession in (i) the Southend Police Authority area and (ii) each other police authority area in each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
|Number of persons|
|Police force area||1999||2000||2001||2002||2003|
|Avon and Somerset||1,189||916||992||1,198||1,178|
|Devon and Cornwall||1,252||1,106||1,029||967||1,064|
|City of London||258||197||359||488||518|
Mr. Winnick: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter of 1 November from the hon. Member for Walsall, North regarding a constituent: reference: A1102564. 
Clare Short: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister of State for Immigration will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood, to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate of 12 July 2005 on behalf of Samreen Mahmood (nee Akhtar) (Home Office Reference M1254489/correspondence reference B16243/5). 
John Hemming: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will bring forward proposals to amend section 34 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 to permit the courts to draw adverse inferences from the failure to mention facts in post-charge interviews for terror-related offences. 
Hazel Blears: A detainee may not be interviewed about an offence after they have been charged with it or informed that they will be prosecuted for it unless the interview is necessary for the reasons set out in paragraph 16.5 of PACE Code C (Detention, treatment and questioning of persons by police officers).
We are considering whether such provision best suits the needs of achieving a successful outcome to an investigation and intend to publish a consultation paper on this issue in spring 2006. That paper will also consider the existing caution provided for in Code C, paragraph 16.5 and the potential for extending that to the caution given to a suspect during the pre-charge of the investigation.
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Mr. Wallace: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 28 November 2005, Official Report, column 40W, on deportees, whether the two individuals to which the Answer refers opposed the relevant extradition requests. 
Mr. McNulty: The individual who was surrendered to Italy in 2002 did not oppose the decision to surrender him by way of Habeas Corpus, but did submit limited representations against his return. He also gave notice of his intention to seek a judicial review of the Secretary of State's decision to order extradition, but did not do so.
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding has been made available to support victims of domestic violence and their children in each year since 1997 in (a) England and (b) the Tees Valley. 
(a) Between 19992000 and 200304 the Home Office allocated funding for victims of domestic violence and their children through the violence against women (VAW) initiative within the crime reduction programme.
The allocated budget for England and Wales was: 200001£5,000,000, 200102£7,092,000, 200203£6,355,000, 200304£7,145,000 (£6 million allocated to VAW and £1 million allocated to a national awareness raising campaign. £145,000 was allocated for domestic violence victims with no recourse to public funds. 200405£1,650,000 (£1.1 million allocated to regional directors fund for local delivery of support for victims of domestic violence and their children and £50,000 was allocated to implement the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004. £500,000 was allocated to a national awareness raising campaign. 200506£1,500,000 other Government Departments also fund support for domestic violence victims and their children. For example, the supporting people programme provides housing-related support for victims and their children.
The spending on this programme is as follows: 200304£57 million, 200405£56.9 million estimated spend also, in 2003 the Government announced major investment in refuge provision in England in 200306. A total of £32.1 million capital has been allocated. Specifically relating to children of domestic violence victims, the 2004 Spending Review provided the Sure Start Unit with additional investment of £769 million by 200708 to 'provide additional childcare support for at least 2,000 particularly disadvantaged children.
(b) The North East Region only began receiving funding for domestic violence from 2001 when the violence against women initiative commenced. The Tees
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Valley area comprises four CDRP/local authority areas. Funding for domestic violence within the Tees Valley is as follows: 200103Middlesbrough was successful in bidding in the second tranche of violence against women initiative funding for £389,385 which was used to fund a successful one stop shop projectMy Sister's Place which provides direct access, support and information to women experiencing or affected by domestic violence. 200304Middlesbrough, was granted an additional year's funding of £57,802 from the VAW programme to continue My Sister's Place. During the same year Cleveland police were allocated £60,000. 200405A total of £60,000 was allocated to the four areas to develop and pilot a perpetrator programme. 200506£60,000 was allocated to continue and roll out the perpetrator programme to other localities in the Tees Valley area.
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