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Malcolm Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the value is of assets (a) realised and (b) frozen by the Assets Recovery Agency which have been derived from (i) corrupt activities overseas and (ii) the theft of foreign states' assets. 
Paul Goggins: The Assets Recovery Agency has not yet undertaken any work in freezing and recovering the proceeds of corruption committed overseas. The imminent coming into force of secondary legislation under the Proceeds of Crime Act will provide more powers for the UK to deal with requests from foreign States about assets in this country derived from all criminal activity, including corruption.
Mr. Hollobone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what change there has been in the number of (a) arrests and (b) prosecutions for (i)dealing and (ii) possession since the reclassification of cannabis as a class C drug. 
|Dealing offences||Possession offences|
|Dealing offences||Possession offences|
Paul Goggins: In March this year, my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary announced a further £70 million for change up and his intention to set up the Capacity Builders Agency to take this programme of investment forward. This is in addition to the initial £80 million investment in the change up programme from 20042006.
Change up is a capacity building framework for the voluntary and community sector, which has a ten year vision that by 2014 the needs of frontline voluntary and community organisations will be met by nationwide support which is structured for maximum efficiency, offers provision which is accessible to all, reflects and promotes diversity and is sustainably funded.
The Capacity Builders Agency will build on the good work to date and will manage the change up framework at arms-length from Government. It will take ownership of fund management, ensure the programme is joined up and co-ordinated, mainstream diversity issues into the design and delivery of activities within change up and ensure real time action learning and longer term evaluation.
On 16 November, my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary announced the agency's new top team. The new chair is Chris Pond, the chief executive of the National Council for One Parent Families and formerly
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MP for Gravesham (19972005) and Parliamentary under Secretary of State at the Department of Work and Pensions. Simon Hebditch has been named chief executive of the agency.
Simon is currently executive director of external affairs for the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). The chair and chief executive will be joined by a board consisting of: Caryl Agard, David Baxter, Margaret Bolton, David Harbourne, Roger Singleton and Margaret Talbot. Work is also continuing on the location, shape and function of the agency. A programme board which comprises representation from central and local Government and the sector meets every six weeks to drive forward the establishment of the Capacity Builders Agency.
Steve Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what he expects the effect of the Charities Bill will be on the charitable status of closed religious orders; how many such orders qualify for charitable status; if he will place in the Library a list of those orders which qualify for charitable status; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Gray: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Acts during investigations of offences alleged to have been committed at, immediately after, or in connection with the Countryside Alliance protests in Parliament Square on 15 September 2004. 
Mark Tami: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many pedal cyclists have been convicted of offences relating to contravention of road traffic acts in each of the last five years. 
Paul Goggins: Data from the court proceedings database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform is given in the following table. It shows the number of offenders found guilty at the magistrates court for offences connected with pedal cycles, England and Wales, 200004. Court statistics for 2005 will be available in autumn 2006.
|Offence description||Principal statute||1999||2000||2001||2002||2003||2004|
|Riding to common danger||Highway Act 1835 S.78; Metropolitan Police Act 1839 S.54(5)||1||1||||1||2||4|
|Being towed||Road Traffic Act 1988 S.26||||||2||||||1|
|Neglect of traffic directions||Road Traffic Act 1988 SS.35 & 36||60||47||34||16||31||30|
|More than one person carried||Road Traffic Act 1988 S.24||7||7||2||4||5||4|
|Riding on footpath||Highways Act 1835 S.72 (as amended by Local Government Act 1888 S.85(1), Statute Law Revision (No2) Act 1888, Highways Act 1959 Sch 25, Criminal Justice Act 1967 Sch 3 and Criminal Justice Act 1982 SS.39 & 46 & Sch.3); Metropolitan Police Act 1839 S.54(7) and byelaws||323||171||112||79||82||92|
|Offences in relation to pedestrian crossings||Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 S.25(5)||4||||||1||2|||
|Failing to obey signal||Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 S.28(3)||41||5||8||7||4||5|
|No brakesfailure to comply with the||Pedal Cycles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1983||16||10||11||10||11||16|
|Reckless and dangerous driving by pedal cyclist||Road Traffic Act 1988 S.28||29||23||19||18||18||32|
|Careless driving by pedal cyclist||Road Traffic Act 1988 S.29||105||84||60||54||59||73|
|Pedal cyclist driving under the influence of drink or drugs||Road Traffic Act 1988 S.30||76||58||38||38||43||40|
|Promoting unauthorised cycle race on public highway||Road Traffic Act 1988 S.31||1||||||||||1|
|Offences under||Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 S.17(4); Motorways Traffic (England and Wales) Regulations 1982 Reg. 15||5||8||3||2||||1|
|Taking or riding a pedal cycle without consent etc.||Theft Act 1968 S. 129(5) or byelaw||176||179||157||138||160||183|
|Rider of a cycle failing to give name and address||Road Traffic Act 1988 S.168(b)||||2||2||1||1|||
|Lighting offences||Road Traffic Act 1988 S.81 and Road Vehicle Lighting Regulations 1989||396||229||149||141||166||141|
|Other offences||Various acts||22||12||14||3||6||42|
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