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Criminal Assets

Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Home Office Annual Report, what percentage of the £84 million of criminal assets recovered in 2004–05 has been assigned to (a) front-line capacity and (b) local community objectives; and if he will make a statement. [32802]

Paul Goggins: Of the £84 million of criminal assets recovered in 2004–05, 34 per cent. (£28.5 million) was assigned to frontline capacity and 8.3 per cent. (£7 million) to local community projects.

Cycling (Blue Flashing Lights)

Mr. Lancaster: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the extent of the use of blue flashing lights by cyclists; and what guidance (a) he and (b) the Association of Chief Police Officers has issued regarding the implications for their use of the 1989 Road Vehicle Lighting Regulations. [38256]

Paul Goggins: No such assessment has been made and no such guidance has been issued.

Chief officers of police are best placed to assess the nature and cause of cycling offences locally and to decide the most appropriate response.

Under the 1989 road vehicles lighting regulations (as amended) blue flashing lights on pedal cycles are prohibited, unless the pedal cycle is being used for police, fire brigade or ambulance purposes. Flashing lights are now permitted on pedal cycles generally but must be white to the front and red to the rear.


Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the 10 largest amounts of damages paid out by his Department in the last year for which figures are available, indicating in each case the nature of the claim. [27727]

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Mr. Charles Clarke: The Home Office Legal Advisors Branch, Treasury Solicitors Finance and Home Office Finance are unable to produce this information without disproportionate cost being incurred.

Departmental Estate

Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which buildings and sites used by his Department and related agencies (a) have ceased to be used in the last year and (b) will be closed under plans for relocation. [31742]

Mr. Charles Clarke: The following buildings and sites formerly occupied by my Department and its agencies have ceased to be used under plans for relocation during the 12 month period to 30 November 2005:
Table 1

BasingstokeBaring Centre, 35 Sarum Hill, RG21 1SS
BlackpoolUnit 8 Metropolitan Business Park, FY3 9LT
BracknellBracknell Courthouse, Town Centre, RG12 1AE
Bradford7 Spring Gardens, Manningham, BD1 3EJ
BrightonBell Tower Industrial Estate, BN2 5RU
BristolBrunel House, 83 Newfoundland Road, BS2 9LU
Chester1 Stanley Place, CH1 2LU
Croydon47c Dartnell Road, CRO 6JB
CroydonLeon House, 233 High Street, CRO 9XT
DurhamAndill House, Catchgate, North Road, DH9 8UW
Folkestone2 Plain Road, CT20 2QF
GainsboroughBurbury House, 2 Morton Terrace, DN21 2RF
GatwickPlatinum House, Gatwick Road, Crawley RH10 9RP
GillinghamDawes Street, Garage, ME7 5UQ
Hastings32 Wellington Square, TN34 1PN
HullDock Office Chambers, New Cross Street, HU1 3NQ
HullRoom 231 Queens House, Paragon Street, HU1 3NQ
HullRooms 234/5/6 Queens House, Paragon Street, HU1 3NQ
Hull4X South Orbital Tr Est, Hedon Road, HU9 1NJ
HullRooms 238/9 Queens House, Paragon Street, HU1 3NQ
HullRoom 241 Queens House, Paragon Street HU1 3NQ
HullClarence House, 60–62 Clarence Street, HU9 1DN
IpswichFoundation House, IP4 1BJ
IpswichGower Street, IP2 8EX
Leeds4th Floor, Devonshire House, 39 York Place, LS1 2ED
Little Hulton4 Haysbrook Road, M28 6AY
LiverpoolCotton Exchange Building, Old Hall Street, L3 9LQ
London210 Chiswick High Road, W4 1PD
London4th Floor, 200 Tottenham Court Road, W1 0YY
London130 Powis Street, SE18 6NN
London2 Burgos Grove, SE10 8LL
London34 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8LW
London16 High Street, Hampton Wick, KT1 4DB
London32 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8LW
LondonGrenadier House, 95–105 Horseferry Road, SW1
London50 Queen Anne's Gate SW1
LondonWaterloo Int. Terminal, Waterloo Road, SE1 7LT
London19 Allington Towers, SW1E 5EB
ManchesterGrove House, Skerton Road, M16 OWJ
Market Drayton10 Wilkinsons Walk, TF9 1PW
Meir26 Sandon Road, ST3 7DL
Middlesbrough18 Woodlands Road, TS1 3BE
Middlesbrough2 Longlands Road, TS4 2JL
Newcastle592/596 Welbeck Road, and Flat 5 Cowan Street, Walker, NE6 3AB
Norwich117 Sackville Place, NR3 1JU
NottinghamAlbion House, Canal Street, NG1 7EG
Nottingham St. Anne's38 Robin Hood Chase, NG3 4GY
PenrithClint Mill, Cornmarket, CA11 7HW
PortsmouthCumberland Business Centre, PO5 1DS
PortsmouthSpring Gardens, PO1 2BT
Port TalbotEmroch House, 46 Talbot Road (AP), SA13 1HU
Port TalbotGreen Park Industrial Estate, SA12 6NU
Prescot8 Derby Street, L34 3LG
ReadingFriar Street, RG1 1EX
Reading1 Wood Green Close, RG30 2AW
SheernessUnit 10a New Road, ME12 1DE
SwanseaUnifloc Building, 11/16 Adelaide Street, SA1 1QS
Witney41a High Street, OX28 6HP
Yeovil9 Bartlett Mews, 20 Oxford Road, BA21 5HR

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The following buildings and sites are provisionally due to be closed under plans for relocation during the 12 month period from 1 December 2005:
Table 2

Aberystwyth23 Grays Inn Road, SY23 1QE
Barnsley6 Victoria Road, S70 2BB
BristolTower House, Fairfax Street, BS1 3BT
BromleyCrosby House, Elmfield Road, BR1 1LT
Bromley6 Beckenham Road, BR3 4LR
CambridgeWestbrook Centre, Milton Road, CB4 1YG
Crewe47 Delamere Street, CW1 2JX
CroydonCroydon MC, Barclay Road, CR9 3NE
CroydonChurch House, Old Palace Road, CRO 1AX
Croydon51 Wandle Road, CRO 1DF
CroydonSunley House, Bedford Park, CRO 2AP
DerbyWillow House, Willow Row, DE1 3NZ
DerbySitwell House, Babington Lane, DE1 2JT
Durham84 Claypath, DH1 1RG
LambethHarpenden House, Norwood Road, SE27 9AZ
Leicester39 Millstone Lane, LE5 1JN
Liverpool1b and 1c Derby Lane, L13 6QA
LiverpoolCurtis House, 1d Derby Lane, Old Swan, L13 6QA
LiverpoolAlbion House, 30 James Street, L2 7PS
Liverpool137/139 Breckwith Road North, Kirkby, L5 4QY
Llandudno18 Augusta Street, LL30 2AD
London85 Buckingham Gate, SW1E 6PD
London401 St. John Street, EC1V 4RW
London71 Lordship Lane, Haringey N17 6RS
London53 Holloway Road, Islington N7 8 JD
LondonTelfer House, Church Road, N6 4QJ
Newport19/20 Gold Tops, NP9 4UG
Northampton37/34 Regent Street, NN1 2LA
NorwichBishopsgate, NR1 6RS
Norwich22/24 Colgate, NR3 1BQ
NorwichPalace Street, NR3 1RT
Nottingham6 The Ropewalk, NG1 5DT
Oldbury16 Church Square, B69 4DX
Port TalbotUnit 48 Endeavour Close, Purcell Avenue, SA13 7PT
ReadingCastle Street, RG1 7SP
ReadingCrown House, Crown Street, RG1 2SE
Scarborough10/12 Falsgrave Road, YO12 SAT
Scarborough1 Roscoe Street, YO12 7BX
Scarborough1st and 2nd Floors 57a Westborough, YO11 1TU
Shutton10/12 Salisbury Street, CH5 1DR
Southwark123 Grove Park, SE5 8LD
Swindon1/2 Commercial Road, SN1 5NF
Swindon15 Milton Road, SN1 5NF
West Bromwich27 High Street, B70 8ND
YorkThe Hawkhills, Easingwold, YO61 3EG

Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) building and (b) refurbishment projects are planned by his Department in (i) 2005–06 and (ii) 2006–07; and what the expected costs are of each project. [37383]

Mr. Charles Clarke: The information for projects, other than those related to national security and those costing less than £1 million, is set out in the following
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table. Details of projects that cost less than £1 million are not held centrally and can be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Building projects planned for 2005–06


Project details
Value (£ million)
NOMSHmp Aklington—New Kitchen4.5
NOMSHMP Cardiff—Health Care Centre8.1
NOMSChelmsford—New Houseblock and Ancillaries23.8
NOMSHMP Durham—New health care unit4.9
NOMSEverthorpe—Ancillary works9.9
NOMSHMP Frankland—New kitchen4.5
NOMSHMP Gartree—Houseblock Ancillaries8.3
NOMSYJB—Substance misuse unit1.3
NOMSHMP Low Newton—Perimeter and New roofing3
NOMSHMP Newhall—Juvenile Unit4.3
NOMSHMP Norwich—Health care Unit2.9
NOMSSTC Hassockfield—Young womens unit4.5

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