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Sure Start is one of the possible recipients of additional funding from the Children and Young People's Package. A final decision on the allocation of this funding, which amounts to £28 million in 200607 and £33 million in 200708, has yet to be reached.
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Mark Durkan: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Water Service staff there were on 1 January (a) 2001 and (b) 2005, broken down by (i) grade and (ii) location; and how many are planned for 2007 in each case. 
The staff-in-post figures for 2001 and 2005 by grade and location are set out in the tables below. The figures show an overall reduction of 181 staff (8%). The reduction is relative of the impact of the Water Reform process which requires Water Service to produce overall efficiencies in running costs.
|Grade||January 2001||January 2005|
|Deputy Principal and Analagous||108||126|
|Staff Officer and Analagous||177||167|
|Executive Officer I and Analagous||368||332|
|Executive Officer II and Analagous||73||67|
|Location||January 2001||January 2005|
Detailed planning for the achievement of efficiencies in 2007 is proceeding. It is not possible, at this stage, to give definitive numbers, grades or locations but a further reduction in numbers is planned.
Possession of an air weapon is not an offence and so a general amnesty as such would not be appropriate. Individual police forces can, and do, encourage people to hand in unwanted air weapons, particularly when there is a problem of misuse in their force area. We are planning a knives amnesty in the new year and will consider whether it can be extended to cover the hand-in of other weapons including possibly airguns.
Hazel Blears: Data collected centrally for recorded crime involving firearms in England and Wales is only available at police force level. Information for Hartlepool is therefore included in data for Cleveland police and is given in the table.
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Mr. Iain Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes involving the use of air weapons took place in Hartlepool in the last year for which information is available. 
Hazel Blears: Data collected centrally for recorded crime involving firearms in England and Wales is only available at police force level. Information for Hartlepool is included in data from Cleveland police, who recorded 361 offences involving the use of air weapons in 200304.
Sir Menzies Campbell:
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether UK police have authority to arrest individuals suspected of criminal
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offences who are on board aircraft which transit through UK (a) civilian airports and (b) military airfields. 
Hazel Blears: In England and Wales, a constable may arrest a person without a warrant under section 24 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) 1984. Section 17 provides a constable with the power to enter and search any premises for the purpose of arresting a person for an arrestable offence. An aircraft falls within the definition of premises.
In Scotland, a constable may detain a person without a warrant under section 14 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 where he has reasonable grounds for suspecting that a person has committed or is committing an offence punishable by imprisonment. Section 14 does not contain any power to enter and search premises prior to detention without a warrant. If the police are satisfied that there is evidence that a person or persons have committed a crime, they can arrest them without warrant at common law where that is necessary in the interests of justice.
UK police do not have the authority to arrest if the aircraft in question is a military aircraft as this has special status in international law even when it is on the ground. The aircraft and anything inside remains the sovereign territory of the foreign military. This is a recognised principle of international law based on the doctrine of state immunity, where a state enjoys immunity in respect of itself and its property, from the jurisdiction of the courts of another state.
Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) which airports are designated for police purposes; what the costs charged to the airport operators for policing were in each case in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement; 
Hazel Blears: Details of the policing costs at individual airports, whether designated or not, are not held centrally. There are nine airports that are currently designated under the Aviation Security Act 1982. These are Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Prestwick and Aberdeen.
The Department for Transport is leading a review of the designation process, but work on this has been suspended pending the outcome of a request for
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determination by the Secretary of State under the terms of the above Act. The review will resume once a determination has been made in this case.
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