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John Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of additional (a) police officers and (b) police stations that will be required as a result of the planned expansion of housing in Aylesbury Vale. 
It is for the chief constable of the Thames Valley police, in consultation with the police authority, to determine how many police officers are deployed to the Buckinghamshire Basic Command Unit (BCU) (which includes Alesbury Vale), also whether
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there is a need for additional police facilities in the area. The police funding formula takes account of the relative needs of policing across England and Wales.
Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal fireworks were seized in (a) West Lancashire, (b) Lancashire and (c) England in each of the last five years for which records are available. 
Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fines have been imposed by the police for offences relating to fireworks in (a) West Lancashire constituency, (b) Lancashire, (c) the North West and (d) England and Wales since the Fireworks Act 2003 came into force. 
Hazel Blears: Offences under the Fireworks Regulations 2004 (made under section 11 of the Fireworks Act 2003) for breach of the national fireworks curfew, the illegal possession of category four fireworks and the possession by a person under 18 of an adult firework attract penalty notices for disorder, as well as the offence of throwing fireworks. The offences under the Fireworks Regulations 2004 were brought into the scheme with effect from 11 October 2004 and the offence of throwing fireworks has been included in the penalty notice for disorder scheme since it was introduced nationally during 2004.
The numbers of penalty notices issued in Lancashire, the North West and England and Wales in 2004 and provisional data from January to September 2005 are provided in the table. It is not possible to separately identify Penalty Notices issued in West Lancashire constituency as data held centrally is not broken down to that level of detail.
|2004||JanuarySeptember 2005 (provisional)|
|Area||Throwing fireworks||Breach of fireworks curfew||Possession of a Category 4 fireworks||Possession by under 18 of adult firework||Throwing fireworks||Breach of fireworks curfew||Possession of a Category 4 fireworks||Possession by under 18 of adult firework|
|England and Wales|
Dr. Starkey: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to bring before the House his proposals to amend the law to prevent individuals from applying for international arrest warrants. 
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been found to be unlawfully carrying knives in public without good reason in each division of Staffordshire police force in each year since the introduction of the Knives Act 1997. 
Data from the court proceedings database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform
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for the number of people found guilty at all courts for carrying knives in public without good reason or lawful authority for Staffordshire police force area, 200204 are in the following table.
|Offence description||Statute||Year||Found guilty|
|Having an article with||Criminal Justice Act||1997||23|
|blade or point in public||1988, Sec 139 as amended||1998||39|
|place||by Offensive Weapons||1999||42|
|Act 1996, Sec 3||2000||24|
|Having an article with||Criminal Justice Act 1988,||1997|||
|blade or point on school||Sec 139A(1)(5)(a) added||1998|||
|premises||by Offensive Weapons Act||1999|||
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the size is of the migrations fund to help failed asylum seekers resettle in their own country; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. McNulty: The total resources available to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate Migration Fund for this financial year are £3.6 million. The Migration Fund was established in 2005 in response to the needs identified in IND's five year plan, Controlling our Borders: Making migration work for Britain". It is used to finance projects aimed at managing illegal migration and refugee protection in source and transit countries of concern to the UK. The Fund can also assist in other areas, such as in supporting returns, including those of failed asylum seekers. FCO have a parallel, but linked, Migration Fund with objectives similar to that of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate Fund.
Mr. Gerrard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish a job description for regional offender managers under the National Offender Management Services structures. 
The job description for the post of regional offender manager was contained in the information pack sent to all prospective candidates in the summer of 2004. A copy of the information pack has been placed in the Library for Members to read.
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Fiona Mactaggart: The effectiveness of the regional offender managers will be assessed against the target to deliver a 5 per cent. reduction in re-offending by adults and young offenders by 200708 compared to 200203, leading to a 10 per cent. reduction by the end of the decade.
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