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Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many anti-social behaviour orders have been issued to citizens living in Tamworth constituency in each month since their introduction; and how many of them were breached in each month. 
Hazel Blears: Data on antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) are not available below local authority area (LAA) level. A table is available on the Crime Reduction website at www.crimereduction.gov.uk giving the number of ASBOs issued in England and Wales where restrictions have been imposed in LAAs.
The Home Office's public service agreement (PSA) five specifies re-offending targets in terms of a reduction in the re-offending rate, the start point of which is an offender being discharged from a custodial sentence or starting a community sentence.
Antisocial behaviour orders, which are civil orders not criminal penalties, are not routinely measured. National re-offending rates are published annually to monitor the Home Office's progress against PSA five.
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The most recent data are published in 'Adult re-offending: results from the 2002 cohort'. Home Office Statistical Bulletin 25/05". This is available on the Home Office's website: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/hosbpubs1.html.
|Total breached||Custodial sentence given|
|Jun 2000 to December 2000||14||4|
|Jun 2000 to December 2003||793||437|
Hazel Blears: A table giving a breakdown by the local government authority area in which prohibitions are imposed within antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) is available on the Crime Reduction website at www.crimereduction.gov.uk. This table gives data by year since ASBOs were introduced up to 30 June 2005 (latest available).
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the reasons for the differences in the number of antisocial behaviour orders issued in each police force; and if he will make a statement. 
Hazel Blears: There are differences in the number of antisocial behaviour orders issued in each criminal justice area (coterminous with police force areas). This is because it is up to local agencies to decide on the most appropriate intervention to tackle antisocial behaviour in their area based on their knowledge of what works best locally. The key issue is whether antisocial behaviour is being reduced on the ground, not which measure is used to achieve this.
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he plans to collect data on the number of antisocial behaviour orders that are issued to individuals with (a) disabilities and (b) mental illnesses. 
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent by the Charity Commission on interim (a) managers and (b) receivers of charities in each of the last five years; and what the (i) average, (ii) upper and (iii) lower decile spending per charity was in each year. 
Paul Goggins: This is a matter for the Charity Commission as the Government Department responsible for the regulation of charities in England and Wales. The Executive Director of Legal and Charity Services at the Charity Commission will write to the hon. Member and a copy of his reply will be placed in the Library.
|Police force area||Sentenced||Offenders curfew orders|
|Avon and Somerset||1,694||73|
|City of London||2||0|
|Devon and Cornwall||2,197||25|
|Total (England and Wales)||96,188||4,050|
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will issue guidance to (a) the police and (b) the Crown Prosecution Service, on how long an individual may be formally investigated under child protection legislation, before being (i) informed of the issues in question and (ii) charged or the investigation closed; 
Hazel Blears [holding answer 9 February 2006]: The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) and the accompanying codes of practice, provide that an arrested person may be detained without charge for the purposes of investigating an offence for up to 24-hours initially, extended up to 36-hours by an officer of superintendent rank or above. The police may apply to a magistrate to authorise detention without charge for up to a maximum period of 96-hours.
The detained person may be issued bail at any time during this process to enable the investigation to continue. There is no limit to the number of times the person may be released subject to bail or be detained for further questioning provided that the total period in custody does not exceed the relevant authorised period of detention. When the officer in charge of the investigation considers that there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction, he must inform the custody officer without delay and a decision taken on whether the detained person should be charged or referred to the prosecutor for charge.
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In November 2005 the Department for Education Skills published guidance on dealing with allegations of abuse against teachers and other staff, which was developed in co-operation with the Home Office and Crown Prosecution Service. The guidance is intended to provide effective protection for children, but at the same time to support school staff by ensuring that cases are dealt with as fairly and quickly as possible. It includes indicative target timescales for different parts of the process.
The Government plans to extend this approach to cover people who work with children in other settings. Implementation will be overseen by the Local Safeguarding Children Boards, to be set up in all local authority areas by April 2006. The guidance can be found at:
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) men and (b) women under investigation by the West Yorkshire police force under child protection legislation have not been (i) informed of the issues in question and (ii) charged. 
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