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Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Solicitor-General how many job advertisements were placed by the Law Officers' Departments (a) in total, (b) in print newspapers and magazines and (c) on a recruitment website in each year since 1997; and at what (i) total and (ii) average cost in each case. 
I am answering this question on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Serious Fraud Office, the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office and HMCPS Inspectorate. The information available is shown in the following table. Where information is not available it could be located only at disproportionate cost.
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In addition to advertising in the press, Departments use other websites such as the GLS website, the civil
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service recruitment gateway and JobCentre Plus, all of which are free of charge.
|(b) Number of newspaper/print campaigns||(c) Online/website campaigns||(i) Total|
|(ii) Average cost print (£)|
|Serious Fraud Office|
|Treasury Solicitor's Department|
|2005 (up to November 2005)||3||3||2||24,290||7,215|
|Crown Prosecution Service|
|HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate(22)|||||||||||
|Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office(23)||8||2||||9,009.35|||
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Solicitor-General how much his Department has paid since 2004 to external consultants who had previously been employed by the Law Offices in any capacity within the previous five years. 
|Crown Prosecution Service||118,415|
|Treasury Solicitor's Department||26,173|
|HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate||10,986|
Bob Spink: To ask the Solicitor-General what total sum has been received by the Law Officers' Departments for the provision of information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in its first year of operation. 
The Solicitor-General: The Law Officers' Departments received a total of £135.35 in calendar year 2005 for the provision of information under the Act. This sum entirely related to disbursements charged for processing requests.
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Solicitor-General how many full-time equivalent qualified prosecutors there were in North Yorkshire (a) in 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available. 
The Solicitor-General: In 1997, 23.7 full-time equivalent crown prosecutors were working in North Yorkshire. Today this figure has risen to 28 crown prosecutors. They are supported by two designated caseworkers who present non-contested cases in the magistrates courts. There were no designated caseworkers in 1997.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Solicitor-General how much each official employed by the Crown Prosecution Service has received in bonuses in each of the last two financial years for which figures are available; and what the grade of each official was. 
The CPS also runs a special bonus scheme, under which all CPS staff are eligible for consideration. In the financial year 200405, 140 awards were made ranging from £50-£2,500. In the financial year 2005 to date, 95 awards have so far been made ranging from £50 to £3,000. Central records are not held on the grades of staff to which awards were paid under this scheme.
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|Payband||Amount||Number of officials|
Mr. Amess: To ask the Solicitor-General how many (a) barristers and (b) solicitors employed by the Crown Prosecution Service received a bonus in each of the last two financial years for which figures are available; what the maximum amount payable was for each category in that period; and what the total paid was in each case. 
The Solicitor-General: Bonus payments for Senior Civil Servants (SCS) are based on a framework set by the Cabinet Office. In the financial year 200405, the maximum bonus paid to an individual was £5,000. In the financial year 2005 to date, the maximum bonus paid to an individual was £10,000.
The CPS also runs a special bonus scheme under which all CPS staff are eligible for consideration. There is no set upper limit for awards paid under this scheme. In the financial year 200405, awards at this level ranged from £50 to £2,500. In the financial year 2005 to date, awards at this level ranged from £50 to £3,000.
[holding answer 13 February 2006]: The hourly charging rates for Treasury Solicitors lawyers are £134, £112, £103 and £64 depending on the level seniority and experience.
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Hazel Blears: Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) breach data are currently available from 1 June 2000 to 31 December 2003 for ASBOs issued since 1 June 2000. However, the data are available at criminal justice system area level only.
ASBOs were introduced under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and have been available to the courts since 1 April 1999. A table giving a breakdown by the local government authority area in which prohibitions are imposed within 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).
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