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Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the accuracy rate for mobile speed cameras; what independent checks are carried out to monitor accuracy; and if he will make a statement. 
All speed limit enforcement equipment used by the police to produce evidence for use in court has to be of a type approved by the Secretary of State. The UK type approval regime is stringent and highly regarded worldwide. The type approval process requires an initial demonstration of a device, followed by practical field tests conducted by police forces. Only if these are completed satisfactorily will the device be considered for type approval. For type approval to be granted the device has also to have been submitted to an independent test laboratory for technical performance tests. Type approval will be granted only if the results from the laboratory record a satisfactory performance. Once a device has been type approved, it cannot be
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changed in any way without Home Office agreement and is subject to annual calibration to ensure its continuing accuracy.
Mr. McNulty: While the Immigration and Nationality Directorate does classify complaints received in terms of the operational issues raised, there is no specific category for complaints about incorrect details on status papers.
Mr. Mullin: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 2 February 2006, Official Report, columns 76162W, on suicide, how many apparently self-inflicted deaths have occurred in immigration detention centres in each of the last two years; on what dates they occurred; and what were the nationalities of each of the deceased. 
Andy Burnham: There have been two deaths in custody verdict unknown, awaiting outcome of coroner's inquest, during 2004 and one confirmed suicide. These occurred on 19 July 2004 (Ukranian), 23 July 2004 (Vietnamese, confirmed suicide) and 19 October 2004 (Nigerian).
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fixed penalty notice offences have been issued for (a) selling alcohol to a person under 18 years, (b) the purchase of alcohol for a person under 18 years on licensed premises, (c) the consumption of alcohol by a person under 18 years and (d) allowing delivery of alcohol to a person under 18 years in each basic command unit in England and Wales. 
Mr. Charles Clarke:
The offences for which data is requested were added to the Penalty Notice for Disorder (PND) scheme with effect from 1 November 2004. The latest available figures showing the number of penalty notices issued for these offences from November 2004 to September 2005, broken down by police force area, are provided in the following table.
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|Police force||Sell alcohol to person under 18||Purchase alcohol in licensed premises for under 18||Delivery of alcohol to under 18 or allowing delivery||Consumption of alcohol by under 18 in licensed premises||Purchase of alcohol for consumption in licensed premises for under 18|
|Avon and Somerset|||||||||||
|City of London|||||||||||
|Devon and Cornwall|||||||||||
|England and Wales||113||18||20||7|||
|JanuarySeptember 2005 provisional data|
|Police force||Sell alcohol to person under 18||Purchase alcohol in licensed premises for under 18||Delivery of alcohol to under 18 or allowing delivery||Consumption of alcohol by under 18 in licensed premises||Purchase alcohol in licensed premises for under 18|
|Avon and Somerset||32||3||2|||||
|City of London|||||||||||
|Devon and Cornwall||15||8||4||||2|
|England and Wales||818||101||141||40||68|
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