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John Penrose: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many compensation orders were imposed upon offenders in Weston-super-Mare in each of the last five years; and how many of these were not paid in each year. 
|Number of offenders given compensation orders|
Mr. Randall: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) support services and (b) training are available to help children of school age who have been convicted of a crime in (i) Uxbridge constituency, (ii) the London borough of Hillingdon, (iii) Greater London and (iv) England. 
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his Department's headquarters head count was at (a) 1 May 2004, (b) 1 May 2005 and (c) 1 November 2005; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Charles Clarke: The head count for the Department's headquarters is contained in the table. Also the figures submitted to include IND HQ (and all Home Office HQ) but does not include operational front line staff.
|Full-time equivalent headquarters post|
|12 March 2004||9,896|
|30 April 2005||8,835|
|31 October 2005||8,697|
Paul Goggins: Drug testing on arrest under powers introduced by the Drugs Act 2005 was successfully implemented in three police force areas on 1 December 2005. The provision will be implemented in the remaining Drug Interventions Programme intensive" areas in England on 31 March 2006 from which date a total of over 170 custody suites will be testing on arrest.
Andy Burnham: The United Kingdom's competent authorities do not refer cases to Europol. It does not have police powers and does not itself carry out criminal investigations. It is an intelligence agency which supports member states' own investigations into serious organised crime by analysing and exchanging the information and intelligence which they provide.
Information in respect of Eurojust, the EU judicial co-operation unit, is available for 200104 and is set out in the following table. Eurojust was established on a provisional basis on 1 March 2001. The Council Decision formally establishing Eurojust was adopted on 28 February 2002 and Eurojust moved into its headquarters in The Hague in December 2002.
|Cases referred by the UK|
Paul Goggins: A comprehensive strategy for tackling football disorder was introduced in the wake of the serious disorder during Euro 2000. The football banning order law and enforcement arrangements are the cornerstone of that strategy and have proved highly effective in helping to reduce levels of English and Welsh football disorder. The impact of banning orders and the wider strategy is detailed in a Home Office report Football (Disorder) Act 2000: Report to Parliament, copies of which were placed in the House Library on 20 January 2006.
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedure is to be followed by an individual who has a complaint regarding the Council for the Registration of Forensic Practitioners. 
Andy Burnham: The Council for the Registration of Forensic Practitioners is a company limited by guarantee. It is not part of the Home Office and, while the Home Secretary supports the work of the council and is represented on the council, it is not answerable to or under the direction of the Home Secretary.
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of those released under the Home Detention Curfew Scheme have reoffended, broken down by (a) crime committed on release and (b) crime originally imprisoned for. 
Fiona Mactaggart: As of 31 October 2005 over 119,000 prisoners have been released on the scheme since it was introduced in January 1999, of whom 4,095 have been notified to the Home Office as convicted, cautioned or awaiting prosecution for a further offence committed whilst subject to Home Detention Curfew (HDC). Table 1 gives a breakdown by original index offence (the more or most serious index offence in the case of those offenders who had committed multiple offences) of these 4,095 offenders. Table 2 gives a breakdown of the total number of further offences for which offenders have been convicted, cautioned or are currently awaiting prosecution during the period of HDC.
|28 January 1999 to 31 October 2005||Total|
|Violent against the person||456|
|Theft and handling||858|
|Fraud and forgery||121|
|28 January 1999 to 31 October 2005||Total|
|Violent against the person||886|
|Theft and handling||1,780|
|Fraud and forgery||252|
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of young offenders who took part in the Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme re-offended within two years in each police authority area. 
Fiona Mactaggart: The only source of reconviction data for the Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme is the 24 month reconviction study carried out by Oxford University for the Youth Justice Board, which does not cover all police areas. This was published on 24 October 2005, and a copy has been placed in the House of Commons Library.
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