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'Any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality.'
This replaces the various definitions previously used by Government Departments and agencies. The definition was agreed by members of the Inter-Ministerial Group for Domestic Violence which is chaired by the right hon. Baroness Scotland, the Minister of State for Criminal Justice and Offender Management.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what definition he uses of domestic violence; and what the Government's policy is on the intervention of police officers in domestic incidents. 
'Any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults who are or have been intimate partners or family members', regardless of gender or sexuality.'
'action taken at all stages of the police response should ensure the effective protection of victims and children while allowing the criminal justice system to hold the offender to account. An effective and proactive investigation should be completed in all cases where a domestic violence incident is reported.'
This guidance has been promulgated in England and Wales through the Centrex (Central Police Training and Development Authority) and CPS training for all police officers and Crown Prosecution Service prosecutors. By 2008, all police officers, CPS prosecutors and caseworkers will be trained in domestic violence.
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the remarks of the Minister of State for Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality, of 21 March 2006, Official Report, columns 21415, if he will list (a) the candidates and (b) the parties responsible for the general election leaflets from which he quoted; which were the candidates' leaflets which he described as verging on the racist; if he will list the newspaper advertisements which he suggested contained misinformation and lies; and if he will correct the incorrect information to which he referred. 
The Law Lords ordered that Senator Pinochet's costs should be met from central funds for the first two hearings before the House of Lords in the unusual circumstances of the case. The costs paid from central funds were as follows:
The costs of those divisional court hearings in which Senator Pinochet was successful or which did not proceed, and the costs of the committal proceedings in Bow Street magistrates court from 27 September to 1 October 1999, were also ordered to be paid from central funds. The costs of these hearings were £787,477.86.
Responsibility for Senator Pinochet's protection and detention were the responsibility of the Metropolitan Police. For security reasons, it has long been the practice of successive Government's not to provide information about police operations relating to protection.
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners released on the home detention curfew scheme were subsequently recalled to prison before their sentence expiry date for committing violent crimes. 
The Violent Crime Reduction Bill includes a number of new provisions to tackle the use of imitation firearms. These include a ban on the manufacture or sale of realistic imitation firearms; tougher manufacturing standards to prevent imitation firearms being converted to fire live ammunition and tougher sentences for carrying imitation firearms.
|Long -barrelled shotgun||322||353||303||380||361||424||305|
|Converted air pistol||||||||||||||18|
|Soft air weapon||||||||||||||200|
|Imitation firearm total||566||823||787||1,245||1,815||2,146||3,333|
|Unconverted starting gun||(10)||(10)||(10)||(10)||(10)||(10)||9|
|Other converted imitation weapon||||||||||||||1|
|Other reactivated weapon|||||||||||||||
|Other firearms (specified)||||||||||||||323|
|Other firearm total||606||813||980||952||730||926||1,178|
|All weapons excluding air weapons||5,209||6,843||7,470||10,023||10,246||10,338||10,964|
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