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Mr. Redwood: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many countries of the world he has judged to be sufficiently under the rule of law to offer no threat of torture or abuse to their nationals. 
Mr. Charles Clarke: The Secretary of State for the Home Department does not make assessments about whether foreign countries are sufficiently under the rule of law to offer no threat of torture or abuse to their nationals. As is the case with other Departments, when the Home Department interacts with foreign countries on issues relating to torture and the abuse of their nationals, it proceeds on the basis of case-specific assessments.
Mr. Wallace: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 6 February 2006, Official Report, columns 95455W, on special branch, whether the special branch national training unit referred to in the Special Branch Summary of Responsibilities document of August 2004 has been disbanded. 
The special branch national training unit has not been disbanded. It is based in the Metropolitan Police Service and provides three national special branch training courses: special branch initial training, the special branch ports course and a course for heads of special branch. In addition, it provides a range of more detailed and specific courses for the Metropolitan police special branch.
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Hazel Blears: Equal standards of behaviour are expected from both the settled community and the Gypsy and Traveller community, and the police are responsible for the investigation of crime and antisocial behaviour wherever this occurs. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Home Office have jointly published several documents which deal with enforcement against Gypsy and Traveller sites, and a specific document addressing antisocial behaviour will be issued later this year.
Fiona Mactaggart: When HMYOI Ashfield opened in 1999 it held both young offenders and juveniles. In February 2004 the establishment was re-roled to hold juveniles only. The increased cost per place since that time is a reflection of the more intensive regime and level of intervention that juveniles receive.