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Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of drivers prosecuted in each of the last five years for driving while uninsured had six to eight penalty points on their driving licence. 
|Number of proceedings at magistrates courts for offences of using motor vehicle uninsured against third party risks( 1) by outcome, England and Wales, 1997-2004|
|Number of offences|
|Total proceedings||Proceedings discontinued( 2)||Charges withdrawn/dismissed||Total findings of guilt( 3)|
|(1) Offences under the Road Traffic Act 1988 s. 143(2). (2) Also includes discharges under section 6 of the Magistrates Courts Act 1980. (3) Includes findings of guilt at the Crown Court. Note: Coverage and recording practice affecting the statistics: (A) It is known that for some police force areas the reporting of court proceedings, in particular those relating to summary motoring offences, may be less than complete. (B) Since 1990, due to the delays in implementing new counting procedures, corrective action on non-keying errors was reduced resulting in deterioration in the quality of data on summary motoring proceedings.|
Alistair Burt: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will publish a response to the report by the Children's Commissioner on his visit to the Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre on 21 October 2005. 
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assistance is being given to Staffordshire constabulary by his Department to tackle incidents of youth crime and antisocial behaviour in Tamworth constituency; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Byrne: Staffordshire youth offending service has a legal duty to and works closely with Staffordshire police and other partner agencies in preventing and tackling youth crime and antisocial behaviour in Staffordshire. This includes partnership around the priority and other prolific offenders strategy, on which the youth offending service leads in respect of the prevent and deter strand. Staffordshire youth offending service has established a prevention team which will be working very closely with the police, district and borough councils, the voluntary sector and schools to identify and work with young people who are at high risk of committing crime and antisocial behaviour.
The respect action plan is central to the Government's drive to go broader, deeper and further on antisocial behaviour by tackling its root causes; preventing it occurring in the first place for example by ensuring better parenting provision and family support while not letting up on stopping anti-social behaviour that blights many communities.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many parents with custody of their children have been prosecuted for contempt of court in relation to a breach of child contact orders in each of the last five years. 
Ms Harman: A contempt of court can arise within family proceedings in a variety of circumstances and it is not possible to identify the number of cases in which failure to comply with a contact order leads to the matter being dealt with as a contempt of court.
Ms Harman: This information is not held centrally and to obtain it would incur disproportionate cost. However, an analysis of a sample of court files published in the Green Paper "Children's Needs and Parents' Responsibilities" indicated that there were repeat applications in respect in half of the cases concerned and that a third of these repeat applications arose from breaches of contact orders.
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what costs were incurred by her Department as a result of sending civil servants on overseas visits in each of the last 10 years. 
Bridget Prentice: Total overseas travel costs for civil servants for the Department, which includes the Court Service, the Public Guardianship Office and the Department for Constitutional Affairs Headquarters, are set out in the following table:
Ms Harman: There are currently two community justice projectsthe Community Justice Centre, North Liverpool and the Salford Community Justice Initiative. Both of which were launched at the end of last year.
Ms Harman: Coroners officers perform a vital investigative and administrative role for their respective local coroner. My oral statement to Parliament on 6 February, and the accompanying briefing note, outlines the proposals for change in the coroners' system more broadly.
Mr. Heald: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what steps her Department is taking to assist the coroners' service with its workload following the increase in the number of reported deaths in 2005; and if she will make a statement. 
Ms Harman: The Government plan to reform the coroners' system as a whole. My oral statement tothe House of Commons on 6 February, and the accompanying briefing note, outlines the proposals for change. A draft Bill, for scrutiny, will be published shortly.
Mr. Todd: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment she has made of the implications for competitiveness of the restriction to a single third-party distributor of information based on county court judgment records. 
The Registrar is a statutory function established by the Register of Judgments, Orders and Fines Regulations 2005. Registry Trust Ltd., which is a non-profit making company, kept the Register of County Court Judgments for the Department, under the terms of a contract, since 1986. Following a review of the service in 2002 to 2004 and subsequent consultation, the Department concluded that the contract for the keeping of the register should be put out to tender from time to time.
To ensure continuity of the provision of the register service and a smooth implementation of new regulations (which include the provision of new data in the register on unpaid fines), the Department decided in the short-term to negotiate a revised contract with Registry Trust Ltd. They have been re- appointed as Registrar to run the Register of Judgments, Orders and Fines until 2009.
Mr. Todd: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether she has conducted a survey of users of county court judgment records to obtain their views on the value of such records. 
Ms Harman: The Department carried out a review of the service and method of service delivery of the Register of County Court Judgments in 2003 prior to public consultation. This included research among users of county court judgment records of the use to which records are put, their current and future value and sought views on how the service could be improved.
Mr. Todd: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the accuracy of county court judgment records; what plans her Department has to recover the cost of improvement from the users of the records; and if she will make a statement. 
Ms Harman: An audit of the accuracy of the county court judgments recorded in the Register of County Court Judgments was carried out in 2004. This advised the drafting of amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules, the objective of which is to improve the accuracy of the data supplied to the courts by parties on issue of a claim. The cost to the courts of implementing the requirements of the amended Civil Procedure Rules is to be recovered from Registry Trust Ltd. through the charges raised by the Department for the supply of judgment records.
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will list the items of departmental property worth over£100 that have been reported as (a) lost and (b) broken in the last 12 months. 
Mr. Heald: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much was spent on entertainment by her Department in 2004-05; and how much of that sum is accounted for by (a) food, (b) alcohol, (c) staff and (d) accommodation. 
Bridget Prentice: It is not possible to list the entertainment costs spent by the Department broken down by (a) food, (b) alcohol, (c) staff and (d) accommodation without incurring disproportionate cost.
All expenditure on official entertainment is made in accordance with published departmental guidance on financial procedures and propriety that is based on principles set out in Government Accounting.
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