James Duddridge: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will reply to the letter of 2 May 2006 from the hon. Member for Rochford and Southend, East to the former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State regarding his constituent Mrs. P. Day of Southend-on Sea. 
Mr. Khabra: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of violent crime there were in Ealing Southall constituency in the most recent period for which figures are available, broken down by type of crime. 
Mr. McNulty: Southall comes within the Ealing Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership area. There were 9,962 violent crimes recorded in Ealing in 2004-05. Of these, 8,009 were offences of violence against the person, 388 were sexual offences and 1,565 were offences of robbery.
Margaret Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many domestic violence incidents dealt with by police in (a) England and Wales, (b) Luton and (c) Bedfordshire in the last five years involved (i) repeat victims and (ii) repeat visits to the same address. 
Mr. McNulty: Data for the number of reported incidents of domestic violence that involved victims of a reported domestic violence incident in the previous 12 months are available from 2002-03 for Luton and Bedfordshire and given in the following table. Data are not available for England and Wales as a whole. Information on repeat visits to the same address is not collected centrally.
|Number of reported incidents of domestic violence that involved victims of a reported domestic violence incident in the previous 12 months
Margaret Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the trend over the last five years in the number of repeat victims in cases of domestic violence investigated by police in (a) England and Wales, (b) Luton and (c) Bedfordshire. 
Mr. McNulty: Between 2002-03 and 2004-05, the number of reported incidents of domestic violence that involved victims of a reported domestic violence incident in the previous 12 months has risen by under 2 per cent. in Luton and 11 per cent. in Bedfordshire. Data are not available for England and Wales as a whole.
Mr. Coaker: Since the introduction of the Drug Interventions Programme (DIP) in April 2003, over 45,000 drug misusing offenders have entered treatment through DIP. The programme continues to have a positive impact in communities not only through the interventions that it offers but also by delivering a more integrated approach by local agencies to the problems of offenders. Acquisitive recorded crimeto which drug related crime (including theft) makes a substantial contributionfell by 12 per cent. in the year to April 2005 compared with the previous 12 months.
The programme is highly regarded by operational staff and the many offenders whose lives it has helped to change. Its success has been achieved through a combination of additional resources, new legislation, revised working practices and a stronger focus on partnership working.
We are on track to achieve the overall target of 1,000 offenders a week (4,300 a month) into treatment by 2008. In April 2006 over 2,800 offenders engaged in treatment through DIP. The programme continues to be developed and strengthened. For example, from 31 March 2006 testing on arrest has been rolled out to 98 areas.
Those testing positive are required to attend an assessment with a drugs worker. Testing on arrest is a way of identifying drug misusers at an early stage in the criminal justice process. Restriction on bail is now available across all local justice areas in England.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been convicted of drug trafficking offences in each of the last five years, broken down by police force. 
Mr. Coaker: The table shows the number of people found guilty at court or cautioned in England and Wales police force areas between 2000 and 2004 for drug trafficking offences. Trafficking offences include: possession with intent to supply, unlawful supply, unlawful production and unlawful import or export.
|Persons found guilty or cautioned for drug trafficking offences( 1) , by police force area, England and Wales, 2000 to 2004
|Number of persons (rounded)
|Police force area
|(1) Unlawful import and export, unlawful production of drugs (including cannabis), unlawful supply and possession with intent to supply unlawfully.