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|Female population in prison establishments under an immediate custodial sentence of more than three years: As at June 30|
Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance his Department has issued on minimum and maximum temperatures for cells in (a) prisons, (b) young offender institutions and (c) juvenile custody in England and Wales for each month of the year. 
The National Offender Management Services (NOMS) takes seriously its responsibility to treat prisoners decently. Guidance has been issued to all custodial establishments, including those in the juvenile estate that defines the standard of prisoner accommodation including the capability of the heating system and ventilation requirements in Prison Service order Certified Prisoner Accommodation and its supporting Prison Service standard Accommodation. The Youth Justice Board (YJB) contracts with the Secure Training Centre (STC) providers stipulate specific requirements for ranges of temperatures which must be met. These ranges vary depending on the type and usage of the accommodation. Within the Secure Childrens Homes
contracts the YJB requires that the provider will ensure that all parts of the premises are adequately ventilated, heated and lit in keeping with the type of usage to which they are put.
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) legal advisers and (b) social services advisers have been employed or seconded to work in the Probation Service in each of the last eight years. 
John Reid: The current data collection process for workforce information does not provide data in sufficient detail to provide the information requested. Senior Circuit Judges are appointed by the Department of Constitutional Affairs to sit on Local Probation Boards and advise them on legal matters, as the appointments are made by DCA the National Probation Directorate does not keep records of how many Judges have taken post over the last eight years.
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total number of (a) operational and (b) non-operational officers employed in the Probation Service was in each of the last eight years. 
John Reid: Information is not available for the full period requested. Data collected prior to one April 2003 is unreliable, and is not directly comparable with the more accurate figures collected since that time. The figures presented in the table show the proportion of staff, in terms of full time equivalent value, employed in an operational capacity at the close of each quarter from one April 2003 to 31 March 2006. Operational staff in the National Probation Service operate in multi-disciplinary teams including dedicated support staff. For this reason the figures provided include both the number of operational staff, and the number of support staff dedicated to operational service teams. The total of these two staff groups gives an accurate representation of the total resource applied to operational services. The non-operational staff in the National Probation Service are all other staff who provide non operational support services.
|Operational staff||Non-operational staff||Total staff in post|
John Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received about the potential to be able to charge with rape clients who use the services of a woman who has been forced into prostitution. 
Mr. Coaker: In response to its consultation document on trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation, the Home Office received a number of representations which expressed support for the Swedish model whereby the purchase of sex is made a criminal offence. A summary of the responses received can be found on the Home Office website.
Mr. Coaker: The average sentence length of those given custodial sentences for rape, excluding those sentenced to life imprisonment, from 2000 to 2004 is in the following table. The Sexual Offences Act 2003, introduced on 1 May 2004, altered the definition and coverage of sexual offences. It redefined rape to include the non-consensual penetration of a male. Date rape is not classified as a separate offence to rape.
|Average length of determinate custodial sentences for rape all courts England and Wales 2000-04.|
|Rape( 1)||Average sentence length (months)|
|(1) On 1 May 2004 the law changed to include rape of a male. Source: RDS NOMS 12 June 2006|
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the latest figures are for prosecutions of drivers using mobile phones while driving, broken down by police authority area. 
Mr. Coaker: Available information taken from the Court Proceedings Database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform for the year 2004 (latest available) is in the following table. 2005 data will be available early in 2007.
|Proceedings at magistrates courts for the offence of use of hand held mobile phone while driving( 1) by police force area, England and Wales 2004|
|Number of offences|
|Police force area||Total proceedings|
|(1) Offences under the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986, Regulations 110 (1), 110 (2) and 110(3). (2) Nil prosecutions. Source: Court Proceedings Database.|
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