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Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many deaths resulting from incidents of domestic violence have occurred in each (a) London borough and (b) constituency in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. McNulty: The following data from the Metropolitan Police Service (MRS) gives the total number of victims of homicide which were identified as domestic violence related in all London boroughs from 2001-02 to 2005-06. I will write to the hon. Member with the data broken down by London borough when we receive it from MRS. MRS do not collect data at constituency level.
MRS have attributed the increase in domestic violence related homicides from 2003-04 to the change in the forces definition of domestic violence to the Association of Chief Police Officers definition which now includes family members (over 18) as well as partners and ex-partners.
A charge of drink driving will be made on the basis of results from an evidential breath test or from laboratory analysis of a specimen of blood or urine. We have taken steps to speed up this process by empowering the police to carry out evidential tests at the roadside rather than at a police station. Work is currently under way to enable suitable evidential equipment to be type approved for use by the police.
Decisions as to prosecution and the subsequent timetabling of cases are matters for the Crown Prosecution Service and HM Courts Service.
John Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many cases in the five pilot areas of the Drugs Intervention programme (a) handling stolen goods (b) attenuated acquisitive crime and (c) begging was the trigger for a drugs test in 2004-05. 
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drug-related offences were committed by 16 to 24 year olds in (a) rural and (b) non-rural areas in each year since 1997; what proportion each figure represents of all offences committed by 16 to 24 year olds in each year; and if he will make a statement. 
Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research his Department has conducted into the relationship between street prices of heroin and cocaine and the level of acquisitive crime; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests for extradition from the US to the UK have been made in each of the last five years; and how many (a) were successful, (b) were unsuccessful and (c) remain outstanding. 
Joan Ryan: Figures are given in the following table. Rather than use terms like successful with reference to extradition requests, we show the number of cases which have resulted in surrenders and the number which have closed for other reasons. The figure does not include requests to Ministers in Scotland and Northern Ireland, who have devolved powers to make or grant requests.
|US requests to England and Wales 2001-05|
|Total||Surrenders||Closed without surrender||Outstanding from the year|
Ian Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) seizures and (b) disposals of firearms there were in each police authority area in England and Wales in each of the last three years for which records are available. 
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many operations firearms were issued to police officers in England and Wales in each year since 1983; in how many of these operations shots were fired by police officers; and how many police officers were qualified to carry firearms in each of the last nine years. 
Mr. McNulty: The number of operations in which firearms were authorised since 1983, the number of incidents when shots were fired using conventional firearms, and the number of Authorised Firearms Officers in police forces in England and Wales since 1996-97 are shown in the following tables. Statistics for 2005-06 are likely to be announced in October.
|Number of operations in which firearms were authorised|
|Number of operations|
Figures for operations in which firearms were issued to officers are not available for the first three months of 1994
|Number of incidents where conventional firearms were used|
|Number of authorised firearms officers (AFOs)|
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions there have been for football-related violence in each police authority area in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. McNulty: The following table has been compiled from information provided by the Football Banning Orders Authority. It gives information on the number of football-related convictions for the seasons 2003-04 and 2004-05 in respect of each police authority area. Prior to 2003 information was only held centrally in respect of football-related arrests and the number of football banning orders imposed during each season.
|Football-related convictions by police authority area|
|Police authority area||2003-04||2004-05|
Football Banning Orders Authority.
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