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To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many private prosecutions were undertaken in (a) Southend-on-Sea, (b) Essex and (c) England and Wales in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; how many (i) succeeded
and (ii) failed in each year; and how many were stopped on the grounds of (A) public interest and (B) insufficient evidence in each year. 
Ms Harman: Information about the number of private prosecutions is not collected and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost to the Department.
To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many court cases in each London court had to be rescheduled
because the defendant failed (a) to attend and (b) to bring the appropriate documentation in each of the last five years. 
Ms Harman: The following tables show the number of trials held in London which had to be rescheduled (became ineffective) because the defendant did not attend. Separate tables are provided for cases dealt with in the magistrates courts where data are only available for Local Justice Areas, and for each of the Crown courts. Information on the number of cases where the defendant failed to bring the appropriate documentation is not collected and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
|Ineffective trials due to defendant non-attendance in the Crown court( 1)|
|Crown court centre||2001-02||2002-03||2003-04||2004-05||2005-06|
|(1 )Does not include defendant absence through illness or non-production from prison|
|Ineffective trials due to defendants non attendance in each Local Justice Area in the London magistrates court region( 1)|
|(1 )Does not include defendant absence through illness or non-production from prison.|
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the fee is for a property owner to appeal a Final Empty Dwelling Management Order to a Residential Property Tribunal. 
Vera Baird: The fee would be £150.
Keith Vaz: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many statements have been made by victims special advocates in (a) Cardiff, (b) Manchester, (c) Birmingham and (d) London. 
Ms Harman: No family impact statements have yet been made in any of the five pilot courts. The scheme applies to cases where a charge of murder or manslaughter is brought on or after 24 April 2006.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs on what occasions a statutory instrument sponsored by her Department has been reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments as defective since October 2005. 
Ms Harman: Reports from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments contain full details of the statutory instruments which they have reported. The Department has provided information for the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Departmental Returns report for 2005. This is due to be published shortly. In 2006 there have been three statutory instruments reported as defective.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what advertising campaigns the Department has run between 2000 and June 2004; and what the (a) date and (b) cost was of each. 
Mr. Lammy: The Department had a zero spend on advertising between 2000 and 2002. The expenditure on advertising from 2003 has been as follows.
|(1 )BBC Charter|
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