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Secure children’s homes: occupancy rate at 31 March 1999
Percentage

All units

75

Aycliffe Centre

59

Kyloe House

100

Sutton Place

100

Aldine House

88

East Moor CH

83

Redsands CC

88

Dales House

50

Barton Moss SU

80

Dyson Hall CH

10

Redbank CH-SU

31

Redbank CH-VH

67

St. Catherines CH

100

Watling House

67

St. Johns Safe Centre

100

Stoke House

100

125C Market St

75

Kesteven House

75

Tiffied St. John’s

81

Clayfields House

78

Salters

100

Leverton

94

Stamford House

81

Orchard Lodge

100

Pankhurst Unit

63

Swanick Lodge

56

Landsdowne CC

60

Beechfieid

117

Vmney Green

100

Atkinson Unit

81

Neath Hillside

83

Briars Hey

Thornbury

Source:
Department for Education and Skills


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Secure children’s homes: occupancy rate at 31 March 2000
Percentage

All units

82

Briars Hey

75

Beechfield

83

St. Catherines CH

100

Atkinson Unit

94

Swanick Lodge

38

Clare Lodge/Salters

100

Dyson Hall CH

100

Leverton

94

Landsdowne CC

100

Redsands CC

100

Dales House

75

Aldine House

88

Kesteven House

100

Watling House

83

St. Johns/Earlswood

100

Orchard Lodge

88

Redbank NH

93

Redbank VH

86

Redbank WH

86

125C Market St/Brunel

63

Sutton Place

40

Thornbury

71

Barton Moss SU

75

Kyloe House

100

Clayfields House

89

Tiffied St. John’s

63

Vinney Green

91

Stoke House

100

Aycliffe Centre

65

East Moor CH

100

Stamford House

74

Neath Hillside

61

Source:
Department for Education and Skills

Dispersal Orders

Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 29 March 2006, Official Report, column 1035W, on dispersal orders, if he will make it his policy to collect information centrally on the number of dispersal orders authorised. [72665]

Mr. McNulty: We have been collecting the number of authorisations for dispersal powers by police force area since April 2006. This data will be collected on a quarterly basis. Data will be published later this year.

DNA Database

Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green (Lynne Featherstone), of 5 June 2006, Official Report, columns 293-4W, on the DNA database, if he will break the figures down by country making the request. [86494]

Joan Ryan: The majority of requests for the exchange of DNA information between the United Kingdom and other countries are routed through the United Kingdom National Central Bureau for Interpol (UK NCB) based at the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). Other channels may include bi-lateral direct liaison between law enforcement authorities; and formal mutual legal assistance channels. Exchanges of DNA information via these channels will almost always be a response to the needs of a specific criminal investigation.

Requests from international law enforcement agencies for a search of the National DNA Database are only processed where it is clear that the request is in the interest of prevention and detection of crime, national security or the data subject. They are also subject to a risk assessment, taking into account the justification for and proportionality of disclosure of the information in line with human rights. If cleared for processing, a one-off speculative search of the Database is made by the Custodian and information fed back to UK NCB.

The UK NCB is not currently able to provide data on the number of requests received from other
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countries but only on the number of requests processed and dealt with by the Database Custodian. As indicated in the answer of 5 June, 519 search requests have been dealt with by the Database Custodian since 2004 and responses provided back to UK NCB in each case (this includes searches of the UK DNA Database at the request of other countries as well as preparing profiles in order for UK law enforcement agencies to request searches overseas).

Data on the countries to which DNA profiles have been sent in pursuit of specific criminal investigations could only be provided at disproportionate cost as the majority of the data are not currently held electronically. This information will be available later this year following the introduction of a new data collection system (this will not apply to retrospective data).

Data are not collected on the number of exchanges of DNA information which occur through direct liaison between law enforcement authorities or formal mutual legal assistance channels.

Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 2 May 2006, Official Report, column 1409W, on the DNA database, if he will place in the Library the data on use of DNA for crime detection in 2005-06. [86496]

Joan Ryan: Data provided to the Home Office by police forces indicates that there were 20,349 direct DNA detections in 2005-06 i.e. there were 20,349 crimes detected in which a DNA match report was available. In addition, a further 19,960 crimes were detected in 2005-06 as a result of further investigations linked to the original case in which DNA was recovered. This gives a total of 40,309 detections in 2005-06 arising directly or indirectly from the DNA match, compared with 35,605 detections in 2004-05.

Drink-driving

Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) arrests and (b) convictions for drink-driving resulted in custodial sentences in each year since 1997, broken down by police authority. [84913]

Mr. McNulty: The information requested on arrests is not collected centrally. Information taken from the Court Proceedings Database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform on convictions and custodial sentences for drink-driving offences by police force area 1997 to 2004 (latest available) is given in the table.

Data for 2005 will be available early in 2007.


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Findings of guilt and immediate custodial sentences at all courts for offences of driving etc. after consuming alcohol or taking drugs by police force area, England and Wales 1997-2004
Number of offences
1997 1998 1999
Findings of guilt Immediate custody( 1) Findings of guilt Immediate custody( 1) Findings of guilt Immediate custody( 1)

Avon and Somerset

2,812

163

2,566

157

2,728

165

Bedfordshire

1,146

119

1,060

96

869

87

Cambridgeshire

1,092

56

1,060

62

941

43

Cheshire

1,969

97

1,903

119

1,827

133

Cleveland

926

61

870

63

811

57

Cumbria

931

49

856

51

871

37

Derbyshire

1,612

147

1,547

202

1,463

181

Devon and Cornwall

2,342

91

2,265

127

2,277

112

Dorset

1,214

93

1,186

88

1,120

96

Durham

1,044

66

1,035

53

1,137

81

Essex

2,736

228

2,438

233

2,528

261

Gloucestershire

1,067

48

985

36

889

51

Greater Manchester

4,806

440

4,715

453

4,850

464

Hampshire

3,774

243

3,597

231

3,725

213

Hertfordshire

1,670

90

1,672

91

1,679

90

Humberside

1,274

76

1,358

87

1,323

97

Kent

2,321

97

2,627

155

2,633

133

Lancashire

3,389

224

2,945

178

3,010

184

Leicestershire

1,648

183

1,485

140

1,624

188

Lincolnshire

1,088

47

979

36

941

44

London, City of

436

8

301

9

236

5

Merseyside

2,719

304

2,451

326

2,137

296

Met Police

16,165

1,270

13,889

1,050

12,414

838

Norfolk

1,116

49

1,118

43

1,010

64

Northamptonshire

1,107

109

1,062

73

1,058

91

Northumbria

2,625

184

2,457

194

2,463

229

North Yorkshire

1,365

77

1,205

77

1,124

60

Nottinghamshire

2,031

255

1,804

247

1,802

262

South Yorkshire

2,296

204

2,002

178

1,927

149

Staffordshire(2)

2,036

132

1,955

140

1,711

143

Suffolk

1,050

53

1,042

60

1,089

71

Surrey

1,380

64

1,328

58

1,417

47

Sussex

2,373

110

2,113

113

2,224

120

Thames Valley

4,070

215

3,896

195

3,725

216

Warwickshire

837

44

784

53

856

38

West Mercia

1,947

87

1,794

97

1,747

114

West Midlands

6,351

598

5,582

532

4,775

532

West Yorkshire

3,953

394

3,669

329

3,597

358

Wiltshire

1,043

27

1,108

39

1,009

45

England

93,761

6,802

86,709

6,471

83,567

6,395

Dyfed Powys

1,029

44

995

38

944

48

Gwent

1,166

61

1,203

84

1,079

78

North Wales

1,354

96

1,306

95

1,248

94

South Wales

2,892

257

2,903

239

2,526

282

Wales

6,441

458

6,407

456

5,797

502

England and Wales

100,202

7,260

93,116

6,927

89,364

6,897


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