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Mr. McNulty: The total number of offences recorded by the City of London and Metropolitan police in which firearms, excluding air weapons, were reported to have caused injury between 1997 and 2004-05 are given in the following tables. Data cannot be broken down to a more local level. Force breakdowns are only available since 1997. Changes in crime recording guidance has meant that data for 2004-05 cannot be directly compared with 1997-98.
|Table 1: Crimes recorded by City of London and Metropolitan police forces in which firearms were reported to have caused injury, 1997-98 to 2001-02|
|Total number of injuries|
| Notes: 1. There was a change in the counting rules for recorded crime on 1 April 1998. 2. Figures for some crime categories may have been inflated by some police forces implementing the principles of the National Crime Recording Standard before 1 April 2002. 3. Excludes air weapons. 4. Includes violence against the person, sexual offences and robbery. 5. Includes slight, serious (necessitated detention in hospital or involved fractures, concussion, severe general shock, penetration by a bullet or multiple shot wounds) and fatal injuries. 6. By the weapon being fired or used as a blunt instrument.|
|Table 2: Crimes recorded by City of London and Metropolitan police forces in which firearms were reported to have caused injury, 2002-03 to 2004-05|
|Total number of Injuries|
|Notes: 1. Data in this table take account of the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in April 2002. These figures are not directly comparable with those for earlier years. 2. Excludes air weapons. 3. Includes violence against the person, sexual offences and robbery. 4. Includes slight, serious (necessitated detention in hospital or involved fractures, concussion, severe general shock, penetration by a bullet or multiple shot wounds) and fatal injuries. 5. By the weapon being fired or used as a blunt instrument.|
Paul Rowen: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions there have been for smoking cigarettes on buses with a no-smoking policy in each region in each year since 2001. 
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been paid in (a) salary, (b) travelling expenses, (c) subsistence
allowance and (d) removal expenses to special advisers in his private office in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Byrne: Since 2003, the Government have published on an annual basis the names and overall cost of special advisers and the number in each payband. For information relating to the last financial year I refer the hon. Member to the written ministerial statement made by my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, on Thursday 21 July 2005, Official Report, columns 156-60 WS.
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many allegations of staff misconduct have been (a) received and (b) investigated in each directorate of his Department in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. 
John Reid: Pursuant to my answer of 18 July 2006, Official Report, column 422W, it has been brought to my attention that due to a data convergence error two figures contained in the answer are incorrect.
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer dated 9 May 2006, Official Report, columns 216-17W, on Stephen Ayre, whether the Serious Further Offence review of the case of Stephen Ayre is complete; and whether it will be made public. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: This review has been completed. This is an internal procedure carried out by the Probation Service to quality-assure its risk assessment and risk management processes. Reviews are routinely shared with HMI Probation who are integral to the quality assurance process. Where it is assessed that an independent review is required, the findings are made public.
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes were committed on average per day in the Street Crime Initiative hot spot areas during (a) each quarter of 2005 and (b) the first quarter of 2006. 
|Recorded offences in the 10 Street Crime Initiative areas|
|Period||Number of offences|
| Note: Police force areas of Avon and Somerset, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Metropolitan Police, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Thames Valley, West Midlands and West Yorkshire.|
Mr. Sutcliffe: Information is not collected about the borough in which people subject to electronic monitoring are located. However, information is available on their location by postcode. In the postcode areas which most closely correspond to the London boroughs, a total of 1,594 people were subject to electronic monitoring at 30 June 2006.
The campaign offers an all-year-round confidential service for young people and their parents on any aspect of drugs. Since launch, the FRANK helpline has answered over one million calls and made over 40,000 referrals to treatment and support services. The website talktofrank.com has received over 11 million hits and replied to over 80,000 emails.
There has also been a successful information campaign using advertising and leaflets to educate young people and parents of drug harms, and stakeholder support to encourage targeted interventions with the most vulnerable young people.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times the Metropolitan police has (a) deployed and (b) used Taser stun guns since October 2005; and if he will make a statement. 
Susan Kramer: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Tasker investigation commissioned by the Prison Service London area office is expected to report; and whether its findings will be published. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The investigation is not due to report back until the end of August. It is not Prison Service policy to publish any internal investigation report. Such reports are confidential, covered by the Data Protection Act 1998.
Mr. Byrne: The investigation into Tech Clean Plc and their employment of the cleaners at Becket House has been concluded. The immigration and nationality directorate is satisfied that the company have acted in accordance with the requirements of section eight of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been prosecuted for television licence evasion in each London borough in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many terrorist attacks have been thwarted in (a) the Metropolitan Police and City of London Police areas of London, (b) Manchester, (c) Liverpool, (d) Newcastle and (e) the United Kingdom since 11 September 2001; how many (i) males and (ii) females were subsequently (A) prosecuted and (B) convicted of terrorist offences; and if he will make a statement. 
It is not our policy to comment on particular alleged terrorist attacks as these are
operational matters for the Police and Security Service. However "Countering International Terrorism: The United Kingdom's Strategy" (Cm 6888), published on 10 July 2006, stated that the police and the security and intelligence agencies have disrupted many attacks against the UK since November 2000, including four since last July alone. Statistics compiled from police records show that, between 11 September 2001 and 31 March 2006, 997 people were arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000 (TACT). Of those people, 154 were charged with offences under TACT and 79 of these were also charged with offences under other legislation. A further 175 were charged under different legislation. A total of 25 people were convicted under TACT during this period.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sites the security service has identified as primary investigative targets in domestic terrorism investigations in the UK in each of the last five years. 
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been arrested since the coming into force of the Terrorism Act 2003; and how long each was held without being charged in each case in which all proceedings are complete. 
John Reid: Statistics compiled from police records show that between 11 September 2001 and 31 March 2006 997 people were arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000 (TACT). The Home Office does not collate information about the length of detention of those arrested in the particular format requested.
Mr. McNulty: Since the introduction of the Prevention of Terrorism Act on 11 March 2005, two individuals who had been detained under immigration powers have been deported on national security grounds.
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