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As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your question regarding an estimate of likely net migration into the United Kingdom in 2006. (45988)
The latest official national population projections were based on the population at the middle of 2004 and were published in October 2005. They made the following assumptions about future annual net migration into the United Kingdom:
|Assumed net migration|
Further information regarding the migration assumptions underlying the national population projections is available at: http://www.gad.gov.uk/Population/2004/methodology/migrass.htm.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females were convicted of motoring offences in (i) Southend, (ii) Essex and (iii) England and Wales in 2005, broken down by offence. 
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many (a) males and (b) females committed offences in England and Wales under sections (i) 14 (3), (ii) 15(2) and (iii) 15(4) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 in 2005; 
(2) how many (a) males and (b) females aged (i) 17 to 24, (ii) 25 to 30, (iii) 31 to 35, (iv) 36 to 40 and (v) over 40 years were (A) charged with and (B) convicted of (1) failing to comply with a road sign, (2) offences under sections (x) 14(3), (y) 15(2) and (z) 15(4) of the Road Traffic Act 1988, (3) failing to provide a breath specimen for analysis, (4) failing to stop for a police constable and (5) disobeying a police constable stopping traffic in (aa) Essex Police area and (bb) Southend Police area in 2005. 
Mr. Coaker: Since it takes several months for court proceedings data to be received by the Home Office, 2005 data on official police action will not be available until early 2007. Information on drivers charged with motoring offences is not collected centrally. The information collected centrally on police action taken for motoring seat belt offences does not distinguish between the offence of driving/riding in a motor vehicle not wearing a seat belt (s14(3) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA)) and that of driving a motor vehicle with a child not wearing a seat belt (s15(2) and 15(4) RTA).
Mr. Coaker: Enforcement of this offence is an operational matter for the police. The likelihood of police detection is increased by the use of intercept teams linked to the expanded operation of Automatic Number Plate Recognition Systems. A clause in the Road Safety Bill currently before Parliament aims to increase penalties by making the offence subject to endorsement of three penalty points and a £60 fixed penalty.
Ben Chapman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions there were for driving whilst using a mobile phone in each police force area in the last year for which figures are available. 
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 given in the following table. As the majority of use of hand held mobile phone while driving offences are dealt with by the issue of a fixed penalty notice these are also included.
|Fixed penalty Notices issued and total court proceedings 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||Fixed penalty notices issued||Total court proceedings( 2)||Total dealt with|
|(1) Offences under the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986, Regulations 110 (1), 110 (2) and 110 (3). (2) Includes cases where fixed penalty notices were originally issued but not paid and subsequently referred to court. (3 )Nil prosecutions. Note: Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.|
Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many fixed penalty notices have been issued for driving while using a hand-held mobile phone in each month since it became an offence; 
Available information taken from the Court Proceedings Database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform for 2003 to 2004 (latest available) showing maximum, minimum and average penalty imposed by month is given in Table B. 2005 data will be available early in 2007.
|Table A: Fixed penalty notices data for the offence of use of hand held mobile phone while driving( 1) ; England and Wales 2003-04|
|Number of tickets|
|(1) Offences under the Road Vehicles (Construction & Use) Regulations 1986, Regulations 110 (1), 110 (2) and 110 (3).|
(2) Introduced as from 1 December 2003.
(3) Only covers tickets paid where there is no further action.
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