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|Table B: Court imposed maximum, minimum and average fine for the offence of use of hand held mobile phone while driving( 1,2) , England and Wales, 2003-04|
|Year and month||Total number of fines( 3)||Maximum fine (£)||Minimum fine (£)||Average fines (£)|
|(1) Offences under the Road Vehicles (Construction & Use) Regulations 1986, Regulations 110 (1), 110 (2) and 110 (3) as from 1 December 2003.|
(2) Maximum sentence available at the magistrates court = L3 Fine (1,000).
(3) Includes cases where fixed penalty notices were originally issued but not paid and subsequently referred to court.
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. Sutcliffe: Training is conducted on a number of levels within the National Probation Service, with some aspects of training being conducted on an area, regional and national basis. That which is undertaken in the local areas will not necessarily be subject to any changes as a result of the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) arrangements.
The responsibility for national training currently rests with the National Probation Directorate (NPD). It is intended that this directorate will be merged into the NOMS during 2007 and responsibility for national training and training standards will become the remit of the Performance and Improvement Directorate. This transfer will not affect the NPDs current range of activities and it will at present retain the responsibility for national training across the National Probation Service.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females were (i) prosecuted and (ii) convicted in England and Wales of offences under sections (A) 4,
(B) 5, (C) 9, (D) 17, (E) 22, (F) 24, (G) 29, (H) 30, (I) 32, (J) 33, (K) 34, (L) 35, (M) 36, (N) 57 and (O) 60 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 in 2005. 
Mr. Salmond: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many parenting orders have been (a) applied for by local authorities and (b) subsequently granted in each year since their introduction, broken down by local authority area. 
The Youth Justice Board has, since April 2004, collected the number of parenting orders applied for and subsequently imposed at court by youth offending team area as reported to it by YOTs. The YJB is currently reviewing the numbers of parenting orders for the period 2004-05 and 2005-06I will write to the hon. Member when the reviewed figures are available.
Since September 2004, the Department for Education and Skills has collected data from local authorities on the number of parenting orders applied for and subsequently granted by the court by local authorities in the case of exclusion from school. Between 1 September 2004 and 31 December 2005 local authorities in England did not report any applications to the courts for parenting orders in the case of exclusions.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to answer questions (a) 23519 tabled on 27 October 2005 and (b) 32248 tabled on 15 December 2005 by the hon. Member for Yeovil. 
Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will answer Question (a) 61153, (b) 61154 and (c) 61155 tabled by the hon. Member for Aylesbury, on the Immigration and Nationality Directorate, to which his Department gave a holding reply on 27 March. 
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will answer Question 67311 on foreign nationals detained at HMP Peterborough, tabled by the hon. Member for Peterborough on 26 April. 
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will answer Question (a) 58657, tabled on 9 March, on prisons, (b) 64734, tabled on 18 April, on police force mergers, (c) 65519, tabled on 19 April, on Gloucestershire Constabulary and (d) (i) 67474, on foreign national prisoners, (ii) 67476, on Gloucestershire police, (iii) 67477, on foreign national prisoners and (iv) 67478, on foreign national prisoners, tabled on 26 April by the hon. Member for the Forest of Dean. 
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 29 June 2006]: I replied to the hon. Member as follows: Question 67476 on 8 September 2006, Official Report, column 2435W; Questions 67477, 67478 and 67474 on 29 June 2006, Official Report, column 643W.
Mr. Steen: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will provide a substantive answer to question 79230 tabled on 21st June by the hon. Member for Totnes on human trafficking. 
Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will answer question (a) 59911, on staff contracts, tabled on 15 March and (b) 74858, on human trafficking, tabled on 25 May by the hon. Member for Taunton. 
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints the Passport Agency has received in the last 12 months; and how many times it has paid compensation for error or maladministration in the last 12 months. 
Joan Ryan [holding answer 25 July 2006]: During financial year 2005-06 the total number of complaints received by the UK Passport Service was 8,551, which equates to 0.13 per cent. of total business. The UK Passport Service paid compensation to members of the pubic on just under 3,400 occasions, representing 0.05 per cent. of total applications. The main reasons for compensation payments were for lost documents and photographs, a good number of which were almost certainly lost in transit and through no fault of UKPS. The total value of these payments was £129,000 relating to an average payment of just under £38.
Joan Ryan [holding answer 25 July 2006]: The IPS has a policy of seeking continuous improvement in efficiency and quality and has a range of initiatives in place, including improvements in processes and workflow management. Initiatives aimed specifically at staff performance include a leadership development programme for senior and middle managers, a computer-based training and accreditation programme to assess and refresh the specialised knowledge of passport examiners, an award scheme to recognise and reward outstanding performers, and further development of individual performance objectives and development plans and performance appraisal arrangements.
Joan Ryan [holding answer 25 July 2006]: The issue of a passport is not refused on the grounds of an incorrectly completed form. In these circumstances, applicants are invited to correct the deficiency so that their application can be processed. About 12.5 per cent. of applications received by post or at passport office counters are incomplete or incorrect; the percentage falls to about 1.5 per cent. for applications received through the Post Office/Travel Agent Check and Send service.
Joan Ryan [holding answer 25 July 2006]: The Identity and Passport Service (IPS) have held no meetings with the Plain English Campaign (PEC) in the past 12 months. The IPS are however lifetime affiliates to the PEC and the majority of its customer publications have been tested with the PEC as part of their production process. Indeed the passport application pack was awarded the PEC Crystal Mark in autumn 2005. In addition IPS customer service staff have attended training courses run by the PEC to further improve the standards of communication with customers.
Anne Milton: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 11 July 2006, Official Report, columns 1785-6W, on personal documentation (verification), what the responsibilities are of police officers relating to the verification of personal documentation under the Money Laundering Regulations 2003. 
Financial institutions and other firms in the regulated sector are responsible for the verification of the identity of their customers under the Money Laundering Regulations 2003. Police officers have no such responsibility in this regard.
Lorely Burt: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industrys speech on protectionism at the German-British Chamber of Commerce annual dinner on 4 July 2006, how many jobs in the UK involve the licensed manufacture of opiate derivative analgesic medicines; and what estimate he has made of the number of jobs which will relocate overseas due to Government implementation of the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs 1961. 
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