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David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many security passes issued by his Department have been recorded as (a) lost and (b) stolen in each of the last five years. 
|Number of passes lost or stolen|
Mr. Salmond: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women were sentenced to a term of imprisonment of (a) any length, (b) no more than six months and (c) no more than one month in each of the last three years for which figures are available. 
|Women sentenced to immediate custody at all courts, England and Wales, 2002-04|
| Note: Although care is taken in collating and analysing the returns used to compile these figures, the data are of necessity subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale recording system. Consequently, although figures are shown to the last digit in order to provide a comprehensive record of the information collected, they are not necessarily accurate to the last digit shown. Source: RDS NOMS 26 Jul 06|
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 31 July 2006 to Question 88186 what arrangements are in place for the (a) reporting and (b) accountability of the chair of the Serious Organised Crime Agency to (i) Ministers and (ii) Parliament; and if he will make a statement. 
The Chair of SOCA has reported on a regular basis, usually monthly, to the Minister for Policing, Security and Community Safety and reported to the Home Secretary on a quarterly basis. It is expected that these meetings will resume once Parliament is back in session.
A copy of SOCAs overarching framework document was placed in the Libraries of both Houses of Parliament on 29 June 2006. Section 7(6) of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 requires the Secretary of State to lay a copy of SOCAs annual report before Parliament.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 1 August 2006 to Question 88238, whether the briefing Sir Stephen Lander, Chair of the Serious Organised Crime Agency, gave to the Guardian newspaper and published on 1 April represents Government policy. 
Mr. Coaker: Comments made by the Chair and Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency, around the time of its launch, relate to matters within their discretion, but are in line with the Governments intentions when setting up the Serious Organised Crime Agency.
John Austin: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many places in approved hostels in England and Wales are occupied by persons convicted of sexual offences (a) on licence and (b) as a condition of a community penalty. 
Bill Wiggin: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sex offenders from the Isle of Man have subsequently committed similar offences in England in each year since 1997; and how many of those had been issued with supervision orders in the Isle of Man. 
The most recent national information on two year re-offending rates of adults in England and Wales was published in December as Adult re-offending: results
from the 2002 cohort. Home Office Statistical Bulletin 25/05'. The report is available on line at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs05/hosb2505.pdf and covers offenders starting community sentences or being discharged from prison in England and Wales in the first quarter of 2002.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions the charge of
soliciting has been applied to people under the age of 18 years in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) age and (b) sex. 
Mr. Coaker: Data on charging are not collected, however information from the court proceedings database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform showing the number of defendants aged 10-17 proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for soliciting offences, broken down as requested, is provided in the following table.
|Number of persons aged 10 to 17 proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for offences related to soliciting, by sex and ageEngland and Wales, 2000-04( 1, 2)|
|Offence/age||Proceeded against||Found guilty||Proceeded against||Found guilty||Proceeded against||Found guilty||Proceeded against||Found guilty||Proceeded against||Found guilty|
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