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Mr. Steen: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions there have been of cyclists for riding on pavements in the last three years. [92226]

Mr. Sutcliffe: The number of cyclists prosecuted at magistrates court, for offences relating to cyclists riding on pavements in England and Wales, 2002 to 2004 can be found in the following table.

Data for 2005 will be available in mid November 2006.

Number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts, for riding a pedal cycle on a footpath( 1) in England and Wales, 2002 to 2004( 2)
Proceeded against







(1) Offence under the Highway Act 1835 section 32. (2) These data are provided on the principal offence basis. 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 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. Source: RDS Office for Criminal Justice Reform

Departmental Estate

David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what offices are (a) owned and (b) rented by his Department in greater London; and which of those are not currently occupied by departmental staff. [89221]

John Reid: Excluding offices that cannot be disclosed for security reasons my Department for itself or through its Agencies, sponsored non-departmental public bodies and the national probation service occupies owned office accommodation at the following addresses in the Greater London area:

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The following owned offices are not currently occupied by Home Office or other staff:


Vacant for disposal

My Department also occupies in the same way the following rented offices which include offices or parts of premises held from other Government Departments on informal agreements:

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