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Mr. Salmond: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of cases of each category of crime, as reported to the police or other authority, resulted in a (a) conviction in court, (b) reference to a Youth Court and (c) conviction in a jurisdiction outwith England and Wales in each year since 1999. 
Mr. McNulty: The information requested is not available centrally. The recorded crime statistics are based on offences and the court proceedings statistics are based on persons. As a result the two datasets are not directly comparable.
Data on crimes reported to the police for the years requested are available in the Home Office publication, Crime in England and Wales 2005-06, which can be accessed via the link http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/crimeew0506.html
Data on Court Proceedings is available from our Criminal Statistics, England and Wales 2004 publication which is available via the web link http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs05/hosb1905.pdf. Data on Convictions broken down by category of crime for the last 10 years can be found in table 3.6 of the publication.
Mr. Winnick: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter of 4 April from the hon. Member for Walsall, North regarding a constituent, HO ref: J1098816. 
Sir Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will answer the letter to his predecessor of 2 May from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Juliet Kufvoz. 
Mr. Winnick: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter of 27 June 2006 from the hon. Member for Walsall North regarding a constituent, ref M15727/6. 
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the recorded rate of crime was in Suffolk for (a) burglary of dwellings, (b) violence against the person, (c) vehicle crime, (d) robbery, (e) sexual offences, (f) total violent crime, (g) theft and handling of stolen goods and (h) criminal damage in each year since 1997. 
|Suffolkrecorded crime rates per 1,000 population( 1)|
|Violence against the person||Sexual offences||Robbery||Violent crime||Burglary dwelling||Vehicle crime||Theft and handling||Criminal damage|
|(1 )Uses population data available at the time the recorded crime data was published.|
(2) The introduction of new counting rules and expanded coverage in 1998-99 means data not comparable with later years
(3) The introduction of new counting rules and expanded coverage in 1998-99 means data not comparable with earlier years.
(4 )The introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard (NCRS) in 2002-03 means data not comparable with later years.
(5 )The introduction of the NCRS in 2002-03 means data not comparable with earlier years.
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his oral statement of 20 July 2006, Official Report, column 472, on criminal justice, what estimate he has made of the effect on the prison population of ending (a) the requirement that judges should automatically halve the minimum term when setting the earliest release date for those serving unlimited sentences, (b) the automatic discount to those re-sentenced on appeal and (c) the automatic one-third discount to those who plead guilty. 
John Reid: The impact on the prison population of changes to the way sentences are calculated will depend on how these proposals are implemented. The Government intend to publish a consultation on a number of sentencing issues, which will include estimates of the impact of the proposals. The Government do not intend to consult on changes to sentencing discounts for early guilty pleas, which is being considered by the Sentencing Guidelines Council, or for re-sentencing for unduly lenient sentences. The impact of these changes is currently being assessed.
John Reid: Details of the number of prisoners that escaped from Crown courts are set out in the following table. They include prisoners who escaped while appearing for pre-trial hearings, trials and sentencing.
|Escapes from Crown courts for last five years|
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the job title of Mr. Dave Roberts is; and whether changes have been made to his responsibilities in the last two months. 
John Reid: Dave Roberts remains the head of enforcement and removals. The post now reports to a new senior director for enforcement and compliance (Stuart Hyde) following the separation of enforcement and borders with two distinct board level roles. Criminal casework has also been expanded and became a directorate in its own right on 1 June 2006 headed by a separate director.
Mr. McNulty: The Home Office provides childcare support as part of a range of work-life balance benefits for staff and in order to promote equality of opportunity. As part of the provision a limited number of subsidised workplace nursery and playscheme places are provided for staff in London, Croydon and Merseyside. The following table shows the nurseries and playschemes used. The Home Office also operates a Childcare Voucher salary sacrifice scheme. The scheme was introduced in June 2005 and is now available to all Home Office staff, including those working for the immigration and nationality Directorate and the prison service. Identity and passport service staff have access to a salary plus childcare voucher scheme. This provides eligible staff with childcare vouchers in addition to their salary to the value of £20 per week for pre-school children aged 0-4 and £15 per week for after school and holiday care for children aged 5-12. Additionally, IPS staff are able to use the Home Office salary sacrifice scheme to enable them to obtain the maximum benefit from the tax and National Insurance exemption. A separate table setting out the nursery and playscheme provision is also shown.
|Workplace nursery places||Location||On/Offsite||Number of places available|
|Holiday Playschemes||Area||On/Offsite||Number of places (days)|
|(1 )The Sunbeam Nursery will be closing in December 20006|
(2 )Use of the playscheme varies and places are generally provided on a first come first served basis The figures provided are based on the number of days used by staff in the financial year 2005-06. year.
(3 )As use of the playscheme varies an estimate has been provided based on usage of the scheme so far this
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to ensure that all flights undertaken by Ministers and officials in his Department are carbon neutral; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Byrne: All central Government ministerial and official air travel has been offset from 1 April 2006. Departmental aviation emissions are calculated on an annual basis and subsequently offset through payments to a central fund. The fund purchases certified emissions reductions credits from energy efficiency and renewable energy projects with sustainable development benefits, located in developing countries.
Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his written statement of 15 May 2006, Official Report, column 39WS, on deportation and removal of foreign nationals, when he will provide the details which he referred to as being available in due course; and when he will answer Questions 67590, 67592 and 67593 tabled by the hon. Member for East Dunbartonshire. 
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