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Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people who were placed on the sex offenders register were found to be missing in each month since the register was introduced. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The data are not collected centrally in the format requested and could be collated only at disproportionate cost. Once an offender has registered with the police, the level of monitoring, for example home visits, will be determined via a risk assessment. Procedures are in place to ensure that registered sex offenders who are not at the address given are followed up.
Mr. Malins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to indicate whether he will meet Surrey Police's claim for costs incurred because of the proposal to amalgamate Surrey and Sussex police forces. 
Mr. McNulty: Surrey police's claim for £649,311 in additional costs spent on the preparations for their proposed merger with Sussex police, submitted at the Home Office's invitation, has been received and is being assessed along with those submitted by all the other police forces and police authorities in England and Wales. We expect to make an announcement very shortly on how much of the claims will be reimbursed.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions there were for under-age drinking in (a) each Government Office region and (b) each London borough in (i) 2004 and (ii) 2005. 
Mr. Coaker: There is no specific offence of under age drinking. However, the following table shows data from the court proceedings database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform and details the number of defendants aged 10-17 found guilty at all courts for offences related to drunkenness in 2004. This is broken down as requested. Data for 2005 will be available in the autumn. In addition to this, the penalty notice for disorder (PND) scheme, brought into effect in all police forces in England and Wales in 2004, gives the police powers to issue fixed penalty notices to persons aged 16-17 believed to be committing offences of drunkenness. No admission of guilt is required and payment of the penalty discharges all liability for the offence. Data on the number of PNDs issued to 16-17 year olds for under-age drinking in 2004, as well as provisional data for 2005, are also provided broken down by region. It is not possible to identify the number of PNDs issued in each London borough as the data are not collected at that level of detail centrally.
|Number of penalty notices for disorder issued to 16-17 year olds for offences related to drunkenness, 2004 and 2005 provisional data( 1)|
|2004||2005 (provisional data)|
|Drunk and disorderly||Drunk in highway||Consuming alcohol in a designated public place||Underage consumption of alcohol on licensed premises||Drunk and disorderly||Drunk in highway||Consuming alcohol in a designated public place||Underage consumption of alcohol on licensed premises|
|(1 )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.|
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what sum remains unpaid for parking fines incurred by those with diplomatic immunity during each of the last three years; and how much, and what proportion, is owed by each diplomatic mission accredited to the Court of St. James. 
Mr. McNulty: The information is not collected by my Department. The figures for 2005 are currently being collected. They will be available in the autumn when the FCO will report to Parliament by means of a written ministerial statement providing details about those diplomatic missions in London which have unpaid fines for parking, non-payment of the congestion charge, or other traffic violations.
|Unpaid parking and minor traffic violation fines, 2003diplomatic vehicles10 or fewer fines|
|Diplomatic mission/international organisation||Number of fines outstanding||Amount (£)|
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