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Mrs. Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements he is making to transfer Michael Shields from prison in Bulgaria to the UK; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Byrne: The necessary arrangements are being put in place with the Bulgarian authorities for the transfer of Michael Shields to serve his sentence in the UK. In accordance with normal practice, we will not be making a statement or announcement about the details or date of the transfer.
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the regional pattern of settlement of workers who have come to the UK from the EU accession countries of 2004. 
Mr. Byrne: Nationals of the eight Accession countries which joined the European Union on 1 May 2004 (the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia) are required to register on the Worker Registration Scheme (WRS) within one month of starting work in the United Kingdom. Information on the registration of workers from these eight countries is published in the Accession Monitoring Report.
The report is the main source of statistical data on applicants who have registered on the WRS. The report is published on a quarterly basis, the latest was published in August 2006, and is available on the Home Office website at: www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk/aboutus/reports/accession_monitoring_report.
Pages 18 to 22 of the report provides statistical information and assessment of the geographical distribution of registered workers for the period May 2004 to June 2006.
Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what occasions he has met (a) the Head of the (i) Parole Board, (ii) Probation Service and (iii) Prison Service, (b) the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, (c) each other chief constable in England and Wales, (d) the Chief Inspector of (A) prisons and (B) the Probation Service, (e) the Crown Prosecution Service, (f) the Lord Chief Justice and (g) the Lord Chancellor to discuss their respective roles within the criminal justice system since 1 January 2006. 
Mr. McNulty: The Home Secretary regularly meets with a wide range of stakeholders to discuss improvements to the Criminal Justice System. Details could be provided only at disproportionate costs.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions he has visited Wales in the last 12 months. 
John Reid: I have not visited Wales in the last 12 months.
Mr. O'Hara: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) shortest and (b) longest time has been for releasing a person from prison following the quashing of the conviction causing him to be detained within the prison; and what the average length of time taken to complete such release, excluding the shortest and longest cases from the calculation, has been. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The information is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Helen Southworth: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many children and young people were reported missing to the police between 1 April 2006 and 30 September 2006 in each police force area; and how many in each area were (a) reported missing from care and (b) on a local authority child protection register; 
(2) which police forces are using computerised systems for the recording and case management of reports of missing persons. 
[holding answer 26 October 2006]: The Home Office does not collect data on the number of young people reported missing. Information on missing persons reported to the police is held centrally
on the Police National Computer (PNC) and the Police National Missing Persons Bureau (PNMPB). The PNMPB also collects statistics including missing males/females under 14 years of age, between 14 and 17 and aged 18 and over which are available on their website.
Information on police forces with IT systems for handling missing persons reports are set out in the list.
The best information to hand (as supplied by Centrex) at the present time relating to IT systems in forces shows that the following have such systems:
Avon and Somerset
Greater Manchester Police
Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) convicted of motoring offences, including those resulting from automatic cameras, and (b) issued with parking fines in each police authority area in each of the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. McNulty: Data for 2004 (latest available) are given in the following table. Information on fixed penalty notices is available by calendar year only.
2005 data will be available early in 2007.
Under the Road Traffic Act 1991, Decriminalised Parking Enforcement (DPE) powers allow local authorities to take over responsibility for enforcing parking contraventions from police. Data on penalty charge notices (PCNs) from individual local authorities operating decriminalised parking enforcements can be found in the annual Home Office publication Offences relating to motor vehicles, England and Wales, supplementary tables. The latest publication 2004 [Table 22(a)22(b) refers] lists data by local authorities partaking in the scheme, a copy of which is available in
the Library. This publication can also be accessed on the Home Office Research Development and Statistics (RDS) website at:
|Table C: Fixed penalty notices( 1) issued( 2 ) for breaches of obstruction, waiting and parking regulations( 3) , by police force area, England and Wales, 2004|
|Police force area||Number of notices( 1,2,3)|
|(1 )Paid i.e. no further action. (2 )Issued by police (including traffic wardens). (3 )Offences under relevant sections of the Road Traffic Act 1988; Transport Act 2000; Highway Act 1835; Highways Act 1980;Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984; Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986; Transport Act 2000 Part III and the Metropolitan Police Act 1839. 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 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 these data are used.|
Mr. Paice: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many motoring offences were dealt with by police in Cambridgeshire in each year since 1993, broken down by offence. 
Mr. Coaker: Information by motoring offence groups from 1993 to 2004 (latest available) is given in the table.
Data for 2005 will be available early in 2007.
|Motoring offences dealt with by official police action( 1, 2) , within Cambridgeshire police force area, 1993 to 2004|
|Number of offences|
|Offence group||Offence type||1993( 2)||1994( 2)||1995( 2)||1996( 2)||1997( 2)||1998|
Fraud, forgery etc., associated with vehicle or driver records
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