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Joan Ruddock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the terms and conditions are for Commissioners of the Independent Police Complaints Commission; how their performance is monitored; and what the process is for the reappointment of Commissioners. 
Mr. McNulty: The terms and conditions for Commissioners of the IPCC are based upon guidelines given by the Office of the Commission for Public Appointments. They are adapted to the circumstances of each individual Commissioner and cover period of appointment, pay and attendance, place of work, pension arrangements, car policy, relocation, expenses, gifts and hospitality, probity, conflicts of interest and notice period.
The performance of Commissioners is monitored by means of annual performance appraisal. For Commissioners, including the Deputy Chair, the appraisals are conducted by the Chair of the IPCC. The Chairs appraisal is carried out by Director of the Policing Policy and Operations Directorate at the Home Office.
Patrick Mercer: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what checks are in place in relation to fundraising charities associated with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in the UK. 
Mr. McNulty: The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) were proscribed under Section 3 of the Terrorism Act 2000 in March 2001. It is an offence to be a member of the LTTE, or provide or show support for it.
It is also an offence to provide or receive money or other property with the intention that it should be used for the purposes of terrorism. Fundraising for LTTE is therefore unlawful, and there are powers in place through the Terrorism Act 2000 to allow for the seizure and detention, and the forfeiture of money or property intended to be used for the purposes of terrorism.
Patrick Mercer: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will ban fundraising networks in the United Kingdom which are associated with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. 
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes were committed on (a) buses and (b) trains in London in each of the last five years, broken down by type of crime. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: There has been no recent consultation on the establishment of the National Offender Management Service which has been in place since June 2004. However, in October 2005 the Home Office published a consultation paper, Restructuring Probation to Reduce Re-offending, setting out proposals to enable providers from the private and voluntary sectors to work alongside the public sector in the delivery of probation services. 748 written responses were received. Respondents expressed a range of views on different aspects of the proposals.
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many parenting orders requiring parents to attend parenting classes have been made to residents of (a) Hendon and (b) Barnet in the last three years; how many parents in (i) Hendon and (ii) Barnet have attended parenting classes voluntarily in the same period; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Youth Justice Board (YJB) has, since 2000, collected the number of parenting orders reported to it by youth offending teams (YOTs) relating to youth offending, civil orders and non-attendance of children at school where the YOT has been involved and, since April 2004, parenting orders applied for by the YOT. These figures cover the YOT area. Barnet YOT covers the London borough of Barnet which includes Hendon.
Parenting orders require the parent to attend a counselling or guidance programme specified by the responsible officer but the order need not include such a requirement where a parenting order has been made previously. Parenting orders recorded by Barnet YOT are shown in table A.
Since September 2004, the Department for Education and Skills has collected data on the number of parenting orders in England relating to non-attendance of children at school and exclusion from school at local authority level. The latest available data covers the period to April 2006. The London borough of Barnet has reported no parenting orders in this period.
Since April 2004 the YJB has collected data reported by Barnet YOT on the numbers of young people with a final warning or community disposal that have received a parenting intervention. More than one parent may receive a parenting intervention in respect of a young person but the total number of parents involved is not reported. The parenting intervention may involve a group programme or work with individual parents depending on the assessed need.
|Voluntary parenting interventions recorded by Barnet YOT|
The London borough of Barnet has reported no parenting contracts to the DfES. However, parents who live within Barnet and whose children attend schools outside the borough could be subject to an education-related parenting order or contract which would appear on the data return for that local authority. Information on such cases is not collected centrally.
|Table A: Parenting orders recorded by Barnet YOT|
|Parenting orders relating to|
|Youth offending, other civil orders, and since April 2004, applied for by the YOT||Non-attendance at school where the YOT has been involved|
However, no one is employed solely to draft legislation: that is a task that may fall to any member of the Branch, if there is a need for legislation in the area of legal work for which the lawyer concerned is responsible.
Mr. McNulty: The UK has obligations under both international and domestic law to process extradition requests made by extradition partners. As a matter of policy, we do not confirm or deny the existence of any such request, until after the subject has been arrested.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have produced on police officers commenting on (i) local elections and (ii) local party political issues. 
Sir Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers there were in (a) England and Wales, (b) the North West, (c) Greater Manchester and (d) Manchester, Gorton constituency on (i) 2 May 1997 and (ii) the most recent date for which figures are available. 
John Reid: The available data are given in the tables. Police strength is collated by financial year and figures are given as at the last day of the period (31 March). As the requested date falls between the periods for the 1996-97 (strength as at 31 March 1997) and 1997-98 (strength as at 31 March 1998) both have been provided. Data for police strength are not available by constituency, and so the nearest available data, that for South Manchester basic command unit, have been provided.
|Police strength (FTE)( 1) as at 31 March 1997, 1998 and 2006|
|n/a = Not available.|
(1) FTE figures rounded to the nearest whole number. Excludes those on career breaks or maternity/paternity leave.
(2) BCU data is not available prior to 2002-03. Includes those on career breaks or maternity/paternity leave.
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time equivalent (a) police officers, (b) community support officers and (c) police civilian staff were employed by North Yorkshire Police in each year since 1992. 
|Total strength (FTE)( 1) for police officers, police community support officers and police staff( 2) in north Yorkshire1992 to 2006|
|As at 31 March||Police officers||Police community support officers (PCSOs)( 3)||Police staff( 4)|
|(1) Full-time equivalent figures that have been rounded to the nearest whole number. Figures exclude those staff on career breaks or maternity/paternity leave unless otherwise stated.|
(2) Civilian Staff have been referred to as police staff since March 2003. Figures exclude traffic wardens, police community support officers and designated officers (s.38).
(3) Figures for PCSOs have only been collected since 2003 and include those on career breaks and maternity/paternity leave.
(4) Strength figures for civilian staff were collected by HMIC from 1992 until 1995. The Research Development and Statistics Section within the Home Office, has been collecting and publishing this data since March 1996
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