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Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police community support officers there were in each police force at (a) 1 January 2005, (b) 1 January 2006 and (c) the latest figures available. 
Mr. McNulty: The available data are given in the table. Police strength is collated by financial year and mid-financial year and figures are given as at the last day of the period (31 March and 30 September respectively). As the requested dates do not align with the financial year periods, the strength or a number of periods has been provided. The data are available in the relevant Home Office Statistical Bulletins for Police Service Strength, England and Wales. The most recent publication can be downloaded here: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs06/hosb1306.pdf
|Police community support officer strength (FTE)( 1) by police force in England and Wales as at 30 September 2004 to 31 March 2006|
|September 2004||March 2005||September 2005||March 2006|
|(1) This table contains full-time equivalent figures that have been rounded to the nearest whole number. Because of rounding, there may be an apparent discrepancy between totals and the sums of the constituent items. Includes those on career breaks or maternity/paternity leave. Data for strength as at September 2006 will be published in January 2007.|
Susan Kramer: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letters of (a) 6 September 2006 and (b) 1 November 2006 from the hon. Member for Richmond Park on the case of Abioseh Daphlile Davies (Home Office reference 10-05-1986). 
Sir Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter of 3 October 2006 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. M. L Ullaha. 
Mr. Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cautions were issued in (a) Essex and (b) the Mid-Essex division of Essex constabulary area for (i) violence against the person, (ii) theft and handling stolen goods, (iii) sexual offences, (iv) criminal damage, (v) robbery and (vi) fraud and forgery in 2005; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. McNulty [holding answer 23 November 2006]: The information requested is provided in the following table. Data are provided for Essex police force area only as data are not available broken down by police division.
|Number of offenders cautioned for indictable offences, by offence type, Essex police force area, 2005( 1,2)|
|(1) These data are provided on the principal offence basis|
(2) 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.
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