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Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of all offences committed were drug offences in (a) Cornwall, (b) the South West and (c) England were drug offences in each year since 1995; and how many such offences were recorded in each area in each year. 
|Drug offences as a proportion of recorded crime|
|Cornwall||South west region||England|
|Drug offences||Percentage recorded crime||Drug offences||Percentage recorded crime||Drug offences||Percentage recorded crime|
1. Prior to April 1998, trafficking in controlled drugs was the only drug offence included in the recorded crime series.
2. Data for drug offences by Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships were not available prior to 2001-02.
3. The introduction of the revised counting rules in April 1998 expanded offence coverage. This included the addition of possession of controlled drugs and other drug offences. These data are not comparable with earlier years.
4. Numbers on recorded crime were affected by changes in reporting and recording following the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in April 2002. These data are not comparable with earlier years.
Margaret Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) notifications, (b) prosecutions and (c) convictions there were of cases involving people trafficking in each police authority in England and Wales in each of the last five years. 
The information for the number of notifications and prosecutions is not held. However following the commencement of dedicated trafficking
offences in 2004 the number of convictions in each police authority in England and Wales is as follows:
|Police authority||Number of convictions|
Operation Pentameter, a multi-agency initiative aimed at tackling the trafficking of human beings for sexual exploitation was recently co-ordinated across the whole of the UK. All 55 police forces and a number of NGOs were involved. 84 victims of trafficking were rescued during the operation. This operation will result in an increase in the number of convictions when they go to court.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what foreign visits have been undertaken by the Identity and Passport Service staff on official business in the last 12 months; what the total cost was of each visit; and how much of that sum was accounted for by (a) travel expenses, (b) expenses claimed and (c) accommodation in each case. 
Joan Ryan: Separate details of all foreign visits are not held centrally within the Identity and Passport Service. However within the last 12 months the total cost of foreign trips can be broken down as follows:
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the cost of replacing an identity card if (a) it is lost or stolen and (b) an individual's relevant information changes. 
John Reid: The Government have indicated in Parliament that they anticipate that changes to information on a person's record on the national identity register that would not require a change of card (e.g. address) would not incur a fee.
With regard to other changes of information that do involve a change of card, a schedule of fees has not yet been decided and will depend on the outcome of procurement processes related to the national identity scheme. Fees will be set out in regulations under section 35 of the Identity Cards Act 2006. It is likely that a charge will be made to replace lost and stolen cards, as is the case with passports.
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he expects UK citizens to be charged for (a) changing their (i) PIN and (ii) passcode to facilitate the provision of information held on the National Identity Register and (b) registering a change of address on the Register. 
John Reid: The Government have indicated in Parliament that they anticipate that changes to information on a person's record on the National Identity Register that would not require a change of card (e.g. address) would not incur a fee. It is likely that changes to PINs et cetera would also fall into this category.
Joan Ryan: Since 1997, the Identity and Passport Service (formerly the United Kingdom Passport Service) has introduced two new passport designs. The first, introduced in 1998, contained 27 pages that were useable for visas and endorsements. This year we introduced the e-passport which has 25 useable pages. The number of pages has been reduced because of the need to improve the clarity of the Notes to assist the visually impaired plus the requirement to cater for additional languages following the expansion of the European Union and the decision to include the Welsh and Scottish Gaelic languages.
|(1) The figures for 2006 are until the end of September 2006.|
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officials were employed by the Identity and Passport Service and its predecessors in the processing of (a) standard and (b) jumbo passport applications and the issue of those passports in each of the last nine years for which figures are available. 
|(1)The figures for 2006 are until the end of September 2006|
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