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Mr. Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister for Policing, Security and Community Safety will write to the hon. Member for West Bromwich, East as promised in the answer of 8 November 2006, Official Report, column 1658W, on covert surveillance. 
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received on the admissibility in court of telephone intercept evidence collected by foreign law enforcement agencies. 
Mr. McNulty: We have taken the use of the word detained to include those individuals arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000, those arrested under other legislation where the investigation is treated as terrorist- related, detentions under the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 Part 4 powers and detentions under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
Statistics on arrests under the Terrorism Act 2000 are compiled from 11 September 2001. From this date to 30 September 2006, there have been 1,113 arrests under the Terrorism Act 2000. There were also 27 arrests under legislation other than the Terrorism Act, where the investigation was conducted as a terrorist investigation.
It should be noted that some individuals arrested under the Terrorism Act are subsequently released without charge or are subject to further action which is not connected with suspicion of involvement in terrorism. It would therefore be inaccurate to state that all those arrested remain terrorist suspects.
Mr. McNulty: The Home Office does not have figures for individuals convicted under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Acts broken down into years. However, between 22 March 1984 and 18 February 2001, 312 individuals were convicted under the Act and 241 were convicted under other legislation.
Statistics compiled from police records show that from 11 September 2001 to 30 September 2006, 38 people were convicted under the Terrorism Act and 176 individuals were convicted under other legislation.
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|(1) This is from 11 September 2001.|
(2) This is up to 30 September 2006.
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding has been provided to the Together Action Areas designated in October 2004; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the project in each of the designated areas. 
This is in addition to the £25,000 per annum which has been provided to every Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership in England and Wales for an antisocial behaviour co-ordinator to prioritise and drive forward action on local issues.
The National Audit Offices Value for Money Report, Tackling Antisocial Behaviour published on 7 December 2006, considered the effectiveness of this Governments strategy to tackle antisocial behaviour, including that pursued in Trailblazer and Action Areas. We welcome the National Audit Offices conclusions that our twin-track approach of support and sanction is effective. The findings show that the majority of people surveyed who have received an antisocial behaviour intervention have not re-engaged in antisocial behaviour.
The effectiveness of action in Trailblazer and Action Areas has also been identified through the British Crime Survey (2002-03 and 2004-05) which shows that between 2002 and 2005, the percentage of people perceiving there to be high levels of antisocial behaviour in their area fell at a greater rate in Trailblazer and Action Areas (from 25 per cent. to 19 per cent.) than in other areas (from 19 per cent. to 16 per cent.) over the same period. Similarly, the Recorded Crime Statistics for 2003-04 and 2004-05 also show that the fall in antisocial behaviour-related forms of criminal damage in the 60 areas, for example graffiti, was above the national average.
Joan Ryan: The Home Secretary signed Treaties on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters and Extradition between the UK and the United Arab Emirates on 6 December 2006. The treaties will provide the necessary legal basis for closer co-operation between our states in the fight against terrorism and organised crime, including VAT fraud.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the proposed EU legislation for the development of the Visa Information Service; and what its legal base is. 
Joan Ryan: A draft EU regulation (Com (2004) 835 Final) further developing the Visa Information System (VIS) is currently under negotiation. Once adopted, it will define the detailed operation of the VIS system, including the categories of data that will be stored and the purposes for which data should be entered.
Martin Horwood: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate he has made of the number of individuals (including operators and managers) (a) operating as wheel clampers and (b) holding a valid Security Industry Authority vehicle immobilisers licence; and if he will make a statement. 
(a) The SIAs estimates, based on the best available information, suggested the total licensable Vehicle Immobilising (VI) population to be 1,200. The SIA publishes full statistical details of licensable sectors on its website at
(b) As of 6 December the SIA had received 2,366 applications for VI licences. 1,928 licences have been granted and 119 refused. The number of granted licences also includes renewals.
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) juvenile and (b) young adult offenders were in sustainable employment (i) three months, (ii) six months and (iii) 12 months after being released from secure accommodation in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Home Office does not collect any data on numbers of juvenile and young adult offenders in sustainable employment following release from secure accommodation, and we are therefore unable to supply data in answer to this question.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many recorded incidents of each type of crime committed by youths between 16 and 21 years there were in Essex in each of the last five years. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost is per night of a stay in an
(a) NHS inpatient adolescent mental health unit and (b) independent sector inpatient adolescent mental health unit. 
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses from agencies were used by the NHS in each English region in each year since 2000; and what the costs were for each region in each year. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The Department does not collect agency staff numbers. However, spend data for trusts and primary care trusts are available in the table. Data for 2004-05 excludes foundation trusts.
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