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Passports

Dr. Iddon: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passports his Department lost in each of the last 10 years. [100873]


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Joan Ryan: The only information on passports relates to applications made under managed migration routes for variation of leave, work permits and citizenship.

Management information for all of these workstreams is only available for the last three years. This indicates that the number lost in 2003-04 was 588, in 2004-05 was 452 and in 2005-06 was 386. We are working hard to drive these numbers down further.

In the reply given to the hon. Member for Sheffield Hallam, (Mr. Clegg) on 13 July 2006, the 2005-06 figure for the number of passports lost in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate was quoted as 288. This figure was provisional and subject to change—subsequent revisions brought this total to 386, which remains a reduction on the 2004-05 figure.

The data is not provided under national statistics protocols. It has been derived from local management information and is therefore provisional and subject to change.

Police

Mr. Dunne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cautions were issued in each division of the West Mercia constabulary area in each of the last five years, broken down by category of offence. [105678]

Mr. McNulty: Data from the courts proceedings database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform showing the number of cautions issued in the West Mercia constabulary area are in the following table. We are unable to provide data for each division of the West Mercia constabulary area, as the data are not collected to that level of detail.

Number of cautions issued for all offences in the West Mercia police force area, 2001 to 2005( 1, 2)
Offence Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

Violence against the person

345

532

506

632

765

Sexual offences

39

30

56

60

65

Burglary

233

174

172

123

190

Robbery

10

7

4

8

7

Theft and handling stolen goods

1,724

1,613

1,471

1,673

1,818

Fraud and forgery

128

97

124

119

188

Criminal damage

58

54

69

50

74

Drug offences

1,043

1,116

1,004

723

745

Other indictable offences

135

131

150

109

137

Summary offences (excluding motoring)

2,670

2,603

2,695

3,161

3,758

Total

6,385

6,357

6,251

6,658

7,747

(1) These data are 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 the 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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Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of27 November 2006, Official Report, column 405W, on police, what the total police officer strength was in each year since 1997 for (a) England and (b) Gloucestershire; and what the foot/car/beat police officer strength was for (i) England and (ii) Gloucestershire in each year for which data are available. [105688]

Mr. McNulty [holding answer 11 December 2006]: The available data are given in the following tables.

Police officer strength in Gloucestershire as at 31 March 1997 to 31 March (FTE)( 1)
31 March: Total strength Foot/car/beat patrol( 2)

1997

1,133

(3)n/a

1998

1,104

(3)n/a

1999

1,104

(3)n/a

2000

1,114

(3)n/a

2001

1,173

(3)n/a

2002

1,183

(3)n/a

2003

1,227

593

2004

1,284

612

2005

1,291

614

2006

1,289

456

(1) Full-time equivalent figures rounded to the nearest whole number. This figure excludes those on career breaks or maternity/paternity leave.
(2) Staff with multiple responsibilities (or designations) are recorded under their primary role or function. The deployment of police officers is an operational matter for individual chief constables.
(3) Data prior to 2002-03 are not available.

Police officer strength in England as at 31 March 1997 to 31 March 2006 (FTE)( 1)
31 March: Total strength Foot/car/beat patrol( 2)

1997

118,455

(3)n/a

1998

118,140

(3)n/a

1999

117,195

(3)n/a

2000

115,324

(3)n/a

2001

116,547

(3)n/a

2002

120,075

(3)n/a

2003

124,157

57,320

2004

129,688

58,782

2005

131,949

57,587

2006

132,107

55,291

(1) Full-time equivalent figures rounded to the nearest whole number. This figure excludes those on career breaks or maternity/paternity leave.
(2) Staff with multiple responsibilities (or designations) are recorded under their primary role or function. The deployment of police officers is an operational matter for individual chief constables.
(3) Data prior to 2002-03 are not available.

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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 (A) 1997, (B) 2003 and (C) 2004. [108107]

Mr. McNulty [holding answer 12 December 2006]: Data from the court proceedings database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform showing the number of cautions issued in Essex police force area for the requested offence types in 1997, 2003 and 2004 are inthe following table. We are unable to provide data for the Mid-Essex Division of Essex constabulary area, as the data are not collected to that level of detail.

Number of persons cautioned in the Essex police force area for selected offence types in 1997,2003 and 2004( 1, 2)
Offence types 1997 2003 2004

Violence against the person

559

387

632

Sexual offences

52

31

34

Robbery

9

3

2

Theft and handling stolen goods

2,202

1,181

1,354

Fraud and forgery

150

95

111

Criminal damage

72

62

25

Total

3,044

1,759

2,158

(1) These data are 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.

Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers there were in (a) Cornwall, (b) the South West and (c) England in each year since 1991; and how many there were per 100,000 of the general population in each area in each year. [108255]

Mr. McNulty: The available data are given in the following tables.

Police Officer Strength and Police Officer Strength (FTE)( 1) per 100,000 Population( 2) as at 31 March 1991 to 31 March 2006
1991 1992 1993 1994
Total Officers Total Officer per 100,000 population Total Officers Total Officer per 100,000 population Total Officers Total Officer per 100,000 population Total Officers Total Officer per 100,000 population

Devon and Cornwall

2,873

191

2,898

192

2,910

192

2,914

192

South West

9,573

204

9,663

205

9,694

205

9,667

203

England

119,033

248

119,621

248

119,365

247

119,365

247


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