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Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were committed by people who were on bail in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Court Proceedings database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform is unable to separately identify offenders who have been convicted of committing an offence whilst on bail, as this level of detail is not collected centrally.
Mr. Fraser: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate his Department made of the number of people who benefit annually from Brakecares bereavement pack before the decision to discontinue funding for Brakecare. 
Mr. Coaker: It is estimated approximately 6,000-6,500 people receive a copy of the Brakecare bereavement pack a year.
The Government are funding the Brakecare guide for bereaved families and friends in 2006 and Brakecare will be advised of the criteria and administrative procedures for future funding through the Victims Fund.
Mr. Fraser: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that the families of road crash victims will receive adequate information and support after his Departments funding for Brakecares bereavement pack is withdrawn; 
(2) if he will reconsider his decision to discontinue funding for Brakecares bereavement pack. 
Mr. Coaker: The Government are funding the Brakecare guide for bereaved families and friends in 2006 and Brakecare will be advised of the criteria and administrative procedures for future funding through the Victims Fund.
David T.C. Davies:
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many assaults on members of the British Transport Police were reported in each of
the past five years; and how many of these assaults resulted in prosecutions being brought. 
Mr. McNulty: The recorded crime series collects data on the number of assaults on a constable (no injury) by police force. Assaults resulting in injury are recorded under the more general classification other wounding.
British Transport Police have only been part of the series since 2002-03 and their data for assaults on a constable are as follows:
|Assault on a constable|
Data held centrally does not track individual offences to conclusion. Therefore, information on the outcome for these offences is not available.
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were extradited to the UK from the United States for child kidnapping in each of the last 20 years. 
John Reid: Since 1986, four people have been extradited to the UK from the United States for the offence of child abduction.
Mr. Milburn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many child sex offenders were convicted in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Coaker: Data from the court proceedings database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform showing the total number of convictions for sexual offences against children are in the following table.
|Number of defendants found guilty at all courts for sexual offences against children England and Wales, 1996 to 2005( 1,2)|
|(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 and courts. 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.
(3 )The Sexual Offences Act 2003 introduced a large number of new offences which resulted in changes in the coverage of the figures shown in this table.
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what total payout from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority he has budgeted for in each of the next five years. 
John Reid: Budgets for the next five years for compensation paid by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority have not yet been set. However, provision of grant-in-aid for compensation payments in 2007-08 is expected to be set at around £205 million.
Patrick Mercer: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many CCTV cameras are operational in (a) the City of London, (b) Greater London, (c) Manchester, (d) Liverpool and (e) Cardiff. 
Mr. Coaker: The Home Office does not collect figures for the number of CCTV cameras. Given the huge number of cameras, operated by a very wide range of individuals, private organisations and public bodies, it is very difficult to accurately assess the total number employed.
Sir Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reply to the letter dated 3 October 2006 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. S. M. Hashmi. 
John Reid: I wrote to my right hon. Friend on 5 December.
Mr. Godsiff: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average waiting time was for a police check to be completed through the Criminal Records Bureau in the last period for which figures are available. 
Joan Ryan: The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) operates to a published service standard (PSS) to issue 90 per cent. of Standard Disclosures within 10 days and 90 per cent. of Enhanced Disclosures within 28 days. For October 2006, the CRB issued 99.8 per cent. of Standard Disclosures and 86.7 per cent. of Enhanced Disclosures within PSS.
Enhanced Disclosures require an additional level of check against local police intelligence databases. This work is conducted internally by each individual police force and the CRB publishes police force performance on its website at:
Mr. Martyn Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures his Department has taken to tackle crime in Clwyd, South since 1997. 
Mr. Coaker: The Home Office does not record activities to tackle crime by parliamentary constituency but by Community Safety Partnership areas. Clwyd, South falls within the boundaries of three Community Safety PartnershipsDenbighshire, Powys and Wrexham, with the main focus of crime reduction activity mainly in Denbighshire and Wrexham.
All Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs) and Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) in England and Wales target local crime priorities through their overall strategies for crime reduction, which are also supported by detailed police basic command unit (BCU) crime reduction plans.
Examples of activity relevant to Clwyd, South include the Home Office supporting the expansion of CCTV coverage throughout the Wrexham CSP area. The numbers of cameras in use has risen from 12 in 1997 to 90 now, and the control room has been linked to the Shop Link and Nightsafe initiatives which have targeted, respectively, small business and retail crime and violent alcohol-related crime.
The successful Targeted Policing Initiative on the Wrexham Industrial Estate, which has resulted in reductions in crime and which has been showcased across Europe as a best practice model, has been expanded locally.
Wrexham and Denbighshire CSPs have Building Safer Communities budgets of £181,204 and £131,835 respectively. In addition, both CSPs have additional budgets of £25,000 for antisocial behaviour co-ordinators.
Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reported crimes there were in (a) Cornwall, (b) the South West and (c) England and Wales in (i) 1992, (ii) 1997, (iii) 2002 and (iv) 2006, broken down by type of crime. 
Mr. McNulty: Available information is given in the following tables. The latest data are for financial year 2005-06. Data for Cornwall were not collected in 1992 or 1997.
|Table 1: Recorded crime by offence group for Cornwall (combined Caradon, Carrick, Kerrier, North Cornwall, Penwith and Restormel CDRPs)|
Recorded crime by CDRP not available in 1992 and 1997
|Table 2: Recorded crime by offence group for South West region|
1. Prior to April 1998, trafficking in controlled drugs was the only drug offence included in the recorded crime series.
2. 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 later years.
Numbers of 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.
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