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Mr. McNulty: The court proceedings data held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform database shows that three people were prosecuted in England and Wales during 2005 under sections 1 and 6 of the Hunting Act 2004 for the offence of hunting a wild mammal with a dog.
Colin Challen: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to ensure that there is an adequate number of qualified interpreters available in criminal proceedings. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Office for Criminal Justice Reform plans shortly to issue a comprehensive revision of the 2002 National Agreement on Arrangements for the Attendance of Interpreters in Investigations and Proceedings within the Criminal Justice System. We aim to follow this up for the longer term with cross-agency work to address issues connected with the supply of interpreters.
Colin Challen: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what use was made by each constabulary of (a) interpreters registered on the National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI) and (b) non-NRPSI interpreters in each of the last five years. 
Mr. McNulty: This information is not available centrally. The Office for Criminal Justice Reform is looking at improving data collection and monitoring of interpreter usage as part of ongoing work to improve the supply of qualified interpreters.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the expected (a) start and (b)
completion date is for the (i) NOMIS, (ii) identity cards, (iii) CID, (iv) biometric residence permits, (v) CJS Exchange, (vi) IBIP, (vii) e-borders procurement, (viii) CIDTR, (ix) EDRM, (x) Adelphi, (xi) IND points-based system, (xii) Mycroft, (xiii) NSPIS Case and Custody, (xiv) WITR, (xv) WISP, (xvi) Warnings Index Portfolio, (xvii) identity management and (xviii) ePassports projects; and what the original planned completion date was in each case. 
Identity cards have not been included in this table because the estimate of likely costs over the next 10 years of introducing ID cards was set out in the costs report laid before Parliament on 9 October 2006, which included the costs of issuing passports and identity cards. The intention is to start issuing identity cards to British citizens from 2009.
|Policy/programme||Project name/ID||Project description, scope and the key elements/sublevels||Project start date/||Original planned completion date||Current expected completion|
Strategic aim of the programme is to "create an integrated, secure border for the 21st century". This will involve the procurement and implementation of solution to capture and analyse passenger information in advance of arrival into/departure from the UK and alert the appropriate border control agencies of high risk passengers. Also replaces the current WI system used to support clearance into the UK and watchlisting of visas applications. A fuller description can be provided if necessary.
Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time spent in prison was for those (a) convicted of murder and (b) serving all other life sentences in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Information on the average time served by sentenced prisoners (a) convicted of murder (mandatory life sentences) and (b) on other life sentences between 1995 and 2005 is provided in the following table, which is published as table 10.5 in the Offender Management Caseload Statistics 2005 a copy of which can be found in the House of Commons Library.
These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system, and although shown to the last individual the figures may not be accurate to that level.
|Table 10.5 Number of first releases from prison on life licence and average time served|
|Year of first release||1995||1996||1997||1998||1999||2000||2001||2002||2003||2004||2005|
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