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Mark Hunter: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of (a) violence against the person, (b) theft and (c) criminal damage were committed in Stockport in each year since 1998. 
Recorded crime data by CDRP were first collected centrally in 1999-2000, but for certain offences only. A full data collection followed in 2000-01. Therefore, data for violence against the person are available from 1999-2000 and for theft and criminal damage from 2000-01.
|Stockport Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership|
The National Crime Recording Standard was introduced in April 2002 which means these figures are not directly comparable with those for earlier years.
|Table 1: violent crimes recorded by the police in the Peterborough Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership area2001-02|
|Number of violent crimes|
|Table 2: violent crimes recorded by the police in the Peterborough Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership area2002-03 to 2005-06|
|Number of violent crimes|
The National Crime Recording Standard was introduced nationally in April 2002. Figures after that date are therefore not directly comparable with those for earlier years.
Mr. Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to question 103285, on the DNA database, tabled by the hon. Member for West Chelmsford (Mr. Burns) for named day answer on 28 November 2006. 
Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many motorists have been (a) fined, (b) awarded penalty points and (c) disqualified for driving with vision below the required standard in each police area since 1997. 
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his letter to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 28 November 2006, on foreign prisoner releases, when he will provide the number of foreign prisoner releases from HMP Peterborough in the 12 months to 31 March 2006; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 19 December 2006]: Local prison records show that 55 foreign national prisoners (rounded to the nearest five) were released from HMP Peterborough in the 12 months leading to 31 March 2006. This figure may include deportations, transfers to other prisons across the prison estate and to IND removal centres.
These figures have been drawn from the prisons 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.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how his Department will determine whether a civil offence has been committed under section 7(2) or (3) of the Identity Cards Act 2006; and who will be responsible for liaising with the Crown Prosecution Service over such offences. 
Joan Ryan: No-one will be liable for a civil penalty under section 7 of the Identity Cards Act until the scheme has been made compulsory, which will require further primary legislation. All civil penalties will be determined in accordance with sections 31 to 34 of the Identity Cards Act and the Code of Practice which will be published before the commencement of the national identity scheme. The Crown Prosecution Service will not be involved in the administration of civil penalties, which do not relate to criminal offences and will be the responsibility of the Secretary of State.
Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what plans his Department has to use local authority offices or facilities to facilitate the recording of biometric information for the identity cards programme; 
Joan Ryan: The Identity and Passport Service currently has no plans to set up further regional offices in addition to the current seven regional passport offices in London, Newport, Peterborough, Glasgow, Durham, Liverpool and Belfast. An expanded local office network is already being put in place in order to meet and interview first-time applicants for passports (Authentication by Interview) and to prepare for recording biometrics. This network consists of 69 offices throughout the UK in the following proposed locations:
Aberdeen, Aberystwyth, Andover, Armagh, Barnstaple, Belfast, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Birmingham, Blackburn, Boston, Bournemouth, Bristol, Bury St. Edmunds, Camborne, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Cheltenham, Coleraine, Crawley, Derby, Dover, Dumfries, Dundee, Edinburgh, Exeter, Galashiels, Glasgow, Hastings, Hull, Inverness, Ipswich, Kendal, Kilmarnock, Kings Lynn, Leeds, Leicester, Lincoln, Liverpool, London, Luton, Maidstone, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Newport, Newport (Isle of Wight), Northallerton, Northampton, Norwich, Oban, Omagh, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Reading, Scarborough, Shrewsbury, Sheffield, St Austell, Stirling, Stoke-on-Trent, Swansea, Swindon, Warwick, Wick, Wrexham, Yeovil and York.
These offices will open in 2007 and the network will subsequently be used for the national identity scheme. Where the network of enrolment centres needs to be further expanded, we will first seek to use high street offices that are already used by central and local government. The extent to which this will be done and the offices involved will be determined following
further analysis of the needs of the scheme. We will also look at options for the private sector providing outlets. The Authentication by Interview project for passports is working with local authorities to make use of their offices to provide remote interview facilities (via videoconferencing) for remote communities that are not near any of the 69 local interview offices.
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance is issued by his Department to (a) multi-agency public protection panels with regard to the supervision of level three offenders and (b) multi-agency risk assessment conferences with regard to the supervision of level two offenders. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: National guidance on the establishment and operation of multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA) was issued in 2003 and updated in 2004. The guidance is directed towards chief officers of probation and police, and Prison Service area managers who are jointly responsible for monitoring the arrangements. It is publicly available via the national probation service website.
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what investigations took place following the serious sexual or violent offences committed by the one level three offender and the four level two offenders managed by multi-agency public protection panels and multi-agency risk assessment conferences in South Wales which resulted in charges being brought in 2005-06; and what the conclusions were of each investigation. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: When an offender in the community under the supervision of the probation service is charged with committing a serious offence, the supervising area must inform the NOMS public protection unit (PPU) and undertake a Serious Further Offence (SFO) Review.
The SFO process is an internal procedure carried out by the probation service, and overseen by the PPU, to identify any areas of improvement to risk assessment and management practice. The reviews for these five cases have all been completed and any learning points highlighted.
Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether university students will be required to register their term-time address with the national identity register in addition to their vacation address. 
Joan Ryan: 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. Registration of an additional residence would be likely to fall into this category.
Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how complaints about the leadership of the director-general of the Prison Service and the provision by him to his staff of organisation, support and preparation for their work are investigated. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Complaints about the leadership of the director-general of the Prison Service would be dealt with by the chief executive of the National Offender Management Service and her office, who would investigate the complaint with the director-generals office.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total capital value is of each private finance initiative scheme overseen by his Department which has reached financial close; over what periods repayments for each scheme will take place; and what the total cost of repayment will be for each scheme. 
Mr. Coaker: The total capital value, the periods of repayments and the total cost of repayments for each private finance initiative scheme overseen by the Home Department which has reached financial close are as follows:
|Commissioning body||Project name||Total capital value (£ million)||Periods of repayments||estimated total unitary payments (£ million)|
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