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Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the gross revenue expenditure was by Devon and Cornwall police authority in each year since 1992; and what the average expenditure was for all police authorities in England and Wales in each year. 
|Gross revenue expenditure 1991-92 to 2005-06|
|Devon and Cornwall||Gross average expenditure England and Wales|
|(1) Figures before 1995-96 were not reliable due to changes in police authority structures|
(2 )Essex not included
(3 )Figures are estimates
Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the estimated cost to public funds was of the recently announced early retirement of the Prison Service London area manager; who authorised the retirement; for what reason the early retirement was authorised; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The pension benefits and associated costs falling to the Department, and reasons for leaving in individual early retirement cases, is information considered personal and would therefore not be provided. The decision to consider and authorise early retirement, taken in this case by the Home Office Board, was in accordance with the rules and criteria set out in the Civil Service Compensation Scheme governing early retirement.
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the reconviction rates for offenders placed under the supervison of the Probation Service were as measured over a period of two years from the start of the order. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The most recent re-offending information for adults living in England and Wales was published in November 2006 as: Re-offending of Adults: results from the 2003 cohort, Home Office Statistical Bulletin 20/06. The report is available online at:
The two year re-offending rate for the 2003 cohort was 57.6 per cent. Among offenders discharged from custody the re-offending rate was 66 per cent. and for offenders commencing a community sentence the re-offending rate was 53.4 per cent.
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether representatives from his Department attended the recent school summit held by the Government of the State of New South Wales. 
Mr. McNulty: The outcome of the evaluation and assessment of the introduction of the single non-emergency number, 101, in the initial five wave-one areas, to be completed by the autumn of 2007, will inform plans for future development of the service.
Malcolm Wicks [holding answer 15 January 2007]: The Department set up the Joint Energy Security of Supply Working Group (JESS) with Ofgem in July 2001. Its first full report was published in July 2002 and it has subsequently published a further six reports, the most recent being in December 2006. The Secretary of State's first report to Parliament on the security of gas and electricity supply was also laid before the House in July 2005.
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on progress on his Department's inquiry into the collapse of Farepak; and when he expects the inquiry to be completed. 
Mr. McCartney [holding answer 11 January 2007]: The investigation is progressing satisfactorily. It will be completed as soon as possible consistent with the need for a thorough inquiry into the matters of concern. As my right hon. Friend knows, as soon as administrators were appointed for Farepak the Secretary of State announced an immediate investigation instead of waiting months for the administrators to report so that the facts could be established as soon as possible as a basis for further action.
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many coal health claims are outstanding because of delays by co-contractors; and how many such cases concern pension loss claims. 
Malcolm Wicks: There are around 3,000 respiratory disease claims outstanding in which co-defendants are involved and 465 claims concerning pension loss. Of about 4,500 outstanding VWF general damages claims, nearly 4,000 involve co-defendants.
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will place in the Library copies of all papers relating to the industrial disease claim of Mr. Stephen Todd of Bassetlaw constituency. 
Malcolm Wicks: It would be inappropriate to place the requested papers in the Library of the House. The claim file is confidential and may contain personal data and material that are subject to Legal Professional Privilege.
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will place in the Library copies of the minutes of the two meetings about the UDM/Vendside agreement between his Department and AMS Law and Moss Solicitors in 1998 and 1999. 
Malcolm Wicks: Minutes of those meetings are not readily available. In any case, it is likely to be inappropriate to place the requested papers in the Library of the House. The minutes may be confidential and may contain personal data and material that are subject to Legal Professional Privilege.
Mr. Jamie Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many workers have been affected by employers not paying the minimum wage in Copeland; and what estimate he has made of (a) how much money this has withheld from the local economy and (b) how much this has cost the Exchequer. 
Mr. Jamie Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will estimate how many employers in (a) Cumbria, (b) West Cumbria and (c) Copeland have avoided paying the minimum wage since its introduction. 
Mr. Roger Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many cases of personal insolvency were reported in the Greater London area in each year since 2000, broken down by London borough. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The following table records the numbers of individual bankruptcy orders in the London Region classified according to the Official Receivers Office from 1999-2000 to 2005-06. Figures are not separately available for each London borough.
|Numbers of bankruptcy orders recorded in the London Official Receivers offices. 1999-2000 to 2005-06 ( 1)|
|Financial year totals||Bankruptcy Orders|
|(1) From 2004-05 Croydon Official Receivers Office is classified under London Region.|
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether following his December statement post offices have been identified for closure; and what strategy is in place for recommending post offices for closure. 
Post Office will develop specific proposals for post office closures and other changes to service provision after the national public consultation has ended and Government have reached their final decisions on future strategy for the post office network.
Mr. Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how the £1.7 billion for the Post Office Network announced on 14 December 2006 will be spent, broken down by main budget heading. 
A detailed breakdown of our funding is not yet available and will be dependent, following the conclusion of Government's national consultation, on how Post Office Ltd. intends to implement the necessary restructuring of the network to meet the framework set by Government's proposals.
Geraldine Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the number of possible post office closures in (a) Morecambe and Lunesdale and (b) Lancashire which are likely to result from network reduction plans. 
Post Office Ltd. will develop specific proposals for post office closures and other changes to service provision after the national public consultation has ended and Government have reached their final decisions on future strategy for the post office network.
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