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Mr. McNulty: The information requested is not collected centrally by the Home Office. The exercise of entry, search and seizure powers by police is an operational matter for the chief officer of the individual force concerned.
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 12 December 2006, Official Report, column 1045W, to the hon. Member for Castle Point on dispersal orders, what data are being collected. 
John Reid: Since April 2006 information on dispersal orders has been collected by all forces as part of the Annual Data Requirement. This information covers the number of authorisations made, the number of individuals dispersed and the number of young people aged under 16 removed to their place of residence. These data are being analysed.
Mr. Waterson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) prosecutions have been made and (b) fixed penalty notices were issued by each local authority in East Sussex for (i) dog fouling and (ii) dropping of litter in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Coaker: Data from the Court Proceedings Database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform on the number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts in Sussex police force area show that one person was prosecuted in 2004 under the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 Section 3, while four persons were prosecuted (two in 2003 and two in 2004) under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 87 for depositing litter. This information is not collected at local authority level.
The number of fixed penalty notices issued for the offence of dog fouling and dropping litter in all local authorities in East Sussex is provided in Table 2. These data are submitted on an annual basis by local authorities to the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
In addition, the penalty notice for disorder (PND) scheme was introduced in England and Wales in 2004. Under the scheme the police are able to issue persons suspected of committing specified minor offences, including littering, with a fixed penalty notice of £50. No admission of guilt is required and payment of the penalty discharges all liability to conviction for the offence. The number of PNDs issued for littering in Sussex police force area for the years 2004-06 (January to June 2006 provisional data) can be found in PND table 1. PND data cannot currently be broken down further than police force areas. PNDs cannot currently be issued for the offence of dog fouling.
|Table 1: Number of penalty notices for disorder issued for depositing and leaving litter in Sussex police force area, 2004 to 06|
|Depositing and leaving litter|
|(1) January to June 2006 provisional data.|
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|Table 2: Number of fixed penalty notices (FPNs) issued by East Sussex for dog fouling offences under the Dogs Fouling of Land Act 1996 and for litter under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for the financial years 2002-03 to 2005-06|
Mr. McNulty: Available information taken from the Court Proceedings Database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform, for the offence of using a motor vehicle uninsured against third party risks, from 2000 to 2004 (latest available) is provided in the following table.
|Proceedings at magistrates courts for the offence of using a motor vehicle uninsured against third party risks( 1) England and Wales 2000 to 2004|
|Total number of offences|
|(1) An offence under the Road Traffic Act 1988 s. 143 (2).|
(2) As from 1 June 2003, driving a motor vehicle while uninsured against third party risks became a fixed penalty offence.
1. It is known that for some police force areas, the reporting of court proceedings in particular those relating to summary motoring offences, may be less than complete. Work is underway to ensure that the magistrates courts case management system currently being implemented by the Department for Constitutional Affairs reports all motoring offences to the Office for Criminal Justice Reform. This will enable more complete figures to be disseminated.
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 courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their limitations are taken into account when these data are used.
Mr. Coaker: Eastbourne is part of East Sussex Drug Action Team area which is part of the Drug Interventions Programme (DIP) Non-intensive arrangements. East Sussex DAT receives funding for key aspects of the programme including arrest referral and the 24/7 phone line for clients.
DIP management information indicates that, in November 2006 the cumulative case load for East Sussex Drug Action Team area stood at 71 clients. In this context, being on the case load means that individuals are being case managed by drug workers, having been assessed as requiring interventions which are agreed in a specific care plan. The drugs worker will ensure that there is at all times co-ordination of the care plan, which in addition to drug treatment may include support with issues relating to accommodation, finances and rebuilding family relationships. The cumulative case load will change as new clients are engaged and existing ones no longer require management or are temporarily suspended while their management is supervised elsewhere.
Mr. Byrne: The UK is committed to providing a safe haven for people escaping torture or persecution. To this end the Gateway Protection Programme was introduced in April 2003. So far a total of 617 refugees have been resettled to the UK.
Nationalities are chosen following consultation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. By country of origin, so far the programme has resettled principal applicants from the Democratic Republic of Congo (46), Burma (40), Liberia (36), Ethiopia (24) and the Sudan (15). They have been resettled to the UK with their dependant families numbering 158 Congolese (DRC), 88 Burmese, 83 Liberians, four Sierra Leoneans, 54 Ethiopians, one Somali and 68 Sudanese.
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