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From 2002-03, data not comparable with earlier years following the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standards(NCRS) in April 2002
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have sold data from databases which they operate to private organisations in the last three years. 
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) individuals have been dispersed and (b) under 16 year-olds have been removed to their home in each month since April 2006. 
Geraldine Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the maximum penalty is that can be imposed on a motorist driving (a) without insurance and (b) without a valid driving licence. 
Mr. Coaker: For driving without insurance the maximum penalty is a fine at level five on the standard scale, with discretionary disqualification and endorsement of six to eight penalty points on the drivers licence. For driving without a valid driving licence the maximum penalty is a fine of level three on the standard scale, with discretionary disqualification and obligatory endorsement of three to six penalty points if the driving would not have been in accordance with any licence that could have been issued to the driver.
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals have (a) been convicted and (b) accepted a caution for an offence in each year since 1997, broken down by country of origin. 
Martin Salter: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will estimate the number of workers on the highly skilled migrants programme accepted on the original criteria who will no longer have leave to remain in the UK following the planned changes. 
People who were granted leave under the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) before the changes will be able to complete that period of leave. We anticipate that most of those people who then wish to extend their leave after the changes and who are
economically active in the United Kingdom will be able to extend their leave under the revised Immigration Rules for the HSMP, to succeed under the transitional arrangements for self-employed people, or to switch into work permit employment. We will be evaluating the impact of the changes.
Mr. Fraser: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many hit and run incidents were reported in each of the last five years; in how many of the cases (a) the driver was subsequently identified and (b) a prosecution for failing to stop at the scene of an accident was brought; and if he will make a statement. 
Available information taken from the Court Proceedings Database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform and given in the table shows the number of prosecutions for the offence of failing to stop after an accident under the Road Traffic Act 1988 s. 170 (4) from 2000 to 2004 (latest available). The data do not distinguish between those offences which resulted in injury from those which resulted in damage or both.
|Proceedings at magistrates courts for accident offences( 1) , England and Wales, 2000-2004|
|Number of offences|
|(1 )Aiding, abetting, causing or permitting accident offences under the RTA88 s. 170(4).|
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 under way 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 inevitable limitations are taken into account when these data are used.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many temporary staff were employed in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate in each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
Mr. Byrne: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary to the right hon. Member for Haltemprice and Howden (David Davis) in answer to question number 68721 on 25 May 2006, Official Report, column 2019W.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate were employed in the assessment of asylum claims in each of the last 12 weeks. 
|Week||Number of FTE staff( 1)|
|(1) Rounded up to the nearest whole number.|
Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the backlog was of service complaints against the Immigration and Nationality Directorate in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Byrne: Accurate figures cannot be provided because data are not held centrally but on various databases across IND. To extract the information from all of the different databases across IND and collate would incur a disproportionate cost.
This will be one of the issues addressed within the complaints change programme which will overhaul IND's complaints processes in line with Cabinet Office guidance and the recommendations of the Complaints Audit Committee. The complaints change programme has already been launched and the necessary changes will happen over the next 15 months.
Mrs. Riordan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on EU co-operation on the regulation and control of inappropriate websites. 
At the Justice and Home Affairs Council, held on 4-5 December 2006 in Brussels, the Home Secretary emphasised the need to protect children, and others, from violent material and set out the UKs specific concerns about extreme pornographic material.
With regard to child abuse images, the Home Secretary raised what more could be done at the EU level to tackle child abuse images.
Domestically, the UK is proposing to make the possession of a limited range of violent and extreme pornography material illegal, and would like other member states to consider how they control the publication and distribution of such material.
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