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Mr. Sutcliffe: The total operational capacity in all prisons in the North-West of England on Friday 9 February was 11,808 places. Total operational capacity is the total number of prisoners that the establishments can hold taking into account control, security and the proper operation of the planned regime.
The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) is currently undertaking searches to identify sites for new prisons in areas of highest demand for prison places. The North-West region is included on this list.
As part of the overall programme to increase prison capacity by around 10,000 places by 2012, a lease has been signed with the Mersey Care NHS Trust which will enable NOMS to open HM Prison Kennet in June 2007. Around 700 places are planned in new units at existing prisons in the North West and a new 600 place prison is planned for a site already owned by NOMS in Merseyside.
assess, and consult on, the likely impact proposed policies will have on promoting race equality;
monitor policies for any adverse impact on promoting race equality;
publish the results of assessments, consultation, and monitoring;
make sure the public have access to information and services; and
train staff to carry out the general duty and the specific duties.
An equality impact assessment template for the Home Office Group has been developed to guide colleagues through statutory obligations on equality. The Home Office has also developed a two-day training programme on equality impact assessments which provides staff with requisite knowledge to promote race equality in policy formulation.
Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Scottish Executive have given an undertaking to seek comparable statutory powers in respect of forfeiture of detained property, as set out in clause 21 of the UK Borders Bill, within Scotland; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 19 February 2007]: In Scotland there is no need to legislate for this provision as current Scottish legislation provides that property is already to be forfeited to the Crown (rather than the police).
Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what constitutional advice determined that provisions of clauses 1 to 4 of the UK Borders Bill were matters that, with regard to their application to Scotland, were competences of the Scottish Parliament and Executive; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 19 February 2007]: Immigration is a reserved matter. The powers provided to immigration officers in clauses 1 to 4 of the UK Borders Bill allow for the detention of people pending the arrival of a constable. Were these powers to extend to Scotland, they would not be limited to reserved matters, and so far as they would relate to devolved matters, would be a matter for the Scottish Executive and Scottish Parliament.
Mr. Francois: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many items of furniture were (a) lost and (b) stolen from her Department in each year since 1997; and what the value was of those items in each year. 
Ms Harman: My Department does not hold a central record of (a) lost and (b) stolen items of furniture from the department since 1997. Such information could be provided only at a disproportionate cost.
Martin Horwood: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what cost savings will be brought about by the closure of Government websites under the Transformational Government strategy; and what costs will be associated with migrating services to other websites. 
Mr. McFadden: It is anticipated that net savings to government on web hosting costs will be realised as a result of this exercise. However specific costs and savings for each site, including migration costs, are a matter for the relevant Department and will be developed as part of the detailed implementation planning now under way.
Mr. Heald: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 15 January 2007, Official Report, column 837W, on ministerial residences, how much each Government Department was re-billed for the cost of the provision of ministerial residences in 2005-06. 
Mr. Francois: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what discussions her Department has had with the Smith Institute in the last 12 months; whether Ministers were present at these meetings; and what the purpose was of each such meeting. 
Mr. Jeremy Browne:
To ask the Solicitor-General how many and what percentage of cases referred to the
Serious Fraud Office were taken up by that Office in the last year for which figures are available. 
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many admissions to hospital with an alcohol-related diagnosis via accident and emergency departments there were in (a) the former Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Strategic Health Authority area, (b) the East of England Strategic Health Authority area, (c) the West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust area and (d) the Suffolk Primary Care Trust area in each year since 1997. 
Caroline Flint: The tables show the information requested. Table one shows an all diagnosis count of finished in-year admission episodes admitted via accident and emergency department for alcohol-related illness by strategic health authority (SHA) of residence for 1997-98 to 2005-06.
Table two shows an all diagnosis count of finished in- year admission episodes admitted via accident and emergency departments for alcohol-related illness by primary care trust (PCT) of residence for 1997-98 to 2005-06.
Table three shows an all diagnosis count of finished in-year admission episodes admitted via accident and emergency departments for alcohol-related illness for West Suffolk hospitals NHS trust for 1997-98 to 2005-06.
|Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Strategic HA||Essex Strategic HA||Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Strategic HA||Total|
Diagnosis codes F10 mental and behavioural disorders due to use of alcohol; K70 alcoholic liver disease; T51 toxic effect of alcohol. These figures represent a count of all finished in-year admission episodes where the method of admission was coded as emergency: via accident and emergency services, including the casualty department of the provider; or emergency: other means, including patients who arrive via the accident and emergency department of another provider.
|Central Suffolk PCT||Ipswich PCT||Suffolk Coastal PCT||Suffolk West PCT||Total|
Diagnosis codes F10 mental and behavioural disorders due to use of alcohol; K70 alcoholic liver disease; T51 toxic effect of alcohol. These figures represent a count of all finished in-year admission episodes where the method of admission was coded as emergency: via accident and emergency services, including the casualty department of the provider; or Emergency: other means, including patients who arrive via the accident and emergency department of another provider.
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