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Mr. Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was to the Metropolitan Police of policing football matches in each of the last five years; and how much was received by charging football clubs in each year. 
Mr. McNulty: In accordance with the special police service arrangements under Section 25 of the Police Act 1996, the Metropolitan Police Authority can seek reimbursement of policing costs incurred through the deployment of officers on the private property of a football club. The Metropolitan Police Service has provided the following figures in respect of the cost of providing special police services at football matches for the last five football seasons. These costs have been recovered from the football clubs. Other policing in the vicinity of football grounds, or associated with football matches is undertaken as part of the ordinary duty of the police to keep law and order.
|Football season||Special police services (£)|
Metropolitan Police Service
|Police officer strength (FTE)( 1) in Lancashire as at 31 March 1996 to 30 September 2006( 2)|
|(1) Full-time equivalent. All officers less staff on career breaks or maternity/paternity leave (comparable with previously published figures).|
(2) This table contains full-time equivalent figures that have been rounded to the nearest whole number. Because of rounding, there may be an apparent discrepancy between totals and the sums of the constituent items.
Mr. David Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to what extent public roads in North Wales are used by (a) North Wales Police and (b) other police forces for the training of police drivers at speeds in excess of the national speed limit. 
Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much overtime was paid to (a) police officers, (b) police community support officers and (c) civilian police staff in the last year for which figures are available. 
Police officer overtime for 2005-06 was £415,624,000. The total cost of police staff overtime for the same period was £60,183,000. The figure for PCSO overtime is included in the figure for police staff.
CIPFA Police Statistics: Actuals 2005-06
Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Prison Service takes to enable remand prisoners to vote by post or proxy in (a) local elections and (b) general elections. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Prison Service Order 4650, a copy of which I have placed in the Library today, sets out the mandatory actions that Governors must take to enable remand prisoners to vote. This includes displaying signs in reception areas and issuing guidance to individual prisoners on how to exercise their right to vote.
Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects the Carter report into waste and inefficiency within HM Prison Service to be (a) completed and (b) published; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Lord Carter of Coles is providing an independent look at the effective use of available resources and the level of ambition on value for money savings within HMPS and NOMS prison costs over the 2008-11 time frame.
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what measures his Department is taking to increase (a) the number of prison officers in the prison service and (b) the retention rate of these prison officers; 
A central strategy is being developed as part of a programme of work to increase capacity. This will include recruitment of additional officers. The resourcing strategy will also include complementary measures such as appropriate use of detached duty and contracted supplementary hours.
The retention rate for prison officers nationally compares favourably with other organisations. In areas where recruitment and retention are more difficult, higher starting salaries and local pay allowances may operate.
|Projected Full-time equivalent prison officers senior officers and principal officers( 1)|
|As of 1 April each year|
|(1 )Projections are based on Operational Staffing Requirements as reported by each establishment on a quarterly basis and estimates of the staffing required for new capacity. The new capacity projections are not based on submitted and validated bids but on staffing guidelines. Some of the operational dates may change and some builds do not yet have planning permission. Although not actually within the timeframe of the table a further prison, HMP Ashworth, is due to become operational in 2009-10 with an estimated need for 120 officers. Where a shortfall is currently recorded, this is assumed to fall to negligible levels by April 2009. The projections relate to the number of posts expected to be filled, either through permanent staffing or the use of contracted supplementary hours.|
Projected staffing figures are not available for contracted establishments, with the exception of Rye Hill (148 prison custody officers in 2012) and Wolds (106 prison custody officers in 2012). The other contracted establishments employed a total of 1726 prison custody officers on 31 December 2006.
(2 )Clustered services
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