|Table 2: Offences recorded by the police, 1998-99 to 2001-02
|n/a = Not available.
1. The coverage was extended and counting rules revised from 1998-99. Figures from that date are not directly comparable with those for 1997.
2. The data in this table are prior to the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard. These figures are not directly comparable with those for later years.
|Table 3: Offences recorded by the police, 2002-03 to 2005-06
1. The data in this table take account of the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in April 2002. These figures are not directly comparable with those for earlier years.
2. The Sexual Offences Act 2003, introduced in May 2004, altered the definition and coverage of sexual offences.
3. Includes British Transport police from 2002-03.
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 5 March 2007]: The Home Office and its agencies have a five year Race and Diversity programme which drives their commitment to mainstreaming gender equality into their people priorities, policies and functions. This includes equality impact assessment of policies and functions with particular reference to gender equality.
The Home Office is working towards publication of a gender equality scheme by 30 April 2007. It is identifying key stakeholders with whom policy officials will work to produce the necessary measures to (a) eliminate unlawful discrimination and harassment and (b) promote equality of opportunity between women and men.
All steps, both current and planned, will conform with those set out in the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (Public Authorities)(Statutory Duties) Order 2006 (No. 2930) which comes into force on 6 April 2007.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for which future projects his Department is considering a private finance initiative deal; what the estimated lifetime value of each potential contract is; and what period each will cover. 
Mr. Byrne: The Home Secretary announced when he visited HMP Kennett on 16 February that new prisons would be procured under the private finance initiative, the first two will be at Maghull and Belmarsh West. Following that announcement we will shortly be publishing an advertisement in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) commencing the competition for the first prison. Lifetime costs will be estimated for each prison so that we can compare these estimates against those put forward by bidders. It is estimated that the contracts will last for 25 years from the commencement of operations.
Mr. Kidney: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the incidence of violence in the home inflicted on a parent by a dependent child. 
Mr. McNulty: The British Crime Survey (BCS) routinely provides information on the number of incidents of domestic violence in England and Wales, but this is not broken down by the relationship between the offender and the victim.
The 2004-05 and 2005-06 British Crime Surveys also included a self-completion module on intimate violence (partner abuse, family abuse, sexual assaults and stalking). This contained more detailed questions about experiences of intimate violence. Results from the 2005-06 BCS self-completion module were published in Home Office Statistical Bulletin 02/07, which included information about the prevalence of family abuse but not by children specifically.
According to the 2005-06 BCS, 12 per cent. of women and 9 per cent. of men had experienced family abuse (non-physical abuse, threats and/or violence by a parent, step-parent or other family member) since the age of 16. 3 per cent. of women and 2 per cent. of men reported having experienced family abuse in the 12 months prior to their interview.
The Offending Crime and Justice Survey (OCJS) provides information about the prevalence of offending among the general population. In the survey, if someone reports that they have committed an assault in the last 12 months, they are then asked about their relationship to the victim. According to the latest OCJS figures, taken from the 2005 survey, in 3 per cent. of incidents of assaults by 10 to 25-year-olds, the victims are the parents of the offender. Details for dependent children are not available.
Richard Younger-Ross: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment has been made of the effect of (a) drug misuse and (b) alcohol abuse on criminal behaviour; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Coaker [holding answer 8 February 2007]: The Home Office has commissioned research on the association of drug and alcohol use with specific aspects of offending, and routinely collates information on the proportion of alcohol related violent crime based on an assessment by the victim.
Published Home Office research estimates that 15 per cent. of all persons arrested for any offence reported that they had committed a crime in order to obtain drugs in the last four weeks. The proportion increased to 46 per cent. among those persons who reported taking heroin, crack or cocaine in the same four-week period. This estimate is published in the Arrestee Survey Annual Report: October 2003-September 2004.
Information which is routinely published from the British Crime Survey (BCS) provides an assessment of alcohol related violent crime. In 2005-06 it is estimated that victims believed the offenders to be under the
influence of alcohol in 44 per cent. of all violent incidents. This information is contained in the statistical publication Crime in England and Wales 2005-06.
Additional research findings from the Offending Crime and Justice Survey (OCJS) suggest that being drunk once a month or more in the last year is associated with offending among 10 to 25-year-olds. This information is contained in the report Young People and Crime: Findings from the 2005 Offending Crime and Justice Survey and was published in December 2006.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) Iraqi, (b) Afghan and (c) Somali nationals have been waiting for determination of their application for indefinite leave to remain in the UK for more than (i) six, (ii) 12 and (iii) 24 months; and if he will make a statement. 
|Non-asylum, indefinite leave to remain applications made in the UK awaiting consideration over each of the listed periods from end of January 2007( 1)
|Cases from 6 up to but not including 12 months old
|Cases from 12 up to but not including 24 months old
|Cases 24 months old and over
|(1 )Figures rounded to the nearest 25.
The above data are not provided under the National Statistics protocols. They have been derived from local management information and are therefore provisional and subject to change.