Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the statement of the Minister for Policing, Security and Community Safety in the Westminster Hall debate of 28 February 2007, Official Report, column 277WH, on police funding, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Ministers letter sent to all police forces on 14 February. 
Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department from which police forces in England and Wales he has received budget projections for the financial years up to and including 2010-11. 
Tentative overall projections for the police service in England and Wales as a whole have been received from the Association of Chief Police Officers and the Association of Police Authorities as part of their Comprehensive Spending Review briefing document Sustainable Policing published in November 2006.
Mr. Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Criminal Investigation Department officers are employed in (a) England and Wales and (b) the West Midlands police authority area. 
|Police officers whose primary function( 1) is Criminal Investigation Department, as at 31 March 2006 (FTE)( 2)
|31 March 2006
|(1) Staff with multiple responsibilities (or designations); are recorded under their primary role or function. The deployment of police officers is an operational matter for individual chief constables.
(2) Full-time equivalent. These figures include those on career breaks or maternity/paternity leave.
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether police forces conduct exit interviews for police officers leaving the force (a) at retirement and (b) before retirement. 
John Reid: In November 2005, the Home Office issued guidance to police forces in England and Wales on National Exit Interview procedures. The guidance advises police forces to conduct exit interviews with police officers and police staff who have given notice of voluntary resignation or transfer to another force. Forces may also use the same procedure for officers retiring from the service. Police forces are asked to provide data to the Home Office as part of the Annual Data Requirement. The first set of national data will be available for analysis later this year.
Mr. McNulty [holding answer 6 March 2007]: Each police force maintains its own special branch. Special branches play a key role in protecting the public and maintaining order. They acquire and develop intelligence to help protect the public from national security threats, especially terrorism and other extremist activity, and through this they also play a valuable role in promoting community safety and cohesion.
Mr. Rooney: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners aged (a) 60 to 64 and (b) over 65 years are serving sentences of (i) one to five, (ii) six to 10 and (iii) over 10 years. 
|65 and over
These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.
Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate he has made of the percentage of inmates who, having absconded from custody, commit offences while they remain at large; and if he will make a statement. 
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of (a) sex and (b) other offenders who were released from prison before the end of the sentence handed down by the courts in the last 12 months who were considered a (i) high, (ii) medium and (iii) low risk by the (A) Police, (B) Probation and (C) Prison Service were. 
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign national prisoners were held at HMP Peterborough as at 31 January 2007; and if he will make a statement. 
These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale recording system.
Julie Morgan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women prisoners in the prison estate have home addresses in Wales, broken down by (a) category of offence and (b) length of sentence; and how many of these are on remand. 
|Sentence length (months)
Anne Main: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his predecessor's statement of 28 September 2004 on extra funding for drug treatment, what additional funding has been spent on extra facilities and counselling for prisoners with drug problems; and how many and what proportion of the prisoners requiring drug treatment received such treatment. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Further to the statement of 28 September 2004, the funding currently allocated for 2006-07 for delivery of the collaborative Integrated Drug Treatment System (IDTS) is £12 million from the Department of Health and £5 million from NOMS.
Data on the number of prisoners requiring drug treatment are not recorded in the way requested. Instead, prisons rely on epidemiological data which show that, on average, approximately 55 per cent. of prisoners report a serious drug problem prior to prison, with 80 per cent. reporting some prior misuse.
|(1 )Of which: 8,709 juvenile/YPSMS element.
Mr. McNulty [holding answer 6 March 2007]: The Respect Task Force was formed from existing staff and utilised existing Home Office accommodation. The only significant set up cost incurred was an external recruitment exercise to boost the staff complement costing £32,000.
During 2006-07 a total of £1.9 million is projected to have been spent on staffing costs for £36.5 full time equivalents. This includes specialist staff to work directly with frontline practitioners to support and advise them on the implementation of the Respect programme.
Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to centralise data collected by CCTV at the national Auto Number Plate Recognition Data Centre; and how much he has allocated to facilitate the integration of this data. 
Mr. McNulty: The Government have provided £32.5 million of capital investment between the years 2005 and 2007 to enhance Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) infrastructure at a national, regional and local level. The Home Office is working with colleagues in the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) to use approximately £7 million of this funding to progress the development of a national infrastructure, specifically the National ANPR Data Centre (NADCdue to become fully operational during the 2007-08 financial year), and a Back Office Facility (BOF) system. The NADC will hold data collected by police-operated ANPR-linked to closed circuit television (CCTV) systems. The BOF will provide data storage and analysis tools for all police forces in England and Wales, enabling them to use ANPR in a more effective manner to tackle all levels of criminality.
Mr. Paice: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many participants in the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme there were in each of the last five years, broken down by country of origin. 
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 22 January 2007]: The following table shows the number of work cards issued to foreign nationals under the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Scheme in calendar years 2004, 2005 and 2006. Some of those individuals may not have travelled to the UK to take up their posts.