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Mr. McNulty [holding answer 9 March 2007]: The Police Service Strength statistical bulletin published on 26 July 2006 shows that on 31 March 2006 there were 13,179 special constables in England and Wales. Figures for 31 March 2007 will be published in July this year.
Nick Herbert: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) stop and account and (b) stop and search forms were completed by each police force in England and Wales in the last year for which figures are available. 
Mr. McNulty [holding answer 23 February 2007]: The last year for which figures are available for stop and searches are 2004-05 and are shown in the following table below. These figures reflect the number of stop and searches recorded by each police force area in relation to powers under section one of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, and other legislation; section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994; section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
From 1 April 2005, police forces have been required to collect figures on the recording of encounters by police officers in accordance with paragraphs 4.11 - 4.20 of the PACE code of practice on exercise by police officers of statutory powers of stop and search (Code A). Issues relating to the quality and completeness of the 2005-06 figures mean they remain subject to further work before they can be published by the Home Office, however police forces are able to use their data for local accountability.
|Stop and searches of persons under s1 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, and other legislation, 2004-05|
|Police force area||Total|
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 police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many instances of vandalism were reported in (a) England, (b) Suffolk, (c) Bedfordshire, (d) Cambridgeshire, (e) Essex, (f) Hertfordshire and (g) Norfolk in each year since 1997. 
|Table 1: Offences of criminal damage recorded by the police1997|
|Table 2: Offences of criminal damage recorded by the police1998-99 to 2001-02|
| Note: 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 is prior to the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard. These figures are not directly comparable with those for later years.|
|Table 3: Offences of criminal damage recorded by the police2002-03 to 2005-06|
| Note: The data in this table takes account of the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in April 2002. These figures are not directly comparable with those for earlier years.|
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many young offenders were referred to (a) acute local child and adolescent mental health services and (b) non-acute local child and adolescent mental health services in each year since 2002; and if he will make a statement. 
|Referrals to child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) by youth offending teams for each year since 2002|
Youth Justice Board.
A combined screening and assessment method for mental health, physical health and substance misuse of young people in the young peoples estate is currently in development and planning for the implementation stage is under way. This project is supported by a cross- departmental working group of National Treatment Agency, Youth Justice Board, Prison Health and Prison Service Women and Young People Group.
A new framework Promoting Mental Health for Children held in Secure Settings: A Framework for Commissioning Services, developed in partnership by the Department of Health, Home Office, Youth Justice Board and Department for Education and Skills, will be launched this month and will set out best practice guidelines for commissioning services for children in secure settings.
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