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Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department has taken to ensure that police authorities are fulfilling their obligations to receive stray dogs under the Environmental Protection Act 1990; and what sanctions may be imposed on police authorities who fail to fulfil their obligations. 
Mr. Coaker: Under section 150 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 local authorities and the police have a shared responsibility to receive stray dogs from members of the public. It is a matter for the chief officer of the individual force concerned to determine the operational priority attached to activities within his or her force area.
Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 8 March 2007, Official Report, column 2153W, on war crimes, if he will list the cases for which all proceedings are complete in recent years to which the answer refers. 
Joan Ryan: The cases referred to in my answer were applications for arrest warrants in respect of Henry Kissinger, Robert Mugabe, Bo Xilai, Narendra Modi, Ariel Sharon, Shaul Mofaz and Doron Almog.
Mr. Spellar: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the reasons were for the sale of HMP Weir in May 2006. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: At the time it closed, The Weir was no longer considered appropriate for the accommodation of prisoners. Substantial investment would have been necessary to keep it open.
Mr. Wilshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average daily cost was of keeping a prisoner in each womens prison in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The average daily cost per prisoner for each female establishment in 2005-06, and the average cost for the whole female estate, is shown in the table.
|Daily cost per prisoner for each female prison|
|Establishment name||Daily cost per prisoner (£)|
|(1) Brockhill and Bullwood Hall re-roled to male category C establishments in 2006-07 and no longer hold female prisoners.|
Mr. Spring: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to question numbers 114242, 114243 and 114244, tabled by the hon. Member for West Suffolk on 9 January 2007. 
Mr. Byrne: I replied to the hon. Member on 2 March 2007, Official Report column 1562W.
Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) attempted suicides, (b) threats of suicide and (c) incidents of self-harm there were in each young offenders institution in (i) 2003, (ii) 2004, (iii) 2005, (iv) 2006 and (v) 2007 to date; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 19 March 2007]: In response to (a), there is no definition of what constitutes an attempted suicide, as it is very difficult to measure suicidal intent.
The information requested at (b) is not collated centrally in the requested format and could be obtained only at a disproportionate cost.
The exact information requested at (c) is not available. Self-harm figures are derived from a national recording system of each incident of self-harm in prison, the majority of which are minor, and can only be considered as an estimate.
Mr. Blunkett: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how the research programme of the Youth Justice Board relates to the Boards outcome measures. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Each individual study in the YJBs research strategy is aligned with at least one corporate target. The YJBs Research Programme Board (RPB) oversees the development and progress of the research strategy and has representatives of every directorate in the YJB, as well as policy and research representatives from the Home Office. Research and evaluation directly informs national policy and local practice and is part of the ongoing process of development which is monitored by the YJBs performance team who provide outcome measures for the targets.
Dr. McCrea: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what mechanisms will be introduced to ensure that monies raised through the implementation of the aggregates levy sustainability fund are allocated to projects which will result in environmental benefits in Northern Ireland; 
(2) when the Government plans to implement the aggregates levy sustainability fund in Northern Ireland. 
David Cairns: The Department of the Environment is currently preparing a business case with a view to setting up a sustainable development fund in 2007-08.
Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the progress made in evaluating the Community Safety Units pilot project on the recording of hate incidents in South Belfast. 
Mr. Hanson: Project RIOH, the pilot project for recording hate incidents in South Belfast is currently being evaluated. Reporting centres and other stakeholders have been canvassed for their views on the operation of Project RIOH and the information collected is currently being considered. The multi-agency group which oversaw the project is due to meet soon to consider the findings of the evaluation.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) British subjects, (b) Irish citizens and (c) people with dual British-Irish nationality there were in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Hain: The Government do not hold the information in the format requested. However, the 2001 census gives information about the place of birth of those living in Northern Ireland on 29 April 2001: Of the 1,685,267 people living in Northern Ireland on census day, 1,534,268 are recorded as having been born in Northern Ireland, 81,389 were recorded as having been born elsewhere in the UK and 39,051 were recorded as having been born in the republic of Ireland.
Place of birth does not, of course, determine citizenship. Entitlement to British citizenship is regulated by the British Nationality Acts and Irish citizenship is a matter for the Irish authorities. However, under the terms of the Belfast Agreement, the British and Irish Governments recognised the right of the people of Northern Ireland to identify themselves as Irish or British or both, as they so choose, and confirm their right to hold both British and Irish citizenship. Annex 2 to the Agreement signed by the two Governments defines the people of Northern Ireland, for this purpose, as meaning all persons born in Northern Ireland who had, at the time of their birth, at least one parent who is a British citizen or an Irish citizen or is otherwise entitled to reside in Northern Ireland without any restriction on their period of residence.
Sammy Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many tutors taught English for Speakers of Other Languages courses in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years. 
Maria Eagle: The following figures relate only to those colleges in the statutory further education sector that have maintained details of the number of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) tutors employed during the period requested. No details are held on the number of ESOL tutors employed by other, non-statutory organisations.
|Academic year||Number of tutors|
Sammy Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much expenditure from the public purse there was on English for speakers of other languages courses in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years. 
Maria Eagle: Expenditure, funded by the Department for Employment and Learning, on English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) courses in further education colleges, in each of the last five years, was:
Funding is also available within the new deal programmes. However, it is not possible to separately identify this funding.
Sammy Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how much money was given to primary schools in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years to help children for whom English is not their first language; 
(2) how much money was given to secondary schools in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years to help children for whom English is not their first language. 
Maria Eagle: The Department of Education has provided earmarked funding for the provision of teaching and teaching support for English as an Additional Language (EAL), through the education and library boards in each financial year as follows:
These figures are not available by allocation to primary and post-primary schools.
In addition, since 2005-06 schools have received additional funding within the delegated budget shares distributed under the common funding formula for all pupils, identified within the schools annual statistical return as requiring additional support for English as an Additional Language.
Allocations for primary and secondary schools were as follows:
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many third level education institutions the Minister for Higher and Further Education has visited since her appointment to the Department. 
Maria Eagle: As Minister with responsibility for Employment and Learning I have visited three third level education institutions: the North East Institute of Further and Higher Education; Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education; and the North West Institute of Further and Higher Education.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much funding was allocated to drugs treatment for prisoners in Northern Ireland in each of the past six years; and how many prisoners received drugs treatment in each Northern Ireland prison over the same period. 
Paul Goggins: The information is not available in the form requested. It is not possible to differentiate between resources allocated and prisoners participating in programmes for drugs or alcohol misuse. The Prison Service has contracts with three community voluntary support groups to provide counselling services to prisoners who have abused substances.
Information about the financial support given to the groups is only available for the past five years as follows:
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