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Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of police time was spent on frontline duties in each police force area and in each year since 2003-04; and what targets have been set for each police force area. 
John Reid: Front line policing is measured using the Frontline Policing Measure, which is based on the proportion of police officers engaged in front line activities.
Figures for frontline policing are set out in the following table.
The Frontline Policing Measure is not just a measure of visibility. It measures time spent carrying out all core policing duties. Examples of frontline activity include dealing with incidents, visible patrol, searches, dealing with informants, interviewing suspects and special operations.
Full details of the formula used to calculate the measure and complete lists of frontline roles and activities are contained in the Guidance on Statutory Performance Indicators for Policing 2006/07, published by the Police Standards unit and available at:
Copies of this guidance have been place in the House of Commons Library.
|Time spent on front-line policing 2003-04 to 2005-06|
|Front line policing||Baseline year 2003-04||2004-05||2005-06||Target 2007-08|
Mr. Laxton: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prison officers who are at occupational risk have been required to pay for vaccination against chronic hepatitis B since January 2006. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Where the risk of contracting hepatitis B is identified prison officers are offered hepatitis B immunisation free of charge.
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women were sentenced to custody of less than three months in each of the last five years. 
John Reid: The number of women sentenced to immediate custody of less than three months in England and Wales for the years 2001 to 2005 is shown in the following table. 2006 figures are due for publication in the autumn.
|Women sentenced to immediate custody of less than three months, England and Wales|
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.
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