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(2) how many sexual and violent offenders as defined by sections 327(3)(c) and (5) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 were registered as living in the Shrewsbury and Atcham borough as at 31 March (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006; 
(3) how many Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPOs) were applied for in (a) Shrewsbury and Atcham borough, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England between 1 April 2005 and 1 March 2007; and how many (i) interim and (ii) full SOPOs were granted in (A) Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough, (B) the West Midlands and (C) England in that period; 
(4) how many sex offenders in the Shrewsbury and Atcham borough having a registration requirement were (a) cautioned and (b) convicted for breaches of this requirement between (i) 1 March 2006 and 1 March 2007 and (ii) 1 March 2005 and 1 March 2006. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The available data on the number of registered sex offenders are not collated on a borough or constituency basis. Data on registered sex offenders are collated at multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA) area and police basic command unit (BCU) levels within areas. MAPPA areas are co-terminous with police and probation areas. The data are published in (MAPPA) annual reports which are available in the House Libraries and at:
Shrewsbury and Atcham borough is not co-terminous with an area or BCU but is covered by data relating to West Mercia area. The following information relates to the number of registered sex offenders in the West Mercia area, as at 31 March 2006:
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In respect of information relating to how many sexual and violent offenders as defined by sections 237(3)(c) and (5) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 were registered as living in the Shrewsbury ands Atcham borough as at 31 March (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and 2006:
The available information is not broken down to borough level, nor classified in the way requested. Data on all offenders qualifying for multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA) are published in MAPPA annual reports and are broken down into three categories. These are as follows [with corresponding reference from the Criminal Justice Act 2003]
Category 1Registered sex offenders [section 327(2)]
Category 2Violent and other sex offenders [section 327(3), (4) and (5)] and
Category 3Other offenders [section 325(2)(b)].
In respect of information relating to the number of sex offenders having a registration requirement in Shrewsbury and Atcham borough who were (a) cautioned and (b) convicted for breaches of these requirements between (i) 1 March 2006 and 1 March 2007 and (ii) 1 March 2005 and 1 March 2006.
The data is not available at a borough level. West Mercia's Area MAPPA annual report for the period 1 April 2005 to 31 March 2006 shows that 34 offenders were either cautioned or convicted for breaches of notification requirements last year. Caution and conviction data are not collated separately.
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Mr. McNulty [holding answer 20 March 2007]: Figures on the recruitment of special constables are collected by the Home Office, but are not published in the Police Service Strength Bulletin. Recruitment figures exclude specials on transfer from other forces and those rejoining. The figures are in the following table.
Mr. Francois: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UN listed terror suspects are (a) present and (b) suspected by his Department to be present in the United Kingdom. 
Mr. McNulty: United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1333 (2000) and 1390 (2002) and subsequent renewing UN Resolutions, most recently Security Council Resolution 1617 (2005), are directed against Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda and those terrorists and terrorist organisations associated with them. The Resolution imposes restrictive measures, including a travel ban, against those individuals and entities listed by the UN Committee established by UN Resolution 1267(1999). The latest list of individuals (dated 12 December 2006) subject to restrictive travel measures is available at the following website:
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many bodies are registered for
Criminal Records Bureau checks; and how many of these are umbrella bodies. 
Nick Herbert: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reply to question 122932, on police stop forms, tabled by the hon. Member for Arundel and South Downs on 20 February 2007. 
Mr. Byrne: The registration of the contracted healthcare provider at Yarls Wood Immigration Removal Centre under the Care Standards Act 2000 is a matter between the provider concerned and the Healthcare Commission.
Mr. Mullin: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners aged under 18 years were assessed as vulnerable in each year of the last period for which figures are available. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The table shows how many young people in custody at the end of February in each year since 2003 were assessed by their Youth Offending Team as being vulnerable. The figures were provided by the Youth Justice Board. (It is worth noting that a substantial number of young people in custody may be assessed as vulnerable on two or more occasions so whole year figures may involve some double counting).
Vulnerability is a concept that embraces a wide range of possible factors, including physical and mental health and other special needs and can include specific risks that a young person may pose to others.
Young people assessed as vulnerable by the youth offending team are not all at high risk. And the degree of vulnerability may change in the course of their period in custody. The youth offending teams assessment is therefore only a starting point. While the most vulnerable young people are accommodated in establishments with high staff-to-trainee ratios, safeguarding arrangements are in place in all establishments.
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