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Mr. Jeremy Browne:
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times the power to authorise stop and search for offensive weapons within a specified area for the period of 24 hours under Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order
Act 1994 has been enacted by a senior police officer in each year since the Act came into force. 
Mr. McNulty: Available information on stops and searches under Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 from 1995 to 2004-05 of persons or vehicles can be found in table PB of the Home Office Statistical Bulletin Arrests for recorded crime (notifiable offences) and the Operation of Certain Police Powers under PACE, 2004-05 England and Wales, given in the following table. It is also available on the web at:
|Table PB: Searches of persons or vehicles under section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 and resultant arrests|
|Stops and searches in anticipation of violence in England and Wales|
|Total searches||Number of persons found to be carrying offensive weapons or dangerous instruments||Arrests for offensive weapons||Arrests for other reasons|
|(1 )Figures amended since publication of the 1998-99 Bulletin.|
(2 )Figures amended since publication of the 2002-03 Bulletin.
(3 )Figures amended since publication of the 2003-04 Bulletin.
John Reid: I have no plans to do so. The National Offender Management Service is dealing with pressures on the prison estate by building more capacity. We will always ensure that there will be prison places for those serious, sexual and seriously persistent offenders who ought to be in prison.
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 29 March 2007]: Statistics on the number of visits to prisoners are not centrally collated and there is currently no national system for recording such data. Prisoners have a statutory entitlement to social visits and are also able to earn additional visits under the Incentives and Earned Privileges Scheme.
Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many serious crime agency officers are embedded in (a) other law enforcement agencies and (b) private organisations within the financial sector (i) within the UK and (ii) overseas. 
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2007, Official Report, column 1460-1W, on young offenders, what steps his Department is taking to improve the accuracy of statistics recorded for breaches of (a) supervision orders with conditions, (b) curfew orders, (c) community punishment and rehabilitation orders, (d) community punishment
orders, (e) detention and training orders, (f) reparation orders, (g) action plan orders, (h) attendance centre orders, (i) supervision orders without conditions and (j) drug treatment and testing orders; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 16 April 2007]: Although about 5 per cent. of breach data are reported to the Office for Criminal Justice Reform (OCJR) by the Crown Court, the rest covering magistrates courts are reported by either magistrates courts or police forces. Responsibility for processing, validating and disseminating the data rests with OCJR.
A link between the new case management system for magistrates courts, being developed by the Department for Constitutional Affairs and OCJR, is replacing the current reporting systems employed by magistrates courts and the police.
Norman Baker: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what the total cost of heating the buildings on the House of Commons estate was in each of the last three years; and what targets are in place for future years. 
Nick Harvey: It is not possible to determine the total cost of heating the buildings on the House of Commons estate. All the buildings are heated by natural gas boilers which are not metered separately; the gas meters record total consumption for providing hot water services as well as heating. The approximate total gas consumption and cost for each of the last three years has been:
|Consumption MWh||Cost (£ million)|
The increase in cost for 2005-06 is mainly due to significant increases in the unit price of gas in that year. Gas consumption reduced in 2004-05 and then increased in 2005-06; due to fluctuations in heating energy consumption caused by variations in outside temperatures measured in degree days. The following table shows the degree days for the Thames Valley region which includes London. From these figures a higher consumption would have been expected in 2005-06. That it was not so is due to the installation of more efficient Palace boilers in 2004.
to reduce energy consumption measured in terms of kWh of fuel and electricity used per square metre of building floor area by 15 per cent. by 2010-11, relative to 1999-2000
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what organisations applied for funding under the community relations core funding scheme 2007-10; and which organisations were (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful with their application. 
Community Relations in Schools
Childrens Project NI
Verbal Arts Centre (NI) Ltd.
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
School of Education (University of Ulster)
NI Childrens Enterprise
NIPPAEarly Years Organisation
NUS/USI (National Union of StudentsUnion of Students Ireland)
NI Council for Integrated Education
Spirit of Enniskillen Trust
Creggan Education and Research Services
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
NI Childrens Holidays Scheme
Forthspring Inter-Community Group
Harmony Community Trust (Successful after Appeal)
Dun Uladh Ltd.
Christian Education Movement
Armagh City and District Council
Youth Action (NI)
Belfast Activity Centre
Horizon Project (Ireland) Ltd.
Churches Peace Education Programme
Challenge for Youth
Northwest Centre for Learning and Development
Playing for Peace
STEER Mental Health Organisation
All Set Cross Cultural Project
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