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Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 9 January 2007, Official Report, columns 546-7W, on prisons, when he expects to make publicly available the results of the trial of the body orifice scanner in the high security prison. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: There are no plans to make public the results of this trial. It would not be in the public interest to publicise details of Prison Service security mechanisms.
Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women gave birth while serving a prison sentence in each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Prison Service has only routinely kept this information centrally since April 2005. Figures prior to this date are not available.
The following figures show, for the last two years, the numbers of women who gave birth while serving the custodial part of a sentence of imprisonment:
1 April 2005 to 31 March 2006: 106
1 April 2006 to 31 March 2007: 98
Mr. Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has assessed the merits of providing short-term temporary cells in rural areas. 
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 27 April 2007]: The National Offender Management Service has investigated a wide range of potential temporary accommodation to increase capacity. Part of the 8,000 place capacity-building programme includes ready built modular accommodation which has an expected life span of 10 to 25 years. The early stages of the programme are using land on existing prison sites. Some of these are in rural areas.
Robert Neill: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many recorded rapes there were in each London borough in each of the last 10 years; and what percentage of those recorded rapes led to a conviction in each year, broken down by borough. 
Mr. Coaker: The statistics are not available in the form requested. Recorded rape statistics relate to offences and convictions data relate to offenders. In addition, recorded crime data are published on a financial year basis and conviction data are published on a calendar year basis. For these reasons, the two data sources are not directly comparable.
Figures for the number of offences recorded and the number of convictions are provided in the following tables. Recorded crime data at borough level are available only from 2000-01.
|Table 1: Recorded offences of rape by London borough 2000-01 and 2001-02|
|Table 2 : Recorded offences of rape by London borough 200 2-03 to 2005-06|
| Note: The National Crime Recording standard was introduced in April 2002. Figures for earlier years are therefore not directly comparable.|
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