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Mr. Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many special constables there are in the Metropolitan Police Service; how many there were in each year since 1997; how many (a) were and (b) are civilian staff serving in the Metropolitan Police Service in each year; how many undertook their training and their special constable duties during their normal working hours as civilian staff; and how many received time off in lieu or extra holiday time for their duties as special constables. 
Mr. McNulty: The available data for the number of special constables in the Metropolitan Police Service in each year since 1997 are given in the table. These data are also published in the Home Office Statistical Bulletin series "Police Service Strength, England and Wales".
|Special constable strength( 1) for the Metropolitan Police Service as at 31 March 1997 to 31 March 2006|
|31 March:||Special constables|
|(1) Total strength is based on headcount figures.|
(2) The MPS have held a number of successful special constable recruitment campaigns over the years, the most recent of which ran throughout 2005 and would have been responsible for the increase from 2004-05 to 2005-06. Additionally, some of these changes are thought to be explained by the move from paper-based to computerised recording systems.
Mr. Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to answer question 107856, on DC Stephen Oake, tabled on 30 November 2006 by the hon. Member for West Bromwich East. 
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much funding was allocated to the arts in Northern Ireland in each year since 1997; and what the percentage change was between each year. 
Maria Eagle: Funding provided for the arts in Northern Ireland in each year since 1999-2000 is shown in the following table, together with the percentage change between each year. Data for previous years are not readily available. The figures include both revenue funding and capital funding.
|Financial year||Total funding provided by Departments||Percentage change|
The information provided in the table may be incomplete as the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety do not hold full information prior to 2003-04.
The Department for Social Development has also provided funding for the arts under Peace II for which details are only available in calendar years. In 2006 £52.4k was provided to the Community Arts Forum. The funding provided by DSD under Peace II for other arts based projects for the period 2002 to date is £565.6k. These figures are not included in the table.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which websites received funding from his Department and its associated agencies in each of the last five years; and how much was allocated in each case. 
|(1) This figure includes the costs for a major redesign of the website.|
(2) This figure includes the costs for the initial design and development of the website.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what measures are in place to limit the amount of money spent on alcohol for hospitality purposes by (a) Ministers and (b) senior civil servants in each Department in Northern Ireland. 
Mr. Hanson: DAO (DFP) 10/06 sets out general principles on the provision of gifts and hospitality, which will include alcohol, and requires each NI Department to have its own guidance and approval processes tailored to suit their business needs. This will cover (a) Ministers and (b) senior civil servants where expenditure comes out of the departmental budget.
Paul Goggins: Analysis of human trafficking in Northern Ireland is currently under way through the auspices of the OCTF Immigration and Human Trafficking Expert Group to assess the scale of the threat.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many businesses were found to be selling alcohol without a licence to do so in each district council area in Northern Ireland in each of the last six years; and what penalty was imposed in each case in which all proceedings are complete. 
selling intoxicating liquor without a licence; and
licensee making liquor available in unlicensed premises.
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