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Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many councils have been granted funding for talking CCTV systems; and whether there are plans to extend the scheme; 
Mr. Coaker [holding answer 3 May 2007]: The Respect Task Force is providing funding for Talking CCTV in 20 areas, using this new technology to target litterbugs and those behaving antisocially. These areas are involving children in competitions and activities, encouraging them to use their pester power in a positive way to tell the grown-ups what behaviour they want to see, and what they do not.
Barking and Dagenham
The announcement of Respect funding for these 20 areas was made on 4 April 2007, following a successful trialling of Talking CCTV in Middlesbrough. Middlesbrough council reports that it has proved effective in reducing problems such as littering, drunken and disorderly behaviour, vandalism and dispersing intimidating groups loitering in shopping areas, parks and housing estates; and that the towns cleanliness has improved dramatically.
Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people breached their home detention curfew conditions and were returned to prison in (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006. 
The following table gives the number of offenders who breached the conditions of the home detention curfew scheme pursuant to section 255(l)(a) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 and whose licences were revoked and were recalled to prison.
|HDC r ecalls 2004-06|
|Breach of curfew|
Mr. Nicholas Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of reported cases of domestic violence led to (a) an arrest and (b) a custodial sentence in the last year for which figures are available. 
Mr. Coaker: Data on the percentage of reported cases of domestic violence that led to an arrest is currently collected by the Home Office as part of the policing performance assessment framework. The figures for last year (2005-06) are listed where available by police force area in the following table.
|Policing performance assessment framework (PPAF): The domestic violence arrest rate is the percentage of incidents where an arrest was made related to the number of incidents|
|Domestic violence arrest rate (percentage)|
|(1 )Data not available|
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to enable public sector workers who are the victims of domestic violence to transfer to equivalent employment elsewhere in the (a) country and (b) sector in cases of need. 
Mr. Coaker: The Government will actively provide support to employees to try and minimise the risk to their safety while at work, should they make it known to us that they are experiencing domestic violence.
The Home Office has no research under way on this topic at present. However, the Home
Office, as part of the Section 95 statistics, do publish an ethnic breakdown (4+1) of those sentenced for drug offences at the Crown court by outcome.
Figures provided by the electronic monitoring provider Group four Securicor show that at the end of February 2007 a total of 156 offenders were being monitored in the post-code areas which most closely correspond with Durham. And of these 15 were located in the post-code areas which most closely correspond with Easington.
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people arrested in each financial year since 1995 who were (a) under 16, (b) 16 to 18, (c) 19 to 21 and (d) over 21 years at the time of their arrest had their DNA profiles added to the National DNA Database; and how many have subsequently had those profiles removed from the database in each case. 
John Reid: The information requested on arrests is not available centrally. Information on arrests held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform is based on aggregated data collected at police force area level covering persons arrested for recorded crime (notifiable offences) by gender, specific age groups (under 10, 10 to 17,18 to 20, 21 and over and unknown), ethnicity and by main offence group only.
|Table 1: N umber of DNA subject sample profiles added to the National DNA Database in each year from 1995-96 to 2006-07|
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