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Mr. Sutcliffe: NOMS has made payments totalling £1,432,722.87 in respect of the use of Operation Safeguard in 2006-07. In addition to this there are some further invoices to be submitted by police forces and some invoices that have been submitted which are being processed.
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what percentage of prisoners re-offended within three years of their release in each of the last 15 years; and what percentage of those that re-offended had been diagnosed with mental health problems in each of those years. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Re-offending rates for three years following release from prison are not routinely calculated. Re-offending rates have historically been calculated over a two year period and the most recent figures for adults released from prison in England and Wales are shown in the following table.
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The percentage of these who suffered from a mental illness is unknown as this information is not on the Ministry of Justices extract from the Police National Computer, which is used to calculate these figures.
To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many offenders were sentenced to indeterminate sentences of imprisonment for public protection in each year since the relevant provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 were implemented; and how many such prisoners have been (a) released in line with their tariff minimum sentence and (b) kept in
custody beyond their tariff minimum sentence, broken down into those in custody (i) six months over their tariff and (ii) in increasing increments of six months over their tariff. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Public protection sentences were first provided in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 and implemented for relevant offences committed on or after 4 April 2005. The numbers(1) of prisoners received into prisons in England and Wales under Indeterminate Sentences for Public Protection (IPP) were 700 in 2005-06 and 1,710 in 2006-07. There have been five prisoners released from IPP sentences as at 30 April 2007. Four of these were released after the tariff period had expired. In another case the prisoner was released before tariff-expiry on compassionate grounds due to ill health. Complete information on those held in custody beyond their tariff period is not available centrally.
(1) Rounded to nearest 10.
Mr. Heald: To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what the estimated total cost is of establishing the new Supreme Court in the Middlesex Guildhall, including costs already incurred; and what her estimate is of the eventual cost of creating seven new courtrooms elsewhere in central London to replace those currently in the Guildhall. 
Ms Harman: The costs involved in the establishment of a new Supreme Court are subject to ongoing negotiations with our preferred bidders: Kier Group for the renovation of Middlesex Guildhall and Geoffrey Osborne (Building) for the new court rooms at Isleworth. As the Lord Chancellor stated in his written ministerial statement of 17 October 2006, we will be in a position to make a statement on costs once we have reached financial close with the respective bidders.
Ms Harman: The Supreme Court implementation programme is on target to deliver the Supreme Court at the Middlesex Guildhall in October 2009. This date is subject to obtaining clean planning and listed building consent and reaching Financial Close with our preferred bidder.
giving Victim Support £30 million a year to support victims and witnesses of which £2 million is ring-fenced to provide enhanced services for vulnerable and intimidated witnesses;
setting up, since 2004, joint Crown Prosecution Service/Police Witness Care Units to provide tailored support for witnesses;
implementing, under the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004, a statutory Code of Practice for Victims of Crime that requires criminal justice agencies to provide an enhanced service for vulnerable or intimidated victims;
placing witness protection on a statutory footing in the Serious Organised Crime and Policing Act 2005; and
phased implementation of a range of special measures in the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 to assist vulnerable or intimidated witnesses give their best evidence in court. These include video-recorded evidence in chief, evidence by live link, screens round the witness box, giving evidence in private and communication aids. The intermediary special measure is currently being piloted in eight areas in advance of national roll out.
Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what constitutional constraints prevent Her Majesty the Queen appearing as a witness in a (a) criminal court case, (b) civil action and (c) coroner's court case. 
Mr. Howard: To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice when she will reply to question 118823, on prison places, tabled by the right hon. and learned Member for Folkestone and Hythe on 31 January 2007. 
Ed Balls: Legislation to implement the Own Resources Decision in respect of changes to the EC budget agreed at the December 2005 European Council will be introduced by means of a European Communities (Finance) Bill and will be brought forward as parliamentary time allows.
Danny Alexander: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will establish a target for availability of insure with rent schemes in greater numbers of local authorities and housing associations; 
(3) what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on increasing the availability of insure with rent schemes in local authorities and housing associations. 
The Treasury has recently announced that insurance will be consideredalongside affordable credit and savingas part of the Government's commitment to ensuring that everyone is able to plan for the future and cope with financial pressure.
The Government have asked the Financial Inclusion Taskforce to work with the Association of British Insurers and the insurance industry, to investigate how insurance can be made an integral part of financial inclusion policy. This work will consider ways of building on existing initiatives, such as insurance with rent schemes, and explore the viability of new initiatives, such as risk-reduction approaches. Local government and housing associations are important stakeholders and will also be involved in discussions.
All Ministers with an interest in financial inclusion have been invited to join a ministerial working group, which will determine detailed priorities for financial inclusion policy, including insurance, and publish a detailed action plan after the CSR.
Mr. Hague: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment has been made of the compliance cost to the UK financial sector of the implementation of the provisions of UN Security Council Resolutions 1737 and 1747; and if he will make a statement. 
Ed Balls: The financial restrictions imposed by United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1737 and 1747 are implemented in the UK through The Iran (Financial Sanctions) Order 2007. When enacting this secondary legislation a regulatory impact assessment (RIA) was carried out that considered the costs to the financial sector.
Ed Balls: Bank Sepah and Bank Sepah International are the only Iranian entities designated by the UN under Security Council Resolutions 1737 and 1747 to have so far been identified as holding assets in the UK. These assets were frozen on 24 March 2007 under the provisions of the Iran (Financial Sanctions) Order 2007. We are currently evaluating the frozen assets held in the UK. The release of detailed information is subject to banking confidentiality and disclosure arrangements.
Mrs. McGuire: HSE has undertaken a detailed independent evaluation of its Better Backs media campaigns in 2005 and 2006. In both cases awareness of the campaign messages was raised among both employers and employees. In addition HSE and local authority stakeholder engagement and inspection activity highlighted the likely health problems associated with manual handling activities, in particular back problems and the remedies that could reduce them. Looked at over the longer-term, HSE has campaigned around musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), including back pain, for many years and the period 2001-02 to 2005-06 has seen a drop in estimated working days lost to MSDs from 11.8 million to 9.45 million.
Mrs. McGuire: The Better Backs media campaigns, in 2005 and 2006, cost HSE £2.2 million and £2.5 million respectively. The corresponding stakeholder and workplace inspection campaigns accounted for some £3.2 million of HSE resource over the two years.
Mrs. McGuire: The internal HSE costs for maintaining the site from May 2005 to April 2007 amount to £21.000. The initial development and set-up costs through external suppliers (already included in the campaign costs indicated in the answer to PQ 133910) amount to £100,000. The dedicated site generated over 180,000 direct visits.
Mrs. McGuire: The two Better backs campaigns used dedicated websites working closely with key areas of HSE's main website. Visits to the specific Better Backs' sites amounted to 182,191 over the two year period, visits to other parts of the site that can be attributed directly to the campaign effect add around another 180,000.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for which Government websites he is
responsible; how many visitors each received in the latest period for which figures are available; and what the cost (a) was of establishing and (b) has been of maintaining each site. 
Production, management and maintenance of DWP websites is carried out by the Departments own in-house E-Communications team. It is not possible to quantify internal costs for each site but contracted and quantifiable costs have been included where possible. Contracted and quantifiable costs include payments to suppliers for services such as research, user testing and site builds, and payments to interim personnel.
DWP is reviewing all its websites in line with Cabinet Office rationalisation guidance. The department is committed to website rationalisation and many of these sites will eventually close. Migration plans are currently being developed.
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