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Annette Brooke: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received in the last three years on the adequacy of monitoring by Government inspectors of animals used in laboratory experiments. 
Joan Ryan: There have been no formal representations to the Secretary of State about the adequacy of monitoring by Animals (Scientific Procedures) Inspectors of animals used in laboratory experiments within the last three years. Members of the Inspectorate are all medical or veterinary graduates, are highly professional and dedicated, and have the complete confidence of Government Ministers. Information about their activities and achievements are published in the Inspectorates annual report.
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Penalty Notices for Disorder issued in 2006 were registered as fines; and how many Penalty Notices for Disorder issued in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005 were paid (i) within the 21 day suspended enforcement period and (ii) outside the 21 day suspended enforcement period. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: I have been asked to reply.
Provisional data for 2006 on the number of Penalty Notices for Disorder are currently available only for total numbers PNDs issued; detailed data for 2006 will be available when the data are published in the summer.
Data from the Penalty Notices for Disorder Database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform show that in 2004, of the 33,078 PNDs which were paid in full, 24,126 were paid within the initial 21-day suspended enforcement period with the remaining 8,952 paid outside the suspended enforcement period. In 2005 there were 77,247 paid in full, with 56,823 paid within the initial 21-day suspended enforcement period and the remaining 20,424 paid outside the suspended enforcement period.
Mr. Paterson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of antisocial behaviour connected to the use of mini motors were recorded in (a) each year since 1997 and (b) January to April 2007. 
Mr. Coaker: The Home Office does not collect this information centrally.
Mr. Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has had on improving the (a) quantity and (b) quality of information (i) collected and (ii) published by the British Crime Survey. 
Mr. McNulty: Following recommendations from the Smith review of crime statistics, the Secretary of State for the Home Department has discussed proposals for extending the scope of the survey to under 16's and other groups and to set up a Survey and Statistics advisory group which can advise on the quality and coverage of the BCS. Work has commenced to take these proposals forward.
Mr. Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the trends in crime clear-up rates since 2000. 
Mr. McNulty [holding answer 22 May 2007]: The overall detection rate was 24 per cent. in 2000-01. The detection rate remained broadly stable between 2001-02 and 2003-04 but has since risen to 26 per cent. in 2004-05 and 27 per cent. in 2005-06.
The last two years has seen an increased focus on sanctioned detections which can be largely attributed to the police performance assessment framework (PPAF). The sanctioned detection rate was 21 per cent. in 2004-05 and rose to 24 per cent. in 2005-06.
Robert Neill: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of criminal damage were recorded in each London borough in each of the last 10 years; and what percentage of such incidents led to a conviction in each year. 
Mr. Coaker: The statistics are not available in the form requested. Recorded criminal damage 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 therefore not directly comparable.
Figures for the number of offences recorded and the number of convictions are provided in the tables. Recorded crime data at borough level are only available from 2000-01.
|Table 1: Recorded offences of criminal damage by London borough, 2000-01 and 2001-02|
|Table 2: Recorded offences of criminal damage by London borough, 2002-05 to 2O05-06|
Note: 1. The National Crime Recording standard was introduced in April 2002. Figures for earlier years are therefore not directly comparable.
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