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Home Department

Antisocial Behaviour Orders

Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many and what percentage of recipients of antisocial behaviour orders in each year since their introduction were aged (a) under 18 years, (b) 18 to 64 years and (c) 65 years and over; [137151]

(2) how many and what percentage of those breaching an antisocial behaviour order in each year since their introduction were aged (a) under 18 years, (b) 18 to 64 years and (c) 65 years and over. [137152]

Mr. Coaker: The available information (up to 31 December 2005, latest available) is given in the tables. Information for those aged 65 years and over is not available separately.


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Table A: N umber of ASBOs proven in court to have been breached in England and Wales in each year
Number of ASBOs breached( 3) Percentage distribution of ASBOs breached by age group
Age group( 1) 2000( 2) 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2000( 2) 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

10-17

7

64

134

354

828

1,353

54

52

53

50

44

40

18+

6

60

120

361

1,036

2,037

46

48

47

50

56

60

Total

13

124

254

715

1,864

3,390

100

100

100

100

100

100

(1) Age group is based on age at breach, not issue.
(2) From 1 June 2000.
(3) Note that an ASBO can be breached in more than one year, therefore persons may be counted more than once in this table.
Note:
Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
Source:
OCJR Court Proceedings Database.

Number of ASBOs issued at all courts in England and Wales in each year between 1 June 2000 and 31 December 2005 broken down by age group
Number of ASBOs issued Percentage distribution of ASBOs issued by age group( 2)
Age group 2000( 1) 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Total 2000( 1) 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Total

10-17

62

193

249

620

1,318

1,555

3,997

45

55

58

46

38

38

41

18+

63

144

169

698

2,057

2,416

5,547

46

41

40

52

60

60

57

Unknown

12

13

8

18

65

89

205

9

4

2

1

2

2

2

Total

137

350

426

1,336

3,440

4,060

9,749

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

(1) From 1 June 2000
(2) Percentages have been rounded independently.
Note:
Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
Source:
As reported to the Home Office by the Court Service.

Asylum: Fingerprints

Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce age restrictions on the fingerprinting of asylum seekers. [137508]

John Reid: We have no plans to change our policy on fingerprinting children who apply for asylum or who are the dependant of an asylum applicant. We currently start routine fingerprinting of asylum seekers at the age of five. Fingerprinting of asylum seeking children and dependants of asylum seekers who are aged under five years may be carried out when considered appropriate. Fingerprinting helps to protect children from being presented several times as dependants by different asylum applicants, provides us with a tool to combat possible trafficking operations and will help with identity management in the future.

Citizenship

Dr. Tony Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for citizenship were rejected on the grounds of (a) character in each month since December 2006 and (b) language or knowledge of the UK in each month since November 2005. [138873]

Mr. Byrne: The requested information is shown in the table.

Applications for British citizenship can be rejected (before full consideration) or refused (after full consideration). Applications for British citizenship are not rejected on the basis of an applicant's character. Data have therefore been provided on the number of applications refused on the basis of character. Applications can be both refused and rejected on the grounds of an applicant’s knowledge of English or life in the UK so a total of both has been provided.

Figures for 2005 and 2006 are a subset of data published as National Statistics. Data for 2007 are drawn from local management information and so have not been quality assured and are therefore provisional and subject to change; the figures are not part of National Statistics.

Statistics on persons applying for British citizenship in the United Kingdom are published in the Home Office annual statistical bulletin, ‘Persons Granted British Citizenship United Kingdom’. This publication is available from the Home Office website:

Applications for British citizenship refused( 1) on grounds of the applicant's character, December 2006 to April 2007( 2,)( )( 3)
Month of refusal Number

2006

December

110

2007

January

185

February

165

March

145

April

115



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Applications for British citizenship refuse( 1) or rejected( 4) on grounds of the applicant's knowledge of English or life in the UK, November 2005 to April 2007( 2,)( )( 3)
Month of refusal or rejection Number

2005

November

2,150

December

1,155

2006

January

760

February

1,010

March

835

April

1,080

May

690

June

565

July

490

August

360

September

320

October

220

November

110

December

75

2007

January

100

February

160

March

140

April

100

(1) Applications for citizenship refused after substantive consideration of the application.
(2) Figures for 2005 and 2006 are a subset of data published as National Statistics. Data for 2007 are drawn from local management information and so have not been quality assured and are therefore subject to change.
(3) Figures are rounded to five.
(4 )Applications for citizenship rejected before substantive consideration of the application due to a lack of evidence of qualification.

Dr. Tony Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people met the requirements for citizenship but have not attended the citizenship ceremony in each month since the introduction of the ceremony; and how many of those were granted citizenship at his discretion. [138876]

Mr. Byrne: The information requested could be obtained only by the detailed examination of individual case records at disproportionate cost. When a citizenship application is successful, the basis of its success is not recorded for statistical purposes.

Costs: Ministry of Justice

Mr. Djanogly: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the formation of the Ministry of Justice has cost his Department. [138289]

Mr. Byrne [holding answer 21 May 2007]: There will be no additional costs to the Home Office arising from the establishment of the Ministry of Justice; certain agreed costs incurred by the Home Office as part of this process will be reimbursed by the Ministry of Justice.

Crimes Against Property: Greater London

Robert Neill: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many recorded offences of criminal damage by under 18-year-olds there were in each London borough in each of the last 10 years; and what percentage of these resulted in a criminal conviction, in each borough. [141098]

Mr. Coaker: Figures for the number of recorded offences of criminal damage committed by persons under 18 years old are not collected centrally. As a result it is not possible to determine the number which resulted in a conviction.


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