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Mr. Willis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what role the Home Office Identity Fraud Steering Committee has undertaken in relation to the Confidential Access website; and if he will make a statement; 
Paul Rowen: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were promoted to the rank of chief inspector in each of the last three years; and what proportion were (a) members of an ethnic minority, broken down by ethnic minority, and (b) female. 
|Police officers promoted to chief inspector rank (headcount) by ethnicity( 1) and gender from 2003-04 to 2005-06( 2)|
|(1) There were also a number of cases where the ethnicity of the officer was not stated.|
(2) Data refer to the number of officers (headcount) promoted during the year.
(3) Rounded percentages that may not sum to total.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) full-time police officers and (b) police community support officers in each police authority are suspended on full pay as a result of (i) criminal allegations and (ii) other allegations made against them; and if he will make a statement. 
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average police precept on Band D council tax bills was in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) England and Wales in (i) 1997-98 and (ii) 2007-08. 
Mark Hunter: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the budget for roads policing in each police force was in each of the last 10 years; and what percentage of the force's total budget each figure represents. 
Mark Pritchard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reported incidents of religion-based hate crimes there have been against victims who were (a) Muslim, (b) Jewish and (c) Christian in the last 12 months. 
The information requested is not collected centrally in the recorded crime statistics. The crime statistics have data for racially or religiously
aggravated offences as defined by statute but details of the victims of religious-based hate crimes are not available.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the operation of section 41D of the Road Traffic Act 1988; what representations he has received since this section came into force; and if he will make a statement. 
Section 41D provides for the punishment of offences relating to construction and use requirements in respect of having proper control of a vehicle and a full view of the road ahead or to use of a hand-held mobile phone or similar device while driving. Breach of any construction and use requirement was already an offence. This section makes specific provision for breach of these particular requirements by introducing a heavier penalty of obligatory endorsement, with disqualification at the courts discretion if the matter goes to court, or a fixed penalty of £60.
Enforcement of the provision is an operational matter for individual chief officers of police. The likelihood of detection has been increased by the increasing numbers of police, including the deployment on roads of teams involved in the use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition equipment (ANPR). They can stop vehicles to deal with offences as the result of direct observation as well as an ANPR hit. The dangers of mobile phone use and the penalties associated with the offence are the subject of a publicity campaign by the Department for Transport.
Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sexual offences were committed in each police authority area in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. 
|Table 1: Sexual offences recorded by the police1997|
|Police force area||1997|
|Table 2: Sexual offences recorded by the police1998-99 to 2001-02|
|Police force area||1998-99||1999-2000||2000-01||2001-02|
1. The introduction of the revised counting rules in April 1998 expanded offence coverage. These data are not comparable with earlier years
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