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|Table 3: Sexual offences recorded by the police2002-03( 1) to 2005-06|
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|(1 )The Sexual Offences Act 2003 introduced in May 2004 altered the definition and coverage of sexual offences, in particular, it redefined indecent exposure as a sexual offence.|
1. Numbers of recorded crime were affected by changes in reporting and recording following the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in April 2002. These data are not comparable with earlier years.
Mr. McNulty: Since 2002, the Home Office has sponsored two table-top (non-live play) exercises, in March 2004 and in December 2006, and one live-play exercise (in conjunction with Surrey police) during March 2007 (Exercise LIONS KEEP), in Sussex. Details of other locally organised counter-terrorism exercises in which Sussex may have taken part during this period are not held centrally by the Home Office.
Mr. Iain Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment he has made of the likely effect that the decision to close the Vehicle Crime Reduction team will have upon rates of theft of (a) motorcycles and (b) motorcycle parts; and if he will make a statement; 
Mr. Coaker: The decision to wind down the Home Office Vehicle Crime Reduction Team was taken as part of the Home Office Reform Programme and in the context of developing a new strategic approach to crime reduction.
We do not believe the decision to wind down the Home Office team will have an adverse impact on the theft rates of motorcycles or motorcycle parts. Front-line practitioners are experienced in implementing initiatives to deal with vehicle crime, including thefts of motorcycles. This includes providing relevant crime prevention advice and making use of the Motor Salvage (Operators) Regulations 2002 to drive criminals out of the motor salvage industry to prevent vehicles, including motorcycles, being stolen for their parts.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to answer Question 125175, on repatriation of failed asylum seekers, tabled by the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green on 28 February. 
Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to answer Question 126828, on migrant workers, tabled by the hon. Member for Chesham and Amersham on 7 March. 
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