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John Reid: Information from the Cautions database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform showing the number of juveniles aged 10 to 17 cautioned by the police for all offences in England and Wales from 1997-2005, broken down by age, are provided in the following tables. Both cautions and convictions have increased since 1997.
|Number of offenders aged 10 to 17 cautioned in England and Wales, by age, 1997-2007( 1,2,3,4)|
|(1) These data are provided on the principal offence basis.|
(2) From 1 June 2000 the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 came into force nationally and removed the use of cautions for persons under 18 and replaced them with reprimands and final warnings. These figures have been included in the totals.
(3) 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 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.
(4) Offenders aged under 10 cannot be cautioned for an offence.
|Number of juveniles found guilty at all courts or cautioned for all offences, England and Wales 1997 to 2005( 1)|
|Found guilty||Cautioned( 2)|
|(1) These data are on the principal offence basis.|
(2) From 1 June 2000 Cautions for 10 to 17-year-olds were replaced by reprimands and final warnings under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.
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 police forces and courts. 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.
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Mr. McNulty: Cambridgeshire police authority, like every other police authority in England and Wales, has received a sustained increase in police funding over the last 10 years. Total grants to Cambridgeshire have increased by nearly £30 million (51.2 per cent.) since 1997-98.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Wrexham (Ian Lucas) of 18 May 2007, Official Report, column 960W, on police complaints, when he last met the Independent Police
Complaints Commission (IPCC) to discuss the number of complaints made to the IPCC. 
Mr. McNulty: The Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006 provide for certain awards and gratuities to be paid by the police authority for the force where the officer last served to his or her dependants where the officer died as the result of an injury received without default in the execution of his or her duty as a constable. A surviving spouse or civil partner will receive a pension of up to half the officer's pensionable pay plus a lump-sum gratuity of up to either five times the officer's pensionable pay or four times the officer's total remuneration for the last twelve months of his or her service, whichever is the lesser amount. Other awards are available for surviving children and adult dependent relatives, subject to eligibility, the amount of any such award depending on the circumstances.
Mr. Iain Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in providing front-line police officers with electronic hand-held devices to assist in reducing officer time away from such duties. 
Mr. McNulty: Many forces are trialling the use of hand held devices, with support and guidance from the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA). Through the NPIA, the Home Office has directly funded mobile data trials in progress in six forces.
These trials will enable national standards to be created and provide valuable assessments of operational benefits; the time saved by officers not having to return to the station; and the differences between the bearers and devices in different situations.
Annette Brooke: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received on the use by police authorities of the allocation of receipts from taxation on second homes and the allocation of such funds to the district from which they were collected. 
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding has been allocated to
police authorities to enable police officers to maintain high levels of physical fitness in 2007-08. 
Mr. Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which police forces are equipped with National Strategy for Police Information Systems in respect of (a) custody and (b) case preparation; when he expects the remaining police forces to adopt such systems; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. McNulty: 23 police forces have implemented the National Strategy for Police Information Systems (NSPIS) electronic custody management application in at least one site. 18 of these have the system deployed in all relevant sites. 26 forces have the NSPIS electronic case management application in live use in at least one site, with full implementation completed in 20 forces.
The implementation programme is now entering its final stages and will be completed in all forcesother than the Metropolitan Police (MPS)by the end of 2007. The MPS will complete their implementation in 2008.
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