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Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (1) how many and what percentage of people convicted of encouraging violent behaviour involving the use of a knife under the Knives Act 1997 received (a) a fine and (b) a custodial sentence of (i) less than six months, (ii) six to 12 months, (iii) 12 to 18 months and (iv) 18 to 24 months in (A) Suffolk, (B) Bedfordshire, (C) Cambridgeshire, (D) Essex, (E) Hertfordshire and (F) Norfolk in each year since the Act was introduced; 
(2) how many people were found guilty of offences related to the illegal sale and marketing of knives in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e) Hertfordshire and (f) Norfolk in each year since 1997. 
|Number of UK General SIs made by UK Government Departments||Number of UK Local SIs made by UK Government Departments||Number of UK SIs made by the National Assembly for Wales||Total number of UK Sis|
Updated statistics in relation to statutory instruments are also available on the OPSI website at: http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si-statistics.htm. No records are maintained centrally of the number of statutory instruments that have been repealed and amended and this information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Dr. Murrison: To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what proportion of inmates detained in the prison estate are held in areas designated as dormitory accommodation in (a) the juvenile estate, (b) male prison establishments and (c) female prison establishments, broken down by category of establishment; and if she will make a statement. 
|Establishment||Male prisoners (closed conditions)( 1)||Male prisoners (open conditions)( 2)||Women prisoners||Total|
|(1) Male prisoners held in closed dormitory conditions are lower security prisoners, invariably category C.|
(2) Male prisoners held in open dormitory conditions are category D prisoners.
(3) Dover is a Border and Immigration Agency removal centre managed by the Prison Service.
There is further accommodation that has been converted into cubicles from former dormitories, which may not have separate ventilation. The numbers of prisoners held in this accommodation is not recorded centrally.
Dr. Murrison: To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what proportion of the space within the prison estate is designated as private residential space; and if she will make a statement. 
An assessment of the proportion of the total prison estate used as private residential space could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. All cells containing up to four persons will be regarded as private residential space for the purposes of
designation as places where smoking is permissible when occupied only by smokers.
Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice whether the National Chairman of the Prison Officers Association is entitled to receive the inner London local pay uplift; whether the post attracts this allowance; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The remuneration of a Prison Service employee is determined by various factors, which takes into account their grade, location of their work and other relevant circumstances. It is not appropriate to disclose the remuneration details of individual employees.
Mr. Sutcliffe: Information on the percentage of officer grade staff recorded as Black and Minority Ethnic expressed as the percentage of officers who have declared their ethnicity is shown in the following tables.
|Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) officers as a percentage of officers who have declared their ethnicity in public sector prisons as at 31 May 2007|
| Note: For public sector prisons, officer grade is all prison officers, senior officers and principal officers.|
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