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|(1) These data are on the principal offence basis.|
(2) 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.
Mr. David Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance is given by her Department to police forces on the exercise of the powers contained in section 165A of the Road Traffic Act 1988. 
Mr. Coaker: The addition of section 165A to the Road Traffic Act 1988 was one of a number of roads policing measures included in the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005. Information on all these measures and the powers they confer was given to chief officers of police at the time and has been supplemented subsequently by responses to individual enquiries. How the powers are exercised is an operational matter for individual chief officers and any guidance that might be issued by the Association of Chief Police Officers.
|Number of persons prosecuted at magistrates courts and sentenced at all courts for bicycle theft, in Greater London , 2001 - 05( 1, 2)|
|(1) These data are on the principal offence basis.|
(2) 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.
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 29 January 2007, Official Report, column 144W, on war criminals, (1) whether the police have contacted Vladimir Aleksandrovich Titov (State Counsel of Justice, 2nd Class, Chief of Administration of Surveillance for the Implementation of Laws concerning Federal Security) at the Office of the Procurator General of the Russian Federation, 2nd Tekhnicheskii Pereulok, Moscow, 103793, Russian Federation; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) on war criminals, why bilateral discussions have not taken place with Leitender Oberstaatsanwalt Kurt Schrimm (Director), Zentrale Stelle der Landesjustizverwaltungen zur AufklĂ¤rung von NS-Verbrechen, Schorndorfer Str. 58, 71638 Ludwigsburg (Federal Republic of Germany). 
Meg Hillier: I understand that the police are aware of these potential sources of information on Nazi war crimes but, in the absence of specific allegations against any named individual in the UK, the police do not have any immediate plans to contact them.
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 29 January 2007, Official Report, column 146W, on war criminals, whether progress has been made with the request for information about the withdrawal of German pensions from residents following the German War Victims Relief Act from Herrn Dr. Eckhard Assman, Bundesministerium fĂ1/4r Arbeit und Soziales. 
Meg Hillier: I understand that the Metropolitan Police have still to receive any indication that the German authorities have withdrawn a pension from anyone resident in the UK because of involvement in war crimes during the Second World War.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he has taken to raise the level of autism awareness among the (a) Northern Ireland Prison Service, (b) Police Service of Northern Ireland, (c) Juvenile Justice Centre and (d) Public Prosecution Service staff. 
Paul Goggins: As regards the Prison Service, when individual prisoners are identified as suffering from autistic spectrum disorders healthcare staff will engage with other relevant staff, including safer custody group and residential staff, to provide information about autism and offer guidance on assisting and managing the prisoner. Such prisoners will also be supported by education and psychology staff.
assistance with the production of the Criminal Justice System Autism Guide, which is distributed at PSNI training events;
showing a videoed scenario of a police officer coming into contact with a young person with Aspergers syndrome at officers' diversity training;
giving practical advice on the handling of such situations through role play devised in conjunction with Mencap;
liaison with the promoter of the Autism Spectrum Disorder identity card to develop an online awareness raising programme on what this card represents and how to proceed if this card is shown to them.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he has assessed the partnership between Dyfed Powys Police, North Wales Police and Autism Cymru to develop an assessment of the needs of people with autistic spectrum disorders; and if he will introduce a similar scheme in Northern Ireland. 
Paul Goggins: PSNI has not been in direct liaison with the Welsh Police authorities on the subject of autistic spectrum disorders. Ongoing efforts are, however, being made to meet the needs of those affected by this condition. Specifically, PSNI has been working with the promoter of the autistic spectrum disorder identity card, developing an on-line programme to raise awareness among officers across the organisation as to what this card represents and how to proceed when it is shown to them. The Police Service remains committed to meeting the needs of those affected by autism and related conditions, and will put in place farther measures as and when required.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many uniformed HM Revenue and Customs officers are deployed in a full-time capacity in Northern Ireland, excluding intelligence and investigation officers, working on (a) fuel smuggling, (b) tobacco goods and (c) road fuel offences. 
There are 85 uniformed multi-functional HMRC officers deployed in Northern Ireland to meet the full range of HMRC enforcement duties including tackling fuel smuggling, tobacco smuggling and road fuel offences. They are regularly augmented by additional deployments of uniformed HMRC teams from other parts of the UK according to the assessed risk.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many non-pensionable bonuses were awarded to members of staff in his Department in the last three years; and at what total cost. 
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many vessels from (a) EU states and (b) non-EU were searched by HM Revenue and Customs in Northern Ireland ports in each of the last two years. 
The number of vessels searched by HMRC in Northern Ireland in each of the last two years is two in the year ended 31 March 2006, and one in the year ended 31 March 2007. These vessels were all from non-EU states.
Mr. McGrady: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2007, Official Report, column 1263W, what the outcome was of his discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on funding programmes for Northern Ireland. 
Mr. Woodward: My right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, has made available over £51 billion extra spending for Northern Ireland for the next four years to meet the economic and political priorities of an incoming Northern Ireland Executive.
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David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what volume of fuel being smuggled from Northern Ireland to (a) the Republic of Ireland and (b) mainland Great Britain was seized in each of the last three years. 
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