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David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers in each police force in England and Wales have been (a) disciplined and (b) dismissed for (i) racism, (ii) bullying and (iii) sexual harassment in the last 12 months. 
Mr. McNulty: The provision of information regarding the numbers of police officers in each police force in England and Wales, who have been the subject of the disciplinary process for the types of misconduct listed, is the responsibility of the chief officer of each force.
Mr. Todd: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps have been taken to close the protective services gap among East Midlands police forces identified by Denis OConnor in his 2005 report; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. McNulty: The police authorities and chief constables of the five East Midlands forces have made considerable efforts to address this issue. They fund jointly the East Midlands Collaboration Planning Team, which has undertaken a thorough examination of opportunities for reducing costs across all five police forces and investing in protective services, in particular through collaborative approaches. This work is continuing with the aim of having an action plan in place in October 2007. At the same time, the East Midlands forces have made advances in the delivery of policing services to tackle serious organised and cross-border crime through the establishment of the East Midlands Special Operations Unit. The Home Office has supported this development with start-up funding, and is also funding a Counter Terrorism Intelligence Unit located in the East Midlands as part of the national structure being developed in partnership with the Association of Chief Police Officers.
Mr. McNulty: The national strategic priorities for policing in England and Wales are set annually and are designed to allow individual police forces the necessary flexibility to fulfil their national responsibilities whilst giving due regard to local policing priorities. Essex Constabulary is not tasked with any specific national responsibilities outside of the national strategic priorities. Essex Police Authority, working closely with Essex Constabulary, produces an annual policing plan. The 2007-08 plan is available at:
Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how much funding has been allocated per head of population on police in 2007-08 for police authorities in (a) Derbyshire, (b) Leicestershire, (c) Lincolnshire, (d) Northamptonshire, (e) Nottinghamshire, (f) West Midlands and (g) Greater Manchester; 
The Government do not distribute grant to police authorities purely on the basis of population. The police funding formula uses a range of data relating to demographic and social characteristics to reflect the relative needs of each authority. Grant allocations also take into account the relative tax base of each authority. Grant allocations are stabilised by damping to limit year-on-year variations.
|Police authority||Total grants 2007-08( 1)( ) (£ million)||Resident population mid-2005( 2 ) (million)||Funding per head of population 2007-08 (£)|
|(1) Total grants comprises: Home Office Police Grant, DCLG Revenue Support Grant and National Non-Domestic Rates; Special Formula grant, Specific Grants: Crime Fighting Fund, Neighbourhood Policing Fund, Basic Command Unit Fund, Community Support Officer Funding, Pension Deficit Grant and Dedicated Security Post funding and Capital provision (including the increased capital allocations announced on 24 May and 19 June 2007).|
(2) Population Data sourced by the Office for National Statistics from the mid-2005 population estimates.
Avon and Somerset
City of London
Mr. Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 27 June 2007, Official Report, columns 772-74W, if she will break down the figures for those leaving as a result of (a) resignation, (b) failed probation, (c) transfer to another force and (d) other reasons for each police force area for each year since 2002. 
Mr. McNulty: The previously tabled question asked for the number of police recruits who left the force within two years of joining. No breakdown of leaving categories by length of service is collected centrally and so the requested information is not available.
Mr. Wallace: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to bring forward proposals to amend the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and the associated guidance. 
Mr. McNulty: The Home Office is working with stakeholders, including the Association of Chief Police Officers and the National Policing Improvement Agency, to produce and to contribute to new guidance to public authorities on the operation and application of the 2000 Act. We will consider making any necessary amendments to the 2000 Act when a suitable legislative opportunity becomes available.
Mr. Hollobone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 18 January 2007, Official Report, column 1300W, on road safety, when the report will be published. 
Mr. Coaker: The intention is to publish this report on the evaluation of support services for road traffic victims as a Research Summary in July 2007. The report will be based on an examination of three Home Office funded pilot schemesBedfordshire, Bradford and Calderdale and Merseyside.
Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the evidential basis was for her comment on 1 July that the recent terrorist incidents in London and Glasgow were not related to United Kingdom policy in Iraq and Afghanistan. 
Mr. McNulty: The recent terrorist incidents in London and Glasgow are the subject of ongoing criminal investigation and my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister made clear he was not commenting directly on those investigations.
Norman Baker: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which buildings within one mile of the House are occupied by his Department; and what the (a) address, (b) floor area and (c) function is of each building. 
|Building||Function||Net internal area (m( 2) )|
|(1) The Cabinet Office does not occupy the whole of these buildings|
David Simpson: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people in his Office have been (a) disciplined and (b) dismissed for (i) inappropriate use of the internet while at work and (ii) using work telephones to access premium rate telephone numbers in the last 12 months. 
Gillian Merron: Internet and telephone misuse within the Cabinet Office is minimal. For cases which relate to five or less individuals, it is not standard Government practice to publish these records. This is in order to protect the confidentiality of individuals.
David Simpson: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much was spent on overnight accommodation by civil servants within his Departments areas of responsibilities in the last 12 months. 
Gillian Merron: Details of how much the Cabinet Office spent on overnight accommodation by civil servants in the last 12 months is not held centrally and is therefore available only at disproportionate cost.
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