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David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) playstations (one or two) and (b) Xboxes were purchased for inmates of young offender institutions (YOIs) in each of the last three years; and how much was spent on (i) Playstations (one or two) and (ii) Xboxes for YOIs in each of the last three years. 
Maria Eagle: The information requested is contained in the table below. It is possible that additional purchases of these items could have been made on a local basis by individual prisons. This information is not held centrally and can only be gathered by contacting each young offender institutions financial records and this could be done only at disproportionate cost.
|The number and cost of Playstations and Xboxes purchased for Offenders in public sector Young Offender Institutions between 2005 and 2008|
|2005-06||2006-07||( 1) 2007-08|
|(1) Information correct as of 23 July 2007|
Jacqui Smith: Regional asylum teams became fully operational from 5 March this year. Most started to take cases from November 2006. The caseload will include cases across the spectrum of the asylum processincluding those who claimed last week and are yet to be interviewed, stretching through the appeals process to include those for whom preparations for removal are being made.
|Caseload per case worker|
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what records (a) are kept of the performance of the Border and Immigration Agency and (b) were kept of the performance of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate, in processing incoming passengers at ports of entry; 
The Border and Immigration Agency do monitor queuing times closely. Passports of EEA nationals are checked with the minimum of delay and we aim to check passengers who are not EEA nationals within 45 minutes. Passengers using the Iris Recognition Immigration System (IRIS) can expect to cross the IRIS barrier within approximately 20 seconds. Further information on waiting times is available on:
Mr. McNulty: The Home Office is monitoring and evaluating the neighbourhood policing programme across England and Wales through a strategic research programme. The results will be published in due course.
The Home Office also continues to assess police performance, including the impact of neighbourhood policing, through the Police Performance Assessment Framework (PPAF). Inspections by Her Majestys Inspectorate of Constabulary also provide a qualitative assessment of neighbourhood policing delivery.
Mr. Paice: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average length of employment as a police community support officer was of police community support officers employed in Cambridgeshire in each of the last three years. 
Making supplying or obtaining articles for use in computer misuse offences (section 37)
Breach of a drinking banning order (section 11)
Persistently selling alcohol to children (section 23)
Using someone to mind a weapon (section 28)
Selling air weapons unless a registered firearms dealer (section 31)
Sale of air weapons by way of trade or business where the sale is not done face to face (section 32)
Firing an air weapon beyond premises (section 34)
Sale and purchase of primers (section 35)
Manufacture, sale, importation of realistic imitation firearms (section 36)
Non-compliance with specifications for imitation firearms (section 39)
Sale/purchase of imitation firearms to/by minors (section 40)
Sale and disposal of tickets for a designated football match by an unauthorised person (section 53)
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 26 April 2007 to the hon. Member for Sheffield, Hallam, Official Report, column 1234W, on the DNA Database, (1) on how many occasions a positive match against one of the individuals recorded in the database has been made in relation to a police investigation in each of the last five years; 
Jacqui Smith: The purpose of the National DNA Database (NDNAD) is to hold a record of a person's DNA which can be matched against DNA taken from crime scenes. The NDNAD only reports matches between DNA profile records based on DNA profile compatibility, and sends them to police forces for the use in an investigation. It does not hold data on arrests, charges and convictions. Such information is held on the Police National Computer (PNC).
The NDNAD does not hold data on reported matches and their outcomes (sanction detections). Obtaining this information would require cross-searching of records held on the PNC against the NDNAD, and then contacting each police force that received the DNA match to ascertain the outcome. This information could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
It is not possible to provide details of the number of searches made of the National DNA Database (NDNAD) in each of the last five years. Each time a subject or crime stain profile is loaded onto the NDNAD it is searched against all the retained profiles. No record has been kept of the number of searches but thousands of these searches are made of the NDNAD every day.
|(i) Matches where a crime scene was linked with one or more subjects|
|(ii) Matches where a crime scene was linked to another crime scene|
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what quantity of illegal drugs was seized by the police in (a) 1997 and (b) the most recent year for which figures are available. 
Mr. Coaker: The latest available data on drug seizures is for 2004 and can be found in the Home Office Statistical Bulletin series "Seizures of Drugs, England and Wales 2004". The quantities seized by the police in England and Wales, for 1997 and 2004, for each drug are shown in the table attached.
The quantities of LSD and ecstasy-type drugs (including MDMA) seized have been listed in thousands of doses seized rather than as a weight. In 2004 the seized LSD quantity was published in number of doses; this answer gives seized LSD quantities in thousands of doses.
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 HM Revenue and Customs. 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.
|Table S3 Quantity of seizures of Class A, B and C drugs made by police( 1) by drug type and year, England and Wales, 1997 and 2004|
|Quantity( 2) of seizures|
|(1) Seizures from joint operations involving HM Revenue and Customs and the police are generally recorded against HM Revenue and Customs. (2) Drugs are seized in a variety of forms but where possible, for the purpose of this table, amounts have been converted to weights (kg), except for seizures of LSD and Ecstasy-type which are given in thousands of doses. Cannabis plants are given in thousands of plants. Seizures of unspecified quantities are not included. (3) Published as 6190 doses (4) From January 2004, Cannabis was reclassified from a class B to a class C drug. Notes: 1. MDMA prior to 1996. 2. Seizures from joint operations involving HM Revenue and Customs and the police are generally recorded against HM Revenue and Customs.|
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