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|Police officer and staff average number of working hours( 1) lost per annum to sickness per person( 2)|
|(1) From 2004-05 onwards sickness data were recorded in hours rather than days.|
(2) Data published in the Home Office Police Performance Monitoring Reports and online.
Mr. Dunne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether undercover police cars are obliged to display a no-smoking sign following the introduction of the ban on smoking in public places. 
Dawn Primarolo: I have been asked to reply.
Like all vehicles used in the course of work by more than one person, police vehicles should display no-smoking signs as required under smokefree legislation, although there is no requirement for those signs to be visible from outside the vehicle.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what additions have been made to the list of proscribed organisations under the Terrorism Act 2000 since January 2006; what the reason was for each addition; and what further additions are planned. 
Six organisations have been added to the list of proscribed organisations since January 2006. They are: Al Ghurabaa, the Baluchistan Liberation Army, Saved Sect (or Saviour Sect), Teyre Azadiye Kurdistan, Tehrik Nefaz-e Shari'at Muhammadi, and Jammat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh. These additions were made because the organisations were considered to be concerned in terrorism. Section 3 of the
Terrorism Act 2000 sets out that an organisation is concerned in terrorism if it: (a) commits or participates in acts of terrorism, (b) prepares for terrorism, (c) promotes or encourages terrorism, or (d) is otherwise concerned in terrorism. Section 21 of the Terrorism Act 2006 extended the meaning of 'promotes or encourages terrorism' to include the unlawful glorification of terrorism. The sufficiency of the list of proscribed organisations is kept under review.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints of racial harassment were reported in each London borough in each of the last five years. 
Mr. McNulty: The available information relates to racially or religiously aggravated harassment offences recorded by the police and is given in the table.
|Racially or religiously aggravated harassment offences recorded by the Metropolitan Police Service2002-03 to 2006-07|
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