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Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prison establishments the Deputy Director General of HM Prison Service visited in each of the last 12 months; on which dates; to which prisons; which of these visits were (a) announced and (b) unannounced; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 4 June 2007, Official Report, column 267W, on public order offences, what data is available on the number of penalty notices for disorder issued in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007, broken down by (i) offence and (ii) police force area. 
Mr. Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 23 July 2007, Official Report, column 800W, on road traffic offences: prisoners release, which of the releases for motoring offences between (a) 29 June and 5 July and (b) 6 July and 31 July, were for the offences of (i) causing death by dangerous driving under section 1, (ii) dangerous driving under section 2 and (iii) causing death by careless driving while under the influence of drink or drugs under section 3a of the Road Traffic Act 1988. 
Mr. Hanson: Data on the number of End of Custody Licence releases for the three specific sections of the Road Traffic Act 1998 are not collated centrally because the recording of offence details on prison IT systems is not sufficiently detailed. Collecting this information reliably to answer the question at the detailed level requested would involve collecting and checking data manually and therefore incur disproportionate cost.
Mr. Gauke: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of convictions for robberies of personal property resulted in (a) custodial and (b) community sentences in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2006. 
|Number of defendants found guilty and sentenced for robbery with sentence breakdowns and percentages: England and Wales: 1997 and 2005( 1, 2)|
|Of those sentenced||1997||2005|
|(1) Data provided 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. Source:
Court proceedings databaseOffice for Criminal Justice ReformMinistry of Justice
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 10 May 2007, Official Report, column 441W, on sentencing, how many of the 173 offenders referred to maintain their innocence. 
Bridget Prentice: Information on prisoners who maintain their innocence is not held centrally by the Pre-Release Section (PRS) in the National Offender Management Service, nor is it recorded on the Prison Service Inmate Information System. The information could be collected only at disproportionate cost by examining the individual case records of the 173 prisoners concerned. As the information requested is not recorded routinely it is unlikely that an examination of individual case files either by PRS or staff at the various prisons concerned would produce reliable or accurate information.
Denial of guilt itself is no bar to indeterminate sentence prisoners progressing through their sentences, or to ultimate release on licence. Prisoners may maintain their innocence for a wide variety of reasons and that stance may often change during sentence. Guidance on the management of life sentence prisoners who deny their guilt is contained in PSO 4700.
|Number of persons found guilty at all courts for sexual offences against children in England and Wales for the years 1995 to 2005( 1, 2, 3, 4)|
|(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. (3) 128 offences have been used In this table and include sections of the following statutes: Sexual Offences Act 2003, Sexual Offences Act 1956, Sexual Offences Act 1956 as amended by Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, Sexual Offences Act 1956 as amended by Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2000, Sexual Offences Act 1956 as amended by the Sexual Offences Act 1967. (4) Some offences have been omitted as the vast majority of data will be against adults, and a minority will be against children. Source: Court proceedings databaseOffice for Criminal Justice ReformMinistry of Justice.|
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what records the Land Registry plans to collate on the number of house sale transactions that will receive the zero rate of stamp duty on zero carbon homes. 
Bridget Prentice: Her Majesty's Land Registry does not collate data relating to stamp duty land tax including number of new zero carbon homes that will qualify for a stamp duty land tax relief, because this data will be collated by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs who are responsible for administering stamp duty land tax.
Mr. Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the costs of (a) setting up and (b) operating a supreme court; and what estimate he has made of the cost of continuing the appellate function of the House of Lords. 
Maria Eagle: As announced on 14 June 2007 the estimated running costs of the UK supreme court is £12.3 million per annum at 2010-11 prices. The annual running cost includes a rental figure of £2.1 million per annum, increasing at a rate of 2.5 per cent. per annum. The rental figure covers the cost of the renovation and will be paid to Kier Group over a 30-year period.
There are additional set up costs of £5.9 million for the Ministry of Justice programme team over the five years of the implementation programme and £14.3 million for items such as Ministry of Justice professional adviser fees and the non-capital element of the fit-out costs including loose furniture, IT and library books.
As previously announced the running costs of the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords were estimated at £3.2 million per annum at 2004 prices. This figure excludes building and services costs as it is not possible to extract these specific sums from the overall running costs of the House of Lords.
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many (a) alcohol-related and (b) drug-related deaths there were in London in each of the last five years. I am replying in her absence. (154810)
The attached table provides the number of deaths in each year in the London government office region with (a) an alcohol-related underlying cause, from 2001 to 2006, and (b) a drug-related poisoning underlying cause, from 2001 to 2005 (the latest year available in each case).
|Table 1: Number of deaths with an alcohol-related( 1) or drug-related poisoning( 2) underlying cause, London Government office region( 3) , 2001 to 2006( 4)|
|(1) Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10). The specific causes of death categorised as alcohol-related, and their corresponding ICD-10 codes, are shown in Box 1 as follows.|
(2) Figures on drag-related deaths relate to the number of deaths from poisoning with any drug or medicine (whether accidental or intentional) or certified as due to drug abuse or dependence. They do not include deaths which may be indirectly related to drug use, such as blood-borne viral infections or transport accidents. The causes of death categorised as drug-related were identified using the ICD-10 codes Fl 1-F16, F18-F19, X40-X44, X60-X64, X85 and Y10-Y14.
(3) Based on boundaries as of 2007.
(4) Figures are for deaths to residents of London GOR, registered in each calendar year.
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