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Maria Eagle: The Ministry of Justice funds the Poppy project to provide adult women trafficked into sexual exploitation with secure accommodation, one-to-one intensive crisis support, outreach support and a resettlement service. This year an additional £100,000 was invested to top-up the £2.4 million grant, to increase the capacity of the project during the national enforcement campaign Pentameter 2.
Victims who claim asylum are eligible for asylum support and may benefit from the Poppy project outreach service. Additionally some victims are accommodated though other local voluntary and community sector organisations or where eligible through local authorities.
The United Kingdom is signatory to the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, which sets out minimum obligations in relation to the protection and support of all identified victims of trafficking. The Government are committed to implementing these measures which will enhance existing support arrangements.
Mr. Don Foster:
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted under (i) section 172, (ii) section 172a and (iii) section 173 of the Licensing Act 1964 in each year
since 1997; and how many landlords have had their licences revoked due to breach of these provisions. 
Maria Eagle: The number of people proceeded against at magistrates court and found guilty at all courts under (i) section 172, (ii) section 172a and (iii) section 173 of the Licensing Act 1964 can be found in the following table.
|Number of people proceeded against at magistrates court and found guilty at all courts for offences under the Licensing Act 1964 sections 172, 172A, and 173, in England and Wales for the years 1997 to 2005( 1, 2, 3, 4,)|
|Statute||Offence description||Statute||Offence description||Statute||Offence description|
|Licensing (Occasional Permissions) Act 1983 Schedule (Sec 3) para 6. Licensing Act 1964 Sec 172||Holder of permission not to allow drunkenness etc. Permitting drunkenness or riotous conduct on the premises or selling liquor to a drunken person||Licensing Act 1964 Sec 172A as added by Criminal Justice & Police Act 2001 S.32||Relevant person working in licensed premises to permit drunkenness or violent behaviour etc||Licensing (Occasional Permissions) Act 1983 Schedule (Sec 3) para 7. Licensing Act 1964 Sec 173||Procuring drink for drunken person. Person in licensed premises procuring intoxicating liquor for a drunken person or aiding a drunken person to obtain drink|
|Proceeded against||Found guilty||Proceeded against||Found guilty||Proceeded against||Found guilty|
|(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) The Licensing Act 2003 repealed the Licensing (Occasional Permissions) Act 1983 Act when it came into effect.
(4) Staffordshire Police Force were only able to submit sample data for persons proceeded against and convicted in the magistrates courts for the year 2000. Although sufficient to estimate higher orders of data, these data are not robust enough at a detailed level and have been excluded from the table.
Court proceedings database held by RDSOCJR, Ministry of Justice
The prisoner survey, daily population and operational pressures, mean that Pentonville is failing to provide a decent regime for its prisoners. Therefore, Pentonville is assessed as operating at only Level 1 standard rating.
Mr. Bone: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice who is responsible for determining (a) the number and (b) location of polling stations for local government elections; and if he will make a statement. 
Bridget Prentice: It is for the local authority to designate the location of polling places within a parliamentary polling district. Polling places are the premises in which polling stations can be provided by returning officers. Within this framework, a returning officer will determine the number of polling stations needed for a parliamentary or local election.
Mr. Touhig: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average time was between a person charged with an offence being brought to court in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Gwent in the last 12 months. 
The following table provides further information on the average time taken between all stages of proceedings for defendants in completed criminal cases in magistrates courts where the proceedings were initiated by charge. Proceedings initiated by a summons are not included in any of the figures provided.
|Average time taken between stages of proceedings for defendants in completed criminal cases in magistrates courts where the proceedings were initiated by charge. Data are for 2006 and are presented for Gwent, Wales, England, and England and Wales|
|Charged cases only|
|Offence to charge||Charge to first listing in magistrates court||First listing to completion of case in magistrates court||Offence to completion in magistrates court|
|Average number of days||Margin of error (+/-days)||Average number of days||Margin of error (+/-days)||Average number of days||Margin of error (+/-days)||Average number of days||Margin of error (+/-days)||Sample size (number of defendants)|
1. The Time Intervals Survey (TIS) is a sample survey that produces estimates of the average time taken between stages of proceedings for defendants in completed criminal cases in magistrates courts.
2. Results are based on proceedings in one sample week in March, June, September and December for all charged cases (adults and youth/PYO defendants). Defendants who were summonsed to magistrates courts are not included in this analysis.
3. The margin of error is a measure of the precision of a result based on a sample survey. Timeliness in magistrates courts is measured using data from a sample of the total number of defendants. The sample provides one estimate of the average time taken and different samples would produce different average times. The true value is likely to fall within the range of the sample result +/- the margin of error.
4. Both adult and youth defendants included in the one week sample survey are included.
5. First listing refers to the first listed hearing of the case in the magistrates court.
6. More detailed results and notes from the Time Intervals Survey are published in a National Statistics Bulletin at http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/timeintervals.htm
Time Intervals Survey, Ministry of Justice.
Dr. Vis: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff were (a) disciplined and (b) dismissed for using restraint as a punishment against a juvenile in custody in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Mr. Hanson: According to centrally held records in the public sector Prison Service, there are no cases where staff have been disciplined or dismissed for using restraint as a punishment on a juvenile in custody. Information on staff at secure training centres and secure childrens homes is not collected centrally and it would not be possible to collect it without requesting a detailed search of staff records.
Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners who escaped or absconded from prison were foreign nationals in each of the last 10 years; and how many of these absconded from open prisons. 
Mr. Bone: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of (a) the likely prison population in each year until 2012 and (b) the number of places needed to accommodate it in each year. 
Mr. Hanson: The latest prison population projections were published on the 31 August 2007 covering the period to June 2014. They offer three estimates of low, medium and high demand assumptions for 2012 ranging from 87,200 to 96,400.
It is not possible to answer the question by giving the numbers of prisoners born outside the United Kingdom. However, at the end of June 2007 there were 11,097 foreign national prisoners in all
prison establishments in England and Wales, which is the last date for which foreign national prison numbers are available. The total prison population was 79,734 at that date.
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