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These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.
Mr. Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what percentage of arrests in (a) England, (b) London and (c) each London borough led to criminal conviction in each year since 1997. 
Maria Eagle: My Department collects aggregated data on number of arrests for recorded crime (notifiable offences) separately from record level data on all criminal convictions. This means that centrally we are unable to tell which arrests have led to a conviction.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) when the Privy Council last consulted his Department or its predecessor on legislative matters submitted for promulgation from (a) the Isle of Man and (b) Guernsey; 
Mr. Wills: The Ministry of Justice is consulted on all legislative matters for Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man submitted for ratification to the Privy Council. The last occasion that Orders were approved for Jersey and Guernsey were at the Privy Council meeting on 14 November 2007; and for the Isle of Man at the meeting on the 4 April 2007.
Mr. Wills: The Government may, via the Privy Council, advise Her Majesty to refuse Royal Assent to legislation submitted by the government of the Channel Islands if that legislation would put the United Kingdom in breach of its international obligations; or infringe against principles of good government; or adversely affect the UK's responsibility for the defence of the Islands; or otherwise be contrary to fundamental constitutional principles.
Mr. Wills: The Government may, via the Privy Council, advise Her Majesty to refuse Royal Assent to legislation submitted by the government of the Isle of Man if that legislation would put the United Kingdom in breach of its international obligations; or infringe against principles of good government; or adversely affect the UK's responsibility for the defence of the Island; or otherwise be contrary to fundamental constitutional principles.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many pieces of Crown dependency legislation are awaiting ratification; and what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the arrangements for (a) scrutiny and (b) promulgation of such legislation. 
Mr. Wills: There are currently 47 pieces of Crown dependency legislation awaiting ratification. The Secretary of State for Justice is content that the existing arrangements for the scrutiny and promulgation of Crown dependencies legislation provides for Her Majesty's Government to give effect to their constitutional responsibilities towards the Islands.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to conduct reviews of the process by which legislation from the Crown dependencies is processed; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Wills: The process by which legislation from the Crown dependencies is processed by the Ministry of Justice is kept under constant review to take into account the needs of both the Crown dependencies and the UK.
States of Jersey (Amendment No. 3) Law 200-
High Hedges (Jersey) Law 200-
Public Elections (Amendment No. 2) (Jersey) Law 200-
Financial Services (Amendment No. 3) (Jersey) Law 200-
Air Transport Permits (Repeal) (Jersey) Law 200-
States of Jersey (Amendment No. 4) Law 200-
Criminal Justice (Community Service Orders) (Amendment) (Jersey) Law 200-
Police (Complaints and Discipline) (Amendment) (Jersey) Law 200-
Price and Charge Indicators (Jersey) Law 200-
Collective Investment Funds (Amendment No. 4) (Jersey) Law 200-
Banking Business (Amendment No. 6) (Jersey) Law 200-
Insurance Business (Amendment No. 6) (Jersey) Law 200-
Financial Services (Amendment No. 4) (Jersey) Law 200-
Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) (Amendment) (Jersey) Law 200-
Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) (Jersey) Law 200-
Drug Trafficking (Offences) (Amendment) (Jersey) Law 200-
Terrorism (Amendment No. 2) (Jersey) Law 200-
Mr. Wills: The Ministry of Justice is currently processing the appointment of the new Solicitor-General of Jersey. There are no other new Crown appointments scheduled for the immediate future. The timing of the appointment of the majority of Crown officers in the Crown dependencies is determined by when their Warrants or Letters Patent expire, or by their retirement from office.
Mr. Wills: My Department undertakes a range of consultation activities, which are open to the public and which include formal written public consultations, as well as other forms of engagement such as focus groups, public meetings and online discussion sessions. Our formal written consultation papers are conducted in accordance with the Governments consultation code. Details of current consultations can be found at the Ministry of Justice website www.justice.gov.uk.
My Ministry also conducts other forms of consultation where the intended audience is more limited. For example, this might include consulting interested groups of stakeholders on particular, discrete, specialised or technical topics, perhaps as an early part of policy development. Such consultation may be less accessible or open to the public and we do not keep a central record of this type of consultation or engagement.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of inquiries received by his Department from the public were responded to within (a) one week, (b) 14 days, (c) 28 days, (d) two months and (e) three months in the last period for which figures are available; and in what percentage of cases it took (i) over three months and (ii) over one year to respond. 
Maria Eagle: My Department has a target to respond to letters from the public within 15 working days. From 1 January to 31 October 2007, 6,536 separate pieces of correspondence (including e-mails) were answered with the target met in 91 per cent. of cases.
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Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many civil servants in his Department and its predecessors (a) transferred to other Government departments and (b) left the Civil Service in each of the last five years. 
Statistics on civil servants transferring between Departments from the former Department of Constitutional Affairs are not published and therefore not available in the response from the National Statistician; however, an update on centrally held figures shows that a total of 107 staff transferred or moved on loan to other Government Departments for the year to September 2006.
Figures for staff who left the civil service in each of the last five years can be found as part of the Annual Civil Service Statistics publication in the separate response from the National Statistician to this question.
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