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Mr. Malins: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many full or part-time probation officers there were in the Greater London area in each of the last five years; 
(2) how many full or part-time probation officers in the Greater London area left the service in each of the last five years. 
Maria Eagle: Information is not available for the full period requested. Data collected prior to April 2003 were collated by a different source which did not break down the requested data by probation area and are not directly comparable with the more accurate figures collected since that time. Information on leavers was also unavailable for Quarter 1, 2003-04.
The figures presented in the following tables show full-time equivalent (FTE) figures as at 31 December for each year and July 2003 respectively and relate to London Probation Region in its entirety. London Region was formed in 2001 following the merger of Inner London and Greater London Probation Areas.
|Staff in Post in London Region, 2003-06|
|Job g roup||2003||2004||2005||2006|
|Leavers in London Region, 2003-06|
|Job g roup||2003 (Quarters 2-4)||2004||2005||2006|
Mr. Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were prosecuted for selling alcohol to minors in West Chelmsford constituency in each of the last five years. 
The number of persons prosecuted for selling alcohol to minors in Essex from 2001 to 2005 is
shown in the following table. My Department are unable to provide data for the West Chelmsford constituency, as the data are not held at the required level of detail.
In addition, the offence of sale of alcohol to a person under 18 can attract a penalty notice for disorder (PND) of £80. The offence was added to the scheme on 1 November 2004. Data on the number of PNDs issued in Essex in 2004 and 2005 for the offence are provided in the table. Figures for 2006 will be available shortly.
|Number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and the number of penalty notices for disorder issued for offences related to the illegal sale of alcohol to persons aged under 18 in Essex, 2001 to 2005( 1, 2, 3, 4)|
|n/a = Not applicable. (The offence was added to the Penalty Notices for Disorder scheme on 1 November 2004).|
(1) Prosecutions data are provided on the principal offence basis. PND data are a count on PND tickets issued.
(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 police forces and courts. 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) Covers offences under the following statutes. The Licensing Act 1964 S.169 A & B as added by Licensing (Young Persons) Act 2000 S.1, the Licensing Act 1964 S.181 A(1) as added by Licensing Act 1988 S.17 and the Licensing Act 2003 S.146 and 147, which came into effect from 24 November 2005, so data prior to 2005 is not available.
(4) PND data covers the offence of sale of alcohol to persons under 18 under the Licensing act 2003 S.126.
RDS, court proceedings database, Office for Criminal Justice Reform, Ministry of Justice.
Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many successful prosecutions there were for firework-related offences in (a) 2003, (b) 2004, (c) 2005 and (d) 2006. 
Maria Eagle: Data showing the number of defendants found guilty of firework-related offences in England and Wales from 2003 to 2005 are in table A.
In addition, under the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001, Penalty Notices for Disorder (PND) can be issued for a number of offences: throwing fireworks in a thoroughfare under the Explosives Act 1875 and breach of the fireworks curfew, possession of category 4 fireworks, and possession by a person under 18 of an adult firework under the Fireworks Act 2003. The offences attract a fixed penalty of 80. Data on the number of PNDs issued for these offences in England and Wales in 2004 and 2005 are provided in table B. Data for 2006 will be available shortly.
|Table A: Number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for selected offences related to fireworks, England and Wales, 2003-05( 1,)( )( 2)|
|Offence description||Principal statute||2003||2004||2005|
Control of gunpowder, safety fuses and other explosives. Manufacture and keeping of gunpowder and other explosives a). Summary only. Offences in relation to explosives, firearms, etc. Restriction relating to the manufacturing of fireworks.
Emergency Laws (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1953 S.3 orders made under. Explosives Act 1875 (except S80 and orders in council and rules thereunder). Explosives Act 1923 and order in council and rules thereunder. Fireworks Act 1951.
Throwing, casting or firing any fireworks in or into any highway, street, etc. public place.
Knowingly or recklessly making a statement which is false in a material particular when a requirement to give information is imposed by or under fireworks regulations.
Contravening a prohibition imposed by fireworks regulations.
Failure to comply with a requirement imposed in or under fireworks regulations to give or not give information.
|(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 police. 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.
RDSOffice for Criminal Justice ReformMinistry of Justice
|Table B: Number of penalty notices for disorder issued for fireworks offences in England and Wales, 2004 and 2005( 1,)( )( 2)|
|(1) 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. 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.|
(2) These offences became part of the Penalty Notice for Disorder scheme on 1 November 2004, data for 2003 are therefore not available.
RDSOffice for Criminal Justice ReformMinistry of Justice
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 14 November 2007, Official Report, column 298W, on victims' surcharge, which organisations and schemes have received funding from the proceeds of the victims' surcharge. 
Maria Eagle: For this introductory year of its operation the Department has included the receipts from the victims surcharge, as an appropriation in aid, in its estimates for 2007-08. Under spending plans, parliamentary approved expenditure will be committed to the Crown Prosecution Service to support 165 witness service schemes under the No Witness No Justice initiative, to Victim Support for enhanced services to victims of crime, and for grants to organisations and schemes in the following list.
Organisations and schemes to be supported
Victims' Fund Grants (helping victims of sexual crime)
Bradford Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Survivors Service
Colchester Rape Crisis Line
Coventry Rape Crisis
Derbyshire Rape Crisis
Doncaster Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre
Grimsby and Scunthorpe Rape Crisis
Manchester Rape Crisis
Northamptonshire Rape and Incest Crisis
Nottingham Rape Crisis
Plymouth Rape and Sexual Abuse Line
Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (North Wales)
Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Service (Winchester)
Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre Cheshire and Merseyside
Redcar and Cleveland Women's Aid
Sexual Abuse and Incest Line (SAIL)
Sexual and Domestic Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre
Sheffield Women's Counselling and Therapy Service
South Essex Rape and Crisis Centre
Southampton Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre
The Rape and Sexual Abuse Violence Project (Birmingham)
Walsall Street Teams (The Jigsaw Project)
WomanKind (Bristol Women's Therapy Centre)
Women's Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre Cornwall
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