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|Table 3: recorded offences of theft of a pedal cycle 2002-03 to 2006-07|
|(1) includes the City of London police and the Metropolitan police service.|
The data in this table take account of the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in April 2002. These figures are not directly comparable with those for earlier years.
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police cautions and (b) fines were issued to (i) confectioners and tobacconists and (ii) other retailers selling tobacco products to those aged under 16 years in each year since 1997; what the average fine levied was in each year; and how many such offences were recorded in each year. 
Information on the number of recorded offences of retailers selling tobacco products to those aged under 16 years is not collected centrally.
This is a summary offence and is not included in the police recorded crime statistics.
Statistics on the number of police cautions issued, the number of fines imposed and the average fines have been provided by the Ministry of Justice and are given in the table for 1997 to 2005. No information is collected centrally to distinguish between confectionists, tobacconists and other retailers. Data for 2006 are due for publication in late November.
|Offenders( 1) cautioned and fined for selling tobacco etc. to persons under 16( 2)|
|Number of police cautions issued||Number of fines imposed||Average fine amount (£)|
|(1) These data are on a principal offence basis.|
(2) Children and Young Persons Act 1933 section 7 as amended by the Children and Young Persons (Protection from Tobacco) Act 1991 section 1.
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.
RDS-NOMS, Ministry of Justice.
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