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|Absconds remaining at large.|
|(1 )To end September.|
(2) Figures recorded for 2007-08 are provisional and subject to change.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many persons were convicted of false
passport or false identity document offences in each of the last two years; and of those how many and what percentage have been given custodial sentences. 
The data provided do not cover all prosecutions for possession or production of false identity documents as some defendants found guilty of these offences can be prosecuted under the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 or the Theft Acts 1968 and 1978. Data on prosecutions for these offences have not been provided as data on prosecutions brought under these Acts cannot separately identify whether false documents were involved in the crimes committed.
|Number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts, found guilty at all courts, sentenced and of those sentenced, the number sentenced to immediate custody for offences related to false passports and related documents, England and Wales 2005 and 2006( 1, 2, 3)|
|Offence description||Principal statute||Year||Proceeded against||Found guilty||Sentenced||Of which: Immediate custody|
Registration Card (making, using or attempting to use a false registration card; altering or attempting to use a registration card; making article designed to be used in making false registration card or altering card)
Having possession or any passport, certificate of entitlement, entry clearance, work permit or other document made under or for the purpose of the Immigration Act 1971 which is known or is reasonably believed to be false
|(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.
(3) The found guilty column can exceed the number proceeded against and the number sentenced can exceed both those proceeded against and found guilty when a proceeding took place in a different year to conviction or sentencing, or when a defendant is found guilty for a different offence to the one for which proceedings were originally brought.
Mr. Paul Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department has had discussions with Ofcom on the security implications of the radio broadcast of messages aimed at prisoners; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hanson: No. The granting of licences to radio stations, and the conditions of those licences, are matters for Ofcom, though official level contacts may be made in relation to specific broadcasts if concerns are raised.
Mr. Hanson: Between 29 June 2007 and 31 October 2007 11,100 prisoners have been released under End of Custody Licence (ECL). Of this total NOMS has identified six prisoners released who did not meet the eligibility criteria and were therefore released in error. A further two cases have been identified where the prisoners met the eligibility criteria but were released on ECL earlier than they should have been.
Five of the eight errors were reported in the ECL monthly reports published on the Ministry of Justice website. Three errors were confirmed after the ECL report was published on 30 November 2007. They will be included in the report to be published at the end of December.
Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when his Department will (a) resume work on the review of Prison Service Order 6300 and the arrangements governing Childcare Resettlement Licence and (b) consult organisations acting on behalf of prisoners on this policy; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hanson: A review of Prison Service Order 6300 Release on Temporary Licence began in the spring of 2007. An internal survey of womens prisons was conducted but further progress, including consultation with external stakeholders, has been halted due to other pressing priorities.
Work will commence again when resources permit and relevant stakeholders, including organisations acting on behalf of prisoners, will be consulted to ensure the review balances the needs of prisoners and their families as well as public confidence in the administration of justice.
|Distance||Women prisoners( 1)|
|(1 )As at 19 September 2007.|
|Certified normal accommodation||Operational capacity|
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