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|Number of PNDs issued to offenders aged 16 and 17 for being drunk and disorderly, by police force area, England and Wales 2004 to 2006( 1)|
|Police force area||2004||2005||2006|
|(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 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) Not applicable. The British Transport police began issuing PNDs in 2006.
The Government are committed to reducing excessive alcohol consumption among young people. In June of this year, the Home Office, Department of Health and Department for Children, Schools and Families jointly launched Safe. Sensible. Social. The next steps in the National Alcohol Strategy, which builds on lessons learned and progress made since the Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy for England (published in March 2004). The renewed strategy outlines the Government's long-term commitment to tackling alcohol-related harms among young people through a combination of robust enforcement of the law, information and
awareness-raising through communications campaigns to help them make informed decisions about alcohol, and treatment for those that need it.
We have recently carried out a Tackling Under Age Sales of Alcohol campaign, which saw overall failure rates failing to 14 per cent. and have just begun a Responsible Alcohol sales campaign. The Department's recent Confiscation of Alcohol campaign to support the commencement of new powers and the use of existing powers in relation to the confiscation of alcohol resulted in large volumes of alcohol being seized from young people drinking in public places. In addition, we launched Alcohol Arrest Referral pilots in Cheshire, Ealing, Manchester and Liverpool in October that aim to reduce re-offending by individuals who have been arrested for alcohol-related offences.
We see information and awareness-raising as key to reducing excessive alcohol consumption by young people. The Know Your Limits binge drinking campaign has been successful in raising awareness of the dangers of binge drinking. We will, in the new year, launch the next phase of the Government's alcohol communications campaign, which will seek to raise awareness of units and target the tolerance of drunkenness.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will list the Ministers in her Department who have had responsibility for animal experiments since 1 May 1997, giving the start and end date of their tenure in each case. 
|Approximate date of appointment as Minister responsible for the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986|
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how often overseas centres, approved to supply non-human primates to human laboratories in the UK, are revisited by her Department's inspectors. 
The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 and the standard conditions placed on project licences allow for the sourcing of laboratory animals
(listed in Schedule 2 to the Act) from abroad only if authorised and if no suitable animals are available in the United Kingdom.
Visits by the animals inspectorate are risk based, depending on the need to monitor standards of husbandry and care or the progress of improvements. When appropriate, they are timed to coincide with applications for acceptance or continued acceptance of an overseas centre. The Inspectorate will usually consider a visit necessary before giving advice on the continuing acceptability of a centre, and may regard a visit as appropriate if concerns about an accepted centre are raised.
On this basis, an overseas centre approved to supply non-human primates to designated establishments will be visited about every two to four years, depending on the findings from the previous visit, the need to reassess on site and whether animals are being supplied from the site. Between visits, interim assessments are made from information provided by other visitors and responses to specific questions on current care and accommodation
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 26 November 2007, Official Report, columns 177-78W, on anti-terrorism control orders, how many individuals subjected to control orders have been deemed ineligible for employment or other benefits due to the terms of their control order; how much funding these individuals have received in subsistence payments; over what time period; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. McNulty: Since the commencement of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005, the Home Office is aware that one individual was assessed as being ineligible for employment related benefits, for a short period, as a result of the terms of the control order. The individual concerned received alternative subsistence payments totalling £240 over an eight-week period in 2006.
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