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Where a member of the police service is alleged to have committed an offence that could attract a prison sentence of seven years or more;
Where a member of the police service is alleged to have committed a criminal offence / behaviour aggravated by discrimination;
Discretionary referrals, outside of the categories above, can also be made to the IPCC if it is desirable to do so in the public interest. Discretionary referral of conduct matters to the IPCC may be done only with the authority of a DPS officer of the rank of Detective Superintendent or above. The IPCC, which has
guardianship of the police complaints system, also has the power to call in an investigation where circumstances justify their involvement.
Bilan and Hussein Mohamud made a number of complaints to the Metropolitan police in December 2005, which were investigated by the DPS; the outcome of that investigation was that all matters were found to be un-substantiated. This was conveyed to the solicitors for Mr. and Mrs. Mohamud in January 2007.
Jim Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people entered National Asylum Support Service and Border and Immigration Agency-supported accommodation in the City of Newcastle upon Tyne in each quarter of (a) 2005, (b) 2006 and (c) 2007; and how many left such accommodation on resolution of their cases in each of those periods. 
Mr. Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford, (b) the London borough of Bexley and (c) Greater London received support from the National Asylum Support Service in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Byrne: The following table shows the number of asylum seekers recorded as receiving asylum support in Bexleyheath and Crayford, the London borough of Bexley and Greater London as at the end of each year for the last five years.
The numbers of asylum seekers in receipt of support, broken down by Government office region and local authority, are published on a quarterly and annual basis. Copies of these publications are available on the Home Office research, development and statistics website at:
|As at end of December( 1)||2002||2003||2004||2005||2006|
|n/a = not available|
(1) Figures are rounded to the nearest five.
(2) Asylum seekers do not necessarily reside in the area where they are recorded as receiving subsistence support.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons were arrested in each of the last 18 months in relation to false passport offences attempting to (a) enter and (b) exit the United Kingdom. 
Mr. Byrne: During the period 1 April 2006 until 30 October 2007, a total of 1,949 persons were arrested by the Border Control Criminal Investigation Teams for a range of offences. Within the same period, 930 persons were convicted or cautioned in relation to false passport or identity offences.
It is not possible to differentiate between those entering and exiting the country, as records are maintained only of the offences dealt with. Note also that these figures include persons detected by these criminal investigation teams at other stages, such as making applications to the Home Office.
A monthly breakdown of figures is not available from April 2006 to March 2007, however during this period, a total of 1,321 persons were arrested with 611 persons convicted or cautioned in relation to false passport or identity offences.
It should be noted that the figures provided relate only to prosecutions undertaken by the Border and Immigration Agency Border Control Criminal Investigation Teams. The data provided is based on locally collated management information, which may be subject to change and does not represent published national statistics.
|2007||Section 3, Forgery and Counterfeiting Act||Section 25, Identity Cards Act|
2002: 166,358 combined total including Stolen and Other;
2003:184, 301 combined total including Stolen and Other;
2004: 275,040; Lost 212,745
2005: 286,988; Lost 230,011
2006: 290,996; Lost 237,879
2007: 270,266; Lost 224,873.
Mr. Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the average amount of time police officers in the Essex central area spent on street patrols in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Mr. McNulty: 64.8 per cent. of police officer time in Essex was spent on front-line policing in 2006-07. The existing definition of time spent on patrol excludes other front-line activity. Time spent on patrol refers only to time when an officer is patrolling but engaged in no other duty. Any activity (such as advice to a member of the public or responding to antisocial behaviour) carried out while on patrol is recorded separately. This figure therefore provides a more rounded picture of front-line activity by police officers.
Mr. Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time was spent on patrol by police officers in (a) England, (b) London and (c) each London borough in each year since 1997; and what proportion of police officers' working hours those figures represent in each case. 
Mr. McNulty: Information on time spent on patrol by police officers has been collected only since 2003-04 and is set out in the following table, for England and for the Metropolitan Police. The Home Office does not collect data for individual boroughs.
The front-line policing measure provides a fuller picture of police officer activity because it assesses time spent by police officers on core policing duties such as patrol, responding to 999 calls, as well as activities of CID and specialist officers.
|Percentage patrol||Percentage FLP|
|England||Metropolitan Police||England||Metropolitan Police|
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of time on average (a) all police officers and (b) patrol officers spent on (i) incident-related paperwork, (ii) non-incident-related paperwork, (iii) all paperwork and (iv) patrol in each year since 2001. 
Mr. McNulty: Information on time spent on patrol and paperwork by police officers has only been collected since 2003-04 and information for England and Wales is set out in the following tables. Table A contains data for all officers and table B for patrol officers.
Time spent on patrol refers only to time when an officer is patrolling but engaged in no other duty. It is therefore inappropriate to look at this element in isolation from other activities. The front-line policing measure provides a fuller picture of police officer activity because it assesses time spent by police officers on core policing duties such as patrol, responding to 999 calls, as well as activities of CID and specialist officers.
|Table A: All officers|
|Year( 1)||Time spent on incident- related paperwork||Time spent on non incident- related paperwork||Total time spent on paperwork||Time spent on patro l( 2)||Frontline policing measure( 3)|
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