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|Number of males and females proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts, for offences under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Ac 2000, in England and Wales, 2000 to 2006( 1,2,3)|
|Offence||Proceeded against||Found guilty||Proceeded against||Found guilty||Proceeded against||Found guilty|
|(1) There were no prosecutions or convictions under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 between 2000 and 2003. Police force areas with no prosecutions or convictions are not shown in the table. Similarly, where no females have been prosecuted or convicted in certain areas, no female row is shown.|
(2 )These data are on the principal offence basis.
(3) 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 courts and 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.
(4) The following sections of the Act are triable either way offences:
43(7) Failing to deliver report of auditor removal/resignation
44(4) Making false statement to auditor
54(5) Fail to provide information about donation/donor to party
54(6) Agent failing to provide information to party about donor
56(3) and Sch.20 Registered party fail to return impermissible donation
56(3) and Sch.20 Treasurer fail to return impermissible donation
56(3) and Sch.20 Treasurer fail to return donation by unidentifiable donor
61(1) and Sch.20 Enter arrangement facilitating impermissible donation
61(1) and Sch.20 Act in furtherance of an arrangement facilitating impermissible donation
61(2)(a) and Sch.20 Give treasurer false information about donation
61(2)(b) and Sch.20 Withhold from treasurer false information about donation
65(4) and Sch.20 Fail to comply with donation reports requirements
66(5) and Sch.20 False declaration in donation report
68(5)(a) and Sch.20 Individual donor fail to report multiple small donations
68(5)(a) and Sch.20 Non-individual donor fail to report multiple small donations
68(5)(b) and Sch.20 Deliver out of time/complete report declaring multiple donations
68(5)(c) and Sch.20 Failure to declare multiple small donations
73(85) and Sch.20 Make false declaration of campaign expenditure
(5) The following sections of the Act are summary offences.
24(8) Political party treasurer convicted of offences
39 Making false statement to electoral commission
47(1)(a) Fail to deliver proper statement of accounts
47(1)(b) Fail to deliver statement of accounts before end of relevant period
65(3) and Sch.20 Treasurer fail to deliver donation report within 30 days
65(3) and Sch.20 Treasurer fail to deliver donation report within 7 days
(6) It is not possible to provide separate data for a particular section of the Actfor example section 61
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is co-ordinating with other Departments to address the needs of offenders with learning difficulties and disabilities; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hanson: The Care Services Improvement Partnership (CSIP), part of the Department of Health, produced the document Positive Practice, Positive Outcomes; A handbook for Professionals in the Criminal Justice System working with offenders with learning disabilities (CSIP, 2007). This set out the support that must be provided by the police, the courts, in prisons and on probation and was developed in collaboration with relevant Government agencies.
The Ministry of Justice is working alongside the Department of Health and the Department for Children, Schools and Families, to ensure that the needs of young offenders are taken into account in the review of speech, language and communication needs which is being led by the hon. Member for Buckingham (John Bercow).
The Learning and Skills Council, an NDPB associated with the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills and the Department for Children, Schools and Families, co-commissions alongside NOMS education and skills provision in prisons and probation. This provision is delivered through contracts with education providers, which deliver such provision against requirements laid out in a key documentthe Offender's Learning Journeywhich includes particular requirements on meeting the needs of those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.
Mr. Hanson: The information requested is not held centrally. Speech and language therapy is commissioned by national health service primary care trusts (PCTs) in line with other health services for their communities, including those in prison or on probation, on the basis of comprehensive assessment of local need. Prisoners and young offenders all receive health screening on reception into prison as well as a general learning needs assessment.
The PCT commissioning model is bringing about results. For example, at Her Majestys Young Offender Institution Hindley, following the local needs assessment process, Bolton, Salford and Trafford Mental Health Trust are now providing two speech and language therapy sessions every week.
Five Boroughs Partnership NHS Trust has a specialist team which provides speech and language therapy, and art and music therapies, alongside more traditional interventions for mental health and psychological needs. This service is provided for two secure childrens homes, two charitable institutions, and two independent providers.
For young offenders, the Department of Health will be extending the range of child and adolescent mental health services in the secure estate for children and young people. These additional services include speech and language therapy. To this end, £1.5 million new funding for new services has been invested by the Department of Health in 2007-08.
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