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cease all its lethal scientific research on whales, and assure the immediate return of the vessels which are implementing JARPA II (the Japanese scientific Research Programme in the Antarctic).
Mr. Laws: To ask the Leader of the House what estimate she has made of the required rate of employer contribution to the pension scheme of hon. Members using the FRS 17 accounting standard to assess the costs of that scheme; and if she will make a statement. 
Helen Goodman: None. The Resource Accounts and actuarial valuation use different measures of the cost to the Exchequer of providing benefits under the PCPF because they are used for different purposes and use different assumptions about investment returns.
The FRS 17 is an accounting standard used in reporting the liabilities and assets of the PCPF in the House of Commons Members Resource Accounts (HC 832). The Resource Accounts use the return on corporate bonds for the valuation of accrued liabilities and current service costs. The standard is a financial reporting standard and is not the appropriate tool for setting the level of employer contribution for the PCPF.
The assessment of the required rate of employer contribution for the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund is made by the Government Actuarys Department every three years using a standard methodology which includes an assessment of the expected rate of return of the Funds assets. This approach is widely used in the private and public sectors. The last actuarial review in 2005 assessed the underlying rate of employer contribution at 18.1 per cent. of Members salaries with a further 8.7 per cent. required to make good the current deficit. The next actuarial review was agreed by the Trustees at their last meeting and any revision to the current employer contribution rate will come into effect from 2009.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) cautions and (b) fines have been issued for (i) vandalism, (ii) graffiti, (iii) litter and (iv) antisocial behaviour in each district and unitary council area in Hampshire in each of the last eight quarters for which records are available. 
Information covering cautions and penalty notices for disorder (PNDs) issued for selected offences related to antisocial behaviour (including littering) in Hampshire police force area covering the years 2005 and 2006 are provided in tables 1 and 2. Antisocial behaviour is not a specific offence, but is
defined as a person acting in an antisocial manner that caused or is likely to cause harassment alarm or distress.
Data on cautions and PNDs for criminal damage are also provided in these tables. This offence class includes but cannot separately identify offences of (a) vandalism and (b) graffiti. Data broken down by each district and unitary council area in Hampshire are not held by my Department.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) collects data on the number of fixed penalty notices issued for graffiti and littering broken down by local authority area. These data are provided in table 3.
|Table 1: Number antisocial behaviour offences for which a caution was issued in the Hampshire police force area, by quarter, 2005 and 2006( 1,2)|
|Offence description||Principal statute||Qtr1||Qtr2||Qtr3||Qtr4||Qtr1||Qtr2||Qtr3||Qtr4|
Holder of occasional permission or his agent knowingly selling to, knowingly allow consumption by or allowing any person to sell, intoxicating liquor to a person under 18. Selling etc. intoxicating liquor to person under 18 for consumption on the premises.
|(1) Data provided 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 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.
(3) Includes offences of vandalism and graffiti but is not exclusive to those offences.
Court proceedings databaseOffice for Criminal Justice ReformMinistry of Justice
|Table 2. Number of penalty notices for disorder issued in Hampshire police force area, by offence and quarter, 2005 and 2006( 1)|
|(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) includes offences of vandalism and graffiti but is not exclusive to those offences.
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