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Tourism: North East Region

Mr. Kemp: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the average expenditure per head by overseas tourists visiting the north-east in the last five years for which figures are available. [181547]

Margaret Hodge: The following table shows the average expenditure per visit by overseas residents visiting the north-east in the last five years for which data are available.


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North-east
Average expenditure( 1) per visit by overseas residents (£)

2002

320

2003

421

2004

359

2005

348

2006

390

(1) Expenditure excludes fares for travel to and from the UK.
Source:
International Passenger Survey (ONS)

Northern Ireland

Crime

Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of each category of crime was cleared up by the Police Service of Northern Ireland in each of the last five years. [180630]

Paul Goggins: The following table sets out the percentage rate of each category of crime which was cleared by the Police Service of Northern Ireland in each of the last five years. The Northern Ireland Policing Board is committed to working with the PSNI to improve clearance rates—the 2007-08 Policing Plan contains a target of increasing the sanction clearance rate by three percentage points.

Percentage cleared( 1)
2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07

Offences against the person

51.4

57.0

53.1

56.6

34.4

Sexual offences

46.6

50.8

46.0

43.3

25.6

Burglary

13.4

14.4

16.7

15.5

18.6

Robbery

9.9

12.2

14.8

12.6

12.5

Theft

14.0

15.9

17.4

20.0

19.6

Fraud and forgery

28.4

32.4

36.0

34.3

31.4

Criminal damage

13.0

15.2

14.4

15.2

11.6

Offences against the state

33.4

41.6

45.9

50.3

54.6

Other notifiable offences

67.4

71.0

72.8

74.6

82.7

(1 ) Clearances In April 2006 PSNI adopted a higher evidential standard in respect of non sanction clearances (those where no further action is taken by the police, mainly due to the victim not wanting formal action taken by the police or due to no prosecution being directed). This change was introduced in order to bring these clearance types more closely into line with police services in England and Wales where they have been applying the Crown Prosecution Service evidential test since 2002. In Northern Ireland the equivalent standard became relevant to PSNI clearances only with the establishment of the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) in June 2005. While this has had the effect of reducing the overall clearance rate, sanction clearances (those where a formal sanction is taken against an offender by means of charge, summons, and caution or where the offence is taken into consideration at court) remain unaffected. Source: Central Statistics Unit, PSNI.

Departmental ICT

Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the (a) start date, (b) original planned completion date, (c) current expected completion date, (d) planned cost and (e) current estimated cost is for each information technology project being undertaken by his Department and its agencies; and if he will make a statement. [180574]

Paul Goggins: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 5 December 2006, Official Report, columns 306-07W.

There are a large number of information technology projects across the Northern Ireland Office. The majority of these are relatively small and are developed in-house with minimum cost. To compile information to support all projects would be at disproportionate cost therefore the information within the following table relates only to current IT projects which cost in excess of £l million.

Causeway PRISM Access NI

Start date

August 2003

March 2002

June 2006

Original planned completion date

December 2006

December 2005

March 2007

Expected completion date

December 2009

March 2008(1)

March 2008

Originally planned costs (£ million)

45

5.12

l.84

Estimated planned costs (£ million)

61

5.97

l.3

(1) Implementation commenced in the first prison establishment on September 2005. Implementation is planned to be completed in all prison establishments by March 2008.

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Departmental Telephone Services

Rob Marris: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many 0845 or similar cost telephone numbers are used by his Department for public access to services. [179373]

Mr. Woodward: There are no 0845 or similar cost telephone numbers used by the Northern Ireland Office.


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Police Service of Northern Ireland: Expenditure

Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of the Police Service of Northern Ireland budget in each district command unit was allocated to the prevention and investigation of crime in each of the last five years. [180863]

Paul Goggins: The following table sets out the percentage, where available, of the PSNI budget in each district command unit which was allocated to prevention and investigation of crime. The information requested is available for 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07.


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District DCU Domain 2 2006-07 2005-06 2004-05

Urban

A District

North Belfast

Investigating Crime

53.0

35.2

40.8

Reducing Crime

3.7

2.9

2.2

Promoting Public Safety

16.9

31.5

27.0

Providing Assistance

26.3

30.3

29.9

West Belfast

Investigating Crime

51.4

40.4

43.2

Reducing Crime

0.9

1.9

2.2

Promoting Public Safety

17.4

30.4

26.2

Providing Assistance

30.3

27.3

28.4

B District

East Belfast

Investigating Crime

50.1

37.9

45.3

Reducing Crime

3.6

2.8

2.3

Promoting Public Safety

20.5

34.1

28.6

Providing Assistance

25.8

25.2

23.8

South Belfast

Investigating Crime

52.6

44.0

51.6

Reducing Crime

2.2

2.0

1.6

Promoting Public Safety

21.4

29.0

21.6

Providing Assistance

23.8

25.0

25.2

C District

Ards

Investigating Crime

47.6

38.8

42.5

Reducing Crime

5.3

3.3

2.4

Promoting Public Safety

21.8

30.6

27.4

Providing Assistance

25.3

27.3

27.7

Castlereagh

Investigating Crime

45.4

35.8

37.3

Reducing Crime

2.5

2.1

2.0

Promoting Public Safety

23.3

35.0

31.7

Providing Assistance

28.8

27.1

29.0

Down

Investigating Crime

49.9

35.5

41.5

Reducing Crime

2.3

2.3

2.3

Promoting Public Safety

21.9

32.2

25.3

Providing Assistance

26.0

29.9

30.9

North Down

Investigating Crime

49.8

42.3

45.5

Reducing Crime

2.0

2.0

2.3

Promoting Public Safety

19.2

29.6

24.9

Providing Assistance

28.9

26.1

27.4

D District

Antrim

Investigating Crime

51.9

39.1

49.4

Reducing Crime

3.1

2.3

1.8

Promoting Public Safety

20.9

28.2

24.0

Providing Assistance

24.1

30.5

24.8

Carrickfergus

Investigating Crime

47.1

36.7

42.3

Reducing Crime

4.0

2.6

2.0

Promoting Public Safety

25.1

35.4

29.6

Providing Assistance

23.8

25.4

26.1

Lisburn

Investigating Crime

54.1

46.0

49.4

Reducing Crime

2.0

2.2

1.4

Promoting Public Safety

17.7

25.2

22.2

Providing Assistance

26.2

26.6

26.9

Newtownabbey

Investigating Crime

44.9

40.4

43.2

Reducing Crime

2.7

2.3

2.0

Promoting Public Safety

23.1

29.9

25.3

Providing Assistance

29.3

27.4

29.5

Rural region

E District

Armagh

Investigating Crime

46.7

34.6

41.5

Reducing Crime

2.0

2.1

1.8

Promoting Public Safety

24.2

33.4

26.5

Providing Assistance

27.1

30.0

30.2

Banbridge

Investigating Crime

44.0

32.2

38.7

Reducing Crime

4.1

3.4

3.2

Promoting Public Safety

26.3

30.7

27.4

Providing Assistance

25.6

33.7

30.7

Craigavon

Investigating Crime

46.9

37.9

45.8

Reducing Crime

1.4

1.9

1.3

Promoting Public Safety

25.5

32.1

24.2

Providing Assistance

26.1

28.1

28.7

Newry and Mourne

Investigating Crime

46.0

33.1

39.5

Reducing Crime

2.8

2.8

2.5

Promoting Public Safety

22.2

34.0

26.6

Providing Assistance

29.0

30.1

31.3

F District

Cookstown

Investigating Crime

51.4

37.6

42.1

Reducing Crime

2.4

2.3

2.0

Promoting Public Safety

20.3

29.3

24.3

Providing Assistance

25.8

30.8

31.6

Dungannon and South Tyrone

Investigating Crime

44.5

34.6

39.7

Reducing Crime

2.6

3.1

3.5

Promoting Public Safety

25.4

32.8

27.6

Providing Assistance

27.6

29.5

29.2

Fermanagh

Investigating Crime

49.9

37.6

42.3

Reducing Crime

2.3

2.2

2.1

Promoting Public Safety

18.2

32.5

28.7

Providing Assistance

29.6

27.7

26.9

Omagh

Investigating Crime

44.5

39.6

44.8

Reducing Crime

3.8

2.5

2.2

Promoting Public Safety

23.0

28.6

23.1

Providing Assistance

28.7

29.3

29.8

Rural

G District

Foyle

Investigating Crime

43.7

33.7

43.8

Reducing Crime

2.3

2.3

1.9

Promoting Public Safety

26.7

34.4

26.7

Providing Assistance

27.3

29.6

27.6

Limavady

Investigating Crime

53.9

41.7

43.7

Reducing Crime

2.9

2.6

2.4

Promoting Public Safety

16.8

24.6

21.0

Providing Assistance

26.4

31.1

32.9

Magherafelt

Investigating Crime

44.6

32.9

36.3

Reducing Crime

2.8

3.6

3.5

Promoting Public Safety

19.7

32.1

28.7

Providing Assistance

32.9

31.3

31.5

Strabane

Investigating Crime

48.3

43.5

50.4

Reducing Crime

1.4

1.9

1.7

Promoting Public Safety

21.9

27.4

20.1

Providing Assistance

28.3

27.3

27.8

H District

Ballymena

Investigating Crime

49.3

37.7

40.6

Reducing Crime

3.7

3.0

3.0

Promoting Public Safety

21.2

28.8

25.7

Providing Assistance

25.8

30.4

30.8

Ballymoney

Investigating Crime

44.8

34.9

38.3

Reducing Crime

4.8

3.6

3.2

Promoting Public Safety

21.1

28.6

27.0

Providing Assistance

29.4

32.9

31.4

Coleraine

Investigating Crime

53.0

36.0

42.8

Reducing Crime

1.7

2.6

2.0

Promoting Public Safety

19.3

29.2

23.6

Providing Assistance

25.9

32.2

31.6

Larne

Investigating Crime

41.9

34.5

39.1

Reducing Crime

4.0

3.5

2.5

Promoting Public Safety

26.7

33.7

28.3

Providing Assistance

27.4

28.4

30.2

Moyle

Investigating Crime

42.8

34.2

36.3

Reducing Crime

2.2

2.1

2.2

Promoting Public Safety

31.9

34.4

30.7

Providing Assistance

23.2

29.3

30.9


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