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Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what maximum levy may be imposed on a licensed premises in an alcohol disorder zone; and whether the revenue is ring-fenced; 
Mr. Coaker: Alcohol disorder zones (ADZs) are designed to tackle the problem of alcohol-related crime and disorder in the worst affected parts of town and city centres through a focus on the public space and/or the management of certain licensed premises. There will be no maximum levy that may be imposed on licensed premises, but the purposes to which the money raised can be put will be regulated, and the money raised will have to be spent on additional enforcement services which are over and above the baseline levels already in place.
The regulatory impact assessment for ADZs estimates that in the first year of ADZ being in force, approximately 30 areas may move to the action planning phase of the ADZ. However, it is unlikely that all areas which move to the action planning phase will continue to implement the full ADZ, as it is expected that as progress is made towards reducing alcohol- related crime and disorder, a significant proportion of ADZs will not proceed further than the action planning phase.
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who gave authorisation for television cameras to film the Metropolitan and Thames Valley Police raids in Slough on 24 January 2008 in which 11 suspected child victims of human trafficking were taken into the care of social services. 
Jacqui Smith: Following a series of meetings involving all partners in the operation to discuss media strategy, the decision was taken by the Metropolitan Police Service Gold Commander for Operation Caddy.
Jacqui Smith: The Identity and Passport Service held the National Identity Scheme Strategic Suppliers Group Framework procurement bidders conference in September 2007. The bidders conference was part of the procurement process rather than a conventional conference and the venue and associated costs amounted to £4,028.
Jacqui Smith: We are planning for our new identity cards for foreign nationals, who are subject to immigration control, to contain biometric data in the form of two of the holders fingerprints and a digital facial image. Biographical and other important information will also be included on the cards, such as the holders name, date and place of birth, nationality, and whether the person is entitled to employment and access to public funds in the United Kingdom.
Jacqui Smith: The Government criminalise acts based on the offence committed and not the medium used; therefore many Home Office teams make policy on crimes which can be committed over the internet. Teams specifically dealing with cybercrime (for all or some of their time) employ six full-time and one part- time members of staff.
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what voting arrangements in the Council of Ministers will apply to decisions relating to EU policy on legal migration once the Treaty of Lisbon enters into force. 
Jacqui Smith: The Home Office press office has had, since June 2006, one post whose work includes engagement with black and minority ethnic media. Some of this work naturally includes work with Muslim media.
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of Government officials who will be permitted to access the national identity register. 
Jacqui Smith: It is too soon to give the precise number of Government officials who will be permitted to access the national identity register. However, only a small number of strictly vetted officials will be permitted to manage information held on the register under the provisions of the Identity Cards Act 2006.
Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 21 November 2007, Official Report, column 869W, on opium crops, how many hectares were grown in each location in the UK in 2007. 
Mr. Coaker: During 2007 a total of 2,744.98 hectares of opium poppy crop were grown in 67 locations in the UK. The size of individual sites ranged from four to 229.25 hectares with a mean average location size of 40.96 hectares.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will list by English police authority (a) the population covered by that authority, (b) the authorised police establishment for that authority, (c) the actual police establishment for that authority, (d) the total arrests made in that authority, (e) the number of arrests made per actual police officer, (f) the total number of reported crimes, (g) the number of crimes per officer, (h) the total number of crimes per 1,000 population and (i) the total number of reported crimes unsolved per 1,000 population for the last 10 years for which figures are available. 
(a) The available data, based on mid year estimates from the Office for National Statistics, are given in Table 1 placed in the House Libraries.
(b), (c) Authorised establishments were abolished by the Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994. It is a matter for each chief constable in consultation with the police authority to determine the number of police officers a force would have. Information on police service strength is published annually in the Home Office Statistical Bulletin series Police Service Strength, England and Wales and details for officers are given in Table 2 placed in the House Libraries.
(d) The arrests collection undertaken by the Ministry of Justice provides data on persons arrested for recorded crime (notifiable offences) only. The available information is given in the Table 3, placed in the House Libraries, by police force area, from 1999-2000 (previous years data are unreliable) to 2005-06 (latest available).
(e) Information on arrests rates is not collected centrally and, from the information available centrally, arrests rates cannot be computed with any accuracy. Numbers of arrests are only collected by the Ministry of Justice on a recorded crime (notifiable offences) basis and from the Home Office data on numbers of police officers; one does not know the duties to which they have been assigned.
(f), (g), (h), (i) The available data are given in Tables 4, 5 and 6, placed in the House Libraries.
Charles Hendry: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average length of service of police officers is in (a) Sussex, (b) Kent, (c) Surrey and (d) the Metropolitan police; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. McNulty [holding answer 18 February 2008]: The information requested cannot be calculated from the centrally collected data within the police personnel statistics series. Length of service data are only collected in a number of fixed time bands and are set out in the following table.
|Length of Service for Police Officers for 2006-07|
|Up to 5 years||5-10 years||10-15 years||15-20 years||20-25 years||26-30 years||30-35 years( 1)||35 years and over( 1)|
|(1) Police officers are eligible for retirement after 30 years service.|
(2) Data for Surrey are not available.
Charles Hendry: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what statistics her Department gathers on transfers of police officers between forces; and how many police officers have transferred (a) from Sussex police to the Metropolitan police and (b) from the Metropolitan police to Sussex police in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Mr. McNulty [holding answer 18 February 2008]: The Home Office centrally collects statistics on the total number of police officers transferring in to each force, and separately collects the total number of police officers transferring out from each force. The data do not identify the force to or from which the transfer occurred. In 2006-07 (the latest period for which figures are available), 40 full-time equivalent police officers transferred out from Sussex police to other forces, and 24 officers transferred in to Sussex police from other forces.
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the Serious Organised Crime Agency spent on border security and enforcement in each of the last three financial years. 
Mr. Coaker: The Serious Organised Crime Agency, which was established on 1 April 2006, has the aim of reducing the harm caused to the UK through serious organised crime. It does not have a function to provide border security. At any given time, SOCA officers may be engaged, to a greater or lesser extent, in activity which bears on border security and enforcement.
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how much the precept set by Staffordshire Police Authority is for 2008-09; and at what rate it will be levied on local householders; 
|Staffordshire police authority central funding since 1997-98|
|Government grant( 1) (£ million)|
|(1) Revenue funding includes all grants inside Aggregate External Finance (AEF) (i.e. revenue grants paid for councils core services), and includes formula grant and all specific grants.|
(2) In 2005-06 figures were adjusted for comparison purposes following the transfer of pensions and security funding from general grant in 2006-07.
(3) 2006-07 Government grant figures are provisional outturn figures. 2007-08 figures are budget figures.
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