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Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make a statement on the way in which funds for technology have been allocated to police forces in England and Wales. 
Mr. McNulty: Police forces in England and Wales have been allocated £220 million in Capital Grant and Supported Capital Expenditure in 2008-09. The Home Office is responsible for allocating funding to police areas as a whole.
Local investment and technological development in police information and communications technology is a matter determined by individual chief officers and their police authorities. It is a matter for the chief officer to determine the allocation of resources within the force, in accordance with both the local policing plan and day to day operational demands.
The National Policing Improvement Agency was created in order to provide a single central source of advice for forces and the wider policing community across a wide range of policing issues, including police technology. It is responsible for the operation and development of national policing systems on behalf of the UK police service. The NPIA 2007-08 budget to run and develop national policing systems allows for gross capital and resource expenditure in the region of £129 million and £290 million respectively.
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) target for and (b) number of police officers recruited in England and Wales was in each of the last five years. 
(a) It is a matter for individual chief constables, in consultation with police authorities, to determine the number of police officers that are recruited to their local police force.
(b) The available data are given in the following table.
|Police officer recruits( 1) to police forces from 2002-03 to 2006-07( 2) (FTE)( 3)|
|(1) Recruits include those officers joining as police standard direct recruits and those who were previously special constables. This excludes police officers on transfers from other forces and those rejoining.|
(2) Financial year runs 1 April to 31 March inclusive. Comparable data are not available prior to 2002-03.
(3) Full-time equivalent figures that have been rounded to the nearest whole number. Because of rounding, there may be an apparent discrepancy between totals and the sums of the constituent items.
Mr. Coaker [holding answer 25 February 2008]: The police have powers on all roads to stop and direct traffic and to remove vehicles that are illegally, dangerously or obstructively parked or broken down or abandoned. They have a range of other powers connected with the enforcement of road traffic legislation. These powers are contained primarily in the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the Road Traffic Act 1988 and the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.
Mr. Coaker: The requested information is given in the table. Since 1997, recorded crime statistics have been published on a financial year basis, therefore available figures have been provided for 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07.
|Number of rape offences recorded by the police in England and Wales from 2004-05 to 2006-07|
|Financial year||Rape of a female||Rape of a male||Total rape|
|(1) The Sexual Offences Act 2003 introduced in May 2004 altered the definition and coverage of sexual offences.|
As indicated in my reply to the hon. Members question about the Departments discussions with the Home Office in this area (UIN 188645 today), the regulatory regime for transport protective security does not include registered traveller programmes. The Government have no plans to change that position.
Mr. Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will take steps to establish a performance target for the Serious and Organised Crime Agency relating to the seizure of Class A drugs. 
Mr. Coaker [holding answer 22 February 2008]: Setting a target relating to the seizure of Class A drugs would risk creating perverse incentives by encouraging the pursuit of seizures at the expense of a focus on the criminal networks and markets doing the most harm. We believe that the performance of SOCA is better measured on the basis of the quality of understanding of serious organised crime; the amounts of criminal assets recovered; evidence that criminals are finding the UK a less attractive market; and the quality of SOCA's relationships with others. SOCA reports against these measures in its annual reports.
Mr. Heath: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people arrested under (a) the Terrorism Act 2000, (b) the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001, (c) the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 and (d) the Terrorism Act 2006 since 20 January 2004 have been held for (i) one to 12 days, (ii) 13 to 14 days, (iii) 15 to 26 days and (iv) 27 to 28 days. 
Mr. McNulty: The power of arrest in section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 allows police to arrest a person upon reasonable suspicion of being a terrorist, which is defined in section 40. It also allows arrests to be made at an earlier stage than if there was a requirement for suspicion of a specific offence. There is no power of arrest under any of the other Acts mentioned.
Information on the number of individuals held in pre-charge detention under terrorism legislation is not broken down in this way. The latest figures available are for individuals held for 14 to 28 days and are provided in the following table. To date, 11 individuals have been held for over 14 days in pre-charge detention.
|Period of detention||Number of persons held||Charged||Released without charge|
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) statutory instruments, (b) departmental circulars and (c) other documents she (i) has issued and (ii) plans to issue in the next 12 months consequential to the provisions of counter-terrorism legislation passed since 2001. 
Mr. McNulty: The Department has published 40 statutory instruments regarding the provisions of counter-terrorism legislation since 2001. A list of the statutory instruments follows. Copies can be found on the Office for Public Sector Information website:
13 departmental circulars regarding the provisions of counter-terrorism legislation have been issued since 2001. A list follows. Departmental circulars from 2003 onwards are available on the Home Office website:
Since 2001, the Department has produced numerous documents regarding the provisions of counter-terrorism legislation. There is no central database of the documents and to provide them would incur disproportionate costs. Information on the governments counter-terrorism legislation can be found on the Home Office website:
2007/2184The Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2007
2007/1285The Proscribed Organisations Appeal Commission (Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2007
2007/207The Terrorism Act 2000 (Business in the Regulated Sector) Order
2006/2299The Proscribed Organisations (Applications for Deproscription etc.) Regulations 2006
2006/2290The Proscribed Organisations Appeal Commission (Human Rights Act 1998 Proceedings) Rules 2006
2006/2016The Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2006
2006/1919The Proscribed Organisations (Name Changes) Order 2006
2006/1330The Terrorism Act 2000 (Revised Code of Practice for the Identification of Persons by Police Officers) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006
2005/2892The Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2005
2005/350The Terrorism Act 2000 (Continuance of Part VII) Order 2005
2004/431The Terrorism Act 2000 (Continuance of Part VII) Order 2004
2003/1100The Terrorism Act 2000 (Code of Practice on Video Recording of Interviews) (Northern Ireland) Order 2003
2003/427The Terrorism Act 2000 (Continuance of Part VII) Order 2003
2002/2724The Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2002
2002/2141The Terrorism Act 2000 (Cessation of Effect of Section 76) Order 2002
2002/365The Terrorism Act 2000 (Continuance of Part VII) Order 2002
2001/3927The Terrorism Act 2000 (Enforcement of External Orders) Order 2001
2001/1261The Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2001
2001/159The Terrorism Act 2000 (Code of Practice on Audio Recording of Interviews) Order 2001
2001/127The Proscribed Organisations Appeal Commission (Human Rights Act Proceedings) Rules 2001
2001/107The Proscribed Organisations (Applications for Deproscription) Regulations 2001
2001/426The Terrorism Act 2000 (Carding) Order 2001
2007/2181The Terrorism Act 2006(Disapplication of Section 25) Order 2007
2006/1936The Terrorism Act 2006(Commencement No. 2) Order 2006
2006/1013The Terrorism Act 2006 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2006
2007/926The Part 7 of the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (Extension to Animal Pathogens) Order 2007
2007/932The Security of Animal Pathogens (Exceptions to Dangerous Substances) Regulations 2007
2007/926The Part 7 of The Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (Extension of Animal Pathogens) Order 2007
2005/3335The Retention of Communications Data (Further Extension of Initial Period) Order 2005 (this was made under s. 105 of ATCSA)
2002/1558The Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (Commencement No. 5) Order 2002
2005/3173The Retention of Communications Data (Further Extension of Initial Period) Order 2005
2004/751The Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (Continuance in Force of Sections 21 to 23) Order 2004
2003/3175The Retention of Communications Data (Code of Practice) Order 2003
2003/3173The Retention of Communications Data (Extension of Initial Period) Order 2003
2003/691The Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (Continuance in Force of Sections 21 to 23) Order 2003
2002/1279The Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2002
2001/4104The Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (Commencement No. 2) (Scotland) Order 2001
2001/4019The Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (Commencement No. 1 and Consequential Provisions) Order 2001
2007/706The Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 (Continuance in Force of Sections 1 to 9) Order 2007
2006/512The Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 (Continuance in Force of Sections 1 to 9) Order 2006
023/2006Detention Of Terrorist Suspects Under Section 41 Of The Terrorism Act 2000
022/2006Authorisations Of Stop And Search Powers Under Section 44 Of The Terrorism Act
008/2006The Terrorism Act 2006
002/2004Guidance To The Police On The Implementation Of The Amendment To Schedule 8 Of The Terrorism Act
2000 To Extend The Maximum Period Of Detention That A Terrorist Suspect Can Be Held Without Charge From Seven To Fourteen Days.
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