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|N umber of persons proceeded against at magistrates courts, found guilty at all courts and the number of which are sentenced to immediate custody, community sentence, conditional and absolute discharge, for rape offences in Cleveland police force area( 1,2,3,4)|
|Prosecuted||Found guilty||Immediate custody||Community sentence||Conditional discharge||Absolute discharge|
|(1) These data are 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 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.
(3) Includes the following statute: The Sexual Offences Act 2003, Sections 1, and 5.
(4) The Sexual Offences Act 2003 came into force on 1 May 2004.
Court proceedings database held by RDS Office for Criminal Justice ReformMinistry of Justice
Maria Eagle: The number of persons found guilty at all courts for the offence of theft (from shop or stall), under the Theft Act 1968 S.l(l) in Cleveland Police Force area for the years 2005 and 2006 can be viewed in the following table.
|N umber of persons found guilty at all courts for the offence of theft (from shop or stall), under the Theft Act 1968 S.1(1) in Cleveland Police Force area for the years 2005 and 2006( 1,2)|
|(1) These data are 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 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. Source: Court proceedings database held by RDS Office for Criminal Justice Reform, Ministry of Justice.|
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) date, (b) location and (c) purpose was of the meetings that he had while in the United States in February 2008; and who attended each meeting. 
Mr. Straw: I visited Washington, Virginia and New York in the United States on 12 to 16 February. My visit was primarily to examine the work of a sentencing commission following Lord Carters review of penal policy in December 2007, which proposed the setting up of a UK sentencing commission.
I visited the Coffeewood Correctional Centre to examine its work programme. This teaches prisoners skills such as carpentry, welding and optometry to help their chances of finding work when their sentences end.
In New York I met the Federal District Attorney for the Southern District of New York and his colleagues to discuss mutual legal administration and other shared interests. I visited the Red Hook Community Justice Centre in New York to build on the lessons learned from community justice projects in the US. The centre was the USs first multi-jurisdictional community court and focuses on neighbourhood problems like drugs, crime and domestic violence.
While in Washington, I met Chief Justice John Roberts of the Supreme Court and members of the Judiciary, and Harley Lappin, Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. I had meetings with Senator Leahy, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senator Specter, Ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
I delivered a speech Modernising the Magna Carta: lessons from America, towards a British Bill of Rights at George Washington University Law School on the UK Governments plans to bring forward a green paper on a Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.
Maria Eagle: Prison budgets are allocated in March each year and are currently largely based on historic spend, subject to adjustment for any required efficiency savings and increases to cover inflationary factors. The indicative budget for 2008-09 includes the effect of the reduction in the prison core day and the impact of the transfer of hospital bedwatches and escorts funding to the Department of Health. The budget will be further increased to include the effects of the 2008-09 pay award and other inflationary factors.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much was spent on (a) maintaining, (b) redecorating, (c) refurbishing and (d) otherwise improving 10 Downing Street in each (i) year and (ii) quarter since 1 April 1997. 
Mr. Watson: I refer the hon. Member to the answers given to the hon. Member for Monmouth (David T.C. Davies) and the hon. Member for Fareham (Mr. Hoban) on 14 January 2008, Official Report, columns 913-14W, by the then Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, my hon. Friend the Member for Lincoln (Gillian Merron), and the answer given to the hon. Member for Yeovil (Mr. Laws) on 24 July 2002, Official Report, columns 1368-69W, by the then Prime Minister, Tony Blair.
Robert Neill: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) pursuant to the answers of (a) 17 December 2007, Official Report, column 1079W, on Admiralty House and (b) 13 December 2007, Official Report, column 826W, on Departmental records: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, whether the services provided for the right hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull, East whilst the Deputy Prime Ministers Office was an occupying Department included the supply of (i) linen and laundry services, (ii) internal plants, (iii) catering, (iv) telephones, (v) cable or satellite TV and (vi) internet access; 
Mr. Watson: No linen and laundry services, internal plants or cable or satellite services are provided for residents of Admiralty House. Telephone lines are provided which also support internet access. Catering services are available through the Cabinet Offices facilities management contract on a recharge basis. Internal cleaning of the ministerial residences is not included in the fixed-fee element of the facilities management contract.
Mr. Burrowes: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 19 February 2008, Official Report, column 687W, on special adviser legal expenses, what criteria he applies to the disclosure of legal costs in relation to the police investigation into cash for honours for (a) civil servants and (b) special advisers. 
Edward Miliband: I have nothing further to add to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, my hon. Friend the Member for West Bromwich, East (Mr. Watson) on 19 February 2008, Official Report, column 687W, which made clear that, to protect the privacy of the individuals involved, it would not be appropriate to provide any further breakdown of costs.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by Senior Civil Service staff in (a) his Department and its agencies and (b) the Office of the Leader of the House in the last 12-month period for which figures are available. 
Edward Miliband: The information on citizens juries, including the impact, changes to Government Policy and full costs, is not held centrally. It is the responsibility of each Government Department which commissions citizens juries.
In relation to the attendance to the citizens jury held by the Cabinet Office on the Draft Legislative Programme on 20 October 2007, I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 5 December 2007, Official Report, column 1344W, to the right hon. Member for Horsham (Mr. Maude) and to the answer given to the right hon. Member for Maidenhead (Mrs. May) on 29 October 2007, Official Report, column 620W.
Richard Younger-Ross: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many and what proportion of Parliamentary questions for answer on a named day to his Department received an (a) holding and (b) substantive answer on the named day in each year since 2001. 
|Number due for answer||Percentage answered on the day named|
Mr. Maude: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what official engagements the hon. Member for West Bromwich, East has undertaken in his capacity as Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office since his appointment; and what his official engagements are in the next calendar month. 
Harry Cohen: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what estimate he has made of the proportion of contracts awarded to third sector organisations that provide public services in Leyton and Wanstead that are three-year contracts; and what change there has been in this proportion over the last five years. 
The Minister responsible for the Third Sector will be reporting on Government progress in meeting the three-year funding commitment to HM Treasury on an annual basis. The first report will be made in autumn 2008. It is expected that local authorities will be making reports on three-year funding from 2009 onwards.
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