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Mr. Austin Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of (a) violent crime, (b) burglary and (c) car crime took place in north east Lincolnshire in each year since 2000. 
A number of changes have been made to recorded crime in response to suggestions in the two reviews of crime statistics. Once such change is that the term violent crime is no longer used in connection with the recorded crime statistics and we now provide figures for violence against the person. In addition, a new offence group of Offences against vehicles has also been created. This group includes offences of theft of and from a vehicle and interfering with a motor vehicle.
|Specific offences recorded by the police in North East Lincolnshire|
|Violence against the person||Burglary||Offences against vehicles( 1)|
|(1) Includes offences of theft of and from a vehicle and interfering with a motor vehicle.|
(2) The National Crime Recording Standard was introduced in 2002-03 and figures before and after that date are not directly comparable.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females were (i) arrested, (ii) prosecuted and (iii) convicted of aiding and abetting a criminal offence of trespass under section 128 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 in each year since the Act came into force, broken down by age group. 
Any prosecutions would be brought under the main offence. The Ministry of Justice can confirm that in 2005 and 2006 there have been no prosecutions and convictions for trespass under section 128 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005. Data for 2007 will be available in the autumn of 2008.
Mr. Winnick: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it is her Department's policy that Ministers should sign replies to hon. Members writing on constituency cases; and under which circumstances Ministers would not sign such replies. 
Separately, the Border and Immigration Agency has a similar policy except that, where the letter relates to the day-to-day operations of the agency, Ministers have authorised the chief executive to reply on their behalf. Where hon. Members write direct to the agency rather than to a Minister, an official reply is sent.
Mr. McNulty: The Pentip project will deliver a standard, United Kingdom-wide business process and information technology system to support the processing of penalty notices by the police service and Her Majestys courts service.
Mr. Gummer: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has received an extradition request from the principality of Liechtenstein for persons suspected of procuring documents belonging to the Bank of Liechtenstein; and whether such a request would fall under the provisions of the European convention on extradition. 
Meg Hillier: As a matter of longstanding policy and practice the United Kingdom will neither confirm nor deny that it has received, is to make or has made an extradition request, until the subject of the request has been arrested in relation to the request.
Liechtenstein is a party to the European convention on extradition; the principality is designated for the purposes of part 2 of the Extradition Act 2003 and any extradition request to the United Kingdom would be considered under that part of the Act.
Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information is available on the purpose, scope and expected usage of the national identity register; and if she will publish this information alongside the information available on the www.ips.gov.uk website. 
Meg Hillier: The national identity scheme delivery plan 2008, published on 6 March 2008, includes the Governments updated plans for the introduction and development of the national identity register.
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether police forces are reimbursed for additional policing of airports when threats to public order are deemed to have arisen due to delays in processing passengers. 
Mr. McNulty: Airport police funding is a local matter for individual airports. There are currently nine airports designated under the Aviation Security Act 1982 for policing purposesLondon Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Prestwick, Aberdeen, Manchester and Birmingham. At these airports the airport operator is required to meet the costs of the agreed police presence. At non-designated airports, they either have a dedicated police presence or the police attend when there is an operational need to do so. These costs are funded wholly or partly by the police authority in which that airport is located, or by other means, for example, voluntary contributions by the airport operator.
The Government are also considering how to implement the conclusions of the independent report into airport policing, with the aim of clarifying the roles and responsibilities of the police, airport operators and
other agencies to deliver a high level of security at UK airports and we will set out proposals on this later in the year.
Mr. McNulty: The Home Office has received 26 written representations covering 23 police authority areas, including representations from the Association of Police Authorities/Police Authority Treasurers Society in response to the provisional funding settlement for 2008-09 to 2010-11 announced last December.
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she will answer question 179093 on the national DNA database tabled on 9 January 2008 by the hon. Member for Cardiff Central; and if she will make a statement. 
The total number of apprenticeship frameworks achieved in England since 2001-02the year that information was first collected on the Learning and Skills Council's individualised learner recordis 410,000. Data on the breakdowns by age, gender, ethnicity and disability for the last three years is shown in the following table, but information for the other years is not readily available.
|Apprenticeship frameworks achieved 2004-05 to 2006-07|
Learning and Skills Council
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the annual turnover of the (a) biodiesel and (b) bioethanol industries was in each of the last five years (i) in total and (ii) broken down by region; and if he will make a statement. 
www.berr.gov.uk/files/file43304.pdf (pages 45-48)
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many people were employed in the (a) biodiesel and (b) bioethanol industry in each of the last five years (i) in total and (ii) broken down by region; and if he will make a statement. 
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) what assessment he has made of the effects on the cement production industry of likely changes in on-site gypsum storage demands at super critical coal-fired power stations; 
Colin Challen: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will commission a strategic environmental assessment of the policy framework for consenting to new coal-fired power stations to be (a) carried out and (b) published. 
Colin Challen: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) what assessment has been made of the implications of new coal power plants for decarbonisation of other sectors of the economy; 
Malcolm Wicks: Given the participation of the electricity generating sector in the EU emissions trading scheme, new coal power plants will have no impact on net emissions from industries covered by the scheme. This is because these power plants will have to surrender a carbon emission allowance for each tonne of carbon dioxide they emit, meaning that those carbon allowances will not be available to enable emissions by other EU ETS participants. The EU ETS covers power generation and energy intensive industry.
The market for renewable electricity is established by the renewables obligation which requires electricity suppliers to source a minimum proportion of their supply from renewable energy. Spending on other forms of electricity generation should therefore have no effect on that market.
Colin Challen: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has been made of the possible effect of new coal power plants on the Government's greenhouse gas emission reduction targets; and if he will make a statement. 
Malcolm Wicks: The EU emissions trading scheme ensures that total carbon emissions across EU industry and power generation sectors are restricted by a cap. Any new coal plant in the UK would have to buy allowances to emit, ensuring that equivalent carbon savings are made elsewhere, which count under the Government's approach to carbon budgeting.
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