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Sexual Offences: Registration

James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sex offenders (a) were required to register with the police and (b) registered with the police in each of the last three years; and how many sex offenders breached registration requirements in each such year. [193858]

Mr. Coaker: Information recorded under the Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements and collated by the Ministry of Justice provides figures on the number of offenders who are registered with the police. The figures for the last three years are provided in the following table.

Figures for breaches of licence requirements, sexual offence prevention orders (SOPOs) and for those charged with a serious further offence (SFO) are provided in the following table in relation to sexual offenders managed at MAPPA levels 2 and 3.

Total number of registered sex offenders







Breaches committed by registered sex offenders managed at MAPPA levels 2 and 3
2004-05 2006-07 2005-06

Level 3

Breach of Licence




Breach of SOPO




Charged with SFO




Level 2

Breach of Licence




Breach of SOPO




Charged with SFO




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Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes

James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding has been allocated to (a) sexual assault referral centres, (b) independent advisory services for sexual violence and (c) independent advisory services for domestic violence in each of the next three financial years. [194277]

Mr. Coaker: The provision of Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) will continue to be expanded. The new Tackling Violence Action Plan, published on 18 February, details the Government’s commitment to supporting the roll out of SARCs over the next three years to ensure that there is a SARC within each police force area. Details of funding amounts for the next three financial years are yet to be finalised.

For 2008-09, the Government have committed £760,000 to continue to fund the 38 Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) pilots. This will be the third and final year of funding the pilots, which have been extended to accommodate the evaluation which is due to report this summer.

The Ministry of Justice has committed £3 million per year for Independent Domestic Violence Advisers for the three-year period from 2007-08 to 2009-10.

The Tackling Violence Action Plan also commits the Government to supporting over the next three years all Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships in offering independent advisory services to victims of sexual and domestic violence and, where appropriate, other forms of violence where victims are particularly vulnerable. Details of this funding are yet to be finalised.

Vandalism: Buses

James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many arrests have been made by the Metropolitan Police’s Transport
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Operational Command Unit’s Operation Bus Tag in each year since its inception, broken down by the (a) bus route and (b) borough where the arrest took place. [194285]

Mr. Coaker: The information requested is not held centrally.

Violent and Sex Offender Register

Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many residents in (a) Stroud constituency and (b) Gloucestershire were on the national sex offenders register at the most recent date for which figures are available. [193222]

Mr. Coaker: Data on registered sexual offenders are collated geographically by police force area and broken down to basic command unit (BCU) area. The data are published in local Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) annual reports, which are available in the House Libraries and online at:

The Stroud constituency is not coterminous with any BCU area, but is covered by the data relating to the Stroud and Cotswolds BCU in Gloucestershire.

As of 31 March 2007, there were 76 registered sex offenders in Stroud and Cotswolds and 311 in Gloucestershire.

Written Questions

David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to answer Question 181925, on prisoners: Muslims, tabled by the right hon. Member for Haltemprice and Howden on 23rd January 2008. [193697]

Maria Eagle: I have been asked to reply.

I replied to the right hon. Member’s question on 18 March 2008, Official Report, column 1099W.

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