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Mr. Douglas Alexander: CDC had 79 subsidiary companies at 31 December 2007, registered throughout its target markets. Where they are required to do so by their relevant regulatory authorities, these subsidiary companies file their accounts in those countries and with those authorities. Accounts are therefore not available from CDC, but from the regulatory authorities in the countries in question.
Mr. Moore: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what reports he has received of the alleged use of tax havens by (a) CDC and its subsidiaries and (b) Actis and its subsidiaries; what assessment he has made of these reports; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Douglas Alexander: The former Secretary of State received advice about the tax position of Globeleq, CDCs energy subsidiary, when it was established in 2002. He was advised by the Department for International Development and CDCs financial advisers that an onshore structure would not have attracted investors. Bermuda was chosen because its corporate law is similar to the UKs and a Bermudan domicile may have facilitated subsequent listing of Globeleq on a US exchange. This advice was considered and accepted.
Mr. Douglas Alexander: DFIDs staff handbook has been replaced by a new web-based system available to all DFID staff on the Departments intranet. It is not available in hard copy because of the practical difficulties of keeping the information up to date.
Mr. Moore: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what financial contribution his Department made to the United Nations Development Programme Trust Fund to support the work of Quartet Special Envoy, James Wolfensohn, in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Douglas Alexander: The Department for International Development (DFID) support to Quartet Special Envoy James Wolfensohn began in 2005. DFID provided £70,000 to fund an Aid Management Specialist. A further £28,000 for that position was provided in 2006. In addition, DFID seconded a member of its own staff to the team from June 2005 to early 2006.
Mr. Thomas: The UK is the second largest bilateral humanitarian donor to Sudan. Since April 2004 we have given over £158 million to aid agencies delivering vital assistance to those in need in Darfur.
Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent progress the Government has made in assisting UNAMID in managing the financial aspects of providing aid to the people of Darfur. 
Mr. Thomas: The UK Government are supporting the efforts of the UN and African Union to deploy the UNAMID peacekeeping force in full in Darfur, including through the training and equipping of African troop-contributing countries. UNAMID co-ordinates closely with the UN agencies and non-governmental humanitarian organisations in Darfur to protect civilians and enable provision of aid in the region, and recently escorted non-governmental humanitarian organisations to deliver aid following fighting in West Darfur.
The UK has provided £158 million in humanitarian support to Darfur since 2004. My right hon. Friends the Secretary of State for International Development and the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth
Affairs, in a joint statement on 27 February, reiterated that we will continue to work closely with the UN and others in providing humanitarian assistance to Darfur.
Jacqui Smith: The planning and consultation work in respect of Alcohol Disorder Zones includes developing the original policy, taking forward legislation through Parliament (the provisions are now set out in the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006) and more recently developing the regulations and accompanying guidance.
This work has been undertaken by a small number of officials who have worked on this policy area, in addition to other duties. It is not possible to quantify the cost or the time that has been spent working and consulting on this policy area.
Jacqui Smith: No evaluation has been carried out at this stage. However interim findings about re-offending will be available by December 2008, while a final report into re-offending will be available by summer 2009.
We hope to use the information gathered from the pilots to establish good practice, including what works for different cultural groups and different genders, and to identify the benefits to local areas of prioritising existing resources in their own alcohol referral schemes.
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there were for alcohol-related offences in each of the last five years, broken down by (i) region and (ii) offence committed. 
Jacqui Smith: The information requested covering offences of (a) Drunkenness, (b) Drunkenness with aggravation, (c) Offences against the licensing acts, (d) other offences against intoxicating liquor laws, (e) selected motoring offences is provided in the following table.
|Number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for selected alcohol related offences, by offence class and region, England and Wales 2002-06( 1, 2, 3)|
|Offence class and region||2002||2003||2004||2005||2006||2002||2003||2004||2005||2006|
|(1) These data are provided 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 police forces and courts. 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) The found guilty column may exceed those proceeded against, as it may be the case that the proceedings in the magistrates' court took place in the proceeding year and they were found guilty at the Crown Court in the following year or for a different offence.
(4) Includes offences of being found drunk in a highway or public place, drunk in a vehicle or drunk white entering a designated sports event.
(5) Includes offences of being guilty white drunk of disorderly behaviour, drunk with a loaded firearm and refusing to leave licensed premises when requested.
(6) Offences by license holders only. Includes offences of the illegal sale of alcohol and failure to follow licensing regulations.
(7) Offences by non-license holders: Includes offences of falsely claiming to be a licensee and illegally supplying alcohol to children.
(8) Offence cannot separately identify whether drink or drugs specifically were involved.
(9) Offence covers summary offences of driving eta after consuming alcohol or taking drugs (which cannot reliably be distinguished separately).
Court proceedings databaseOffice for Criminal Justice ReformMinistry of Justice.
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