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Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there were for vandalism in (i) Tamworth constituency and (ii) Staffordshire in each year since 2000. 
|Number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts of criminal damage( 1) in Staffordshire police force area( 2) , 2000 to 2006|
|Proceeded against||Found guilty|
|(1) Includes indictable offences for criminal damage and summary offences of criminal damage, 5,000 or less, and in addition offences under section 19 the Allotments Act 1922.|
(2) Staffordshire police force were only able to supply a sample of data for magistrates courts proceedings covering one full week in each quarter for 2000. Estimates based on this sample are included in the figures, as they are considered sufficiently robust at this high level of analysis.
(3) These data are on the principal offence basis.
(4) 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.
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice against how many people prosecutions have been brought for having unregistered scrap and salvage yards in each of the last three years. 
Maria Eagle: The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts for offences in relation to the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964, in England and Wales were five in 2004, seven in 2005, and five in 2006. From information held by my Department it is not possible to separately identify prosecutions for separate offences detailed within the Act.
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.
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Mr. Holloway: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people in each of the armed forces have been (a) randomly tested for controlled substances, (b) tested positive as a result of the test and (c) discharged as a result of a positive random drug test in each of the last three years, broken down by rank. 
Derek Twigg: A complete breakdown by every rank of armed forces personnel randomly tested for controlled substances, those tested positive and those discharged could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The relevant information available is provided in the following tables. Due to the administrative processes involved those who tested positive towards the end of a calendar year might not be discharged until the following year.
|Royal Air Force|
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: The following table shows the number of non-UK nationals who applied to join the UK Regular Forces(1) and the number of non-UK nationals who enlisted(2) in each of the last five years.
|(1) UK Regular Forces includes nursing services and excludes Full Time Reserve Service personnel, Gurkhas, the Home Service battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment and mobilised reservists.|
(2) The personnel who enlisted in a given FY did not necessarily apply in that financial year. Applications typically take a number of months to process.
(3) Data for the FY 2007-08 are for the period up to 14 March 2008.
(4) Navy defines a Ranks applicant as someone from whom they have received a completed application form and who has undertaken a RT test. They define an Officer applicant as someone from whom AIB have accepted an application form.
(5) Prior to July 2007 a soldier applicant was an individual who had completed initial eligibility checks and had completed an AFCO form 4. From July 2007 onwards it is someone who has also passed the British Army Recruit Battery (BARB) Test, Interview 1 and 2 and the initial British Army Health Questionnaire (RG8) screening, bringing it in to line with the definition used for Officer applicants
(6) RAF defines an applicant as someone from whom they have received a completed application form.
Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10.
Policy Secretariat Fleet HQ, ARTD and RAF Personnel Secretariat.
Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of personnel in each pinch point trade in the armed forces exceeded harmony guidelines in the latest period for which figures are available. 
|Operational pinch point trades||Percentage of current population breaching harmony|
| Note: The figure for separated service reflects the percentage of personnel within that trade that has completed more than 140 days separated service in the last 12 month rolling period. The RN delivers Individual Harmony through a number of micro-managed processes to ensure that the Individual Harmony Guidelines are met.|
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