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Jacqui Smith: The number of penalty notices for disorder (PNDs) for the offence of being guilty of disorderly behaviour in any public place while drunk, issued in England and Wales for the years 2004 to 2006, the latest year for which data are available, are set out in the following table.
A PND is a type of fixed penalty that can be issued by the police to persons committing a specified range of antisocial behaviour offences including being drunk and disorderly which attracts a penalty of £80. The PND scheme was rolled out to all 43 police forces in England and Wales in 2004 under the provisions of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001.
|Number of penalty notices for disorder issued for drunk and disorderly in England and Wales, 2004-06( 1,2,3)|
|Drunk and disorderly|
|(1) 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. 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.|
(2) A PND is a form of fixed penalty that can be issued for certain offences including being drunk and disorderly. The PND scheme was rolled out to all police forces in England and Wales in 2004 under the provisions of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001. Under the scheme, the police are able to issue penalty notices of either £50 or £80 for a range of minor disorder offences. The offence of drunk and disorderly attracts a fine of £80 under the PND scheme.
(3) This is a recordable offence under statute: S 91, Criminal Justice Act 1967.
RDS Office for Criminal Justice Reform - Ministry of Justice
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department further to the answer of 11 March 2008, Official Report, columns 336-7W, on asylum, if she will give a break down by nationality of the other nationalities granted leave to remain under the 2003 family indefinite leave to remain exercise. 
|Grants of ILR issued under the Family ILR exercise as at 7 December 2007, excluding dependants, for specified nationalities( 1, 2, 3, 4)|
|Country of nationality||Total|
|(1) Provisional figures rounded to the nearest 5 (* = 1 or 2 ).|
(2) Main asylum applicants.
(3) This information is based on internal management information.
(4) Nationality recorded as at 7 December 2007 is not necessarily the applicant's nationality at the time of grant of ILR.
Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate her Department has made of the number of (a) refugees and (b) internally displaced people resident in the UK in each year since 2000; and if she will make a statement. 
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if her Department will seek the views of Gurkha and other ex-servicemen's charities and organisations in its consultation on the Path to British Citizenship. 
Mr. Byrne: The Green Paper The Path to Citizenship: Next Steps In Reforming The Immigration System sets out proposals for a clearer framework for the journey to citizenship and for clarifying the routes to British citizenship or permanent residence through a new stage of probationary citizenship.
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in implementing Action 4 of the Review of Protection of Children from Sex Offenders, published in June 2007. 
The Government have identified four pilot police force areas: Cambridgeshire, Cleveland, Hampshire and Warwickshire. We are currently
working with these forces to develop an appropriate system for operating the new disclosure model, and a process for evaluating the effectiveness of the pilots in terms of child protection. The pilots will be overseen by Project Board on which the Home Office, the Ministry of Justice, the Department for Children Schools and Families, ACPO, Barnardos, NCH and NSPCC are represented. The aim is for the pilots to commence this summer.
Mr. Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals are subject to control orders; and how many of those are claiming benefits, broken down by type of benefit. 
Mr. McNulty: As of the last quarterly written ministerial statement updating Parliament on the operation of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005, issued on 13 March 2008, Official Report, columns 24-26WS, there were 11 control orders in force. The latest information the Home Office holds suggests that eight of the individuals currently subject to control orders are currently in receipt of benefits that are administered by the Department for Work and Pensions. Some individuals are in receipt of more than one form of DWP administered benefit. Of these individuals: four receive incapacity benefit, three receive jobseekers allowance, one receives disability living allowance, three receive income support and two receive child tax credit.
The Home Office does not hold information where controlled persons are in receipt of benefits administered by Government Departments other than the Home Office or the Department for Work and Pensions.
Mr. Byrne: The Home Department engages consultancy firms to support and augment civil servants in the delivery of a specific range of work, including large IT development programmes and, where more cost effective, longer term service delivery programmes.
The Department's expenditure on these services is allocated across a wide range of firms, from small, specialist companies with niche expertise and few
employees, to global multinational organizations offering a broad spectrum and substantial depth of consultancy expertise.
The Department awards contracts in competition according to the EU Procurement Directives based on value for money. The Department uses OGC framework agreements where appropriate. The use of external consultants provides the Department with specialist knowledge, skill, capacity and technical expertise that would not otherwise be available. Some expenditure is on consultants to whom we have outsourced services, such as IT.
To provide information on the Department's consultancy spend broken down by consultancy since 1997 would incur disproportionate cost. The information held by the Home Department on the total value of spend on consultancy since 1997 is as follows:
|Financial year||HO Headquarters||IPS||Total spend|
|(1) Included in HO HQ.|
(2) IPS recently revised figures.
(3) Not held.
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