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Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (a) how many working days were lost to sickness, (b) what the average number of working days per staff member lost to sickness was and (c) what percentage of days lost to sickness were attributed to stress-related conditions for (i) police officers, (ii) other police staff and (iii) other departmental staff in each of the last five years. 
Jacqui Smith: The available data relating to police sickness absence have been centrally collected from 2002-03 and is set out in Table A. The data are available on the Home Office website, located at:
The method of counting police officer sickness was changed in 2004-05. For and prior to 2003-04 it is counted on the basis of days lost per officer. From 2004-05 police sick absence data has been collected and published in hours per officer. The change was made to reflect the fact that the police officers and staff do not work a conventional day and are employed on differing shift patterns.
Information on sick absence for the Home Office and its agencies. Home Office staff data represents the number of working days lost to sickness, the number of days lost to sickness per member of staff and the percentage of sickness attributed to stress.
|Table A: Police service: Average number of hours lost per annum to sickness|
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|(1) Data is incomplete for those years.|
|(1) The data in the table has been extracted from the Home Office HQ and Border and Immigration Agency personnel system.|
(2 )The Home Office HQ and Border and Immigration Agency's data for 2003 and 2004 is not available due to lack of central recording.
(3 )CRB do not centrally hold sick absences due to stress related conditions therefore this information is not available.
(4 )Information on sick absence for CRB was not collected and held centrally until 2005 therefore data are only available for the last three years.
(5) Not available.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total value was of each
contract awarded to Rackspace by (a) her Department and (b) its agencies in each of the last nine years. 
Jacqui Smith: No assessment has been made of this particular type of trojan. However, the Government works closely with law enforcement and the private sector to understand the threats to the UK from the internet.
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 11 March 2008, Official Report, column 357W, on the Serious Organised Crime Agency, for which offences the 15 individuals were convicted. 
Conspiracy to defraud
Possession of false instruments with intent
Indecency with a child
Making indecent images of a child
Possessing indecent images of a child
Possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply
Supply of class B drugs
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how she plans to evaluate the effectiveness of the pilot scheme on disclosure of child sex offenders convictions to certain members of the public. 
Jacqui Smith: The details of the pilot scheme, including the method of evaluating the pilots effectiveness in term of child protection, are currently being developed. Thisas well as all other aspects of the pilotsis 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.
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 12 November 2007]: The civil penalty regime was amended by the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act which came into effect on 8 December 2002. Flexible penalties were introduced enabling separately imposed penalties on companies and drivers as apposed to fixed penalties of £2000 per clandestine entrant.
These figures take into account the objection and appeals process by which penalties could be reduced or cancelled and include payment for penalties imposed in previous years. Information relating to the revenue raised from drivers' penalties alone is not available.
|Total penalties received (£)|
Jacqui Smith [Holding answer 26 March 2008]: The number of individuals convicted since 1997 under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Acts 1974 and 1976 is available on the Home Office website in Statistics on the Operation of the Prevention of Terrorism Legislation, Great Britain. This publication details detentions under this Act and outcomes including statistics on individuals found guilty. It is available quarterly through the archive page back to 1979.
In addition to the above, statistics on the number of convictions in significant terrorist cases are collated for 2007 and 2008. In 2007, 37 individuals were convicted in 15 significant terrorist cases. 21 of those individuals pleaded guilty. So far in 2008, 21 people have been convicted in seven significant terrorist cases. Of these 21, 10 individuals pleaded guilty.
Figures are complied from police records and are subject to change as cases go through the system. The Home Office is currently working with the police to review how terrorism statistics are collated.
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