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David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes of violence against the person were recorded in Haltemprice and Howden constituency in each of the last five years. 
Jacqui Smith [holding answer 3 April 2008]: Statistics are not collected specifically on a constituency basis. The Home Office does publish statistics at Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership (CDRP) area level. The number of offences of violence against the person for each of the last five years by CDRP is available on the Home Office website at:
Also available is a look-up table that identifies which constituencies are associated with CDRPs. In many instances, a CDRP may comprise more than one constituency. Conversely, some constituencies will come within two or more CDRPs, either wholly or partially. The look-up table is available at:
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many conversations between staff of the Independent Police Complaints Commission and Babar Ahmed, which took place at Woodhill Prison, were recorded; under what authorisation each such recording took place; and at what level such authorisation was given in each case. 
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she will answer Question 182367, tabled by the right hon. Member for Haltemprice and Howden on 22 January 2008, on identity cards; and what the reasons are for the time taken to reply. 
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many detoxification centres have been established in each police force area in England and Wales for those detained by the police in a drunk and disorderly condition in the last four years. 
Mr. Coaker: Four alcohol arrest referral pilots were established in October 2007 in Ealing, Cheshire, and the cities of Manchester and Liverpool. Under the pilots, those arrested for alcohol related offences, including drunk and disorderly behaviour in a public place, attend advice sessions about safer drinking with the aim of reducing offending and health harms. Those who are found to require treatment, including detoxification, may be referred to other locally available services.
Mr. Coaker: The provision of expert advice and assistance in cases of antisocial behaviour is coordinated by the antisocial behaviour and crime prevention unit team at the Home office. It has had responsibility for the Respect Squad since the end of 2007 during which time no new cases have been allocated pending a decision about its future role. In the meantime the Home Office funds a website and phone line manned by experts providing advice to practitioners on difficult cases.
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded under the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 in each year since 2002, broken down by offence; and what percentage of these offences (a) resulted in court proceedings against suspected perpetrators, (b) led to a conviction and (c) resulted in a sanction detection. 
Wounding or other act endangering life;
Other offences against the State and Public Order; or
Disclosure, Obstruction, False and Misleading Statements
These offences cannot be separately identified from other offences within those classifications. As a result, information on the percentage which resulted in court proceedings and convictions for those offences cannot be provided.
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many arrests were deemed to be unlawful in each year since 1995, broken down by police force area; and if she will make a statement. 
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of arrests were found to be wrongful in each year since 1995, broken down by police force area; and if she will make a statement. 
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number and proportion of arrests which were later deemed to have been made following false allegations, in each year since 1995, broken down by police force area; and if she will make a statement. 
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if she will publish the evidence provided by the Pakistani authorities which was taken into account by the Government when deciding to proscribe the Baluchistan Liberation Army; 
Mr. McNulty: In practice there are two stages to the Secretary of State's decision making process in determining whether to proscribe an organisation. Firstly, the Secretary of State must consider whether she believes the organisation is concerned in terrorism within the meaning of section 3 of the Terrorism Act 2000. Section 3 provides that an organisation is concerned in terrorism if it:
(a) commits or participates in acts of terrorism;
(b) prepares for terrorism;
(c) promotes or encourages terrorism; or
(d) is otherwise concerned in terrorism.
If the outcome at the first stage of the decision making process is that the Secretary of State believes that the organisation is concerned in terrorism, she then has discretion as to whether or not to proscribe it. In exercising that discretion successive Secretaries of State have had regard to five factors in particular. They are:
(a) The nature and scale of an organisation's activities;
(b) The specific threat that it poses to the United Kingdom;
(c) The specific threat that it poses to British nationals overseas;
(d) The extent of the organisation's presence in the United Kingdom; and
(e) The need to support other members of the international community in the global fight against terrorism.
The Baluchistan Liberation Army was proscribed in 2006 because the Secretary of State believed the organisation to be concerned in terrorism and determined, as a matter of discretion, that it should be proscribed. More information about the Baluchistan Liberation Army's activities was listed in the explanatory memorandum accompanying the Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2006 (SI2006/2016), which added
it to the list of proscribed organisations. These included nine bombings of railway stations in 2005 and the murder of Chinese engineers in February 2006.
The offence of 'distraction burglary' was added to the series in April 2003. Prior to this, this type of offence would have been recorded under the 'burglary in a dwelling' classification and could not be separately identified.
|Distraction burglary: Number of offences recorded in London region( 1)|
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|(1) This is comprised of the Metropoltan Police and the City of London Police.|
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