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|Table 2 Number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates' courts and found guilty at all courts for offences under the Sexual Offences Act2003, England and Wales 2004-06( 1,2,3,4)|
|Offence||Proceeded against||Found guilty||Proceeded against||Found guilty||Proceeded against||Found guilty|
|(1) These data are 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 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.
(3) The found guilty column can often exceed the number proceeded against when a conviction takes place in a different month to when the proceeding was originally bought, or for a different offence.
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance her Department has given to police officers on selecting people to be stopped and searched under the Terrorism Act 2000. 
Mr. McNulty: In 2002-03, the Central Police Training and Development Authority (later subsumed into the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA)), developed a training package for all police forces on stop-and-search powers in accordance with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 code of practice, itself updated in 2003. NPIA has continued to upgrade the programme and supporting materials in light of lessons learnt. Among the areas covered in the training package are the powers to stop and search under the Terrorism Act 2000.
In 2006, NPIA and the Association of Chief Police Officers produced Practice Advice on Stop and Search, which incorporates advice on stop-and-search procedures, as well as a bespoke piece of guidance issued in September 2007 on section 44 anti-terrorism stops and searches.
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 31 March 2008]: BIA do not hold information in the format requested. Combined statistics on the numbers charged with terrorist offences who have previously claimed asylum are not routinely kept by either BIA or the Metropolitan police.
Mr. Ancram: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences since May 2005 have been held in pre-charge detention longer than (a) 14 days, (b) 21 days and (c) 26 days. 
Mr. McNulty [holding answer 3 April 2008]: The maximum period of detention pre-charge was extended from 14 days to 28 days, with effect from 25 July 2006. To date, 11 individuals have been held for over 14 days pre-charge. The figures are broken down in the following table.
|Pre-charge detention table|
|Period of detention||Number of persons held||Charged||Released w/o charge|
1. The maximum period of detention pre-charge was extended to 14 days with effect from 20 January 2004.
2. 28 days came into force 25 July 2006. The table cover the figures to date.
Mr. Ancram: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many potential prosecutions of terrorist suspects have been unable to proceed because of the expiry of the 28 day limit on detaining suspects without charge since the entry into force of that limit. 
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations she has received on pre-charge detention; what discussions she has had with hon. Members on the matter in each of the last six months; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. McNulty: We undertook an extensive five month public consultation on the Counter-Terrorism Bill, including our proposal on pre-charge detention, during which we met representatives from the police, judiciary, civil liberties organisations and community groups and received a number of written representations. The results of the consultation were published on 6 December 2007 and copies are available in the Library. Since the end of the consultation, we have continued to discuss the Counter-Terrorism Bill with interested parties. The Department has also been sent briefing material from a number of organisations, including Liberty, Justice, the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Law Society of Scotland.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 18 February 2008, Official Report, columns 2-4WS, on tackling violence, how she will ensure that members of the public to whom child sex offenders convictions are disclosed do not pass that information on to others; whether such people will be allowed to pass the information on to (a) other family members and (b) other categories of people; what (i) documentary and (ii) other evidence people will be required to provide to be entitled to receive information on convictions; when the scheme will come into effect; what restrictions there will be on disclosure of information; what guidance she will provide to police on disclosure of information; and what convictions will be disclosable. 
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