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Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what data are held by her Department on non-UK national detainees released from prison without notification to the Department at the time; and what estimate she has made of the number of non-UK national detainees not included in data at all, as referred to by the National Audit Office report Asylum and Migration: a review of Home Office statistics (HC (2003-04) 625) of 25 May 2004. 
Mr. Byrne: The section of the National Audit Office report on Asylum and Migration statistics published on 25 May 2004 to which is referred relates to the accuracy of statistics held by IND (now known as the UK Border Agency) governing the number of individuals held in detention for immigration reasons.
Since the report was published, the DELMIS system, to which it referred, has been superseded by a different system known as the Case Information Database (CID).
This is designed for use within all areas of the agency as opposed to just the Detention Service Directorate. It is through CID that the agency is able to ensure that it keeps accurate records on all individuals immigration cases as well as ensuring that caseworkers are aware of where an individual resided or whether they were detained.
The chief executive of the UK Border Agency has written to the Home Affairs Committee on several occasions over the past 18 months and explained that we have reviewed and strengthened our processes in identifying those foreign nationals serving custodial sentences and should be considered for deportation following the events of April 2006.
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many allegations of rape were reported to the police by (a) women and (b) men in each of the last 10 years; how many reports of rape resulted in prosecutions; and how many such prosecutions were successful in each year. 
The figures given in table 2 relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offence for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences, the offence selected is the one for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.
Police recorded crime (notifiable) data and court proceedings data are not directly comparable. Recorded crime data, published on a financial year basis, concentrate on the numbers of offences and detections, whereas court proceedings data are published on a calendar year basis and concentrate on defendants.
|Table 1: number of recorded offences of female and male rape, England and Wales, 1997 to 2006-07|
|(1) The number of crimes recorded in that financial year using the coverage and is in use until 31 March 1998.|
(2) The coverage was extended and counting rules revised from 1998-99. Figures from that date are not directly comparable with those for earlier years.
(3) These data are prior to the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard. These figures are not directly comparable with those for later years.
(4) These data take account of the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in April 2002. These figures are not directly comparable with those for earlier years.
(5) Includes British Transport Police from 2002-03.
(6) The Sexual Offences Act 2003, introduced in May 2004, altered the definition and coverage of sexual offences.
|Table 2: number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for rape( 1) , England and Wales, 1997 to 2006( 2,3)|
|Proceeded against||Found guilty|
|(1) Includes rape of a female, rape of a male, attempted rape of a female and attempted rape of a male.|
(2) These data are on the principal offence basis.
(3) 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.
(4) 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.
Robert Key: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of criminal damage to bus shelters were recorded in (a) Wiltshire and (b) Swindon in 2007; how many (i) prosecutions and (ii) convictions resulted; and if she will estimate the number of unrecorded offences of criminal damage to bus shelters in (A) Wiltshire and (B) Swindon in 2007. 
Mr. Coaker: The information requested is not available centrally. Offences of criminal damage to bus shelters would be recorded under the Home Office classification Other criminal damage and such offences cannot be separately identified from other offences recorded within that classification. For the same reason, statistics for prosecutions and convictions are not available from the court proceedings database held by the Ministry of Justice.
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department paid to Zurich Financial Services in each year since 1997; and what the purpose of the payment was in each case. 
|(1) 2005-06 covers payments for 2003-04 and 2004-05 as well as 2005-06.|