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|The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for offences under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, Protection of Badgers Act 1992, Deer Act 1991, Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) Regulation 1997, and the Conservation of Seals Act 1970, in England and Wales for the years 1997 to 2006( 1,2,3,4)|
|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) Includes the following Statutes:
Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
Protection of Badgers Act 1992
Deer Act 1991
Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) Regulation 1997
Conservation of Seals Act 1970
(4) Staffordshire police force were only able to submit sample data for persons proceeded against and convicted in the magistrates courts for the year 2000. Although sufficient to estimate higher orders of data, these data are not robust enough at a detailed level and have been excluded from the table.
Court proceedings data held by RDSOffice for Criminal Justice ReformMinistry of Justice
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to answer Question 182354, on the National Identity Register, tabled by the right hon. Member for Haltemprice and Howden on 24 January 2008. 
Mr. Binley: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many of the 3,000 business support schemes which the Government pledged in the 2006 Budget to reduce to 100 by 2010 have been closed down or amalgamated with other schemes. 
New, more effectively targeted, products will become available to business, starting this year. Business Link is gearing up to be the primary access channel to give business one main source of advice.
Export Credit Guarantee (March 2008), Skills Solutions for Business, Capital Investment Grants, Preparing to Export, Investigating New Overseas Markets, Getting The Most from Foreign Direct Investment (October 2008), Business Collaboration Networks, Shared Business Support Environments (November 2008), Debt Finance, Risk Capital,
Finance Awareness and Capability (January 2009), Business Creation, Business Expertise for Growth, Promoting Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Waste Management, Protecting the Natural Environment, Local Community Business Coaching, Innovation Finance, and Innovation Collaborations (March 2009).
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what plans he has to review coal policy with particular reference to (a) employment, (b) carbon dioxide emission reduction and (c) future energy demand; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many construction industry businesses there were in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in each year since 1997. 
Malcolm Wicks: Estimates of the total number of construction businesses in the North East and UK are published by BERR. These data are shown in the following table, for each year that data are available from 1997 to 2006. Regional data are available for 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2005. Data for 2007 will be published in July 2008.
|Table 1: Total number of construction businesses, start of year calendar year|
| Source: Small and Medium Enterprise Statistics for the UK and Regions 1997 to 2006, available at: http://stats.berr.gov.uk/ed/sme|
The number of construction businesses in the UK rose by 91,715 (11 per cent.) between 1997 and 2006. The number of construction businesses in the North East rose by 2,465 (12 per cent.) between 1998 and 2005.
Below regional level the only data available are that on the number of VAT registered construction businesses, which are published by BERR. These data are shown in the following table for Jarrow constituency, South Tyneside local authority, the North East Government Office Region and the UK. Data for 2008 will be published in November 2008.
|Table 2: VAT registered construction businesses, start of calendar year|
|Jarrow constituency( 1)||South Tyneside||North East||UK|
|(1) Data for Jarrow Constituency come from special analysis of the Inter Departmental Business Register. Source: Business Start-ups and Closures: VAT Registrations and De-registrations 1994-2006, available at: http://stats.berr.gov.uk/ed/vat|
VAT registrations do not capture all business activity. Businesses are unlikely to be registered if they fall below the compulsory VAT threshold, which was £60,000 at the start of 2006. Only 221,000 out of 921,000 UK construction enterprises (24 per cent.) were registered for VAT at the start of 2006.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2008, Official Report, column 328W, on departmental ICT, what advice he has given to departmental staff on the protection and security of personal electronic devices issued to them by his Department. 
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what criminal offences have been created by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since July 2007. 
Dan Rogerson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many (a) permanent civil service posts, (b) permanent non-civil service post and (c) posts filled by temporary and agency workers there were in his Department in each month since May 2005. 
The Office for National Statistics publishes civil service employment statistics every quarter in the Public Sector Employment First Release. Table 6 of the publication provides a breakdown of
employment by Government Department. It includes a breakdown of permanent and temporary/casual employees.
Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what his most recent estimate is of the unfunded liability in present value terms of each public sector pension scheme for which his Department is responsible; and on what assumptions for (a) discount and (b) longevity the estimate is based. 
BERRs accounting officer has responsibility for the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) Pension Scheme. The information for the UKAEA Pension Scheme is set out in the schemes resource accounts.
Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the unfunded liability in present value terms was of each public sector pension scheme for which his Department is responsible in each year since 1990-91. 
BERRs accounting officer has responsibility for the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) Pension Scheme. The information on liabilities in present value terms are in the UKAEA Pension Schemes resource accounts (since 2000-01), although these are produced under differing sets of assumptions (e.g. on longevity), so are not comparable across years.
Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the (a) rate and (b) cost was of employer contributions for each public sector pension scheme for which his Department has responsibility in each year since 1990-91; and if he will make a statement. 
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