To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have received (a) a fine, (b) an antisocial behaviour order, (c) a community sentence and (d) another penalty after
being convicted for purchasing alcohol on behalf of a person aged under 18 years in each year since 1997. 
Jacqui Smith [holding answer 1 April 2008]: The number of persons fined, issued with a community sentence and given another penalty after being convicted of purchasing alcohol on behalf of a person aged under 18 years in each year since 1997 can be viewed in the following table.
The Antisocial Behaviour Order (ASBO) collection held by my Department does not contain information on offences committed which resulted in an ASBO being issued. It is therefore not possible from this collection to provide information on the number of persons issued with an ASBO as a result of purchasing alcohol on behalf of a person aged under 18 years.
|N umber of persons fined, issued with a community sentence and given another penalty after conviction at all courts for certain alcohol related offences( 1) , England and Wales for the years 1997 to 2006( 2, 3)
|Purchase alcohol for a person aged under 18( 1) :
|Otherwise dealt with( 4)
|(1) Data include the following offence descriptions and corresponding statutes: Buying or attempting to buy intoxicating liquor for consumption by a person under 18. Purchasing intoxicating liquor for consumption by person under 18 in bar. Licensing (Occasional Permissions) Act 1983 Schedule (Sec 3) para 4(3). Licensing Act 1964 Sec 169(3). Person who buys or attempts to buy alcohol on behalf of an individual under 18. Licensing Act 2003 S149(3,4,7b). (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, other agencies, 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) Otherwise dealt with includes Sentences of Compensation, Hospital or Guardianship Orders under the Mental Health Act 1983, police cells, recognizance and other disposals not separately shown elsewhere. Also includes sentences passed in pilot studies (except for intermittent custody) and cases where the result of the court proceeding was incorrectly recorded. (5) 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. Source: Court proceedings data held by RDSOffice for Criminal Justice ReformMinistry of Justice.
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of A8 migrants registered on the Worker Registration Scheme who have returned to their home country. 
Jacqui Smith [holding answer 1 May 2008]: The purpose of the Worker Registration Scheme is to measure the number of A8 migrants entering the UK labour market and as such A8 migrants are not required to notify the Scheme when they return to their home countries.
Jacqui Smith: Home Office and UK Border Agency officials across various teams spend part of their time working on the impacts of migration, including on public services. UKBA policies look to balance economic need with the impacts of migration on communities, and public services in particular. We have established the Migration Advisory Committee to look at the economic aspects, and the Migration Impacts Forum to look at the social aspects of this. Communities and Local Government lead on the impacts of migration across Government.
Jacqui Smith: The work on policy development on gun and knife crime is interconnected and it is not possible easily to disaggregate these functions. The Public Space Violence Team in the Violent Crime Unit develops policy on gun and knife crime and totals 11 members of staff. In addition, the Children and Young People Team has the remit for cross-cutting policy development relating to young people.
As chair of the UK Statistics Authority, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking when the National Statistician and the Statistics Authority will next review the NHS quarterly waiting time statistics. (202769)
The UK Statistics Authority took responsibility for oversight of the UK official statistics system on 1st April 2008. The Authority has just appointed a Head of Assessment, a statutory post, whose holder will be responsible for the assessment and designation of all National Statistics against a Code of Practice for Statistics. The UK Statistics Authority will consider when and how these statistics should be assessed on the advice of the Head of Assessment, once that advice is available.
Mr. Prisk: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2008, Official Report, column 1061W, on non-domestic rates, if he will provide the information broken down by turnover band of (a) less than £50,000, (b) £50,000 to £99,999, (c) £100,000 to £499,999, (d) £500,000 to £1,999,999, (e) £2,000,000 to £9,999,999, (f) £10,000,000 to £49,999,999, (g) £50,000,000 to £999,999,999 and (h) £1,000,000,000 or more. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking for expenditure on national non-domestic rates by businesses in England, by turnover band, as percentages of turnover, purchases and gross value added (GVA). (203914)
Our Annual Business Inquiry (ABI), which covers most of the economy but excludes some sectors, such as agriculture, finance, local and central government, collects data on national non-domestic rates. The latest figures published for England alone relate to 2005. 2006 estimates will be available in June 2008.
The ABI is normally stratified using employment sizebands but the turnover sizebands used in the analysis are as requested.
The table below shows the data as per your request:
|National non-domestic business rates in England as a percentage of:
|Total purchases of goods and services
|Gross value added (GVA)
Further details of the coverage of the annual business inquiry are given at:
The annual business inquiry is a sample survey so the figures are subject to sampling error. This is likely to be greater for the figures relating to small businesses than for businesses in the larger turnover bands.