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Data relating to the number of foreign nationals (i.e. individuals recorded as citizens of countries other than the UK or the Republic of Ireland) sentenced to immediate custody are only available for 2006. During
this period there were 35 individuals recorded as foreign nationals who were sentenced to immediate custody in Northern Ireland.
Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many foreign nationals were sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 12 months or more in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years. 
Paul Goggins: Data relating to the number of foreign nationals (i.e. individuals recorded as citizens of countries other than the UK or the Republic of Ireland) sentenced to immediate custody are only available for 2006. During this period there were five individuals recorded as foreign nationals who were sentenced to a term of custody of 12 months or more in Northern Ireland.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what resources he is providing for the Probation Service of Northern Ireland following the entry into force of the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2008. 
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 1 May 2008, Official Report, columns 625-6W, on public inquiries, what the cost of (a) the Saville Inquiry, (b) each of the other ongoing public inquiries in Northern Ireland and (c) the Historic Enquiries Team investigations was in each of the last six months for which figures are available. 
|The Robert Hamill inquiry|
|The Rosemary Nelson inquiry|
|The Billy Wright inquiry|
|The Bloody Sunday inquiry|
|The Historical Enquiries Team|
|2007-08||PSNI HET Spend||FSNI HET Spend||OPONI HET Spend||Total|
Mr. Donaldson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether a person with a conviction for membership of a proscribed paramilitary organisation in Northern Ireland has been granted a licence to run a private security firm since 1998. 
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many females between the ages of 10 and 17 years were prosecuted in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years for which figures are available. 
Paul Goggins: The following table gives the number of females aged 10 to 17 years prosecuted in Northern Ireland for the calendar years 2004 to 2006 (the latest available years). If a person is prosecuted more than once on separate occasions in the same year, each separate prosecution will be included in the figures.
|Number of females aged 10 to 17 years prosecuted 2004-06|
Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what new resources she plans to make available to local authorities to assist the delivery of extended community empowerment under the proposed Community Empowerment Housing and Regeneration Bill, as set out in summary on pages 66 to 68 of the Governments draft legislative programme, Cm 7372. 
John Healey: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State announced on 5 March that she would publish a White Paper on empowerment in the summer. On 14 May the Prime Minister announced that the Government intend to introduce a Bill on Community Empowerment, Housing and Economic Regeneration in the fourth Session. Any net additional costs for local authorities in England arising in this context will be funded in full.
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether any officials in (a) her Department and (b) its agencies were disciplined or dismissed for (i) alleged breaches of data protection requirements and (ii) inappropriate use of personal or sensitive data in each of the last three years for which figures are available. 
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which 10 local authorities have the (a) highest and (b) lowest levels of deprivation; and if she will make a statement. 
John Healey: The Indices of Deprivation do not provide a single overall measure of deprivation at the local authority level thus making it difficult to identify a single list of the most or least deprived authorities.
Mr. Iain Wright: In November 2006, my right hon. Friend the then Secretary of State announced a package of measures to further prevent and tackle youth homelessness. This included: a commitment that by 2010, no 16 or 17 year olds should be placed in bed and breakfast accommodation by a local authority under the homelessness legislation, except in an emergency; improving access to family mediation; and establishing supported lodgings schemes for young people across the country. Since then significant progress has been made:
6390 young people were accepted as homeless in 2006-07 (young people are 16-17 year olds, or 18-20 year old care leavers). This is down from 8350 in 2005-06.
Around 530 16 and 17 year olds were placed in bed and breakfast by housing authorities at the end of December 2008, down from around 1000 in September 2006.
We have provided significant investment for homelessness prevention. This includes £200 million homelessness grant funding for local authorities and the voluntary sector over the next three years. This represents the biggest ever cash injection for homelessness services. We are aware that some local authorities will use their grant to target schools making pupils aware of the impact of homelessness, For example, the London borough of Lambeth will be using some of their homelessness grant towards the establishment of an educational trust to develop their innovative, young people led homelessness prevention resource, entitled The Prodigals into a national preventative programme.
We established the National Youth Homelessness scheme (NYHS) jointly led by Centrepoint and YMCA England. NYHS, has established nine regional centres of excellence to offer practical examples to neighbouring authorities of effective service models, and a website and knowledge base to offer accessible information and practical initiatives on preventing and tackling youth homelessness.
Through this Department's specialist advisers on youth homelessness, NYHS has supported local authorities to achieve these reductions in homelessness acceptances amongst young people and the use of bed and breakfast accommodation via four workstreams: local authority strategy and partnership; homelessness prevention; accommodation and support pathways; and addressing wider needs.
On 9 May 2008, Communities and Local Government and the Department for Children, Schools and Families launched good practice guidance on joint working between housing authorities and children's services to prevent and respond to homelessness and the wider support needs of young people.
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