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Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 23 January 2008, Official Report, column 2066W, on stop and search, if she will place in the Library the most recent information on (a) the number of stops and searches conducted (i) in total and (ii) per 1,000 population and (b) the percentages which resulted in arrest (A) in England and Wales and (B) in each police force area. 
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the Answer of 16th October 2007, Official Report, column 983W, on stop and search, what the ethnicity was of each person stopped under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 since 2004-05. 
Mr. McNulty: Information on the breakdown by ethnicity of persons stopped under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 is provided in the following table. Statistics are published by the Home Office under Section 95 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991, and can be found on the Home Office website at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pubsstatistical.html and the Ministry of Justice website at
|Searches of vehicles( 1) and occupants, and pedestrians under Section 44(1) and (2) of the Terrorism Act 2000( 2) , England and Wales 2001-02 to 2004-05|
|(1 )Searches may be conducted on vehicles only, occupants only or both may be searched. Where a vehicle and driver occupier are searched simultaneously the search is recorded against the driver (occupant). Any other passengers searched are recorded as occupants. These figures exclude searches of vehicles only.|
(2 )The Terrorism Act 2000 came into force on 19 February 2001.
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 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.
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if she will place in the Library a copy of each inspection report produced by surveillance inspectors of the Office of the Surveillance Commissioners relating to local authority activities in the last 12 months; 
(5) if she will make a statement on the appropriateness of local authorities undertaking surveillance under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 in relation to whether families live in school catchment areas. 
Mr. McNulty: The Office of Surveillance Commissioners is independent of Government and it is a matter for them whether to publish their inspection reports on individual local authorities. There are no plans currently to do so. However, the annual reports of the Chief Surveillance Commissioner are published and copies are in the Library.
The most recent version of the form available to local authorities for the authorisation of directed surveillance is available together with other standard forms applicable to covert investigation on the Home Office security website. The Home Office security website and the website of the Office of Surveillance Commissioners contain copies of the relevant codes of practice and other guidance to local authorities, including the annual reports of the Office of Surveillance Commissioners. The websites can be accessed at the following addresses:
There are 468 primary councils, excluding parish and community councils, which are able to authorise directed surveillance under the Regulation of
Investigatory Powers Act 2000. That Act specifies that they are able to use directed surveillance for the purpose of preventing or of detecting crime or disorder and this includes fraud. The powers are used in the exercise of their regulatory responsibilities in such areas as investigating trading standards, housing and planning matters, benefit fraud and education services.
It would be unhelpful to comment on specific cases but, generally, determining whether a family lives in a schools catchment area is a proper regulatory function that a local education authority may undertake. In deciding whether to authorise directed surveillance, the authorising officer in the local authority is required to be satisfied in each case that this is both necessary and proportionate to what is sought to be achieved by carrying it out. This will include whether the information could reasonably be obtained by any other means. Local authority use of directed surveillance powers is subject to regular inspection by the independent Office of Surveillance Commissioners. Anyone who believes that they have been unlawfully targeted by a public authoritys use of covert investigatory powers can apply to the independent Investigatory Powers Tribunal to investigate their claim. The Tribunal can be contacted at PO Box 33220, London SW1H 9ZQ. Its telephone number is 020 7035 3711.
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many waste collection authorities are authorised under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to undertake surveillance in relation to waste offences. 
Mr. McNulty: Domestic waste collection is a responsibility of local authorities. There are 468 primary councils, excluding parish and community councils, which are able to authorise directed surveillance under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 for the purpose of preventing or detecting crime or of preventing disorder in the carrying out of their responsibilities.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the police plan to investigate the recent cases of television broadcaster misconduct in the use of premium rate telephone services in viewer competitions and voting; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. McNulty: Matters of misconduct by broadcasters is a matter for the Office of Communications (OFCOM). It is an operational matter for the police to determine whether an investigation should be conducted in response to any allegation of a criminal offence.
Mr. Coaker: I have had no recent discussions with the police on the policing of ticket touting legislation at football matches. In September 2007 my officials commissioned a report from the UK football policing unit, produced in consultation with police match commanders, the findings of which reinforced policy behind the existing strategy.
Mr. Coaker: Ticket touting in respect of regulated football matches is prohibited under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994. This public order provision explicitly applies to football in view of the importance of segregation in reducing the potential for disorder between rival fans.
It is a decision for the match commander of each police operation as to whether it is appropriate to direct resources to deal with ticket touts. It is important not to confuse public order and commercial interests associated with ticket touting.
Mr. Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 28 April 2008, Official Report, columns 108-09W, on UK Border Agency: Wales, how many UK Borders Agency staff located in Wales are based at (a) Pembroke Dock, (b) Fishguard, (c) Swansea and (d) Holyhead. 
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 19 May 2008]: In line with my response to the hon. Member of 16 April 2007, Official Report, column 463W, this information cannot be disclosed as this could provide information of value to those seeking to circumvent immigration controls, thereby prejudicing the prevention and detection of immigration offences.
Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding for research and development related to (a) anti-cancer surgical procedures and (b) cancer drugs the Government has provided in each of the last five years. 
|Expenditure on cancer drug research|
|Department||Medical Research Council|
Details of individual NHS supported research projects undertaken during that time, including a number concerned with the use of drugs in the treatment of cancer, are available on the archived national research register at
Mr. Quentin Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were in full-time (a) residential and (b) nursing care at the latest date for which information is available; and what proportion of people in each category were in receipt of means-tested financial support from public funds. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: Information on the residential and nursing care placements funded partially or fully by councils with adults social services responsibilities (CASSRs) is collected on the annual SR1 form and published by the Information Centre for health and social care. Data for placements not funded by CASSRs are not collected centrally.
|Council supported residents in permanent registered residential and nursing care by type of care( 1) , England, as at 31 March 2007|
|Type of care||Residential||Nursing|
|(1) Figures do not include residents in adult placements. (2) Rounded figures. Source: SRI form, table one.|
Jim Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many deaths resulting from colorectal cancers there were in each year between 2002 and 2007 in each region; what per capita figure for the whole population this figure represents; and what five year survival rates were in each year in each region. 
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