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Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what funding the (a) Gay Police Association, (b) National Black Police Association and (c) Christian Police Association received from her Department in each of the last five years; 
(2) whether (a) the Gay Police Association, (b) the National Black Police Association and (c) the Christian Police Association received funding from her Department in each of the last five years. 
Mr. McNulty: The following table sets out the funding paid to the national Gay Police Association (GPA) and National Black Police Association (NBPA) in each of the last five years. The Christian Police Association (CPA) has not requested any funding.
|(a) GPA||(b) NBPA|
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers added information to the Business Interests Register in each year since 2002, broken down by (a) police force, (b) rank and (c) business type. 
Jacqui Smith [holding answer 9 May 2008]: Section 7 of the Police Regulations 2003 requires that police officers give written notice of any business interest to the chief officer or, in the case of chief officers, the police authority. Information on the number of officers who do so, their rank and the type of business is not collected centrally.
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department paid to outside consultants for the implementation and management of the activity-based costing scheme for the police in each financial year since 2004-05. 
Mr. McNulty: The Home Office does not pay any outside consultants for the implementation and management of the activity-based costing scheme for the police. Police forces are individually responsible for any costs incurred.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) proportion of ethnic minorities in the population of each police force area, (b) proportion of ethnic minority police officers in each police force and (c) proportion of ethnic minority police officers of each rank in each police force was on the latest date for which figures are available. 
(a) The requested information is not available. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) mid-year population estimates are used to calculate police officer rates per hundred thousand residents. The data used to calculate these populations by police force area do not contain details of ethnicity. Further information about Home Office use of ONS data can be found on:
In 1999, my then predecessor published a 10-year target relating to the achievement of a representative workforce. The targets for the police service were based on Labour Force Survey data from 1996 to 1998 and reflected the number of economically active ethnic minority individuals aged between 18 and 54. These targets are given in Table 17 of the latest annual publication which can be found on:
(b), (c) The requested information can be found in Table 7 of the Home Office Statistical Bulletin "Police Service Strength, England and Wales, 31 March 2007". The bulletin can be found in the House Libraries or on:
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average police precept on Band D council tax bills was in (a) England and (b) Cheshire in each of the last 10 years. 
|Average police precept band D council tax 1997-98 to 2008-09|
|Cheshire||England (including London)|
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost of national police recruitment campaigning was in each of the last five years in each police force area, broken down by main budget heading; and what resources were allocated to such campaigning for each year. 
|Spend (£ million)|
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of police officers were not confirmed in their appointment at the end of the two year probationary period in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Spellar: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Answer of 29th April 2008, Official Report, column 275W, on ports: automatic number plate recognition, whether there are automatic number plate recognition cameras in operation at British ports. 
Mr. Coaker: Automatic number plate recognition has proved to be an effective technology used by the police and other law enforcement agencies in combating serious and organised crime and terrorism. It is utilised at strategic locations nationally, including ports and airports, although for reasons of operational security, it is not possible to identify either the level of coverage or the specific ports at which it is currently deployed.
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much money has been seized by the UK Financial Intelligence Unit since the Serious Organised Crime Agency assumed responsibility for the unit in April 2006. 
Jacqui Smith: The UK Financial Intelligence Unit (UKFIU) receives and analyses Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) concerning suspected proceeds of crime and terrorist financing and makes them available to law enforcement for appropriate action.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what powers (a) the police and (b) other authorities have to deal with unsolicited car windscreen washers; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Coaker: Police and local authorities have available a range of measures to deal with antisocial behaviour, including the nuisance caused by unsolicited car windscreen washers. The measures are usually employed incrementally and it is important that they should be proportionate to the behaviour concerned. Among the available measures normally used for low-level antisocial behaviour are warnings, acceptable behaviour contracts (ABCs), and injunctions. For more serious cases, antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) may be used. In addition, the police have powers to disperse groups of two or more where their presence or behaviour has resulted, or is likely to result, in a member of the public being harassed, intimidated, alarmed or distressed. These could be used where more than one person is engaged in unsolicited windscreen washing in a particular location.
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals were recorded as being searched under the powers of stop and search in each of the last five years; and of those, how many were subsequently arrested for carrying (a) knives and (b) firearms in (i) England, (ii) London, (iii) the North East, (iv) Tees Valley district and (v) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency. 
|Total searches of persons under section 1 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and other legislation( 1) , section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 and sections 44(1) & 44(2) of the Terrorism Act 2000, and resultant arrests, by area, from 2001-02 to 2005-06|
|England||London( 2)||North East Region( 3)|
|Total searches of persons||Arrests for offensive weapons||Arrests for firearms||Total searches of persons||Arrests for offensive weapons||Arrests for firearms||Total searches of persons||Arrests for offensive weapons||Arrests for firearms|
|(1) Total searches includes searches under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and the Firearms Act 1968; also included are: other legislation which relates to searches under other powers, such as under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 s15 (which since 19 February 2001 has been replaced by section 43 of the Terrorism Act 2000); various poaching and wildlife conservation legislation; the Aviation Security Act 1982, s27(1); the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979, s163 and 164; and the Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol, etc) Act 1985.|
(2 )Includes City of London and Metropolitan police.
(3 )Cleveland, Durham and Northumbria.
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 police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when these data are used.
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