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Taxis

Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on taxis by her Department in each year since 1997. [200278]

Mr. Byrne: All travel is undertaken in accordance with the Civil Service Management and Ministerial Codes.

The Home Office spend on taxis for financial years 1997-98 to 2007-08 is set out in the following table.

£ million

1997-98

0.03

1998-99

0.04

1999-2000

0.05

2000-01

0.09

2001-02

0.24

2002-03

0.36

2003-04

0.43

2004-05

0.65

2005-06

0.81

2006-07

0.96

2007-08

0.90


The aforementioned figures include expenditure by the core Home Office, the UK Border Agency, the National Offender Management Service and the Office for Criminal Justice Reform (the latter two transferred to the Ministry of Justice in 2007).

Terrorism

Mr. Paul Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the conclusions of the Carlile Review of the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy will be published. [205418]

Mr. McNulty [holding answer 13 May 2008]: We received Lord Carlile’s report on the operation in 2007 of the Terrorism Act 2000 on 12 May. We will arrange for its publication as soon as practicable.

Terrorism: Detainees

David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences since 1 August 2007 have been detained for 14 days or longer before being charged or released. [204412]

Jacqui Smith [holding answer 8 May 2008]: Since 1 August 2007 no individuals have been detained for 14 days or longer.

However, from 20 January 2004 to date, 11 individuals have been held for over 14 days pre-charge detention, six individuals were held for the maximum 27-28 days, of which three individuals were charged, and three individuals were released without charge.

Nine out of the 11 individuals were arrested in August 2006 following Operation Overt, the disruption of an alleged plot to target aircraft. This led to six individuals being charged, and three were released. One individual was charged on the 27-28 day of detention
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following his arrest in a counterterrorist operation led by Greater Manchester police in August 2006.

One individual was charged on the 18-19 day of detention following his arrest in relation to the incidents in London and Glasgow in June-July 2007.

The statistics are shown in the following table:

Period of detention Number of persons held Charged Released without charge

14 to 15 days

1

1

18 to 19 days

1

1

19 to 20 days

3

3

27 to 28 days

6

3

3


Terrorism: Internet

David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been convicted for terrorism offences specifically involving the internet in the last 10 years. [182217]

Jacqui Smith: Statistics on the number of convictions under terrorism legislation are available on the Home Office website. Figures are compiled from police records and are not broken down in the format requested.

The number of individuals convicted since 1979 under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Acts 1974 and 1976 is available on the Home Office website in "Statistics on the Operation of the Prevention of Terrorism Legislation, Great Britain" at:

This publication details detentions under this Act and outcomes including statistics on individuals found guilty under this and other legislation.

The Terrorism Act 2000 came into force on 19 February 2001. Statistics from 11 September 2001 to 31 March 2007 are available on the Home Office website at:

For this period, there were 41 Terrorism Act convictions and 183 convictions under other legislation.

In addition to the above, statistics on the number of convictions in significant terrorist cases are collated for 2007 and 2008. In 2007, 37 individuals were convicted in 15 significant terrorist cases. 21 of those individuals pleaded guilty. So far in 2008, 28 people have been convicted in eight significant terrorist cases. Of these 28, 11 individuals pleaded guilty. Figures are subject to change as cases go through the system.

Unfair Practices: Sales Methods

Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had on cooperation to tackle boiler room fraud with her counterparts in (a) the United States, (b) Ireland, (c) Hong Kong, (d) Singapore, (e) Gibraltar, (f) Canada, (g) Belize, (h) Nevis, (i) Cyprus, (j) Tanzania, (k) Lebanon, (l) Latvia and (m) Spain. [207272]

Mr. Coaker [holding answer 22 May 2008]: I have had no discussions on boiler room fraud with counterparts in these countries; however, I visited the City of London
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Police Economic Crime Department in July last year to discuss a number of fraud related issues, including their work on boiler room fraud. I am aware that the force, which has taken a proactive lead in investigating boiler room fraud, enjoys a productive working relationship with law enforcement and other agencies in these countries.

Vetting

Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of record checks processed by the Criminal Records Bureau in each year since 2002 had comments from chief police officers on otherwise clean reports, broken down by police force area. [205117]

Jacqui Smith: The CRB does not collate data on the number of disclosures which contain comments from
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chief police officers but which do not contain any data from the Police National Computer (PNC), Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) or Department of Health (DoH).

The CRB does collate the overall number of records checks completed by the police which result in comments from chief police officers being released.

Comments from chief police officers can be revealed on the face of a disclosure as “approved information” or in rare cases sent separately directly to the registered body as “additional information”.

The overall number and proportion of records checks conducted by the police forces which resulted in such information being released in each year for which records are available can be found in the following table.

Volume of approved/additional information as percentage of total police checks
2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08

Total volume of police checks

2,752,962

3,054,266

3,468,417

4,043,003

4,252,152

Volume of checks where information released

10,423

11,726

18,146

17,673

21,710

Percentage of total

0.4

0.4

0.5

0.4

0.5

Note:
It should be noted that only the figures for the last two years include additional information. However, the numbers of checks which resulted in additional information being released is very small, making up less than 1 per cent. of the combined approved and additional figure for 2007-08.

The number of records checks completed by the police forces is not the same as the number of disclosures issued because several forces may conduct checks in order to produce one disclosure and more than one force may release approved or additional information.

The following tables show the figures broken down by police force area.


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Volume of approved/additional information as percentage of police checks completed by each force
2003-04 2004-05 2005-06
Force Volume Checks Percentage Volume Checks Percentage Volume Checks Percentage

Avon and Somerset

119

82,843

0.1

128

82,377

0.2

316

103,919

0.3

Bedfordshire

58

30,846

0.2

155

36,934

0.4

227

43,265

0.5

British Transport Police

Cambridgeshire

51

36,015

0.1

152

51,146

0.3

209

54,387

0.4

Cheshire

180

53,486

0.3

261

56,334

0.5

567

63,772

0.9

City of London

7

94

7.4

9

294

3.1

6

1,464

0.4

Cleveland

179

25 729

0.7

282

28,597

1.0

324

29,457

1.1

Cumbria

518

24,620

2.1

336

25,317

1.3

789

26,332

3.0

Derbyshire

103

45,504

0.2

234

47,709

0.5

300

54,541

0.6

Devon and Cornwall

184

86,648

0.2

312

85,565

0.4

687

106,105

0.6

Dorset

141

38,953

0.4

24

45,010

0.1

45

51,109

0.1

Durham

302

28,740

1.1

355

31,127

1.1

408

36,479

1.1

Dyfed-Powys

14

24,183

0.1

45

28,287

0.2

113

32,620

0.3

Essex

186

79,072

0.2

98

94,704

0.1

211

99,021

0.2

Gloucester

60

29,054

0.2

73

31,436

0.2

141

35,903

0.4

Greater Manchester

977

125,874

0.8

2,077

141,297

1.5

1,840

157,844

1.2

Guernsey

11

637

1.7

11

702

1.6

5

886

0.6

Gwent

116

25,928

0.4

62

27,698

0.2

104

28,445

0.4

Hampshire

132

98,061

0.1

129

105,969

0.1

195

116,322

0.2

Hertfordshire

70

60,518

0.1

83

68,826

0.1

181

69,581

0.3

Humberside

83

41,507

0.2

204

49,413

0.4

259

56,084

0.5

Isle of Man

8

770

1.0

17

1,029

1.7

8

1,368

0.6

Jersey

3

83

3.6

5

799

06

5

1,671

0.3

Kent

480

83,353

0.6

663

83,655

08

835

97,491

0.9

Lancashire

195

79,847

0.2

170

86,188

0.2

313

97,544

0.3

Leicestershire

295

41,197

0.7

36

47,434

0.1

201

58,698

0.3

Lincolnshire

44

38,536

0.1

26

57,113

0.0

20

65,541

0.0

Merseyside

217

72,721

0.3

211

81,113

0.3

185

93,024

0.2

Metropolitan

1,148

427,076

0.3

984

458,094

0.2

2,100

534,128

0.4

MOD and PGA

Norfolk

306

34,344

0.9

149

40,965

0.4

285

47,001

0.6

North Wales

311

32,665

1.0

343

38,923

0.9

240

46,234

0.5

North Yorkshire

178

39,419

0.5

324

45,232

0.7

735

54,396

1.4

Northamptonshire

312

36,335

0.9

222

38,450

0.6

389

47,472

0.8

Northumbria

311

68,617

0.5

71

71,417

0.1

236

81,652

0.3

Nottinghamshire

305

46,951

0.6

453

50,008

0.9

505

58,340

0.9

PSNI

117

6,077

1.9

275

6,975

3.9

345

8,386

4.1

Royal Military Police

Scottish Drug Enforcement Agency

SCRO

615

22,312

2.8

789

25,385

3.1

956

28,368

3.4

South Wales

29

49,849

0.1

31

62,005

0.0

48

67,398

0.1

South Yorkshire

70

53,620

0.1

130

60,056

0.2

249

67,739

0.4

Staffordshire

71

50,618

0 1

249

55,983

0.4

632

59,551

1.1

Suffolk

376

32,690

1.2

308

34,813

0.9

247

42,002

0.6

Surrey

115

70,727

0.2

155

76,392

0.2

160

75,400

0.2

Sussex

93

80,161

0.1

98

85,410

0.1

121

93,118

0.1

Thames Valley

363

108,775

0.3

71

121,033

0.1

215

152,135

0.1

UK Central Authority

0

0

Warwickshire

62

24,297

0.3

67

27,083

0.2

94

32,898

0.3

West Mercia

97

66,878

0.1

218

71,554

0.3

479

82,526

0.6

West Midlands

360

122,960

0.3

330

144,239

0.2

809

142,695

0.6

West Yorkshire

380

94,478

0.4

192

113,137

0.2

639

124,110

05

Wiltshire

71

29,294

0.2

109

31,039

0.4

168

39,995

0.4

Grand total

10,423

2,752,962

0.4

11,726

3,054,266

0.4

18,146

3,468,417

0.5


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