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|Table 3: N umber of young persons aged 16 to 17 years issued with a penalty notice for disorder for the offence "buying or attempting to buy alcohol by person under 18" in England and Wales for the years 2005 to 2006( 1, 2, 3)|
|Buying alcohol by person under 18||Buying or attempting to buy alcohol by person under 18|
|Police force||2005( 4)||2006|
|(1) These data are on the principal offence basis. (2) Data include the following offence descriptions and corresponding statutes: Buying/attempting to buy alcohol by a person under 18. Licensing Act 1964. Buying or attempting to buy alcohol by a person under 18. Section 149(1)of the Licensing Act 2003 (c.17) (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) This offence came into force on 4 April 2005. Source: Court proceedings data held by CJEAUOffice for Criminal Justice ReformMinistry of Justice.|
Mr. Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions there were of defendants aged 10 to 17 years for being drunk and disorderly in each London borough in each year since 1997. 
John Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many under 18 year olds were given antisocial behaviour orders in (a) Leeds West constituency and (b) Leeds Metropolitan District in each year since their introduction. 
ASBOs became available from 1 April 1999. Between 1 April 1999 and 31 May 2000, data on the number of ASBOs issued were not collected broken down by age. Therefore it is not possible to determine how many of the 104 ASBOs issued in England and Wales during that period were issued to young people aged between 10-17 years old at the time the ASBO was issued.
The number of ASBOs issued to young people in the West Yorkshire Criminal Justice System (CJS) area from l June 2000 to 31 December 2006 (latest available) is shown in the table. CJS areas are coterminous with police force areas.
|Number of antisocial behaviour orders ISSUED to juveniles( 1) at all courts in the West Yorkshire Criminal Justice System (CJS) area, as reported to the Home Office by the Court Service, 2000( 2)( ) 0 6|
|CJS area West Yorkshire|
|(1) Defined as being 10-17 years old at the time the ASBO was issued.|
(2) From 1 June 2000.
1. Previously issued data have been revised.
2. 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 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.
Prepared by CJEAU, Ministry of Justice.
Mr. Coaker: Cannabis seeds are not illegal under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, although the unauthorised cultivation of cannabis seeds and any subsequent supply and possession of cannabis is unlawful. On 7 May the Home Secretary accepted the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs recommendation to assess the extent to which the trade in cannabis paraphernalia, including seeds, might be more effectively regulated. The availability of cannabis seeds is a concern and this matter is currently under review.
Mrs. Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance her Department provides for the families of those who have died as a result of criminal conduct on the interpretation of (a) DNA testing and results and (b) other expert evidence arising during criminal investigations. 
Meg Hillier: The Home Office does not produce detailed guidance on the interpretation of DNA test results and other expert evidence intended for bereaved families. However, Advice for Bereaved Families and Friends Following Murder or Manslaughter has been produced with the involvement of victims' groups, and is distributed to bereaved families through police family liaison officers (PFLOs). This document explains how DNA taken from living relatives can be used to identify victims and advises relatives to seek further details from PFLOs. A revised version of this document is expected to be published towards the end of the year.
A range of guidance on DNA and murder investigation is also produced for police forces. The Association of Chief Police Officers has produced a DNA good practice manual; a murder investigation manual; and a best practice guide on the use of familial searching (i.e. identification through use of relatives DNA).
Mr. Coaker: Statistics are not collected specifically on a constituency basis. The Home Office does publish statistics at crime and disorder reduction partnership (CDRP) area level. The number of offences of violence against the person for each of the last five years by CDRP is available on the Home Office website at:
Also available is a look-up table that identifies which constituencies are associated with CDRPs. In many instances, a CDRP may comprise of more than one constituency. Conversely, some constituencies will come within two or more CDRPs, either wholly or partially. The look-up table is available at:
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