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|Table B : Fixed penalty notices issued( 1) by the police for obstruction, waiting and parking offences( 2, 3) , England and Wales , 2002 to 200 6|
|Number of tickets|
|(1) Paid i.e. no further action.|
(2) Offences under the Road Traffic Act 1988 s.22; Transport Act 2000 ss. 173 (5); 173 (6); 173 (7); 174 (3); 175(2); 175 (3): 175 (4); 190 Highway Act 1835 ss. 72 and 78; RTA 1988 ss. 19 and 21; Highways Act 1980 s. 137 (1); Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 ss. 5 (1), 8, 32-36 and 45-53; Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 Regs. 101 and 103; Transport Act 2000 part III; Metropolitan Police Act 1839 s. 54 (1)
(3) Does not include decriminalised parking enforcements (DPE).
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.
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the reasons have been for the removal and destruction of DNA samples from the National DNA database following a request to do so from the person from whom the DNA was taken; and if she will make a statement. 
Meg Hillier: Under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE), the police have the power indefinitely to retain profiles on the National DNA Database (NDNAD) derived from samples taken from persons arrested for a recordable offence and detained in a police station, regardless of whether they are charged or convicted. While the decision on whether to agree to a request from an individual to have their DNA profile removed from the NDNAD lies with the chief officer of the police force which took the sample, profiles will normally be retained unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Given that a number of factors may be applicable to each individual decision, there is no specific breakdown of the reasons for the removal and destruction of DNA samples from the NDNAD following a request to do so from the person from whom the DNA was taken.
The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) has a national Criminal Records Office (ACRO), based in Hampshire, which deals with matters relating to criminal records, DNA and fingerprints on behalf of chief officers. In the area of removals from the NDNAD, they assist chief officers in arriving at a decision, by providing examples of how requests have been dealt with in other police forces and offering advice. However, the final decision remains with chief officers, who are not obliged to refer cases to ACRO or to agree with its recommendations.
Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people without a criminal conviction have made representations to her Department to have their names removed from the national DNA database. 
Under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, the decision on whether to agree to a request from an individual to have their DNA profile, fingerprints and associated records removed from police databases
lies with the chief officer of the police force which took the DNA sample and fingerprint records, so requests from people without a criminal conviction go to chief officers, and not the Home Office. No central records are kept of the number of such requests made, and the number of those which are from people without a criminal conviction.
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to publish the National DNA Database Annual Report for (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08; and if she will make a statement. 
Meg Hillier [holding answer 23 June 2008]: A precise date for the publication of the National DNA Database Annual Report for 2006-07 is not yet available, but it is expected to be published in the near future. The timescale for the production of the Annual Report for 2007-08 is shortly to be considered by the National DNA Database Strategy Board.
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate her Department has made of the number of men and boys trafficked into the United Kingdom for suspected involvement in the sex industry in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Operations Pentameter 1 and 2 have focussed on trafficking for sexual exploitation irrespective of gender and the analysis of those operations will inform our estimate of the scale and nature of the problem.
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which companies and organisations have given her Department and the UK Human Trafficking Centre free or reduced rates to run campaign materials against human trafficking. 
Principals Agency in Leeds provided a reduced rate to the UKHTC for design work the agency carried out on the Blue Blindfold campaign and CBS Outdoor provided reduced rates for displaying posters on buses.
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department and the UK Human Trafficking Centre spent on (a) commissioning and (b) mounting the Blue Blindfold Campaign; and which costs of the campaign were met from the budget of (i) the UK Human Trafficking Centre and (ii) her Department centrally. 
A total of £20,994 has been spent on the campaign so far on production of materials and placing of the posters on buses. Of this total, £13,000 was met by the Home Office, with the remainder being met from the UKHTC's budget.
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions her Department is conducting with the newspaper industry over the placing of advertisements by establishments offering sexual services in newspapers; and whether her Department has made any estimate of the number of trafficked women potentially working in such establishments. 
Mr. Coaker: In November 2007 I met with representatives from the newspaper and advertising industries on this issue. The Newspaper Society have reviewed guidance it issues to publishers to ensure it fully reflects concerns about human trafficking for sexual exploitation. In January the Government Equalities Office also published Women Not for Sale, which raised the issue of the links between this type of advertisement, and the trafficking of women into the UK for the purposes of prostitution.
Meg Hillier [holding answer 29 April 2008]: The precise manner of enrolment of fingerprint biometrics has yet to be finalised for identity cards to be issued to British citizens under the Identity Cards Act 2006. However, it is intended that 10 plain fingerprints should be recorded and stored on the National Identity Register.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) traffic enforcement officers, (b) traffic wardens and (c) council parking attendants were operating in each police authority area in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Coaker: Available data for the numbers of police officers whose primary role is within the traffic function and for the numbers of traffic wardens are given in the following tables. Data on local authority parking attendants and civil enforcement officers are not collected centrally.
|Police officers FTE whose main function is Traffic( 1) , 1996-97 to 2006-07|
|Full-time equivalent( 2)|
|1996-97( 3)||1997-98( 3)||1998-99( 4)||1999-2000( 4)||2000-01( 4)||2002-03||2003-04||2004-05||2005-06||2006-07|
|(1) Staff with multiple responsibilities (or designations) are recorded under their primary role or function. The traffic function Includes staff who are predominantly employed on motorcycles or in patrol vehicles for the policing of traffic and motorway related duties. The function does not include officers employed in accident investigation, vehicle examination and radar duties.|
(2) This and other tables contain full-time equivalent figures that have been rounded to the nearest whole number. Because of rounding, there may be an apparent discrepancy between totals and the sums of the constituent items.
(3) Data are unavailable for 1996-97 and 1997-98.
(4) Data by police force area are not available centrally.
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