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Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent progress has been made on establishing a centre for excellence for computer games production, as proposed in the Governments 2008 Creative Britain report. 
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what EU grant aid may be provided for development of computer games in the UK with an EU cultural element; and what the qualifying criteria are for such grant aid. 
Article 87(3)(d) of the EC treaty authorises member states to give aid to promote culture provided it does not adversely affect trading conditions and competition, but at the moment this does not apply to video games in the UK.
Within the UK, Government currently offer research and development (R and D) tax credits for businesses. As one of the commitments in our recently published Creative Britain document, we have outlined the aim to work with small businesses, with a particular focus on the video games industry, to make the current system of R and D tax credits more user friendly.
The Technology Strategy Board are currently assessing bids to a new £10 million fund to inspire new collaborative research and development ideas for the creative industries, including the video games industry.
Since April the new agency has seized £83 million of drugs, 200 million cigarettes and 800 dangerous weapons; searched 287,000 freight vehicles; and triggered 280 arrests through screening passenger information.
13. Mr. Russell Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of detections of crimes made possible by the retention of DNA samples on the National DNA Database. 
Gordon Banks: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of detections of crimes made possible by the use of DNA samples retained on the National DNA Database. 
23. Sarah McCarthy-Fry: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of detections of crimes made possible by the use of DNA samples retained on the National DNA Database. 
Meg Hillier: It is estimated that over the period April 1998 to March 2007, there have been approximately 240,000 detections in which a DNA match was available or played a part in solving the crime. Figures for the 2007-08 financial year will be available shortly.
Mr. Byrne: The United Kingdom considers all asylum claims, including those from Iraqi nationals, on their individual merits in accordance with our obligations under the 1951 UN Refugee Convention. All claims are considered against the background of the latest country information and country guidance case law as decided by the independent Asylum and Immigration Tribunal.
Mr. Byrne: The UK Border Agency has recently received representations from a small number of individuals, including Members of the House, the chair of the Independent Monitoring Board for Haslar and detainees themselves, on the detention in the UK of Zimbabwean asylum seekers.
We recognise that more and younger people are carrying knives. We acknowledge that the use of knives and other weapons indicates an ongoing trend for young people to carry knives either to protect themselves or for credibility from their peers. Any incident involving a knife is completely unacceptable. That is
why we are investing £2 million on a targeted programme to tackle knife crime in eight police force areas.
Mr. Coaker: We recognise that knife crime is a problem. That is why we are investing £2 million on a targeted programme working with police forces and local authority partners to tackle knife crime in the most affected areas. In addition, we have increased our powers and penalties and are investing in prevention and education to tackle this problem.
Mr. McNulty: Following the reviews of policing and community safety by Sir Ronnie Flanagan and Louise Casey, my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary has received representations from ACPO and the APA among others on many issues, including police accountability. My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary intends to publish a Green Paper later this week with proposals to improve the police accountability.
Jacqui Smith: Operation Pentameter 2, the UK's largest anti-trafficking operation, recently recovered 167 victims of sexual exploitation. We will ratify later this year the Council of Europe Convention against trafficking, as part of our comprehensive strategy against trafficking which is set out in our Action Plan, updated on 2 July.
Mr. Coaker: As part of the Government's review of measures to tackle the demand for prostitution we have commissioned research comparing policy approaches adopted in other jurisdictions, including New Zealand, which has decriminalised prostitution. Our findings will be published as part of the outcome of this review, in the autumn.
The Home Office has undertaken actions which directly benefit rural communities such as establishing farm, horse, country and poacher watch schemes. In my hon. Friend's constituency in Sedgefield a "farmwatch" scheme is now in place.
Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on which buildings occupied by her Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies the lease will be due for renewal in the next four years. 
Mr. Byrne: The Department's agencies, shadow agency and non-departmental public bodies occupy the buildings listed as follows where the lease (or inter-departmental agreement where applicable) is due for renewal in the next four years.
India Buildings, Water Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L2 OXG
Unit 31, Orton Southgate, Tresham Road, Peterborough, PE2 6SG
Milburngate House, Framwellgate, Durham, County Durham DH99 1NS
Dock Police Station, Dock Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk IP11 3SE
Templepatrick Police Station, 900 Antrim Road, Belfast BT39 OAH
Hampton House, 47-53 High Street, Belfast BT1 2QS
21-47 High Street, Feltham Green, Middlesex TW13 4AG
Poplar House, Tawe Business Village, Phoenix Way, Swansea SA7 9LA
Oaklands House, Washway Road, Sale, Manchester, M33 6IS
Martins Building, Water Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L2 3SP
Greystoke Business Centre, High Street, Portishead, Bristol BS20 9PY
Leon House, 233 High Street, Croydon, Surrey CR0 9XT
Vancouver House, County Court Road, Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE30 5EJ
Medvale House, Mote Road, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6AE
161 Brooms Road, Dumfries, Dumfrieshire, DG1 3EX
Mercury Court, Tithebarn Street, Liverpool L2 2PQ
Whitgift Centre, Wellesley Road, Croydon, Surrey CR9 3LY
Boston Police Station, Lincoln Lane, Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 8QX
2308 Coventry Road, Birmingham, West Midlands B26 3JS
Ballard House, West Hoe Road, Plymouth, Devon PL1 3BL
Reliance House, 20 Water Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L2 8XU
Cunard Building, Pier Head, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 1DS
Olympia House, Upper Dock Street, Newport, Monmouthshire NP20 1XA
Windsor Place, 24 Windsor Place, Cardiff, Glamorgan CF10 3BY
The Plaza, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 9QJ
Unit 15 Kinning Park, Glasgow, Strathclyde G4 1RR
Brunswick House, 8-13 Brunswick Place, Southampton, Hampshire SO15 2AP
Bennett House, Town Road, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 2QB
Norman House, Kettering Terrace, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO2 7AE
Ground Floor, The Observatory, Chatham Maritime, Chatham, Kent ME4 4NT
New Kings Beam House, 22 Upper Ground, London SE1 (NPIAlease to 23 June 2012))
10 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0NN
Moorfoot, Sheffield S1 4PQ
Bennett House, Town Road, Stoke, ST1 2QB
The Triad, Stanley Road, Bootle, Merseyside L20 3BE
Allington Towers, Allington Street, London SW1E 5EB
Regent Centre, Regent Road, Aberdeen AB11 5NS
Northgate House, Northgate Street, Aberystwyth SY23 2JS
Aldwych House, Winchester Street, Andover SP10 2EA
17-21 Market Street, Armagh BT61 7BW
Norwood House, 102-106 Great Victoria Street Belfast, BT2 7BE
Units 3&4 The Chandlery, The Quayside, Berwick Upon Tweed TD15 1HE
Kensington House, Suffolk Street, Queensway, Birmingham B1 1LN
St. John's Court, Ainsworth Street, Blackburn BB1 6AR
Dean Park House, 8-10 Dean Park Crescent, Bournemouth BHI 1HL
42 Frederick Place, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4EA
Monarch House, Queen Charlotte Street, Bristol BS1 4EX
Units 1 & 2 Hillside Business Park, Kempson Way, Bury St. Edmunds IP32 7EA
Ground Floor, Regents Court, Kingmoor, Carlisle CA6 4SJ
Rosebery House, 41 Springfield Road, Chelmsford CM2 6JJ
Montpellier House, Montpellier Drive, Cheltenham GL50 1TA
River House, Castle Lane, Waterside, Coleraine BT51 3DP
Belgrave House, Station Way, Crawley RH10 1HU
Stuart House, Green Lane, Derby DE1 1RS
Maybrook House, 25 New Street, Dover CT17 9AJ
161 Brooms Road, Dumfries DG1 3EX
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