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A Penalty Notice for Disorder (PND) can also be applied for the offence; the number of PNDs issued in Staffordshire Police Force Area was 0 in 2004, 19 in 2005, and 75 in 2006. The number issued in England for the same offence was 112 in 2004, 1,839 in 2005 and 2,936 in 2006.
|Number of persons and the number of other defendants proceeded against at magistrates' courts for offences relating to selling alcohol to under age persons in Staffordshire Police Force Area, and England, 2004 to 2006(1, 2, 3, 4, 5)|
|Staffordshire Police Force Area||England|
|Proceeded against||Proceeded against|
|1 These data are on the principal offence basis.|
2 Data include the following offence descriptions and corresponding statutes:
Holder of occasional permission or his agent knowingly selling to,
knowingly allow consumption by or allowing any person to sell,
Intoxicating liquor to a person under 18. Selling etc intoxicating liquor to person under 18 for consumption on the premises.
Licensing (Occasional Permissions) Act 1983 Schedule (Sec 3) para 4(1). Licensing Act 1964 Sec 169(1).
Sale of alcohol to a person under 18
Licensing Act 2003 S.146(l)
Wholesaler selling intoxicating liquor to a person under 18.
Licensing Act 1964 Sec 181A(1) as added by Licensing Act 1988 Sec 17.
Allow sale of alcohol to an individual under 18.
Licensing Act 2003 Sec 147(1) and (5)
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 The Licensing Act 2003 came into force on 24 November 2005.
5 Figures for Other includes: Public bodies, companies, organisations
Court proceedings data held by RDS - Office for Criminal Justice ReformMinistry of Justice
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the Alternative to Detentions project at the Millbank Centre in Ashford; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Answer of 26 June 2008, Official Report, columns 442-43W, on animal experiments, whether licences that authorise procedures of such severity that death would ensue would require an animal to be euthanased immediately; whether the licences require 24-hour care so that euthanasia can be carried out immediately; whether severity limits are allocated to such licences; whether such licences fall within the band classified as substantial; for what purposes such licences are given; and if she will make a statement. 
Meg Hillier: The Home Office does not authorise death as an experimental endpoint in project licences granted under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986. Where an earlier endpoint has been set to ensure that animals are killed before death would occur, euthanasia would be applied as soon as the animal exhibits predetermined signs, such as abnormal behaviour, appearance, body weight changes, body temperature changes, abnormal clinical findings or observations or laboratory investigations. Monitoring arrangements would also be required to ensure that such signs were identified promptly. Where appropriate, these may include 24-hour care.
Severity limits for such procedures may be either moderate or substantial, depending on the point at which the endpoint is to be applied, and would be set in accordance with the guidance provided in paragraph 5.42 of the published Guidance on the Operation of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (HC321).
Common examples of project licences of this nature include those authorising regulatory toxicology and safety evaluation studies, some vaccine efficacy tests, certain models of disease and major surgery.
Steve Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals 2006, for what specific purposes macaque monkeys were used. 
Meg Hillier: Table 1 of the Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals: Great Britain 2006 identifies the primary purpose of the procedures in which macaques were used. Further information regarding target body systems, non-toxicological field of research, use for production of biological materials, toxicological purpose and type of toxicological test is provided, respectively, in tables 4, 6, 7, 9 and 11 of the publication.
Mr. Coaker: Since April 2008, there has been a neighbourhood policing team in every area. These teams are now increasing their focus on working with local communities to identify and tackle local problems together, while continuing to provide high visibility policing, reducing antisocial behaviour and the fear of crime.
We have provided practitioners with a wide range of tools and powers to tackle antisocial behaviour, issued guidance on their use through a practitioner website and set up a free telephone advice line to provide specific support on individual problems. It is for local agencies to decide on the most appropriate interventions to tackle antisocial behaviour based on their knowledge of what works best locally.
Mr. Coaker: There are no regulations that govern the use of ultra-sonic deterrent devices. However, the prolonged exposure to the noise emitted by a device may be a statutory nuisance. If an environmental health officer took the view that it affected the occupants of a property, action could be taken against the owner of the noise emitter. Inappropriate use of the device may also be classed as a harassment offence under the Public Order Act 1986 or the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.
Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many local authorities in England have applied to make (a) an Alcohol Disorder Zone, (b) a section 30 dispersal order and (c) a designated public place order in each year since each was introduced. 
Mr. Coaker [holding answer 21 July 2008]: There are currently no Alcohol Disorder Zones (ADZs) that we are aware of. ADZs were only commenced on 5 June 2008 and require a number of steps to be taken before a full ADZ is implemented.
Between January 2004 and 31 March 2006, the police have used the power in section 30 of the Anti Social Behaviour Act 2003 to disperse unruly groups in over 1,000 designated areas. Figures are not available broken down by year. Figures for 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2007 are due to be published in the next few months.
The Home Office has been informed that 613 Designated Public Place Orders (DPPO)s have been implemented throughout England and Wales. This figure is broken down by year as follows; three in 2001, 68 in 2002, 78 in 2003, 98 in 2004,103 in 2005, 136 in 2006, 97 in 2007 and 30 in 2008.
Mr. Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many vehicles have been confiscated as a result of anti-social behaviour in (a) the London Borough of Bexley and (b) Greater London in each year since 2000. 
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department of the Legacy Casework Programme questionnaires completed and returned, how many recipients (a) were granted leave to remain (b) were not granted leave to remain and (c) are awaiting a decision; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Byrne: The answer to parts (a), (b) and (c) cannot be determined as these would entail disproportionate cost. Applicants in the backlog of asylum claims are only sent a questionnaire if the UK Border Agency determines it needs more up-to-date information on the case, for example, where an applicant has not been in touch with the Agency for some period.
Lin Homer wrote to the Home Affairs Select Committee on 23 July 2008 to update them on the progress of the work of the Case Resolution Directorate in line with the commitment she gave in her letter dated 17 December 2007 to provide updates every six months.
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 16 January 2008, Official Report, column 1279W, on asylum, how many asylum claimants who have received leave to remain as a result of grant of (a) asylum, (b) humanitarian protection and (c) discretionary leave there were of each nationality in the categories (i) Europe other (ii) Americas other, (iii) Africa other, (iv) Middle East other and (v) Asia other. 
Information on asylum decisions is published quarterly and annually. Copies of asylum statistics publications are available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office Research, Development and Statistics website at:
|Grants of leave to remain( 1,)( )( 2,)( )( 3) made at initial decision on asylum applications, excluding dependants by nationality, previously published under other category, April to December 2003|
|Nationality||Recognised as a refugee and granted asylum||Not recognised as a refugee but granted humanitarian protection||Not recognised as a refugee but granted discretionary leave|
|(1) Figures rounded to the nearest 5, ( = 0, * = 1 or 2).|
(2) Information is of initial decisions, excluding the outcome of appeals or other subsequent decisions.
(3) For completeness, the numbers already published for each region are also provided.
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