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Rosie Cooper: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what funding his Department has provided for social enterprises delivering public services in West Lancashire constituency in the last 12 months. 
Kevin Brennan: The Office of the Third Sector has provided £215 million to the Futurebuilders programme to make grants and loans to third sector organisations, including social enterprises, delivering public services in England.
In the last twelve months, Futurebuilders England has invested £10,627.00 in Bickerstaffe Childrens Services to help build a childcare and family facility in rural West Lancashire.
Philip Davies: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much (a) the Cabinet Office, (b) its agency and (c) the Prime Ministers Office spent on taxis in the last financial year for which figures are available. 
Kevin Brennan: The Prime Ministers Office forms an integral part of the Cabinet Office.
Due to the way that taxi costs are recorded on the Cabinet Office accounting system, it is not possible to extract the information requested without incurring disproportionate costs.
All official travel in the Department is undertaken strictly in accordance with the rules contained in the Cabinet Office Management Code.
Joan Walley: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to which third sector organisations his Department has awarded Improving Reach funding; and how much was awarded in each case. 
Kevin Brennan: The Improving Reach grants are awarded by Capacitybuilders, a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Office of the Third Sector.
Details of the organisations receiving Improving Reach grants during the current phase of the programme and how much each organisation receives are available through the following website.
A list of the third sector organisations which were funded through the pilot phase of the Improving Reach programme and how much each organisation received is available through the following website.
This information has been placed in the Libraries in the House.
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of alcohol referral pilots; and how many people have (a) been subject to referral and (b) completed such referral in each of the pilot areas. 
Mr. Coaker: The current alcohol arrest referral (AAR) pilots in Manchester, Liverpool, Ealing and Chester are subject to a vigorous evaluation process. This is being conducted by external evaluators from Liverpool John Moores University and Risk Solutions consultancy. Preliminary findings on re-offending data six months post-intervention and the throughput figures for offenders referred/receiving interventions will be received from the external evaluators in December 2008, with the final report due in July 2009.
Anne Main: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many licensees in (a) St Albans, (b) Hertfordshire and (c) England were prosecuted for selling alcohol to under-18 year olds in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Coaker: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 10 June 2008, Official Report, column 190W.
Statistics for St. Albans cannot be provided as data are not collected to this level of detail by the Ministry of Justice.
Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions of people aged 10 to 17 years there were for being drunk and disorderly in (a) the non-metropolitan county of Hampshire, (b) the Test Valley borough and (c) Southampton in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Coaker: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 10 June 2008, Official Report, column 188W.
Statistics for Test Valley and Southampton cannot be provided as data are not collected to this level of detail by the Ministry of Justice.
Mr. Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of anti-social behaviour orders. 
Mr. Coaker: Three independent reports including the Home Affairs Select Committee report (2005), the Audit Commission report (May 2006) and the NAO report (December 2006) have confirmed our approach to tackling antisocial behaviour is working. Indeed the NAO reported that 65 per cent. of people stop committing antisocial behaviour after intervention one rising to 93 per cent. after intervention three. Peoples' fear of antisocial behaviour has fallen since ASBOs were introduced.
Mr. Henderson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department has taken in the last 12 months to monitor the work of local authorities in relation to their enforcement of anti-social behaviour orders. 
Mr. Coaker: We collect data on the use of the tools and powers available to practitioners to tackle antisocial behaviour. Data on the number of antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) made and breached are provided by the courts to the Home Office. The most recent data were published on 8 May 2008. We also receive data on the use of other tools and powers, such as antisocial behaviour contracts, through the Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership (CDRP) survey.
We also keep in touch with frontline practitioners through policy development discussion groups, and through regular training events. This helps ensure that practitioners are fully up to speed with the latest practice in using the wide range of ASB tools and powers available to them.
This close relationship also means that we can draw upon front line experience and expertise in developing policy.
Mr. Spellar: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for anti-social behaviour orders have been made to Warley magistrates in each of the last three years; how many have been granted; how many of those granted have been breached; and what penalties were imposed for each breach. 
Mr. Coaker: Information on the number of ASBOs issued and breached is not compiled below Criminal Justice System (CJS) area level. Data at CJS level are collected centrally on the number of antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) made and breached, but not those unsuccessfully applied for.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will establish a target for police forces to investigate all reported house burglaries. 
Mr. Coaker: We have no plans to set a target for police forces to investigate all reported house burglaries.
The Government are determined to ensure the police have the time and flexibility to respond to the concerns of local communities and have listened to the police service about the best way to achieve this. The Police Green Paper published in JulyFrom the Neighbourhood to the National, Policing Our Communities Togetherset out the Government's commitment to remove all targets that we set nationally for the police, and replace them with just one numerical top-down target for forceson whether the public are confident that their force are tackling local problems. It is for local police forces, accountable to their police authorities, to determine their local priorities and the most appropriate way to tackle issues such as house burglary, including through the use of locally-set targets if appropriate.
Mrs. Lait: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance her Department has issued to local authorities on the use of CCTV to monitor members of the public. 
Mr. Coaker: No guidance has been issued to local authorities on the use of closed circuit television (CCTV).
Use of CCTV by local authorities in public spaces must comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, which provides individuals with rights in respect of their information and sets rules about its collection and use.
The Information Commissioners Office is the independent authority which administers the Act, and has recently produced a revised edition of its CCTV code of practice. This provides guidance on how to deploy CCTV while respecting the rights of individuals. Because of the wider privacy concerns raised by CCTV, the code advises organisations to consider the impact on individual privacy beforehand, what benefits can be gained, and whether better solutions exist.
The Home Office published the National CCTV Strategy last year, and a National CCTV Strategy Programme Board has been established. The programme board is reviewing the recommendations of the strategy and Ministers will have the opportunity to approve the work of the board later this year.
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of fraud relating to credit cards have been notified by banks and other financial institutions to the police in each police force area since April 2007. 
Mr. Coaker: In 2007-08, there were 23,344 cases of fraud by false representation that involved a cheque, plastic card or online bank account recorded by police (this includes some instances of the similar offence of cheque and credit card fraud committed under old legislation in place before 15 January 2007).
These offences could have either been referred direct by a financial institution, reported by an account holder or merchant who was not refunded monies by their financial institution or dealt with as a direct call for service to the police where a suspect was believed to be committing a crime at the time. These offences will in some instances relate to online fraud, but there is no specific category of recorded crime to separately identify these. In addition, we do not separately identify fraud offences relating to credit cards that have been notified to police by banks or financial institutions.
Statistics giving the number of fraud offences relating to cheque, plastic card and online bank accounts recorded by each police force area since April 2007 are shown in the following table.
|Fraud by false representation: cheque, plastic card and online bank accounts recorded by each police force in England and Wales from 2007-08|
|Force name||Number of fraud offences|
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