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Mr. Ellwood: To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 16 July 2008, Official Report, column 244, how many countries have a higher defence budget than the UK in cash terms in 2008-09. 
Mr. Wallace: To ask the Prime Minister which parliamentary constituencies he has visited since 27 June 2007; on what dates each such visit took place; and what the purpose of each such visit was. 
The Prime Minister: I travel making the most efficient and cost-effective arrangements. My travel arrangements are in accordance with the arrangements for official travel set out in chapter 10 of the Ministerial Code, and the accompanying guidance document, Travel by Ministers.
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Prime Minister, further to page 52 of the Cabinet Office Annual Report and Accounts 2007-08, whether a reflection room has been provided for those working in Downing Street offices as part of the Cabinet Office well-being measures. 
Philip Davies: To ask the Prime Minister when he last met (a) a school teacher, (b) a nurse, (c) a doctor, (d) a social worker, (e) a police officer and (f) a prison officer in the course of his official business. 
The Prime Minister: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office (Mr. Watson) on 1 September 2008, Official Report, columns 1434-36W.
The Prime Minister: I discussed a wide range of issues on my recent trip to Israel. I refer the hon. Member to the speech I made to the Israeli Knesset, a transcript is available on the No. 10 website at:
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Lewes (Norman Baker) of 14 July 2008, Official Report, columns 20-1W, on Ministerial policy advisers, if he will place in the Library a copy of the guidelines on allowances and subsistence. 
Grant Shapps: To ask the Prime Minister which Ministers (1) will have grace and favour accommodation allocated to them; what the locations of that accommodation will be in each case following the changes to the machinery of Government and the Cabinet reshuffle; which Ministers or former Ministers will leave their grace and favour accommodation; and which grace and favour properties will remain empty; 
The Prime Minister: The staffing and associated costs for my Political Office are met by the Labour party. As has been the case under successive Administrations, marginal costs associated with the Political Office are met from within the overall budget for 10 Downing street.
The Prime Minister: My Office receives many letters from schools and children, all of which receive a reply. In addition, and when appropriate, my Office sends out a booklet about the history of Downing street to schools and children who write in. Copies of this booklet are available in the Library of the House.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Prime Minister when he plans to answer question 192528, on visits to 10 Downing Street, tabled on 4 March 2008 by the hon. Member for Southend, West; what the reason is for the time taken to reply; what steps he has (a) taken and (b) plans to take to answer written parliamentary questions within a working week of them being tabled; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies in each of the last five years; and what the commercial value of the discount was in each case. 
However, Her Majestys Court Service (HMCS) provide free of charge room hire to organisations that directly support the work of the courts. These include the Crown Prosecution Service, Probation Service, Victim and Witness Service, Police, Shorthand Writers, Press and WRVS. HMCS also hire out to organisations that support the Court Service for training purposes and a system has recently been put in place to record the information requested. Therefore, income for this financial year is currently £3,190.
Nick Herbert: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many officials in his Department have been disciplined in each of the last three years for misconduct involving misuse of personal data. 
Prison Service records show that members of staff have been disciplined and dismissed for inappropriate use of personal or sensitive data in the last three years.
In some of these cases, the inappropriate use of data has been part of a wide range of charges against the members of staff:
April 2005-March 2006: Nil
April 2006-March 2007: Six members of staff were subject to formal disciplinary action and, of these, three were subsequently dismissed from service.
April 2007-March 2008: One member of staff was subject to formal disciplinary action and was subsequently dismissed from service.
James Duddridge: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many applications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to (i) undertake directed surveillance, (ii) use covert human intelligence sources, (iii) acquire communications data and (iv) undertake intrusive surveillance in the last 24 months. 
Mr. Straw: I refer the hon. Member to my right hon. Friend the Prime Ministers written ministerial statement on 22 July 2008, Official Report, columns 110-11WS. The Governments approach is to neither confirm nor deny the extent to which use is made of these powers. The Chief Surveillance Commissioner and Interception of Communications Commissioner does however provide statistics of all covert activity authorised under Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) in their annual reports, which were laid before both Houses of Parliament on 22 July 2008.
(a) DeliusGreater Manchester, London and West Mercia;
(b) CRAMSCheshire, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Dorset, Durham, Dyfed-Powys, Essex, Gloucestershire, Gwent, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Humberside, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, North Wales, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Northumbria, Nottinghamshire, South Wales, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Surrey, Sussex, Teesside, Warwickshire, West Yorkshire and Wiltshire;
(c) Other IT case management systemsAvon and Somerset, Bedfordshire, Cambridge, Devon and Cornwall, Kent, Merseyside, Norfolk, Suffolk, Sussex (in addition to CRAMS), Thames Valley, and West Midlands.
The evaluation of the Crime Reduction Programme Restorative Justice Pilots, undertaken by Joanna Shapland of the University of Sheffield, was commissioned to develop the evidence base of what
works for adults in terms of restorative justice and to inform future policy developments. Although the most recently published research report showed that, overall, the evidence of the effectiveness of restorative justice in reducing adult re-offending is no stronger than for other interventions, earlier research showed that it delivers high levels of victim satisfaction. The Government are, therefore, considering what further encouragement they can provide to support the continued growth of adult and youth restorative justice, taking account of the complete findings from the evaluation of these pilots.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of custodial sentences imposed on
people aged 18 years or under was as proposed in the pre-sentence report prepared by the local youth offending team (YOT) in each YOT area in each month between March 2006 and March 2007. 
Mr. Hanson: The Government have developed a range of sentences that are designed to offer courts a robust alternative to custody. The decision on the most appropriate type of disposal given to a young person is ultimately for the court to make.
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