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Mark Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding was allocated per head of population to each police authority in Wales in 2007-08; and how much is planned for 2008-09. 
The Government do not distribute grant to police authorities purely on the basis of population. The police funding formula uses a range of data relating to demographic and social characteristics to reflect the relative needs of each authority. Grant allocations also take into account the relative tax base of each authority. Grant allocations are stabilised by damping to limit year-on-year variations.
|Welsh Police Authority Government Revenue Grant Allocations 2007-08 and 2008-09|
|Total Revenue grant( 1) ( £ million )||Resident population (million)||Total Revenue grant( 1) (£ million )||Resident population (million)|
|(1) Total Revenue Grant includes formula grant and all specific grants.|
Population: Office of National Statistics, population projections
Grants: Home Office for general grant and specific grants, WAG for revenue support grant and national non domestic rates.
Mr. Coaker: The Home Office has undertaken no such studies since 2005. Earlier this year the Association of Chief Police Officers agreed a procurement strategy for the years to 2011. The strategy recognises that effective procurement enables the realisation of efficiency benefits and achievement of best value.
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what powers of entry are exercisable by representatives of a local authority under (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation; 
(2) what reasons the PDF files of the documents relating to the survey of powers of entry published on the Home Office operational policing website in July 2008 did not allow printing or copying. 
Mr. Coaker: The table placed in the House Library sets out the available information in relation to primary legislation. The information provided is subject to verification in the light of the work being carried out on the review of powers of entry referred to in an earlier response given to the hon. Member by my right hon. Friend (Mr. McNulty) on 21 July 2008, Official Report, column 971W. Work to develop a complete list of powers of entry under secondary legislation is currently under way. This will be published in due course as part of the review of powers of entry.
Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many and what proportion of rapes reported to the police which (a) involved and (b) did not involve excess alcohol use on the part of the victim or perpetrator resulted in (i) conviction for rape or sexual assault and (ii) pleas of guilty to rape or sexual assault in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; 
(2) how many and what proportion of rapes reported to the police which (a) involved and (b) did not involve excess alcohol use on the part of the victim or perpetrator resulted in a prosecution progressing to trial in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; 
Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the reasons for the variations in rape conviction rates across areas of England and Wales; and what progress has been made by the Rape Performance Group in analysing this issue. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The Home Office published research in July 2007 (Feist et al, Investigating and Detecting Recorded Offences of Rape) which considered the influence of different factors on levels of attrition in rape cases. The Cross CJS Rape Performance Group has been established specifically to analyse the performance of police and CPS areas in relation to the investigation and prosecution of rape against a range of indicators, and reports to Ministers through the National Criminal Justice Board.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what estimate she has made of the number of (a) sergeants, (b) constables and (c) police community support officers in Safer Neighbourhood Teams in London who have remained in their post for less than 12 months since the teams were established; and if she will make a statement; 
(2) how many vacancies there were for (a) sergeants, (b) constables and (c) police community support officers in Safer Neighbourhood teams in each London borough in the latest period for which figures are available; 
Mr. Coaker: Data on length of service and vacancies in Safer Neighbourhood Teams are not collected centrally. The composition of Safer Neighbourhood Teams across London is a matter for the Metropolitan Police Commissioner.
Dr. Iddon: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the cost of a pedlar's certificate in each local police authority is; and what the cost to each police authority of issuing a pedlar's certificate is; 
Mr. Coaker: The statutory fee of £12.25 for a pedlars certificate under section 5(3) of the Pedlars Act 1871 was last changed with effect from 3 February 1986 (by the Pedlars' Certificates (Variation of Fee) Order 1985/2027).
Data showing the number of defendants found guilty at all courts of offences under the Pedlars Act 1871, broken down by police force area, in England and Wales, 2002 to 2006 are in the following table.
The statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences the principal offence is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.
|Number of defendants found guilty at all courts for offences under the Pedlars Act 1871, broken down by police force area, England and Wales, 2002 to 2006( 1,2)|
|(1) These data are on the principal offence basis.|
(2) 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 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.
E and A UnitOCJR, Ministry of Justice
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