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David Simpson: To ask the Leader of the House how many staff in her Office did not achieve an acceptable assessment grade in their annual report in the latest reporting year for which figures are available. 
Chris Bryant: All staff in the Leader of the House's Office achieved an acceptable assessment grade in their annual appraisal report in the reporting year 2007 to 2008.
Mr. Ellwood: To ask the Prime Minister when he next plans to visit Bournemouth. 
The Prime Minister: I have no current plans to do so.
Mr. Hague: To ask the Prime Minister what the names and affiliations of the members of the business delegation that accompanied him on his recent visit to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Dubai are. 
The Prime Minister: The following business leaders accompanied me on my trip to the Gulf states:
Mike BeaumontFoster Wheeler Energy Ltd.;
Malcolm Brinded CBEShell (Royal Dutch Shell);
Professor Keith Burnett CBE FRSSheffield University;
Philip CoxInternational Power;
Tom DelayThe Carbon Trust;
Tony DouglasLaing O'Rourke;
Professor Malcolm Grant CBE MA LLDUniversity College London;
Philip GreenUnited Utilities;
Dr. Tony HaywardBP;
David HodgkinsonHSBC Holdings;
Christopher HymanSerco Group plc;
Lady Barbara JudgeUnited Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority;
Lord Levene of Portsoken KBELloyd's of London;
Neil MacGregorBritish Museum;
Mouzhan MajidiFoster + Partners;
John NapierRoyal and Sun Alliance;
Dick OlverBAE Systems;
Angad PaulCaparo Group;
Leo QuinnDe La Rue;
Sir John RoseRolls-Royce;
Peter SandsStandard Chartered Bank;
Sir Nicholas SerotaThe Tate;
Right hon. Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean;
Ian TylerBalfour Beatty.
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take to reduce the number of drunk and disorderly people being held in police custody; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Alan Campbell:
The National Alcohol Strategy 'Safe.Sensible.Social sets out the Government's plan to minimise the health harms, violence and antisocial behaviour associated with alcohol, while ensuring that people are able to enjoy alcohol safely and responsibly. The Strategy focuses action on three groups most at risk which are 18-24 year old binge drinkers, young people under 18 who drink alcohol, and harmful drinkers whose drinking is damaging their health, often without them realising it. The Strategy contains a range of measures to tackle alcohol related crime and
disorder, which will have an effect on the number of people becoming drunk and disorderly in public, therefore reducing the number who end up in police custody.
In particular, the Home Office has funded 13 alcohol arrest referral pilots around the country. Alcohol arrest referral schemes make provision, in suitable cases, for adults arrested for alcohol-related offences to be referred to brief advice sessions. Sessions are structured to inform arrestees about the links between unsafe drinking and offending. The schemes aim to reduce offending rates among binge drinkers who are not dependent on alcohol.
Additionally, the Government have also recently launched a new, hard-hitting £4 million national advertising campaign, under the Know Your Limits banner, to drive home the serious consequences of binge drinking. It poses the question:
'You wouldn't start a night like this, so why end it that way?'
Joan Ryan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many anti social behaviour orders have been issued in the London Borough of Enfield in each year since 1999. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: Information on the number of antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) issued is not available below Criminal Justice System (CJS) area level.
The available information is shown in the following table.
|Number of antisocial behaviour orders issued at all courts in the Greater London Criminal Justice System area, as reported to the Home Office by the Court Service, 1 April 1999 to 31 December 2006|
|(1) 1 April 1999-31 December 2000.|
1. Previously issued data have been revised.
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. 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.
Prepared by OCJR Evidence and Analysis Unit.
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) arrested and (b) charged with possession of Class (i) A, (ii) B and (iii) C drugs in each police force area in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The information requested on arrests is not collected centrally.
The arrests collection held by the Home Office covers arrests for recorded crime (notifiable offences) only, broken down at a main offence group level, covering categories such as violence against the person, burglary, robbery and drug offences.
From these centrally reported data we are not able to identify specific offences from within the main offence groups.
Information on offenders charged by the police is not reported to the Home Office.
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to her Departments news release of 22 September 2008, what powers the proposed community crime fighters will have; and what accreditation they will undergo. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: Community crime fighters will be members of the public who are already actively involved in their communities. They will not have any legal powers but will receive free training in things like getting the best services for victims and witnesses, what the policing pledge will mean on the ground and what powers can and should be employed by local services to tackle antisocial behaviour and crime.
Mr. Crausby: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police community support officers there are in (a) Bolton and (b) England. 
Mr. Coaker: There were 67 full-time equivalent police community support officers in the Bolton Basic Command Unit of Greater Manchester police and 15,108 full-time equivalent police community support officers in England as at 31 March 2008.
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people have (a) been made the subject of a control order, (b) absconded whilst the subject of a control order and (c) otherwise breached the terms of a control order in each quarter since the inception of such orders; how many people have breached an order on (i) more than one occasion and (ii) more than two occasions; and how many people have absconded on more than one occasion; 
(2) how many people who have absconded whilst subject to a control order have been arrested or otherwise located and returned to control; 
(3) how many people have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted of breaching of a control order; and how many of those convicted have received a custodial sentence; 
(4) how many people of each nationality have been made the subject of a control order since the inception of such orders. 
Mr. Coaker: The Secretary of State reports to Parliament on the exercise of her powers under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005.
As of 10 September 2008, the last date covered by the most recent report, 38 individuals have been made subject to a control order. (The total number of control orders made is higher as some individuals have had more than one order made against them.)
These reports include the number of individuals subject to a control order, the number who are British citizens, and the number, if there were any, who have absconded from a control order. I refer the hon. Member to these reports, and in particular the reports of 11 December 2006, 16 January 2007, 22 March 2007, 24 May 2007, 21 June 2007 and 17 September 2007. These statements give as much information as we can provide about the individuals who have absconded given the national security sensitivities of these cases and the need to avoid publishing any information that could lead to the identification of an individual who is subject to an anonymity order.
The Home Office, Ministry of Justice and Attorney-General's Office are currently working with the National Coordinator for Terrorist Investigations to improve the quality of data relating to those arrested, charged, convicted and imprisoned under terrorist legislation and under other legislation but considered terrorist related. As soon as this is complete a Statistical Bulletin covering this information will be published by the Home Office. This Statistical Bulletin will include figures showing the number of people charged and convicted under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005.
Mr. Mark Field: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many A2 nationals were arrested for crimes connected with automatic teller machines in (a) 2005, (b) 2006 and (c) 2007. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The information requested on arrests is not collected centrally.
The arrests collection held by the Home Office covers arrests for recorded crime (notifiable offences) only, broken down at a main offence group level, covering categories such as violence against the person, burglary, robbery and drug offences. From these centrally reported data we are not able to identify specific offences from within the main offence groups.
The data are also broken down by age group, gender, ethnicity and police force area. Information on the nationality of offenders does not form a part of this collection, therefore data on the number of arrests of A2 nationals (from Romania and Bulgaria) is not available.
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the (a) reliability and (b) usefulness of headcam technology in tackling crime; if she will make resources available to make this technology more widely available to the police; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: A pilot programme for body worn video (which includes head cameras) ran in Plymouth from September 2006 to April 2007. During the pilot the following key points were identified:
Violent crime was reduced by 8 per cent in the pilot sectors (1 per cent. elsewhere);
More serious violence was reduced by 18 per cent. (no change elsewhere);
An increase of 85 per cent. in violent incidents resulting in an arrest;
An increase of 40 per cent. in the number of violent crimes detected.
A number of providers supply body worn video devices. Individual police forces negotiate the best device to fit their needs. Kent police have demonstrated some excellent work in developing a bespoke device with a commercial provider.
The Home Office made a fund of £3 million available specifically to enable police forces across the country to widen their use of body worn video devices. This announcement was made on 12 July 2007, when guidance on the use of this equipment was published by PCSD, which was compiled with the National Police Improvement Agency and the support of ACPO.
Suffolk police was awarded £60,000 of this fund, which was a mid-range allocation from the 38 bids awarded.
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which programmes funded by her Department experienced a real-terms reduction in their budget between 2006-07 and 2007-08; and what the budget was in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08 in each case. 
Mr. Coaker: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Member for Harrow, East (Mr. McNulty) on 29 April 2008, Official Report, column 334W.
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