To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much (a) her Department and (b) its agencies spent on telecommunications in each year since 1997. 
The available information is in the following tables.
HO (Including UKBA)
Computer line calls
Computer line rent
Mobile Phone Rent
Mobile call charges
Mobile phone rent
Phone call charges
Rent of other equipment
Rent of telephone exchanges
Table 2: Identity Passport Service
Mrs. Maria Miller:
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has for the long-term funding of independent domestic violence advisers in (a) Hampshire and (b) England and Wales. 
Mr. Alan Campbell [holding answer 30 October 2008]: The Government are committed to contributing towards funding independent domestic violence adviser (IDVA) services with funds derived from the victims surcharge. In 2008-09 125 IDVA services were allocated grants including the 104 services supporting the specialist domestic violence courts. This includes four sites in Hampshire at Alton, Andover, Portsmouth and Southampton. The Government also allocated funding in 2008-09 to Government offices for the expansion of IDVA services (and multi-agency risk assessment conferences) locally and anticipates that funding will be made available again in 2009-10.
Drinking Banning Orders
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost of implementing drinking banning orders, including funding transfers to other departments. 
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Mr. Alan Campbell:
The Impact Assessment in respect of drinking banning orders (DBOs) is available on the Home Office website at:
The administrative costs of DBOs are assumed to be equivalent of an ASBO; £5 million to £30 million. The custodial costs of a DBO are lower (than an ASBO) since the shorter DBOs are assumed to have fewer breaches. This is estimated to be £0.5 million to £2.5 million or £2 million to £10 million, if the increased number requires new prison places to be constructed. This assumes an equal mix of two, six and 12-month DBOs. The additional construction costs are not expected to be necessary as the total impact is expected to be less than 100 prison places. Even this scenario allows for six times more DBOs than there are currently ASBOs.
This implies total costs in the range of £5.5 million to £32.5 million. These estimates do not take into account the possible impacts on the profits of businesses who may lose revenue from banned drinkers.
The production of the Impact Assessment pre-dates the creation of the Ministry of Justice, and therefore there is no separate costing for this Department.
Driving Offences: Fines
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many vehicle owners were fined for having a vehicle on the public roads without a valid MOT certificate in the last 12 months. 
Mr. Alan Campbell:
The court proceedings database held by the Ministry of Justice cannot separately identify the specific offence of driving a vehicle without a valid MOT certificate. The following table shows the total number of fines imposed at magistrates courts for all vehicle test offences. Data for 2007 are expected to be published at the end of November this year.
As vehicle test offences are also dealt with by the police with the issue of a fixed penalty notice, data on the number issued in 2006 are also included in the table.
Total number of court imposed fines( 1) at magistrates courts and fixed penalty notices( 2) issued by the police for vehicle test offences( 3) , England and Wales, 2006( 4,5)
Number of court imposed fines
Number of penalty notices issued by the police
(1) Magistrates courts data only. Fines given at the Crown court total nationally (England and Wales) less than 10 each year. (2) Paid, i.e. no further action. (3) Offences aiding, abetting, causing or permitting vehicle test offences (except fraud) under the Road Traffic Act 1988 ss. 47(1), 51(2), 53(1) - (3), 63(1), 63(2), 67(9), 76(8), 165(3) and 175; Road Traffic (Foreign Vehicles Act 1972 s.3(1) (c); Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 Regs. 70 and 73. (4) It is known that for some police force areas, the reporting of court proceedings in particular those relating to summary motoring offences is less than complete. (5) 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.
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Emergency Services: Radio
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many Airwave handsets have been lost in each year since introduced, broken down by organisation; 
(2) how many (a) lost, (b) broken and (c) other airwave handsets have been disabled by Airwave Solutions Ltd in each year since the airwave handsets were introduced, broken down by police force. 
The number of Airwave radio terminals that have been reported lost or stolen by organisations responsible to the Secretary of State for the Home Department since 2002 is 2,699. Each year this represents a very small percentage of the terminals in circulation, for example, for 2008 the number of terminals lost or stolen is less than 1 per cent. of the estimated current terminal population. The breakdown across organisations is given in the following table. The figures for these questions have been compiled from data provided by forces.
Handsets that have been reported lost or stolen are disabled within a short period of time in accordance with a published code of practice. The total number of terminals that have been disabled is likely to be higher than the number reported lost or stolen. This is because the figures do not include broken terminals. Broken terminals are disabled; however, this figure is not held centrally.
Some terminals which are reported lost or stolen may later be found; however, these data are not collected centrally.