Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department has spent on (a) flat screen televisions, (b) DVD players and (c) stereo equipment in each of the last three years. 
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland for which Government websites his Department is responsible; how many visitors each received in the last period for which figures are available; and what the cost of maintaining each site was in that period. 
Ann McKechin: Between April 2007 and March 2008, the Scotland Office web-site received 94,714 visitors. During this period, the cost of hosting the site was £550 and the cost of routine maintenance was £2,440.
The Scotland Office sponsors the Boundary Commission for Scotland which runs its own website. Between April 2007 and March 2008, that website received 686,342 page hits. The number of visitors is not separately recorded. During this period, the cost of running the site was £1,320. Routine maintenance is carried out internally, and associated staff costs are not collected separately.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many staff in his Department are responsible for branding activity; and what the cost of employing such staff was in 2007-08. 
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many full-time equivalent staff in his Department assist special advisers; and what the cost of employing such staff was in each of the last three years. 
Ann McKechin: The Scotland Office does not maintain records of the administrative time provided to special advisers and therefore is unable to identify the full time equivalent figure. However no staff, in the three years to 30 March 2008, were dedicated to supporting special advisers.
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to the answer of 18 November 2008, Official Report, columns 251-2W, on departmental written questions, what the cost of providing the answer was. 
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many complaints of racial abuse relating to staff for which his Department is responsible have been (a) investigated and (b) upheld in the last 12 months. 
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the written ministerial statement by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport of 4 March 2008, Official Report, columns 102-5WS, on tackling alcohol-related problems, when
the summit of police and local authorities to discuss proposals to tackle alcohol-related problems was convened; and what the outcome of the discussion was. 
Jacqui Smith [holding answer 10 November 2008]: The Home Office and Department for Culture Media and Sports jointly held a summit with senior police officers and local authority chief executives on 5 June to discuss how the powers in the Licensing Act 2003 and other interventions can be used most effectively to control problem premises which sell alcohol. Following the successful summit, the Department for Culture Media and Sports has issued guidance on a range of innovative and tough conditions as well as on the introduction of the 'yellow card/red card' scheme to encourage earlier and stronger intervention to tackle problem premises. The Home Office has recently rolled out bespoke, regional workshops to help frontline practitioners to better understand and encourage them in the use of the general alcohol-related tools and powers and specifically Licensing Act 2003 offences.
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) cautions and (b) arrests for alcohol-related offences there were in (i) Ashford constituency and (ii) Kent in the last eight quarters for which records are available. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The information requested in respect of cautions, covering offences of (a) drunkenness, (b) drunkenness with aggravation, (c) offences against the licensing acts, (d) other offences against intoxicating liquor laws, and (e) selected motoring offences, is provided in the following table. The Office for Criminal Justice Reform is unable to provide data for Ashford constituency as data are not collected at the level required.
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 and robbery. The alcohol related offences presented in the table are not notifiable offences and do not form part of the arrests collection.
|Number of offenders cautioned( 1) for alcohol related offences( 2) and issued with penalty notices for disorder (PNDs)( 3) in the Kent police force area, broken down by quarter, 2005 to 2006( 4,5)|
|(1) From 1 June 2000 the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 came into force nationally and removed the use of cautions for persons under 18 and replaced them with reprimands and final warnings. These figures have been included in the totals.|
(2) Includes offences of:
(a) Drunkenness simple.
|(b) Drunkenness with aggravation simple.|
(c) Offences by licensed person.
(e) Driving after consuming alcohol or taking drugs.
(d) Other offences against intoxicating liquor laws.
(3) Includes all alcohol related penalty notices for disorder:
Drunk and disorderly
Selling alcohol to person under 18
Selling alcohol to a person who is drunk
Supplying alcohol to a person under 18
Purchasing alcohol for person under 18 in licensed premises
Purchasing alcohol for person under 18 for consumption in a bar in licensed premises
Delivering alcohol to person under 18 or allowing such delivery
Being drunk in a highway, other public place or licensed premises
Consuming alcohol in designated public place
Consuming alcohol by person under 18 in licensed premises
Allowing consumption of alcohol by person under 18 in licensed premises
Purchase of alcohol by a person under 18
(4) The cautions statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been cautioned for two or more offences at the same time the principal offence is the more serious offence.
(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.
Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the costs of alcohol-related crime in (a) Ribble Valley, (b) Lancashire and (c) the UK since the implementation of the Licensing Act 2003. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The Home Office has estimated that in 2006-07 the cost of alcohol related crime in relation to England and Wales was £9 billion-15 billion. We are not able to break down the figures to local authority area. This estimate is based on the crime figures from 2006-07, and the Home Office is not able to compare the costs before and after the Licensing Act 2003 came into force. The estimate was published in the impact assessment which accompanied the Department of Health's consultation on the next steps in the Alcohol Strategy. This can be found at:
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