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Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much (a) her Department and (b) its agencies have spent on Christmas (i) cards, (ii) parties and (iii) decorations in the last 12 months. 
Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will list the crime and disorder reduction partnerships that cover each of the principal seaside towns in descending order according to their efficiency ranking. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs) in England and Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) in Wales are not ranked centrally according to their efficiency. The requirements for CDRPs/CSPs to publish and produce three yearly audits and to report annually to the Home Secretary were repealed in 2007.
Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences relating to (a) drugs, (b) shoplifting and (c) violence against the person there were in (i) each principal seaside town, (ii) each ward in each seaside town and (iii) each lower super output area in each seaside town in each of the last 10 years; and if she will rank such areas in descending order of number of offences for the latest year for which figures are available. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: Information is not available in the form requested. The Home Office collects and publishes statistics for each local authority area in England and Wales. It is likely that some seaside towns will equate to local authority areas.
The Home Office does not currently collect recorded crime data at Super Output Area (SOA) level for all police forces in England and Wales although data have been collected at this level for a selection of forces. These data are available on the neighbourhood statistics website at:
Mr. Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints have been made against police community support officers in each police authority area in each of the last five years; and what analysis her Department has conducted on the nature of complaints made. 
Alun Michael: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the annual cost of providing allowances to directly elected crime and policing representatives as proposed in the Policing Green Paper. 
Alun Michael: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what costs she estimates would be incurred in the holding of elections for crime and policing representatives across England and Wales as proposed in the Policing Green Paper. 
Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officials in her Department have responsibility for tackling crime against business listed in their job specification; and what the (a) job title and (b) role of each is. 
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps her Department has taken to improve crime detection rates in (a) Hemel Hempstead, (b) Hertfordshire and (c) England and Wales. 
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration she gave to including intellectual property crime in the National Community Safety plan for 2008 to 2011; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The National Community Safety Plan (NCSP) was revised in December 2007 to communicate how the vision and objectives set out in our national Crime Strategy ("Cutting Crime: A New Partnership 2008-2011") have been embodied in the current cross-cutting PSA framework. Both documents now give local partners a greater flexibility in setting their crime priorities, in accordance with local needs and in consultation across the local community.
Both the Crime Strategy and the NCSP cover organised crime, which includes some intellectual property crime. More widely, recent legislation introduced by the Home Office, including new asset recovery powers and the Serious Crime Act 2007, provide important tools in tackling intellectual property crime. The UK Intellectual Property Office has lead responsibility for the Government's national strategy on intellectual property crime and produces regular enforcement reports.
Mr. Moss: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government has taken on reducing petty crime in multi-occupancy housing in areas with large migrant worker populations. 
Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to review the procedures for recording crime statistics following the recent discovery of faults in the recording mechanisms for serious crime. 
Mr. Coaker: The recording of crime is governed by the National Crime Recording Standard and the Home Office Counting Rules for Recorded Crime, both of which are publicly available documents. These standards are supported by the National Crime Recording Steering Group which contains members from a range of police forces, ACPO, Federation, HMIC, Audit Commission, Home Office officials and others where appropriate.
Where concerns are raised through this feedback mechanism, I will continue to take a measured and proportionate approach to ensure the public can have confidence in the accuracy of the recorded crime statistics.
Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of (a) vehicle theft, (b) domestic burglary and (c) violent crime there were in each police force area in Wales in each of the last 17 years, broken down by sub-category of crime. 
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal wildlife items were seized in the United Kingdom in each year since 2000; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The Home Office does not collect statistics from police forces regarding seizures of illegal wildlife items. However, HM Revenue and Customs has published information in their Annual Reports since 2003 regarding items that they have seized under the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). This is detailed in the following table:
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David Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Answer of 27th October 2008, Official Report, column 549W, on the Kingsnorth Climate Camp, what reports she has received on the injuries sustained by the 70 police officers injured at the Kingsnorth Climate Camp; and how many such injuries were sustained as a result of direct contact with protestors. 
Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many civil servants have been employed by each of her Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies in each year since 1997-98; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 5 November 2008, Official Report, column 793W, on departmental consultants, how many security passes her Department has issued to contractors providing consultancy services in the last 12 months; and if she will put in place measures to record the number of external consultants contracted to provide services for her Department. 
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