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Mr. Duncan Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisons in England and Wales have a visitor centre on site or in the immediate locality; and how many of these centres are managed by the third sector. 
Mr. Hanson: The information requested is currently being collated. I will write to the right hon. Member once the information is available and will arrange for a copy to be placed in the Libraries of the House.
Hywel Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 30 October 2008, Official Report, columns 1301-02W, on the Security Industry Act 2001: Prosecutions, if he will break down the figures for Wales on a sub-regional basis. 
Maria Eagle: The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for offences under the Private Security Industry Act 2001, in Wales, broken down by police force area, 2004 to 2006, can be viewed in the following table.
These data are on the principal offence basis. The figures given in the table on court proceedings relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offence for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences, the offence selected is the one 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 proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for offences under the Private Security Industry Act 2001, in Wales, broken down by police force area, 2004( 1) to 2006( 2,)( )( 3)|
|Proceeded against||Found guilty|
|Police force area||2004||2005||2006||2004||2005||2006|
|(1) Licensing under the Private Security Industry Act commenced, on a phased basis, in 2004; as a result there is no data from 2001 to 2003.|
(2) These data are on the principal offence basis.
(3) 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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