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James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many local authorities have contacted her Department with enquiries concerning the establishment of alcohol disorder zones. 
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been convicted of the offence of consuming alcohol in a designated place in each of the last five years. 
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will place in the Library a copy of the provisional findings of the evaluation of alcohol arrest referral pilots. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The Home Office will not be releasing interim findings as the intention is to publish a final research report after the evaluation has been completed. The evaluation runs until July 2009.
Mr. Rob Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) cautions and (b) arrests for alcohol-related offences there were in the Thames Valley police force area in each of the last 20 quarters for which records are available, broken down by basic command unit. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The number of offenders issued with a caution for alcohol related offences in the Thames Valley police force area, from 2003 to 2007 (latest available), by quarter, are given in the table.
In addition under the penalty notice for disorder scheme implemented across all 43 forces in England and Wales in 2004, fixed penalties of £50 or £80 can be issued by the police for a specified range of alcohol-related offences. The numbers issued in Thames Valley from 2004 to 2007 by quarter are also given in the table.
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.
|Number of offenders cautioned( 1) for alcohol related offences( 2) and issued with penalty notices for disorder (PNDs)( 3 ) in the Thames Valley police force area, broken down by quarter, 2003 to 2007( 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.
(c) Offences by licensed person.
(d) Other offences against intoxicating liquor laws.
(e) Driving after consuming alcohol or taking drugs.
(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.
(6 )PNDs became available, from April 2004, under the provisions of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001
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James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been convicted of an offence under section 147A(1)(a) of the Licensing Act 2003 in each year since the offence was created. 
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the use of (a) anti-social behaviour orders, (b) acceptable behaviour contracts and (c) individual support orders since the publication of the National Audit Offices report on anti-social behaviour, HC (2006-07) 99, in December 2006. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The Home Office has commissioned research to examine regional variations in the use of antisocial behaviour interventions. This is the first step to developing further work into the comparative effectiveness of different approaches to tackling antisocial behaviour. The first stage of the research into regional variations was completed in summer 2008. We anticipate that the second stage will be completed by late 2009.
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the budget for her Department's Antisocial Behaviour Action Line is; how many people work on running the action line; and how many calls it received in the last 12 months. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: For the financial year 2008-09, the budget for the Home Office's Antisocial Behaviour Actionline is £400,000. There are five people directly employed to run the service and during the period November 2007 to November 2008, the Actionline received 3,987 calls, 1,467 emails and the website received 335,450 visitors.
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visits the Effective Practice database on the crime reduction website received in each of the last 12 months. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The Effective Practice Database was designed in response to community safety practitioner demand for a single place to collate evaluated crime reduction initiatives at a national level. The purpose of the database is to house case studies of local initiatives which have been evaluated to show a successful impact on crime or related issues of community safety in an easily searchable format. The link to the database is:
The database went live on the Crime Reduction website on 23 January 2008 and the stats package used to compile these data (Sitestat) did not go live until 11 February 2008. There is, therefore, a two week gap in the data between Effective Practice Database go live date and Sitestat data availability and as such a breakdown of monthly figures is only available from February to November 2008.
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Mr. Paterson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what estimate she has made of the value of the assets involved in those cases adopted by the Assets Recovery Agency in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c) 2005-06, (d) 2006-07 and (e) 2007-08; 
(2) how many cases were referred to the Assets Recovery Agency by other law enforcement agencies for criminal confiscation in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) the UK in (i) 2003-04, (ii) 2004-05, (iii) 2005-06, (iv) 2006-07 and (v) 2007-08; and how many such cases were referred for civil recovery and taxation investigation in (A) Northern Ireland and (B) the UK in each such year; 
(3) how many cases the Assets Recovery Agency adopted for criminal confiscation action in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) the UK in (i) 2003-04, (ii) 2004-05, (iii) 2005-06, (iv) 2006-07 and (v) 2007-08. 
(5) what the estimated value of the assets involved in cases concluded by the Assets Recovery Agency was in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) the UK in (i) 2003-04, (ii) 2004-05, (iii) 2005-06, (iv) 2006-07 and (v) 2007-08; 
(6) what estimate she has made of the value of the assets involved in cases adopted by the Assets Recovery Agency for civil or tax investigation in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) the UK in (i) 2003-04, (ii) 2004-05, (iii) 2005-06, (iv) 2006-07 and (v) 2007-08; 
(7) how many cases were adopted by the Assets Recovery Agency for civil or tax investigation in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) the UK in (i) 2003-04, (ii) 2004-05, (iii) 2005-06, (iv) 2006-07 and (v) 2007-08. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: Information on (a) cases referred to and adopted by the Assets Recovery Agency and the value of assets involved; and on (b) cases concluded and the value of assets involved was included in the Annual Reports of the Agency, which were laid before Parliament, and in the relevant Annual Resource Accounts.
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