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Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 23 January 2008, Official Report, column 2062W, on genetics: database, what research projects utilising data from the national DNA database have been approved since 15 January 2008; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Sarwar: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many trafficked persons identified as such by (a) police forces and (b) other authorities in each of the last three years are subsequently known to have been trafficked further. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: Figures on re-trafficking of victims are not held centrally. Analysis of the outcomes of Pentameter 2 is currently being undertaken by the UK Human Trafficking Centre and will provide a more up to date picture of the extent of trafficking into the UK and the threat of re-trafficking of victims.
Mr. Sarwar: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many trafficked (a) women and (b) children discovered through police operations against human trafficking in each of the last three years have subsequently been registered missing and are thought still to be in the UK. 
Under Operation Pentameter 2, police recovered 16 children, 13 of whom had been identified as potentially trafficked for sexual exploitation, none of whom have been reported as having absconded and three for forced labour, of which, one absconded with the other two remaining in local authority care.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officers in Essex Police Force have received training on the Council of Europe Convention Against Trafficking of Human Beings in the last three years. 
Mr. Alan Campbell:
The UK signed the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings in 2007 and ratified it in December 2008.
The UKHTC are currently developing a short DVD to be distributed to police officers in all forces on the National Referral Mechanism which is a core element of the requirements of the Convention.
All police forces in England and Wales have sent officers to the training courses devised and delivered by the United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre (UKHTC) and this work has been reinforced by the distribution of awareness raising material sent electronically to all police officers. The UKHTC in conjunction with the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) are also in the process of rolling out training modules on human trafficking to be included in mainstream police courses. All of this work involves an element of training specifically on the Convention.
Forces were additionally made aware of the requirements of the convention as part of Operation Pentameter 2 which included a trial of the national referral mechanism to be introduced from 1 April 2009.
Mr. Gray: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to prevent fraud against private enterprises by persons impersonating individuals known to be dead. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: Under the Police and Justice Act 2006 and the Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006, the Registrars General for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland can disclose death registration information to assist in the prevention, detection, investigation or prosecution of offences.
Under the Disclosure of Death Registration Information (DDRI) scheme, the supply of death registration records to vetted organisations commenced on 6 October 2008. The scheme is administered by the General Register Office for England and Wales on behalf of the three Registrars General. Six organisations are currently in receipt of a weekly supply of death registration records, and further applications to receive the data are being processed. The information is being used to prevent and detect fraudulent applications for financial gain. Early results show that pension funds, banks and mortgage companies have been using these data to check against loan and credit card applications, insurance payouts and pensions.
The Identity and Passport Service (IPS) has for some years matched death data against passport records and identified a number of fraudulently issued passports, as well as stopping fraudulent applications made using such identities. Close liaison with law enforcement agencies in taking action against those responsible would include consideration of wider criminality, including the impact on private enterprise, particularly the financial sector.
Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police community support officers operating in Chorley borough are (a) funded wholly by Lancashire Police, (b) funded in part by Chorley Borough Council and (c) funded wholly by Chorley Borough Council. 
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police vehicles were involved in road accidents which resulted in (a) slight injuries, (b) serious injuries and (c) fatalities in 2007-08. 
Mr. Coaker: Figures available centrally show the numbers of casualties and degree of injury in road traffic collisions involving police vehicles in emergency/pursuit. Figures for 2007-08 have been provided for 38 of the 43 police forces in England and Wales. They show that there were (a) 617 slight injuries, (b) 20 serious injuries and (c) one fatality.
The data provided here are a supplementary series collected on behalf and released with the approval of Her Majestys inspectorate of constabulary (HMIC). These data are normally used for inspection purposes only.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, columns 165-66W, on police: finance, how much funding was allocated to each police force in each year from 2004-05 to 2009-10; and if she will make a statement. 
|Allocation after floors and scaling|
1. All figures are rounded to the nearest £100,000. Grant as calculated under the Local Government Finance Report (England). This includes the Metropolitan Special Payment, and the effect of floors and scaling.
2. From 2006-07 funding for pensions and security funding became specific grants, and no longer part of general grant.
3. Figures for the City of London are excluded because these are allocated to the Common Council of the City of London as a whole in respect of all its functions. The city is grouped with education authorities for floors and scaling purposes.
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