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Mr. Grieve: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many non-British citizens have been convicted and subsequently imprisoned in relation to human trafficking offences in each of the last five years. 
Dr. Ladyman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much (a) revenue payment, (b) capital grant and (c) supported borrowing funding has been made available by her Department to (i) Kent county council, (ii) Thanet district council and (iii) Dover district council in 2008-09; and how much such funding is planned for 2009-10 in each case. 
Mr. Woolas: The following information conveys the structural funding provided to local councils; it does not include any ad hoc grants paid to specific local councils for individual projects. To provide information to this level would incur disproportionate cost.
|Local authority||Funding type||Fund||2008-09 (£)||Planned 2009-10 (£)|
|(1) Not yet known.|
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will bring forward proposals to amend legislation for which her Department is responsible to remove the term female defective to define a woman with learning difficulties; and if she will make a statement. 
This term was considered as part of a major review of sexual offences which informed the Sexual Offences Act 2003. The review noted that this was an insulting and unhelpful term which stemmed from a bygone, unscientific age (Setting the Boundaries, volume 2, published July 2000).
Clare Short: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when a reply will be sent to the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood's email to the UK Border Agency of 30 January 2009 on behalf of Amina Mohammed Osman (Home Office Reference Number 01064728, acknowledgement reference B3194/9). 
Mr. Coaker: It is long established policy not to comment upon matters of personal protective security and their associated costs. Disclosure of such information could compromise the integrity of those arrangements and affect the security of the individuals concerned.
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of those arrested subsequently tested positive for Class A drugs in 2008; and what the level of voluntary take-up for treatment was. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: Drug testing of offenders for specified Class A drugs (heroin and cocaine/crack) in police custody takes place in 107 BCUs. Offenders arrested or charged with a trigger offencelargely acquisitive crime related offencesare required to provide a sample to be tested.
The figure for number of offenders entering treatment through DIP includes individuals from both DIP intensive areas (i.e. the 107 BCUs operating drug testing and related interventions) and the non intensive areas of the programme. Offenders from the DIP non intensive BCUs are not drug tested.
The data on the proportion of those who test positive and voluntarily agree to treatment is not available in the format requested. The Drug Interventions Programme does not routinely hold data on those entering treatment only as a result of a positive drug test.
Mr. Ancram: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the knives used in knife crimes where convictions have been secured in the last 12 months were domestic or kitchen utensils. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: Information held centrally by the Ministry of Justice does not provide details of the weapon used. This information may be held on individual court records, but due to their size and complexity are not reported to the Office for Criminal Justice Reform. The cost involved investigating these court records would be disproportionate.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police community support officers operating in Hemel Hemsptead are
(a) funded wholly by Hertfordshire Police, (b) funded in part by Dacorum borough council and (c) funded wholly by Dacorum borough council. 
Mr. Coaker [holding answer 2 March 2009]: The Government are committed to ensuring that policing is transparent and responsive and are taking a number of steps to achieve this. Key to ensuring the operation of policing meets this ambition is the Policing Pledge, which has now been implemented in all 43 forces. The pledge sets out a national standard on what the public can expect from the police, underpinned in each area by a set of local priorities, agreed by people in each neighbourhood. The views of local people must also be considered in the drawing up of local policing priorities. These priorities must be contained in the three year policing plan that each police authority is required to produce annually, explaining how they intend the force to realise their objectives.
To bring more transparency to the administration of policing, this work will be supported by the new, more independent role or Her Majestys Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), which will mean that information on the way policing is administered will be available to the public in a readily accessible way for the first time.
The Policing and Crime Bill seeks to improve both transparency and responsiveness in the operation and administration of policing by placing a new duty on police authorities to consider the views of the public in the exercise of their functions. It will also ask HMIC to consider the extent to which this duty has been met when they inspect a police authority.
Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers will be deployed to police the G20 meeting in London in April; and what the estimated cost of policing the meeting is. 
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been paid to how many people under the compensation schemes pursuant to section 18 of the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997. 
Mr. Maude: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 13 January 2009, Official Report, column 723W, on Risk Analysis UK, what use her Department made of (a) Kroll Associates, (b) Risk Analysis UK Ltd. and (c) other private investigators between June 2001 and May 2005; and for what purposes. 
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) functions, (b) budget and (c) timetable for operations of the National Metal Theft Crime Unit are; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Alan Campbell [holding answer 3 March 2009]: The National Metal Theft Crime Unit (NMTCU) is currently being piloted regionally. The unit will enforce compliance of scrap metal dealers with relevant existing legislation, including the Scrap Metal Dealers Act and Environmental legislation. The operation brings together all the agencies with enforcement powers around the scrap and waste recycling industry including, police, local authority, Environment Agency, HMRC, Trading Standards, Health and Safety. It will ensure compliance with existing legislation and demonstrate the positive affect of working with the legitimate businesses to reduce opportunities for thieves to dispose of their stolen material and profit from crime.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people she plans to appoint to work with the Victims Champion; what budget her Department will provide for the Victims Champion for 2009-10; and what arrangements have been made to enable the public to contact the Victims Champion. 
Ms Payne is supported by a dedicated team at the Office for Criminal Justice Reform comprising one full-time and one part-time (three days per week) members of staff. The budget for the Victims Champion for this calendar year is £60,000.
or in writing c/o Office for Criminal Justice Reform. These contact details are available to the public via the Home Office, Ministry of Justice or Attorney-Generals Office. The Victims Champion is keen to hear from members of the public but will not be taking on individual cases or complaints.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many times information concerning penalty notices for disorder has been disclosed in the context of seeking an anti-social behaviour order. 
Mr. Straw: The Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 enables the Secretary of State to issue guidance about the exercise of the discretion given to police officers when issuing penalty notices for disorder. The current guidance is being revised with the aim of clarifying the circumstances in which a PND should, and should not, be issued.
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