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|Table 3: Percentage( 1) of defendants convicted at all courts for rape against a female( 2) , England and Wales( 3) , 1998 to 2007( 4, 5)|
|(1) The percentages are based on the number of defendants convicted (table 2) against the number proceeded against (table 1). It is important to note that the found guilty column may exceed those proceeded against, as it may be the case that proceedings in the magistrates court took place in the preceding year to which the defendant was found guilty at the Crown court. It is also possible that a defendant may be found guilty for a different offence to that for which proceedings were taken.|
Rape of a female aged under 16: Sexual Offences Act 2003, section 1.
Rape of a female aged 16 or over: Sexual Offences Act 2003, section 1.
Rape of a female child under 13 by a male: Sexual Offences Act 2003, section 5.
(3) Staffordshire police force were only able to submit sample data for persons proceeded against and convicted in the magistrates courts for the year 2000. Although sufficient to estimate higher orders of data, these data are not robust enough at a detailed level and have been excluded from the table.
(4) These data are on the principal offence basis.
(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.
Office for Criminal Justice Reform, Evidence and Analysis Unit.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 11 February 2009, Official Report, column 2095W, on special educational needs: tribunals, how many of the appeals (a) received, (b) registered and (c) which were successful occurred in each local authority area in each year. 
Bridget Prentice: The First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability) (SEND) does not keep the information which the hon. Member has requested in a readily available format. This information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
SEND does, however, keep annual data on received and registered appeals in relation to local authorities
and these are available at the back of each Annual Report on the SEND website:
Reports are not currently on the web for the period 1998-2001 but SEND is in the process of making the information available in this format. The Tribunal will send this information to the hon. Member and place a copy in the Libraries of the House when this work is complete.
The data on appeals received include appeals that are received by SEND that fall outside of the SEND jurisdiction. The data on appeals registered include all the appeals that are accepted by SEND as falling within its jurisdiction and which are taken forward to hearing and disposal.
Mr. Hanson: Her Majestys Chief Inspector of Prisons published a report of her announced Inspection of HMP Styal, carried out between 1 and 5 September 2008, on 26 February 2009. As with all such reports, the National Offender Management Service will provide a detailed response, in the form of an action plan, which will address each of the 209 recommendations. Ministers will approve the action plan.
Justine Greening: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) meetings and (b) correspondence (i) he, (ii) other Ministers in his Department and (iii) officials in his Department have had with representatives of BAA since 3 October 2008; when each meeting took place; who attended each meeting; and what the subject of each meeting was. 
Yvette Cooper: Treasury Ministers and officials have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery. As was the case with previous Administrations, it is not the Governments practice to provide details of all such meetings.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimates his Department has made of the proportion and total amount of lending within the UK by (a) UK banks, (b) foreign banks and (c) non-banking institutions in each month since January 2007. 
These statistics include data on the amount of lending by UK banks, building societies and other lenders. The
UK National Accounts publishes data on loans attributable to foreign banks and securities issued by UK residents and they are available at:
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment (a) his Department and (b) the Financial Services Authority has made of the effect of commission structures on the quality of investment advice to (i) private investors and (ii) public authorities, with particular reference to advice to public authorities on investment in Icelandic banks. 
Ian Pearson: Financial advisers are regulated by the financial services authority (FSA) and it is for the FSA to determine whether or not any particular firm is meeting its regulatory obligations. Regarding investment advice to private investors, the FSA launched the retail distribution review over two years ago in order to address persistent problems in the retail investment market which may be undermining consumer confidence and the effective operation of competition. This included the effect of commission structures on the quality of investment advice. In November 2008, the FSA published a feedback statement setting out proposed changes in this area, including proposals that would require financial advisers to set their own charges, rather than product providers being able to determine how much the adviser firms receive through commission. Regarding public authorities, local authorities are responsible for their own investment decisions and guidance issued by Communities and Local Government requires them to produce an annual investment strategy which is approved by the full council.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what meetings (a) officials and (b) Ministers in his Department have held with UK banks in each year since 1997; what issues were discussed; who was present at each meeting; whether a record of each meeting was kept; and if he will make a statement. 
(2) whether the minutes of meetings held between (a) officials in his Department and (b) Ministers in his Department and banks (i) in temporary public ownership and (ii) recapitalised with public funds will be published; and if he will make a statement. 
Ian Pearson: Treasury Ministers and officials have meetings and discussions with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery. As was the case with previous Administrations, it is not the Government's practice to provide details of all such meetings and discussions.
Gordon Banks: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information his Department has obtained on the pension arrangements of all current directors of banks which are now supported by public funding or guarantees. 
The Treasury and UK Financial Investments Ltd. (UKFI) have been liaising with the board of the banks of which they are major shareholders on remuneration policy. This includes work to ensure that remuneration policies are in line with the Governments principles on remuneration, including no rewards for failure. Directors remuneration arrangementsincluding pensions arrangements as appropriateare disclosed in the banks annual report and accounts.
Mr. Hague: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the statement of the Financial Action Task Force of 25 February 2009, what counter-measures he plans to take to protect the UK financial sector from money laundering and financing of terrorism risks emanating from Iran; and if he will make a statement. 
Ian Pearson: The Treasury has issued an advisory notice to all businesses regulated under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 and all other persons authorised by the Financial Services Authority alerting them to the high-risk nature of transactions with Iran due to the serious deficiencies in its systems to combat money-laundering and terrorist financing. The Treasury is also actively considering what further steps may be necessary to ensure the UK financial sector is protected from this risk, and is in discussion with international partners.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what advice the Bank of England gave his Department in 1997 on the merits of the transfer of regulatory authority for the banking system from the Bank of England to the Financial Services Authority. 
Mr. Amess: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which banks were regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in each year from 2001 to 2008; and how many are now regulated by the FSA. 
Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what powers the Financial Services Authority (FSA) has to investigate the operations of subsidiaries of British-based banks operating in the United States; and what reports he received from the FSA on the implications for the United Kingdom banking sector of the operations of UK banking subsidiaries in the United States sub-prime mortgage market; 
(2) what reports he has received from the Financial Services Authority on its communication with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on its inquiries into the practices of subsidiaries of British banks operating in the United States securitization of mortgages market. 
Ian Pearson: Firms carrying on a regulated activity, by way of business, within the UK, are required to be authorised with the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and are subject to FSA regulation, unless they benefit from a statutory exemption. To the extent that an overseas subsidiary of a British-based banks activities take place entirely outside the UK and do not involve services to UK firms or individuals, those activities are likely to be outside the scope of UK financial services regulation and not subject to FSA authorisation requirements.
Rosie Cooper: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the number of children in West Lancashire constituency who have been taken out of poverty as a result of tax credits. 
Estimates of the number of recipient families with tax credits, including the number of children in these families, by constituency, as at December 2008, are available in the HMRC snapshot publication Child and working tax credits statistics. Geographical analyses. December 2008. This is available on the HMRC website at:
Angela Eagle: For information on spending on official entertainment I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 26 November 2008, Official Report, column 1892W to the hon. Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr. Hammond). The Treasury's accounting systems do not separately identify alcohol and food spending within official entertainment and the information could not be provided within the disproportionate costs threshold.
For information on previous years, I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Rayleigh (Mr. Francois) on 2 May 2007, Official Report, column 1743W and 25 July 2006, Official Report, columns 1346W.
Harry Cohen: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information his Department holds on the number of persons appointed to executive positions in bodies for which his Department has responsibility in the last five years who previously had careers in the banking industry. 
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what payments for (a) polling and (b) other services his Department has made to (i) Deborah Mattinson and (ii) Opinion Leader Research Limited since 31 December 2007; and if he will make a statement. 
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