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Mr. Straw: The Ministry of Justice statistical publication Re-offending of adults: results from the 2007 cohort, which will contain a table on multiple offender entries in 2007 quarter one, has been postponed. This was due for publication on 19 March.
Initial investigations indicate that this fault has resulted in slight errors in the published adult re-offending datasets (from 2000-06). These will be revised when the 2007 cohort data is published.
At present it is not possible to specify a new publication date. However, we will make every effort to ensure that the postponement is as short as possible and will make a further announcement once the statistics are ready for release.
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders were charged with each category of violent offence whilst being supervised by the probation service in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire in the last (i) six months, (ii) 12 months and (iii) five years. 
Mr. Hanson: The National Offender Management Service holds information on the number of offenders charged with serious further (violent) offences while under probation supervision for the years 2006-07, 2007-08 and for the first six months of 2008-09. However, this does not include all types of violent offence and it is not broken down by town or city. To provide the full information requested would require manual checking of files, which could be undertaken only at disproportionate cost.
The following table contains data on the number of offenders, managed by Hertfordshire probation area, who were charged with certain violent offences, where there was a requirement initially to notify the National Offender Management Service, in line with the serious further offence probation circulars 06/2006 and 41/2006.
The Offender Management caseload statistics, which are published annually, include data on the number of offenders under probation supervision who are charged with serious further offences and whose cases proceed to review, as defined by the relevant probation circulars. Those data are updated to show outcomes, that is. convictions, acquittals, convictions for lesser offences and charges dropped.
|Table: Notifications of serious further offence (violent offence) charges received by National Offender Management Service for 2006-07, 2007-08 and the first six months of 2008-09|
|Hertfordshire initial notifications|
|Serious Violent Offence description||2006-07||2007-08||1 April 2008 to 30 September 2008|
Mr. Willis: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of inmates in each young offender institution (YOI) have a registered place of residence in the same local authority area in which the YOI is located. 
Mr. Hanson: In the management of the prison population, the aim is to hold offenders in establishments that: provide the degree of security they require, are suitable to their gender, age and legal status, provide special facilities appropriate to offender needs, and are as close as possible to their homes or the courts dealing with their cases.
Currently local authorities do not have specific legal responsibilities in relation to supporting the training and education of young offenders in custody, although local authority education services are a statutory member of youth offending teams, who play a role in sentence planning for young people in juvenile custody.
However, the current Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill proposes to place new duties on local education authorities (LEAs) in relation to education and training for young people in juvenile custody. It includes clauses to:
make LEAs (with custodial establishments in their area) responsible for securing suitable education for young people subject to detention there; and
make the young persons home LEA responsible for taking steps to promote the fulfilment of the persons learning potential while they are in juvenile custody and on their release.
|Age||Number held >50 miles from home||Percentage held >50 miles from home|
Every effort is made to place prisoners under 18 as close to their homes as possible, but the relatively low number of establishments12 for England and Waleshas always made this inherently difficult for some prisoners. Total numbers of prisoners under 18 have been relatively stable in recent years (under 3,000).
Mr. Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of prescribing anti-depressant drugs in (a) each primary care trust, (b) strategic health authority and (c) England was in each of the last three years; and what steps he is taking to reduce these costs. 
Dawn Primarolo: The net ingredient cost of anti-depressant drugs prescribed in England and dispensed in the United Kingdom, by primary care trusts (PCTs), strategic heath authorities and for England, in the years 2005 to 2007, the most recent full three year period available, have been taken from the Prescribing Analysis and Cost tool (PACT) system and been placed in the Library.
The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (IAPT) began in 2006. This aims to help PCTs implement National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines for treating depression and anxiety disorders, and to make psychological therapies more readily available. We have made a very substantial commitment to IAPT, which will provide patients with a real choice of prescribed anti-depressants or therapy or both. By 2010-11, annual funding for IAPT will rise to £173 million, to train 3,600 extra therapists and treat 900,000 more people in those three years.
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