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John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had on the proposals contained in her Departments review Tackling The Demand For Prostitution 08 with (a) the English Collective of Prostitutes, (b) the International Sex Workers Union, (c) the National Association of Probation Officers, (d) the Police Federation, (e) the Prison Officers Association, (f) local authorities, (g) organisations from the voluntary sector and (h) the Law Society; and if she will publish written submissions on the subject her Department has received from each such organisation. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The Government wrote to a range of interested organisations on 26 September to seek their views on proposed legislation. We received 67 responses from a variety of organisations representing the voluntary sector, statutory partners, local authorities and representatives of persons involved in prostitution and the lap dancing industry. This was not a formal consultation and we did not indicate to potential respondents that their responses would be published. We therefore do not feel it appropriate to do so, although individual organisations are, of course, free to publicise their own views.
Kelvin Hopkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many applications for care proceedings were made by local authorities in England and Wales in each month of (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008. 
Bridget Prentice: The number of public law care and supervision applications under section 31 of the Children Act 1989 from April 2007 to December 2008 are shown in the following table. Public law cases are those brought by local authorities or an authorised person (currently only the NSPCC). Figures relate to the number of children that are subject to each application, are for England and Wales, and have been rounded to the nearest 10. Please note that 2008 figures remain subject to change, particularly the later months of the year.
The majority of applications are made in Family Proceedings Courts (FPCs). There have been data quality issues with figures for FPCs, and a new method of data collection was introduced in April 2007 which has improved the quality and level of recording on previous years. Prior to April 2007 the collection was on a quarterly basis, meaning that monthly data are not available.
Comparisons between short time periods (one or two months) as presented in this table should be made with caution as these figures are subject to more volatility than those covering longer time periods.
|Number of public law care and supervision applications under section 31 of the Children Act 1989, England and Wales County Courts and Family Proceedings Courts|
|Family Proceedings Courts( 1)||County Courts( 2)||Total( 3)|
|(1) There have been data quality issues with figures for Family Proceedings Courts. A new method of collection was introduced in April 2007 which has improved the coverage and completeness of data. Figures for three courts in January 2008 have been estimated.|
(2) Research undertaken on behalf of Ministry of Justice has identified that some cases that have transferred from the Family Proceedings Court to the County Court have been incorrectly recorded as new applications in the County Court, thus inflating the reported number of new applications through double counting (see Masson et al 2008).
(3) Does not include applications in High Courts.
HMCS FamilyMan and manual returns, as at January 2009
Mr. Grieve: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what consultation documents have been issued by (a) the National Offender Management Service and (b) HM Courts Service in the last 12 months. 
Best Value in Probation
Rules for Mandatory Polygraphy for Sex Offenders
Reducing Reoffending in London
Proposed closure of Nelson County Court
The Future of Camden and Islington Youth Work
Consultation on the proposal to merge the Dudley and Stourbridge and Halesowen Local Justice Areas
Proposed Merger of Warley and West Bromwich Local Justice Areas.
Mr. Grieve: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what contribution he expects each of his Departments (a) agencies and (b) business areas to make to its performance and efficiency programme; 
|MoJ business group/agency||Planned savings over CSR07 (£ million)|
The Departments progress against these targets, the breakdown of which continues to be refined, was set out in the autumn performance report in December 2008 and will be published in the forthcoming Departmental Annual Report in May. The MoJ is ensuring its frontline services are protected while increasing efficiency in its back office areas.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) staff and (b) ministerial away days were organised by his Department in each of the last five years; and what the total cost was in each year. 
Mr. Straw: The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) does not hold centrally information on how many staff away days were organised. To collate this information would necessitate enquiring of all business areas across significant number of MOJ bodies, which would entail disproportionate cost.
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders have been (a) fined, (b) imprisoned and (c) given community service following convictions for domestic violence in the last 12 months. 
Mr. Hanson: The requested information is not available. Offences of domestic violence cannot be separately identified from other violent offences on the courts proceedings database, as only the offence is recorded not the circumstances of the offence.
Mr. Hanson: At the end of January 2009, 15.2 per cent. of all sentenced male prisoners (9,780 out of 64,136) and 26.9 per cent. of all sentenced female prisoners (899 out of 3,337) in all prison establishments in England and Wales were serving sentences for drugs offences.
Mr. Grieve: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much non-consolidated performance pay was paid to staff of (a) HM Courts Service, (b) HM Prison Service and (c) the Youth Justice Board in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Straw: Across the MOJ, end-year non-consolidated performance payments have been made to high performing members of the Senior Civil Service (SCS) to reflect their individual contribution during the previous performance year.
For staff in pay bands beneath the SCS, payment of non-consolidated performance pay may be either in year or end of year. In year non-consolidated performance payments are one-off payments to staff who have made an exceptional contribution on specific occasions. End of year non-consolidated performance pay has been paid as part of the Ministrys pay award to staff who have performed at an exceptional level throughout the performance year.
|HMCS( 1)||HMPS( 2)||YJB|
|(1) The figure for 2007-2008 includes end of year non-consolidated performance pay to staff in HMCS only, and in year payments for all core MoJ, including MoJ headquarters and the tribunals service. The figures for the two previous years include all performance related payments for core MoJ i.e. including MoJ headquarters and the tribunals service. It is not possible, other than at disproportionate cost, to disaggregate these figures further.|
(2) The figures for non-consolidated performance pay to staff in HMPS for 2005-06 only refer to those in the SCS. Details of payments to staff below SCS could only be provided at disproportionate cost.
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