Mr. Bone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 18 May 2009, Official Report, column 1204, what the evidential basis was for her statement that the hon. Member for Wellingborough was wrong about time police officers spend on the beat in Northamptonshire; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Coaker [holding answer 1 June 2009]: The hon. Member for Wellingborough stated that in his county the amount of time spent on the beat was down to 10 per cent. In fact, the amount of time officers in his county spend patrolling and involved in no other activity is 10 per cent; the total amount of time they spend on the beat will be considerably greater than this.
Mr. Coaker: My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary regularly goes out to visit front line police officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), both in police stations and as part of neighbourhood policing visits.
For example, in February this year my right hon. Friend visited a police station in Southampton, and has met front line police officers and PCSOs in their communities on many occasions in the last 12 months, including undertaking visits to Basildon, West Yorkshire, Luton, Northampton, South Yorkshire and Cardiff.
Mr. Keetch: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people under 18 years old have been prosecuted for fraud for possessing a faked or doctored form of identification in (a) Herefordshire, (b) the West Mercia Constabulary area and (c) the West Midlands in the latest period for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: Information provided by the Ministry of Justice on the number of persons aged 10 to 17 years proceeded against at magistrates courts, for offences contrary to the Fraud Act 2006, Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981, and the Identity Cards Act 2006, in relation to possession of faked or doctored form of identification in West Mercia and west midlands police force area for 2007 can be viewed in the following table.
It is not possible to further break down data to county level (i.e. Herefordshire), as Herefordshire forms part of West Mercia police force area, data for West Mercia police force area has thus been provided in lieu.
These data are on the principal offence basis. The figures given in the table on court proceedings relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offence for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences, the offence selected is the one for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.
|The number of persons aged 10 to 17 years proceeded against at magistrates courts for offences relating to certain sections of the Fraud Act 2006, Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981, and the Identity Cards Act 2006, in West Mercia and West Midlands Police Force Area, 2007( 1,2,3)
|West Mercia police force area
|West midlands police force area
Make, adapt, supply or offer to supply any article knowing that it is designed or adapted for use in the course of or in connection with fraud, or intending it to be used to commit or facilitate fraud.
|(1) These data are on the principal offence basis.
(2) 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 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.
(3) Section 25 of the Identity Cards Act, commenced on 7 June 2006.
Evidence and Analysis UnitOffice for Criminal Justice Reform, Ministry of Justice
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff there were in the (a) Intervention Directorate, (b) Enforcement Directorate, (c) Corporate Services Directorate and (d) Intelligence Directorate of the Serious and Organised Crime Agency on the latest date for which figures are available. 
|Full-time equivalent staff
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sex offenders are (a) required to register with the police and (b) registered with the police; and how many sex offenders have breached their registration requirements in the last 12 months. 
Each police force monitors all registered sex offenders in their area and knows which of these offenders is currently compliant with the notification requirements. Offenders in breach of their notification requirements have committed a criminal offence and are liable to a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many hours on average a
special constable worked in each police force area in each year since 1997. 
|Hours worked by special constables( 1)
|n/a = Data unavailable.
(1) The data are unvalidated and therefore provided on a provisional basis only