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Following the final report of the evaluation of the crime reduction programme restorative justice pilots, our assessment of the effectiveness of restorative justice for adults is that it can deliver high levels of victim satisfaction and can be a positive service for victims if delivered appropriately and sensitively. It may also help to reduce reoffending.
The SIA concluded that there was no clearly defined or substantiated risk to public protection that would justify extending the licensing requirement to include in-house security guards. Ministers agreed with this conclusion and asked the SIA to review the matter again in the future. The SIA intend to conduct the review in 2012-13, but will do so earlier if evidence of criminality is identified.
Mr. Woolas: The amounts spent by the UK Border Agency and its predecessors on consultancy are shown in the following table. Information is not available on the spend for 2004-05 except at disproportionate cost.
|UKBA five-year consultancy spend|
|Breakdown of consultancy costs for UKBA||FY 2004-05( 1)||FY 2005-06||FY 2006-07||FY 2007-08||FY 2008-09|
|(1) The 2004-05 data represent the first year of a new financial database and thus do not represent a full year's consultancy cost|
Mr. Sanders: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions have been sought under section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in each local authority area in the South West in each of the last five years; and how many such prosecutions were successful. 
The number of defendants who were proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 sec. 33, in England and Wales, 2003 to 2007 (latest available) is shown in the table.
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.
|Number of defendants who were proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 sec.33, in the South West area, by police force area 2003 to 2007( 1,2,3,4)|
|Offence code : 9115, 9116, 9137|
|Proceeded against||Found guilty|
|Police force area (PFA)/region||2003||2004||2005||2006||2007||2003||2004||2005||2006||2007|
|(1) The figures given in the table on court proceedings relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence 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.|
(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 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.
(3) Includes the following statutes and corresponding offence descriptions:
9115Environmental Protection Act 1990 sec.33(8).
Depositing, causing the deposition or permitting the deposition, treating, keeping or disposing of controlled (but not special) waste in or on land without a licence.
9116Environmental Protection Act 1990 sec.33(9).
Depositing, causing the deposition or permitting the deposition of controlled special waste in or on land without a licence.
9137Environmental Protection Act 1990 sec.33(6).
Contravening conditions of a waste management licence.
(4) The found guilty column may exceed those proceeded against, as it may be the case that the proceedings in the magistrates court took place in the proceeding year and they were found guilty at the Crown court in the following year.
OCJRE and A: Office for Criminal Justice ReformEvidence and Analysis Unit, Ministry of Justice
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what timetable he has set for completion of his Department's consultation on the term carbon neutral; how many responses to that consultation have been received to date; and if he will make a statement. 
Joan Ruddock: The consultation closed on 21 May 2009. There were 59 responses; they are currently being considered in detail. A summary of the responses, and an explanation of our intended next steps, will be published later this year.
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