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Mr. Sanders: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effectiveness of measures it has employed to tackle anti-social behaviour in the last five years. 
Three independent reports have confirmed that our approach to tackling antisocial behaviour is working. The National Audit Office (NAO) reported that two thirds of people stop committing ASB after one intervention, rising to nine out of 10 after three interventions. Many of these were warning letters and antisocial behaviour contracts which are voluntary measures.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) dispersal orders, (b) local child curfew orders, (c) juvenile curfew orders, (d) directions to leave, (e) child safety orders, (f) designated public place orders, (g) reprimands, (h) warnings and (i) anti-social behaviour orders have been issued in each police force area in each of the last 10 years. 
The Home Office have stated that since April 2006, the number of dispersal authorisations by force area has been collected by all forces as part of the Annual Data Requirement (ADR). Data from the ADR exercise for 2006-07 and 2007-08 will be published shortly.
Prior to 2006 the Home Office conducted three data collection exercises from police forces on dispersal powers. A summary of the results of these exercises was published
in the Respect paper Tools and Powers to Tackle Antisocial Behaviour in January 2007 and can be found at:
Information on the number of local child curfew orders is not recorded centrally. It is not thought that any of these curfews have been used and a provision to repeal section 14 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (powers to make local child curfew scheme) has been included in the Police and Crime Bill currently before Parliament.
The Home Office has been informed that 712 DPPOs have been implemented throughout England and Wales. Data on DPPOs are held by local authority area and cannot be broken down by police force area. Table C contains data on the total number of DPPOs issued by year. A full list of current DPPOs issued is available at:
The Ministry of Justice have stated that the number of offenders aged 10 to 17 issued with either a caution (prior to 1 June 2000) or a reprimand or warning (from 1 June 2000) for all offences in England and Wales, by police force area up to 2007 is set out in Table B (copies of which are placed in the House Libraries).
The figures relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has committed two or more offences at the same time, the principal offence is the more serious offence.
These were introduced on 1 April 1999. The latest available published data provided by the Home Office on the number of ASBOs issued at all courts in England and Wales up to 31 December 2006 is in Table D (copies of which are placed in the House Libraries).
Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many unsuccessful asylum seekers deported from the UK were refused entry on arrival at the country of their origin and subsequently returned to the UK in each of the last four years. 
Mr. Woolas: There are a variety of reasons why a person, during the removals process, may be refused entry to their country of destination. Due to this each case will be handled differently. Generally the person will be returned to the UK and re-enter the removals process.
The number of individuals refused entry to their destination country is not centrally recorded. The information requested could only be obtained by the detailed examination of individual case records at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Woolas [holding answer 18 June 2009]: No. The requirement for universities to monitor attendance rather than student progress provides the UK Border Agency with certainty that a student is following the course of study for which they were admitted rather than engaging in other activities such as employment.
Mr. Woolas [holding answer 19 June 2009]: We have surrendered one indictee to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda using extradition procedures. In addition, we have assisted the Government of Rwanda in connection with extradition requests for four further genocide suspects, although the High Court recently ruled against their extradition.
Mr. Ellwood: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are being taken to identify Rwandans resident in the UK who are known to be connected with the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. 
Mr. Woolas [holding answer 19 June 2009]: The Government policy is to deny safe haven to people who have committed war crimes or crimes against humanity, including genocide. In accordance with this policy the UK Border Agency has in place processes for screening those who are suspected of being involved in war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of homicide involving a killing by a sharp instrument there have been in Peterborough constituency since 1997. 
|Homicides currently recorded( 1) where apparent method of killing is sharp instrument( 2) , Cambridgeshire police force area and Wales region, 1997-98 to 2007-08|
|(1) As at 4 November 2008; figures are revised as cases are dealt with by the police and by the courts, or as further information becomes available.|
(2) Includes knives as well as other sharp instruments.
(3) Offences are shown according to the year in which the police initially recorded the offence as homicide. This is not necessarily the year in which the incident took place or the year in which any court decision was made.
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many caseworkers are employed by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner at each of the Office's locations. 
Mr. Woolas [holding answer 19 June 2009]: The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) is an executive non-departmental public body sponsored by the Home Office, and is responsible for recruiting its own staff. There is currently an overall staff complement of 66 and as of 18 June 2009, the OISC employs 20 full-time and one part-time caseworker plus three casework managers. All are based at the OISC's only office in Tooley Street at London Bridge.
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigration advisers were registered and exempted by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner between 2001 and 2009. 
[holding answer 19 June 2009]: The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) is an executive non-departmental public body sponsored by the Home Office, and receives and deals with applications from advisers. Those individuals or organisations that charge for their advice and services pay a fee to the OISC to be regulated. Those individuals or organisations that provide advice and services without a charge are
exempted from paying a fee to the OISC. No figures for 2001 and 2002 are available. Details of the numbers of advisers for years 2003-09 are:
|Registered advisers||Exempted advisers||Total|
|(1 )Some advisers work for more than one organisation and are counted more than once.|
Mr. Woolas: A variety of procedures to minimise the loss of passports and other personal documents, such as the use of secure document banks, are in place across the UK Border Agency. Procedures vary according to the requirements of specific locations and work streams and are kept under review. A compulsory training course, which includes responsibilities regarding the proper handling of passports and other personal documents, was introduced for all UK Border Agency staff in April this year.
Mr. Woolas: Passport losses are handled and recorded individually on casework records. We are piloting a mechanism to report losses centrally. In the future, under the Immigration Casework Programme, electronic case working and its associated processes will considerably reduce the likelihood of documents being lost while in the control of UKBA.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) directors, (b) senior managers, (c) specialist and delivery managers and (d) executive support and administration staff there were in each Serious Organised Crime Agency office in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The Serious Organised Crime Agency became operational on 1 April 2006. For reasons of operational sensitivity, it is not possible to break staff numbers down by location. Nor does the Agency designate staff with the job roles listed. In each of the last three years, approximately 1 per cent. of staff were occupied in grades equivalent to the senior civil service. The remainder of staff were deployed on a range of operational and practical tasks at home and overseas.
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