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Mr. Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 29 October 2008, Official Report, columns 1087-88W, on human trafficking, how many (a) arrests and (b) convictions there were for human trafficking offences in each police force area in England and Wales in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: It is not possible to break down the arrest and convictions for each of the last five years.
Figures from the UKHTC indicate that since the inception of the dedicated legislation, there have been a total of 568 arrests for human trafficking offences which have resulted in a total of 114 convictions. The figures for the number of arrests which are set out by force area below include 100 cases on which the outcome is not yet known.
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been prosecuted for human trafficking offences relating to labour exploitation under the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants EEC) Act 2004. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: Figures provided by the UK Human Trafficking Centre indicate as of 24 May there have been 16 prosecutions and seven convictions for trafficking for the purposes of forced labour.
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been prosecuted for human trafficking offences relating to sexual exploitation under the Sexual Offences Act 2003. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: Figures from the Crown Prosecution Service indicate a total of 267 people prosecuted under sections 57-59 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.
In this total there have been 106 convictions plus three for conspiracy to traffick which have arisen from sexual exploitation cases.
Mr. Sanders: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many parenting contracts have been issued under section 19 and 25 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 in each local authority area in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Coaker: I have been asked to reply.
The Department collects and publishes data on the use by local authorities in England of education-related parenting contracts for poor behaviour and attendance at school. Data is collected directly from local authorities. Since data collection began in September 2004 to 31 August 2008, 55,107 parenting contracts for attendance have been issued to parents and 7,752 contracts have been issued for behaviour. Information on the number of parenting contracts issued to parents in each local authority can be found at:
Data in relation to parenting contracts issued to parents following their child's criminal conduct or antisocial behaviour is collected and published by the Home Office for the voluntary Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership Survey. It can be found at:
Data is available by region only.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with the Chief Constable of Essex Police since January 2008 on mechanisms to ensure that information held by them is (a) accurate and (b) secure; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hanson: These issues are a matter for the police authority in Essex, however individual chief police officers are responsible for the data held, managed and used by their respective forces. All chief officers in England and Wales are required to have regard for the statutory code of practice for the Management of Police Information, introduced in 2005, which requires forces to adopt practices for the management of information that ensure such information is used effectively for police purposes and in compliance with the law.
In addition, the Association of Chief Police Officers has a community security policy (CSP) which all forces are required to be compliant with by March 2010. This policy covers a set of wide ranging controls to ensure data is kept secure. Reporting on compliance with the CSP is managed through the Police Information Assurance Board (PIAB) and supported by the National Policing Improvement Agency.
Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received from the British Bankers Association on the regulatory reforms proposed by the Financial Services Authority on capital requirements for banks. 
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Treasury Ministers and officials meet representatives of the British Bankers Association to discuss a wide range of issues as need arises and receive written representations on a wide variety of issues. It is not the Governments practice to provide details of all such meetings or receive correspondence.
Lynne Jones: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the revenue forgone by the Exchequer as a result of alterations to the designation of an individual's main home to avoid payment of capital gains tax in the last tax year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Timms: It is not possible to provide an estimate with the information available.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent on child benefit in 2008-09; what proportion of that was paid to families with gross incomes of over (a) £25,000, (b) £40,000, (c) £60,000 and (d) £100,000 per year; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Timms: The cost of child benefit in 2008-09 was £11,265 million.
Estimates of the proportion of expenditure allocated to families with gross incomes of over (a) £25,000, (b) £40,000 and (c) £60,000 per year are provided in the following table.
|Proportion of 2008-09 Child Benefit expenditure by income bands|
The numbers in this table are not mutually exclusive
The Family Resources Survey, on which these estimates are based, provides unreliable estimates for households with high incomes. An accurate estimate for (d) could therefore be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Philip Davies: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of a reduction of one per cent. in the rate of corporation tax for (a) small and (b) large firms in the present tax year. 
Mr. Timms: I refer the hon. Member to Table 5 of the 2008 pre-Budget report: Tax ready reckoner and reliefs, which provides estimates of the effects of illustrative tax changes, and is available at:
These figures exclude the behavioural impact of a reduction in the small company's rate, which is likely to lead to an increase in tax motivated incorporations.
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