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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress has been made on the Health and Safety Executive's Nuclear Directorate's investigation into the event on 6 August
2008 at Wylfa nuclear power station when graphite samples were withdrawn with the reactor at full power; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Kidney: The investigation by the Health and Safety Executive's Nuclear Directorate into this incident is complete. The incident is classified as level 1 under the International Atomic Energy Agency's International Nuclear Events Scale. This level is defined as "an anomaly beyond the authorised operating regime" and is one class above the lowest category of 0. The facility operator, Magnox North Ltd, is legally obliged by its nuclear site licence to provide adequate arrangements for investigating incidents on the site and conducted an investigation into the August 2008 incident. In line with its established policy for such incidents, the Nuclear Directorate's investigation consisted of a review of Magnox North Ltd's own investigation, which it supplemented with further scrutiny of the cause of the incident during the 2009 planned outage of the facility. The Directorate's conclusion was that Magnox North Ltd had dealt with the incident satisfactorily. The key change made as a result of the investigation was that Magnox North Ltd put in place arrangements to improve compliance with all the requirements of the safety case for Wylfa nuclear power station.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 14 July 2009, Official Report, column 310W, on 62 Eaton Place, on what date the searches contained in the home information pack for 62 South Eaton Place were (a) commissioned and (b) produced; and what assessment
has been made of the duration of the validity of the results of such searches. 
Mr. Woolas [holding answer 14 September 2009]: Preparation of the Home Information Pack was commissioned in summer 2008 and completed on 19 September 2008. There is no legal requirement to update the pack and marketing of the property does not require it.
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many penalty notices for disorder in relation to the sale of alcohol to a person under 18 years of age were issued in each police force area in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09; what the average fine levied in each police force area was in each such year; and how many such fines have not been paid. 
Mr. Alan Campbell [holding answer 9 September 2009]: The number of Penalty Notices for Disorder (PNDs) issued in England and Wales for the sale of alcohol to a person aged under 18 years of age in 2006 and 2007 (latest available), by Police Force Area and outcome, can be found in the following tables. (The Ministry of Justice publish PND data by calendar year rather than by financial year).
The offence, which attracts a fixed penalty of £80, was added to the Scheme in November 2004. 21 days is the minimum period before which forces can register a fine against the recipient for not responding to a notice, so forces can accept payments after the Suspended Enforcement Period for administrative purposes. From the data held centrally, it is not possible to separately identify the fine amounts registered nor the number of unpaid fines.
|Table 1: Number of penalty notices for disorder issued and outcomes for the offence "Sale of alcohol to a person aged under 18", England and Wales, broken down by Police force area, 2006( 1)|
|Police force area||Issued||Paid in full within 21 days||Paid in full outside 21 days||Fine registered||Court hearing requested||PND cancelled||Potential prosecution||Outcome unknown|
|(1) 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.|
Evidence and Analysis Unit-Office for Criminal Justice Reform.
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