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Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officer working days were lost due to (a) stress and (b) illness in each police force in (i) 2007-08 and (ii) 2008-09. 
Data on the amount of police officer working days lost to sickness are not available, but data on the amount of working hours are given in the annual Police Performance information. These are shown as the average number of police officer hours lost per person per year based on figures provided by individual forces.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners have been granted early release in the last 12 months; and how many such persons had been convicted of violent offences. 
I refer the hon. Member to the bulletin, Offender Management Caseload Statistics, 2008, which was published on 31 July 2009. Copies have been placed in the Libraries of this House. In addition, information on the end of custody licence scheme is published on a monthly basis on the Ministry of Justice website. The latest report relates to the position at the end of July 2009 and can be found at the following website:
Between September 2008 and August 2009, there were 30,719 prisoners released from all prison establishments in England and Wales under the end of custody licence scheme, of which 6,300 were originally detained for an
offence of violence against the person. Those convicted of the most serious violent offences (which includes, for example, all terrorism legislation offences, manslaughter, wounding with intent to commit grievous bodily harm and cruelty to children) are not eligible for release on ECL.
During 2008, there were 11,721 prisoners released from all prison establishments in England and Wales under the home detention curfew scheme, of which 2,160 were originally detained for offences of violence against the person. This information can be found in table 9.16 of the Offender Management Caseload Statistics at the following website:
Mr. Steen: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many brothels have been raided by the police in England and Wales in each of the last three years; and how much money has been seized under proceeds of crime legislation as a result of such raids. 
Lembit Öpik: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been (a) arrested for and (b) charged with offences related to taking photographs in public places in the last 12 months. 
The arrests collection held by the Home Office covers arrests for recorded crime (notifiable offences) only, broken down at a main offence group level, covering categories such as violence against the person and robbery.
Mr. Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has made an assessment of the merits of merging the Airwave network with the London Secure Communications Network before the London 2012 Olympics. 
Mr. Hanson: The additional communications requirements for the Olympics have been identified for all emergency services and drawn together into a single requirement. These enhancements are on schedule to be delivered for the 2012 Olympic games.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the emergency
telecommunications support network will be operational before the London 2012 Olympics; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the (a) capacity, (b) coverage and (c) resilience which the Airwave network will have by the time of the 2012 Olympics. 
Mr. Hanson: As part of the Home Office-led 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Safety and Security Programme, operational requirements for additional Airwave capacity and coverage for the 2012 Games have been captured for all emergency services.
These, together with data about the current capacity and coverage of the Airwave system, have formed the basis for negotiations with the supplier regarding enhancements to the Airwave network for the Olympics. Some additional resilience is planned for critical elements as part of this Olympic enhancement.
Mr. Alan Campbell [holding answer 14 September 2009]: The available statistics relate to racially or religiously aggravated offences recorded by the police for some specific crime categories and are given in the table. It is not possible to separately identify those of a racial nature from those of a religious nature.
|Total racially or religiously aggravated offences( 1) recorded by the police in England and Wales, 2008-09|
|Police force area||Number of offences|
|(1) Includes the following racially or religiously aggravated offences: GBH without intent, ABH or other injury, harassment, public fear, alarm or distress, assault without injury and criminal damage.|
Mr. Alan Campbell [holding answer 14 September 2009]: Data from the performance management arrangements for the Prolific and other Priority Offender Programme provide the number of such offenders identified through partnership arrangements in each police force area. The data are provided in the table. The data cover the financial year 2007-08 from April 2007 up to March 2008, and the financial year 2008-09 from April 2008 up to March 2009. They are the most recent data available. These figures rely on the accuracy and completeness of the data provided locally by Prolific and other Priority Offender schemes.
|Number of Prolific and other Priority Offenders by police force area, 2007-08 and 2008-09|
|Police force area||1 April 2007-31 March 2008||1 April 2008-31 March 2009|
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