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(1) Full-Time Equivalent figures that have been rounded to the nearest whole number. Because of rounding, there may be an apparent discrepancy between totals and the sums of the constituent items. Data have not previously been previously published in this format therefore totals may not match totals found in the published data.
(2) Financial year runs 1 April to 31 March inclusive. Comparable data are not available prior to 2002-03.
(3) Excludes quarters 1, 2 and 3, as data are not available.
Mr. Paul Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what policy his Department has adopted to prevent (a) violent extremism, (b) extremism claimed to be perpetrated in the name of Islam, (c) extremism perpetrated in the name of neo-nazi and fascist causes and (d) extremism claimed by others; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hanson [holding answer 15 October 2009]: The Government, the police and other agencies assess the threat from various forms of extremism on a regular basis. The Government take all threats to the security of our communities very seriously and are undertaking a wide variety of programmes to address and reduce the threat.
Local threat assessments are not published publicly but are produced so that local partners including local authorities and police forces are able to make decisions and allocate resources according to local situations.
The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) assess the threat to the UK from international terrorism and that is currently assessed to be at substantial, meaning that the threat of a terrorist attack remains a strong possibility and may occur without warning.
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been (a) cautioned, (b) prosecuted and (c) convicted of offences under section 53 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000; and how many of those convicted received the maximum sentence. 
The encryption provisions of the 2000 Regulations of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) came into force on 1 October 2007. Up to the end of 2007 (latest available) there have been no persons reported to the Ministry of Justice as being cautioned, prosecuted or convicted under section 53 of the Act in England and Wales. Some information is available in the Chief Surveillance Commissioner's report for 2008-09 which shows there were two s53 convictions for failing to disclose the key to protected information.
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have received cautions for offences under section (a) 1 and (b) 5 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 in each police force area in each of the last five years. 
Information showing the number of offenders cautioned for offences under section 1 and 5 of the 2003 Sexual Offences Act in England and Wales, broken down by Police Force Area, from 1 May 2004 (the date the 2003 Sexual offences Act came into force) to 2007 (latest available) can be viewed in the following table.
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