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Annette Brooke: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 25 May 2009, Official Report, column 1145W, on offences against children: convictions, how many people were prosecuted for sexual offences against persons under the age of 18 years in 2008; and how many such prosecutions resulted in a conviction. 
Criminal statistics 2008
Sentencing statistics 2008 (annual publication)
Women and the criminal justice system
Since announcing these dates, data quality issues were encountered. To allow sufficient time to resolve these issues all three publications were delayed until
January 2010. An update on the delay of these statistical publications was released on the Ministry of Justice website on 9 October:
Bridget Prentice: As part of its programme of change and improvement, the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has over the past 12 months taken a phased approach to moving functions out of London. In doing so it has sought to capitalise on existing Ministry of Justice buildings and staff where possible.
The first office outside London opened in Birmingham in the spring of this year. A second office, in Nottingham, has recently commenced operation and functions will continue to migrate there over the next four months.
The OPG engages actively with staff and trade unions regarding its change plans. Appropriate impact assessments are made. Staff impact is managed in line with the Ministry of Justice Managing Organisational Change Framework.
Mr. Gerrard: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people were released on (a) temporary release licence, (b) home detention curfew, (c) early release and (d) juvenile temporary release in each of the last three years; 
(2) how many people were released from prison on (a) resettlement day release, (b) resettlement overnight release, (c) placements with community service volunteers, (d) placements with the Prince's Trust, (e) childcare resettlement leave, (f) special purpose licence, (g) compassionate and (h) marriage of the offender in 2008. 
Maria Eagle: Figures on the number of releases from prison establishments on temporary licence (ROTL) and Home Detention Curfew (HDC) are published annually in Offender Management Caseload Statistics. Copies are in the House of Commons Libraries and on the MoJ website:
Data on the categories of ROTL are not recorded precisely in the form specified in the question. Prisoners may be released on temporary licence on more than one occasion. The statistics relate to the number of licences granted rather than the number of prisoners released. The recorded categories are shown in the following table.
The total for 2008 includes one uncategorised ROTL
|Number released on HDC|
ECL was introduced on the 29 of June 2007. Between the start of the scheme and 31 December 2007, 16,197 prisoners were released on ECL. In 2008, 31,318 prisoners were released. Between 1 January and 30 September 2009, 22,362 prisoners were released on ECL.
Dr. Vis: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average cost of placing remanded children in secure training centres was in the most recent period for which figures are available; and what proportion of that cost was met by the Youth Justice Board. 
Maria Eagle: The Youth Justice Board calculates annual figures for the cost of places in the under-18 secure estate. As at 1 April 2009, the average cost of placing a young person remanded to custody in a secure training centre was £209,000 per annum (excluding VAT). The Youth Justice Board contributes two thirds of the cost and the young person's home local authority contributes the remaining third plus an administrative fee.
The average cost of placing a remanded young person in a secure training centre is higher than for sentenced young people due to a differential in the economic cost of delivering the two regimes. The additional cost also reflects the fact that remanded young people have to be accommodated separately from sentenced trainees.
Dr. Vis: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much the Youth Justice Board pays per person for a place in (a) a secure training centre, (b) a young offenders institution and (c) a local authority secure children's home. 
|Average annual cost per place (£000)|
These figures are the average costs per place and include places for both remanded and sentenced young people. VAT is not included within these figures.
Claire Ward: Information showing the number of 10 to 12-year-olds found guilty at all courts in England and Wales from 1997 to 2007 (latest available), broken down by offence type, can be viewed in the following table.
|Number of defendants aged 10 to 12 found guilty at all courts for all offences, broken down by offence type, England and Wales, 1997 to 2007( 1, 2)|
|(1 )The statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences the principal offence is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.|
(2 )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 the courts and 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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