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Claire Ward: The criminal offences abolished and created by primary legislation sponsored by my Department are provided in the following list. The information has been obtained by a manual trawl of the legislation.
s41 Unauthorised disclosure of information relating to fine enforcement.
s57 Unauthorised disclosure of information relating to the assessment of financial eligibility.
s63 Possessing an extreme pornographic image.
s72 United Kingdom national doing an act in a country outside the United Kingdom, which if done in England and Wales or Northern Ireland would constitute a sexual offence.
s74 and schedule 16 Inciting hatred on the ground of sexual orientation.
s79 Common law offences of blasphemy and blasphemous libel.
s30 Failure to notify coroner of acquisition of certain objects.
s62 Possession of a prohibited image of a child.
s71 Holding a person in slavery or servitude or requiring a person to perform forced or compulsory labour.
s76 Disclosing information in contravention of an investigation anonymity order.
Sch 6 Pt 1. para 1 Serving on a jury at an inquest if disqualified from jury service.(1)
Sch 6 Pt 1. para 2 Refusing without reasonable excuse to answer any question put by a senior coroner, (b) giving an answer to such a question knowing the answer to be false in a material particular, or (c) recklessly giving an answer to such a question that is false in a material particular.(1)
Sch 6 Pt1. para 3 A person who is duly summoned as a juror at an inquest (a) making any false representation, or (b) causing or permitting to be made any false representation on his or her behalf, with the intention of evading service as a juror at an inquest.(1)
Sch 6 Pt1. para 4 Making or causing to be made, on behalf of a person who has been duly summoned as a juror at an inquest, any false representation with the intention of enabling the other person to evade service as a juror at an inquest.(1)
Sch 6 Pt 2. para 7(1) (a) Doing anything that is intended to have the effect of (a) distorting or otherwise altering any evidence, document or other thing that is given, produced or provided for the purposes of an investigation under this part of this Act, or (c) doing anything that the person knows or believes is likely to have that effect.(1)
Sch 6. para 7(1) (b) preventing any evidence, document or other thing from being given, produced or provided for the purposes of such an investigation.
Sch. 6. para 7(2)(a) Intentionally suppressing or concealing a document.
Sch 6 para 7(2) (b) Intentionally alter or destroy such a document.
Sch 6 para 8(1) In giving unsworn evidence at an inquest, giving false evidence in such circumstances that, had the evidence been given on oath, he or she would have been guilty of perjury.
(1) Denotes offences replacing repealed offences.
s9(3) Coroners Act 1988 A person serving on a jury knowing that he is disqualified from such service.
s9(5)a Coroners Act 1988 Refusing without reasonable excuse to answer a question put by a senior coroner. b) Giving an answer which he knows to be false in a material particular; or c) Recklessly giving an answer which is false in a material particular.
s9(6)a Coroners act 1988 A person duly summoned as a juror making any false representation to the coroner or the appropriate officer with the intention of evading service as such juror.
s9(6)a Coroners Act 1988 A person summoned as a juror at an inquest causing or permitting to be made any representation on his or her behalf with the intention of evading service as a juror.
s9(6)b Coroners Act 1988 Making or causing to be made on behalf of another person who has been so summoned any false representation to the coroner or the appropriate officer with the intention of enabling that other person to evade such service.
s74 Common law offences of sedition, seditious libel, defamatory and obscene libel.
s10 A member of the House of Commons making a claim under the MPs' allowances scheme, and (b) providing information for the purposes of the claim that the member knows to be false or misleading in a material respect.
s2(2) and Sch. 1 Failing without reasonable excuse, to comply with any requirement imposed under or by virtue of this schedule.
s2(2) and Sch. 1 Intentionally obstructing a person authorised by or by virtue of this schedule in the carrying out of that person's functions.
s2(2) and Sch 1 Knowingly or recklessly providing false information in purported compliance with a requirement imposed under or by virtue of this schedule.
s9(2) (5) Knowingly or recklessly making a false declaration about source of donation.
s10(4) (3)and schedule 4 Knowingly or recklessly making a false declaration about whether residence etc condition satisfied.
s11(1) (5) Knowingly or recklessly making a false declaration about whether residence etc. condition is satisfied.
s11(4) (5) Knowingly or recklessly makes a false declaration about whether residence etc condition is satisfied.
s17(4) Knowingly giving false information about the amount of any controlled donation, or the person making the donation.
s19 and schedule 5 An unincorporated association failing to give a notification or report to the Commission.
s19 and schedule 5 An unincorporated association giving a notification to the Commission or making a report to the Commission which fails to comply with the relevant requirement.
s31(4) Disclosing information for unauthorised purpose.
s35(8) Disclosing information for unauthorised purpose.
Sch 2 para 14 Failing to comply with stop notice.
Mr. Straw: We do not hold central records of the number of security passes which are issued locally across the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) estate. While some parts of MoJ produce separate passes for contractors we do not identify which of those are issued for consultancy purposes. Identifying the numbers would involve disproportionate cost.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department and its predecessor travelled by taxi in the course of their official duties in each year since 1997; and at what cost to the public purse in each such year. 
Mr. Straw: The requested information is not held in the administrative or finance systems of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) or its predecessor bodies. To answer this question, the MoJ would need to collect the information manually and the costs of collection would exceed the disproportionate cost threshold. So far as I can recall I have used a taxi on three occasions since 1997 on official duties.
The Civil Service Management Code sets outs regulations and instructions to departments and agencies regarding the terms and conditions of service of civil servants and the delegations which have been made by the Minister for the civil service under the Civil Service (Management of Functions) Act 1992 together with the conditions attached to those delegations.
Paragraph 8.2 deals with travel and under this section departments and agencies must ensure that staff use the
most efficient and economic means of travel in the circumstances, taking into account any management benefit or the needs of staff with disabilities.
Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of drivers who were convicted of causing death by dangerous driving in each of the last 10 years had previously been banned from driving. 
Claire Ward: The data held centrally by the Ministry of Justice on the court proceedings database for England and Wales do not contain information about the circumstances behind each case, including whether an offender found guilty at court had previously been banned from driving.
Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of people who were convicted of dangerous driving in each of the last 10 years were not insured to drive the vehicle in which the offence was committed. 
Nadine Dorries: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions for (a) offences of drink driving and (b) each other motoring offence resulted in a custodial sentence in (i) Mid Bedfordshire constituency, (ii) the East of England and (iii) England in each of the last 10 years. 
Maria Eagle: The number of defendants found guilty at all courts in the Bedfordshire police force area, the East of England Government office region and England for driving after consuming alcohol or taking drugs and other motoring offences (by offence type) is given in tables 1, 2 and 3 from 1998 to 2007 (latest available). Sentences of immediate custody imposed at all courts are given in tables 4, 5 and 6.
|Table 1: D efendants found guilty at all courts in the Bedfordshire police force area, for motoring offences,( 1) by offence type, from 1998 to 2007( 2, 3)|
|Offence group||Offence type||1998||1999||2000||2001||2002||2003||2004||2005||2006||2007|
|(1) Offence groups are shown only where data have been reported within the period given. (2) 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. (3) 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. Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services-Ministry of Justice.|
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