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Margaret Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of his Department's budget was allocated to tackling child abuse and the viewing of images of child abuse online in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The Government set up the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) in 2006 to help protect children online. They have tackled both those who abuse children and those who are trading in images of such abuse. Since 2006 the Government have provided funding for the Centre as follows.
In addition, chief constables have their normal policing budget which they are able to use on the priorities for their forces. Any decision on funding or staffing for child protection activity is a matter for the chief constables for their area.
Margaret Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what further work he plans to undertake on the relationship between viewing images of child abuse online and child abuse. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The Government's efforts on the relationship between viewing images of child abuse online and child abuse focus on the training courses provided by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre for child protection professionals. These courses are designed to do two things. Firstly, to help delegates better understand the nature of sexual offending and secondly to impart the skills and knowledge that can better equip professionals to deal with the difficult and distressing nature of this crime. Many of CEOP's training courses are based on material gathered during investigations, and case studies of sex offenders interviewed by CEOP's dedicated Behavioural Analysis Unit (BAU). The relationship between the use of images and contact offending is a key thread that runs through all of their project areas and something that is considered in all of the interviews that the BAU conduct with offenders.
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been convicted of an offence under section 9(7) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: Information is provided by the Ministry of Justice on how many people have been convicted of an offence under section 9(7) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 in each of the last five years.
The statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offence 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.
|Number of defendants proven at court to have breached a parenting order, under Section 9(7) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, from 2003 to 2007( 1)|
|Number of defendants|
|(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 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.|
Justice Statistics Analytical Services-Ministry of Justice.
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to his Department's Together we can end violence against women and girls strategy, from what budget the £5 million to be allocated to (a) independent domestic violence advocacy services, (b) sexual assault referral centres, (c) multi-agency risk assessment conferences and (d) local non-statutory support services for rape victims in 2010-11 will be drawn; whether the level of funding to other services funded from that budget will be changed as a consequence; and what plans his Department has for the level of such funding after 2010-11. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The Government's strategy: Together We Can End Violence Against Women and Girls committed the Government to a continuing investment of over £5 million in 2010-11 in independent domestic violence advisers (IDVAs) and the further roll-out of multi-agency risk assessment conferences (MARACs). This will be sourced from both Home Office and Ministry of Justice budgets. The Home Office budget has funded IDVAs and MARACs since 2008-09 and these have always been key initiatives.
Funding for Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) comes from the Department of Health and Home Office. Funding for local non-statutory support services for rape victims (Rape Crisis and Survivors Trust) from the Ministry of Justice Victim's Fund and from the Government Equalities Office.
Levels of funding to other services for violence against women and girls have not been affected as a result of these allocations which continue and expand on resources committed to the same priorities in 2009-10.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to his Department's Together we can end violence against women and girls strategy, how much his Department plans to spend on (a) Connexions and other services working with schools to ensure they assist victims, (b) establishing a stalking and harassment helpline, (c) developing a sexual violence helpline and (d) meeting the Government's compact
with the voluntary sector by moving to three-year funding arrangements in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11 and (iii) each of the subsequent three years; and from what budgets such funding will be drawn. 
(a) The role of Connexions and other services working with schools in tackling Violence Against Women and Girls will be informed by the Early Interventions Consultation which the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) will be launching in December 2009.
(b) The Stalking and Harassment helpline will be run in partnership by the three main charities who work in this area: the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, Network for Surviving Stalking and Protection Against Stalking. The Home Office has awarded the partnership £47,470 for the 2009-10 financial year. This will cover initial set up of the helpline, staff and recruitment costs and the development of a multi-media website with personal safety advice and information. Funding for 2010-11 has been guaranteed by additional partnership funding.
(c) Plans for a new sexual violence helpline, including levels of investment, will be agreed in 2010 by a cross-departmental delivery board which will have oversight on delivery of all actions in the strategy.
(d) Officials across Government are working together to consider what more we can do to address the sustainability of the violence against women third sector. This will include looking at how the commissioning of voluntary services can be made Compact compliant.
Mr. Gerrard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of (a) wounding or grievous bodily harm, (b) assault with injury and (c) robbery there were involving a knife in each month since May 1997. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The Home Office has collected data on knife and sharp instrument offences since April 2007 via a special additional data collection, so it is not possible to give data back to May 1997.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) cautions, (b) penalty notices for disorder and (c) convictions resulted from incidents of violence against retail staff in (i) North Yorkshire, (ii) Lancashire, (iii) London and (iv) England in each of the last three years. 
Information held centrally by the Ministry of Justice on cautions and court proceedings does not identify the employment status of a victim of an offence other than where specified in the statute. Therefore outcomes of violence against retail staff cannot be separately identified from other offences of assault and violence against the person.
Penalty notices for disorder are not available for violent offences or when injury has been caused. They are only intended to be used for certain low level antisocial behaviour and public order offences.
Daniel Kawczynski: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) with reference to the written ministerial statement of 11 November 2009, Official Report, columns 25-28WS, on DNA and fingerprint retention, whether those stopped and searched under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 will have their DNA retained; 
No figure is available in relation to the number of people initially stopped and searched under section 44, whose DNA has been retained because of a subsequent arrest. Profiles held on the national DNA database do not include the relevant legislation a person was arrested under, it only has the relevant police national computer (PNC) reference where this information would be held.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will bring forward proposals to amend the National DNA Database to take account of the recent ruling of the European Court of Human Rights; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary set out the Government's proposals for implementing the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of S and Marper in a written ministerial statement on 11 November 2009, Official Report, column 25WS. Legislation to give effect to these proposals is set out in the Crime and Security Bill, introduced on 19 November 2009.
The Government expect all incidents of domestic violence to be taken seriously, however, they are reported. The implementation of specialist domestic violence courts and independent domestic violence advisers demonstrates that the Government are committed to ensuring that victims are supported throughout their engagement with the criminal and civil justice system.
Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate his Department has made of the cost of full implementation of all of proposals of his Department's Together we can end violence against women and girls strategy. 
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) statutory instruments and (b) other regulations his Department has brought forward to meet obligations arising from EU law in this parliament. 
Mr. Hanson: Central records of statutory instruments made under specific powers have only been maintained by the Statutory Instruments Registrar since 2001. There are no central records maintained of "other regulations". Since that time the Home Office has made 33 statutory instruments to meet obligations arising from EU law, under powers contained in the European Communities Act 1972.
Mr. Alan Campbell: In September 2009 we launched the Cross-Government Hate Crime Action Plan which contains a number of action points designed to reduce numbers of crimes of violence across all five hate crime strands, including sexual orientation. In particular, it commits the Home Office to produce guidance for Crime and Disorder Partnerships on preventing and responding to hate incidents and hate crimes.
There is also a range of activity taking place in the North West to combat hate crime targeted at lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals. For example, bar owners and door staff in and around the gay quarter of Liverpool have recently received hate crime awareness-raising training. Further, Liverpool's Hate Crime Reduction Forum which brings stakeholders together from across Liverpool to address all strands of hate crime, funded the As One programme which was an educational awareness programme focused on youth centres in the Kensington area encompassing antisocial behaviour and diversity awareness.
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