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The latest figures on reoffending while on home detention curfew were released by this Department in a written ministerial statement on 14 September 2009, Official Report, columns 142-44WS, and can be found at
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) murders and (b) other crimes of violence against the person have been committed by those released from prison on early release since 1997. 
Maria Eagle: Determinate sentenced prisoners may be released into the community earlier than the halfway point of their sentence only under either the End of Custody Licence (ECL) Scheme or the Home Detention Curfew Scheme (HDC). Indeterminate sentenced prisoners are not eligible for early release.
From 29 June 2007 to 31 October 2009, 1,098 offenders released on ECL have been notified as alleged to have committed a further offence. These offenders were alleged to have committed 1,458 offences, of which 306 were violent offences. These figures include two offenders released on ECL who were subsequently convicted of murder.
Data prior to 2003-04 is not available in a comparable audited format. To provide the full set of information from 1997 would require manual checking of files, which could be undertaken only at disproportionate cost.
The figures relate to offenders who have committed an offence during their period on HDC resulting in a caution or conviction. The figures relate only to those offences where the caution or conviction was given within nine months of the end of the quarter in which the offender commenced the HDC scheme.
Maria Eagle: Youth offending teams (YOTs) receive funding from a number of sources. The following table shows financial contributions made to YOTs via the Youth Justice Board (YJB). Funding from the YJB includes Ministry of Justice, Department for Children Schools and Families and Home Office Funding.
|Funding to youth offending team (£)|
As Chief Executive of the Central Office of Information (COI), I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question  on hotel accommodation.
The Central Office of Information (COI) spent £83,643 on hotel accommodation for the last financial year that is available, 2008/9.
Central records for the preceding years do not specifically separate hotel accommodation from the rest of travel and subsistence and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.
COI have offices throughout the UK. It also organises events nationwide as well as abroad which increases the need for overnight accommodation. This is undertaken in accordance with the Ministerial Code and the Civil Service Management Code respectively.
Mr. Leech: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate has been made of the cost of (a) the time of civil servants in her Department of the introduction of the Charities Act 2006 and (b) (i) consultation and (ii) publication of guidance in association with the Act. 
Angela E. Smith: Disaggregated costs associated with the introduction of the Charities Act 2006 are not held centrally, and no estimate has been made of the costs to the Cabinet Office of implementing the Act. There are currently three civil servants in the Office of the Third Sector, working on the implementation of the Act, which has included several consultations on secondary legislation, and the preparation of guidance. The Charity Commission, as independent regulator of charities in England and Wales has a significant role in implementing the Charities Act 2006 and has updated its guidance to reflect the Act.
The Act contains a statutory requirement for a review of its operation to begin within five years of Royal Assent. The review, which will include an assessment of the Act's implementation, must also be laid in Parliament.
Angela E. Smith: The issue of bogus charity collectors is something this Government take very seriously. While enforcement action is a matter for the police and local authorities, we co-ordinated a Give With Care campaign through the Office of the Third Sector to increase awareness of bogus clothing collections in 2007, and we are planning a further campaign in the near future. In addition we funded the start up of the Fundraising Standards Board and work closely with them to promote responsible fundraising practice.
As the Chief Executive of the Charity Commission, I have been asked to respond to your written Parliamentary Question on how much the Charity Commission for England and Wales has spent on hotel accommodation for its staff in each of the last five years (305708).
We keep figures for hotels booked through our central procurement system, which are as follows:
However, not all Commission staff use this system as it is also possible to book hotels directly. These costs are included in travel and subsistence claims and Government Procurement Card payments, which we do not routinely break down. This would have to be calculated manually and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.
In the past year we have encouraged staff to make more use of the central procurement system, which accounts for the recent increase in costs shown above.
I hope this information is helpful.
Mr. Lancaster: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people between (a) 35 and 45, (b) 46 and 55 and (c) 56 and 65 years old died of diseases related to obesity in (i) England and (ii) Milton Keynes in each year since 2000. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many people between (a) 35 and 45, (b) 46 and 55 and (c) 56 and 65 years old died of diseases related to obesity in (i) England and (ii) Milton Keynes in each year since 2000. (308084)
The tables attached provide the number of deaths where obesity was the underlying cause of death (Table 1), and where obesity was mentioned anywhere on the death certificate, either as the underlying cause or as a contributory factor (Table 2), for persons aged between (a) 35 and 45 years, (b) 46 and 55 years and (c) 56 and 65 years, in (i) England and (ii) Milton Keynes unitary authority, for the years 2000 to 2008 (the latest year available).
It is not possible to identify all deaths 'related' to obesity. For example, obesity may play an important role in deaths due to heart disease or diabetes, but it is rarely recorded on the death
certificate. The figures presented in Tables 1 and 2 are therefore likely to underestimate the actual number of deaths in which obesity is involved.
|Table 1: Number of deaths where obesity was the underlying cause of death( 1) by age group( 2) , England( 3) and Milton Keynes unitary authority( 4) , 2000-08( 5)|
|(a) 35-45||(b) 46-55||(c) 56-65||(a) 35-45||(b) 46-55||(c) 56-65|
|(1) Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) code 278.0 (Obesity) for the year 2000 and Tenth Revision (ICD-10) code E66 (Obesity) for 2001 onwards.|
(2) There are 11 years within age group (a) and 10 years within age groups (b) and (c), so the figures are not completely comparable.
(3) Figures for England exclude deaths of non-residents.
(4) Based on boundaries as of 2009.
(5) Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.
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