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to reduce theft of vehicles;
to reduce theft from vehicles;
to increase recovery of stolen vehicles;
to reduce vehicle fraud;
to deliver bureau functions (including TruckPol); and
to develop AVCIS capability to deliver against its aims.
AVCIS delivers against this remit through close partnership with local police forces and regional intelligence units and national law enforcement agencies such as UKBA, SOCA and HMRC. It also works very closely with partners in the private sector, including insurers, manufacturers, vehicle tracking companies and others.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many checks undertaken by the Criminal Records Bureau a dispute was (a) raised
and (b) upheld in each year since 2002, broken down by reason for the dispute. 
Alan Johnson: The following table details a breakdown of the number of checks undertaken by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) which were the subject of a dispute since the launch of the Disclosure service in 2002. Officials at the Bureau have advised me that they have recently performed a data cleansing exercise which has resulted in some changes to the previous figures disclosed. I have been assured that this exercise has now been completed.
Robert Neill: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the (a) Independent Safeguarding Authority and (b) Criminal Records Bureau has provided guidance to local authorities on the undertaking of checks in respect of councillors. 
Meg Hillier: It is the Home Office, working with other Government Departments, rather than the Independent Safeguarding Authority and the Criminal Records, which is responsible for preparing guidance on the operation of the Vetting and Barring Scheme.
The Home Office is working with the Department for Communities and Local Government and policy leads in the Department of Health/Department of Children Schools and Families to produce specific guidance on the requirements introduced by the Vetting and Barring Scheme for elected members and other local authority officials. Information on the Vetting and Barring scheme has been issued that allows individuals and organisations to assess where they fall under the scheme. This is being supplemented by comprehensive generic guidance and sector specific guidance where required. All of the guidance will be in place by July 2010.
Works of art displayed in the Department for Work and Pensions are from the Government Art Collection (GAC), which publishes an annual list of
acquisitions. The most recent details of acquisitions made by the GAC were published on 5 October 2009 and are available on the GAC website at:
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assets of her Department are planned to be sold in each year from 2009-10 to 2013-14; what the (a) description and (b) book value of each such asset is; what the expected revenue from each such sale is; and if she will make a statement. 
Jim Knight: The Government have stated their intention to realise £16 billion in asset disposals over the period 2011-14 and will publish further details of opportunities to commercialise business assets in the coming weeks.
One of this Department's key investment strategies during the 2004 spending review period was to reduce asset ownership, and contract for key services. The successful implementation of that strategy resulted in a greatly reduced asset base.
The DWP does not own any land or property. Asset transfer has already been completed through a PFI contract known as PRIME, returning exchequer receipts of £250 million in 1998 and £100 million in 2003 when DWP outsourced its estate. This arrangement covers the majority of property occupied by the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (a Crown non-departmental public body). There is currently no intention to sell any of the Commission's assets during the years in question.
|(1) Vehicle sales are mainly related to the Health and Safety Executive's Private User Scheme which provides vehicles on a three year contract for staff travelling in excess of 5,000 business miles per annum on a shared cost basis.|
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