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John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many staff of the Probation Service in England and Wales who have been diagnosed with a disability have been dismissed under the sickness attendance procedure since 1 April 2008; 
(2) how many staff of the Probation Service in England and Wales who have been diagnosed with a disability are currently subject to stage (a) 1, (b) 2 and (c) 3 of the formal sickness attendance process. 
Maria Eagle: Information about the reasons for dismissal or about individuals subject to the various stages of the formal sickness attendance process is not collated centrally as this is a local probation area management issue.
It is not possible to obtain the required information without incurring disproportionate costs as it would entail each of the 42 probation boards/trusts to collate and compile the information. This would then have to be submitted to the centre for further collation and presentation.
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many officials of his Department have responsibility to tackle extremism by developing interventions and programmes for extremist offenders; 
This unit, which is funded by the Home Office, is made up of four full-time and one part-time staff and is managed by a senior principal chartered forensic psychologist.
The NOMS Chaplaincy HQ has set up a sub-committee (made up of eight part-time staff, and with oversight from the NOMS ISMG) for designing a faith-based intervention for tackling those offenders who may be vulnerable to extremism.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the most recent figures are for the re-offending rate of people aged (a) under 18, (b) between 18 and 21 and (c) over 21 years old for people who have been released from prison. 
|Table 1: One year reoffending rates for offenders aged under 18 discharged from custody, 2000, 2002-07|
|Cohort||Number of offenders||Rate of reoffending||Number of offences per 100 offenders|
|Table 2: One year reoffending rates for adults discharged from custody, 2000, 2002-07, by age of offender|
|Age||Cohort||Number of offenders||Rate of reoffending||Number of offences per 100 offenders|
Reoffending data are not available for 2001 due to a problem with archived data on court orders. Since it will not substantially increase the knowledge on the current progress on reoffending, no resources have been allocated to fix this problem.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people received a (a) simple caution, (b) conditional caution, (c) cannabis warning and (d) penalty notice for disorder following a court appearance in each London local authority in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) how many young people received a (a) reprimand, (b) final warning and (c) penalty notice for disorder following a court appearance in each London local authority in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
Claire Ward: Cautions, cannabis warnings, reprimands, warnings, and penalty notices for disorder are out of court disposals issued by the police, authorised persons and the Crown Prosecution Service to deal proportionately with less serious offences which do not merit prosecution at court. Data reported centrally on the number of cautions, cannabis warnings, reprimands, warnings or penalty notices for disorder issued do not identify if an offender has previously appeared in court.
The number of persons receiving a caution, reprimand or warning, or given a penalty notice for disorder, in Greater London, by age group, from 2003 to 2007 (latest available) is given in table 1 as follows. Currently, data on simple or conditional cautions are not published
separately although the Crown Prosecution Service is planning to publish conditional cautioning data on a monthly basis from February 2010.
Cautions and court proceedings data are not available at local authority level therefore information is given in the table for Greater London (includes the Metropolitan and the City of London police force areas).
Since 2004 the police may issue an adult offender with a cannabis warning for simple possession of cannabis (prior to 2006 referred to as a "street warning"), in
accordance with guidance issued by the Association of Chief Police Officers for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Home Office Statisticians advise that an offence can be shown as detected once the police have issued a cannabis warning. The data collected centrally relate to the number of offences of cannabis possession detected by means of a cannabis warning and may not be the same as the number of cannabis warnings issued to offenders. Information on the number of cannabis warnings recorded by the police as method of detection for possession of cannabis offences for the London region from 2004-05 to 2008-09 can be viewed in table 2 as follows.
|Table 1: The number of offenders issued with a caution, reprimand, warning and penalty notice for disorder in London( 2) , by age group, 2003 to 2007( 3,4,5)|
|Cautioned||Penalty notice for disorder (PNDs)( 6)|
|Total cautioned( 7)||Aged 10 to 17 reprimand||Aged 10 to 17 warning||Aged 18 or over cautioned||Total PNDs||Aged 16 and 17||Aged 18 and over|
|(1) Not applicable.|
(2) Includes Metropolitan police force area and City of London police force area.
(3) From 1 June 2000 the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 came into force nationally and removed the use of cautions for persons under 18 and replaced them with reprimands and warnings.
(4) The cautions, reprimand and warning statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When an offender has been cautioned, reprimanded or received a warning for two or more offences at the same time the principal offence is the more serious offence.
(5) 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 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.
(6) The Penalty Notice for Disorder Scheme was implemented in all 43 police forces in England and Wales in 2004 under the provisions of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001.
(7) Includes Reprimands and Warnings.
Justice Statistics Analytical Services.
|Table 2: The number of cannabis warnings recorded by the police as method of detection for possession of cannabis offences, for the London Region( 1) , 2004-05 to 2008-09|
|Police force area||2004-05||2005-06||2006-07||2007-08||2008-09( 2)|
|(1) Comprises City of London Police and Metropolitan Police.|
(2) Since 26 January 2009, Penalty Notices for Disorder (PNDs) can be given for cannabis possession. Up to the end of March 2009 such PNDs were counted together with cannabis warnings.
Home Office Statistics.
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