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Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the timetable is for the commencement of the provisions in the Policing and Crime Act 2009 to make councillors interested parties for the purposes of the Licensing Act 2003. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: We plan to commence: section 28 (persistent sales to children - "three strikes to two strikes"); section 29 (confiscation of alcohol from under 18's); section 30 (new offence of persistently possessing alcohol in a public place by under 18s); section 31 (extending directions to leave to those aged 10 or over), and section 33 (allowing licensing authorities to act as interested parties) from Friday 29 January 2010.
We are currently developing the guidance on the young people provisions and the licensing authorities as interested parties provisions, so that the police, local authorities and youth services are aware of the new powers, how they work and fit together. The guidance will be ready by the end of January.
Mr. Touhig: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people resident in (a) Islwyn constituency, (b) Gwent and (c) Wales who have not been convicted of a crime have their details on the Police National Computer. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The Police National Computer (PNC) is an operational tool and is not designed to produce the information requested. To obtain the information would incur a disproportionate cost as software would need to be designed, produced and tested to interrogate the PNC.
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals in UK prisons have received payments in respect of their return to their country of origin in the last three years; and what recent estimate has been made of the number of such foreign nationals who subsequently returned to the UK. 
Mr. Woolas: The chief executive of the UK Border Agency regularly writes to the Home Affairs Committee to give the most robust and accurate information. She intends to update the Committee on the Facilitated Returns Scheme in January this year.
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria the Serious and Organised Crime Agency uses to determine whether an (a) individual and (b) organisation has received a tainted gift. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: When acting as a Law Enforcement Agency in the conduct of a criminal confiscation investigation, SOCA operates under the legislative parameters set out in the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA). Section 77 of POCA (section 225 in relation to Northern Ireland) sets out the criteria used to assess whether a gift, either to an individual or organisation, is tainted.
An updated version of The National Security Strategy of the United Kingdom, 'Security for the Next Generation', was published in June 2009. The National Security Strategy sets out our assessment of the full range of security challenges the UK faces and our response to them.
In summer 2008, the Government published a national-level risk register which sets out our assessment of the likelihood and potential impact of a range of different risks that may directly affect the United Kingdom.
It should be noted that non-sanction detections which contribute to the overall detection rates have fallen in recent years reflecting a significant shift by many police forces away from recording detections where no further action is taken. From 1 April 2007 the rules governing recording of non-sanction detections were revised to reduce the scope within which they can be claimed to a very limited set of circumstances. For these reasons overall detection rates over time are not fully comparable.
|Overall detection rate for offences recorded by the police in Sussex|
|Period||Detection rate (Percentage)|
|(1) The percentage of crimes detected in that financial year using the expanded coverage and revised counting rules which came into effect on 1 April 1998.|
(2) New instructions which clarified the rules for detecting crime were introduced on 1 April 1999.
(3) The National Crime Recording Standard was introduced in 2002-03. Figures before and after that date are not directly comparable.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what data his Department collects on youth crime at middle layer super output area level; and where such data are published. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The Home Office does not collect any information on youth crime at middle super output area level as no recorded crime statistics are collected centrally on the age of either the victim or the alleged offender.
The most recent data currently published are for 2005-06, but it is planned to update the site in late 2010 with more recent crime data for the same/similar categories covering the majority of police forces in England and Wales.
Robert Neill: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will place in the Library a copy of the submission made by English Heritage in relation to the Downing Street listed building works with planning application reference 09/00619/LBC. 
Margaret Hodge: Westminster city council planning application reference 09/00619/ LBC refers to an application dated 22 January 2009 for listed building consent to refurbish existing ground floor toilets and form an opening to fit equipment to extract air from the existing first floor toilet in 10 Downing Street. English Heritage were notified of the application on 11 February 2009 and replied on 12 March 2009 authorising Westminster city council to determine the application for listed building consent as it saw fit. There was no requirement for English Heritage's specialist advice. A copy of this letter will be placed in the Library.
Mr. Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how much was paid to Arts Council England's (a) senior managers and (b) board members in (i) performance-related and (ii) special bonus payments in each of the last three years; for what reason each such bonus was paid; how many members of the senior management team refused to accept a bonus; and by what criteria such bonuses are awarded; 
(6) for what reason Arts Council England is to commission new artwork for its head office in Great Peter Street, London; how much Arts Council England has spent on advertising for such works; and if he will make a statement. 
(10) which (a) advertising agencies and (b) other organisations supplied consultancy services for advertising campaigns for Arts Council England in each of the last five years; and what the cost of these services was; 
(13) how many Arts Council England staff have (a) been reprimanded, (b) had their contract of employment terminated and (c) been prosecuted for theft of property in each of the last three years; 
(24) how many Arts Council England employees received finance loans to buy a (a) car, (b) scooter and (c) bicycle in each of the last three years; and what the cost of providing such loans was in each of those years; 
(26) what steps Arts Council England is taking to prevent bullying in its workplace on grounds of (a) religion, (b) ethnicity and (c) sexual orientation; and how much Arts Council England plans to spend on such programmes in the next 12 months; 
(27) how many Arts Council England staff have been subject to (a) stage 1, (b) stage 2 and (c) stage 3 performance capability meetings in each of the last five years; and what proportion of such meetings have resulted in (i) a dismissal and (ii) a subsequent appeal against dismissal by a member of staff; 
(31) how many complaints Arts Council England received in response to answers it provided under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in each year for which figures are available. 
(33) how many items are in Arts Council England's Arts Council Collection; how many of these items are on public display; and what the cost of storing items belonging to the collection was in the latest year for which information is available; 
(37) how many works belonging to Arts Council England's Arts Council Collection have been stolen in each of the last five years.  Margaret Hodge: The information requested is not held centrally by the Department.Accordingly, I have asked the chief executive of Arts Council England to write direct to my hon. Friend the Member for West Bromwich East. Copies of the reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.
(4) how much has been spent by Arts Council England on the acquisition of properties in each of the last five years; what the (a) address, (b) cost and (c) date of acquisition was of each such property; how much has been realised by Arts Council England from the disposal of properties in each of the last five years; and what the (i) address, (ii) sale price and (iii) date of sale of each was; 
(5) which (a) food and (b) drinks companies Arts Council England has contracted in each of the last three years; and how much Arts Council England has paid to each such company in each such year; Margaret Hodge: The information requested is not held centrally by the Department. The issues raised are the operational responsibility of Arts Council England.Accordingly, I have asked the chief executive to write direct to my hon. Friend the Member for West Bromwich, East (Mr. Watson). Copies of the reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses. Margaret Hodge: There are no Government Art Collection works of art being used by Arts Council England.
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