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Mr. Straw: I wrote to the hon. Member for Chichester (Mr. Tyrie) on 14 December in response to proposals contained in a consultation paper by the all party parliamentary group to tighten the criminal law with respect to the practice of extraordinary rendition. I said then that I had asked officials across Government to study the consultation paper carefully, and added that it would be helpful to see any responses to the consultation as we can feed those into that work. I have today placed a copy of my letter of 14 December in the Libraries of both Houses.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 48W, on young offender institutes, how many re-offences were committed by young people released from custody in each year since 2000. 
Maria Eagle: Juvenile reoffending covers those aged 10 to 17. A release from custody could be from a Secure Training Centre, a Secure Children's Home or a Young Offender Institution. It is not possible to separate out the figures for the different kinds of establishments.
Table 1 presents the juvenile custody reoffending rates from 2000-07. The frequency rate (number of offences per 100 offenders) is based on the actual number of offences the cohort committed during the one-year follow up period which resulted in a conviction at court or caution. The actual proven one-year frequency reoffending rate is produced by calculating the number of proven reoffences per 100 offenders.
|Table 1: One year reoffending rates for offenders aged under 18 discharged from custody, 2000, 2002-07|
|Cohort||Number of offenders||Number of offences per 100 offenders|
Please note that 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.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people have been (a) arrested for, (b) charged with and (c) convicted of causing death by careless driving under the Road Safety Act 2006 in each year since the Act came into force; 
Maria Eagle: The Home Office collect data on arrests for recorded crime (notifiable offences) broken down at a main offence group level only, covering categories such as violence against the person and robbery. Due to the way the data are collected and held, it is not possible separately to identify the number of arrests made for death by careless or dangerous driving.
Information showing the number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for causing death by dangerous driving in
England and Wales from 2003 to 2007 (latest available) can be viewed in the following table.
|Defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for causing death by dangerous driving( 1) , England and Wales, 2003 - 07( 2, 3)|
|Proceeded against||Found guilty|
|(1) Under Section 1 of the 1988 Road Traffic Act as added by section 1 of the 1991 Road Traffic Act. (2) The statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences 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. (3) 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. Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services-Ministry of Justice.|
Mr. Straw: We have received no recent representations on sentencing policy for people convicted of offences of theft from shops. In December 2008, following full public consultation, the independent Sentencing Guidelines Council issued definitive guidelines on theft and burglary in a building other than a dwelling.
Mr. Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of young offenders given a community sentence have (a) breached that order and (b) received a custodial sentence as a result in each month of the last three years. 
Maria Eagle: Data on breaches of community sentences by under-18s is not available centrally and will not be published until improvements have been made to the submissions of this data to the Ministry of Justice. Therefore it is not possible to provide the proportion of young offenders who receive a custodial sentence for breaching a community sentence.
This information can be found in 6.12 of Offender Management Caseload Statistics 2008, a copy of which has been placed in the House of Commons Library and which can also be found at the following website:
Mr. Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many accommodation units there are in each (a) secure children's home, (b) secure training centre and (c) young offender institution; how many young offenders each unit accommodates; and how many staff work in each unit. 
Maria Eagle: The following tables show the number of accommodation units at each secure children's home (SCH), secure training centre (STC) and young offender institution (YOI), the capacity of each establishment and the total staff numbers in each establishment.
Most SCHs which accommodate young people sentenced or remanded by the courts also accept young people in the care of a local authority who are placed there on welfare grounds. As the two groups of young people are accommodated together, in the same units, the table shows the total capacity for homes and total staffing numbers. SCHs which accommodate only young people placed on welfare grounds are not included.
It is not possible to provide separate staffing figures for under-18 YOIs or to disaggregate figures for units sited with over-21 establishments. The table shows data for all establishments that accommodate 15-17 year olds or 18-20 year olds, either on separate sites or co-located on split sites.
The data has been supplied by the Youth Justice Board and the National Offender Management Service and have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large-scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing and may be subject to change over time.
|Secure Children's Homes|
|Number of units||Total capacity of establishment (inc. welfare places)||Total number of staff at establishment|
The data for this table have been provided by the YJB.
|Secure Training Centres|
|Number of units||Total capacity of establishment||Total number of staff at establishment|
The data for this table have been provided by the YJB
|Young Offender Institutions|
|Category( 1)||Number of units||Total capacity of establishment (inc. all 15-20 year old places)||Total number of staff at establishment( 1,2)|
|(1) YO = Young offender establishment (18-20 year-olds), YP = Young people establishment (15-17 year-olds)|
(2) Headcount (part-time staff count as one)
The data in this table have been provided by NOMS.
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