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Mr. Oaten: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 16 December 2009, Official Report, column 1246W, on reoffenders, for what reason some offenders were listed in prison data but could not be found on the police national computer. 
The answer I gave the hon. Member for Shipley (Philip Davies) on 16 December 2009, Official Report, columns 1246-47W, presented figures on offences committed by offenders while on Home Detention Curfew (HDC). These figures were obtained by matching a dataset of offenders released on HDC with offending data taken from an extract of the police national computer (PNC). There is no unique offender ID common to the two datasets. The matching process uses each offender's surname, forename, gender and date of birth and involves both direct matching and a variety of 'sounds like'
algorithms to allow for minor errors in data entry. A small proportion of cases in each quarter cannot be matched; this can result from errors in the recording of personal details in either of the data sources, from duplicate matches when it is not possible to decide between PNC records for offenders with similar details, or from records missing from the PNC. In 2007-08 one per cent. of the offenders listed on the prison data as released on HDC could not be matched to the PNC.
Mark Pritchard: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will discuss with BT improvements to the resilience and security of its telecommunications services to Government Departments. 
Tessa Jowell: BT and other suppliers of telecommunications services to Government Departments discuss these issues with senior officials directly and in a number of forums including in the Electronic Communications Resilience and Response Group.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of (a) 16 and (b) 17-year-olds are (i) employed and (ii) non-employed apprentices on (A) Level 2 and (B) Level 3 frameworks. 
Mr. Iain Wright: According to DCSF official participation estimates for young people in England at the end of 2008, 3.1 per cent. of academic age 16-year-olds were on a level 2 apprenticeship and 0.7 per cent. were on a level 3 apprenticeship. The corresponding figures for 17-year-olds were 4.9 per cent. on level 2 apprenticeships and 1.4 per cent. on level 3 apprenticeships.
These estimates are based on snapshot data for the end of 2008 and on the highest course of study of the young person. They cannot be broken down by employment status because the Learning and Skills Council's Individualised Learner Record (ILR) which is the source of information for apprenticeships only has employment status when they start their apprenticeship and this often changes during their time on an apprenticeship.
Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much expenditure his Department has incurred in respect of meals and subsistence for (a) him and (b) each other Minister in his Department since June 2007; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of parliamentary questions tabled for written answer by his Department on a named day in session 2008-09 received a substantive answer on that day. 
|Named day PQs S ession 2008-09|
|Tabled||Replied to on named day||Percentage|
In the response to the Procedure Committee Report on written parliamentary questions, the Government accepted the Committee's recommendation that Departments be required to provide the Procedure Committee with sessional statistics in a standard format on the time taken to respond to written parliamentary questions, accompanied by an explanatory memorandum setting out any factors affecting their performance. This will be taken forward as soon as possible.
Dr. Starkey: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many school leavers have participated in programmes under the Future Jobs Fund (a) nationally and (b) in Milton Keynes since its inception. 
The Future Jobs Fund started in July 2009 and the youth element is aimed at 18 to 24-year-olds who have been unemployed for six months; therefore we would not expect last year's school leavers to participate in the scheme yet.
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what proportion of students (a) with special educational needs and (b) whose first language is not English gained (i) five GCSEs including English and mathematics at grades A* to C, (ii) five GCSEs at grades A* to G and (iii) at least one GCSE pass in each year since 1997; 
(2) how many and what proportion of students eligible for free school meals gained (a) five GCSEs including English and mathematics at grades A* to C, (b) five GCSEs at grades A* to G and (c) at least one GCSE pass in each year since 2002. 
Ms Diana R. Johnson [holding answer 13 January 2010]: Information on pupil attainment linked to their characteristics was not recorded before 2002, therefore the requested information for 1997 to 2001 is not available. All the requested information has been published for 2006 to 2009, with some elements published for earlier years.
Ms Diana R. Johnson: The Department requires employees to notify their manager immediately they are arrested and charged with a criminal offence. If the employee is convicted, the Department will investigate and start a disciplinary process which may lead to dismissal. New employees must declare convictions during the recruitment process. Records back to 1995 are not held electronically nor in the format requested and a comprehensive search of paper based files, back to 1995 would result in disproportionate cost.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the statistical release of 26 November 2009 entitled Youth crime: young people aged 10 to 17 receiving their first reprimand, warning or conviction, in England, 2000-01 to 2008-09, how many of the offenders referred to in table one were aged (a) 10 to 12, (b) 13 to 15 and (c) 16 to 17 years old. 
Mr. Coaker [holding answer 20 January 2010]: The number of young people, aged (a) 10 to 12, (b) 13 to 15 and (c) 16 to 17, receiving their first reprimand, warning or conviction processed by English or Welsh police forces can be found in the following tables:
|Number of young people aged 10 to 17 receiving their first reprimand, warning or conviction, processed by English or Welsh police forces (and percentage of year total )|
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