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David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in each region were convicted of (a) a motoring offence that resulted in a fatality and (b) careless driving in 2008. 
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to Public Service Agreement 25 on drug-related offending, referred to on page 15 of his Department's Autumn Performance Report 2009, what data were used to establish the baseline measure of 260.1 proven offences per 100 offenders; how many offences of each type were defined as drug-related; and what the size was of the offender cohort. 
Alan Johnson: The baseline for PSA 25 indicator 3 (rate of drug-related offending) was established using data from the Drug Interventions Management Information System (DIMIS), the Police National Computer (PNC) and the Offender Assessment System (OASys). This is a proxy measure for drug-related offending, which monitors the rate of proven offending by those identified as class A drug misusers in the course of their contact with the criminal justice system.
The baseline (2008) cohort, identified during the period January to end March 2008, comprised 20,934 individuals identified as (class A) drug misusers. The number of offences committed by this group within 12 months following identification and proven by court conviction was 54,462 proven offences, giving a baseline rate of 260.1 per 100 offenders or 2.6 offences per offender.
The measure includes all offence types committed by known drug misusers where a conviction at court has been recorded on the PNC. Cautions, other pre-court disposals and offences taken into consideration are not counted.
Mr. Alan Campbell: The number of offenders cautioned for possession of a controlled drug, and possession with intent to supply, in England and Wales for 2006 and 2007 (latest available from the Ministry of Justice) is given in the following table.
|Number of offenders cautioned for possession of a controlled drug, England and Wales, 2006-07( 1, 2)|
|Possession of a controlled drug||Possession with intent to supply|
|(1) 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.|
(2) 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 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.
Justice Statistics Analytical Services: Ministry of Justice.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many attacks on (a) police, (b) fire and (c) ambulance services responding to 999 calls were recorded in each police force area in each of the last three years. 
Alan Johnson: The information requested cannot be provided as data on attacks on police, fire and ambulance services responding to 999 calls are collected by local forces and not reported to the Home Office.
Mr. Sharma: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many student visas were issued from the beginning of December 2008 to December 2009; and how many such visas were issued to students from (a) India, (b) Pakistan and (c) Bangladesh. 
Mr. Woolas: The total numbers of student visas issued globally, and to applicants from (a) India (b) Pakistan and (c) Bangladesh, in the period December 2008 to September 2009, are shown in the following tables. Sub-totals of student visas issued before and after the introduction of Points Based System Tier 4 (Students) on 31 March 2009 are also shown. Visa statistics for the last quarter of 2009 will be published on 25 February.
|Endorsement category||Bangladesh||India||Pakistan||Grand total|
| Note: 1. Statistics shown are from December 2008 to September 2009. 2. PBS Tier 4 started on 31 March 2009.|
Mr. Sharma: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many representations his Department has received in the last 12 months on the issue of a two-year visa for a person to visit a spouse studying in the UK where the marriage has ended before the expiry of the visa. 
Mr. Woolas: Information about spouses of non-European economic area nationals studying in the UK, who may have entered as a visitor and whose marriage has ended before the expiry of their visa is not recorded centrally by the UK Border Agency and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Spouses and partners of persons who have been admitted on student visas may apply to join them as a Dependent under tier 4 of the points based system. Successful applicants will be given limited leave to enter in line with the student.
Alternatively, they may apply for entry as a visitor in which case leave to enter would be limited to a maximum period of six months. Although regular travellers may apply for a visit visa with a validity of one, two or five years, any visit during that period must still not exceed six months.
Where a person has been admitted as the dependent spouse of a student, and the marriage subsequently ends while their leave to enter is still valid, the basis for their claim to be admitted would no longer exist and their leave to enter would stand to be curtailed.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what subjects at what level had been taught to foreign national students who have been deported from the UK on grounds of national security since 2001. 
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fixed penalty fines (a) have been issued and (b) remain outstanding or not paid in
(i) West Chelmsford constituency and (ii) Chelmsford local authority area in each of the last five years. 
Fixed penalties data for motoring offences for 2007 (latest available) can be found in Chapter 3 of the Home Office Statistical Bulletin "Police Powers and Procedures, England and Wales 2007-08". Data on penalty notices for disorder offences for 2007 (latest available) can be found in Chapter 7 of the Ministry of Justice Publication "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales 2007".
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people had registered an interest in identity cards and the National Identity Service on the Identity and Passport Service website on the latest date for which figures are available. 
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 16 December 2009, Official Report, column 1388W, on departmental legal costs, what the reasons are for the costs incurred by the Identity and Passport Service in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09. 
Alan Johnson: The principal expenditure incurred in regard to external legal costs by the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) for financial year 2007-08 were attributable to advice and support provided in respect of the development, tendering and award of the IPS's Strategic Supplier Framework agreement.
For financial year 2008-09 the principal expenditure incurred in regard to external legal costs were associated with the advice and support provided in respect of the award of contracts for the delivery of the National Identity Service and next generation passport design and production.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 145W, on identity cards, what proportion of the 2,400 applicants have been enrolled in the scheme. 
Alan Johnson [holding answer 20 January 2010]: Since 20 October, and up to and including 16 January, over 3,700 applicants have been enrolled or have made an enrolment appointment for an identity card.
Meg Hillier: On 30 June 2009, I announced in a written ministerial statement that the introduction of identity cards for all British citizens will be voluntary, including those issued to airside workers at Manchester and London City airports.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer to Lord Stoddart of Swindon of 14 October 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, columns 26-7WA, on the National Identity Register, how many fingerprints (a) per person and (b) in total he expects to be stored on the National Identity Register from 2012. 
Meg Hillier: From 2012, it is intended that 10 fingerprints will be recorded as part of a person's application for a passport, or an identity card or both. Where an individual is unable to record a full set of 10 fingerprints (e.g. due to an amputation), they will be able to register as many fingerprints as it is possible for them to record.
Between 2012 and 2022, every adult applying for a British passport would be offered the choice of being issued with a passport or an identity card, or both documents and their identity details and biometrics would be recorded on a single national identity register. The National Identity Service will be designed so that all adults resident in the UK will be able to apply for one or both of these products if they wish to do so. At present, approximately 80 per cent. of the adult population who are British apply for a passport over a 10 year period.
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