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|Table B: Number of convictions for speed limit offences in Suffolk from 1997 to 2008( 1)|
|Number of offences|
|Convicted at all courts|
|(1) 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.|
Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.
Ref: IOS 056-10 and Ref: IOS 057-10
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) convictions, (b) cautions and (c) fixed penalty notices have been given to people arrested for driving without a valid MOT certificate in Suffolk in each year since 1997. 
Data on fixed penalty notices held by the Home Office and Ministry of Justice cannot separately identify the specific offence of driving a vehicle without a valid MOT certificate. The following table shows the total number convictions for all vehicle test offences.
|Table A: Number of fixed penalty notices issued for vehicle test offences, Suffolk police force area, 1997 to 2007|
|Number of notices|
|Table B: Number of convictions for vehicle test offences in Suffolk 1997 to 2008( 1)|
|Number of offences|
|Convicted at all courts|
|(1 )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 (Ref: IOS 056-10) and (Ref: IOS 057-10).|
Mr. Wills: The Government are keen to enhance registration rates generally, including among overseas electors. The Government have laid a statutory instrument in Parliament which extends the service voter declaration period from three to five years in respect of members of the armed forces, and their spouses or civil partners. This is intended to facilitate higher levels of registration among overseas service personnel.
The Electoral Commission promote awareness of UK electoral systems and electoral registration procedures including how to vote, and has conducted a series of promotional campaigns aimed at enhancing the registration rates among overseas electors more generally. The latest campaign ran in autumn 2009. I understand that it included online advertising using websites popular with British citizens living abroad and the distribution of information via British consulates and embassies. The campaign resulted in almost 25,000 visits to the overseas voters page of the Commission's About My Vote website. More than 7,000 overseas voter registration forms were downloaded from the site during the campaign.
The Commission will also target British citizens living abroad as part of its campaign ahead of a UK parliamentary general election. The campaign will encourage people to register to vote and also make them aware of the absent voting options available to them.
From 2003-09 we invested £5.8 million in the poppy Project to provide specialist support to women trafficked into sexual exploitation only. Over the current and next financial year we have invested an
additional £3.9 million in the provision of specialist support to victims of all forms of human trafficking, including victims of sexual exploitation, domestic servitude and forced labour. This includes as a minimum: safe accommodation; advocacy; access to counselling; access to legal advice and interpretative services.
A National Referral Mechanism (NRM) has been put in place to systematically identify victims and refer them to specialist support. Identified victims are granted an extendable 45-day recovery and reflection period in which to consider their options and access specialist support services, and one-year temporary residency permits in certain circumstances.
A victim's information leaflet, produced in October 2009 is now available in a range of languages. The leaflet provides information for victims on the support available to them, their options and legal rights.
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) documents and (b) other items of information in electronic format provided by his Department to the Iraq Inquiry that Inquiry has sought to publish under the procedure set out in the protocol on documents and other written and electronic information; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Wills: I refer the hon. Lady to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Minister for the Cabinet Office, and for the Olympics and Paymaster General (Tessa Jowell) on 9 February 2009, Official Report, columns 893-94W.
Mr. Wills: The latest figures available are for 1 February 2010 and are shown in the following table. The figures shown under "off strength" refer to staff who remain employees of Land Registry but are not currently on the payroll, for example staff who are on career breaks or unpaid maternity leave or unpaid special leave.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent representations he has received on the proposed closure of the Land Registry's Peterborough office; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Wills: Land Registry published their Accelerated Transformation Proposals on 22 October 2009. A public consultation on the proposal to close five offices closures ended on 29 January 2010. The Peterborough Land Registry office was one of those proposed for closure.
Land Registry have received responses from local MPs and MEPs in Peterborough and the surrounding area, and from their constituents, regarding these proposals. All contributions are now being considered and Land Registry currently plans to announce final decisions and publish a full responses document in March.
|Year of sentence||Number sentenced||Average days||Average in years (1 year = 365 days)|
The figures include those sentenced to a mandatory life sentence that subsequently had their sentence quashed or died. In a further 144 cases of prisoners sentenced over this period, the courts have yet to determine the length of tariff or the prisoner was given a life sentence by another jurisdiction. The figures also exclude those life sentence prisoners who have been given a whole life tariff. There were 19 whole life tariffs handed down by the courts during this period.
The figures were taken from the Public Protection Unit Database (PPUD) in the National Offender Management Service, and, as with any large scale recording system, it is subject to possible errors arising from either data entry or processing. The PPUD is a live database, updated on a regular basis. As a result, snapshots taken in consecutive days will contain differences reflecting updates.
Mr. Grieve: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) role and (b) responsibilities will be of the Chief Executive Officer of the National Offender Management Service (NOMS); and what the (i) role and (ii) responsibilities have been of the Director General of NOMS. 
Mr. Straw: The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) is an Executive agency of the Ministry of Justice through which correctional services and interventions are commissioned and provided across England and Wales, within the strategic policy framework set by the UK Government. It is responsible for commissioning adult offender services and delivering these through a range of providers from the public, private and third sectors, as efficiently and effectively as possible, in all of the regions of England and Wales. The agency is also commissioned by the Youth Justice Board to provide youth custody places in young offender institutions.
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