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Mr. Grieve: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has made a recent assessment of the likely effects of the implementation of a preferential voting system on the number of invalid votes cast in an election. 
"there was no conclusive evidence that any one particular voting system is more confusing for the voter, in terms of casting their votes correctly, than any other system".
|Table 1: Reoffending rates of juveniles discharged from custody, 2000, 2002-07|
|Cohort||Number of offenders discharged from custody||Percentage reoffending within one year|
|Table 2: Reoffending rates of young adults discharged from custody, 2000, 2002-07, by age band|
|Age group||Cohort||Number of offenders discharged from custody||Percentage reoffending within one year|
Please note that the definition of a proven reoffence differs between adults and juveniles. For adults, any offence within a year of release from custody, that is proven by court conviction within 18 months of release, is counted as a reoffence. For juveniles, an offence proven by court conviction or a caution within the same time period is counted as a reoffence. For these reasons the adult and juvenile reoffending rates are not comparable.
The frequency of reoffending by juveniles given an out of court disposal, commencing a non-custodial court disposal or discharged from custody in England and Wales fell by 23.6 per cent. from 151.4 offences per 100 offenders in 2000 to 115.7 in 2007.
Maria Eagle: The Youth Justice Board has provided NOMS Service Development Group (formerly Women's and Young People's Group) with £118.180 million of funding to deliver approximately 2,400 custodial places and associated services for all young men aged 15 to 17 and 17-year-old young women during the 2009-10 period. On occasion this may also include 16-year-old young women and 18 to 19-year-old young men and women.
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Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been spent on the Rent to HomeBuy scheme in each region on the latest date for which figures are available. 
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the average income of a Rent to HomeBuy (a) tenant and (b) purchaser was in each of the last three years; 
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many Rent to HomeBuy completions there have been in 2009-10; and how many households have purchased a stake in their home under that scheme in 2009-10. 
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the term Homebuy is monitored as part of (a) his Department's media monitoring and (b) media monitoring undertaken by a private consultancy on behalf of his Department. 
John Healey: The homebuy scheme is administered by the Homes and Communities Agency on behalf of the Department. There are nine full-time equivalent employees working on low cost home ownership policy, including delivery of the homebuy scheme, within the Department.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many times the eligibility criteria for participation in the Homebuy scheme have changed since the inception of the scheme; and if he will list each such change. 
John Healey: The homebuy scheme was introduced in 2006. Households with an income of up to £60,000 who were unable to buy a home on the open market without assistance, were eligible to apply for assistance. The basic eligibility criteria has not changed.
From 2006-08 priority for support was given to social tenants, prospective social tenants, key workers in the health, education and community safety sectors in London, the South East and the East of England, and those identified by regional housing boards. Some regional boards set lower income caps for support. From 2008 priority was given, in order, to social tenants, prospective social tenants, key workers in all regions and any other first-time buyers.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which programmes are included in the Homebuy scheme; how much has been allocated to each such programme to date; and how many dwellings have been sold under each such programme to date. 
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