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Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 18 March 2009, Official Report, column 1154W, on anti-Semitism, what meetings the cross-Government champion on reducing incitement on the internet has attended in that role; and what the outcomes were of these meetings. [317104]

Alan Johnson: In his role as cross-Government internet hate crime champion, Home Office Minister Mr. Alan Campbell has met with the Internet Watch Foundation and the Trades Union Congress. The topics for discussion were the blocking of internet service providers and tackling the Redwatch website respectively.

Since becoming the cross-Government champion, the Minister has overseen the progress of the Internet Hate Crime Action Plan. This is part of the wider Cross- Governmental Hate Crime Action Plan. Work on this plan has included the creation of an online reporting mechanism for hate crime on the internet.

Arrests

Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of citizens arrests made by the public in each of the last five years. [317668]

Alan Johnson: Information on citizens arrests is not collected centrally.

Arrests: Football

Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many arrests on average were made at football matches in (a) each police force area and (b) England and Wales in each year since 2003. [317837]

Alan Johnson: Data on arrests in connection with football matches are collated and reported annually on the basis of club supported and type of offence, rather than geographical location of offence. The data for part (a), therefore, are not collated centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. The Home Office annually publishes statistics for football-related arrests and football banning orders in England and Wales. These statistics for the football seasons 2003-04 to 2008-09 can be accessed on the Home Office website:

Information in answer to part (b) is presented in the following table.

Average number of arrests per regulated football match in England and Wales
Football season Football related-arrests in England and Wales Regulated football matches in England and Wales Average arrests per regulated football match

2003-04

3,826

2,433

1.573

2004-05

3,548

2,950

1.203

2005-06

3,274

2,974

1.101

2006-07

3,716

3,088

1.203

2007-08

3,812

3,132

1.217

2008-09

3,734

3,121

1.196


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Crime

Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of (a) arson, (b) violence against the person, (c) sexual offences, (d) robbery and (e) burglary have been recorded as having taken place on the grounds of (i) educational establishments and (ii) hospitals or medical centres in each year since 1998. [317578]

Alan Johnson: Information on the location in which violent offences are committed is not collected centrally.

Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in which constituencies the rate of (a) violent crime, (b) sexual offences and (c) robbery increased between 2002-03 and 2008-09. [317885]

Alan Johnson [holding answer 22 February 2010]: Information is not available in the form requested as police recorded crime data are not specifically collected at constituency level.

Crimes of Violence: Females

Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent by his Department on the "Together we can end violence against women and girls" consultation (a) in total, (b) on production and distribution of the consultation document, (c) on opinion polling, (d) on mobile roadshows and (e) on production and distribution of the final strategy document. [316957]

Mr. Alan Campbell: Between March and May 2009 the Government undertook the largest ever cross-government consultation on violence against women and girls with the public and with frontline experts and staff.

The following funding was provided by the Government towards the violence against women and girls consultation:

We received approximately 1,000 e-mails to the consultation inbox.


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Cybercrime

Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many powers relating to cybercrime have been (a) created and (b) amended by legislation sponsored by his Department since 1997. [317665]

Alan Johnson: The Government have amended the UK legislation relating to cybercrime, the Computer Misuse Act 1990, to ensure that the Act continues to be relevant as technology changes.

In the Police & Justice Act 2006

In the Serious Crime Act 2007 Part 2 we created a new general offence of encouraging and assisting crime. This offence covers both online and offline offending and replaced the offence of enabling unauthorised access to computer material created in the Police and Justice Act.

Both of these Acts also contained a number of minor and consequential amendments to other parts of the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

Additionally, changes were made to territorial extent and the relevance of external law sections of the Computer Misuse Act, through the Criminal Justice (Terrorism & Conspiracy) Act 1998.

Departmental Advertising

Mr. Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on advertising by (a) his Department and (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) executive agency for which his Department is responsible in 2009. [317653]

Mr. Woolas: The following table summarises the Home Office, the UK Border Agency (UKBA), Identity and Passport Service (IPS) and Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) forecast spend on advertising for the financial year 2009-10.

£

Home Office

8,578,052

UKBA

(1)1,577,290

IPS

1,326,478

CRB

12,216

(1) UKBA spend includes an estimated £50,000 on advertising campaigns abroad.

The activity that has been scheduled may still be subject to alteration and the total for each media may change.


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The figures quoted are for net media costs and do not include production costs or fees, except for the IPS spend which includes production costs for below the line advertising.

Recruitment advertising has not been included as it is not done centrally but carried out across the Department and hence spend could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Departmental Visits Abroad

Mr. Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to his Department of its international travel has been since May 2007. [317655]

Mr. Woolas: The expenditure incurred on overseas travel between May 2007 and January 2010 is set out in the table:

£000

Home Office, including UKBA

9,480

Identity and Passport Service

250

Criminal Records Bureau

19

Total

9,749


The above numbers include both official and ministerial travel. All travel is undertaken in accordance with the civil service management code and the ministerial code.

Detection Rates: Greater Manchester

Mr. Crausby: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the crime detection rate was in (a) Bolton and (b) Greater Manchester in each of the last five years. [316014]

Mr. Alan Campbell: From l April 2007 the rules governing recording of non-sanction detections were revised to reduce the scope within which they can be claimed to a very small limited set of circumstances. For this reason the preferred method of presenting detections data is to use sanction detections. The sanction detection rates for all offences detected in Bolton and Greater Manchester from 2004-05 onwards are given in the table.

Detection rates are a ratio of crimes detected in a period to crimes recorded in a period. They are not based on tracking whether individual crimes recorded in a period have eventually been detected.

Sanction detection rates for all offences detected in the Bolton Metropolitan b orough d ivision and the Greater Manchester police force area
Percentage detected

Bolton Metropolitan borough division Greater Manchester police force area

2004-05

20

20

2005-06

27

24

2006-07

27

24

2007-08

26

25

2008-09

22

25


Driving Offences

Mr. Lancaster: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in (a) Milton Keynes and (b) England were convicted of (i) a motoring offence that resulted in a fatality and (ii) careless driving in each of the last five years. [313949]


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Mr. Alan Campbell: The number of defendants found guilty at all courts of offences of causing death by dangerous driving and offences of careless driving in the Thames Valley police force area and England, from 2004 to 2008 (latest available) is given in the table.


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