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Police: Finance

Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 5 February 2008, Official Report, columns 997-1004W, on police: finance, what the equivalent data are for 2008-09. [317606]

Alan Johnson: The information requested is set out in the following table.

Budget requirement is set before the start of the year.

The Government do not distribute grant to police authorities purely on the basis of population. The police funding formula uses a range of data relating to demographic and social characteristics to reflect the relative needs of each police authority. Police grant allocations by the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Welsh Assembly Government also take into account the relative tax base of each police authority. Grant allocations are stabilised by damping to limit year-on-year variations.

2008-09 data
Police authority Budget requirement (£ million) Resident population (million)

Avon and Somerset

259.47

1.58

Bedfordshire

96.06

0.60

Cambridgeshire

120.65

0.77

Cheshire

168.06

1.01

Cleveland

124.62

0.56

Cumbria

97.40

0.50

Derbyshire

157.22

1.00

Devon and Cornwall

268.08

1.68

Dorset

111.79

0.71

Durham

116.12

0.60

Essex

251.08

1.69

Gloucestershire

99.14

0.58

Hampshire

294.19

1.84

Hertfordshire

178.22

1.07

Humberside

169.70

0.92

Kent

266.88

1.66

Lancashire

262.07

1.47

Leicestershire

164.70

0.96

Lincolnshire

100.64

0.71

Norfolk

138.29

0.85

Northamptonshire

114.80

0.68

North Yorkshire

132.21

0.80

Nottinghamshire

184.69

1.06

Staffordshire

176.13

1.07

Suffolk

106.86

0.71

Surrey

191.50

1.09

Sussex

245.08

1.55

Thames Valley

356.10

2.17

Warwickshire

85.41

0.53

West Mercia

190.68

1.19

Wiltshire

99.28

0.65

Greater Manchester

544.93

2.57

Merseyside

317.10

1.35

Northumbria

277.82

1.39

South Yorkshire

246.61

1.29

West Midlands

543.44

2.60

West Yorkshire

410.97

2.17

Metropolitan

2,595.00

7.59

City of London

64.12

0.01

Dyfed-Powys

86.96

0.51

Gwent

114.30

0.57

North Wales

129.42

0.68

South Wales

240.30

1.23

England and Wales total

10,833.99

54.21

Sources: Budget Requirement-BR Forms. DCLG-English police authorities. WAG-Welsh police authorities. Population-ONS The projected populations for 2008 in the table were used in the 2008-09 police grant settlement.

Police: Schools

Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions police officers have been called out to educational establishments in (a) each police force area and (b) England and Wales in each year since 1998. [317589]

Alan Johnson: The figures requested are not collected centrally.

Police: South Yorkshire

Mr. MacShane: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers there were in (i) 1997, (ii) 2001, (iii) 2005 and (iv) 2009 and (b) police community support officers there were in (i) 2005 and (ii) 2009 in South Yorkshire. [317108]

Mr. Alan Campbell: The figures requested are shown in the following table.

Number of full-time equivalent (FTE) police officers and police community support officers (PCSOs) in post in South Yorkshire
As at 31 March each year Officers( 1) PCSOs

1997

3,159

-

2001

3,197

-

2005

3,265

125

2009

3,017

328

(1) Number of FTE police officers less staff on career breaks and maternity leave.

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Prosecutions

Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions there have been in respect of attempts to assist people to enter the UK illegally in each of the last five years. [317259]

Mr. Woolas: Statistics on persons proceeded against for offences under the Immigration Acts 1971 to 2006 in England and Wales by offence description are provided by the Ministry of Justice and are published annually. Information for 2004 to 2008 has been published in Table 3.4 of the Control of Immigration: Statistics, United Kingdom-2008 publication which are available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office's Research, Development and Statistics website at:

Prosecutions: West Lancashire

Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions have been sought as a direct result of evidence gained using CCTV cameras in West Lancashire constituency in each of the last six years. [317796]

Mr. Alan Campbell: The information my hon. Friend requests is not held centrally.

The National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) and Cheshire constabulary are conducting a qualitative analysis of recorded crime data and case files in Cheshire. This is in order to determine the value of CCTV to investigations carried out in that particular police force area. This work will be used to assist in further consideration of the criteria that should be applied in other areas of England and Wales by police, local authorities and others in assessing the contribution of CCTV to crime detection, crime reduction and public confidence.

Sexual Offences

Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many registered sex offenders were found not to be living at their registered address in the last five years. [317771]

Alan Johnson: These data are not collected in the format requested and could be collated only at disproportionate cost.

UK Border Agency: Manpower

Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK Border Agency staff there were at civil service grade (a) 5, (b) 6 and (c) 7 on 1 January 2010. [317151]

Mr. Woolas: The civil service grade 5 has been incorporated into the Senior Civil Service and no longer exists. The numbers of UK Border Agency staff, including temporary cover arrangements, on 1 January 2010 at (a) SCS are 79, (b) grade 6 are 187 and (c) grade 7 are 605. These numbers are full-time equivalents rounded to the nearest whole number.


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Work and Pensions

Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission: Surveillance

Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what surveillance powers under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission has applied; and whether it has applied for powers of entry. [314947]

Helen Goodman: The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission is responsible for the child maintenance system. I have asked the Child Maintenance Commissioner to write to the hon. Member with the information requested and I have seen the response.

Letter from Stephen Geraghty:


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