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"failure to comply with court order to remove notice deterring public use".
Data available on the Court Proceedings Database show that, between 2000 and 2008 (latest available), in 2002 there was one prosecution and one finding of guilt under section 14 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. These data include section 14 sub-sections (1) (2) and (3) and it is therefore not possible to identify whether the proceedings were for placing or maintaining a notice or failure to comply with a court order.
Court proceedings data given above are on the principle offence basis which relates to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. For example, 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.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many special advisers have been employed by his Department in each year since 1997; and what the average salary was for those special advisers in each such year. 
The Government are committed to publishing an annual list detailing the number and costs of special advisers. Information for 2009-10 was published
by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 16 July 2009, Official Report, column 74WS. This information has been published since 2003.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many migrants were deported from the UK on the grounds that their presence was not conducive to the public good in each of the past 10 years. 
Alan Johnson: In 2008 and 2009, the UK Border Agency removed or deported approximately 11,000 offenders. Of these, approximately 30 per cent. will have been removed on 'conducive' grounds. Information on those removed on conducive grounds from before 2008 would necessitate reviewing individual removal records. This would be a disproportionate cost.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals sentenced to one year or more in prison were not removed from the UK following the end of their sentence in each of the last 10 years. 
Alan Johnson [holding answer 25 February 2010]: Between 2007 and 2009, the UK Border Agency removed approximately 15,000 foreign national offenders from the UK. Of these, approximately two-thirds had previously received a single or cumulative sentence of one year or more of which one-third were removed either before or within one month of the end of their sentence. The remainder were not removed following the end of their sentence and were, instead, either detained in a prison, an immigration removal centre, or released under UK Border Agency contact management conditions or by the Independent Tribunal Service on bail. Information regarding removals from before 2007 is not available electronically and could be obtained only by reviewing individual records. This would incur a disproportionate cost.
James Duddridge: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the trends in levels of illegal drugs sold by Somali nationals in (a) Southend and (b) England and Wales. 
Mr. Alan Campbell [holding answer 24 February 2010]: A formal assessment into the trends in the sales of illegal drugs by Somali nationals has not been made. Drug offences are not separately identifiable by nationality.
The illegal supply of drugs is a serious matter. Trafficking in controlled drugs of all classes needs to be tackled robustly in order to reduce the harm drugs cause to communities and organised criminality associated with their supply.
The Government's strategy is to bear down on all points in the drugs supply chain in order to disrupt criminal gangs, stifle drug supply and reduce the harm caused to communities in the UK. Increasing quantities of drugs are being seized and organised crime groups and dealers disrupted.
The latest figure published show that in 2008-09, there were a record 241,090 drug seizures by police and UK Border Agency (including HMRC) in England and Wales, up six per cent from the 228,131 seizures the previous year. These figures include 3,988 drug seizures made by Essex police in 2008-09, an increase of 45 per cent. on seizures made in 2007-08 (2,747).
Alan Keen: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Feltham and Heston constituency, the effects on the Department's policies since 1997. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The Home Office has introduced a range of policies and initiatives since 1997. However, it is not always possible to quantify their effects particularly at constituency level. Feltham and Heston comes within the Hounslow Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership. The available statistical information therefore relates to the London borough of Hounslow at either CDRP or Basic Command Unit level.
Violence against the person - down 22 per cent.
Sexual offences - down 30 per cent.
Robbery - down 27 per cent.
Burglary - down 23 per cent.
Offences against vehicles - down 45 per cent.
Other theft offences - down 24 per cent.
Criminal damage - down 42 per cent.
Drug offences - up 160 per cent [up 12 per cent. in last year] (there has been increased recording of drug offences which was mainly attributable to the increased use of police powers to issue cannabis warnings).
Data prior to 2002-03 is not directly comparable because of the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in April 2002. Additionally, no data at borough level is available prior to 1998-99.
Hounslow BCU had 518 police officers as at 30 March 2009. The number of police officers has increased by 51 since 2003. Comparisons with 1997 for Hounslow BCU are not available. There were 98 Police Community Support Officers as at 30 March 2009 while there were none in existence in 1997.
The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 saw positive effects with the statutory duty to create a Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership (CDRP). The CDRP has brought new ways of working in a cross-cutting way with the police, council and other key stakeholders and genuine partnership working to help tackle complex issues.
Along with the CDRP came the development of Safer Neighbourhood initiatives where there is now a dedicated police resource in each of the 20 wards of Hounslow which were not in place in 1997. Of the 20 Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNTs) there are five in
the Heston and Feltham wards, East, Central and West Heston and North and West Feltham. A more recent development is the Neighbourhood Community Safety Co-ordinators (NCSC). Part of the CDRPs pledge is to strengthen the work around community safety. This has included creating a new team of NCSCs, of which there are five: one covers Heston and Cranford and another covers Feltham. These co-ordinators are co-located at police stations throughout the borough. These officers will take a lead role in co-ordinating work around reducing crime, anti-social behaviour, alcohol and drugs by working with partners and residents in a designated area in the borough. (These officers have recently been recruited and Hounslow plans to launch the initiative in March.)
Before 1997 there were no bespoke powers to tackle anti-social behaviour but there are now a range of powers to deal with this issue. These include Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs), and Designated Public Places Orders (DPPOs) from the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001.
Hounslow is working hard tackling areas where there are poor perceptions of ASB especially where "rubbish and litter is lying around" and "vandalism/graffiti" is concerned. Hounslow have done a lot of work in this area over the past year and are confident of having better results in the 2010 Place Survey.
Another of Hounslow's CDRP pledges is to "introduce CCTV to more parts of the borough". They are providing a strategic community safety CCTV control room and roll out CCTV cameras in ten key sites across the borough.
The Neighbourhood Statistics Service provides a wide range of statistical information at Parliamentary constituency level, taken from the 2001 census and other sources. This service is available on the National Statistics website at:
Mr. Steen: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Inter-Departmental Ministerial Group on Trafficking will next meet; and whether it plans to discuss the evaluation of its work on anti-trafficking responses in the UK. 
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigration officers have been stationed at postal hubs or depots in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years. 
The United Kingdom's postal hubs and depots are located within the Central Border Force Region. It is Government policy to publish UKBA management information at a regional level, as location-specific information could provide value to those seeking to circumvent our controls.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were convicted of (a) entering the UK in breach of a deportation order or without leave, (b) remaining in the UK after leave to enter or remain had expired, (c) assaulting an immigration officer and (d) trafficking people for exploitation in each year since 1998; and how many offenders in each category received the maximum available prison sentence or fine in each year. 
Alan Johnson: The information requested is not recorded by the UK Border Agency. The Ministry of Justice is responsible for data regarding convictions which result from cases brought on behalf of the Home Office.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been detained in immigration removal centres having been granted leave to remain in UK for a given period, broken down by (a) sex, (b) age and (c) length of detention (i) prior to and (ii) following case determination. 
Sir Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to reply to the letter of 7 December 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. R. A. Ansari. 
Jim Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) cautions, (b) on-the-spot fines and (c) formal warnings were issued by each police force in (i) 2007-08 and (ii) 2008-09. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The number of cautions, penalty notices for disorder (PNDs) issued in each police force area in England and Wales is shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. Data on cautions and PNDs are currently available to 31 December 2008 and are compiled by calendar year. Data provided by Ministry of Justice.
The only formal warning statistics that are collected centrally are cannabis warnings. Police forces have been able to issue a formal warning for possession of cannabis, known as a cannabis warning, since 1 April 2004. Statistics on cannabis warnings for 2007-08 and 2008-09 are given in table 3.
|Table 1: Number of cautions( 1, 2) issued for all offences in England and Wales, by police force area 2007 and 2008|
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|(1) From 1 June 2000 the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 came into force nationally and removed the use of cautions for persons under 18 and replaced them with reprimands and warnings. These figures have been included in the totals.|
(2) These cautions statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When an offender has been cautioned for two or more offences at the same time the principal offence is the more serious offence.
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 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.
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