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Norman Baker: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what information his Department holds on the number of trains which were (a) cancelled and (b) delayed by each train operating company in each of the last five years; and how many of those cancellations occurred on (i) peak, (ii) weekday off-peak and (iii) weekend services. 
Chris Mole: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 27 January 2010, Official Report, columns 880-82W, showing the number of trains cancelled and the number of trains arriving late at destination.
Data are held recording the number of cancellations in peak hours for London and South East operators, and are given in the following table. The remaining data requested are not held by the Department.
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Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Health in 2010 on the salt and grit supplies held by hospitals. 
Mr. Khan: As part of the collective response by the Government to the severe weather, a number of discussions have been held with ministerial colleagues during Cabinet level meetings convened on this matter.
Furthermore, the salt suppliers are holding salt for distribution to non-highway users. They determine priorities for distributing this, separately from the Salt Cell. However,
non-highway salt users may seek mutual aid arrangements with local authorities and others if they wish. In critical cases, where these arrangements are not working, health organisations are encouraged to raise the issue with the Department of Health.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what information his Department holds on the quantity of salt held by each local authority; and for which local authorities his Department holds no up-to-date information. 
Mr. Khan: An updated table has been placed in the Libraries of the House, which shows how many tonnes of salt local authorities estimate they have available, according to the local authority salt audit returns the Department for Transport had received at 10 a.m. on 25 February.
Susan Kramer: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will instruct BRB (Residuary) Ltd. to ensure that no commercial development takes place under the platforms of Waterloo International Terminal which would significantly delay bringing into use the former Eurostar platforms at Waterloo for domestic passengers. 
Chris Mole: The Department for Transport is working closely with BRB (Residuary) Ltd. to ensure that the timing of any commercial development of the space below the platforms at Waterloo International station does not adversely impact upon any plans to bring the platforms into use for domestic passengers.
To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether any commercial development is permitted to take place under the former Eurostar
platforms at Waterloo; and whether Network Rail has permitted development rights to integrate the platforms into use for domestic passengers. 
Network Rail does not enjoy permitted development rights to integrate the platforms into use for domestic passengers as Waterloo International terminal is owned by British Railways Board (Residual) Limited.
Susan Kramer: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the likely timetable for converting the former Waterloo International platforms for use for domestic passengers. 
Chris Mole: The Department for Transport is currently in discussion with the British Railways Board (Residuary) Limited, Network Rail and Stagecoach South West Trains to establish what would be the most cost-effective way to integrate Waterloo International terminal into the domestic station that maximises benefits for the short, medium and long term.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many penalty notices for disorder were issued to persons aged 16 and over for an offence of being drunk and disorderly in England and Wales in each of the last five years. 
|N umber of persons issued with a penalty notice for disorder for drunk and disorderly related offences in England and Wales, from 2004 to 2008( 1,)( )( 2,)( )( 3)|
|(1) The statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. 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 more severe.|
(2) Data include the following offence descriptions and corresponding statutes:
Being found drunk in a highway or other Public place whether a building or not, or a licensed premises.
Licensing Act 1872 Sec 12.
Any person who in any public place is guilty, while drunk, of disorderly behaviour.
Criminal Justice Act 1967 Sec.91.
(3) 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 in the Ministry of Justice
Ref: IOS 60-10
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people aged (a) under 10, (b) 10 to 12, (c) 13 to 15 and (d) 16 to 18 years old have been arrested for each offence in each police force area in each year since 1997; 
[holding answer 1 March 2010]: The arrests collection held by the Home Office covers arrests for recorded crime (notifiable offences) only, broken
down at a main offence group level, covering categories such as violence against the person and robbery. The data are also broken down by age groups which are (a) aged under 10, (b) aged 10-17, (c) aged 18-20, (d) aged 21 and over, (e) age unknown and so we can only provide data in these age groups and not that which is requested.
Jim Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the merits of the establishment of an asylum seeker reception centre in Newcastle upon Tyne; and what discussions he has had with the Strategic Migration Partnership and Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council on such a proposal. 
Mr. Woolas: The UK Border Agency is proposing to open initial accommodation for asylum seekers in the North East. Agency staff discussed this proposal with its key partners in the North East in April 2009. These discussions included both the North East Strategic Migration Partnership and the North East Consortium for Asylum Support Services. In addition, the UK Border Agency's regional director for the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber discussed the proposal with the chief executive, Newcastle city council when they met on 22 February.
UKBA launched a formal competition to provide initial accommodation in the North East with its target providers at the end of December 2009. An invitation to bid was sent to the North East Consortium for Asylum Support Services and the North East Strategic Migration Partnership was notified of the competition in January 2010.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to which faith-based organisations his Department has made grants in each of the last five years; and what the (a) monetary value and (b) purpose of the grant was in each case. 
Alan Johnson: The Home Office funds a wide range of organisations to deliver outcomes related to Home Office objectives. Although it is not always possible to tell from the information available to us whether organisations would regard themselves as faith-based, the information set out in the table is based on those organisations where it is clear they are, and consider themselves to be, faith-based.
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