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Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children under the age of (a) 10 and (b) five years old were being held in immigration removal centres on the latest date for which figures are available. 
Alan Johnson: As at 31 December 2009, no children, defined as persons aged 17 or below, were detained in the UK solely under Immigration Act powers. This excludes children detained in Prison Service establishments' mother and baby units.
Richard Burden: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received from Birmingham City Council on the proposals in the Crime and Security Bill relating to vehicle immobilisation businesses; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Alan Campbell:
Birmingham city council's Public Protection Committee wrote to the Home Secretary on 11 February 2010 about the proposals in the Crime and Security Bill relating to vehicle immobilisation businesses.
The council also previously wrote to Home Office Ministers on three occasions since 20 December 2007 about the regulation of vehicle immobilisation business, including a response to our public consultation published in April 2009 on how best to regulate vehicle immobilisation (VI) businesses operating on private land.
Our proposals for the regulation of vehicle immobilisation business as set out in the Crime and Security Bill will make it mandatory for all wheel clamping businesses working on private land, as well as their employees, to be licensed by the SIA under the terms of a code of practice. The conditions of the code will include a cap on fines, time limits on towing cars unreasonably quickly after being clamped and clear instructions for putting up signs warning drivers that clamping takes place. In addition, the proposals include the setting up of an independent appeals process to enable motorists to appeal where they consider that the terms of the code have been breached.
The conditions of the code will have statutory force, and will be set out in regulations before the code is published. Failure to comply with the code, or operating without a business licence, will be a criminal offence and could result in prosecution.
Mr. Winnick: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reply to the letter of 14 January 2010 from the hon. Member for Walsall North to the UK Border Agency regarding a resident in his constituency, reference T1146229. 
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how may offences involving the fraudulent use of personal information have been reported to (a) Essex and (b) Southend police in each year since 1997; and how many such reports led to a (i) prosecution and (ii) conviction. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The information requested is not available centrally. Offences involving the fraudulent use of personal information would be recorded under the Home Office offence classification of 'Fraud by false representation'. However, it is not possible to separately identify those offences involving the fraudulent use of personal information from other fraud offences recorded under that classification. As a result, it is not possible to state how many offences led to prosecution and conviction.
The Home Office Statistical bulletins give numbers for substantiated complaints by reason. The 10 most common causes for such complaints, and their number in each year from 1997, are contained in the following table.
|Substantiated complaints by reason for complaint, England and Wales|
|Number of complaints|
|Reason for complaint||1997-98||1998-99||1999-2000||2000-01||2001-02||2002-03||2003-04|
Mark Pritchard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police-owned firearms and (b) confiscated firearms were lost or stolen from police forces in England and Wales in 2009. 
Mr. Hanson: The information requested cannot be calculated from the centrally collected data within the police personnel statistics series. Length of service data are only collected in a number of fixed time bands.
Figures for Essex county and Southend and Thurrock unitary authority for 1997 to 2008 have also been provided by the Department for Transport. These numbers do not include all police vehicles involved in accidents-only those that were involved in an accident where an individual was injured, and where the police vehicle can be matched against the DVLA records.
|Road traffic collisions on public roads involving police vehicles, Essex, 2002-03 to 2008-09|
1. All data are unvalidated, subject to change and provided on a provisional basis only
2. Data are not available centrally for Southend.
3. Data are not available centrally prior to 2002-03.
|Reported personal injury road accidents involving a police vehicle1( ,2) :1997-2008|
|(1) Vehicle type is based on vehicle tax records held by DVLA. This will exclude vehicles which fall under different tax classes which may be used by the police e.g. privately hired/owned vehicles|
(2) Vehicle model is assigned through matching the vehicle's registration mark (registration number) against DVLA records. These vehicles are only those with a high or probable match to DVLA records
(3) Essex county, including the unitary authorities of Southend and Thurrock
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