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|Average (mean) and highest end-of-year performance-related, non-consolidated bonuses paid for the last four performance years.|
Fiona Mactaggart: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps he plans to take to ensure that training on the implementation of Part 2 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009 is cascaded to front-line officers; 
(2) what steps he is taking to train police officers for the introduction of the Policing and Crime Act 2009, with particular reference to the use of the new powers introduced under Part 2 of that Act. 
Mr. Hanson: The National Policing Improvement Agency's (NPIA) Operational, Specialist and Leadership Training Courses are affected by the Policing and Crime Act 2009. These courses are currently being updated to cover the new legislation and accountabilities.
All NPIA training courses and learning resources are regularly updated and reviewed by the NPIA Legal and Diversity Review Team.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of women (a) in each age group, (b) in each area and (c) of each ethnicity raped in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: Since the introduction of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 in May 2004, data for offences of rape of a female have been broken down into three victim age groups. The age groups are: aged 16 and over, children under 16 and children under 13. Prior to May 2004, the Home Office had not been able to identify the age group of the victim. The data for 2004-05 to 2008-09 are shown in Table 1.
Data for total offences of rape of a female by police force area for 1999-2000 to 2008-09 are shown in Tables 2a and 2b. The National Crime Recording Standard was introduced in April 2002 and figures before and after this date are not directly comparable. Data for
1999-2000 to 2001-02 are shown in Table 2a and data for 2002-03 to 2008-09 are shown in Table 2b.
Information on ethnicity of victims is not held centrally.
|Table 1: Recorded offences of rape of a female by age group, 2004-05 to 2008-09|
|(1) The Sexual Offences Act 2003 introduced in May 2004 altered the definition and coverage of sexual offences. A small number of offences continue to be recorded relating to offences repealed by the Act; while these may continue to be legitimately recorded for offences prior to May 2004 it is also possible that some may have been recorded in these old categories in error, so recent changes based on small numbers should be interpreted with caution.|
|Table 2a: Recorded offences of rape of a female by police force area, 1999-2000 to 2001-02|
| Note: The data in this table are prior to the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in April 2002. These figures are not directly comparable with those for later years.|
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