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John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the service standard performance of SERCO operations within his Department's Case Resolution Directorate was in each of the last three months. 
Mr. Woolas: The chief executive of the UK Border Agency, Lin Homer will provide the Home Affairs Select Committee, in the next update, further information on the performance of Serco within the Case Resolution Directorate.
Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has received recent reports on incidents of (a) sexual violence against female gang members by male members of the same gang and (b) sexual violence by male gang members against sisters and girlfriends of male members of rival gangs. 
Mr. Alan Campbell:
The Home Office does not collect individual crime reports. However, the Home Office is committed to increasing the reporting and conviction rates for rape and sexual violence, and works closely with the police and other stakeholders to ensure that
women who have been victims of sexual violence come forward and, when they do, these crimes are investigated fully. As part of our drive to tackle sexual violence and ensure that victims are well supported we have been increasing the number of Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) and continuing to support Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs) to aid police investigations and to provide good quality support to victims. In 2010-11 the Home Office will be spending approximately £2 million to supplement local funding for SARCs and ISVAs, bringing the total investment over the past six years to £14 million.
The Home Office also recently funded the launch of the Female Voice in Violence report by Race on the Agenda (ROTA), which examined the involvement of girls and young women in gangs. While the vast majority of victims and perpetrators of gang violence are men, there is a distinct and serious issue of young women's involvement with gangs as the ROTA report highlights. In recognition of the importance of this issue, the
Home Office has already provided funding for a number of intelligence gathering and good practice events and are now looking at how the experience, knowledge and resources highlighted can be shared and developed.
The data provided covering 2008-09 should be considered as provisional, fully verified data for 2008-09 will be published by the Home Office in the annual statistical report 'Police Powers and Procedures', which is scheduled to be published in April 2010.
|Table 3c: Searches of pedestrians, vehicles and occupants under sections 44( 1) and 44( 2) of the Terrorism Act 2000|
|2008-09 (provisional data)|
|(1) Does not include 'Vehicle Only' stops.|
(2) Sussex police currently are unable to separate vehicle searches from passenger searches; as a consequence data here refers only to searches of pedestrians.
(3) Where initial individual annual force totals were below 100 for 2007-08 they have been grouped into 'Other Forces'.
(4) British Transport Police figures include both England and Wales, and Scotland.
(5) Scottish s44 authorisation commenced July 2007 following the Glasgow airport attack. Figures provided refer only to searches and detail a limited number of actual uses. Further data are available for the small numbers of individuals stopped.
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