To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects to publish (a) the report of Mr. Francis Plowden on court fees for the issue of care proceedings of local authorities and (b) his comments on the report. 
We are currently finalising arrangements for the publication of the independent review of court fees in care and supervision proceedings undertaken by Francis Plowden. The Review, together with a statement from the Government, will be published on Monday.
Crimes of Violence: Convictions
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) arrests, (b) prosecutions and (c) convictions of (i) men and (ii) women in each police force area for the offence of attempted murder there were in each year since 1997. 
The number of males and females proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for attempted murder, England and Wales, by police force area, from 1997 to 2008 (latest available) is given in Tables 1 and 2.
Court proceedings data for 2009 are planned for publication in the autumn, 2010.
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categories such as violence against the person and robbery. From these centrally reported categories it is not possible to separately identify arrests for attempted murder.
Table 1: Number of males proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts of attempted murder, by police force area, England and Wales, 1997 to 2008( 1, 2, 3, 4)