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Natural Gas: Storage

Charles Hendry: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the lowest level of gas storage has been in each week since 1 December 2009. [321402]

Mr. Kidney [holding answer 9 March 2010]: The Government do not publish this information. However, daily gas storage levels from 1 October 2009 can be found on the National Grid website:

Justice

Care Proceedings

Alistair Burt: 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. [321720]

Mr. Straw: 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

Paul Holmes: 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. [321913]

Claire Ward: 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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The information requested on arrests is not collected centrally. 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
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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)
Proceeded against
Police force area 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008( 3)

Avon and Somerset

13

2

9

9

12

3

16

6

4

6

11

2

Bedfordshire

4

3

2

2

10

2

3

7

2

3

2

3

Cambridgeshire

6

6

7

6

9

5

4

4

3

6

-

1

Cheshire

4

5

6

5

5

6

15

-

3

10

5

3

City of London

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

1

-

2

-

Cleveland

7

5

8

-

9

4

16

5

4

7

7

6

Cumbria

6

12

2

4

3

2

2

2

-

-

1

-

Derbyshire

5

4

3

6

4

1

2

2

-

4

6

4

Devon and Cornwall

9

10

7

15

15

3

8

3

4

3

2

2

Dorset

4

4

3

3

9

5

5

7

8

1

-

2

Durham

6

4

8

1

5

2

1

3

10

1

2

1

Essex

5

7

7

6

11

16

15

12

6

8

4

7

Gloucestershire

3

3

4

3

5

4

3

-

2

3

-

1

Greater Manchester

33

42

40

41

60

56

49

39

15

35

38

20

Hampshire

10

15

24

11

19

11

22

11

11

3

6

3

Hertfordshire

6

4

8

3

3

2

7

5

14

3

4

6

Humberside

1

2

-

5

2

1

9

4

7

5

2

3

Kent

11

5

4

7

7

2

2

7

10

3

4

6

Lancashire

17

15

16

19

16

7

22

14

7

16

14

21

Leicestershire

6

9

14

6

18

17

16

14

12

5

3

1

Lincolnshire

3

1

3

3

7

3

2

3

1

3

1

5

Merseyside

18

22

15

21

17

24

17

16

7

14

10

6

Metropolitan Police

67

69

66

56

76

69

66

55

61

95

82

71

Norfolk

6

4

3

-

6

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

North Yorkshire

1

4

3

3

5

8

3

2

4

4

3

5

Northamptonshire

7

9

1

1

-

-

-

2

2

1

-

3

Northumbria

12

4

6

8

9

6

7

7

3

1

2

2

Nottinghamshire

5

1

3

3

6

2

5

8

7

1

4

2

South Yorkshire

6

9

11

10

17

11

18

19

12

6

6

10

Staffordshire

3

1

5

-

4

5

5

7

5

1

4

4

Suffolk

4

5

4

2

5

4

1

4

5

-

3

3

Surrey

3

2

2

2

8

5

-

3

5

4

5

2

Sussex

5

5

2

7

20

7

7

7

2

4

6

2

Thames Valley

12

7

15

13

14

25

15

15

11

13

14

13

Warwickshire

5

3

4

-

-

3

-

5

3

2

-

2

West Mercia

9

2

3

9

14

11

1

1

3

4

2

4

West Midlands

35

44

25

52

52

42

55

35

23

36

19

30

West Yorkshire

15

11

10

12

32

31

25

17

23

11

19

13

Wiltshire

1

3

2

5

4

6

6

9

5

3

2

1

Dyfed-Powys

-

1

2

2

1

2

5

4

1

1

4

-

Gwent

11

6

11

2

11

16

7

12

13

5

2

1

North Wales

7

3

5

1

3

1

2

6

3

6

1

5

South Wales(3)

11

18

11

7

5

4

5

6

5

10

6

4

Total

402

391

384

372

538

434

469

388

327

347

308

282


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