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Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding has been allocated to the Alternatives to Detention pilot in Glasgow in 2007 to 2010; and how much funding has been allocated to the pilot for the next three financial years. 
Mr. Woolas: The Family Returns pilot project started in June 2009. The UK Border Agency paid actual start up costs in 2009 of £63,343.62. The first financial year for the project is 2009-10 with the annual running costs being met through the current dispersal contract that the UK Border Agency has with Glasgow city council. Therefore, there is no additional funding allocated for the next three financial years. The project is due to run until 2012 but will be reviewed in 2010.
The cost of the Social Work Services provided by Glasgow City Council is met by the Scottish Government as social services is a devolved matter and the funding relates to two social workers and one social care worker.
Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many families are included in the Alternatives to Detention pilot being run in Glasgow; and whether there are plans to increase the number. 
Mr. Woolas: The Project is for families only and will accommodate four to five families at any one time. At present there are five families participating in the scheme and there are no current plans to increase the size of the project which is monitored to assess how effective it is and whether any changes or improvements could or should be made. Upon its conclusion an independent evaluation will be conducted and the findings will be published.
Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) families, (b) individuals, (c) children aged under 18, (d) children aged under 16 and (e) children aged under 10 have taken part in the Alternatives to Detention pilot in Glasgow. 
Mr. Woolas: To date (a) nine families have taken part in this project involving (b) a total of 36 individuals. These families consisted of: (c) five children aged 16 to 18 years, (d) seven aged 10 to under 16 years and 14 children under 10 years.
Mr. David Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals who have not been convicted of an offence have particulars of their DNA recorded on the national DNA database. 
Mr. Alan Campbell [holding answer 11 March 2010]: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Meirionnydd Nant Conwy (Mr. Llwyd) on 9 February 2010, Official Report, columns 908-09W.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the British Crime Survey takes into account in its methodology the nature of domestic violence abusers when gathering information on domestic violence offences; and whether he has considered the merits of any other method of collecting such information. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The British Crime Survey (BCS) is carried out in respondents' own homes. It is recognised that respondents may not wish to disclose being victim of domestic abuse in a face-to-face interview, especially if the abuser is present at the time of interview. For that reason, the BCS includes a self-completion module on domestic abuse in which respondents may answer questions in private. It is likely that there remains a degree of under-reporting of the level of such abuse but trends will be unaffected as this methodology has been applied consistently over time. The Home Office also commissions ad-hoc social research projects to explore the nature of domestic violence and also to inform the development and evaluation of policy and practice as and when is required.
Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reports of drug-related offences there were in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England and Wales in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: Data collected centrally on recorded crime do not identify whether offences are drug related. The recorded crime statistics do include the number of specific drug offences recorded by the police and the available information is given in the tables.
|Table 1: Drug offences recorded by the police , 1997( 1)|
|Number of offences|
|n/a = Not available.|
(1) Trafficking in controlled drugs only.
|Table 2: Drug offences recorded by the police , 1998-99 to 2001-02( 1,2)|
|Number of offences|
|n/a = Not available.|
(1) The coverage was extended and counting rules revised from 1998-99. Figures from that date are not directly comparable with those for 1997.
(2) The data in this table are prior to the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard. These figures are not directly comparable with those for later years.
|Table 3: Drug offences recorded by the police , 2002-03 to 2008-09( 1)|
|Number of offences|
|(1) The data in this table take account of the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in April 2002. These figures are not directly comparable with those for earlier years.|
(2) Includes British Transport Police from 2002-03 onwards.
Richard Burden: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers there were in Birmingham in each year since 1997 and (b) police community support officers there were in Birmingham in each year since 2002. 
Police personnel statistics are not collected at the requested level. Data are collected at basic command unit level (which is equivalent to operational command units in west midlands). Data have been provided for the west midlands operational command units covering the Birmingham area (D1-D2, E1-E3 and F1-F3).
|Police officer and police community support officer strength, basic command units covering the Birmingham area( 1) , as at 31 March( 2,)( )( 3)|
|(1) Police personnel data are not collected at the requested level. Data are collected at basic command unit level (which is equivalent to operational command units in west midlands). Data have been provided for the west midlands operational command units covering the Birmingham area (D1-D3, E1-E3 and F1-F3).|
(2) These figures are based on full-time equivalents that have been rounded to the nearest whole number; due to rounding there may be an apparent discrepancy between totals and the sums of constituent items. Figures include those officers on career breaks or maternity/paternity leave.
(3) Data by basic command unit are only available from 31 March 2002 for police officers and from 31 March 2007 for police community support officers.
(4) Police community support officer data are at 30 June for 2005 and 2006. This was a special collection made until data were included in the main statistical run.
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