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Miss Anne McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he plans to take to review the law on homeowners using force to protect their property from burglars. 
I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, my right hon. Friend the Member for Arundel and South Downs (Nick Herbert) on 15 June 2010, Official Report,
column 735. We are reviewing the law and its interpretation carefully and will explore all options before bringing forward proposals. We must make sure that householders protecting their homes from intruders have the appropriate level of legal protection and a clear understanding of their rights.
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent estimate he has made of the number of gravestones which have temporary wooden stakes for health and safety reasons. 
Mr Djanogly: We have not made any such estimate. Last year, the Ministry of Justice conducted a sample survey of burial ground operators to assess how far they were aware of, and acting on, the Ministry's recent guidance on dealing with unstable memorials. The results indicate that memorials presenting a risk of causing serious injury are now more likely to be identified by suitable signs instead of being supported by stakes or laid down. We are keeping under review the need for any further action, in conjunction with burial professionals.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many children of each (a) sex, (b) race and (c) age have been (i) remanded to and (ii) received into Medway Secure Training Centre in each year since it opened. 
Mr Blunt: The following tables show the number of custodial remand episodes and total custodial episodes (including remands) started in Medway Secure Training Centre in each year from 2001 to 2009 by sex, ethnicity and age. Complete data are not available for the period before 2001.
An "episode" is a period a young person has spent in custody. In some cases, a young person starts more than one custodial episode during a single 12-month period, either for a new offence or because of a change in the legal basis for his or her detention, such as from remand to sentence.
These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing and may be subject to change over time.
|Custodial episodes by sex, 2001-09|
|Remand episodes||Total custodial episodes|
|Custodial episodes by ethnic group, 2001-09|
|Remand e pisodes|
|Total custodial episodes|
|Custodial episodes by age , 2001-09|
|Remand e pisodes|
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