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Catherine McKinnell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families in (a) Newcastle North constituency and (b) the UK are in receipt of the child care element of tax credits; and how many of those earn a joint household income of (a) less than £20,000, (b) between £20,000 and £24,999, (c) between £25,000 and £29,999, (d) between £30,000 and £34,999, (e) between £35,000 and £39,999 and (f) £40,000 or more. 
|Table 1: Number of families benefiting from the child care element of tax credits in the Newcastle North constituency|
|Current year joint household income||Number|
|Table 2: Number of families benefiting from the child care element of tax credits in the UK|
|Current year joint household income||Number|
These estimates are based on provisional information on families receiving tax credits as at April 2010. Further details about this data can be found in the HMRC snapshot publication "Child and Working Tax Credits. Geographical Analysis, April 2010", available at:
Alan Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of neighbourhood policing teams which will be affected by the reduction in police funding for 2010-11. 
Mrs May [holding answer 24 June 2010]: The Government supports neighbourhood policing and are committed to ensuring that all communities receive a high quality policing service that meets local priorities. It is for police authorities and forces to decide how many neighbourhood policing teams communities need and where to deploy them. I am confident that the police should be able to maintain front-line services while making the savings required for their contribution towards the in-year budget cuts.
Alan Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the change has been in the number of incidents of (a) violent crime, (b) burglary, (c) theft and (d) domestic violence between 1997 and the latest date for which information is available. 
Mrs May [holding answer 14 June 2010]: There are two main sources of official statistics on trends in crime; the British Crime Survey and police recorded crime. Both sets of statistics have different strengths and weaknesses and provide an incomplete picture about the level of offending.
Statistics on the number of incidents of violent crime, burglary, theft and domestic violence from the two sources are published annually in the Home Office statistical bulletin Crime in England and Wales, a copy of which is available in the House of Commons Library.
Alan Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which elements of the proposed £82 million savings announced to the budgets of her Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies were contained in the £346 million savings to her Department's budget announced in the most recent budget statement. 
Mrs May [holding answer 15 June 2010]: Due to the poor state of the public finances, this Government have decided to take urgent and radical action in 2010-11 to save £82 million from the budgets of the National Police Improvement Agency, Serious Organised Crime Agency, Identity and Passport Service, Government Equalities Office and Government Office London.
Mrs May [holding answer 24 June 2010]: The work to introduce fingerprint biometrics in passports from 2012 has been halted. However, we will continue to maintain the integrity and security of our passports through other security features including facial image biometrics contained in a chip in the passport.
Jim Fitzpatrick: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much accrued to the Consolidated Fund from the payment of penalties issued on the basis of evidence from speed cameras in each year since 2007. 
James Brokenshire: The fixed penalty for a speeding offence is £60. Following the ending of the National Safety Camera Funding Scheme, all such income, whether or not the offence was detected by camera, goes to the Consolidated Fund.
Information on the amount that has accrued to the Consolidated Fund from speeding offences detected by camera cannot be identified separately. Data on the number of fixed penalties issued and paid per year for all motoring offences and separately on all speeding offences detected by camera are collected centrally and published as part of National Statistics. These are outlined in detail within Chapter 3 of the Home Office Statistical Bulletin: 'Police Powers and Procedures'. Sections 3.3 and 3.4 deal respectively with fixed penalty notices generally and notices issued on the basis of speed camera evidence respectively. The latest publication outlines data for the financial year 2008-09 as well as making reference to historical data.
A copy of the publication is available from the Library of the House. A link to the publication online is provided for the Member's convenience. The relevant tables from the publication are also provided with this answer.
|Table 3c: Fixed penalty notices by result-percentage paid, fine registered, etc, England and Wales|
|Table 3e: Fixed penalties notices (FPNs)( 1) for speeding offences detected by cameras, England and Wales|
|Number ( T housand)|
|(1 )Includes only FPNs issued and paid. Where penalties are not paid and are referred to court, they are no longer recorded as FPNs.|
Jim Fitzpatrick: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many notices of intended prosecution have been issued for speeding in a speed camera site area in each year since 2007. 
The Home Office collects data on the number of fixed penalty notices issued and paid, for speed limit offences in England and Wales involving the use the use of any camera device. There were 1.26 million such notices in 2007 and 1.03 million notices in 2008.
Data are also collected for number of fixed penalty notices issued for total motoring offences by final disposal (including referrals for court proceedings). However these data, as provided to the Home Office, cannot be broken down by type of offence or whether a speed camera was involved.
James Brokenshire: Where street robbery is a problem at a local level, it is the responsibility of the Community Safety Partnership (CSP), which includes the local police force, to tackle this. Local agencies have been given the autonomy to respond as appropriate, prioritising their resources to target those issues of most importance locally. Where robbery has been a problem, areas have analysed victim and perpetrator profiles as well as locations, and developed responses to specific issues such as youth on youth robberies or robberies associated with the night time economy. Other success factors include improved joint tasking and working between the police and key partners, CCTV and targeted crime prevention advice, such as poster campaigns.
Mobile phones are commonly taken during robberies and other personal thefts. The National Mobile Phone Crime Unit, part funded by the Home Office, tackles
mobile phone theft through working with the mobile phone industry on phone security and disabling stolen phones. They also provide a resource for local police forces by providing expert training and advice on individual cases, and through the provision of the National Mobile Phone Register where police can quickly check if a phone is stolen.
Kate Hoey: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will discuss with his EU counterparts the level of compliance of conditions in the Marange diamond fields with the terms of the Kimberley Process certification scheme; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr Bellingham: My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has had no discussions with EU counterparts. Ministers will be considering the UK's position following the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KP) Intersessional in Tel Aviv on 21 to 23 June 2010, at which the issue of Zimbabwe diamond exports was extensively discussed.
We are disappointed that agreement could not be reached at the Kimberley Process Intersessional meeting on the export of Zimbabwe diamonds. The UK remains fully committed to working with the European Commission to ensure that all KP participants, including Zimbabwe, comply with KP requirements.
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