Digital Broadcasting

Alun Cairns: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the potential costs of a shift of digital terrestrial broadcasting to the 600 MGHz band; and if she will make a statement. [134482]

Mr Vaizey: The question raised is one for the independent regulator, the Office of Communications (Ofcom). On 16 November Ofcom published a statement on its plans to enable the release of new airwaves for future generations

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of mobile devices, which will help meet consumers' growing demand for data on the move. The plan includes the spectrum at 700 MHz and 600 MHz. The Department has made no estimate of the potential costs of a shift of digital terrestrial broadcasting to the 600 MHz band. It is too early to make assessments of any impact or benefit associated with any such move.

Internet

John Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the number of (a) pensioners and (b) people from low-income backgrounds with access to the internet in (i) Glasgow North West constituency, (ii) Glasgow, (iii) Scotland and (iv) the UK. [134493]

Mr Vaizey: Ofcom's Communication Infrastructure Report 2012 stated that current generation broadband is available in close to 100% of premises in the UK. Ofcom estimated that 1.3% of UK premises were in potential broadband notspots (1.7% in Scotland), but noted that where broadband is not available via fixed access networks, customers may have access via other technologies such as satellite and mobile services or local community schemes. Take-up—as opposed to availability—of fixed access broadband was 63.7% in Glasgow, 66.9% in Scotland and 71% in the UK. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has made no additional estimate to Ofcom's of the number of pensioners or people from low-income backgrounds with access to the internet.

Internet: Business

Stephen McPartland: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she plans to take to ensure that small businesses with .co.uk addresses are not put at a disadvantage by the creation of the .uk domain name. [135025]

Mr Vaizey: Nominet is recognised by the Government as the registry with responsibility for oversight of the “.uk” top level internet domain. It is a private sector, not for profit, public purpose company. Its day-to-day operations are not subject to regulation by the Government. Nominet welcomes suggestions about “.uk” policy development. It is currently carrying out a public consultation on proposals to create a new shorter “.uk” domain with enhanced security features which would allow for the first time registrations at the second level immediately before the dot (e.g. “culture.uk”).

Nominet has informed Government that its consultation is gathering perspectives from a broad range of stakeholders—including small businesses and their representatives—to inform their decision-making. Nominet has stated that it will be carefully considering that feedback in line with the company's public purpose.

Procurement

Jon Trickett: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many procurement officers in her Department have relevant procurement qualifications. [135738]

Hugh Robertson: All three procurement officers employed in the Department are professional members of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS qualified).

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Deputy Prime Minister

Elected Office: Access

8. Mr Jim Cunningham: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what steps he is taking to widen access to elected office and to support people with disabilities to become hon. Members. [135554]

Miss Chloe Smith: The Access to Elected Office Strategy, launched by the Government in July last year, aims to provide practical support for disabled people who want to become an elected representative. It includes a new £2.6 million fund to help disabled candidates meet the additional costs they face; free online training; three paid internships for disabled people on the Speaker’s parliamentary placement scheme; and new guidance for political parties on making reasonable adjustments to meet the needs of disabled Members and candidates.

In addition, the Government are pleased to be supporting the hon. Member for Croydon Central’s private Member’s Bill.

City Deals

9. Lorely Burt: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when the outcome of bids for the second round of city deals will be announced. [135555]

The Deputy Prime Minister: The second wave of “city deals” was launched on 29 October 2012. We have invited 20 cities to submit expressions of interest by no later than 15 January. Ministers will review these submissions and decide on which cities should go forward to negotiate a city deal. We aim to make these decisions by March and to have concluded deals with successful cities by November 2013.

Peers

10. Nic Dakin: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the Government’s policy is on the creation of new peers. [135556]

Miss Chloe Smith: As stated in the Programme for Government, appointments will be made to the House of Lords with the objective of creating a second Chamber that reflects the share of the vote secured by the political parties at the last general election.

All-postal Primaries

11. John Cryer: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what progress he has made on implementing the coalition agreement commitment on all-postal primaries. [135557]

Miss Chloe Smith: Government committed to fund 200 all-postal primaries, targeting seats that have not changed hands for many years. Following legislation in 2011, the Boundary Commissions for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are consulting on changes to constituency boundaries, which will have implications for most existing constituencies. The Government will take this into account in determining the way forward on this proposal.

Electoral Register

12. Rushanara Ali: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the most effective ways of ensuring the completeness and accuracy of the electoral register. [135558]

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Miss Chloe Smith: The Government are committed to doing all they can to maximise registration and are looking to modernise the system to make it as easy and convenient as possible for people to register to vote. The Government have carried out a detailed programme of research so that we could see the scale of the problem. This includes funding an Electoral Commission study on the completeness and accuracy of the electoral register; a literature review of all currently available research into electoral registration by an independent academic; and a qualitative study exploring the barriers to registration for those groups missing from the register under the current system.

Central Government: Devolution

13. Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent steps he has taken to devolve power from central Government. [135559]

The Deputy Prime Minister: Since the coalition came to power, this Government have passed the Localism Act 2011; created LEPs to bring together civic and private sector leaders to drive growth; agreed ‘city deals’ with the eight core cities and begun a second wave of city deals offering a further 20 cities the opportunity to devolve powers and budgets to the local level.

We delivered a referendum in Wales which resulted in the Assembly assuming primary law making powers in all 20 devolved policy areas and we established the Silk Commission which continues its work to review the present financial and constitutional arrangements in Wales. In addition, the UK and Scottish Governments are working together to ensure the smooth implementation of Scotland Act 2012 which represents the greatest devolution of fiscal powers in 300 years.

Social Mobility Strategy

15. Mel Stride: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the contribution of shared parental leave arrangements to his social mobility strategy. [135561]

The Deputy Prime Minister: Good parenting has a crucial influence on child development, ensuring that children gain the cognitive and social skills they need to do well.

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The social mobility strategy set out our intention to help parents better balance work and home life. Last year I announced a range of new policies which will do just that: replacing the outdated and inflexible system of maternity, paternity and adoption leave with a system which gives families the rights they need to choose what works best for them.

Home Department

Arrests: Greater London

Mr Hollobone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people arrested for (a) theft and (b) robbery in the Metropolitan police area were (i) UK nationals, (ii) nationals of eastern European countries and (iii) other nationals in the last year for which figures are available. [R] [135823]

Damian Green [holding answer 7 January 2013]:In 2010-11, 45,105 persons were arrested for offences relating to theft and handling stolen goods and 12,236 were arrested for robbery in the Metropolitan police area. Information on the nationality of those arrested is not collected centrally.

Data for 2011-12 are scheduled for publication in spring 2013.

Arrests: Young People

Robert Flello: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people under the age of 18 have been (a) arrested and (b) cautioned in each region in each month since May 2005. [134914]

Damian Green: Available information on arrests relates to the number of persons aged under 18 arrested for notifiable offences, by quarter, from April to June 2005 to January to March 2011 and are given in table A. Data for 2011-12 will be available in spring 2013.

Data on arrests broken down by month are not reported to the Home Office.

Data on offenders cautioned for all criminal offences, between 2005 and 2011, provided by the Ministry of Justice, are given in table B.

Since the data in table A are based on notifiable offences by quarter, and the data in table B are based on all criminal offences and by month, data in the two tables may not be directly comparable.

Table A: Number of persons aged under 18(1) arrested for notifiable offences, by region and quarter, England and Wales 2005-06 to 2010-11
 QuarterNorth EastNorth WestYorkshire and the HumberEast MidlandsWest MidlandsEastern Region

2005-06(2)

Q1 (Apr-Jun)

7,021

14,322

12,450

6,635

7,451

7,461

 

Q2 (Jul-Sep)

6,300

13,573

11,404

6,848

6,945

8,415

 

Q3 (Oct-Dec)

6,652

13,623

12,505

6,748

6,502

7,597

 

Q4 (Jan-Mar)

6,624

13,224

11,506

5,645

5,408

5,891

        

2006-07(3)

Q1 (Apr-Jun)

6,957

14,101

10,899

6,111

6,932

6,257

 

Q2 (Jul-Sep)

6,693

14,023

10,348

6,469

6,745

6,496

 

Q3 (Oct-Dec)

6,514

13,993

11,106

7,072

6,797

7,848

 

Q4 (Jan-Mar)

7,234

13,484

10,793

6,677

6,810

8,025

        

2007-08

Q1 (Apr-Jun)

6,658

13,593

10,614

6,860

6,553

8,686

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Q2 (Jul-Sep)

5,778

12,226

9,410

6,089

6,292

7,436

 

Q3 (Oct-Dec)

4,964

11,158

8,532

5,693

5,736

6,610

 

Q4 (Jan-Mar)

5,234

10,886

8,629

5,398

5,726

7,088

        

2008-09

Q1 (Apr-Jun)

5,397

11,211

8,028

5,556

5,901

7,585

 

Q2 (Jul-Sep)

4,903

10,602

7,558

5,063

5,418

7,155

 

Q3 (Oct-Dec)

4,597

9,170

6,990

4,873

5,055

6,595

 

Q4 (Jan-Mar)

4,762

9,154

6,990

4,641

4,739

6,162

        

2009-10

Q1 (Apr-Jun)

4,720

9,731

7,457

4,788

4,591

6,997

 

Q2 (Jul-Sep)

3,910

8,982

7,043

4,574

4,071

6,275

 

Q3 (Oct-Dec)

3,495

7,910

5,961

4,126

3,810

5,665

 

Q4 (Jan-Mar)

3,645

8,193

6,015

4,199

3,721

5,228

        

2010-11

Q1 (Apr-Jun)

4,223

8,706

6,230

4,719

3,794

5,439

 

Q2 (Jul-Sep)

3,846

8,137

5,857

4,457

3,355

5,330

 

Q3 (Oct-Dec)

3,307

6,681

4,650

3,808

2,956

4,433

 

Q4 (Jan-Mar)

3,196

6,697

5,198

3,723

2,906

4,262

 QuarterLondonSouth EastSouth WestWalesTotal

2005-06(2)

Q1 (Apr-Jun)

11,134

14,740

5,980

5,327

92,521

 

Q2 (Jul-Sep)

10,234

13,206

5,738

5,111

87,774

 

Q3 (Oct-Dec)

11,005

12,630

6,249

5,231

88,742

 

Q4 (Jan-Mar)

11,541

11,801

5,271

4,827

81,738

       

2006-07(3)

Q1 (Apr-Jun)

12,780

13,118

 

Q2 (Jul-Sep)

11,442

12,181

 

Q3 (Oct-Dec)

12,817

12,958

 

Q4 (Jan-Mar)

13,780

12,241

(23,625)

(20,490)

(353,816)

       

2007-08

Q1 (Apr-Jun)

13,016

12,921

6,002

4,672

89,575

 

Q2 (Jul-Sep)

11,138

11,681

5,468

4,586

80,104

 

Q3 (Oct-Dec)

10,627

10,536

5,142

4,207

73,205

 

Q4 (Jan-Mar)

11,102

10,300

4,644

3,675

72,682

       

2008-09

Q1 (Apr-Jun)

11,320

10,482

4,939

3,912

74,331

 

Q2 (Jul-Sep)

10,529

9,929

4,633

4,068

69,858

 

Q3 (Oct-Dec)

10,287

9,325

4,342

3,934

65,168

 

Q4 (Jan-Mar)

10,520

9,356

3,889

3,782

63,995

       

2009-10

Q1 (Apr-Jun)

11,385

9,653

4,441

3,936

67,699

 

Q2 (Jul-Sep)

10,106

9,037

4,223

3,695

61,916

 

Q3 (Oct-Dec)

9,834

7,712

3,779

3,374

55,666

 

Q4 (Jan-Mar)

11,344

7,317

3,360

3,194

56,216

       

2010-11

Q1 (Apr-Jun)

11,821

8,058

4,062

3,094

60,146

 

Q2 (Jul-Sep)

10,702

7,256

3,867

2,918

55,725

 

Q3 (Oct-Dec)

9,569

6,228

3,159

2,448

47,239

 

Q4 (Jan-Mar)

10,253

6,281

2,753

2,304

47,573

(1) The minimum age at which persons in England and Wales may be arrested is 10. On occasion however, a person under 10 may be arrested if their age is not known at the time of arrest. All arrests of persons aged under 18, including those under 10 are included in the table. (2) Data for Q1 for the East Midlands region excludes data for Lincolnshire, as they were unable to provide data on the age breakdown of persons arrested for that quarter. (3) In 2006-07, Wiltshire and South Wales police force areas were unable to provide a quarterly breakdown for arrests. The full years data were provided in quarter 4. As a result, a total for all four quarters only is provided for 2006-07.

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Table B: Juvenile(1) offenders cautioned(2, 3) in each region(4) in each month, 2005 to 2011, England and Wales
Government Office RegionJanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJune

2005

      

East

834

765

849

1,013

1,006

1,008

East Midlands

642

751

759

861

739

817

London

929

825

920

883

882

1,030

North East

682

681

676

702

773

750

North West

1,152

1,198

1,430

1,367

1,391

1,480

South East

1,569

1,491

1,737

1,614

1,686

1,700

South West

613

707

713

788

793

923

Wales

519

469

525

594

549

632

West Midlands

947

891

1,120

1,119

1,160

1,314

Yorkshire and Humberside

967

1,048

1,276

1,190

1,317

1,168

Total

8,854

8,826

10,005

10,131

10,296

10,822

       

2006

      

East

1,070

1,031

1,152

1,062

1,201

1,484

East Midlands

985

819

929

861

1,033

782

London

1,014

1,030

1,123

902

1,090

1,097

North East

818

776

822

935

869

916

North West

1,069

1,174

1,242

1,385

1,347

1,374

South East

1,289

1,379

1,600

1,453

1,593

1,552

South West

890

840

940

880

897

962

Wales

527

532

634

609

653

722

West Midlands

1,065

1,127

1,284

1,358

1,333

1,319

Yorkshire and Humberside

1,214

1,229

1,488

1,333

1,114

1,181

Total

9,941

9,937

11,214

10,778

11,130

11,389

       

2007

      

East

1,259

1,200

1,361

1,251

1,139

1,241

East Midlands

843

874

927

874

853

907

London

1,246

1,209

1,335

1,105

1,172

1,154

North East

909

695

771

865

973

778

North West

1,294

1,205

1,594

1,306

1,365

1,314

South East

1,548

1,430

1,633

1,446

1,682

1,712

South West

918

833

1,187

1,106

1,191

1,151

Wales

483

449

496

566

601

550

West Midlands

1,282

1,105

1,601

1,197

1,517

1,313

Yorkshire and Humberside

1,261

1,305

1,438

1,377

1,376

1,229

Total

11,043

10,305

12,343

11,093

11,869

11,349

       

2008

      

East

923

972

941

934

1,045

907

East Midlands

727

708

747

739

719

657

London

956

1,024

1,059

953

959

939

North East

720

613

732

791

652

680

North West

967

1,032

1,099

1,159

1,069

1,167

South East

1,044

1,000

1,203

1,196

1,200

1,145

South West

913

962

967

1,134

915

1,015

Wales

501

585

527

494

511

481

West Midlands

918

926

947

919

772

953

Yorkshire and Humberside

826

1,057

1,027

939

924

833

Total

8,495

8,879

9,249

9,258

8,766

8,777

       

2009

      

East

697

795

936

998

971

830

East Midlands

510

501

570

527

480

536

London

704

772

940

755

844

885

North East

475

511

651

612

577

565

North West

780

771

898

781

886

894

South East

963

1,501

1,704

1,235

993

1,081

South West

533

510

577

550

491

559

Wales

527

569

470

424

325

571

West Midlands

589

682

852

520

603

541

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Yorkshire and Humberside

652

671

793

817

885

811

Total

6,430

7,283

8,391

7,219

7,055

7,273

       

2010

      

East

541

487

693

777

662

561

East Midlands

361

378

427

402

423

443

London

458

551

603

540

463

533

North East

287

289

334

310

306

325

North West

548

655

687

650

608

704

South East

646

689

836

629

650

681

South West

381

348

477

417

394

439

Wales

304

256

279

280

335

279

West Midlands

370

391

453

366

392

407

Yorkshire and Humberside

455

437

538

442

404

457

Total

4,351

4,481

5,327

4,813

4,637

4,829

       

2011

      

East

452

419

492

428

493

454

East Midlands

405

376

401

420

435

392

London

335

362

404

342

369

379

North East

231

194

258

238

276

277

North West

459

473

502

442

489

534

South East

604

558

589

536

481

565

South West

360

356

389

363

368

450

Wales

227

209

253

201

246

230

West Midlands

299

307

340

333

339

321

Yorkshire and Humberside

340

356

375

393

414

402

Total

3,712

3,610

4,003

3,696

3,910

4,004

       

England and Wales

      

East

5,776

5,669

6,424

6,463

6,517

6,485

East Midlands

4,473

4,407

4,760

4,684

4,682

4,534

London

5,642

5,773

6,384

5,480

5,779

6,017

North East

4,122

3,759

4,244

4,453

4,426

4,291

North West

6,269

6,508

7,452

7,090

7,155

7,467

South East

7,663

8,048

9,302

8,109

8,285

8,436

South West

4,608

4,556

5,250

5,238

5,049

5,499

Wales

3,088

3,069

3,184

3,168

3,220

3,465

West Midlands

5,470

5,429

6,597

5,812

6,116

6,168

Yorkshire and Humberside

5,715

6,103

6,935

6,491

6,434

6,081

Total

52,826

53,321

60,532

56,988

57,663

58,443

Government Office RegionJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberTotal

2005

       

East

943

981

922

1,012

978

783

11,094

East Midlands

950

838

782

883

910

880

9,812

London

996

888

776

931

1,002

997

11,059

North East

783

619

813

790

705

557

8,531

North West

1,257

1,283

1,106

1,306

1,369

1,126

15,465

South East

1,636

1,625

1,371

1,433

1,513

1,416

18,791

South West

845

834

805

863

822

876

9,582

Wales

647

533

490

588

513

533

6,592

West Midlands

1,213

1,206

1,117

1,177

1,205

1,055

13,524

Yorkshire and Humberside

1,135

1,180

1,048

1,365

1,393

1,335

14,422

Total

10,405

9,987

9,230

10,348

10,410

9,558

118,872

        

2006

       

East

1,235

1,053

1,099

1,342

1,277

1,137

14,143

East Midlands

927

819

826

890

919

951

10,741

London

1,147

996

909

1,194

1,209

1,142

12,853

North East

780

852

803

811

874

775

10,031

North West

1,423

1,509

1,231

1,504

1,350

1,154

15,762

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South East

1,504

1,445

1,298

1,463

1,679

1,357

17,612

South West

847

890

894

815

1,001

882

10,738

Wales

563

657

651

701

584

515

7,348

West Midlands

1,132

1,243

1,104

1,449

1,336

1,098

14,848

Yorkshire and Humberside

1,188

1,076

965

1,396

1,502

1,299

14,985

Total

10,746

10,540

9,780

11,565

11,731

10,310

129,061

        

2007

       

East

1,654

1,351

1,114

986

1,111

1,122

14,789

East Midlands

899

903

771

747

837

706

10,141

London

1,257

1,033

919

1,021

916

819

13,186

North East

890

901

609

758

688

594

9,431

North West

1,426

1,255

1,090

1,288

1,217

905

15,259

South East

1,712

1,456

1,206

1,332

1,316

1,096

17,569

South West

1,131

957

955

1,003

985

774

12,191

Wales

589

489

548

695

502

452

6,420

West Midlands

1,152

1,026

991

1,018

1,023

831

14,056

Yorkshire and Humberside

1,301

1,170

889

1,102

967

869

14,284

Total

12,011

10,541

9,092

9,950

9,562

8,168

127,326

        

2008

       

East

938

720

669

851

698

660

10,258

East Midlands

687

527

527

612

594

561

7,805

London

1,070

809

799

960

841

837

11,206

North East

750

566

523

596

607

455

7,685

North West

1,139

890

891

989

818

712

11,932

South East

1,204

1,123

927

1,090

959

876

12,967

South West

962

660

744

681

582

487

10,022

Wales

619

571

473

525

464

355

6,106

West Midlands

895

778

763

784

642

648

9,945

Yorkshire and Humberside

877

756

766

803

778

663

10,249

Total

9,141

7,400

7,082

7,891

6,983

6,254

98,175

        

2009

       

East

909

817

731

827

693

672

9,876

East Midlands

524

483

401

432

441

434

5,839

London

739

568

556

568

580

468

8,379

North East

529

467

397

371

305

313

5,773

North West

794

817

779

663

655

499

9,217

South East

1,093

945

903

874

716

701

12,709

South West

595

471

498

486

466

362

6,098

Wales

787

700

413

455

459

316

6,016

West Midlands

512

446

473

502

413

389

6,522

Yorkshire and Humberside

761

629

589

555

550

537

8,250

Total

7,243

6,343

5,740

5,733

5,278

4,691

78,679

        

2010

       

East

624

571

521

559

486

404

6,886

East Midlands

445

396

384

347

388

287

4,681

London

517

462

395

424

390

319

5,655

North East

298

256

271

296

287

232

3,491

North West

606

554

479

484

501

346

6,822

South East

712

641

643

646

666

540

7,979

South West

499

347

444

443

371

291

4,851

Wales

282

248

269

302

300

196

3,330

West Midlands

417

330

330

334

347

279

4,416

Yorkshire and Humberside

454

370

362

374

345

240

4,878

Total

4,854

4,175

4,098

4,209

4,081

3,134

52,989

        

2011

       

East

512

420

362

454

421

382

5,289

East Midlands

398

379

352

338

321

293

4,510

London

383

308

260

247

281

219

3,889

8 Jan 2013 : Column 225W

8 Jan 2013 : Column 226W

North East

252

239

205

257

238

206

2,871

North West

564

477

416

380

394

362

5,492

South East

534

582

462

464

437

366

6,178

South West

415

374

357

354

338

277

4,401

Wales

232

228

242

229

200

153

2,650

West Midlands

336

283

250

284

259

233

3,584

Yorkshire and Humberside

396

352

328

359

294

252

4,261

Total

4,022

3,642

3,234

3,366

3,183

2,743

43,125

        

England and Wales

       

East

6,815

5,913

5,418

6,031

5,664

5,160

72,335

East Midlands

4,830

4,345

4,043

4,249

4,410

4,112

53,529

London

6,109

5,064

4,614

5,345

5,219

4,801

66,227

North East

4,282

3,900

3,621

3,879

3,704

3,132

47,813

North West

7,209

6,785

5,992

6,614

6,304

5,104

79,949

South East

8,395

7,817

6,810

7,302

7,286

6,352

93,805

South West

5,294

4,533

4,697

4,645

4,565

3,949

57,883

Wales

3,719

3,426

3,086

3,495

3,022

2,520

38,462

West Midlands

5,657

5,312

5,028

5,548

5,225

4,533

66,895

Yorkshire and Humberside

6,112

5,533

4,947

5,954

5,829

5,195

71,329

Total

58,422

52,628

48,256

53,062

51,228

44,858

648,227

(1) Defined as being aged 10 to 17. (2 )The cautions statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When an offender has been cautioned for two or more offences at the same time the principal offence is the more serious offence. (3 )From 1 June 2000 the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 came into force nationally and removed the use of cautions for persons under 18 and replaced them with reprimands and warnings, which is what is presented in this table. (4 )Defined as comprising the following police force areas: East—Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex. East Midlands—Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire. London—City of London, Metropolitan police. North East—Cleveland, Durham, Northumbria. North West—Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire, Greater Manchester. South East—Sussex, Thames Valley, Hampshire, Surrey, Kent. South West—Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Avon and Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. Wales—Gwent, South Wales, Dyfed-Powys, North Wales. West Midlands—West Midlands, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Mercia. Yorkshire and Humberside—North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Humberside. Note: Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used. Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services within the Ministry of Justice