Priti Patel: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will estimate her Department’s total staffing requirement in full-time equivalent posts for fulfilling its minimum statutory obligations. [143337]

James Brokenshire: The core statutory obligations of the Home Office are set out in the Appropriation Act for each year, which authorises the use of resources for each Department.

The number of current full-time equivalent staff in the Home Department (including all executive agencies) and its non-departmental public bodies on 31 December 2012 was 31,411.

Stop and Search

Sadiq Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many stop and searches were carried out for each category of offence in each police force in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012; [143752]

(2) how many stop and searches were drug-related in each police force in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012; [143753]

(3) how many stop and searches were carried out in each police force in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012; and how many such searches led to (i) an arrest and (ii) a person being charged. [143811]

Damian Green: Data on the main stop and search powers used by police in England and Wales are published by the Home Office on an annual basis in the National Statistics series ‘Police Powers and Procedures'. Latest published data cover the period up to the financial year 2010-11 and are included in the latest internet-only release, which is available via:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/science-research-statistics/research-statistics/police-research/police-powers-procedures-201011/

Available data relate to the number of searches by reason for search and the number of resultant arrests under section 1 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) (found in tables SS.03 and SS.04), the total number of searches and resultant arrests under section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (table SS.05) and searches and arrests under sections 44/47A of the Terrorism Act 2000 (table SS.07).

Data on the number of searches made under PACE for the possession of drugs are provided in table SS.03, however searches for other reasons that are also drug related cannot be separately identified from data reported to the Home Office.

Data on resultant charges from these searches are not held centrally. Finalised data for 2011-12 for these powers are scheduled to be published on 18 April 2013.

Provisional data for 2011-12 on searches under sections 44/47A of the Terrorism Act 2000 are also published as a part of the Official Statistics series ‘Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation: Arrests, outcomes and stop and searches Great Britain 2011-12'. Latest published data are for 2011-12 and are included in the latest internet-only release, which is available at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/science-research-statistics/research-statistics/counter-terrorism-statistics/hosb1112/

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No searches under those powers have been reported for 2011-12.

Diana Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many and what proportion of drug-related stop and searches led to drug seizure in each of the last three years; what proportion of such seizures led to a charge; and if she will publish a racial breakdown of each figure; [144611]

(2) how many and what proportion of weapon-related stop and searches led to a weapon seizure in each of the last three years; what proportion of such seizures led to a charge; and if she will give a racial breakdown of each figure. [144612]

Damian Green: Data on the main stop and search powers used by police in England and Wales are published by the Home Office on an annual basis in the National Statistics series ‘Police Powers and Procedures'. Latest published data are for the years up to and including the financial year 2010-11 and are included in the latest internet-only release, which is available at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/science-research-statistics/research-statistics/police-research/police-powers-procedures-201011/

As the above-mentioned publication does not show a breakdown by both offence category and self-defined

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ethnicity, additional tables relating to 2009-10 and 2010-11 are being provided. Data for 2011-12 will be available after the next ‘Police Powers and Procedures' release is published on 18 April 2013.

The number of stop and searches under section 1 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) are presented in table 1. Data on resultant seizures of weapons or drugs are not collected centrally; however data on arrests made after searches under section 1 are collected, and are presented in table 2.

It is possible that offensive weapons may be found during any type of search under section 1 PACE, therefore all types of search are provided in tables 1 and 2.

Arrests following stop and searches, as presented in table 2, are not necessarily linked to the reason for search. For example, a search for drugs could uncover offensive weapons. It is not possible, therefore, to calculate the proportion of searches resulting in an arrest per reason category.

Additionally, data on stop and searches in anticipation of violence made under section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, and the number of persons found with offensive weapons after such searches, are presented in table 3.

Data on charges resulting from stop and searches are not collected by the Home Office.

Table 1—Stops and searches under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, by reason for search and self-defined ethnicity category, England and Wales 2008-09 to 2010-11
  Reason for search 
 Self-defined ethnicity categoryStolen propertyDrugsFirearmsOffensive weaponsGoing equippedCriminal damageOtherTotal

2009-10

White

150,943

358,439

5,385

60,394

115,303

18,286

76,941

785,691

 

Black or Black British

27,683

85,624

2,493

34,124

14,104

1,239

4,306

169,573

 

Asian or Asian British

13,262

70,237

862

12,770

8,759

811

4,491

111,192

 

Chinese or Other Ethnic Group

3,110

7,044

142

1,512

1,441

134

885

14,268

 

Mixed

6,120

17,719

316

4,691

4,253

460

1,555

35,114

 

Not stated

10,602

25,120

579

6,879

5,640

567

3,787

53,174

 

Vehicle only

2,059

4,395

173

394

495

46

753

8,315

 

Total

213,779

568,578

9,950

120,764

149,995

21,543

92,718

1,177,327

          

2010-11

White

164,759

367,292

4,953

56,992

121,802

15,344

70,504

801,646

 

Black or Black British

32,521

92,618

2,276

38,913

13,424

1,014

4,786

185,552

 

Asian or Asian British

15,219

81,243

885

13,200

8,667

742

4,591

124,547

 

Chinese or Other Ethnic Group

3,742

8,200

113

2,016

1,611

85

1,058

16,825

 

Mixed

6,037

17,689

272

4,583

3,959

368

1,412

34,320

 

Not stated

10,630

23,949

483

6,046

5,314

492

3,534

50,448

 

Vehicle only

2,723

4,221

172

381

537

26

980

9,040

 

Total

235,631

595,212

9,154

122,131

155,314

18,071

86,865

1,222,378

Note: The reason for section 1 stops and searches cannot be accurately categorised on the recording systems for two forces—Dyfed-Powys and Devon and Cornwall—at the current time, resulting in them reporting higher proportions of searches in the ‘other' category than other forces. As a result, it is not possible to accurately compare data on searches for individual categories of search between 2009-10 and 2010-11.

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Table 2—Arrests resulting from stops and searches under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, by reason for arrest and self-defined ethnicity category, England and Wales 2008-09 to 2010-11
  Reason for arrest 
 Self-defined ethnicity categoryStolen propertyDrugsFirearmsOffensive weaponsGoing equippedCriminal damageOtherTotal

2009-10

White

18,664

26,807

555

7,549

6,440

1,832

14,220

76,067

 

Black or Black British

3,500

6,164

259

2,423

918

117

1,048

14,429

 

Asian or Asian British

1,482

3,592

76

944

354

84

944

7,476

 

Chinese or Other Ethnic Group

497

466

16

149

126

14

233

1,501

 

Mixed

828

1,263

48

401

254

47

352

3,193

 

Not stated

1,250

1,453

55

648

327

49

754

4,536

 

Vehicle only

102

183

11

32

33

7

62

430

 

Total

26,323

39,928

1,020

12,146

8,452

2,150

17,613

107,632

          

2010-11

White

20,330

27,388

536

7,829

7,235

1,513

14,058

78,889

 

Black or Black British

4,274

6,829

272

2,807

837

95

1,170

16,284

 

Asian or Asian British

1,629

4,162

59

1,064

395

69

1,070

8,448

 

Chinese or Other Ethnic Group

579

567

8

189

131

10

293

1,777

 

Mixed

848

1,407

37

424

242

47

401

3,406

 

Not stated

1,261

1,373

44

527

364

70

719

4,358

 

Vehicle only

125

235

7

30

43

4

70

514

 

Total

29,046

41,961

963

12,870

9,247

1,808

17,781

113,676

Note: The reason for section 1 arrests cannot be accurately categorised on the recording systems for two forces—Dyfed-Powys and Devon and Cornwall—at the current time, resulting in them reporting higher proportions of searches in the 'other' category than other forces. As a result, it is not possible to accurately compare data on arrests resulting from individual categories of search between 2009-10 and 2010-11.
Table 3—Stops and searches under section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 and the number of persons found with offensive weapons or dangerous instruments during these searches, by self-defined ethnicity category, England and Wales 2008-09 to 2010-11
 Self-defined ethnicity categoryNumber of searchesNumber of persons found with offensive weapons and dangerous instruments

2009-10

White

47,879

521

 

Black or Black British

39,364

196

 

Asian or Asian British

19,137

63

 

Chinese or Other Ethnic Group

1,426

11

 

Mixed

5,228

52

 

Not stated

6,605

65

 

Vehicle only

334

6

 

Total

119,973

914

    

2010/11

White

19,086

217

 

Black or Black British

22,785

151

 

Asian or Asian British

12,294

54

 

Chinese or Other Ethnic Group

1,012

9

 

Mixed

2,676

36

 

Not stated

3,025

36

 

Vehicle only

85

2

 

Total

60,963

505

Sadiq Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what proportion of those arrested following stop and searches in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012 were (i) male and (ii) female; [144685]

(2) what proportion of people stopped and searched in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012 were (i) male and (ii) female; [144686]

(3) how many of those arrested following stop and search in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012 were (i) white British, (ii) black Caribbean, (iii) black African, (iv) of Pakistani origin, (v) of Indian origin, (vi) of Bangladeshi origin and (vii) other. [144687]

Damian Green: Data on the main stop and search powers used by police in England and Wales are published

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by the Home Office on an annual basis in the National Statistics series ‘Police Powers and Procedures’. Latest published data cover the period up to the financial year 2010-11 and are included in the latest internet-only release, which is available at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/science-research-statistics/research-statistics/police-research/police-powers-procedures-201011/

Data on the sex of persons stopped and searched or arrested after a stop and search are not held centrally.

An additional table, relating specifically to the number of persons arrested as a result of a stop and search, broken down by self-defined ethnicity, is provided here (the main bulletin did not break down figures by individual self-defined ethnicity, only ethnicity groupings, e.g. totals for White, Black, Asian etc). Finalised data on stop and searches by ethnicity for 2011-12 are scheduled to be published on 18 April 2013.

Number of persons(1) arrested after a stop and search(2), by self-defined ethnicity: England and Wales, 2010-11
Ethnicity groupEthnicity categoryNumber of arrests

White

White British

70,339

 

White Irish

1,113

 

Other White

7,963

 

White Total

79,415

   

Black or Black British

African

5,775

 

Caribbean

6,920

 

Other Black

4,138

 

Black or Black British Total

16,833

   

Asian or Asian British

Indian

1,909

 

Pakistani

2,564

 

Bangladeshi

1,675

 

Other Asian

2,527

 

Asian or Asian British Total

8,675

   

Chinese or Other Ethnic Group

Chinese

480

 

Other

1,339

 

Chinese or other Total

1,819

   

Mixed

Mixed African

418

 

Mixed Asian

279

 

Mixed Caribbean

1,739

 

Other Mixed

1,039

 

Mixed Total

3,475

   

Not stated

Not Stated

4,420

   

Total

 

114,637

(1) Excludes arrests following searches of unattended vehicles. (2) Includes arrests resulting from stop and searches under the following powers: section 1 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and other related legislation section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000

Provisional data for 2011-12 on searches under sections 44/47A of the Terrorism Act 2000, a subset of data presented in the table, are also published as a part of the Official Statistics series ‘Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation:

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Arrests, outcomes and stop and searches Great Britain 2011/12’. Latest published data are for 2011-12 and are included in the latest internet-only release, which is available at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/science-research-statistics/research-statistics/counter-terrorism-statistics/hosb1112/

These provisional data show that no searches took place under section 44/47A during 2011-12.

Sadiq Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many intimate stop and searches were carried out by each police force in each year since 2010; and how many people stopped and searched were arrested in each such year. [144688]

Damian Green: Intimate searches involve a physical search of the body orifices and may only be carried out under section 55 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 if there are reasonable grounds for believing that a person who has been arrested and is detained may have concealed anything which could be used to cause physical injury; or, in the case of suspected couriers or dealers only, a class A drug as defined in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

Police force level intimate searches data for England and Wales, excluding British Transport Police, are collected by the Home Office and published on an annual basis in the National Statistics series ‘Police Powers and Procedures’.

The latest edition contains intimate search data for 2010-11 in table IS.02, and is available at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/science-research-statistics/research-statistics/police-research/police-powers-procedures-201011/

The number of stop and searches conducted in 2010-11 (including vehicle-only searches and those conducted by British Transport Police) and resultant arrests are shown in table SS.07 of the above mentioned statistical release. Excluding vehicle-only searches, there were a total of 1,283,943 searches conducted in 2010-11, 114,637 of which resulted in arrest.

The next ‘Police Powers and Procedures’ release is scheduled to be published on 18 April 2013 and will include data for 2011-12.

Theft: Large Goods Vehicles

Mr Spellar: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to (a) counter and (b) prevent theft of large goods vehicles and their loads. [143500]

Mr Jeremy Browne: Tackling the theft of large goods vehicles and their loads is primarily a matter for police forces, and Police and Crime Commissioners will hold Chief Constables to account for their efforts to tackle local priorities.

The National Crime Agency will also ensure that partners across the law enforcement community with a role in countering and preventing the theft of large goods vehicles and their loads benefit from its co-ordination, tasking and intelligence arrangements, as well as being able to access its specialist capabilities where appropriate.

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Metal Theft

Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the economic impact of stolen copper telephone cables in (a) Brigg and Goole constituency, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) the UK. [143656]

Mr Jeremy Browne: The Home Office has not made such an assessment. However, in September 2011, Deloitte published a study of the economic impact of metal theft to the UK which estimated the cost to the UK telecommunications sector at £120 million per annum, with a total cost to the UK of £220 million-£260 million per annum.

Mr Spencer: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department holds on whether, if the Scrap Metal Dealers' Bill supported by the Government were to be enacted, people selling scrap metal without a fixed abode would still be able to receive cash payments. [143821]

Mr Jeremy Browne: The Scrap Metal Dealers Bill will make it illegal for any scrap metal dealer, site manager or person acting for the dealer to pay cash for scrap metal, whether the seller has a fixed abode or not. The current offence in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 will be extended to mobile collectors and motor salvage operators under the revised definition of a scrap metal dealer.

Tourists: Passenger Ships

Jim Fitzpatrick: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department has taken steps to require the cruise industry to assist the UK Border Agency to fast-track low-risk passengers through immigration checks on day visits to UK ports. [144622]

Mr Harper: Border Force applies full checks on linear cruise ships where the voyage originates outside the common travel area. Border Force requires cruise ship operators to provide them with service and passenger information prior to the ship arriving in the UK. Border Force officers use this information to complete security checks and where appropriate clear passengers in advance of arrival.

Border Force officers also travel to the ship's final foreign port of embarkation to clear passengers at the port or board the ship and clear the passengers en route to the UK. If outstanding security checks remain, officers will clear passengers at the ship's first UK port of arrival.

Training

Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department has spent on training courses run by Common Purpose in each of the last five years. [129321]

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James Brokenshire [holding answer 22 November 2013]: Details of the Home Department's training course spend with Common Purpose, in each of the last five financial years, is set out in the following table.

Information for the Criminal Records Bureau and the Identity and Passport Service for 2008-09 and 2009-10 is not held centrally and would be available only at disproportionate cost.

Common Purpose spend
£
FYHOUKBAIPSCRB

2012-13

19,200.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

2011-12

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

2010-11

4,260.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

2009-10

0.00

0.00

(1)

(1)

2008-09

0.00

0.00

(1)

(1)

Total

23,460.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

(1 )Data not available

UK Border Agency

Mark Hendrick: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people failed to attend the UK Border Agency office at Liverpool in 2012 for premium service appointments; and how many such appointments were booked by (a) solicitors and (b) applicants; [143639]

(2) what steps her Department is taking to stop solicitors block-booking premium service appointments at UK Border Agency offices. [143640]

Mr Harper: The figures requested are not available through published statistics. However, locally provided information suggests that 3,109 people failed to attend a premium service appointment at Liverpool Public Inquiry Office in 2012. This accounts for 20.5% of available appointments at Liverpool in 2012.

Data are not available to show how many appointments were booked by (a) solicitors and (b) applicants.

The UK Border Agency is aware that a small number of solicitors are failing to comply with its terms and conditions and are attempting to block-book appointments. Where it is identified that this activity is taking place the facility is withdrawn from those involved. We are in the process of changing the system to prevent this type of abuse.

UK Border Agency: Staff

Emily Thornberry: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what increase there has been in the number of UK Border Agency staff working on (a) temporary and (b) permanent migration since 8 July 2012. [143889]

Mr Harper: As at 31 January 2013, since 8 July 2012 the increase in UK Border Agency staff assigned to work on the functions named has been (a) 261 and (b) 170.

These figures are full-time equivalent actuals, excluding staff on unpaid maternity leave, career break, special leave, or loan to other Government Departments.

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Yorkshire and the Humber

Diana Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff of her Department are employed in (a) Hull and (b) East Yorkshire. [144408]

James Brokenshire: At 31 January 2013, the Home Office had 138 paid civil servants based in the unitary authority of Kingston upon Hull and none based in the unitary authority of East Riding of Yorkshire.

Young Offenders

Sadiq Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people aged (a) 10, (b) 11, (c) 12 and (d) 13 were (i) arrested, (ii) charged and (iii) found guilty of a criminal offence in each year between 1997 and 2011 [137461]

Mr Jeremy Browne: The arrests data collection for England and Wales began in 1999-2000, and data can only be broken down to the age groupings ‘under 10 years', ‘10-17 years', ‘18-20 years', ‘21 years and over' and ‘age unknown'. Latest available information therefore relates to arrests for notifiable offences of persons aged between 10 and 17 years for the financial years 1999-2000 to 2010-11, and are shown in Table A. Data for 2011-12 are scheduled to be published in the spring of 2013.

The Ministry of Justice has advised that data on persons charged are not collected centrally.

Information provided by the Ministry of Justice showing the number of defendants aged 10, 11, 12 and 13 years found guilty of criminal offences at all courts in England and Wales between the years 1997 and 2011 are shown in Table B.

Since the arrests data are based on the year in which persons were arrested, and the convictions data are based on the year in which court proceedings were concluded, data in the two tables are not directly comparable.

Table A—Number of arrested(1) persons aged between 10 and 17 years: England and Wales, 1999-2000 to 2010-11
Year of arrest(2)Number

1999-2000

318,400

2000-01

320,600

2001-02

314,200

2002-03

299,500

2003-04

313,200

2004-05

332,800

2005-06

348,500

2006-07

353,370

2007-08

315,403

2008-09

273,269

2009-10

241,459

2010-11

210,660

(1) Arrested for notifiable offences. (2) Figures for 1999-2000 to 2005-06 contain estimates for some police forces and are rounded to the nearest 100.
Table B—Offenders found guilty of a criminal offence by age: England and Wales, 1997 to 2011(1)
Number
 Age (years)(2)
Year(3)10111213

1997

93

330

1,103

3,005

1998

121

488

1,560

3,653

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1999

160

748

1,876

4,245

2000

195

759

1,921

4,501

2001

199

727

2,160

4,826

2002

178

724

1,984

4,738

2003

168

714

1,904

4,612

2004

209

670

1,995

5,066

2005

152

703

2,040

5,277

2006

128

591

1,999

4,985

2007

146

630

2,081

5,260

2008(4)

84

580

1,763

4,660

2009

61

381

1,465

3,830

2010

42

261

1,132

3,326

2011

34

209

825

2,529

(1) The figures given in the table on court proceedings relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. Defendants found guilty of two or more offences are counted once. (2) The age of offenders when found guilty. (3) The year in which offenders were found guilty. (4) Excludes convictions data for Cardiff magistrates court for April, July, and August 2008. Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services—Ministry of Justice.

Transport

A458 and A483

Glyn Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) with reference to the Welsh Government's National Transport Plan, intervention 98, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government regarding funding arrangements for the proposed bypass between Buttington Cross and Wollaston Cross; [143833]

(2) what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government regarding funding arrangements for the proposed bypass between Pant and Llanymynech on the A483. [143834]

Stephen Hammond: Transport Ministers hold regular discussions with their Welsh Government counterparts. Recent discussions have not specifically considered the funding arrangements for these proposed future road improvements but we understand the importance of the proposals to the Welsh economy. Ministers are always willing to discuss cross-border transport issues with colleagues in the Welsh Government.

Alcoholic Drinks

Tracey Crouch: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the level of alcohol-related absenteeism in his Department; whether his Department has an (a) internal alcohol policy and (b) occupational health strategy; and if he will publish such documents. [143973]

Norman Baker: The Department for Transport and five of its Executive Agencies do not record the level of alcohol-related absenteeism as a percentage of overall recorded absences.

The DVLA captures alcohol related absenteeism and they report that the level recorded in 2012/13 (to date) is 63.8 days which is 0.19% of the overall recorded absences.

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The central department and its agencies have an alcohol policy in their staff handbooks.

DVLA, MCA, VOSA HA, and VCA have their own occupational health strategies or attendance management policies which incorporate occupational health.

Extracts of related policies from the Staff Handbook have been placed in the Libraries of the House.

Biofuels

Caroline Nokes: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect of increasing ethanol imports under the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation on the ethanol and biodiesel production sector. [143070]

Norman Baker: The Department for Transport administers the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) and produces statistics on the supply of biofuel and biogas in the UK by country of origin and feedstock, and reports performance. Data is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-transport/series/biofuels-statistics

For data reported under the RTFO from December 2011 to April 2012, 69% of bioethanol reported was sourced from US corn. This reduced to 63% in the first half of 2012/13 (15 April 2012 to 14 October 2012). However, this latest data only covers biofuels for which Renewable Transport Fuel Certificates (RTFCs) have been issued. Suppliers do not need to apply for RTFCs until the end of each year. The data may not therefore be fully representative of actual supply.

The RTFO scheme is designed to reduce carbon emissions and promote the supply of sustainable biofuels. The RTFO operates as a market based instrument which gives suppliers the flexibility to meet their obligation at least cost. It is the Government's primary mechanism for implementing the transport elements of the EU renewable energy directive.

The Department for Transport will carry out a post-regulatory impact assessment of the RTFO in 2013.

Bridges: River Thames

Lyn Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with the Mayor of London and Transport for London regarding construction of a bridge over the Thames at Gallions Reach. [143147]

Stephen Hammond: Under devolution, any decision to construct a bridge at Gallions Reach would be for the Mayor and Transport for London (TfL), who would need to ensure funding was in place for such a scheme. DFT Ministers have had no recent discussions with the Mayor on this subject.

Accommodation

Priti Patel: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what occupation costs of each type are incurred for each property used by his Department. [143300]

Norman Baker: Information on the occupation costs of each property used by the Department is not centrally recorded and this information could only be obtained at disproportionate costs.

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However, Government departments and their arm's length bodies are required to measure the efficiency and environmental sustainability of their administrative office occupations over 500 square metres, through participation in an annual property benchmarking programme. The occupation costs of applicable property used by the Department for Transport are reported as part of this programme. The results for 2011-12 are due to be published shortly in the forthcoming State of the Estate Report 2012.

Priti Patel: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) total floor space and (b) floor space measured in square metres per full-time equivalent post is of properties used by his Department. [143363]

Norman Baker: Information on the floor space per full-time equivalent of property used by the Department is not centrally recorded and this information could only be obtained at disproportionate costs.

However, Government departments and their arm's length bodies are required to measure the efficiency and environmental sustainability of their administrative office occupations over 500 square metres, through participation in an annual property benchmarking programme. The floor space per full-time equivalent of property used by the Department for Transport is reported as part of this programme. The results for 2011-12 are due to be published shortly in the forthcoming State of the Estate Report 2012.

Priti Patel: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the names and locations are of all properties used by officials of his Department; whether those properties are (a) owned by the Department, (b) leased by the Department and (c) subject to a private finance initiative agreement; when existing lease agreements relating to such properties are due to expire; and what the total floor space is of each property. [143384]

Norman Baker: As part of the Government’s Transparency Agenda, information about our properties is published on the data.gov.uk website. The information requested is available from the following link:

http://data.gov.uk/dataset/epims

Crossrail Line: Wales

Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his answer of 12 February 2013, Official Report, column 601W, on Crossrail line, whether the Welsh Government would receive a 100 per cent Barnett consequential for Crossrail 2. [143867]

Stephen Hammond: The Government have made no decision in relation to Crossrail 2. If and when a decision to fund is made, the Barnett formula will be applied in the usual way.

Cycling

Ian Austin: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will consider issuing the summary of outcomes of the cycling demonstration towns and cycling cities and towns programmes as a written statement to the all-party parliamentary cycling group as part of its Get Britain Cycling inquiry; [144198]

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(2) when he plans to publish the summary of the outcomes of the cycling demonstration towns and cycling cities and town programmes and other elements of the same research programme; and if he will consider doing so before bids for cycling funding are due from local authorities. [144205]

Norman Baker: Reports looking at the outcomes from the cycling demonstration towns (CDT) have been published. These two reports give a good summary:

Analysis and synthesis of evidence on the effects of investment in six cycling demonstration towns:

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20120607215928/http://assets.dft.gov.uk/publications/analysis-and-synthesis-of-evidence-on-the-effects-of-investment-in-six-cycling-demonstration-towns/cyclingdemotowns.pdf

Making a Cycling Town:

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110407094607/http://www.dft.gov.uk/cyclingengland/site/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/making_a_cycling_town_qualitative_report1.pdf

With regards to the report on monitoring levels of cycling in the cycling city and towns (CCT) and the CDTs, analysis is currently being undertaken and a report is now being drafted. Therefore, it is not possible to release data until the analysis is complete. The CCTs and CDTs have themselves produced end of programme reports which may be of interest to the APPCG. These can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cycling-england-cycling-city-and-towns-end-of-programme-reports

The CCT evaluation reports and dataset are currently unavailable. The contractor employed by the Department to work on this project, AECOM, have advised that the documents and data are removed from the website while they are being reviewed. These documents will be published again as soon as possible once the review is complete.

Food: Waste

Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much surplus food was thrown away by his Department in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012. [143460]

Norman Baker: Within the Department, on-site catering services are only available at the Department's main headquarters building in London, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) sites in Swansea and the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) residential training facility in Bedfordshire.

The requested information is not recorded at our London HQ and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

The DVLA's in-house catering providers are unable to provide statistics prior to June 2012. Since June 2012 approx 126 kg of food waste was generated weekly (6,552 kg extrapolated over the year). This is an overall food waste figure which includes plate scrapings, peelings, spoilage and “outer leaves”.

The Driving Standards Agency's catering contractor, Interserve (IFM), provide a restaurant service at the agency's training centre in Cardington.

The requested information is as follows:

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2010

Total covers: 22,060

Total food recycled: 6,640 kg (average 0.30kg per cover).

2011

Total covers: 20,158

Total food recycled: 6,592 kg (average 0.33kg per cover).

2012

Total covers: 20,024

Total food recycled: 4,935 kg (average 0.25kg per cover).

All food waste produced by the restaurant (consisting of peelings, scraps of raw ingredients, egg shells, leftovers and waste from plates etc.) is collected, weighed and recycled utilising an anaerobic digester. No food waste is thrown away.

Heathrow Airport

Mr Sanders: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has made an assessment of the effect of the tax planning of Heathrow Holdings Ltd on the (a) service offered to passengers at London Heathrow and (b) ability of London Heathrow to respond to adverse weather conditions. [144002]

Mr Simon Burns: The Department for Transport has made no such assessments.

High Speed 2 Railway Line

Mr Sanders: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to ensure that any long-term planning to link High Speed 2 to High Speed 1 and continental European services explores options that (a) provide the best value for money and (b) minimise disruption from construction works. [144007]

Mr Simon Burns: A direct link between HS2 and HS1 would create the opportunity for services to destinations on the European high-speed rail network. Departmental officials are continuing to work with HS2 Ltd to identify the best approach for providing the link. Securing value for money and minimising disruption from construction works are important considerations for the entire high- speed rail project, including the proposed HS1/HS2 link.

Jeremy Lefroy: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many homes in (a) Stafford constituency and (b) England have been issued with a compulsory purchase order following the publication of phase two of the High Speed 2 line. [144014]

Mr Simon Burns: None. Compulsory purchase for the purpose of constructing HS2 will take place only when and if Parliament grants powers following consideration of a relevant Hybrid Bill.

Motor Vehicles: Fuels

Caroline Nokes: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many motorists drive cars that are not compatible with E10 fuel. [143069]

Norman Baker: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders have estimated, based on the vehicle parc at the end of 2011, that 9% of vehicles on the road may be

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affected by the introduction of E10 fuel. Of these, 6% (1,994,704 vehicles) are confirmed not compatible and 3% are at present unknown.

Official Cars

Owen Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what arrangements there are for allocating particular models of car to Ministers through the Government Car Service. [143514]

Stephen Hammond: Since April 2012, cars are allocated to Departments for use by Ministers and senior officials and no longer to individuals. Departments may currently choose a diesel Jaguar, Land Rover Discovery, Toyota Avensis or a Toyota Prius Hybrid for their departmental pool car.

Post Offices

Charlotte Leslie: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the answer of 16 October 2012, Official Report, column 276W, on post offices, what assessment he has made of (a) the extent and (b) the adequacy of the provision of (i) vehicle tax disc renewals and (ii) driving licences by post offices; and if he will make a statement. [143255]

Stephen Hammond: The contract recently awarded to Post Office Ltd outlines the network coverage requirements for both vehicle licensing and driving license transactions.

For vehicle tax disc renewal the requirement is 95% or more of the population to live within three miles of an outlet in urban areas and 90% or more of the population within five miles of an outlet in rural areas. The vehicle tax disc renewal network that Post Office Ltd will provide as part of the contract will meet the above criteria. Within urban areas 99.9% of the population will live within three miles of an outlet and in rural areas 93.3% of the population will live within five miles of an outlet.

For driving licences, where there are fewer transactions undertaken, the requirement is that a sufficient number of outlets should be provided, located throughout GB to address the needs of customers living in both urban and rural areas. For driver licensing 94.5% of the urban population will be within five miles of an outlet and 88.2% of the rural population will be within 10 miles of an outlet.

Public Appointments

Mr Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people he appointed to public bodies in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; (i) how many and (ii) what

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proportion of those appointees were (A) black or from an ethnic minority, (B) Hindu, (C) Muslim and (D) Chinese in each of those years; and if he will make a statement. [144114]

Norman Baker: The Secretary of State for Transport appointed eight people to this Department's public bodies in 2010-11 and 13 in 2011-12.

The Commissioner for Public Appointments collates and publishes information on the number of appointments of candidates from ethnic minority backgrounds. However, this information is not broken down by ethnic group. Copies of the 2010-11 and 2011-12 annual reports are available at:

http://publicappointmentscommissioner.independent.gov.uk

Copies are available in the Library of the House.

Railways: Standards

Graeme Morrice: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to ensure that passenger refunds will (a) form part of the Government's ticketing review and (b) be reformed to deliver a system which is more readily understood by passengers. [144248]

Norman Baker: The Department is looking into a number of issues as part of its review of Fares and Ticketing. The terms of reference for the review were set out in the consultation paper published in March 2012, in which we made clear our view that buying a rail ticket should be a straightforward transaction, and that passengers should be able to choose confidently from a range of fares.

Regulation

Gordon Banks: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what regulations his Department introduced between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and at what cost to the public purse. [143084]

Stephen Hammond: The number of statutory instruments (Regulations and Orders) made between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013 by the Department for Transport was 1,209. The instruments are available on the legislation.gov website alongside impact assessments where produced.

Of the 1,209 instruments, 1,150 were temporary in application and restricted to specific geographical areas. Most of these related to temporary road works, the rest to temporary flying restrictions, for instance in connection with air displays and the Olympic Games.

The remaining 59 are as follows:

Statutory InstrumentIA?

Traffic Management (Doncaster Borough Council) Permit Scheme Order 2012

No

Traffic Management (Rotherham Borough Council) Permit Scheme Order 2012

No

Traffic Management (The Council of the Borough of Kirklees) Permit Scheme Order 2012

No

Traffic Management (Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council) Permit Scheme Order 2012

No

Traffic Management (Leeds. City Council) Permit Scheme Order 2012

No

Traffic Management (Sheffield City Council) Permit Scheme Order 2012

No

Road Vehicles (Individual Approval) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

No

Street Works (Charges for Occupation of the Highway) (Transport for London) Order 2012

No

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Driving Instruction (Suspension and Exemption Powers) Act 2009 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2012

No

Humber Bridge Board (Membership) Order 2012

No

Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

No

Community Drivers' Hours and Recording Equipment Regulations 2012

Yes

Driving Instruction (Compensation Scheme) Regulations 2012

Yes

Merchant Shipping (Accident Reporting and Investigation) Regulations 2012

Yes

Poole Harbour Revision Order 2012

No

Air Navigation (Amendment) Order2012

Yes

Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Chemical Agents) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

Yes

Nene Valley Railway (Fletton Branch) Order 2012

No

M62 Motorway (Junctions 25 to 30) (Actively Managed Hard Shoulder and Variable Speed Limits) Regulations 2012

Yes

Hinkley Point Harbour Empowerment Order 2012

No

Caernarfon Harbour Trust (Constitution) Harbour Revision Order 2012

No

M25 Motorway (Junctions 7 to 16) (Variable Speed Limits) Regulations 2012

Yes

Street Works (Charges for Unreasonably Prolonged Occupation of the Highway) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

Yes

Merchant Shipping (Compulsory insurance of Shipowners for Maritime Claims) Regulations 2012

Yes

Network Rail (Ipswich Chord) Order 2012

No

A282 Trunk Road (Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Charging Scheme) Order 2012

Yes

Traffic Management (Hertfordshire County Council) Permit Scheme Order 2012

No

Traffic Management (Luton Borough Council) Permit Scheme Order 2012

No

Traffic Management (Southend-On-Sea Borough Council) Permit Scheme Order 2012

No

Traffic Management (Bedford Borough Council) Permit Scheme Order 2012

No

Motor Fuel (Composition and Content) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

No

The Port Security (Port of Aberdeen) Designation Order 2012

Yes

The Port Security (Port of Workington) Designation Order 2012

Yes

The Port Security (Port of Grangemouth) Designation Order 2012

Yes

The Port Security (Port of Tees and Hartlepool) Designation Order 2012

Yes

The Port Security (Port of Portland) Designation Order 2012

Yes

The Network Rail (North Doncaster Chord) Order 2012

No

Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ships on Domestic Voyages) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

Yes

Sunderland City Council (Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor—New Wear Bridge) Scheme 2009 Confirmation Instrument 2012

No

Sunderland City Council (Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor—Temporary Works New Wear Bridge) Scheme 2009 Confirmation Instrument 2012

No

Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2012

Yes

Chiltern Railways (Bicester to Oxford Improvements) Order 2012

No

Energy Act 2004 (Amendment) Regulations 2012

No

Bus Lane Contraventions (Approved Local Authorities) (England) (Amendment) and Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions Designation (No. 2) Order 2012

No

A30 Trunk Road (Turks Head Link) (Trunking) Order 2012

No

Rehabilitation Courses (Relevant Drink Offences) Regulations 2012

Yes

Road Safety Act 2006 (Commencement No.9 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2012

No

Transport for Greater Manchester (Light Rapid Transit System) (Oldham, Manchester Street Modification) Order 2012

No

River Tyne (Tunnels) (Revision of Tolls) Order 2012

No

Air Navigation (Dangerous Goods) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

No

Motor Fuel (Road Vehicle and Mobile Machinery) Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulations 2012

Yes

Cowes Harbour Revision Order 2012

No

Traffic Management (London Borough of Sutton) Permit Scheme Order 2012

No

Traffic Management (London Borough of Merton) Permit Scheme Order 2012

No

Traffic Management (London Borough of Tower Hamlets) Permit Scheme Order 2012

No

Severn Bridges Tolls Order 2012

No

Port of Ipswich Harbour Revision Order 2012

No

Merchant Shipping (Carriage of Passengers by Sea) Regulations 2012

Yes

Driving Licences (Exchangeable Licences) (Amendment) Order 2013

No

Government policy does not require an impact assessment to be prepared for an instrument, unless there are also costs or savings to businesses or civil society organisations. Information about costs to the public purse where there is no impact assessment could be provided only at disproportionate cost. This is because of the level of analysis that would be required to answer the question.

Links to the IA published in the IA library are included for the impact assessments produced over the period, which estimate the costs of each measure, including those to the public purse.

Staff

Priti Patel: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff are based in each property used by his Department. [143321]

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Norman Baker: A table has been placed in the Libraries of the House showing a breakdown of headcount by office location.

The Department for Transport and its six executive agencies do not hold the information broken down by the full time equivalent number of staff.

Priti Patel: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will estimate his Department's total staffing requirement in full-time equivalent posts for fulfilling its minimum statutory obligations. [143342]

Norman Baker: All staff in the Department for Transport contribute towards the fulfilling the Department's statutory obligations. The proportion in each job specification is not recorded.

Taxis

Graham Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much local authorities in England have spent on Hackney carriage surveys in the last five years. [144050]

Norman Baker: The Department for Transport does not hold this information.

Training

Mr Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent on training and education for civil servants in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement. [144094]

Norman Baker: The Department for Transport is committed to investing in its staff and ensuring people have the skills they need to perform their job effectively. The Central Department and five of its Executive Agencies spent £6,653,000 in 2010-11 and £3,433,400 in 2011-12.

The figures for the Government Car Despatch Agency and the Vehicle Certification Agency are not available.

Justice

Conditions of Employment

Julie Elliott: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2013, Official Report, column 198W, on conditions of employment, what the average weekly hours of employment are for those employees on zero-hour contracts. [143049]

Mrs Grant: Individuals on zero-hour contracts only get paid for the hours worked. The number of hours worked can vary according to workloads. The number of hours worked are recorded on weekly timesheets with local managers reviewing and approving claims made before payment is made.

The Ministry of Justice (Ministry of Justice HQ, HM Courts and Tribunals Service, National Offender Management Service and the Office of the Public Guardian) does not centrally collate the timesheets. To identify the average weekly hours worked, weekly timesheets for all 140 staff members would have to be collated over a 12-month period before the average could be manually calculated. This would be resource intensive and incur a disproportionate cost.

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Crime and Courts Bill

Mr Sanders: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the potential effects of section 32 of the draft Crime and Courts Bill on public perceptions of the impartiality and efficacy of the criminal justice system. [144003]

Damian Green: If enacted, clause 32 will improve public perception of the criminal justice system. Deferred prosecution agreements will help to create a more effective system for dealing with corporate economic crime, where wrongdoers are brought to justice more frequently without the uncertainty and expense of a criminal trial. As the final court-approved agreement will be published, the public will know what wrongdoing is alleged to have occurred, the steps taken to address it and the sanctions applied to deal with it.

Cycling

Mr Bradshaw: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) who his Department's cycling champion is; [144443]

(2) what progress his Department has made on implementing the Cycle to Work guarantee; [144461]

(3) whether his Department has signed up to the Government's Cycle to Work scheme. [144474]

Mrs Grant: The Ministry of Justice's sustainable development champion is Ann Beasley, Director General of Finance and Corporate Services. Her role covers all areas of sustainability, including encouraging greener travel.

The Ministry of Justice has not signed up to the Cycle to Work guarantee.

While the nature of the Ministry of Justice estate means it is not possible for us to commit to all aspects of the Cycle to Work guarantee scheme, we have implemented many elements of the guarantee, including providing bike storage and shower and changing facilities at many of our sites.

The Ministry of Justice is signed up to the Cycle to Work scheme and is fully supportive of encouraging staff to take greener journeys.

Election Court

Angie Bray: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many times an election court has been convened in the last 30 years; and what assessment he has made of the (a) effectiveness and (b) cost of running the election court system. [143047]

Mrs Grant: The Government can confirm that over the last 30 years the election court has been convened 70 times to hear petitions in respect of local government elections and eight times to hear petitions in respect of parliamentary elections, bringing the total number to 78.

While no assessment or review of the effectiveness and cost of running the election court system has been made, the Government are committed to providing an efficient and effective justice system, including the electoral system, where disputes and election petitions can be resolved with proportionate costs, processes and procedures.

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Fines: Surcharges

Robert Flello: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what revenue has accrued to the public purse from the Victims' Surcharge since May 2010. [143950]

Mrs Grant: From May 2010 to January 2013, Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has collected Victim Surcharge receipts totalling £28.44 million.

All Victim Surcharge revenue is used to fund support services for victims and witnesses of crime.

G4S

Jessica Morden: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate his Department has made of any extra expenditure that will be incurred by courts and tribunals as a result of reductions in the G4S total facilities management contract. [144251]

Mrs Grant: The total facilities management contract that the Department has with G4S is delivered to an output-based specification. The Department does not estimate that any extra expenditure will be incurred by courts and tribunals as a result of the delivery of the total facilities management contract by G4S in line with the output specification.

Hillsborough Stadium

Steve Rotheram: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions he has had with the Lord Chief Justice on the appointment of a judge to preside over the Hillsborough inquests. [143741]

Mrs Grant: I wrote to the Lord Chief Justice in December following a request from the coroners for South Yorkshire (East) and West Yorkshire (West) for a senior judge to be nominated for them to appoint to conduct the new Hillsborough inquests. The Lord Chief Justice nominated Lord Justice Goldring in January and the judge's subsequent appointment as assistant deputy coroner in South Yorkshire (East) and West Yorkshire (West) was announced on 13 February.

Industrial Disputes: Shrewsbury

Grahame M. Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will launch an urgent public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the arrest and conviction of 24 workers who took part in the Shrewsbury building workers' strikes of 1972. [140334]

Jeremy Wright: I understand that an application has been made to the Criminal Cases Review Commission to review the conviction of the “Shrewsbury 24” and examine whether to refer the matter to the Court of

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Appeal. It would not be appropriate to consider whether a public inquiry was appropriate until the outcome of this process is known.

Juries: Age

Jesse Norman: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to publish a response to the consultation on removing the upper age limit for jurors in England and Wales undertaken under the previous Administration in 2010. [143406]

Damian Green: The Government do not intend to publish a formal response to the consultation, but we will shortly issue a written ministerial statement.

Legal Aid Scheme

Rehman Chishti: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the answer of 28 January 2013, Official Report, column 632W, on legal aid scheme, how much and what proportion of the total legal aid budget was spent on each type of case in each of the last five years. [140848]

Jeremy Wright: Legal aid is a fundamental part of our legal system, but resources are not limitless. We must never lose sight of the fact that legal aid is paid for by the taxpayer. We are concerned about public confidence in the legal aid system and are urgently examining aspects of the system that affect its credibility with the public.

The reforms taken in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 will help reduce legal aid spending and focus resources on those who most need it, such as where domestic violence is involved, where people’s life or liberty is at stake, where they are at risk of serious physical harm or the loss of their home.

The figures on legal aid expenditure, split by case type, are included in the annexed tables. Spending on the LSC’s management information systems is recorded differently, depending on the scheme. For civil representation, the figures provided are the value of all cases closed in each year. For legal help and crime lower cases, the figures are the value of the claims submitted by suppliers for work done in each year and for crime higher, the figures are the cash payments the LSC has paid each year. Due to the differing basis of spend for each scheme, a proportion of total legal aid spend by category of law cannot be provided.

These figures are not directly comparable with those provided in response to previous questions 139185, 128910 and 128911.

Annex

Controlled work (Legal Help)
 Total claimed (£000)
 2007-082008-092009-102010-112011-12

Family

49,966

61,248

63,710

58,758

51,767

Welfare benefits

9,000

21,603

22,356

19,975

17,790

Debt

7,065

21,400

23,998

21,461

17,908

Housing

13,579

22,206

22,654

19,855

18,474

Mental health

29,276

30,927

33,674

35,804

35,654

Employment

1,975

3,680

4,784

4,235

3,896

Community care

1,282

2,075

2,832

2,434

2,268

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Actions against the police etc.

1,149

1,250

1,585

1,632

1,569

Clinical negligence

706

912

987

1,251

1,228

Miscellaneous

566

326

461

318

167

Consumer

523

577

571

330

151

Public law

525

606

614

632

619

Education

945

1,050

1,244

1,171

1,188

Personal injury

566

480

459

423

245

Immigration: asylum

35,970

47,003

55,322

51,024

39,390

Immigration: nationality and visit visas

16,210

22,272

24,289

23,661

15,314

Total of Controlled Work (Legal Help)

169,304

237,615

259,540

242,964

207,628

Licensed work (Civil representation)
 Total cost (£000)
 2007-082008-092009-102010-112011-12

Special Children Act

235,448

233,479

262,594

276,099

334,008

Other public law Children

35,421

36,324

37,892

36,074

35,265

Children Act

188,140

193,391

164,947

177,731

194,451

Financial provision

50,258

42,747

44,336

38,630

35,334

Domestic violence

16,821

16,010

51,133

47,502

50,051

Combined family

0

0

25

31

35

Other family matters only

2,966

1,557

1,521

910

967

Help with Mediation only

1,696

1,202

329

99

54

Housing

25,923

28,374

27,158

25,259

25,470

Clinical negligence

20,278

17,399

16,393

14,075

16,519

Immigration and nationality

3,616

5,073

4,359

5,211

4,964

Consumer/general contract

5,818

5,676

2,986

3,388

2,190

Public law

6,262

5,162

6,201

4,700

5,965

Personal injury

5,192

3,063

4,332

20,675

2,528

Actions against the police

2,946

2,522

2,267

2,465

1,896

Community care

2,023

2,216

2,440

3,063

2,833

Debt

1,819

1,614

1,609

1,031

1,037

Education

2,152

1,461

1,446

878

716

Mental health

1,028

956

1,334

2,757

5,093

Employment

533

393

366

487

221

Welfare benefits

112

127

245

126

46

Miscellaneous

11,191

40,625

6,124

5,570

3,455

Total of Licensed work (Civil)

619,643

639,371

640,037

666,761

723,098