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Table 4: The number of penalty notices for disorder issued to all persons aged 16 and over, by Offence and Outcome, England and Wales 2007(1)
Other outcomes
Offence descriptionFine registered (%)Court hearing requested (%)PND cancelled (%)Potential prosecution (%)Outcome unknown (%)

£80 Tickets issued

Wasting police time

1,807 (46)

34 (1)

122 (3)

140 (4)

1 (0)

Misuse of public telecommunications system

431 (36)

17 (1)

43 (4)

32 (3)

-

Giving false alarm to fire and rescue authority

37 (39)

-

3 (3)

1 (1)

-

Causing harassment, alarm or distress

33,021 (42)

626 (1)

2,210 (3)

1,577 (2)

36 (0)

Throwing fireworks

223 (34)

9 (1)

30 (5)

13 (2)

-

Drunk and disorderly

18,161 (39)

244 (1)

1,038 (2)

1.177 (3)

9 (0)

Criminal damage (under £500)

7,979 (40)

112 (1)

384 (2)

393 (2)

6 (0)

Theft (retail under £200)

24.344 (54)

172 (0)

988 (2)

507 (1)

24 (0)

Breach of fireworks curfew

13 (33)

-

1 (3)

-

-

Possession of category 4 firework

10 (45)

-

2 (9)

-

-

Possession by a person under-18 of adult firework

31 (29)

1 (1)

5 (5)

2 (2)

-

Sale of alcohol to drunken person

9 (11)

3 (4)

2 (2)

3 (4)

-

Supply of alcohol to person under-18

11 (20)

1 (2)

1 (2)

-

-

Sale of alcohol to person under-18

405 (11)

13 (0)

69 (2)

22 (1)

-

Purchase alcohol for person under 16

211 (38)

4 (1)

14 (3)

5 (1)

1 (0)

Purchase alcohol for person under-18 for consumption on premises

22 (34)

-

10 (16)

1 (2)

-

Delivery of alcohol to person under-18 or allowing such delivery

138 (32)

1 (0)

19 (4)

5 (1)

-

£50 Tickets issued

Trespass on a railway

675 (44)

-

45 (3)

26 (2)

1 (0)

Throwing stones at a train / railway

10 (40)

-

2 (8)

-

-

Drunk in a highway

788 (38)

8 (0)

94 (5)

30 (1)

-

Consumption of alcohol in public place

1,090 (71)

6 (0)

87 (6)

32 (2)

1 (0)

Depositing and leaving litter

589 (43)

2 (0)

64 (5)

13 (1)

1 (0)

Consumption of alcohol by under-18 on relevant premises

16 (19)

-

2 (2)

-

-

Allowing consumption of alcohol by under-18 on relevant premises

1 (9)

1 (9)

-

-

Buying or Attempting to buy alcohol by person under-18

35 (22)

13 (8)

1 (1)

-

All offences

90,057 (43)

1,253 (1)

5,249 (3)

3,980 (2)

80 (0)

(1) 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.- = nilSource Office for Criminal Justice Reform - Evidence & Analysis unit.

Cultural Festivals

Question

Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord West of Spithead): The Immigration Rules provide for visiting entertainers to come to the United Kingdom to participate in certain major arts festivals, music competitions and charity events, normally under Tier five of the new points based system.

In order to enter the United Kingdom, foreign nationals subject to immigration control need to satisfy the immigration or entry clearance officer that they meet the requirements of the rules under which they are seeking entry. Full guidance is publicly available on both the UKBA and visa services websites.

Education: Home Schooling

Question

Asked by Lord Lucas

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Children, Schools and Families (Baroness Morgan of Drefelin): From the available diary archives,

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there have been two occasions where Ministers have met with Education Otherwise. There is no record of any meetings between Ministers and the Home Education Advisory Service.

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Question

Asked by Lord Ouseley

The Lord President of the Council (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon): The Equality and Human Rights Commission was established by Parliament in October 2007 as a non-departmental public body, at arm’s length from, but accountable to, Government. The commission’s pay and grading structure has been agreed with the Treasury and its annual pay remits are subject to Treasury approval. The accountability arrangements for the commission are set out in a framework agreement between the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Government Equalities Office. This agreement records that the chief executive of the commission is the designated accounting officer, responsible to the commission and to Parliament for the effective and proper use and management of its resources in line with Treasury guidance set out in Managing Public Moneyand for the preparation and signature of its accounts. The commission is subject to internal audit in accordance with the Treasury’s government internal audit standards and to external audit by the National Audit Office.


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