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(68) Includes medical retirements: 494, 285, 220, 153 (April to November)
Mr. Denham: I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave on 19 July 2001, Official Report, column 344W. Subsequently the Police Authority considered the matter and concluded that it is not possible at this stage to disclose the investigation reports.
a report from the Police Complaints Authority under section 79 of the Police Act 1996 to consider the lessons to be learned from investigations supervised by the Police Complaints Authority since January 1998 into incidents in which police shootings resulted in death or injury.
Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate has been made of the administrative cost to the (a) state, (b) unsuccessful applicants and (c) successful applicants of the competitive grant schemes, provided by his Department and its agencies, open in each year since 1997 to organisations in the voluntary and community sector for the purposes of tackling social exclusion. 
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Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer of 6 December 2001, Official Report, column 476W, on Downview Prison, what steps he will take to secure the immediate local transfer of male prisoners who are now in higher category prisons than Downview. 
Beverley Hughes: As stated in the previous answer, in preparation for the change of role of Downview to a women's prison, 340 male prisoners were moved from the establishment between 17 July 2001 and 1 September 2001. No prisoners were moved out of the South East and none had their security category increased as part of this process.
One hundred and forty Downview prisoners were temporarily accommodated at Wormwood Scrubs in a separate wing, supervised by former Downview staff, in category C conditions. The majority of these prisoners were moved to category C training prisons or recategorised and transferred to appropriate category D prisons. A small number, for whom Wormwood Scrubs is a convenient location, have remained there in long term category C conditions.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment has been made of the measures to counter cyber-terrorism; what time scale is planned to build on the assessment; how much extra funding will be allocated to countering cyber-terrorism; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Blunkett: The threat from computer-related attacks by terrorists or their supporters is kept under continuous review, as are measures to counter it. Government co-ordination of the effort to protect the United Kingdom critical national infrastructure is centred in the National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre (NISCC). The risk is assessed to be low, but growing. It could change rapidly at any time and our response will need to adjust to remain proportionate. I will keep closely under review the level of funding needed for this work.
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of sports clubs that will apply for charitable status following the decision to recognise healthy recreation as charitable. 
Angela Eagle: This is a matter for the Charity Commission as the Government Department that registers charities in England and Wales. The Chief Charity Commissioner will write to my hon. Friend and a copy of his reply will be placed in the Library.
Mr. Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which organisations are referred to as representatives of other Treaty bodies under Article 1.12 of 12442/01, Council doc COPEN 56. 9 October 2001, Belgian Initiative on Joint Investigation Teams; and what (a) privileges and (b) immunities will be granted to these organisations. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: Council document 12442/01 COPEN 56, now document 14242/01 COPEN 71 (Council Framework Decision on joint investigation teams) of 28 November 2001, is a joint initiative of Belgium, France, Spain and the United Kingdom. Paragraph 12 of Article 1 of the Framework Decision provides that the two or more member states setting up a joint investigation team may enter into arrangements for persons other than the representatives of the competent authorities of these member states to take part in the activities of the team. These other persons may include, but are not limited to, officials of bodies set up pursuant to the Treaty on the European Union. Such bodies include Europol, OLAF which is the European Community's anti-fraud office and, when the relevant Council Decision comes into effect, Eurojust. The Government are still considering what privileges and immunities, if any, should be granted to persons who are not representatives of United Kingdom competent authorities.
Beverley Hughes: Yes. Private prisons in England and Wales are required to meet appropriate security standards. Prisons which hold category A prisoners must have some form of visitor recognition system in place, and it is considered good practice in lower category prisons. However, it is for local management to decide exactly which form of visitor recognition system they employ or, for prisons that do not have category A prisoners, how they manage this issue without using such technology.
Mr. Denis Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners are on release under the tagging system; and what the equivalent figures have been in each year since the introduction of the system. 
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Julie Morgan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of women in the prison population are from Wales; and what the equivalent figures were for each of the last five years. 
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(69) The information in the table is provisional and shows data as of 30 June each year for prisons in England and Wales. Data for 1997 were not available.
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