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Mr. Keith Bradley: The Home Office Court Proceedings Database began separately identifying prosecutions completed for this offence from 1 January of this year. Such information will become available, after the publication of court proceedings statistics for 2002, in the autumn of next year.
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Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the money defrauded from Barclays Bank by Bachir Aouni and his associates has been traced; and if he will make a statement. 
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committed by drivers under the age of 16 in each of the last 20 years. 
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available for the age group required. The table gives information on offences most likely to have involved a traffic offence.
|Number of offences|
|Offence group||Offence type(10)||1990||1991||1992||1993||1994||1995||1996||1997||1998||1999||2000|
|1||Causing death or bodily harm||4||(11)||20||4||8||4||4||7||6||6||3|
|3||Driving etc. after consuming alcohol or taking drugs||65||(11)||41||42||59||89||135||128||114||120||129|
|16||Speed limit offences||15||(11)||20||6||2||9||5||10||8||12||12|
|17||Motorway offences (other than speeding)||0||(11)||1||1||0||0||0||1||1||0||0|
|18||Neglect of traffic directions||75||(11)||52||55||44||71||86||56||69||80||97|
|19||Neglect of pedestrian rights||40||(11)||20||18||35||36||30||20||22||29||25|
|20||Obstruction, waiting and parking offences||5||(11)||1||3||2||2||2||2||3||2||3|
|24||Offences peculiar to motor cycles||443||(11)||256||279||398||448||408||410||422||397||452|
|25||Miscellaneous motoring offences||110||(11)||85||111||111||157||95||92||105||120||89|
|Total traffic offences||1,364||(11)||958||853||1,020||1,221||1,115||1,058||1,138||1,194||1,374|
|As a percentage of total offences committed by persons all ages||0.25||(11)||0.18||0.20||0.25||0.30||0.27||0.27||0.27||0.29||0.36|
(10) The list of offence types group those offences most likely to have involved a traffic offence. They exclude offences committed by pedal cyclists.
(11) Not available.
Data taken from the Home Office Court Proceedings Database.
Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents there were in which taxi drivers and minicab drivers were successfully prosecuted for (a) causing death by dangerous driving and (b) driving without due care and attention in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Keith Bradley: Information held centrally on the Home Office Court Proceedings Database does not identify the occupation of a defendant. For some offences the occupation can be inferred from the offence description but this is not the case for causing death by dangerous driving or driving without due care and attention.
Mr. Keith Bradley: There are currently no reliable data about trafficking in people either nationally or internationally. The clandestine nature of the offence means that it is difficult to measure the extent to which the United Kingdom receives children trafficked for sexual and labour exploitation. However, there is no evidence to indicate that there is large-scale trafficking of children to the United Kingdom.
The United Kingdom is one of the strongest supporters of the International Labour Organisation's (ILO) Convention on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour. In recognition of the seriousness of the offence of trafficking children on an international scale, we are working across Government, and with a variety of organisations, to encourage ratification and implementation of the convention world-wide.
Mr. Keith Bradley: The available information for England and Wales is in terms of convictions for offences involving air weapons as defined under the Fireams Acts, as opposed to all offences where air weapons were used. The table, derived from the Home Office Court Proceedings Database, gives the number of persons convicted in 2000 and their average ages for those offences identified by the database.
|Offence||Persons convicted||Average age||Persons convicted||Average age|
|Possessing air weapon or imitation air weapon at time of committing or being arrested for an offence specified in schedule 1 of the Act||2||15||1||13|
|Possessing air weapon or imitation air weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence, or resist arrest etc.||4||16|||||
|Possession of an air weapon or imitation air weapon with intent to cause fear of violence||20||17|||||
|Possession of air weapons by persons previously convicted of crime||30||27||6||27|
|Supplying air weapons to person denied them under section 21|||||||||
|Carrying loaded air gun in public place etc.||160||21||10||24|
|Trespassing with air weapon in a building||3||15|||||
|Trespassing with air weapon on land||17||22||1||38|
|Person under 17 acquiring air weapon||3||16|||||
|Person under 14 having with him an air weapon or ammunition therefor||15||12||1||12|
|Person under 17 having with him an air weapon in a public place||47||15||5||15|
|Person under 14 making improper use of air weapon when under supervision||1||11|||||
|Person supervising person under 14, permitting improper use of air weapon||1||25||1||39|
|Selling or letting on hire an air weapon to person under 17|||||||||
|Supplying air weapon to person under 14||2||28|||||
|Supplying air weapon to person drunk or insane|||||||||
|Failure to hand over air weapon or ammunition on demand by constable|||||||||
(12) Data are given on a principal offence basis.
(13) Staffordshire police force were only able to submit sample data for persons proceeded against at magistrates court for the year 2000. Although sufficient to estimate higher orders of data, these data are not robust at a detailed level and have been excluded from this table.
Home Office Crime and Criminal Justice Unit
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Mark Tami: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions were secured for the non-payment of road fund licence in the last year in (a) Wales, (b) England, (c) Northern Ireland and (d) Scotland. 
Mr. Keith Bradley: Information taken from the Home Office Court Proceedings Database shows that in 2000 there were 21,580 convictions in Wales for offences under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994, s29failure to pay appropriate dutyand 278,641 convictions within England.
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