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Mr. Denham: Police authorities set their annual budgets before 1 March each year. I understand that the Nottinghamshire police authority budget for 200203 is still under consideration. Information for 200304 and 200405 is not available.
Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether the Government keep a record of the overall number of state funded competitive grant schemes available to voluntary and community organisations in the United Kingdom in (a) the current and (b) previous years, and by what categories this is broken down; 
(3) whether the Government keep a record of the total sum distributed through all state funded competitive grant schemes available to voluntary and community organisations in the United Kingdom in (a) the current year and (b) previous years; and by what categories this is broken down. 
A Guide to Funding from Government Departments and AgenciesSecond Edition: ISBN 1 900360 79.
Sir John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he will take to ensure that police forces place details of missing children on the uk.missingkids.com website as soon as possible after being informed of a child's disappearance, and if he will make a statement. 
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Mr. Denham [holding answer 24 January 2002]: The uk.missingkids.com website aims at reuniting missing children with their families. This site is maintained by Computer Associates plc and is supported by the charity, International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children.
The website facility is open to be used by all police forces in England and Wales and Scottish forces will have the system made available to them in the very near future. Not all missing children cases are however suitable for the site: children are only featured if it is believed that the child has left their home area, if there is a photograph of reasonably good quality available, and with the agreement of the senior investigating officer and the family. Ultimately any decision as to whether to use the site is the responsibility of the Chief Officer of the relevant force.
However, the Police National Missing Persons Bureau regularly audits the children currently notified as missing and if the child is not on the site, the investigating force is offered the use of the facility.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what weight he gives to sustainable development objectives in his Department's (a) public services agreements and (b) service delivery agreements. 
Angela Eagle [holding answer 16 January 2002]: Revisions to Public Service Agreements (PSA) and Service Delivery Agreements (SDA) are being considered as part of 2002 spending review process. In accordance with Treasury guidance, sustainable development issues will be considered when PSAs are redrafted. My Department will also consider if it will be appropriate to set out the impact of sustainable development on the delivery mechanisms in the SDA.
Mr. Luff: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the recorded crimes per head of population for each police authority in England and Wales and the average figure for these authorities. 
Mr. Denham: The latest available information on the number of recorded crimes per 100,000 population for police force areas and nationally, for the year ended March 2001, has been published in table 2.6 of the Stationery Office publication "Criminal Statistics England and Wales 2000".
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Fiona Mactaggart: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what statistics he collates on the average number of police officers (a) at headquarters establishments and (b) per 1,000 population. 
Mr. Denham: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary collects data once a year about the allocation of officers. The Inspectorate's data record officers attached to Basic Command Units and to central functions. Central functions include specialist police squads as well as headquarters support functions and the officers performing central functions may be located at a number of sites.
Information on the number of police officers to population is published in the Home Office Statistical Bulletins "Police Service Strength: England and Wales". The latest bulletin (No. 2301), was published on 18 December 2001 and shows that in England and Wales the number of officers per 100,000 population at 30 September 2001 was 240.3. A copy of the bulletin is in the Library.
one officer was found not guilty of attempting to pervert the course of justice;
one officer was found not guilty of misconduct in a public office; and
two officers are awaiting trial for misconduct in a public office.
three officers were reprimanded or fined for failing to comply with the terms of an arrest warrant and false entry in a pocket notebook; and
one other officer was found not guilty regarding taking appropriate action when the above case was first reported.
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Angela Eagle [holding answer 11 January 2002]: I regret that statistics on individual types of citizenship applications undecided cannot be determined from current Immigration and Nationality Directorate data sources.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his estimate is of the planned expenditure on policing as a percentage of gross domestic product in (a) 200102, (b) 200203 and (c) 200304. 
|Year||Police provision (£ billion)||Money GDP (£ billion)||Police provision as a proportion of money GDP (percentage)|
1. Police provision is total Government provision (police grant, special grant, capital grant, credit approvals and central Home Office spend and police Standard Spending Assessment).
2. Money GDP figures are estimates.
Information on the number of police officers to population is published in the Home Office Statistical Bulletins "Police Service Strength: England and Wales". The latest bulletin (No. 23/01), was published on 18 December 2001 and shows that in England and Wales the number of officers per 100,000 population at 30 September 2001 was 240.3. A copy of the bulletin is in the Library.
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