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Mr. Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contracts the Department has with Capita; and how much they are worth. [38378]

Angela Eagle: I can confirm that the Home Department has current contracts with Capita which are valued at £403 million. This includes a 10 year contract with the Criminal Records Bureau which is estimated to be worth £400 million over the term of the contract.


Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 22 January 2002, Official Report, column 844W, what the cost of refurbishing each ministerial private office was in each year since May 1997. [37891]

Angela Eagle: We do not have the desegregated information available and could obtain this only at disproportionate cost.

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Non-departmental Government Bodies

Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many non- departmental Government bodies were operating in each of the last 10 years. [42801]

Angela Eagle [holding answer 12 March 2002]: The number of Home Office non-departmental public bodies operating over the last ten years are set out in the table.


Non-governmental Organisations

Mr. Sanders: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list non-governmental organisations operating in the south-west region that receive public funds from his Department; and what amount of annual funding they received in the most recent year for which figures are available. [39185]

Angela Eagle: In this reply, "non-governmental organisation" means an organisation working within the voluntary or charity sector. The available information is set out in the table.

The Home Office does not generally record this information by region. It is therefore possible that other organisations in the south-west region, which are not listed, have received support from the Home Office.

In addition, funding awarded to national organisations may have been used to support work in the south-west region. It would be a matter for the organisation concerned how they chose to allocate such resources and the Home Office would not hold that information.


OrganisationPayment in financial year 2000–01
Awaz Utaoh (Bristol)40,825
Barnardo's South West18,313
Barne Barton Community10,500
Barne Barton Estate Project (Plymouth)15,000
Black Development Agency58,000
Black Development Agency—'Three in One Project'30,000
Bournemouth CVS—Resource Link42,000
Bristol Racial Equality Council40,150
Community Projects Trust—South West30,000
Conduit Street Community Centre (Gloucester)193,891
Crime Concern(20)700,975
Eastbourne Community Network199,154
Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens50,000
Home-Start Bournemouth61,863
Honicknowle Commnet Ltd2,800
Jamaican Community Centre (Gloucester)32,142
Kerrier Phoenix Project150,000
KHAAS (Bristol)19,105
Mediation UK90,000
National Playbus Association30,230
Plymouth and District Racial Equality Council25,120
Portsmouth Community Safety55,600
Portsmouth Community Services Project25,125
Quest Trust20,000
Social Software7,050
Somerset Youth Voluntary Network125,000
Society of Voluntary Associates (SOVA)16,267
Swindon Business Education Partnership78,900
The South West Forum58,000
The Xcentre (Exeter)196,500
Youth Action Scheme11,038
Youth Support Services20,355
Voluntary First (Bath and north-east Somerset)122,491
Womanise Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (mid and north Cornwall)77,444

(20) Crime Concern have their national headquarters in Wiltshire (in the south-west region). This payment includes £33,000 given to Crime Concern for the roll-out of 'Driving the Action' seminars to a number of regions including the south-west region.

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Crime and Disorder Partnerships

Mrs. Brooke: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crime and disorder partnerships there are in England. [41364]

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Mr. Denham: There are 376 crime and disorder reduction partnerships in England and Wales, 354 of these are in England and 22 in Wales.

Antisocial Behaviour Orders

Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued, broken down by local authority areas, in each calendar year since their introduction. [42369]

Mr. Denham: Antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) are community-based civil orders, which can be applied for by the police or local authority in consultation with each other, against an individual or several individuals whose behaviour is antisocial. Applications are currently made to the magistrates court acting in its civil capacity. ASBOs were introduced from 1 April 1999.

Data on the total number of ASBOs issued between 1 April 1999 to 31 May 2000 was collected by police force area only.

From 1 June 2000 official statistics on the number of ASBOs issued are based on quarterly returns from Magistrates Courts Committees (MCCs) which from 1 April 2001 were all aligned with police force areas. These returns are not presently designed to give figures below MCC level. Available information, up to 30 September 2001, by police force/MCC area is given in the table.

Number of anti-social behaviour orders issued as from 1 April 1999 to 30 September 2001 by police force area/Magistrates Courts Committees (MCC)

Police force area/MCCFrom 1 April 1999 to 31 May 2000(21)From 1 June 2000 to 31 December 2000(22)From 1 January 2001 to 30 September 2001Total
Avon and Somerset931628
Devon and Cornwall10910
Greater Manchester1021224
Metropolitan Police(23)/Greater London Magistrates Courts Authority9191240
North Yorkshire40610
South Yorkshire3126
Thames Valley1157
West Mercia573547
West Midlands11233165
West Yorkshire42915
Dyfed Powys0000
North Wales0101
South Wales0112
England and Wales104129233466

(21) Total figures only available from police force areas for period 1 April 1999 to 31 May 2000.

(22) As from 1 June 2000 data collected centrally by Magistrates Courts Committee (MCC) area by quarter.

(23) Including City of London

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Mrs. Brooke: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce guidance to authorities which successfully apply for ASBOs for individuals, on other rehabilitative measures which should be implemented at the same time. [41365]

Mr. Denham: Revised guidance on Anti-social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) will be issued once the legislative changes introduced into the Police Reform Bill are available. The revised guidance will include information on agencies providing rehabilitative measures.

Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which authority is responsible for meeting the cost of applying for anti-social behaviour orders. [38329]

Mr. Denham: [holding answer 27 February 2002]: The cost of an Anti-social Behaviour Order (ASBO) is usually met by the lead agency making the application—this will either be the local authority or the local police force. In some areas there are local arrangements where the costs are divided between the two agencies.

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