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Mr. Grieve: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the figures for burglary and violence against the person were for (a) April, (b) September and (c) in four week periods in the intervening months, for each of the ten force areas in the Street Crime Initiative; and what the figures were for the corresponding period last year. 
Mr. Salter: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many members of the Independent Advisory Group were consulted by the Metropolitan Police Service when investigating Superintendent Ali Dizaei. 
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Hilary Benn: [holding answer 6 November 2002]: The Home Department's current targets are set out in the Home Office Annual Report 200102 (CM 5106), and in the relevant business plans of the Department's executive agencies and Non-Departmental Public Bodies.
Mr. Yeo: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) integrated digital and (b) analogue television sets have been bought by his Department in each of the last 24 months; and if he will publish the guidance given to officials making decisions on television purchases. 
Mr. Lidington : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers and (b) civilian police employees were recruited by Thames Valley Police in the most recent period for which figures are available; how many left Thames Valley Police during that period; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Luff : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason he has delayed submitting the notification of the proposed development of an asylum accommodation centre at Throckmorton to Wychavon District Council; and if he will make a statement. 
Beverley Hughes: I announced on 5 November 2002, Official Report, column 151W, that we have decided not to pursue our proposal for an accommodation centre at Throckmorton airfield in Worcestershire as part of the trial. While we consider that the site itself is suitable, we have not been able to settle the necessary land acquisition arrangements to allow us to develop the site within the time frame of the trial.
Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many treatment programmes operate in prisons in England and Wales for (a) drug dependency, (b) alcohol dependency and (c) self-harm; and how many of them have been evaluated. 
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Mr. Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many arrests were made in connection with security arrangements for the Turnberry Bilderberg meeting; if the status of one arrested individual as special constable was consequently revoked; what the costs of policing this event were; what arrangements were made for the use of military transport for security of attendees; how many Bilderberg events have taken place in the UK requiring notification of his Department; when the next such is planned; and if he will make a statement. 
Hilary Benn: The Prison Service currently has no plans to build a prison for women in Wales. The Prison Service view is that new prison development should primarily be concentrated in areas of the greatest shortage of places. Currently these are the north west, the Midlands and London.
The number of women prisoners from Wales, currently around 170, does not justify the building of a female prison. However the Prison Service is well aware of the geographical difficulties being posed for some small sections of the prison population, and their needs would certainly be a consideration in any future plans for the development of the prison estate.
Mr. Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the impact on the Work Permit Initiative for teachers on the shortage of teachers in the United Kingdom. 
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Hilary Benn: All young offender institutions in the juvenile estate have developed child protection policies in line with a centrally produced protocol. Each establishment has also appointed child protection co-ordinator (and deputy) and has established a child protection committee.
The Prison Service investigates all self-inflicted deaths in custody and conducts a clinical review of the treatment provided to a prisoner dying in prison from natural causes. These procedures apply in respect of adult prisoners, young offenders (18 to 20-year-olds) and juveniles (15 to 17-year-olds).
In addition, juvenile deaths give rise to a serious incident inquiry by the Youth Justice Board, which has responsibility for the placement of juvenile offenders and the appropriate Child Protection Committee may commission a XPart 8" case review, pursuant to Part 8 of XWorking Together to Safeguard Children".
Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many assaults on children under the age of 16 have occurred at each young offender institution in each of the past five years; 
(3) what percentage of children under 16 who left young offender institutions to return to the community in each of the past five years has had residential accommodation arranged prior to discharge; 
(4) how many of those resident in each young offender institution have been referred, whilst resident, to child protection services in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the implications for crime rates of the phased reduction in use by the Department of Work and Pensions of payment by giro order book. 
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