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|Certain video recordings only to be supplied in licensed sex shops||Supply of video recording not complying with requirements as to labels etc||Supply of video recordings containing false indication as to classification|
|Prosecuted||Found guilty||Prosecuted||Found guilty||Prosecuted||Found guilty|
|(1) These data are on the principal offence basis.|
(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
(3) Some of the statistics relate to illegal sales but it is not possible to tell whether these were necessarily sales to children.
(4) Includes the following statutes and offence description:
Video Recording Act 1984, Sec 11 as amended by Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, Sec 88(4).
Supplying video recording of classified work in breach of classification.
Video Recording Act 1984, Sec 9 as amended by Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, Sec 88.
Supplying video recording of unclassified work.
Video Recording Act 1984, Sec 10 as amended by Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, Sec 88.
Persons video recording of unclassified work for the purpose of supply.
Video Recording Act 1984, Sec 12 as amended by Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, Sec 88(5).
Certain video recordings only to be supplied in licensed sex shops.
Video Recording Act 1984 Sec 13.
Supply of video recording not complying with requirements as to labels etc.
Video Recording Act 1984, Sec 14 as amended by Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, Sec 88(6).
Supply of video recordings containing false indication as to classification.
(5) Staffordshire Police Force were only able to submit sample data for persons proceeded against and convicted in the magistrates' courts for the year 2000. Although sufficient to estimate higher orders of data, these data are not robust enough at a detailed level and have been excluded from the table.
(6) Liverpool Trading Standards prosecuted two large suppliers of videos who were supplying R18 material by mail order; they can only be sold in, not from, licensed sex shops. These prosecutions account for just about all the cases that year.
Court Proceedings Database held by RDS Office for Criminal Justice ReformMinistry of Justice
Mr. Hollobone: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will take steps to improve the accountability of local magistrates for the decisions which they take in relation to bail applications where the award of bail is followed by further offences whilst on bail. 
Mr. Hanson: The court's decision on whether to grant bail or remand a defendant in custody is governed by the Bail Act 1976. The court must decide on each occasion, with all the information before it, if the defendant presents such a bail risk as to warrant custody. This decision is an exercise of judicial discretion and as such is not subject to interference.
Sir Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects to answer the letter to him dated 12 July from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs. K. Kerry. 
Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on commissioning and procuring the C-NOMIS IT system; how much of that total sum has been spent (a) on outside agencies and consultants and (b) internally within the Department, broken down by internal divisions, agencies and services within the Department, including the National Offender Management Service, that spent the money; and when C-NOMIS will be operational within the police service. 
Mr. Hanson: Estimated capital costs for the 8,000 place programme are around £1.5 billion and new money is being made available to provide an additional 1,500 places. The costs will be subject to further discussions in light of Lord Carters review and with HM Treasury.
Mr. Hanson: A number of potential sites in Wales are currently being investigated as possible sites for new prison development. Once the process has been completed the sites with the most potential will be considered and a decision reached. Any final sites selected will be subject to consultation.
Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what guidelines apply to the use by prison governors of first class accommodation on the railways; if he will place a copy of those guidelines in the Library; what estimate he has made of the cost to HM Prison Service incurred by prison governors travelling in first class accommodation rather than standard class accommodation; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hanson: Prison Service travel policy is set out in Prison Service Order 8650. Paragraph 5.2 of this document lists those grades of employees who are entitled to travel first class on official duty. Since its publication the services grade structure has changed twice, but the qualifying grade level has not altered. Based on the current grade structure managers F and above can travel first class. This incorporates governors and other managerial staff.
Prison Service official travel is currently paid from one generic budget code relating to all modes and class of transport and all grades of staff. While each individual prison establishment could advise on its total spend, they would not be able to determine the class or grade.
Mr. Hanson: It is at the moment too early to be able to give the net cost of the industrial action by Prison Officers on 29 August as this information is still being collated from across the prison estate.
Mr. Hanson: The total number of prison officers employed in the public sector Prison Service on 31 August 2007 was 25,200. This figure will rise in line with increased capacity within the estate (subject to planning permission for new sites) and will increase prison officer numbers by a total of 1,491 over the next four years. Assuming that the current staffing figure remains broadly constant the projected staffing figures will be as follows by 31 March of each year:
|Anticipated total prison officers||Including anticipated new vacancies|
Figures shown in the third column of the table show the additional number of prison officers required to open new accommodation in each of the financial years shown. These figures are provisional and may be subject to change. (Prison officer figures include all grades of uniformed officer). The Prison Service has no projected figures for 2012 and beyond.
Mr. Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people in England and Wales were sentenced for second serious offences covered by s.2 of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997 to a sentence of (a) life imprisonment, (b) a determinate period of imprisonment and (c) a non-custodial sentence in each year since 1998; 
(2) how many people in England and Wales were sentenced for a second class A drug trafficking offence covered by s.3 of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997 to a sentence of (a) seven or more years imprisonment, (b) imprisonment of less than seven years and (c) a non-custodial sentence in each year since 1998; 
(3) how many people in England and Wales were sentenced for a third domestic burglary offence covered by s.3 of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997 to a sentence of (a) seven or more years imprisonment, (b) imprisonment of less than seven years and (c) a non-custodial sentence in each year since 1998. 
The data held centrally are not in a format to allow us to answer these questions completely. We are able to answer part (a) for
questions 155207 and 155209, we are unable to answer parts (b) and (c) for all three questions. We are able to give the following information, for total number of persons sentenced for:
(i) life for a second serious offence
(ii) minimum seven years for a third class A drug trafficking
(iii) Minimum three years for a third domestic burglary since 2000. Please see as follows (table 2.6 of Sentencing Statistics, England and Wales).
|Table 2.6: Persons sentenced under the Powers of the Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000, 2000-05England and Wales|
|Number of persons|
|Section 109||Section 110||Section 111|
|Life for second serious offence||Minimum seven years for third class A drug trafficking offence||Minimum three years for third domestic burglary|
|(1) Section 109 was replaced in April 2005 by sentences of imprisonment for public protection. Figures therefore relate to offences committed prior to that date.|
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