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Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of thefts of lead from roofs in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. McNulty: Statistics concerning the number of thefts of lead from roofs are not available. Such offences would be recorded under the other theft classification and cannot be separately identified from other offences recorded within that classification.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many criminal proceedings involving alleged ticket touting at football matches under section 166 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 have been pursued since the Act came into force; and how many convictions have been secured. 
Mr. Coaker: Detailed information on football-related arrests has been collated by the Football Banning Orders Authority since the football season 2001-2002, when the existing banning order framework was introduced. The table provides details of prosecutions, convictions and cautions in respect of ticket touting offences during the previous six football seasons.
|Prosecutions under section 166 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, England and Wales, 2001-2007 football seasons|
|(1) A number of prosecutions for offences committed during season 2006-07 are currently in the Criminal Justice System Source: Football Banning Orders Authority.|
Stoke on Trent
Bury St. Edmunds
Berwick Upon Tweed
Kingston Upon Hull
(1)( )We are unable to acquire premises in Hastings and are currently searching for premises in Brighton
(2) We are in the process of acquiring a lease for premises in Kilmarnock.
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of A8 workers (a) working in the UK and (b) who have come to work in the UK since May 2004 who have not registered with the worker registration scheme because of (i) self-employment and (ii) another reason. 
Mr. Byrne: The number of approved initial registrations under the Worker Registration Scheme between May 2004 and September 2007 was 715,000. The Accession (Immigration and Worker Registration) Regulations 2004 do not require Accession state nationals to notify the Home Office when they cease employment or leave the UK. As such the aforementioned figure is cumulative and shows the number of Accession state nationals who have registered their initial employment since May 2004.
The Home Office does not monitor the number of Accession state nationals exempt from the Worker Registration Scheme who come to the UK to work. This includes individuals who are working as self-employed and others covered by an exemption in the Accession (Immigration and Worker Registration) Regulations 2004.
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of Youth Justice Board projects to prevent youth crime and antisocial behaviour as part of the commitments under the Respect Action Plan. 
Mr. Coaker: Since 2004, the Government have invested over £45 million in youth offending teams to fund targeted youth crime and antisocial behaviour prevention activities for young people at most risk.
By November 2007 there were over 500 Safer Schools Partnerships (SSPs), 200 Youth Inclusion and Support Panels (YISPs), 110 Youth Inclusion Programmes (YIPs) and 120 Parenting Programmes. We estimate that over 25,000 children and young people received targeted support from these programmes during 2007.
An evaluation by the university of Newcastle, published in October 2007, concluded that YISPs improved the mental health and school results of the young participants. A recent interim evaluation of YIPs concluded that they were responsible for a substantial reduction in offending and arrest rates for the most at risk. Evaluations of SSPs have shown they reduce truancy rates in comparison with non-SSP schools.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many of his Department's (a) computers and (b)
laptops have been stolen in 2007; and what the value of those items was. 
Nick Herbert: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on (a) citizens' juries, (b) focus groups and (c) other deliberative forms of public opinion research in each month since January 2006. 
Mr. Wills: The following table gives the details of focus groups and other deliberative forms of public opinion research carried out by the Ministry of Justice since January 2006, including the month of the fieldwork and the total cost of the project. The Ministry of Justice has undertaken 18 projects involving focus groups, and two projects involving other deliberative forms of public opinion research. There have been no citizens' juries in this period.
The Department undertakes research including focus groups and deliberative research on various subjects when this is the most effective and appropriate means of building up an evidence base to support the development and delivery of policy and public services. We particularly use focus groups and deliberative research when the issues considered are complex and require a more in-depth engagement with respondents to understand their perspective and views.
|Name of the project||Type of research: (a) citizen juries (b) Focus groups (c) other deliberative forms of public opinion research||Approximate month(s) of fieldwork, where available||Total spend in 2005-06 (exc. VAT)||Total spend in 2006-07 (exc. VAT)||Total spend in 2007-08 (exc. VAT) up to now|
Avon and Somerset Criminal Justice Board Victim and Witness Focus Group Project Evaluation. Grant awarded to Avon and Somerset LCJB as part of a wider competitive Delivery Fund for LCJBs to improve the quality of information provided to victims and witnesses.
Please note costs refer to complete project which often includes more than just focus groups or other deliberative research.
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