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The information requested on arrests is not collected centrally. The arrests collection held by the Home Office covers arrests for recorded crime (notifiable offences) only, broken down at a main offence group level, covering categories such as violence against the person and robbery.
Mr. Alan Campbell: The number of men and women found guilty at all courts for alcohol-related offences, by age group (the age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales is 10) and Government office region (GOR), from 2003 to 2007 (latest available) is given in tables 1 and 2 respectively, which have been placed in the Library.
Data relating to the number of persons issued with a penalty notice for disorder (PND) for alcohol-related offences from 2004 to 2007 by GOR, age group (data are available for persons aged 16 and over) and sex are given in table 3, which has been placed in the Library. The PND scheme was implemented in all 43 police force areas in England and Wales in 2004.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment her Department has made of the link between alcohol misuse and crime; what steps her Department is taking to tackle alcohol-related crime; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Woolas: The Government have made a number of such assessments. The main one is the British Crime Survey (BCS), a report into The Impact of the Licensing Act 2003 on Levels of Crime and Disorder: An Evaluation (2008) by Hough et al' as well as Violent Crime, Disorder and Criminal Damage Since the Introduction of the Licensing Act (2007) Babb et al'.
In addition to piloting alcohol arrest referral schemes, the Government are taking a number of steps to tackle alcohol-related crime. These include the provisions in the Policing and Crime Bill which will introduce a mandatory code for all alcohol retailers, and will give licensing authorities new powers to clamp down on specific problems in their areas. We have also given £3 million to Crime and Disorder Reduction partnerships (CDRPs) in order to undertake multi-agency enforcement activities on specific alcohol-related problems. We have made available a further £1.5 million to our top 50 priority areas which have the highest levels of alcohol-related crime and disorder and public concern about drunk or rowdy behaviour. This money has been used to tackle under age sales, to confiscate alcohol from under 18's
and to run communications campaigns to tell local people what action is being taken in their area. We have also just finished the series of 13 alcohol training enforcement workshops for front-line practitioners.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of (a) the conditions in which monkeys are held at Nafovanny, Long Thanh, Vietnam and (b) the appropriateness of allowing the importation of monkeys from that facility under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986. 
Mr. Malik: In July 2008, a review of the Nafovanny Centre against the published qualifying criteria confirmed the centre as category A (no issues or only minor issues noted). Nafovanny's suitability was reviewed again in February 2009 in the light of a recent campaign report, in which allegations were made about the use and condition of some small cages. As a result, the centre remains acceptable as a source of non-human primates, but has been reassigned as category B (issues identified that require further monitoring by the Inspectorate and/or action by the breeding centre). Accordingly, a visit by the Home Office Inspectorate to Nafovanny has been arranged and is scheduled to be completed before the end of May 2009. Since the date of the last assessment there have been no requests from users to acquire animals from Nafovanny.
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what grants her Department has made to Ashford borough council in each year since 2005-06; what sums were awarded; under what budget category each grant was made; and how much was allocated for grants in 2009-10. 
Basic Command Unit Fund
Area Based Grants
Drug Intervention Programme
Safer Stronger Communities Fund
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department has paid to the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) in each year since 2000; for what purpose; what restrictions apply to the use of the money; what discussions she has had since January 2008 with the President of ACPO; and if she will make a statement.  [Official Report, 21 July 2009, Vol. 496, c. 7MC.]
In addition to an annual grant in aid payment, the Home Office has made regular payments to the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) to fund a number of specific projects or in support of initiatives that are best delivered by those with professional police experience. All the grants are prescribed only for the project or use specified. From the information currently held by the Department, the payments made to ACPO since 2006-07 have been listed as an annex to this response.
The Home Secretary and I meet Sir Ken Jones, the current President of ACPO, regularly to discuss a range of issues, including the projects in which ACPO are involved. This is in addition to frequent telephone conversations and joint attendance at conferences and events. Formal notes of these meetings are not available to place in the House Library.
|Home Office payments to ACPO|
|Project||2006-07 (£)||2007-08 (£)||2008-09 (£)||Detail( 1)|
|(1) Funding allocated for these purposes only.|
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