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efficiency of the proportion of the drugs budget that has been spent on (a) treatment, (b) the criminal justice system and (c) anti-drugs education in (i) the United Kingdom and (ii) Council of Europe countries. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: Proactive expenditure directly targeted at tackling drug misuse and drug trafficking will total some £932 million in 200102 (excluding devolved spending). This is broadly allocated as follows:
£92 million protecting young people (education, prevention and early intervention);
£135 million safeguarding communities (including criminal justice measures and the new Communities against Drugs (CAD) programme);
and £373 million reducing the availability of drugs, particularly class A drugs; and
an additional £5 million to support the work of local Drug Action Teams in delivering the strategy locally.
Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of Britain's anti-drug budget was devoted to treatment in each of the past six years for which figures are available. 
|Treatment(17) (£ million)||Total anti-drug budget (£ million)||Treatment as percentage of total|
(17) The amounts detailed comprise mainstream spending by Department of Health, local authorities and the pooled National Treatment Agency budget. They exclude additional Prison Service treatment spend which is under the Communities aim
Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for entry clearance in the UK were received in the entry clearance office in Dhaka in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) 2000; of those, how many were refused at first instance; of those refused, how many were the subject of an appeal; and of those appeals, how many were successful. 
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Angela Eagle [holding answer 3 December 2001]: Data on entry clearance applications which are received, refused initially and granted following an appeal in Dhaka are given in the table. Statistics on the number of appeals lodged in Dhaka are not available.
|Granted on appeal||500||400||390||360|
(18) Entry clearance applications for settlement, temporary purposes and certificates of entitlement to the right of abode.
Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for entry clearance were handled by joint entry clearance offices in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) 2000 in (i) Pakistan, (ii) India, (iii) Bangladesh, (iv) Australia, (v) New Zealand and (vi) Canada; and how many of them were allowed at first instance. 
|Granted on appeal||940||620||270||540|
|Granted on appeal||310||270||220||250|
|Granted on appeal||500||400||390||360|
|Granted initially or on appeal||26,080||30,980||33,280||30,500|
|Granted initially or on appeal||12,580||12,970||12,900||11,460|
(19) Entry clearance applications for settlement, temporary purposes and certificates of entitlement to the right of abode.
(20) The country shown is that where the application was made and is not necessarily the nationality of the applicant.
(21) Not available due to differences in data collection in the countries concerned.
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Mr. Letwin: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the implementation of Article 5(3) and 5(4) of the ECHR by other EU member states; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth [holding answer 3 December 2001]: All other European Union member states are signatories to the European convention on human rights and are obliged, except in times of war and national emergencies when certain derogations may be made, to comply with its provisions.
Mr. Lilley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many defendants charged with either-way offences consented to trial in magistrates court and pleaded not guilty in the last 12 months for which figures are available; 
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(4) how many (a) contested cases, (b) convictions after trial and (c) acquittals there were in (i) magistrates courts and (ii) Crown courts in each year since 1987; 
(5) how many (a) either-way and (b) other cases were committed to Crown court for sentence after trial in a magistrates court in each year since 1999. 
Mr. Keith Bradley: Information collected centrally by the Home Department does not include information on the number of defendants charged with triable either-way offences who consented to trial in a magistrates court, nor does it contain details on defendants' plea at magistrates courts (nor, therefore, data on the number of contested cases), nor information on whether defendants elect Crown court trial or are directed there.
The available information is contained in Tables A and B. Table A provides figures on the number of defendants who pleaded "not guilty" for the principal offence at Crown court, who were either convicted or acquitted in England and Wales, for the years 1995 to 2000. Plea data at the Crown court were not collected centrally by this Department before 1996.
|Number of defendants who pleaded not guilty||28,434||29,272||30,195||29,802||30,500|
|Number of defendants who pleaded not guilty who were convicted||11,869||11,592||10,807||10,226||9,864|
|Number of defendants who pleaded not guilty who were acquitted||14,894||15,843||17,563||17,829||18,955|
(22) Table excludes the figures of those defendants who pleaded "not guilty" who were not tried (ie bench warrants issued, indictment to lie on file, unfit to plead, defendant died etc).
(23) Not guilty plea to the principal offence.
(24) Acquittedincludes not guilty, no evidence offered, charge withdrawn, judge rules no case to answer.
|Defendants committed for sentence|
(25) Indictable only and summary offences
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