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Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the empty residential properties in each London borough in the ownership of his Department and its agencies, giving (a) the type of accommodation, (b) how long each property has been vacant and (c) what the intended future use is of the property. 
Mrs. Brooke: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department further to his answer to the hon. Member for the Isle of Wight (Mr. Turner) of 11 February 2002, Official Report, column 48W, on antisocial behaviour orders, how many of the antisocial behaviour orders given in each police/magistrates' court committee area between 1 April 1999 and 30 September 2001 have been breached; and how many of these breaches have resulted in a sentence of imprisonment. 
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Mr. Denham: An anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) is a civil order made by a court which currently can be applied for by a local authority or the police or both combined. The table shows the number of notifications received by the Home Office of ASBOs issued in England and Wales for 2001 (latest available). There were 11 ASBO applications during this period which were refused. Where an ASBO is refused we do not hold information on the applicant.
|Applicant||Total number issued|
We are currently considering whether any further checks are needed to ensure the accuracy of the number of ASBOs reported.
Matters relating to local authorities in Scotland and Northern Ireland are for my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Scotland (Helen Liddell) and Northern Ireland (Dr. John Reid).
Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many young people aged 18 to 20 years have a criminal record by region expressed as (a) a percentage and (b) total number, ranked in descending order according to percentages for the latest date for which figures are available. 
Mr. Denham [holding answer 30 January 2002]: The latest available information relates to an analysis of a cohort of people born in 1978. Of the 307,000 males and 289,000 females born in 1978 it is estimated that 14.8 per cent of males and 3.0 per cent of females had a conviction for a standard list offence by the age of 20. No information is available on the number of persons with cautions, reprimands or final warnings.
Information is not held centrally on the address of an offender. However the police force area in which an offender received his or her most recent conviction can be used as a proxy. The police force areas have been combined to show numbers and percentages convicted by Government Office region.
|Males aged 20 or under with a conviction: percentage with most recent conviction in region||Females aged 20 or under with a conviction: percentage with most recent conviction in region||Number of males aged 20 or under with a conviction, by region of most recent conviction||Number of females aged 20 or under with a conviction, by region of most recent conviction|
|All Regions||100.0 per cent||100.0 per cent||45,300||8,030|
|North West||16.9 per cent||13.3 per cent||7,600||1,070|
|London||13.4 per cent||16.2 per cent||6,100||1,300|
|South East||12.5 per cent||10.2 per cent||5,700||820|
|West Midlands||10.9 per cent||7.9 per cent||4,900||640|
|Yorkshire and the Humber||10.1 per cent||10.8 per cent||4,600||870|
|Eastern||8.9 per cent||7.1 per cent||4,000||570|
|East Midlands||7.9 per cent||11.5 per cent||3,600||920|
|South West||7.4 per cent||10.2 per cent||3,300||820|
|Wales||6.6 per cent||5.0 per cent||3,000||400|
|North East||5.6 per cent||7.8 per cent||2,500||620|
(9) The number of persons in the table is obtained by examining the criminal histories of all persons born during four weeks of 1978; the distribution of offences and geographic location is representative of all persons born during 1978; the numbers are scaled to represent all 1978 births. The region shown covers the police force area in which the individual received his or her most recent conviction; any previous convictions could have been recorded in other regions.
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|Oldham (2629 May 2001)||£165,451||cost to local authority;|
|£2,244,354||additional costs to Greater Manchester Police: at event;|
|£32,097||subsequent high visibility patrols;|
|£218,077||cost of repair and replacement of vehicles to Greater Manchester Police;|
|Burnley (2426 July 2001)||£110,000||cost to local authority;|
|£1,266,851||additional costs to Lancashire Constabulary;|
|Bradford (710 July 2001)||£121,347.03||cost to local authority;|
|£3,453,000||additional costs to West Yorkshire Police;|
|Stoke-on-Trent||£870,000||additional costs to Staffordshire Police.|
Greater Manchester, Lancashire and West Yorkshire Police Authorities have also received claims for compensation under the Riot (Damages) Act (1886). I understand that the settlement process is still continuing.
On 30 January I announced to the House, Official Report, column 302W that the Home Secretary had agreed to meet around two-thirds of extra cost of policing the disturbances, and had agreed grants as follows: West Yorkshire Police Authority £2.22 million; Greater Manchester Police Authority £1.44 million; Lancashire Police Authority £0.82 million; Staffordshire Police Authority £0.56 million. The sums paid are higher than would normally be provided under arrangements for special grant.
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Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the most recent figures are for the proportion of crime that is drug related in (a) Lancashire, (b) the North West of England and (c) Wales. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: Recorded crime figures include statistics on drugs offences; such as possession, and on acquisitive crimes, such as burglary, but do not record whether the latter are related to an offender's drug habits.
The New English and Welsh Arrestees Drug Abuse Monitoring (NEW-ADAM) research programme of interviewing and drug testing those arrested by the police sheds some light on the links between drugs and crime, although the conclusions do not relate specifically to the North West region or to Wales. As a guide to the proportion of crime that is drug-related, research based on eight locations (19992000) indicates that more than three-fifths (by value) of acquisitive crime, is committed by users of both heroin and cocaine/crack.
"Crime in England and Wales 20012002": Home Office Statistical Bulletin 07/02.
Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) arrested and (b) convicted of drug dealing in (i) Lancashire, (ii) the North West of England and (iii) Wales in the last year for which figures are available. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: Arrest data are not available centrally to the level of detail required. The following table presents information for each area requested on the number of (a) drug dealing offences referred to court and (b) drug dealing convictions in 2000.
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|Area||Referred to court||Convicted|
|Lancashire (police force area)||369||249|
(1) Police forces included in the total for the North West (Government Office Region) are as follows: Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside. Police forces included in the total for Wales are: Dyfed Powys, Gwent, North Wales and South Wales.
(2) The term "dealing" is taken to cover the following drug offences: possession with intent to supply unlawfully, unlawful supply, and unlawful import/export.
Drug and Alcohol Research Unit.
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