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Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) civil servants, (b) permanent non-civil service employees and (c) temporary or agency workers were employed at the Parole Board in each month since January 2007. [217637]

Mr. Hanson: Information from the Parole Board about the number of staff they employed in each month since January 2007 is contained in the following table.

(a) Civil servants (b) Non civil-servants (c) Temporary or agency workers

January 2007

27

41

8

February 2007

27

41

12

March 2007

26

40

15

April 2007

26

45

9

May 2007

26

46

13

June 2007

26

45

14

July 2007

26

45

22

August 2007

26

43

24

September 2007

26

41

24

October 2007

26

40

19

November 2007

26

41

21

December 2007

26

41

22

January 2008

26

41

24

February 2008

26

41

24

March 2008

26

41

24

April 2008

25

41

22

May 2008

24

40

25

June 2008

24

40

27

July 2008

22

40

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Political Parties: Finance

Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library a copy of the last Home Department guidance that was produced on election expense triggering under the provisions of the Representation of the People Act 1983, prior to the Political Parties and Elections Act 2000. [215328]

Bridget Prentice: Officials have looked through departmental archives and have been unable to find a copy of such guidance. The fundamental provisions were of long standing and there were a number of publications relating to the operation of triggering for candidates and prospective candidates to consider. It is intended that, when legislation is brought forward to implement the proposals to regulate candidate expenditure outlined in the recent White Paper “Party finance and expenditure in the United Kingdom” (Cm 7329), the Electoral Commission will be given a specific power to provide guidance in this area.

Prisoners Release: Yorkshire and the Humber

John Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been released on end of custody licence from prison in (a) Leeds West constituency, (b) Leeds Metropolitan District and (c) Yorkshire and Humberside in each year since the scheme began. [218012]

Mr. Straw: The available information on numbers released by establishments is published monthly in Table 2
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of the statistical bulletin End of Custody Licence releases and recalls’ available from the Library of the House and the Ministry of Justice website at the following address:

The following table gives the available information on numbers of prisoners who were released under the end of custody licence (ECL) scheme from the date the scheme came into effect on 29 June 2007 to 31 May 2008, by each prison in the Yorkshire and Humberside region.

Total releases( 1)

Askham Grange

11

Everthorpe

401

Hull

220

Leeds

313

Lindholme

399

Moorland

214

Moorland Open

166

New Hall

359

Northallerton

473

Wealstun

226

Yorkshire and Humberside public prison establishments

2,782

Doncaster

924

Wolds

42

Contracted out prison establishments

966

Total

3,748

(1) 29 June 2007 to 31 May 2008

These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.

Prisons: Construction

Mrs. Dorries: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress the Government have made in their prison capacity building programme. [218567]

Mr. Hanson: The prison capacity programme will provide an additional 20,000 prison places and an increase overall capacity to just over 96,000 by 2014.

The programme has to date delivered 3,140 prison places and will provide a further 1,000 prison places this year.

Road Traffic Offences: Foreigners

Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of motorists (a) fined and (b) convicted of motoring offences while using a foreign licence in the latest period for which figures are available. [217616]

Maria Eagle: Driving without a valid licence is an offence under section 87 (1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988. The Court Proceedings Database held by my Department identifies proceedings and convictions under section 87 (1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988. Information on the UK or foreign origin of those licences is not collected.


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Womens Prisons: Young Offenders

Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many women in custody aged 17 years old were placed on wings with adult female prisoners in each of the last 12 months, broken down by prison; how long
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each spent on those wings; and what the reasons were for those transfers or placements. [219122]

Mr. Hanson: The number of young women aged 17 years placed on wings with adult female prisoners in each of the last 12 months, is contained in the following table.

Number of young women aged 17 years placed on wings with adult female prisoners in each of the last 12 months
Establishment Number placed on adult wing/unit Duration on wing/unit (Days) Reason for transfer/placement

Askham Grange

1

383

Planned moved to mother and baby unit

New Hall

1

86

Planned move due to medical reasons

Low Newton

1

3

Population management

Peterborough

1

2

Population management


Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many women in custody aged 17 years have been placed in adult prison detoxification units in the last 12 months, broken down by prison; and how long each stayed in those units. [219124]

Mr. Hanson: Figures for the number of women aged 17 years placed in adult detoxification units in the last 12 months are not held centrally. Establishments are unable to provide the figures within the time allocated for answer. Figures can be obtained only at a disproportionate cost.

Children, Schools and Families

Arabic Language: Education

Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools in each local authority area offered Arabic teaching at the latest date for which figures are available. [217716]

Jim Knight: The Department does not hold information on subjects offered by schools at GCSE or A level.

Figures relating to schools that entered pupils into Arabic can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Building Schools for the Future Programme

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been allocated to each school under the Building Schools for the Future programme to date. [217532]

Jim Knight: The following table details the projected funding which Partnerships for Schools plans to allocate to Building Schools for the Future projects which have reached Outline Business Case (OBC). Funding is provided to local authorities as an 'envelope' based on formulaic allocations. It is the responsibility of local authorities to allocate resources to individual schools in accordance with local priorities. As projects develop, the funding allocations are updated, so it is likely that these figures will change.

Funding levels are not allocated for projects in BSF until they have reached OBC.

Funding (£ million)
Local a uthority Non PFI PFI

Bradford

20

311

Bristol

32

157

Greenwich

57

184

Knowsley

4

250

Lancashire

49

252

Leeds

150

186

Leicester

165

151

Lewisham

86

230

Manchester

202

0

Newcastle

107

132

Newham

97

65

Sheffield

76

89

Solihull

30

87

STaG

157

69

Sunderland

119

0

Waltham Forest

62

54

Birmingham

261

102

Hackney

152

0

Haringey

184

0

Islington

85

113

Lambeth

87

0

Liverpool

153

0

Middlesbrough

114

0

Nottingham

146

76

Tower Hamlets

88

0

Barnsley

28

324

Derbyshire

60

65

Durham

75

79

Kent

179

99

Luton

108

34

North Lincs

89

0

Salford

34

192

Sandwell

137

63

Southwark

134

85

Tameside

82

128

Westminster

159

0

Blackburn

85

119

Cambridgeshire

87

62

Rochdale

117

132


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