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Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many charges of (a) all individuals and (b) individuals under the age of 18 years relating to alcohol-related anti-social behaviour were made (i) nationally, (ii) in the East Midlands and (iii) in Leicester in each of the last five years. 
Roger Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects the prohibition on testing of household products on animals to come into force; and if she will make a statement. 
Lynne Featherstone: The Government are committed to ending the testing of household products on animals. Work is under way to define the range of products affected and to determine how this can best be achieved. I am not yet in a position to confirm when such testing will be finally brought to an end, but hope to be able to do so shortly.
Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many anti-social behaviour orders have been issued (a) in total and (b) to individuals under the age of 18 years (i) nationally, (ii) in the East Midlands and (iii) in Leicester in each of the last five years. 
Nick Herbert: The total number of antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) issued at all courts in England and Wales, the East Midlands Government Office Region and the Leicestershire Criminal Justice System (CJS) area, in each year between 2003 and 2007 (latest available) broken down by age group, is shown in the table. The next set of data is to be published shortly.
|The number of antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) issued all courts( 1) in England and Wales, the East Midlands Government Office Region (GOR)( 2) and the Leicestershire Criminal Justice System (CJS) area, by age group( 3) , 2003-07|
|England and Wales||East Midlands GOR||Leicestershire CJS area|
|10 to 17||18+||n/k( 3)||All ages||10 to 17||18+||n/k( 3)||All ages||10 to 17||18+||n/k( 3)||All ages|
|(1) Includes ASBOs issued on application by magistrates courts acting in their civil capacity and county courts, which became available on 1 April 1999 and ASBOs made following conviction for a relevant criminal offence at the Crown Court and at magistrates courts (acting in their criminal capacity), which became available on 2 December 2002.|
(2) The East Midlands Government Office Region (GOR) is comprised of the Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire Criminal Justice System areas.
(3) n/k indicates that the defendants' ages were not reported to the Ministry of Justice.
1. Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
2. Previously issued data have been revised.
Prepared by Justice Statistics Analytical Services
Nick Herbert: The Government are looking at all aspects of policing as part of their commitment to protecting the public and delivering policing in the most efficient way. This will include looking at the contribution made by the Association of Chief Police Officers. No decisions have yet been taken on its future role and we are consulting fully with the ACPO leadership.
Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for family reunion were made by dependants of refugees and people granted humanitarian protection in the UK under Part 11 of the immigration rules in each of the last five years; and how many of those applications were (a) granted, (b) refused and (c) granted on appeal in each such year. 
Damian Green: The number of entry clearance applications in the family reunion category, from dependants of those granted refugee status or humanitarian protection, which were (a) received (b) approved (c) refused and (d) approved following a successful appeal, is shown in the following table:
|Applications||Issued||Refused||Issued after appeal|
Central Reference System
Date: 17 June 2010
Management Information, as such it has not been quality assured.
Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether dependants of refugees and people granted humanitarian protection in the UK applying for family reunion under Part 11 of the immigration rules will be subject to the new English language requirement announced on 9 June 2010. 
Damian Green: On 9 June 2010, my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary announced a new language requirement for those seeking entry to the UK as either a spouse or civil partner, fiancé or proposed civil partner, unmarried partner or same sex partner of a British citizen or someone who is present and settled in the UK.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether dependants of refugees and people granted humanitarian protection in the UK
applying for family reunion under Part 11 of the immigration rules will be included in the Government's proposal to introduce an annual limit on the numbers of non-EU migrants. 
Damian Green: The annual limit will apply only to non-EU economic migrants admitted into the UK to live and work. There are no plans to apply the limit to dependants of refugees and people granted humanitarian protection in the UK applying for family reunion under Part 11 of the immigration rules.
Mary Creagh: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what offences had been committed by the 21 people from Sri Lanka refused UK citizenship in 2008 and 2009 on the grounds of involvement in war crimes; 
Damian Green: A person may be refused citizenship if they are unable to satisfy the requirement to be of good character. There are a variety of considerations taken into account when assessing an applicant's character for the purposes of naturalisation. If an applicant has been associated with an organisation known to have been involved in the commission of war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide, this would cast doubt on their character and their application would be refused. This does not necessarily mean that these individuals have been convicted of an offence, simply that their behaviour or associations casts doubt on their good character.
Mr Hanson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to consult on accountability of community safety partnerships as outlined in the Safer, Confident Neighbourhoods Strategy. 
Nick Herbert: The programme set out in the coalition agreement explains our approach to crime and policing, including making the police more accountable to the public through various means including the introduction of directly elected individuals. We are considering these proposals and any consideration of consultation on strengthening the accountability of community safety partnerships will need to be considered alongside them. We will involve key partners in taking this forward.
Mr Hanson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she next expects to meet Welsh Assembly Government Ministers to discuss progress on the Safe and Confident Neighbourhoods Strategy. 
Mrs May [holding answer 14 June 2010]: The next annual statistical bulletin on crime is pre-announced to be published by the Home Office on 15 July 2010, and as in previous years will include an assessment of the accuracy of sources of information on crime.
The UK Statistics Authority published on 24 May its assessment report Overcoming Barriers to Trust in Crime Statistics: England and Wales which contains six recommendations. This included calling for the creation of "a free-standing guide that explains the strengths and limitations of the different types of crime data". The various sets of statistics are based on different data sources and coverage (in other words they do not measure the same things) and involve collection methods which have evolved over the years making comparisons difficult.
The public must have full, accurate and independently produced information if we are to restore confidence in the statistics and drive effective action to tackle crime. We are currently reviewing how crime statistics should be collected and published in future and will make further announcements in due course.
Mr Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 10 June 2010, Official Report, column 226W, on departmental manpower, what the salary range is for staff members employed at each pay band in each ministerial private office in her Department. 
Nick Herbert: In the Home Office each grade has its own salary band. The salary bands for those grades of staff employed within each ministerial private office are set out in the following table. Staff may be at any salary point within the pay band quoted for their grade.
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