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Mr. Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Territorial Army soldiers deployed to Iraq since March 2003 have been graded (a) skilled and (b) average in their weapons test. 
Mr. Ingram [holding answer 28 October 2004]: Following the conclusion of the Court Martial of Lance Corporal Blaymire and Lance Corporal Sherratt, officials are collating these data. I will write to the hon. Member and a copy of my letter will be placed in the Library of the House.
Mr. Ingram: It is currently planned that the Joint Casualty Treatment Ship will replace the medical facility provided by RFA Argus and that other vessels will be able to deploy anti-submarine helicopters. Options for replacing the air training capability provided by RFA Argus are being examined.
The Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 is the single biggest package of measures tackling antisocial behaviour. They were introduced after widespread
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consultation with communities and practitioners. These powers are part of the Government's Together campaign to help local people and agencies tackle the menace of yob behaviour. The Act and Together apply across all of England and Wales including the hon. Member's Constituency.
Havering Community Safety Partnership (HCSP) are aware that antisocial behaviour is a key concern for residents, and has responded by developing an Antisocial Behaviour Strategy that seeks to develop a co-ordinated approach to tackling antisocial behaviour, by joining up initiatives currently operating in the borough.
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Ms Blears: Antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) have been available to the courts since 1 April 1999. The number of notifications received by the Home office of ASBOs issued, up to 30 June 2004 (latest available), where the restrictions imposed are specific to the local government area of Bournemouth, is one.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications submitted by public authorities other than MI5, MI6 and GCHQ for authorisation for direct surveillance and the use of covert human intelligence sources were (a) approved and (b) rejected under sections 28 and 29 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 for each year since the inception of the Act. 
Caroline Flint: Numbers of authorisations granted for the carrying out of directed surveillance (under section 28 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA)) or for the conduct or the use of covert human intelligence source (under section 29) are published in the Annual Reports of the Chief Surveillance Commissioner.
Sections 28 and 29 of RIPA came into force on 25 January 2000. The published figures cover include authorisations granted under sections 28 and 29 of
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RIPA, within law enforcement agencies since 1 April 2001 and for other public authorities since 1 April 2003. Details of all authorisations granted within law enforcement agencies and other public authorities have been available to the Surveillance Commissioners for inspection since 2000 but only collected centrally since April 2003.
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As the exercise of powers under sections 28 and 29 of RIPA is kept under review by the Intelligence Services Commissioner and not the Chief Surveillance Commissioner, the number of authorisations made by the intelligence services are excluded from the figures published by the Chief Surveillance Commissioner.
Sir Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter to him dated 9 September from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Dr. Yousef Daabaj. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) thefts from vehicles, (b) thefts of vehicles and (c) burglaries were recorded in North Tyneside in each of the last 24 months. 
|Period||Thefts from vehicles||Thefts of vehicles||All burglaries|
Mr. Flook: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of (a) racially aggravated offences, (b) violent crime, (c) robbery of personal property and (d) drug offences have been recorded in (i) Avon and Somerset constabulary area and (ii) England in each year since 1997. 
Avon and Somerset adopted the National Crime Recording Standard (NCRS) in October 2000 but the force acknowledged a reinforced effort from April 2001 which reflected a further increase in the number of offences recorded. The NCRS was introduced nationally across England and Wales in April 2002. An analysis of the impact of NCRS, both nationally and for individual forces, was published in two companion volumes to 'Crime in England and Wales 200203'. Both volumes are available on the Home Office website. The volume covering the national picture is available at: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs2/rdsolr3103.pdf and the volume covering individual forces is available at: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs2/rdsolr3203.pdf
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|Period||Racially aggravated offences(19)||Violent crime||Robbery of personal property||Drug offences(20)|
|Number of offences|
|Period||Racially aggravated offences(22)||Violent crime||Robbery of personal property||Drug offences(23)|
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