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Tom Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions for drunk driving resulted in a custodial sentence by courts in the Greater London area in each of the last five years. 
Caroline Flint: Information taken from the Home Office Court Proceedings Database on convictions and custodial sentences for offences of driving etc. after consuming alcohol or taking drugs 1998 to 2002 is given in the table. Data for 2003 will be available early in 2005.
|Number of offences|
|Findings of guilt||Immediate custody(50)|
Tom Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drivers convicted of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs in each of the last five year had a previous conviction for the same offence. 
Of further note, the Drug Intervention Programme (formerly known as the Criminal Justice Interventions Programme) provides improved access to treatment for drug misusing offenders, as well as supporting their positive reintegration into society. The following table shows the estimated annual central funding figures for the programme:
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will estimate the change in number of citizens from EU accession countries travelling to Northern Ireland since the expansion of the European Union in May. 
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking about the change in number of citizens from EU Accession Countries travelling to Northern Ireland since the expansion of the EU in May. I am replying in his absence. (197612)
Visits to the UK by overseas residents are estimated from data collected on the International Passenger Survey (IPS). The survey is conducted at major airports, and on major sea and tunnel routes, and the data collected is weighted up to national passenger figures provided by the Civil Aviation Authority, British Airports Authority, Department for Transport, Eurotunnel and Eurostar. Although this provides estimates of visits to the UK, it should be noted that interviewing is not carried out in Northern Ireland.
Because of the small number of interviews carried out with nationals of the EU Accession Countries, as well as the factor that interviewing is not carried out in Northern Ireland, the IPS is unable to provide reliable information for visits to Northern Ireland by nationals of the EU Accession Countries.
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what quantity of illegal drugs were seized by the police in (a) 1997 and (b) the most recent year for which figures are available. 
|Drug type||Total number of weighed seizures||Total (kgs)||Total number of weighed seizures||Total (kgs)|
|Total seizures||733, 150||||131,600|||
|Class A drugs (weighed)|
|Class B drugs (weighed)|
|Class C drugs (weighed)||2,508||13||3,030||28|
|Class A drugs (unweighed)|
|Class B drugs (unweighed)|
Tom Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests are pending for extradition of United Kingdom citizens (a) to the United States and (b) from the United States to the United Kingdom. 
Caroline Flint: As at 25 October 2004, there are 21 British citizens who are the subject of US requests for their extradition from the UK to the US, whose cases have been placed before the courts. These figures include some British citizens who are dual nationals. We do not have complete information on nationality for outgoing requests but there are eight UK requests pending for extradition of persons from the US to the UK.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many requests for extradition of United Kingdom citizens were made by the Government to the United States Administration in (a) 2001, (b) 2002, (c) 2003 and (d) 2004 to date; for what reason the extradition was sought; how many of these requests have been granted to date; and if he will make a statement; 
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(2) how many requests for extradition of United Kingdom citizens were made by the United States to the United Kingdom in (a) 2001, (b) 2002, (c) 2003 and (d) 2004 to date; how many of these requests for extradition have been granted to date; and if he will make a statement. 
Caroline Flint: We do not retain records of nationality or of the types of offences after cases are closed. I therefore set out, for those years, the total number of requests made by the US which resulted in arrests for extradition from the UK to the US, as follows:
|2004 (to date)||18|
Because extradition cases are of varying duration, those returned to the US in those years are not necessarily the same individuals as those who were the subjects of the above requests. The total numbers returned, of all nationalities, are as follows:
|2004 (to date)||6|
Tom Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests have been made by the United States Administration to the United Kingdom for extradition of British citizens since the Government introduced the existing extradition laws; and if he will make a statement. 
Tom Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many United Kingdom citizens who are subject to extradition orders have consented to their removal to the United States; and how many of these requests have been granted in each of the last four years. 
Tom Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with the United States Administration on ensuring that British citizens extradited to the United States are not subject to the death penalty; and if he will make a statement. 
Whenever the UK receives an extradition request from the United States, or any other country, where the subject of the request has been, will be, or could be sentenced to death, extradition will not be ordered unless the Secretary of State receives strict written assurances from the requesting state that the death sentence, if imposed, would not be carried out.
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