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|Table 2: Legal aid applications submitted and granted by (a) Stockport magistrates court and (b) all magistrates courts in the HMCS north-west region|
|October 2006 to March 2007||April 2007 to March 2008||April 2008 to March 2009||April 2009 to October 2009|
All penalty notices for disorder issued for 'recordable offences' are recorded on the Police National Computer. The list of 'recordable offences' is defined by the National Police Records (Recordable Offences) Regulations.
The National Policing Improvement Agency has contracted Northgate Public Services to run PentiP as a managed service for an initial period of seven years. The annual charge for providing the managed service to 44 police forces and their associated courts in England and Wales (including British Transport Police) is as follows:
|Service management year||Annual charge (£)|
The PentiP computer system is being delivered by the National Policing Improvement Agency as part of a business continuity project. The full project costs of developing and implementing the PentiP computer system and related business processes across 44 police forces and their associated courts in England and Wales (including British Transport Police) is £17.3 million, which is lower than the £19.3 million original cost estimate. As the development and implementation activities are so inter-linked, it is not possible to separate the costs into (a) development and (b) implementation.
Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether prisoners allowed out of prison on resettlement overnight release licences are included in his Department's prison population figures. 
Maria Eagle: The number of foreign national prisoners (FNPs) discharged from prisons in England and Wales in the last five years following the completion of a determinate sentence is shown in the table.
|Number of discharges|
These figures have been rounded to nearest 100.
Mr. Grieve: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign national prisoners were discharged from a sentence of imprisonment in (a) 2008 and (b) each month in 2009 for which figures are available. 
However, a Social Exclusion Unit report 'Reducing re-offending by ex-Prisoners' published in 2002 reported that 27 per cent. of the prison population had been taken into care as a child against an average across the general population of 2 per cent.
Mr. Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in how many prisons all (a) Anglican, (b) Roman Catholic and (c) Free Church or Methodist prisoners were able to attend weekly worship in the last quarter for which figures are available; and in which prisons prisoners of each affiliation were not all able to attend weekly worship in that period. 
Maria Eagle: Information on this is not collected or collated by prisons. The information could be obtained only at disproportionate cost as it would need to be collated from 135 prisons. All prisons provide appropriate acts of worship for prisoners from the Anglican, Roman Catholic and Free Church/Methodist traditions each week, other than in exceptional circumstances. On the authority of the governor, prisoners may be excluded from attending worship on an individual basis for a period not exceeding one month, and renewable thereafter, on certain specified grounds relating to security, good order and control.
Mr. Llwyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what mechanism exists for probation trusts and probation areas in Wales to be reimbursed for the cost to them of (a) changes in the number of staff they employ and (b) redundancy payments in the period to April 2010. 
Maria Eagle: All probation areas/trusts in Wales have identified efficiency savings in their budgets. It is anticipated that any staff reorganisation or redundancies that may arise before April 2010 will be met from this money.
Mr. Llwyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has for the harmonisation of the conditions of service of probation service staff in the event of the establishment of an all-Wales probation trust. 
Maria Eagle: Job evaluation exercises previously carried out within probation should minimise the number of harmonisation issues. These issues would be dealt with if the trust application process is successful and once the trust becomes a legal body, as there is no power to do so before the trust is legally established. The harmonisation activities would be undertaken in a phased approach after 1 April 2010.
Maria Eagle: The Director of Offender Management in Wales (DOM) is responsible for allocating the additional funding. This will be used as part of the DOM's commissioning responsibility to deliver offender services in Wales.
Currently commissioning priorities are being considered and discussed with the probation service. These include increasing offender services around community resettlement, alternatives to short custodial sentences and increasing provision to support women offenders. The outcome of those discussions will help determine the range of offender services to be delivered through probation. Discussions have also included how the delivery of such additional services could provide jobs for trainee probation officers.
Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of road traffic cases which proceeded to trial did so under section 172 of the Road Traffic Act in each of the last five years. 
Maria Eagle: The number of proceedings at magistrates courts for offences under section 172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 as a percentage of all motoring offences proceeded against at magistrates courts, England and Wales 2006 and 2007 (latest available) is shown in the following table.
|The number of proceedings at magistrates courts for offences under section 172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, and the percentage these are of all court proceedings for motoring offences, England and Wales, 2006 and 2007( 1,2)|
|Number of offences|
Section 172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988: Keeper of vehicle or person other than keeper of vehicle failing to supply information as to driver's identity as required by or on behalf of Chief Officer of Police.
|(1) It is known that for some police force areas, the reporting of court proceedings, in particular those relating to summary motoring offences, may be less than complete.|
(2) 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 use.
(3) The penalty for this offence was raised to six points by the Road Safety Act 2006 which was implemented in 2007. The increase in the number of proceedings is likely due to offenders refusing a fixed penalty and opting for trial.
Justice Statistics Analytical Services-Ministry of Justice
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many of those under the age of 18 years who were convicted of offences related to shoplifting have been (a) directed to take up training courses as part of their sentence and (b) exclusively directed to take up training courses in each year since 2004; 
(2) how many of those under the age of 18 years old have been (a) directed to take up training courses as part of their sentence and (b) exclusively directed to take up training courses in each year since 2004. 
Maria Eagle: Data are not available centrally on specific numbers of under-18s directed to do training as part of their sentence. Shoplifting is categorised as a separate offence and this and other sentencing data are published by the Ministry of Justice annually:
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