§ Mrs. Roche
The Secretary to the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Standing Committee on the Disclosure of Convictions was notified at the same time as the concession was announced so that all Chief Police Officers could, in turn, be advised that the concession was operational. This is now being taken forward through ACPO procedures. ACPO's Standing Committee had previously agreed that immigration caseworkers could make written inquiries of the criminal records office of individual police headquarters about cautions for domestic violence. Referral forms and procedures were agreed with ACPO.
§ Mrs. Roche
No specific notification was sent to Women's Aid but Southall Black Sisters, who were involved in discussions about the proposed concession, were sent details when it was announced. Information about the concession can be found in the Immigration Directorate Instructions. These are available on the Home Office Internet website and a copy is also available in the Library.
§ Mr. Bob Russell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many(a) men and (b) women died as a result of domestic violence in each of the last three years for which figures were available; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Boateng
Details of homicides held centrally do not enable those cases preceded by domestic violence to be separately identified.
The table shows the number of currently (as at 31 July 1998) recorded homicides in England and Wales, 1995 to 1997, where the victim was the current or former spouse, cohabitant or lover of the principal suspect:
Currently recorded homicides where the victim was the current or former spouse, cohabitant or lover of the principal suspect, England and Wales, 1995 to 1997 Male victims Female victims 1995 38 92 1996 26 92 1997 34 105
A Home Office Research, Development and Statistics project has looked at domestic homicides in West Yorkshire between 1994 and 1997, based on data provided by the police. The aim of this study included an exploration of the links between domestic violence histories of offenders and domestic homicides. A draft report is currently in preparation; it is anticipated that a final report will be produced next year.