§ Mr. Edward Davey
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many of the reparation orders made under the provisions of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 were imposed in respect of offences relating to graffiti; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) what assessment his Department has made of the use of (a) reparation orders made by the courts under the provisions of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and (b) reparation orders imposed in respect of offences relating to graffiti; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Charles Clarke
Pilots of the reparation order under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 began in five areas in September 1998 and will run for 18 months. 829 reparation orders had been made in the pilot areas by the end of September 1999, the latest date for which figures are readily available. Information has not been collected centrally on the offences for which reparation orders have been imposed. However, the pilots are being evaluated by a team led by Sheffield University, one of whose reports is expected to analyse the relevant offences.