§ Mr. Shepherd
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether all sex offenders in the bail hostel in Aldridge will be included in the West Midlands tagging trial. 
§ Paul Goggins
[holding answer 13 September 2004]: No sex offenders from this hostel will be tracked. The pilots of satellite tracking began on 2 September in Greater Manchester, Hampshire and the West Midlands. All three areas will test the technology with prolific offenders and domestic violence offenders, but only the Greater Manchester area will test the technology with sex offenders.