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David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff in his Department have had (a) five or more, (b) four, (c) three and (d) two periods of sick leave of less than five days in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Byrne: I am advised that the number of staff in the Home Office that have had (a) five or more (b) four (c) three, and (d) two periods of sick leave of less than five days in each of the last three years are shown in the following table:
|Staff having the shown number of periods of sick leave of less than five days in period|
|Period||(a) Five or more||(b) Four||(c) Three||(d) Four|
|(1 )Data are provided on the basis of staff having and average less than five days per spell of sicknessThe figures for 2002-03 and 2003-04 are based on calendar days, those for 2005 on working days.|
(2 )IDPS figures show periods of less than five working days.
(3) HMPS figures show periods of less than five calendar days
Mr. Coaker: The Government's drug interventions programme (DIP) which began in 2003 is providing a route out of crime and into treatment for drug misusing offenders who commit crime to feed their habit. DIP uses contact with the criminal justice system as an opportunity to engage drug misusing offenders in treatment and support.
Individuals who are arrested for certain offences including theftwhich includes shopliftingin the 98 areas with the highest levels of acquisitive crime are tested for class A drugs as a part of DIP. Those testing positive are required to attend an assessment with a drugs worker. Testing on arrest is a way of identifying drug misusers at an early stage in the criminal justice process. Other key elements of the programme are operating across England and in Wales.
The drug interventions programme continues to have a positive impact in communities not only by the interventions that it offers but also by delivering a more integrated approach by local agencies to the problems of offenders. Since the programme began over 43,000 drug misusing offenders have entered treatment through DIP.
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions there have been for drug offences in (a) Meden and (b) Birklands ward of Mansfield in each of the last five years. 
|Number of convictions for drug offences in Mansfield by sentence or order given( 1) , 2000 to 2004|
|Absolute or conditional discharge||Community Rehabilitation Order||Community Punishment Order||Combination orders||Fine||Immediate custody( 2)||Fully suspended||Otherwise dealt with|
|(1) Where a person is found guilty of two or more drugs offences at the same court appearance the sentence or order shown in this table is the most severe penalty . (2) Includes unsuspended imprisonment and youth sentences.|
Mr. Byrne: The provision of any embarkation control falls to the individual port operator, including the immigration desks themselves and any associated construction and power supply requirements. The accommodation and equipment for the control is provided free of charge to the Department in accordance with statutory legislation. As such the cost of dismantling such facilities also falls to the individual port operator and not the Home Office.
My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary has overall responsibility for the Home
Office. I am the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality and am supported in this by the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, my hon. Friend the Member for Enfield, North (Joan Ryan). The Minister for Policing, Security and Community Safety, my hon. Friend the Member for Harrow, East (Mr. McNulty) and is supported by the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, my hon. Friend the Member for Gedling (Mr. Coaker).
Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC is Minister of State for Criminal Justice and Offender Management and she is supported by the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, my hon. Friend the Member for Bradford, South (Mr. Sutcliffe) .
Stewart Hosie: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether any of the foreign prisoners released without being considered for deportation are currently thought to be in Scotland; 
Mr. Byrne: I am advised that as of 8 May 2006 the prison IT system contained the records of foreign nationals held in prison as set out in the following table. Details of prison populations held in Scotland and Northern Ireland can be obtained from the Scottish Executive and the Northern Ireland Office respectively.
|Foreign nationals held in prison establishments( 1) in England and Wales, at 31 March 2006|
|Country of origin||Total held( 2)|
|(1) Including the Immigration Removal Centres at Dover, Haslar and Lindholme managed by the Prison Service on behalf of IND|
(2) All custody types
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