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Mr. Salmond: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) salary bill was and (b) administrative costs were for his Department in (i) each (A) nation and (B) region of the UK and (ii) London in 2004-05. 
Mr. Byrne: The total 2004-05 administration salary bill for the Department was £401 million, while total net 2004-05 administration costs came to £567 million. The Department does not monitor administrative costs by individual nation, or region or identify that incurred in London separately. The Department does however, monitor total identifiable expenditure on services, by function, country and region and this is set out in the 2006 Departmental Report (Cm 6818).
Mr. Redwood: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total cost was of (a) ministerial salaries and private offices and (b) the three top tiers of officials and their offices in his Department in 2005-06. 
Mr. Byrne: The total cost of ministerial salaries and private offices and the top three tiers and their offices in the Home Office in 2005-06 form part of the departmental resource accounts. When finalised, I will write to the right hon. Member with the information he requests.
Mr. Byrne: There are no special purchasing card arrangements specifically for senior civil servants. However, the Department has adopted OGCbuying.solutions pre-tendered national frameworks for the Government Procurement Card (GPC) and Government Fuel Card facilities in line with best practice.
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) suspected and (b) confirmed security breaches of databases controlled by his Department occurred in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Byrne: I am advised that since 2002-03 the Department has published Resource Accounts, detailing gross salaries for the Home Department, which cover the core Department, Immigration and Nationality Directorate, HM Prison Service, UK Passport Service and Criminal Records Bureau. Non-departmental public bodies and other public bodies are not included. The gross salary costs from resource accounts, for the last three available financial years, are in the following table. The costs comprise wages and salaries, social security costs and pension costs. These figures are taken from the Home Office resource accounts 2004-05, published on 31 January 2006.
| Note: Figures for previous financial years are not available on the same basis.|
Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the annual expenditure on training and development by (a) his Department and (b) each (i) non-departmental public body, (ii) Executive agency and (iii) other public body for which he is responsible in (A) Scotland, (B) Wales, (C) each of the English regions and (D) Northern Ireland was in each of the last three financial years; and what the planned expenditure is for 2005-06. 
Mr. Byrne: The information in the following table has been extracted from the accounting systems of the Home Office and its sponsored bodies. Actual data are shown for the years 2002-03 to 2004-05 with a forecast of out-turn shown for 2005-06. These costs do not cover activities such as mentoring and desk-side training, or the cost of IT training which is bought as part of a PFI arrangement.
|Department, Agency, NPPB Etc.||2002-03||2003-04||2004-05||2005-06|
|(1) This includes £54,827,000 that was spent on training the police in the use of DNA. (2) £47,531,000 was spent on the police training reform. (3) From this year expenditure by the Assets Recovery Agency is included. (4) The main reason of the increase is that Centrexs recruitment was slow for 2002-03 and there was a substantial increase in their 2003-04 budget. (5) The expenditure is from 1 April to 4 December 2005 when the Forensic Science Service ceased to be a trading fund and became a private limited company wholly owned by the Government. (6) There were increased numbers of trainee probation officers and from 2003-04 their university fees could be accounted for separately. (7) The year-by-year changes in expenditure reflect changes in the number of trainee probation officers.|
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) originally estimated, (b) most recently estimated and (c) outturn cost was in each of the five largest information technology contracts agreed with outside suppliers over the last five years. 
Details of the five largest information technology contracts agreed by the Department inclusive of its executive agencies over the last five
years are as shown. The outturn costs show sums actually paid under the contract during its lifetime, or so far paid for ongoing contracts.
|Contract||Original estimated value||Most recent estimated value||Outturn cost|
|(1) To date. (2) Nil to date. (3) £200 over six years from November 2004. (4) Estimate currently unchanged. (5) Ended 31 December 2005. (6) Complete.|
John Hemming: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will instruct his officials to develop a criminal justice, immigration and mental health flow chart to identify the different routes that offenders follow and to assist in identifying and resolving gaps in the system. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: As my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary made clear in his written statement of 23 May 2006, Official Report, columns 78-81WS, there have never been systematic arrangements in place for collecting information on the nationality of mentally disordered offenders, referring them to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate and considering them for deportation. He has tasked officials to construct arrangements for considering deportation where appropriate for people in this group taking account of their very specific circumstances. This work is ongoing and as part of this, appropriate pathways are being developed for the management of mentally disordered offenders.
Mr. Benton: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of his Departments Pay and Pensions Service staff (a) are attending and (b) are due to attend the Dale Carnegie training courses, broken down by grade. 
Mr. Byrne: The Investment in Teamworking Programme is run on behalf of HOPPS by Dale Carnegie Training. The programme is compulsory for all HOPPS staff. HOPPS is spilt in to three business areas; Pay Service, Pensions Service and Business Support Section. Staff from Pay Service and Business Support have either already attended the programme or have been allocated to the next round of sessions which begin on 20 July.Staff from Pensions Service will be allocated places on the Programme in the autumn. The breakdown of past and anticipated future attendance is as follows.
|Grade||Attended||Due to attend|
Mr. Byrne: I refer the hon. Member to Her Majestys Treasury technical Note, which was placed in the Library following an oral statement in Parliament by the then Chief Secretary to the Treasury on 2 March 2006, Official Report, columns 388-90.
Pension liabilities are not estimated for individual departments, but are estimated for individual pension schemes. The breakdown of liabilities for individual schemes is shown in Table 1 of the technical Note.
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