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Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which databases operated by his Department are located (a) wholly and (b) partly outside the UK; and where each of those databases and parts of databases is located. 
Mr. Byrne: The internal guidance documents for the Home Office are called Home Office Notices (HONs) and provide staff with important administrative information. They are posted on the internal website every Friday at noon. White HONs explain changes in internal policy and procedure and Green HONs relate to various (specific) topics.
John Reid: The following table shows expenditure on electricity for the financial year 2004-05. Data for 2005-06 will be published shortly on the Sustainable Development Commission website. The spend to date for 2006-07 is not yet available.
|(1) These figures relate to key buildings only.|
Inside Track a paper magazine published 10 times per year (monthly apart from August/December). Distributed to around 22,000 staff in Home Office including all of Immigration and Nationality Directorate, National Offender Management Service, some parts of HM Prison Service Headquarters, and Identity and Passport Service.
Issues a magazine for the Identity and Passport Service.
Prison Service News a magazine available to all prison service staff.
Special Report an electronic format for staff and stakeholders in the National Offender Management Service.
Focus a magazine for staff in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate.
Off the Record a monthly magazine of the Criminal Records Bureau.
In Focus an electronic magazine for staff in the crime reduction and community safety group.
Mr. Duncan Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which staff in his Department are seconded from organisations with charitable status; and have (a) costs and (b) salaries met (i) in part and (ii) in whole (A) from public funds and (B) by the charity from which they are seconded. 
Mr. Byrne: Secondments form part of the Interchange initiative which encourages the exchange of skills, knowledge and best practice between the civil service and other organisations. Attachments of less than three months are not recorded centrally.
There are currently two recorded secondees into the Home Office from organisations with charitable status, one from Advice UK and one from NCH Scotland. In both cases salaries and costs are met in full from public funds.
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which statistics have been put forward by his Department for consideration to become new national statistics in each of the last five years; and how many statistics sets his Department has produced in total in each of the last five years. 
The titles of each of the statistical products put forward each year by Ministers in the Home Department for designation as National Statisticsall of which were accepted as suchare shown as follows:
Statistics on deaths reported to coroners, England and Wales. (Moved to the Department of Constitutional Affairs (DCA) in 2005-06)
Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals: Great Britain
Statistics on Offences Brought to Justice
Age disputed asylum applicationsnew table which has been added to the regular annual publication Asylum Statistics United Kingdom
A list of changes to the scope of National Statistics (additions and withdrawals) in each of the last five years can be found on the relevant National Statistics annual report available on the National Statistics website at:
A precise count of all the statistics produced by the Home Department is not currently available. This is because of the difficulty of identifying which figures out of the mass of numerical information produced by
the Department in a variety of media should be defined as statistics in the sense referred to in this PQ.
In addition to National Statistics, the Home Department publishes a wide range of other numerical information in a variety of forms including other data produced from the management and administration of the Department and in research reports. There is no consistent definition of the term statistics sets and there is currently no centrally held information on the total published in each year on this basis.
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration his Department has given to the provision of a community building and allotments at the site of the former detention centre at Gringley on the Hill in Bassetlaw. 
Mr. Byrne: The Department, in applying for an outline Town Planning consent for the former detention centre site at Gringley, has through its agents, been in discussion with the local community and the parish council. We understand there to be local support for a new community hall and allotments on the site. The Home Office is also aware of the need expressed for affordable housing and for highway works.
The application is before Bassetlaw district council whose decision on whether the proposal is acceptable and what should be included in any Planning obligation to the developer, should be based on national and local Planning policy and guidance.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will break down by police force and ethnic origin the number of those who have a DNA profile on the National DNA Database. 
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a record is kept on the National DNA Database of the initial offence for which a person whose details are on the database was arrested. 
Joan Ryan: The National DNA Database (NDNAD) does not hold any information regarding the type of offence for which a person is arrested and their DNA sample taken. The NDNAD only holds demographic details such as a persons name, sex, date of birth, ethnic appearance, the sampling force details, the kit barcode number and the arrest summons number. The offence details will be recorded on the Police National Computer (PNC).
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