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Mr. Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many foreign nationals were released from HMP Chelmsford immediately upon completing their sentence in each of the last five years; and what the (a) average and (b) longest time after the completion of sentence for the release of a foreign national from HMP Chelmsford in each year was; 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Using data stored on the Prison IT system, comprehensive information on discharges is not available, and providing information based on manually stored records could be achieved only at disproportionate cost.
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department against what criteria his Department is entitled (a) to withhold payments from the contractor, (b) to fine the contractor and (c) to terminate the contract with the contractor with regard to the contract with Kalyx concerning Harmondsworth detention centre. 
Mr. Byrne: The contract between the Secretary of State for the Home Department and Harmondsworth Detention Services Ltd. contains a range of remedies. In addition to a right of set off, there is also a mechanism for compensating the authority for performance failures.
The contract does contain provisions allowing the authority to terminate the contract in certain circumstances. If the breach of contract is capable of being remedied, the contractor must be given an opportunity to rectify the breach before it is possible to proceed to termination.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library a copy of the research conducted into the location of the 69 Identity and Passport Service local offices. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with which private organisations data held by the Identity and Passport Service have been shared in each of the last two years; and for what purpose information was shared in each case. 
Joan Ryan: The Identity and Passport Service does not have panic rooms in any of its offices. IPS interview offices are no different to those of most organisations dealing with the public in having a secure back office area for administrative purposes. Staff can move to this area from the public area should there ever be an incident.
The company contracted to provide IPS with offices for its Interview Office Network incorrectly used panic rooms to describe this office space in plans lodged with planning authorities in three locations.
Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in (a) West Lancashire constituency and (b) England and Wales reported being victims of identity fraud in each of the last five years. 
Margaret Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of allegations of criminal behaviour by Immigration and Nationality Directorate officials have not been reported to the police; and for what reason in each case. 
Margaret Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for how long the longest outstanding complaints received by the immigration and nationality directorate have been unresolved; when the cases are expected to be resolved; and what the reasons are for the delay in each case. 
Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to reduce the time taken to determine applications for indefinite leave to remain in the UK; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 15 January 2007]: Managed Migration Directorate aim to decide applications according to their published service standards. These are to despatch 70 per cent. of charged postal applications within 20 working days and 90 per cent. within 70 working days. For non-charged postal applications, they aim to despatch 25 per cent. within 20 working days and 30 per cent. within 70 working days. Straightforward applications for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) are completed within this timescale, though more complex cases may take longer. There are no plans at present to reduce the time taken to determine indefinite leave to remain applications. The Asylum Casework Directorate has processed the great majority of family indefinite leave to remain cases and has no plans at present to assess the time required to resolve those that remain outstanding. Information on the Asylum Directorate's family ILR exercise is published quarterly and annually and is available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate website at:
Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training is provided to managers within HM Prison Service on providing support to informants; how many managers received such training in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement. 
In 2006,16 managers received a pilot of a new training package. The new package will be available for staff from March 2007. Awareness sessions have also been provided to governors and area managers in 2006-07.
Mr. Paul Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants in his Department have held meetings with the Islamic Sharia Council; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 22 January 2007]: Inquiries across the Department regarding meetings with the Islamic Sharia Council, have only revealed that the Muslim Adviser to the Prison Service had two meetings with the Islamic Sharia Council on 18 October 2005 at the House of Lords and 11 November 2005 at St. Georges College in Windsor.
Mr. Lancaster: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the percentage change in numbers of crimes recorded in Milton Keynes Basic Command Unit was in each year since 1997, broken down by category of crime. 
Mr. McNulty: Recorded crime by police basic command unit was collected centrally for the first time for the period beginning April 1999. For the year 1999-2000 data related to six selected offence groups only. Information for those selected offence groups are given in the table.
|Recorded crime Milton Keynes Basic Command Unit|
|1999-2000||2000-01||Percentage change 1999-2000 to 2000-01||2001-02||Percentage change 2000-01 to 2001-02|
|2002-03( 1)||2003-04( 1)||Percentage change 2002-03 to 2003-04||2004-05( 1)||Percentage change 2003-04 to 2004-05||2005-06( 1)||Percentage change 2004-05 to 2005-06|
|(1) Data not comparable with earlier years following the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standards (NCRS) in April 2002.|
Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many British citizens convicted abroad of sexual and or violent offences have been registered on the police national computer with an address in Wales. 
Mr. Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to answer written parliamentary questions numbers (a) 100956, on people granted temporary admission to the UK, (b) 100759, on highly skilled migrants, and (c) 100622, on officials at posts abroad, tabled on 15 November 2006 for answer on 20 November 2006; and what the reasons are for the delay in replying. 
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