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Mr. Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 29 January 2008, Official Report, column 226W, on Zimbabwe: Politics and Government, whether he has made proposals to members of the South African Development Community Initiative to take forward the mediation between the Government and Opposition parties in Zimbabwe; and if he will make a statement. 
Meg Munn: Our high commissions and embassies in the region are in regular contact with members of the Southern African Development Community. They urge them particularly to use what influence they have to ensure the forthcoming elections in Zimbabwe meet international standards, including the Southern African Development Community guidelines and principles on elections.
Mr. Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans there are to extend the EU travel ban and assets freeze to the families of the 130 Zimbabweans currently listed under the EU's Common Position; and if he will make a statement. 
Meg Munn [holding answer 10 March 2008]: Family members of the 131 persons currently on the EU Common Position are not included unless they have positions within the elite of the Mugabe regime in Zimbabwe in their own right. If we are made aware of information which suggests family members are either personally culpable of specific abuses or are using their position to circumvent the assets freeze under the EU Common Position, we will act on those reports and if necessary suggest those persons be targeted under the EU Common Position.
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) asylum claimants and (b) dependants of asylum claimants were granted leave to remain in the October 2003 family indefinite leave to remain exercise; which 40 nationalities received the most grants of indefinite leave to remain; and when the final grants were made to conclude the exercise. [Official Report, 13 June 2008, Vol. 477, c. 6MC.]
Mr. Byrne: Information on asylum claimants who were granted leave to remain under the 2003 family indefinite leave to remain exercise is available from the annual Statistical Bulletin Asylum Statistics United Kingdom. Copies of these publications are available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office Research, Development and Statistics website at
Information on the dependants of asylum claimants who were granted leave to remain under the 2003 family indefinite leave to remain exercise is not available and could only be obtained by examination of individual case records at disproportionate cost.
The Border and Immigration Agency is no longer reporting on the performance of the Family ILR exercise. The small number of remaining cases are being processed with other legacy cases, not as a separate workstream, and will be reported on as part of normal business.
|Grants of ILR issued under the Family ILR exercise as at 7 December 2007( 1,2,3) , excluding dependants|
|Country of nationality||Total|
|(1) Figures are rounded to the nearest five, and may not sum to the total shown due to rounding.|
(2) Main asylum applicants.
(3) This information is based on internal management information and therefore provisional.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 16 January 2008, Official Report, column 1298W, on asylum, which countries are included in the category
Americas other in the breakdown by nationality of the grants of leave to remain under the 2003 family indefinite leave to remain exercise; and if she will break down by nationality the number in the Americas other category. 
|Grants of ILR issued under the Family ILR exercise as at 7 December 2007, excluding dependants, for specified nationalities( 1,2,3,4)|
|Country of nationality||Total|
|* = 1 or 2.|
(1) Provisional figures rounded to the nearest 5.
(2) Main asylum applicants.
(3) This information is based on internal management information.
(4) Nationality recorded as at 7 December 2007 is not necessarily the applicants nationality at the time of grant of ILR.
Dr. Evan Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what account she takes of whether overstayers without leave to remain are terminally ill and receiving life-sustaining hospital care in deciding whether they should be removed from the country. 
Mr. Byrne: When considering removal the Border and Immigration Agency examines with great care each individual case considering any serious medical conditions or other compassionate circumstances. The Border and Immigration Agency also takes into account an individuals fitness to travel and whether the necessary medical treatment is available in the country to which they are returning.
Peter Luff: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) objectives and (b) costs are of the Border and Immigration Agency's advertising campaign on the new immigration arrangements. 
Mr. Byrne: The first wave of the points based system advertising is targeting employers to make them aware of the new immigration controls and to allow them sufficient notice to prepare their business for the introduction of these controls later in the year. The current advertising is appearing online and in the press, radio, and trade press and directs employers to the Border and Immigration Agency website for more detailed information.
Mr. Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 7 February 2008, Official Report, column 1388W, on Crime: Drugs, if she will break down the figures for the amounts of class A drugs seized in the UK by the Serious and Organised Crime Agency in 2006-07 to provide information on a comparable basis to those reported by the Concerted Inter-Agency Drug Action Group for 2005-06. 
Mr. Coaker: SOCA reports the full details of drug interdictions flowing from its work. CIDA applied a different methodology to its reporting. It is not possible to draw comparisons between those figures and the figures provided on 7 February 2008, Official Report, column 1388W.
Mr. McNulty: A number of changes have been made to recorded crime in response to suggestions in the two reviews of crime statistics. One such change is that the term violent crime is no longer used in connection with the recorded crime statistics and we now provide figures for violence against the person.
|Table 1: violence against the person offences recorded by the police in London boroughs, 1999-2000 to 2001-02( 1)|
|Number of offences|
|(1) The figures given in this table do not take into account the effects of the National Crime Recording Standard and are therefore not directly comparable with those for later years.|
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