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Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 1 April 2009, Official Report, column 1264W, on immigration: manpower, how much of the £6.7 million paid by her Department to private companies for the period 2007-08 was allocated to (a) staffing and (b) other costs. 
Mr. Woolas: Payments made to third party suppliers for goods and services provided are not, with the exception of agency staff costs, recorded in the accounts as staff or pay costs. They are classified as either non-pay or capital expenditure. The £6.7 million paid to French private companies in 2007-08 is recorded as:
(i) Non pay - £6.6 million
(ii) Capital - £0.1 million
Mr. MacShane: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when a reply will be sent to the right hon. Member for Rotherhams letter sent on 22 February 2009, on whether Mr. Ismail Kamal Edirise was deported or removed from the United Kingdom to Germany after his detention in 2007. 
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Isle of Wight, reference CTS: M1893818, sent on behalf of a constituent; and when she plans to reply to that constituent. 
Mr. Woolas: The letter from the hon. Member for Isle of Wight, reference M1893818, was answered on 18 October 2008. I am sending a copy of this letter to the hon. Member. The full response to the constituent referred to within that letter will be sent this month (April 2009), and a copy will also be sent to the hon. Member.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the statement of 10 January 2007, Official Report, column 285, on the criminal records backlog, how many of the paper records of crimes committed by British citizens in other EU member states had been entered on the Police National Computer at the latest date for which figures are available; how many of the subjects of such records were convicted of an offence in the period between the receipt of their record by her Department and its entry on the Police National Computer; and for which offences those individuals were convicted. 
[holding answer 26 February 2009]: The paper records concerned contained some 22,000 notifications relating to UK citizens who had been convicted abroad. Of these notifications 1,722 offenders
had committed offences equivalent to non-recordable offences in the UK and as such their details would only have been entered on the Police National Computer (PNC) where they accompanied a recordable offence. All the other notifications have been input on the PNC where a suitable matching UK offence exists.
We would only be able to obtain information relating to how many of the subjects of such notifications were convicted of an offence between receipt of their notification and the entry of the record onto the PNC, and the offences for which those individuals were convicted, by individually interrogating those subjects' records on the PNC. We are therefore unable to provide this on cost grounds.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what date she expects to have appointed private security companies to provide security during the London 2012 Olympics. 
Mr. Coaker: Responsibility for the appointment of private security companies for the 2012 games rests with the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) rather than the Home Office. LOCOG is undertaking a range of venue assessments to clarify its requirements and will look to appoint specific companies in due course as part of the wider preparations for the games. The Home Office and LOCOG are working closely with the private security industry to ensure the provision of sufficient trained security staff for the games overall.
LOCOG will procure all its goods and services through the Compete 4 web portal. Any companies that wish to express an interest in LOCOG contracts should be directed to sign up to Compete 4. This can be done via LOCOGs web-page at:
Mr. Woolas: The latest available statistics on the number of Ugandan nationals given leave to enter the United Kingdom as visitors for 2007 are given in the following table. Data for 2008 are scheduled for publication in August 2009.
Statistics on passengers given leave to enter the United Kingdom by purpose of journey and nationality are published annually in table 2.3 of the Home Office publications Control of Immigration: Statistics United Kingdom which are available in the Library of the House and from the Home Office Research, Development and Statistics website at:
|Ugandan nationals given leave to enter the United Kingdom by purpose of journey, 2007( 1,2)|
|Passengers admitted, by purpose of journey||Number of journeys|
|(1) May understate due to some administrative records on non-EEA nationals being unavailable for statistical analysis.|
Data rounded to 3 significant figures so may not sum to the total.
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what provisions in law govern the acquisition of the right of permanent settlement of foreign nationals who have been legally resident in the UK for five years. 
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding has been provided by central government for (a) sexual assault referral centres and (b) rape crisis centres in each of the last five years, broken down by constituency; and how much funding was provided for such centres located in (i) rural and (ii) urban areas. 
The Government have provided funding to rape crisis centres in a variety of ways over the past five years including core funding to the national umbrella
organisation, Rape Crisis England and Wales and its predecessor bodies as well as funding for Independent Sexual Violence Advisersa number of which are based in rape crisis centres.
Based on the best available evidence, the approximated total of central Government grants to rape crisis centres awarded from the Victims Fund, Home Office funding for Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs) and the Special Fund to Rape Crisis Centres, for each of the last five years is set out in table 2:
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) emergency travel documents and (b) European Union letters the UK Border Agency (i) applied for and (ii) received in 2008. 
Mr. Woolas: It is not possible to provide an accurate figure for the number of Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) applied for and received by the UK Border Agency in 2008 without incurring disproportionate cost; this is due to discrepancies in the data currently held which would require the detailed examination of individual records to rectify.
Agreements have been reached with a number of countries who allow their nationals to be removed from the UK on European Union (EU) letters. There is not a requirement to apply for an EU letter as the UK Border Agency is granted authority from the host Government to issue these documents independently.
There is no central record of the numbers of EU letters issued by the UK Border Agency and as such this information could only be retrieved by the detailed examination of individual case records at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Hogg: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many staff in the House of Commons service received a basic salary of more than that of an hon. Member in financial year 2008-09; what the job title and Department was of each of those members of staff; and how much the basic salary of each was. 
Nick Harvey: The basic salary payable to Members is £63,291 per annum as at 31 March 2009. As at that date, 83 staff were paid an annual salary above this figure. A list of the posts in the Senior Commons Structure and at pay band Al, which have pay maxima higher than Members' current salary, will be placed in the Library. Details of the staff pay bands and staff pay arrangements are available on the parliamentary intranet. The salaries of Members of the Management Board are set out in the House of Commons: Administration annual accounts.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what percentage of apprenticeship starts (a) at each level and (b) by each age group in each year from 2005-06 to 2008-09 were in programme-led apprenticeships. 
Mr. Simon: Tables 1 and 2 show the percentage of apprenticeship starts that were programme led apprenticeships by (a) age and (b) level in each year from 2005/06 to 2007/08, the latest year for which we have fully audited data. We expect these programme-led apprentices to have a strong link to the workplace. The following figures do not include programme-led apprenticeships in colleges on wholly further education based courses.
|Table 1: Programme led apprenticeship starts by level, 2005/06 to 2007/08|
|Table 2: Programme led apprenticeship starts by age, 2005/06 to 2007/08|
|(1) Indicates nil or negligible|
1. Figures are based on the number of programme-led apprenticeships in work-based learning.
2. The denominator used in the calculations includes all apprenticeship starts plus a very small number of starts on NVQ only programmes.
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