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Mr. Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the timetable through which (a) his press office, (b) his staff and (c) he were informed of proposals in the European Commission for the establishment of common EU border policing. 
Beverley Hughes: The communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament towards integrated management of the external borders of the member states of the European Union was released to member states on 7 May 2002 and deposited for parliamentary scrutiny on 17 May 2002.
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The Communication was received by the Home Office and forwarded to the relevant directorates. Press office would not normally receive this as a matter of course.
An explanatory memorandum on the communication was forwarded to my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary on 14 June 2002.
Mr. McNamara: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the projects to which his Department has allocated funding in the Kingston-upon-Hull North constituency since 1997, indicating the amount in each case. 
Beverley Hughes [holding answer 28 October 2002]: The table outlines projects that have been funded in the Kingston-upon-Hull local authority area.
|Project||Amount per year||Total|
|Communities against drugs 200103||373,500/373,500||747,000|
|Safer communities initiative 200203||152,828||152,828|
|Small retailers in deprived areas 200103||40,450/81,030||121,480|
|Partnership development fund 200003||10,000/121,000/110,500||241,500|
|Intervention work in schools||341,000||341,000|
|City of Hull CCTV||5,000,000||5,000,000|
|Reducing burglary initiative (Stoneferry/Bramsholme)||135,880||135,880|
|Time limited development fund (North Hull Women's Centre) 200205||30,153/31,109/31,987||93,249|
|'Splash' funding (Youth Offending Team: YOT) summer 2000||1,570||1,570|
|Bail supervision and support services 19992002||58,056/58,056/58,056||174,170|
|Restorative justice services 19992002||98,299/98,299/98,299||294,897|
|YOT extra resources (used to develop its youth crime prevention strategy) 19992002||55,700/30,682/20,905||107,287|
|Literacy/numeracy mentoring project 200103||17,500/34,930||52,430|
|General YOT funding 200103||101,955/207,844||309,799|
|Referral order funding for YOTs 200103||26,812/59,385||86,197|
|Drugs funding of YOTs 200103||25,489/63,097||88,586|
Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the projects to which his Department has allocated funding in the North Wales Police Authority area since May 1997. 
Mr. Denham [holding answer 30 October 2002]: The table outlines projects that have been funded in the North Wales Police Authority area. This encompasses the Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Wrexham and Flintshire Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership areas.
|Communities Against Drugs 01/03||1,121,000|
|Safer Communities Initiative 02/03||201,814|
|Small Retailers in Deprived Areas 01/03||146,321|
|Partnership Development Fund 00/03||512,390|
|Youth Inclusion Project(Wrexham||225,000|
|Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Projects||2,146,565|
|Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire Reducing Burglary Project||33,300|
|Violence Against Women Projects||160,500|
|'Splash' Funding (Youth Offending Team: YOT) Summer 2000 and 2001||58,000|
|Wrexham Industrial EstateTargeted Policing Project||188,000|
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In addition, mainstream funding of #406 million has been allocated to North Wales for policing since 1997.
Mr. Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons were detained on immigration offences during each of the last three years at Stranraer and Cairnryan ports. 
Beverley Hughes: Persons detained at Stranraer and Cairnryan for immigration offences as follows:
|1 January 2000 to 31 December 2000||31|
|1 January 2001 to 31 December 2001||153|
|1 January 2002 to 31 October 2002||206|
The figure for the current year 2002 is from local management information and may be subject to change.
Mr. Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of those persons detained on immigration offences at Stranraer port were (a) outbound to Northern Ireland and (b) inbound from Northern Ireland in each of the last three years. 
Beverley Hughes: Persons detained at Stranraer:
|Outbound to Northern Ireland||Inbound from Northern Ireland|
|1 January 2000 to 31 December 2000||31||0|
|1 January 2001 to 31 December 2001||135||18|
|1 January 2002 to 31 October 2002||159||46|
The figures for 2002 are from local management information and may be subject to change.
Mr. Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Immigration Service staff are based in Scotland; and how many of these are qualified to process asylum applications. 
Beverley Hughes: On 31 October 2002, there were 112 immigration staff based in Scotland. The work of all staff includes some level of involvement in the asylum process.
Mrs. Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Iraqis applied for hard case support in each of the past 12 months; and how many received it. 
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Beverley Hughes [holding answer 31 October 2002]: The requested information is not available.
Mr. Soley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to replace the application forms for foreign nationals wishing to apply for leave to remain in the United Kingdom. 
Beverley Hughes: The current application forms are valid for use only until 14 November 2002. Revised forms will be prescribed before then. From the time they are issued until 14 November 2002, applications may be made on either the new forms or the present versions. Only the new forms may be used for applications made on or after 15 November 2002. Copies will be placed in the Library when they are available.
Mr. Chope: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the application by Mrs. Mariana Carr for British citizenship, ref C1059748, will be dealt with. 
Beverley Hughes: Mrs. Carr's nationality application was approved on 19 September and an oath of allegiance was sent to Mrs. Carr's home address.
Mrs. Carr's certificate of British Nationality was issued on 27 September 2002.
Ms Walley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what timber has been purchased and used in the redevelopment of 2 Marsham Street, London; and who supplied the timber. 
Beverley Hughes: As of 4 November 2002, no works have been undertaken on the construction of the Home Office's new building at 2 Marsham Street. No timber has been purchased at this time.
Ms Walley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures have been put in place to ensure that the redevelopment of 2 Marsham Street, London, will be covered by Government requirements to ensure timber purchases are from legal and sustainable sources. 
Beverley Hughes: Procurement and use of legal timber has been identified as a requirement of the contract signed by the Home Office and Anne Gates Property plc (AGP) in March 2002. Independently verified documentary evidence will be obtained relating to the source of timber.
The contract requires timber to be certified by the supplier as purchased in accordance with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES); to be from a supplier with an environmental timber purchasing policy; and requires AGP to consider acquiring reclaimed timber or products made from reclaimed timber where it is cost-effective and practicable to do so.
AGP are minimizing the amount of hardwood used, both in terms of the use of alternative materials and through the use of veneers. AGP will also ensure,
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through their Quality Assurance systems, that rigorous checks are made to ensure that timber is procured from sources as contracted.
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