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Mr. Pike: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent representations she has received regarding the staging of major sporting events in England; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Caborn: Government are currently assessing whether or not to support a bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games in London. We will take forward the recommendation of the strategy unit to create a strategy for bidding for mega events and we will consider with UK Sport how to help organisations bid more effectively for major sporting events.
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to which bodies his Department makes appointments; how many members there are (a) in total and (b) in each body; and how many of those appointed are (i) businessmen, (ii) businessmen in SMEs and (iii) businessmen in micro-businesses. 
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Mr. Blunkett [holding answer 16 December 2002]: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Minister of State, Cabinet Office (Mr. Alexander) on 16 December 2002, Official Report, column 607W.
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in each of the past ten years from Somalia have (a) applied for asylum, (b) been recognised as refugees, (c) been granted exceptional leave to remain, (d) been removed to a third country, (e) made a voluntary departure and (f) returned to Somalia. 
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XRemoved" means principal applicants removed only and includes persons known to have departed 'voluntarily' after the initiation of enforcement action against them, and persons leaving under Assisted Voluntary Returns Programmes run by the International Organization for Migration. There are no reliable removal data available prior to these dates by nationality.
Information on asylum applications and decisions is published quarterly. The next publication will be available from the end of February 2003 on the Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate web site at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration1.html.
|Cases considered under normal procedures(4),(5)||Backlog clearance exercise(6)|
|Applications received(3)||Granted asylum||Granted ELR||Refused||Granted asylum or ELR under backlog criteria||Refused under backlog criteria(7)|
(1) Figures rounded to the nearest five.
(2) Decision figures do not necessarily relate to applications received in the same period.
(3) May exclude some cases lodged at Local Enforcement Offices between January 1999 and March 2002.
(4) Information is on initial decisions, excluding the outcome of appeals ore other subsequent decisions.
(5) Cases considered under normal procedures may include some cases decided under the backlog criteria.
(6) Cases decided under measures aimed at reducing the pre 1996 asylum application backlog.
(7) Included some cases where the application has been refused on substantive grounds.
p Provisional data.
Mr. Denis Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many criminal prosecutions have been brought as a result of evidence obtained via CCTV cameras in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Denham [holding answer 7 January 2003]: Under the Crime Reduction Programme Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Initiative, a potential of #170 million will be spent funding 684 public area CCTV schemes. Many of these schemes cover shopping areas. Under the Small Retailers in Deprived Areas Initiative, #15 million is being provided to improve security of small retailers, including the provision of CCTV where appropriate. In year one of the Initiative (200102) approximately 50 per cent. of projects involved the installation or upgrading of CCTV. This figure rose to almost 70 per cent. in year two (200203).
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Mr. Salmond: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Banff and Buchan of 9 July 2002, regarding his constituent Mr. A. Innes of Banff. 
Mr. Kaufman : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 4 November from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Dr. Aisha Budhwani. 
Mr. Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 11 November from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. Muhammad Khaziz. 
Mr. Evans : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funds are available to crime reductions partnerships to (a) install CCTV in problem crime areas and (b) combat crime in deprived areas. 
Mr. Denham [holding answer 7 January 2003]: Under the Crime Reduction Programme Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Initiative around #170 million will be spent between 1998 and 2003 funding 684 CCTV schemes. More than 520 of these schemes are already fully operational, with further schemes coming on line weekly.
Although this initiative is now closed, other opportunities for funding of crime reduction measures, including CCTV schemes, currently exist under the Safer Communities, Communities Against Drugs and the Small Retailers in Deprived Areas initiatives.
In 200203 the funds available under these three initiatives total #96-million Safe Communities Initiatives (SCI) #20 million, Communities Against Drugs (CAD) #70 million, Small Retailers in Deprived Areas (SRDA) #6 million.
The Updated Drug Strategy was published in November 2002, and makes further progress towards breaking the link between drugs and crime by introducing or extending a range of interventions aimed at getting offenders with drug problems into drug treatment, in particular taking forward the work we have already done on Arrest Referral and Drug Treatment and Testing Orders, building on the pilot Drug Testing projects by extending this approach more widely, and developing better systems for throughcare and aftercare.
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1999, #20 million has been made available over three years for Arrest Referral schemes and #53.7 million for Drug Treatment and Testing Orders.
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