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Stewart Hosie: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action his Department will take to encourage those taking part in the Fresh Talent: Working in Scotland scheme to remain in Scotland following the expiration of the initial two-year visa. 
Mr. McNulty [holding answer 5 July 2005]: We have provided, in the Immigration Rules and guidance on the scheme, that participants may remain in Scotland after the initial two years as long as they meet the relevant requirements. They may apply to extend their stay in a relevant managed migration category. This could be as a work permit holder, a highly skilled migrant, a business person or a business innovator.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many homophobic hate crimes there have been since recording began, broken down by London borough; and if he will make a statement. 
In 2001 the Metropolitan Police Service (MRS) and the Royal Holloway University of London, funded by the Home Office Targeted Policing Initiative, undertook a joint project that aimed to develop a strategic overview of hate crime information recorded by the MPS. Information about the project can be found on the MPS's website at http://www.met.police.uk/urhc/index.htm and www.met.police.uk/urhc/ho_fact6.pdf
Mr. McNulty: The condition of the health and well-being of those who are declining to accept their meals is being carefully monitored and managed. Food is available to all hunger strikers and they are seen daily by a medical practitioner to check their condition.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the recently announced figures for people estimated to be illegally in the country included dependants; and what methodology was used to calculate the total. 
Mr. McNulty: The estimate of the size unauthorised (illegal) population contained in RDS online report 29/05Sizing the unauthorised (illegal) migrant population in the United Kingdom in 2001" includes foreign born dependants. The methodology used is described on pages two to four of the report.
Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reports the Immigration and Nationality Directorate's Complaints Audit Committee produced in 2004; and how many complaints were made to it. 
Mr. McNulty: The Immigration and Nationality Directorate's (IND) independent Complaints Audit Committee (CAC) produced four quarterly reports following their audit of complaints completed during 200304. Their annual report for 200304 was published on 20 July 2004. Copies of the report were put in the Library of the House. It is also available on the IND's website.
The CAC do not deal with complaints. Their remit is to monitor the effectiveness of IND's procedures for investigating formal complaints about the conduct and efficiency of staff in IND, and since 1999 to comment on quality of service issues.
Mr. Don Foster:
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 20 June
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2005, Official Report, column 764W, on Licensed Premises (violent crime), when he expects the statistics for violent offences committed in connection with licensed premises in each police area for 200405 to be available. 
Mrs. Lait: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with the commissioner for the Metropolitan police regarding the use of police officers from other forces to help police theLive8 concert; and what additional funding his Department will provide to meet these costs. 
He informs me that policing the 'Live 8' concert in Hyde Park involved a joint operation by the service and the British Transport police. No mutual aid from other forces will be required. No additional funding will be sought from the Government and, because of the charitable nature of the event, no charges will be levied on the organisers of the event.
Paul Goggins [holding answer 28 June 2005]: The Home Office has not made any estimate of the size of the black market in methadone although it is predicted to be very small, as production is strictly regulated.
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will rank each London borough Metropolitan Police Service by (a) number of officers, (b) number of crimes, (c) number of cases detected and (d) percentage of cases detected. 
|BCU unit||Number of police officers(70)||Number of offences||Number of detections||Percentage of offences detected|
|Barking and Dagenham||384||22,144||3,718||17|
|City of Westminster||1,637||79,296||13,961||18|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||516||28,650||4,678||16|
|Kensington and Chelsea||575||29,873||5,113||17|
|Kingston upon Thames||275||16,309||2,299||14|
|Richmond upon Thames||285||15,446||2,079||13|
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the pension and other benefits packages offered to new police constables joining the Metropolitan police in London are. 
Hazel Blears: Police officers joining the Metropolitan Police Service become members of the Police Pensions Scheme, unless they opt out. The starting salary of a police constable is £19,803. Metropolitan police officers are additionally entitled to London weighting at £1,938 a year and London allowance at £4,338 a year.
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