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John Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will list the employment sectors in which the use of immigrant labour is filling long-term vacancies; [18734]

(2) if he will list the sectors of employment in which the use of immigrant labour is reducing skills shortages. [18735]

Mr. McNulty: Most non-EEA nationals coming to the UK for skilled employment require a work permit. Work permits can be issued in any sector as long as the occupation is on the shortage list or the role meets the requirements of the resident labour market test. In 2004, the top sectors for which work permits were issued were: health and medical services; computer services; hospitality and catering; administration, business and management services; education and cultural activities; financial services; entertainment and leisure services; manufacturing; retail and related services.

Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library monthly reports on the number of people detained under immigration law. [22683]

Mr. McNulty: The Home Office currently publishes a quarterly snapshot of people held under Immigration Act powers on the last Saturday of every quarter. This is available from the Home Office website at

Managed Migration Routes

Mr. Russell Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to complete the review of managed migration routes, with particular reference to the rules on ancestry. [18159]

Mr. McNulty: Following a statement to Parliament by the Home Secretary on 22 April 2004, the Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND) are reviewing a number of managed migration routes to enter and remain in the United Kingdom. This review is ongoing across all managed migration routes. As a result, IND are unable to process some applications for leave to remain through the ancestry route at present. We will resume consideration of these applications as soon as possible.
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Passport Return

Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the immigration and nationality directorate will return the passports of the W. family of Aylesbury (case reference: W1004856; B23701/5). [22431]

Mr. McNulty [holding answer 31 October 2005]: The immigration and nationality directorate has not yet been able to locate the passports. A letter explaining that the passports could not be found was sent to the hon. Member's constituents on 24 October, together with a letter which may assist the family in obtaining new passports from their national authority.

Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time taken after the determination of a case for his Department to return passports and other personal documents to successful applicants for leave to remain in the United Kingdom was in the last period for which figures are available. [22432]

Mr. McNulty [holding answer 31 October 2005]: General Group, who handle leave to remain applications, make every attempt to despatch passports and personal documents with the decision letter back to the applicant as soon as practicable after the determination of a case. General Group continually strive to meet published service standards for both charged and non-charge leave to remain applications.

This information is published on the immigration and nationality directorate website at


Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police forces have selected one of their basic command units to implement and champion neighbourhood policing; and if he will make a statement. [21930]

Hazel Blears: Each of the 43 police forces in England and Wales has selected a pathfinder basic command unit (BCD) to implement and develop neighbourhood policing. This is in addition to other BCUs in police forces that have also adopted a neighbourhood policing approach.

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the expansion of the shoot-to-kill policy does not lead to an increase in mistaken killings by the police. [23394]

Hazel Blears: All police use of firearms is subject to the law on the use of force. In particular, the Criminal Law Act 1967 provides that the police may use such force as is reasonable in the circumstances to effect an arrest or to prevent crime. It is for the individual officer to justify their actions, if necessary in court.


Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convicted prisoners there were in each prison in England and Wales in the most recent period for which figures are available; and in which parliamentary constituency each prison is located. [23200]

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Fiona Mactaggart: The information requested, as recorded on the Prison Service IT system, is provided in the table.
Sentenced prison population, by prison establishment and parliamentary constituency

England and Wales, 30 September 2005
Arundel and South DownsFord533
Birmingham LadywoodBirmingham847
Bishop AucklandDeerbolt322
BlabyGlen Parva578
Boston and SkegnessNorth Sea Camp270
BromsgroveHewell Grange157
BuckinghamGrendon/Spring Hill548
Cambridgeshire, North EastWhitemoor440
Cardiff, CentralCardiff519
Chelmsford, WestChelmsford312
City of DurhamDurham433
City of DurhamFrankland694
City of DurhamLow Newton192
Derbyshire, SouthFoston Hall196
Derbyshire, WestSudbury562
Devon West and TorridgeDartmoor616
Don ValleyLindholme707
Don ValleyMoorland Open247
Don ValleyMoorland776
Doncaster, CentralDoncaster732
Dorset, NorthGuys Marsh565
Dorset, SouthPortland388
Dorset, SouthThe Verne584
Dorset, WestDorchester120
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's BushWormwood Scrubs738
EcclesForest Bank653
Erith and ThamesmeadBelmarsh467
Faversham and Kent MidEast Sutton Park98
Feltham and HestonFeltham153
Haltemprice and HowdenEverthorpe630
Haltemprice and HowdenThe Wolds296
Hertfordshire and South WestThe Mount702
Hull, EastHull678
Isle of WightAlbany528
Isle of WightCamp Hill590
Isle of WightParkhurst493
Islington, NorthHolloway203
Islington South and FinsburyPentonville417
Lancaster and WyreLancaster240
Lancaster and WyreLancaster Farms392
Leeds, WestLeeds908
Leicester, SouthLeicester158
Liverpool WaltonAltcourse719
Liverpool WaltonLiverpool1,093
Maidstone and the WealdMaidstone548
Manchester BlackleyManchester881
MedwayCookham Wood181
Milton Keynes, South WestWoodhill412
Mole ValleySend215
Norfolk, South WestWayland700
NorthavonEastwood Park176
Norwich, NorthNorwich539
Nottingham, EastNottingham268
Portsmouth, SouthKingston192
RayleighBullwood Hall145
Reading, EastReading192
Richmond ParkLatchmere House205
RochdaleBuckley Hall191
Rugby and KenilworthRye Hill592
Rutland and MeltonAshwell539
Rutland and MeltonStocken609
SelbyAskham Grange111
SherwoodLowdham Grange522
Shrewsbury and AtchamShrewsbury182
Shropshire, NorthStoke Heath615
Sittingbourne and SheppeyElmley596
Sittingbourne and SheppeyStandford Hill465
Sittingbourne and SheppeySwaleside768
Sleaford and North HykehamMorton Hall254
Staffordshire MoorlandsWerrington143
Staffordshire, SouthBrinsford224
Staffordshire, SouthFeatherstone606
Stockton, NorthHolme House771
Stockton, SouthKirklevington Grange220
StoneDrake Hall289
Suffolk, CoastalHollesley Bay283
Suffolk, CoastalWarren Hill171
Suffolk, WestEdmunds Hill219
Suffolk, WestHighpoint811
Surrey HeathColdingley384
Swansea, WestSwansea311
TamworthSwinfen Hall603
TotnesChannings Wood659
Tunbridge WellsBlantyre House121
WakefieldNew Hall272
Warrington, NorthRisley1,069
Warrington, NorthThorn Cross219
WellsShepton Mallet183
Worcestershire MidLong Lartin425
Yorkshire EastFull Sutton582

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