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Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will answer question 18435 tabled on 13 October 2005; what the reason is for the delay in replying; and if he will make a statement. [27145]

Andy Burnham: A reply to question 18435 has now been published. I apologise for the delay, which was solely due to administrative error.

Clare Short: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter dated 6 April from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood, (acknowledgement ref B8243/5 dated 1 June) on behalf of Dr. Zade Limondein, Home Office reference H1080798. [32276]

Mr. McNulty: The immigration and nationality directorate replied to my right hon. Friend on 24 November.

Court Statistics

Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) pursuant to his answer of 12 July 2005, Official Report, column 910W, on off licence sales, what the equivalent figures were for 2004; [20727]
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(2) pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Brent East (Sarah Teather), of 12 September 2005, Official Report, column 2508W, on abductions, what the equivalent figures were for 2004; [20725]

(3) pursuant to his answer of 12 September 2005, Official Report, column 2621W, on under-age drinking and alcohol sales, how many convictions there were in (a) England, (b) each Government office region and (c) each London borough in 2004. [20672]

Hazel Blears: Statistics on court proceedings are due to be published in late November.

Crime (Hemel Hempstead)

Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government are taking to address the movement of experienced criminal investigators from Hertfordshire to other police forces; and if he will make a statement. [25802]

Hazel Blears: Police officers may choose to move from one force to another if they are successful in applying for posts. The Hertfordshire Constabulary, like all forces, has a range of pay and other incentives to retain officers in particular posts. These include the south east regional allowance and special priority payments.

Departmental Employees

Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the 10 highest-paid employees in his Department; what the (a) job title and (b) salary including bonuses is of each; and whether the individual concerned is (i) a civil servant and (ii) a contractor in each case. [27577]

Mr. Charles Clarke: It is not possible to list the 10 highest paid employees in the Home Office broken down by the criteria requested. Such an approach would identify individual jobholders and their remuneration details.

The 10 posts listed are the 10 highest paid in the Home Office. Jobholders in these posts are paid within the quoted pay bands. All are Civil Servants:

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Departmental Funding

Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding was allocated by his Department to Hemel Hempstead constituency for (a) capital projects and (b) revenue funding in each of the last eight years. [25757]

Mr. Charles Clarke: The answer to the question is in the following table.

The location where Government funds are spent is a matter for Departments to decide. Chapter 8 of Public Expenditure Statistical Analysis shows the outturn of public expenditure by region. However while, generally, there are no records of funding spent specifically on Hemel Hempstead there has been funding sent to Hertfordshire county council (CC) and similar equivalent bodies for which the following information is given. N/A means not applicable and except for the Home Office Police Grant and the Police Capital grant all the 1997–98 figures are the same as the 1998–99.
Office For criminal justice reform

Payment/grant name and type2004–052003–042002–032001–022000–011999–20001998–99 and 1997–98
Local performance and delivery support unit funding to Hertfordshire local criminal justice bd—revenue131,20040,000n/an/an/an/an/a

The funding for 2005–06 is £175,810.

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Dacorum crime and disorder reduction partnership (CDRP) (including Hemel Hempstead)

Payment/grant name and type2004–052003–042002–032001–022000–011999–20001998–99 and 1997–98
Crime Reduction Programme
Small Retailers in Deprived Areas
Partnership Development Fund
Communities Against Drugs
Safer Communities Initiative
Building Safer Communities Fund
Home Office Regional Directors' Allocation
BCU Fund

(20)The Crime Reduction Programme (CRP) was a multi-million pound intervention programme running for three years from April 1999 was never calculated down to constituency level. The effectiveness of each initiative was evaluated to add to the knowledge base of what works in reducing crime in England and Wales. Over £340 million has been committed to over 1,470 projects in England and Wales under the various initiatives that formed part of the Crime Reduction Programme. Figures are not available for constituency or CDRP level. The CRP funded projects rather than allocated money to CDRPs.
(21)These figures are the regional figures for the whole of the Eastern Region, and cannot be further broken down.
(22)These figures relate to funds allocated to the Western BCU within Hertfordshire police force.

Drug strategy funding

Payment/grant name and type2004–052003–042002–032001–022000–011999–20001998–99 and 1997–98

1.The funding for 2005–06 is £7,357,205.
2.These figures are for direct annual expenditure for tackling drug misuse and include allocations to Hertfordshire drug action team from the following funding streams:
Building Safer Communities
Drug Interventions Programme Main Grant
Drug Strategy Partnership Support Grant
Pooled Treatment Budget
Young People Substance Misuse Partnership Grant
3.Figures for previous years are not available on a comparable basis.

Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND)

Payment/grant name and type2004–052003–042002–032001–022000–011999–20001998–99 and 1997–98
Hertfordshire CC local authority grants adults and families
Hertfordshire CC local authority grants unaccompanied asylum seeking children

1.IND Payments for 2004/05 are payments on account and subject to change.
2.Figures for 1999–2000 grants for unaccompanied asylum seeking children were paid by Department of Health and not the Home Office's National Asylum Support Service. Figures for 1998–99 and 1997–98 are not available as they were not paid by not Home Office's National Asylum Support Service.

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Hertfordshire police funding

Payment/grant name and type2004–052003–042002–032001–022000–01(23)1999–20001998–99 and 1997–98
Home Office Police Grant(24)
Police capital grant
Specific grants(25)
(Specific grants comprised of:)
Crime Fighting Fund3,3063,1122,626976n/an/an/a
DNA Expansion Programme9188751,028706224n/an/a
South East Allowance7,5551,3401,007n/an/an/an/a
Basic Command Unit Fund559559n/an/an/an/an/a
Community Support Officers652609161n/an/an/an/a
Special Priority Payments854580n/an/an/an/an/a
Premises Improvement Fundn/a5001,000n/an/an/an/a

(23)As of April 2000, the Metropolitan Police District was reduced in size by a transfer of responsibility for policing some areas to the surrounding forces, including Hertfordshire. These changes need to be borne in mind when comparing figures before and after April 2000.
(24)General police grant includes Home Office police grants plus ODPM Revenue Support Grant and NNDR. The figures provided exclude the amounts from ODPM. Figures include £3.0 million in 1999–2000, £2.75 million in 2000–01, £627,000 in 2001–02 and £300,000 in 2002–03 for the transitional costs associated with changes in boundaries of the Metropolitan Police District from April 2000.
(25)Specific grants include Crime Fighting Fund, DNA Expansion Programme, BCD Fund, South East Allowance, Community Support Officers, Special Priority Payments, Airwave and Premises Improvement Fund.

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