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Guidance on the use of handcuffs is contained in the manual on Physical Control in Care (PCC). It is for individual secure training centres to decide whether handcuffs will be used. As with all forms
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of physical intervention, it is necessary in each situation where handcuffs are applied to show that their use was reasonable in the circumstances.
The identity card will be supported by an individual's record on the National Identity Register. The ability to either confirm the validity of the card or verify information electronically against the register using secure technologies means that forged cards will be ineffective, as they will be unable to make a connection to a valid record on the register.
In addition to the electronic protection measures, the programme will endeavour to use physical characteristics which significantly reduce the viability of creating counterfeit or modified cards for simple visual verification.
The card will be designed in accordance with physical anti-fraud measures required by International Civil Aviation Organisation standard 9303 and EU Council regulation 2252/2004. These requirements will be supplemented with the implementation of successful measures in use in industry, the results of research currently being conducted and experience gained through co-operating with document fraud units across Government.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal immigrants have been found guilty of (a) murder and (b) violent offences in (i) Greater London and (ii) England and Wales in each of the last 10 years. 
Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 25 October 2005, Official Report, columns 34950W if he will publish the KPMG review; and if he will make a statement. 
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applicants fromPoland have outstanding applications for leave to remain under the one-off exercise announced on 24 October 2003. 
Tony Baldry: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when Mohmmed Zamir (reference number LR1643012061/1) will be informed of the outcome of his application for a variation of leave to remain in the United Kingdom made in July 2004. 
In public law care proceedings, the parent(s) will be legally represented. The nature of these proceedings mean that local social services will have been involved before the case comes before the court. The particular needs of the parent(s) will be highlighted in the application. Depending upon the circumstances of individual cases, the Official Solicitor may be involved or a lawyer with suitable experience.
Hazel Blears: We have made clear to the police service that the very strong starting presumption is that any new force areas should not cross Government Office regional boundaries. It follows that very strong arguments would need to be submitted in support of any merger proposals which were contrary to this presumption.
Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the implications for national security of recently retired senior police officers (a) commenting in the media about ongoing operational matters and (b) revealing intelligence to which they had access while serving as police officers. 
Hazel Blears: Following the publication of HM Inspectorate of Constabulary's report 'Closing the gap', which concluded that the existing 43 force structure was no longer fit for purpose, police authorities and chief constables have been asked to submit proposals for restructuring by 23 December. Restructuring would commence in 2006 and be completed by April 2008. Against this backdrop, we have considered what arrangements should apply in the short term when chief officer vacancies arise. In his capacity as chair of the Senior Appointments Panel Sir Ronnie Flanagan, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary, recently wrote to police authorities advising, except where specific approval had already been granted, not to proceed with existing or future plans to recruit new chief constables. Currently there are discussions between the Thames Valley police authority and Sir Ronnie Flanagan on how to address this particular situation and I would expect the police authority to make an announcement in due course.
Malcolm Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many investigations by law enforcement agencies resulting from suspicious activity reports in relation to (a) corrupt activity overseas and (b) foreign politically exposed persons have been (i)initiated, (ii) completed and (iii) abandoned in the last 12 months. 
Malcolm Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many suspicious activity reports have been received by the National Criminal Intelligence Service relating to (a) corrupt activity overseas and (b) foreign politically exposed persons in the last 12 months. 
Mr. Charles Clarke: The number of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) received by the National Criminal intelligence Service (NCIS) which relate to the specified subjects since 1 February 2005 are as follows:
A database to register SARs referring specifically to PEPs was established by NCIS on 1 February 2005. The figures given here only reflect SARs recorded there since that date, and may involve single cases where activity is suspected in more than one jurisdiction.
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