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Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders have been subject to a drug treatment and testing order in each month since their inception; and if he will make a statement. 
Fiona Mactaggart: The number of Drug Treatment and Testing Orders (DTTOs) made in each month since the roll-out of the order across England and Wales in October 2000 up to September 2005 is shown in the table. The DTTO has gradually been replaced by the Drug Rehabilitation Requirement (DRR) of the community order from April 2005. A column showing the number of DRRs made up to September 2005 is included in the table.
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Fiona Mactaggart: Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre was opened in September 2001 and holds those who have been detained under Immigration Act powers. The centre holds single males and females as well as families, including those with children. Families with children are not normally held at Dungavel beyond 72 hours. The centre is currently operating normally and there is no situation to report.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures he has put in place to ensure that his Department meets the quick win targets set by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ensure that all (a) copying paper bought by the Department is 100 per cent. recycled with a minimum of 75 per cent. post-consumer waste content and (b) paper for printed publications bought by the Department is 60 per cent. recycled of which a minimum is 75 per cent. post-consumer waste. 
Mr. Charles Clarke: The quick wins targets were introduced on 1 November 2003 by the inter-departmental Sustainable Procurement Group. From this date all government departments' contracts were expected to apply the minimum environmental standards when purchasing certain types of product and services including paper.
It has been recommended that the purchase of recycled paper products is phased in over a period of time and targets will be developed as part of the Framework for Sustainable Development on the Government Estate". The Home Office will work with its current suppliers in order to meet these targets. The department's current three-year stationery contract to supply paper and paper products as well as other stationery products was awarded prior to 1 November, in September 2003. This followed a competitive tender exercise in line with Home Office policy that the procurement of goods and services is based on value for money principles. The provision of recycled paper is part of the agreed contract with Office depot.
In June 2002 the Home Office mandated all offices within the Department to use A4 recycled paper which has an 80 per cent. unspecified recycled paper content in photocopiers, fax machines and printers, unless technical reasons precluded them from using this paper. The Prison Service mandated the use of the same A4 recycled paper from September 2003 and following successful trials are also procuring only A3 recycled paper.
The Home Office makes use of various stocks of paper/board in our publications. Most of our internal facing material is printed on recycled paper and all of these are at least 60 per cent. recycled with a content of 75 per cent. post-consumer waste. The majority of our external facing work is printed on totally chlorine free paper/board. Although this is not made from recycled pulp, this is 'environmentally friendly' because the pulp is bleached without the use of chlorine chemicals.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made (a) of the environmental impact and (b) against sustainable development criteria of the bids made for contracts awarded by his Department; who makes such an assessment; and whether these assessments are published. 
Mr. Charles Clarke:
The Home Department does not hold this information centrally and it could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. Advice on the opportunities for integrating environmental and sustainability issues in assessment during procurement is published in OGC/DEFRA guidance Environmental Issues in Purchasing" (www.ogc.gov.uk/index.asp?id=400'). Additional Home Office internal advice has been issued for use by procurement and project teams via procurement bulletins. Where appropriate assessments against both environmental impact and sustainable development criteria for bids made for contracts are carried out on a case by case basis. Environmental impact assessments and criteria for sustainable development are set and evaluated by the project team. These assessments are not published.
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David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 3 November 2005, Official Report, column 1254W, on equality and diversity, how many members of staff (a) are estimated to have to have taken part in Diversity Week events in each of the past three years and (b) in (i)his Department, (ii) the Immigration and Nationality Directorate and (iii) the Prison Service attended compulsory diversity awareness training in 2005. 
For the Diversity Week the Core Home Office attendance in 2005 was approximately 360. No records were kept for 200304. For the Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND) in 2005approximately 1,950, 2004approximately 1,680 and 2003approximately 960. For Prison Service from 200305, Diversity Week was celebrated in a number of prison establishments, where events were attended by prison staff and prisoners. No records of the numbers of prison staff or prisoners involved were kept.
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 3 November 2005, Official Report, column 1254W on equality and diversity, how much was spent on (a) compulsory diversity training in 2005, (b) launching the Development Plus programme, (c) testing for inappropriate behaviour during the 2005 senior management exercises, (d) Diversity week in each of the last three years and (e) networks supporting (i) black and ethnic minority, (ii) disabled, (iii) lesbian, gay and bisexual and (iv) transgendered and transsexual members of staff in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available. 
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(e) The Core Home Office funds three staff support networks: The Network (set up in 1999) which supports black and ethnic minority staff; HODS (set up in 2002) which supports disabled staff; and, SPECTRUM (set up in 2003) which supports lesbian, gay bisexual and transsexual and transgender staff. Details of the networks' expenditure since their formation is shown as follows:
The Prison Service RESECT staff support network for black and minority ethnic staff received £400,000, £453,000 and £394,000 in financial years 200203, 200304, 200405 respectively. The Prison Service GALIPS staff support network (established in July 2004) for lesbian, gay bisexual and transsexual and transgender staff received £145,000 of funding in financial years 200405 and 200506.
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 3 November 2005, Official Report, column 1254W, on equality and diversity, how many (a) black and ethnic minority, (b) disabled, (c) lesbian, gay, bisexual and (d) transgendered and transsexual staff have been employed by (i) his Department, (ii) the Immigration and Nationality Directorate, (iii) HM Prison Service and (iv) the UK Passport Service in each of the last 20 years for which figures are available. 
Mr. Charles Clarke: The following figures are taken from the Cabinet Office Mandate return for April in each of the years between 2000 and 2004. Data for years prior to 2000 are not readily available and data for 2005 have not yet been published.
The Home Office has not yet started to monitor the number of its staff by sexual orientation or gender identity, although we have recently introduced monitoring of our HR processes, including recruitment, promotion and training, against those diversity strands.
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David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 3 November 2005, Official Report, column 1254W, on equality and diversity, what (a) funding and (b) other support was made available for the support of staff on the Cabinet Office Pathways scheme for ethnic minorities in each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
Mr. Charles Clarke: The following table shows funding the Home Office has provided for participants on the last three Cabinet Office Pathways development schemes for which we have financial data. These are two-year schemes for talented black and ethnic minority civil servants who show potential to reach the level of the senior civil service.
(b) In addition to providing funding, the Home Office in liaison with the Cabinet Office, supported staff participation on the Pathways schemes by providing mentors and obtaining work placements outside the Home Office.
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 3 November 2005, Official Report, column 1254W, on equality and diversity, how much his Department spent on positive action training for (a) women, (b) black and minority ethnic staff and (c) disabled staff in 2001; how many members of staff attended this training; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (i)positive action training in 2001 and (ii) diversity awareness training in 200001. 
The aim of positive action training was to increase the confidence and skills of under-represented groups to compete successfully for posts at the next level. Evaluation of feedback from 34 attendees 12 months on found that 12 had already been promoted and the majority had grown in confidence.
As part of a review of the diversity awareness training in 200001, 107 managers completed questionnaires and 96.2 per cent. agreed that as a result of attending the training they had a better understanding of the relevance and importance of diversity in effective team working.
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