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Mr. Lammy: DCMS is not organising any special events for the 80th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen. As usual, DCMS will arrange for Union flags to be flown in the Mall for Trooping of the Colour (Queen's Birthday Parade) which marks the Queen's official birthday.
Mr. Ian Austin: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will take steps to enable the Union flag to be flown on public buildings owned by local authorities on any day of the year. 
Mr. Lammy: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is responsible for issuing the rules for hoisting the Union flag on Government buildings. While there is no formal definition of a Government building for this purpose, it is generally accepted to mean a building owned or used by the Crown and predominately occupied or used by civil servants or Her Majesty's armed forces. Individuals, local authorities and other organisations may fly the Union flag whenever they wish, subject to compliance with any local planning requirement. The national flag of any country, and this includes the Union flag, is exempt from advertisement control provided each flag is flown from a single vertical flagstaff and neither the flag nor the flagstaff display any advertisement additional to the design of the flag.
Jo Swinson: To ask the Leader of the House how many television sets are in operation in his Office (a) in total, (b) in Ministers' private offices and (c) in each building used by his Office; and how many television licences are held by his Office. 
The Prime Minister: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for New Forest, East (Dr. Lewis) on 20 December 2004, Official Report, column 1353W, and to the answer I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Stroud (Mr. Drew) on 24 January 2005, Official Report, columns 9394W.
Norman Baker: To ask the Prime Minister if he will extend the remit of the Intelligence and Security Committee to provide for access to the Defence Intelligence staff and material produced by it on the same basis as access to MI5, MI6 and GCHQ. 
The Prime Minister:
The Defence Intelligence Staff (DIS) is an integral part of the MOD and formal oversight of it therefore falls to the House of Commons Defence Committee (HCDC). However, the Government have recognised that, in order to fulfil its statutory remit of oversight of the expenditure, policy and administration of the intelligence Agencies, the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) needs to take
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evidence more widely than from the Agencies themselves. The DIS therefore already assists the ISC wherever it can in respect of work under the control of the Chief of Defence Intelligence and of relevance to the ISC, The Secretary of State for Defence wrote to the Chairman of the HCDC on 11 November 2005 reaffirming this position.
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the latest Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics, if he will break down by nationality the 16,870 applicants granted indefinite leave to remain (ILR) under the Government's family ILR exercise of 24 October 2003. 
Mr. McNulty: The top 25 nationalities of principal applicants are presented in the table. This information is based on internal management information and as such is not published within the official statistics.
|Federal Republic of Yugoslavia||1,530|
|Congo Democratic Republic||625|
|China (Peoples Republic of China)||235|
John Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many failed asylum seekers have received Section 4 hard cases support for a period of over (a) one month, (b) three months, (c) six months, (d) nine months and (e) 12 months in the last five years. 
It is not possible to provide the figures for the last five years however we do have figures for those currently supported. The figures below set out the periods for those on support as at the end of February 2006. This is management information and is therefore subject to change.
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|Under 90 days||1,234||24|
|91 to 180 days||718||14|
|181 to 270 days||878||17|
|271 to 360 days||876||17|
Mr. Steen: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of children smuggled into the UK in each of the last five years from (a) EU countries and (b) the rest of the world; and if he will make a statement. 
Clare Short: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood dated 11 January 2006 (acknowledgement ref. M1059/6) on behalf of Mohammed Khalid Ahsen. 
Mr. Spellar: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Immigration and Nationality Directorate will reply to the letter of 17 January from the right hon. Member for Warley on behalf of Mrs. Bishop of Oldby. 
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners released on licence in each of the past five years were subsequently recalled to prison (a) before their Licence Expiry Date (LED) and (b) after their LED but before their sentence expiry date due to (i) firearms offences, (ii) drugs offences, (iii) violent crime, (iv) theft and burglary and (v) other crimes. 
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners refused parole and released on their non parole release date in each of the past five years were subsequently (a) recalled to prison before their sentence expiry date and (b) reconvicted after their sentence expiry date for (i) firearms offences, (ii) drugs offences, (iii) violent crimes, (iv) theft and burglary and (v) other offences. 
Table 10.8 of the Offender Management Caseload Statistics 2004, a copy of which is in the Library of the House, shows the number of
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recalls of determinate sentence prisoners serving sentences of four years or more. To break the figure down further in respect of offence type would incur disproportionate costs. Reconvictions of offenders after their sentence expiry date are not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners released on licence subsequently breached (a) one and (b) more than one condition of their licence but were not recalled to prison in each of the past five years. 
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners released on licence were subsequently recalled to prison (a) before their non-parole release date (NPD) and (b) after their NPD but before their licence expiry date in each of the last five years. 
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners released on parole were subsequently recalled to prison after their licence expiry date but before their sentence expiry date in each of the last five years. 
Fiona Mactaggart: There are no offenders released on parole who are subsequently recalled after their Licence Expiry Date. Prisoners sentenced to four years or more under the provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 become eligible to be considered for parole at the half-way point of the sentence. If not released on parole, prisoners are released at the two thirds point of the sentence, on supervision licence to the three quarter point of the sentence, the Licence Expiry Date".
During the period between release and Licence Expiry Date, all offenders are subject to licensed supervision, and may be recalled if they breach the conditions of the licence, or re-offend. At the Licence Expiry Date, the offender is no longer under licensed supervision, but begins the 'at risk' period which lasts until the Sentence Expiry Date. If the offender commits further offences during this period, the court dealing with the new offences, may impose all or part of the outstanding period of the original sentence, to be served with any further sentence given for the new offences.
The Criminal Justice Act 2003 replaced these arrangements. Prisoners sentenced to the standard determinate sentence for offences committed on or after five April 2005 will be released at the half way point of their sentence and remain on licensed supervision for the
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whole of the remainder of the sentence. Special arrangement apply in respect of those made subject to public protection sentences.
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners have been recalled to prison in each of the last five years before their sentence expiry date due to (a) firearms offences, (b) drug offences, (c) theft and burglary, (d) vandalism, (e) violent crime and (f) other offences. 
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