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Stewart Hosie: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the value is of (a) pay supplements, (b) bonuses and (c) other incentive packages that are payable in his Department on the basis of geographic location; how many people are in receipt of each payment; and what the total cost to his Department of each payment was in 200405. 
Mr. Charles Clarke: A total of 13,423 staff received London locational allowance payments totalling £20,529,870 in 200405. In addition, 262 staff in the London pay area had a reserved rights entitlement to local pay additions totalling £89,001. No other supplements, bonuses or other incentive packages are payable on the basis of geographic location, but the Department does have differential basic pay rates for London, Gatwick and the rest of the country.
Mr. Charles Clarke [holding answer 10 March 2006]: So far as can be determined from central records no jobs in the central Home Office and immigration and nationality directorate, and the United Kingdom Passport Agency have been relocated to Wales since 2001. There has been no movement of Public Sector Prison Service jobs to Wales since 2001. However, over the next two years work will be moved from Public Sector Prison Service headquarters and establishments and will create 480 additional posts in Wales. These posts will replace approximately 1,200 posts from across England.
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of (a) people and (b) juveniles who will be registered on the national DNA database by 1 January (i) 2007, (ii) 2008, (iii) 2009 and (iv) 2010; and if he will make a statement. 
The estimate is based on a number of different subsets of data including the following: the number of people arrested by the police, the number of people convicted of an offence and the number of people cautioned for an offence in England and Wales each year. It also takes account of repeat offenders who will not require re-sampling.
The forecast was primarily intended for internal purposes. A number of assumptions were made in producing it and it is therefore subject to a number of caveats. Home Office officials are planning to review and update it shortly.
No long term estimates have been made of the forecast growth rates of juveniles or other age groups of persons on the database or of the growth rate for other groups of persons, for example, by gender or ethnic appearance. The estimated number of persons from England and Wales who will be recorded on the National DNA Database in each year from 2007 to 2010 are shown in the table.
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Andy Burnham: The information requested is not available. The national DNA database and underlying police national computer records indicate ethnic 'appearance' judged by a police officer. No information relating to self-assessed ethnicity is held on these databases. Information on ethnic appearance is available in the latest national DNA database annual report a copy of which will be put in the House Library.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information he has collected on the percentage of the population in each (a) EU and (b) G8 country upon whom a DNA profile is held by the relevant national authority. 
Andy Burnham: Information on the percentage of the population of each country that has a DNA profile held on a DNA database by the relevant national authority is available for 14 European countries and five G8 countries. It is shown in the following table. The data are the most recent figures available; they reflect the position at December 2005 for most countries listed in the table. The data for the Czech Republic, Norway, Slovenia, Spain and Canada are for differing dates earlier in 2005.
|Country||Population||Total persons on DNA database||Percentage of persons on DNA database|
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of DNA profiles held in England and Wales relate to individuals who have been (a) convicted of a recordable offence, (b) charged with a recordable offence and (c) arrested but subsequently released without being charged, broken down by ethnic origin in each case. 
Andy Burnham: No information on ethnic origin, or self-identity, is available with respect to DNA records. I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 2 March in relation to the ethnic appearance of those arrested and subsequently released without charge. Data in respect of the charge and conviction status of people represented on the national DNA database broken down by ethnic appearance are not readily available and can only be obtained at disproportionate cost.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his policy is on the length of time a DNA (a) sample and (b) profile can be kept in respect of an individual who has (i) been convicted of a serious or sexual crime, (ii) been convicted of a recordable offence other than a serious or sexual crime and (iii) not been convicted of a recordable offence. 
Andy Burnham: All DNA samples and profiles are normally retained until the individual's 100th birthday or until the notification of his/her death. This applies to all recordable offences in respect of which the sample was taken.
Individuals whose DNA has been taken and have not been convicted of a recordable offence may, if they wish, apply to the chief constable of the force which took the DNA sample, to request, in exceptional circumstances only, that consideration be given to the destruction of the sample and removal of the profile from the national DNA database.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the merits of the practice in Scotland where an individual's profile is removed from the DNA database following acquittal. 
The Government have no plans to amend the law in England and Wales relating to the retention of DNA samples taken under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. Although at present the
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law in Scotland does not allow for the retention of DNA samples following a person's acquittal, this is currently under review by the Scottish Executive.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 2 March 2006, Official Report, column 954W, on DNA
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profiles, if he will break down by (a) police force area and (b) ethnic origin those who have a DNA profile on the National DNA Database and whose ethnic origin is known. 
|6+1 Ethnic Appearance Rating||Non-ethnic visual|
|Force||White European||Dark European||Afro-Caribbean||Asian||Oriental||Arab||White||Non-white||Total|
|Avon and Somerset||296||10||65||27||3||14||16||8||439|
|City of London||34||5||20||18||1||||22||13||113|
|Devon and Cornwall||111||1||||||||1||||||113|
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