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Mr. Gauke: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he was aware that 288 foreign nationals had been released since March 2005 without being considered for deportation when (a) he made his offer to resign to the Prime Minister on 25 April 2006 and (b) he was interviewed on Newsnight on 25 April 2006. 
Mr. Flello: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding has been allocated to (a) Stoke-on-Trent, (b) Nottingham and (c) Birmingham in 2005-06 for drug services in the city; and what each figure represents per capita. 
Mr. Coaker: Funding is allocated centrally to Drug Action Teams, who provide funding for local services that are appropriate to local needs. In 2005-06, funding streams which contributed to drug services at a local level included the Building Safer Communities Fund; the Drug Interventions Programme main grant; the Drug Strategy Partnership Support Grant; the Pooled Treatment Budget; and the Young People Substance Misuse Partnership Grant. Local partnerships also received funding for specific projects or programmes under the Drug Interventions Programme which were operating in the area, such as additional throughcare and aftercare provision, Restriction on Bail, the Rent Deposit Scheme, or the combined Criminal Justice Integrated Team-Prolific and Priority Offender scheme. Full details of funding for Stoke-on Trent, Nottingham and Birmingham in 2005-06 are provided in the attached document.
Population figures for Stoke-on Trent, Nottingham and Birmingham are 238,000, 275,000 and 992,000 respectively. The funding allocations for each area on a per capita basis would therefore be £11.74 for Stoke-on Trent, £23.32 for Nottingham and £18.41 for Birmingham.
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Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what facilities and premises are provided by his Department in Peterborough for the provision of (a) treatment and testing and (b) rehabilitation of offenders; and if he will make a statement. 
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Supervision and testing of offenders on drug treatment and testing orders (DTTOs), drug rehabilitation requirements (DRRs) of the community order and prolific and other priority offenders (PPOs) subject to a drug testing licence condition. Accredited substance misuse programme (Offender Substance Abuse Programme).
Drug counselling, psychotherapy and alternative therapies e.g. acupuncture. Testing of offenders subject to restriction on bail (RoB), including offenders on DTTOs/DRRs and those not on statutory orders or licences. Also, some testing of PPOs.
Detoxification and maintenance delivered by Prison Healthcare Group. Mandatory drug testing programme and in-house voluntary drug testing. Counselling, assessment, referral, advice and throughcare services (CARATs).
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what he expects the role of the new headquarters of Gloucestershire Constabulary at Quedgeley to be if the proposed police mergers go ahead. 
Mr. McNulty [holding answer 25 April 2006]: No decision has been made as yet on the future organisation of the police force areas in the South West region. In any event, the location and role of force headquarters is a matter for the chief officer and police authority concerned.
Mr. McNulty [holding answer 5 June 2006]: Live testing of the National Firearms Licensing Management System will begin in two forces on 5 June 2006. If this is successful the system will then be rolled out to all forces by March 2007.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of the National Offender Management Service on jobs in the prison and probation services in Gloucestershire. 
The introduction of the National Offender Management Service will result in changes to working practice for many staff in the prison and probation services, as it includes the implementation of the new offender management model, as well as the introduction
of new shared information and offender risk assessment systems. However, it is too early to tell what effect the introduction may have on jobs in the prison and probation services in Gloucestershire. For example, the change from probation boards to probation trusts and the introduction of commissioning are likely to have only a gradual impact at working level and much will be dependent on the response of the range of possible providers under the new commissioning regime.
Mr. McNulty: This is an operational matter for the Chief Constable of the North Wales Police. However, I understand that the force continues to operate a Financial Investigation Unit responsible for investigating fraud and other financial crime.
Mr. McNulty: Under Operation Artbeat, the Metropolitan Police Service is aiming to recruit as special constables individuals with expertise in art, antiques or collectibles to help their fight to combat art crime in London. The operation is at an early stage and interest from employers and staff is currently being assessed.
Mr. Streeter: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the value for money obtained for the working hours expended by Devon and Cornwall constabulary in connection with Operation Reproof; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. McNulty [holding answer 5 June 2006]: The hon. Members question is about an operational police matter that is the responsibility of the chief officer concerned. Ministers have agreed that parliamentary questions on issues that are solely the responsibility of police forces can be passed to the force concerned so that they can respond to the issues raised. I will pass the question to the chief officer of Devon and Cornwall police so that she can respond to the hon. Member directly and I will ensure that a copy of her response is placed in the Library.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will provide substantive answers to questions 46163 and 46160 tabled by the
hon. Member for Faversham and Mid Kent on 24 January 2006 for answer on 30 January 2006. 
Mr. Coaker [holding answer 28 March 2006]: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 18 April 2006, Official Report, column 363W by my hon. Friend the Member for Wythenshawe and Sale, East (Paul Goggins).
I would like to take this opportunity to clarify the earlier answer and put the matter beyond any doubt. The hon. Member asked what penalties may be imposed on sports bodies for non-compliance with the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Companies that hire security firms whose personnel include unlicensed staff are not committing any offence, since the Act places the onus on the individual and the company that provides security services, not on the customer. Where in-house employees are required to be licensed, the employer and individual are both responsible for ensuring this occurs.
Daniel Kawczynski: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to ensure PC Richard Keel of Shrewsbury receives the proper medical treatment for the injuries he sustained whilst on duty. 
Mr. McNulty: The police are just one, albeit very important, part of the criminal justice system. We fully expect the reform of the police service to enhance all aspects of policing, including crime prevention, detection and conviction rates. For example, reform should contribute towards improving the quality of major or specialist investigations undertaken by the police, which will help towards securing successful convictions.
John Cummings: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on progress with his proposals to merge the Northumbria, Durham and Cleveland police authorities. 
Mr. McNulty: On 3 March, the then Home Secretary (Charles Clarke) announced his intention to make the necessary changes to allow Northumbria, Durham and Cleveland police areas to merge. The statutory consultation period ends on 2 July.
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