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Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the impact of (a) European Council and (b) European Court of Justice decisions on the effective deportation of foreign nationals incarcerated in the UK. 
Mr. Byrne: The Secretary of State is satisfied that current procedures with regard to deportation of EEA nationals comply with relevant European Council and European Court of Justice decisions. The European Council directive 2004/38/EC provides for the deportation of EEA nationals on public policy, public security and public health grounds. This directive was transposed into UK law by the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006.
Malcolm Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether (a) Fouad Boukadiar, (b) Abderrahamane Boulares, (c) Faleh Rechachi, (d) Alarbi Khelifi and (e) Khelid Khelifi, convicted of conspiracy to defraud and sentenced to imprisonment in November 2004, have (i) completed their sentences, (ii) been released and (iii) been deported in accordance with the court's recommendations; 
(2) whether Shamar Evans-Abdulie who was convicted of supplying drugs and sentenced to imprisonment in October 2003, has (a) completed his sentence, (b) been released and (c) been deported in accordance with the court's recommendations; 
(3) whether (a) Malik Madani and (b) Hamlaoui Selama convicted of conspiracy to defraud and sentenced to imprisonment in November 2004, have (i) completed their sentences, (ii) been released and (iii) been deported in accordance with the court's recommendations; 
(4) whether Bogdan Tanasa, convicted of fraud and sentenced to imprisonment in March 2004, has (a) completed his sentence, (b) been released and (c) been deported in accordance with the court's recommendations; 
(5) what the (a) name and (b) nationality is of the foreign male prisoner detained by Grampian police on 3 May; what the nature of his conviction was; what the (i) date and (ii) term of sentence was; what the date of release was; and whether he was recommended for deportation on release. 
Willie Rennie: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Gurkha soldiers who have completed their service (a) applied for and (b) were granted (i) leave to remain and (ii) British citizenship in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 4 July 2006]: Figures for applications from Gurkhas for ILR before October 2004 are not available. Figures for the period October 2004 until June 2006 for indefinite leave to remain (settlement) are in table 1. Figures for applications from Gurkhas for citizenship before October 2001 are not available. Figures for the period October 2001 until June 2006 are in table 2. The figures quoted are from provisional management information and are subject to change.
|Table 1: Gurkha applications for indefinite leave to remain (settlement)|
|Applied for ILR||Granted ILR|
|Table 2: Gurkha applications for citizenship|
|Applied for citizenship||Granted citizenship|
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) asylum seekers and (b) illegal immigrants have been caught working illegally in each of the past five years. 
|Number of offenders detected during illegal working operations|
|Financial year||FAS||Non FAS||Total|
Kate Hoey: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) applicant files, (b) passports and (c) other documents submitted by applicants have been lost in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Byrne: Other information is not routinely kept and the cost would be disproportionate to provide the information requested. I am advised that IND records show that the number of passports lost in 2003-04 was 588, in 2004-05 was 452 and in 2005-06 was 288.
Kate Hoey: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures are (a) in place and (b) planned to reduce the number of documents submitted by applicants being lost in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Byrne: IND takes seriously its responsibility for ensuring the safe handling and return of important documents submitted by customers. Measures already in place include procedures for early return of passports, secure handling areas to safeguard documents, secure movement in sealed crates or secure wallets, dedicated passport searching and streamlined work processes. These procedures are kept under review with the aim of further reducing the potential for documents to be lost.
Susan Kramer: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Immigration and Nationality Directorate will reply to letters of (a) 21 December 2005, (b) 3 February 2006 and (c) 12 May 2006 from the hon. Member for Richmond Park, regarding the immigration case of her constituent, Mrs. Ifeoma Ngozi Hewlett (née Exebilo), Home Office reference number E114243. 
Mr. Byrne: To say how many IT projects which cost over £1 million, were introduced since 1997 and are in use in the Home Department could be given only at disproportionate cost. However as of 8 June 2006, the Home Department had 21 current IT enabled programmes, which either had a full life cost of over £40 million or were mission critical.
Mr. Keetch: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will investigate why a constituent, Mr. John Rose, has not received his licence or passport following the undertaking by the Minister to raise the case with the Security Industry Authority; 
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what occasions an (a) individual and (b) organisation has applied for a judicial review of decisions of his Department in each year since 1997; and what the outcome was of each case where proceedings have been completed. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of suspicious activity reports relating to suspected money laundering were in connection with transactions in basic bank accounts in 2005. 
Mr. Coaker [holding answer 10 July 2006]: A total of 127,918 suspicious activity reports were received by the National Criminal Intelligence Service from the banking sector in 2005, representing just over 65 per cent. of all SARs received in that year. There is no requirement on the banking sector to make reference to, or distinguish between, account types on the report form. It is not possible, therefore, to break SARs down by account type.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals have been convicted of (a) drug dealing offences, (b) rape, (c) armed robbery and (d) manslaughter while on probation in each year since 1998. 
|Number of individuals convicted of rape, armed robbery and manslaughter whilst under probation supervision|
| Source: RDS NOMS Offender Caseload Statistics.|
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2006, Official Report, column 1705W, on parole, what measures have been put in place since 2001-02 to reduce the number of parolees breaking the terms of their release. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Probation National Standards require breach action to be considered after one unacceptable failure to comply with the sentence. Where breach action is not undertaken after one unacceptable failure to comply, a formal written warning of the consequences of further failure may be issued. Ultimately breach or recall action will be taken after the offender's third unacceptable failure to comply. The target for the national probation service to take such enforcement action within 10 working days is met in 90 per cent. of cases. In 2001-02 the enforcement rate for all offenders released on licence was 58 per cent. In 2005-06, this had improved to 93 per cent. The Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements were introduced in the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 and came into effect in April 2001. They were strengthened through the Criminal Justice Act 2003. They provide the framework for the police, prison and probation services to supervise the most serious sexual and violent offenders and to take swift enforcement action where such offenders engage in behaviour which demonstrates a risk of harm to the public.
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