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David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many employees from an ethnic minority the Immigration and Nationality Directorate has, broken down by category of staff. 
John Reid: The information requested is presented in the following table. The collection of diversity data is intended to enable IND to monitor the effectiveness of its HR policies and processes. The provision of such data by employees is voluntary and information is held currently for just under 60 per cent. of our staff. Specific activities are under way to increase this figure to help ensure robust monitoring.
|Ethnic minority staff employed in IND by gradenumber and percentage|
|Total ethnic minority staff employed in INDnumber and percentage|
1. The figures are based on a 59.79 per cent. data set. We are taking active steps to improve these data; one Directorate specific manual exercise has been undertaken recently, these data returns will be reflected in the June 2006 figures and a small self-service electronic pilot exercise will be completed by September 2006 for inclusion in that quarter's figures.
2. The category other includes research officers and librarians.
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigration officers employed by his Department were born outside the UK, broken down by country of origin. 
John Reid: The information requested is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Sir Michael Spicer: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State responsible for immigration matters will respond to the representations of the hon. Member for West Worcestershire on behalf of his constituent, Mr. Matthew Pretorius, on permanent settlement status. 
Mr. Byrne: I wrote to the hon. Member for West Worcestershire on 10 July 2006.
Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many members of staff were employed in the (a) private and (b) public sector in the care of vulnerable and at-risk children and young adults in custody in each of the last 20 years. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: This information is not available centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Ellwood: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the value was of each payment which (a) has been made and (b) is planned by the Government to (i) survivors and (ii) families of those affected by the London bombings on 7 July 2005; and to whom each payment was made. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) are confidential as between the claimant and the Authority and no details of a claim can be released to any third party without the consent of the claimant.
CICA are, however, able to provide some details of claims lodged and payments made provided this does not enable individual claimants to be identified.
On this basis, information about numbers of final awards offered and accepted up to 30 June is given in the following table. This shows the tariff level for the main injury suffered.
Some of the award recipients may have received compensation over and above the tariff level indicated because they received tariff compensation for a second or third injury under the serious multiple injury formula, and/or additional compensation for loss of earnings and special expenses.
A number of substantial interim awards have also been made to seriously injured victims where the final prognosis for recovery is unclear and where CICA still have to make a final assessment of a claim for financial loss.
Many victims will also have received substantial payments from the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund, to which the Government donated a further £2.5 million in June 2006. Payments from the Fund, in the form of charitable grants, are made at the discretion of the Funds trustees.
|London BombingsFinal awards offered and accepted (to 30 June 2006)|
|Tariff band/level||Tariff amount (£)||Number of final awards offered and accepted|
Adam Afriyie: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders living at Manor Lodge Approved Premises, Old Windsor, Berkshire are sex offenders. 
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 13 July 2006]: As I have previously advised the hon. Member, the number of sex offenders accommodated at any one time in any approved premises, (formerly bail and probation hostels) varies. Statistical information about the type of offences committed by offenders residing at an approved premises at any one time is not collected centrally.
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many citizens from each of the countries which joined the EU in May 2004 are being supported by the National Asylum Support Service. 
John Reid: I am advised that the information available is set out in the table.
|Number of asylum seekers (including dependants) supported by NASS from countries that joined the EU in May 2004 as at the end of March 2006|
|Nationality||Subsistence only||In dispersed accommodation||Total|
|*= 1 or 2. Figures are rounded to the nearest 5 and may not sum due to rounding.|
NASS provides this support only to EU nationals who are, or have been, asylum seekers, whose claim is either outstanding or their circumstances are such that they are at present neither able to work nor to return home.
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the criminal offences created in legislation sponsored by his Department since April 2005, broken down by Act. 
John Reid: Home Office legislation since 1 April 2005 contains 50 criminal offences, tabled as follows:
Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2006, Official Report, columns 880-82W, on non-custodial sentences, for what reasons reparation is not included in orders other than the action plan order and the reparation order. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The table referred to in my answer of 3 July 2006, Official Report, columns 880-82W, gave general descriptions of the community sentences available for dealing with young offenders. Reparation, victim awareness and repairing the harm caused by offending are common threads running throughout the community sentencing framework. In practice all community orders offer the sentencer the flexibility to attach elements of reparation either within the order itself or in combination with another order.
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