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Departmental Costs

Mr. Salmond: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) salary bill was and (b) administrative costs were for his Department in (i) each (A) nation and (B) region of the UK and (ii) London in 2004-05. [35872]

Mr. Byrne: The total 2004-05 administration salary bill for the Department was £401 million, while total net 2004-05 administration costs came to £567 million. The Department does not monitor administrative costs by individual nation, or region or identify that incurred in London separately. The Department does however, monitor total identifiable expenditure on services, by function, country and region and this is set out in the 2006 Departmental Report (Cm 6818).

Mr. Redwood: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total cost was of (a) ministerial salaries and private offices and (b) the three top tiers of officials and their offices in his Department in 2005-06. [67455]

Mr. Byrne: The total cost of ministerial salaries and private offices and the top three tiers and their offices in the Home Office in 2005-06 form part of the departmental resource accounts. When finalised, I will write to the right hon. Member with the information he requests.

Departmental Credit Card

David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what facility is available for senior civil servants in his Department to use credit cards supplied by the Department. [72880]

Mr. Byrne: There are no special purchasing card arrangements specifically for senior civil servants. However, the Department has adopted pre-tendered national frameworks for the Government Procurement Card (GPC) and Government Fuel Card facilities in line with best practice.

Departmental Databases (Security)

Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) suspected and (b) confirmed security breaches of databases controlled by his Department occurred in each of the last five years. [88496]

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John Reid: All incidents listed are confirmed security breaches. No areas have reported suspected security breaches.











Departmental Expenditure

Mr. Francois: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent in each year since 1997 by his Department on salaries paid to civil servants. [41588]

Mr. Byrne: I am advised that since 2002-03 the Department has published Resource Accounts, detailing gross salaries for the Home Department, which cover the core Department, Immigration and Nationality Directorate, HM Prison Service, UK Passport Service and Criminal Records Bureau. Non-departmental public bodies and other public bodies are not included. The gross salary costs from resource accounts, for the last three available financial years, are in the following table. The costs comprise wages and salaries, social security costs and pension costs. These figures are taken from the Home Office resource accounts 2004-05, published on 31 January 2006.

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Note: Figures for previous financial years are not available on the same basis.

Departmental Finance

Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the annual expenditure on training and development by (a) his Department and (b) each (i) non-departmental public body, (ii) Executive agency and (iii) other public body for which he is responsible in (A) Scotland, (B) Wales, (C) each of the English regions and (D) Northern Ireland was in each of the last three financial years; and what the planned expenditure is for 2005-06. [39977]

Mr. Byrne: The information in the following table has been extracted from the accounting systems of the Home Office and its sponsored bodies. Actual data are shown for the years 2002-03 to 2004-05 with a forecast of out-turn shown for 2005-06. These costs do not cover activities such as mentoring and desk-side training, or the cost of IT training which is bought as part of a PFI arrangement.

It is not possible to produce an analysis of spend by region as the information is not held in this way in the accounting systems of all the bodies covered by this reply.

Out-turn Forecast
Department, Agency, NPPB Etc. 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06

Core Home Office





Executive Agencies





Non Ministerial Departments





Non Departmental Public Bodies





Public Corporation





Other Public Body





Grand Total





(1) This includes £54,827,000 that was spent on training the police in the use of DNA. (2) £47,531,000 was spent on the police training reform. (3) From this year expenditure by the Assets Recovery Agency is included. (4) The main reason of the increase is that Centrex’s recruitment was slow for 2002-03 and there was a substantial increase in their 2003-04 budget. (5) The expenditure is from 1 April to 4 December 2005 when the Forensic Science Service ceased to be a trading fund and became a private limited company wholly owned by the Government. (6) There were increased numbers of trainee probation officers and from 2003-04 their university fees could be accounted for separately. (7) The year-by-year changes in expenditure reflect changes in the number of trainee probation officers.

Departmental Grants

Mr. Spellar: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which organisations received grants or other income from his Department in the last 12 months, broken down by amount. [88931]

Mr. McNulty: The Home Office is currently preparing its 2005-06 accounts for audit. Information on grant payments will be contained within the published Home Office Resource Accounts.

Departmental IT

Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) originally estimated, (b) most recently estimated and (c) outturn cost was in each of the five largest information technology contracts agreed with outside suppliers over the last five years. [71763]

Mr. Byrne: Details of the five largest information technology contracts agreed by the Department inclusive of its executive agencies over the last five
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years are as shown. The outturn costs show sums actually paid under the contract during its lifetime, or so far paid for ongoing contracts.

£ million
Contract Original estimated value Most recent estimated value Outturn cost

Criminal Records Bureau PPP Agreement: Capita




NOMS Offender Management National Infrastructure (OMNI): Steria




IND Procurement of Infrastructure, Development and Support (IPIDS): Atos








CIS Exchange and Hosting, Fujitsu




(1) To date. (2) Nil to date. (3) £200 over six years from November 2004. (4) Estimate currently unchanged. (5) Ended 31 December 2005. (6) Complete.

Departmental Organisation

John Hemming: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will instruct his officials to develop a criminal justice, immigration and mental health flow chart to identify the different routes that offenders follow and to assist in identifying and resolving gaps in the system. [83893]

Mr. Sutcliffe: As my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary made clear in his written statement of 23 May 2006, Official Report, columns 78-81WS, there have never been systematic arrangements in place for collecting information on the nationality of mentally disordered offenders, referring them to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate and considering them for deportation. He has tasked officials to construct arrangements for considering deportation where appropriate for people in this group taking account of their very specific circumstances. This work is ongoing and as part of this, appropriate pathways are being developed for the management of mentally disordered offenders.

Departmental Pay and Pensions

Mr. Benton: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of his Department’s Pay and Pensions Service staff (a) are attending and (b) are due to attend the Dale Carnegie training courses, broken down by grade. [84732]

Mr. Byrne: The Investment in Teamworking Programme is run on behalf of HOPPS by Dale Carnegie Training. The programme is compulsory for all HOPPS staff. HOPPS is spilt in to three business areas; Pay Service, Pensions Service and Business Support Section. Staff from Pay Service and Business Support have either already attended the programme or have been allocated to the next round of sessions which begin on 20 July.Staff from Pensions Service will be allocated places on the Programme in the autumn. The breakdown of past and anticipated future attendance is as follows.

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Grade Attended Due to attend

Administrative Assistant









Administrative Officer



Executive Officer



Higher Executive Officer



Senior Executive Officer



Grade seven



Mr. Rob Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will estimate the pension liability of his Department over the next 30 years. [75278]

Mr. Byrne: I refer the hon. Member to Her Majesty’s Treasury technical Note, which was placed in the Library following an oral statement in Parliament by the then Chief Secretary to the Treasury on 2 March 2006, Official Report, columns 388-90.

Pension liabilities are not estimated for individual departments, but are estimated for individual pension schemes. The breakdown of liabilities for individual schemes is shown in Table 1 of the technical Note.

Departmental Publications

Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list in date order (a) Green and (b) White Papers produced by his Department since October 2005. [81310]

Mr. McNulty: The information requested is in the following table.

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Green and White Papers produced since October 2005
Title Date issued

Preventing Extremism Together—Places of Worship

6 October 2005

Restructuring Probation to Reduce Re-offending

20 October 2005

Control of Immigration: Statistics United Kingdom 2004 (Cm 6690)

22 November 2005

Rebuilding Lives—Supporting Victims of Crime (Cm 6705)

7 December 2005

Bribery—Reform of the Prevention of Corruption Acts and SFO Powers in Cases of Bribery of Foreign Officials

8 December 2005

Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals: Great Britain 2004 (Cm 6713)

8 December 2005

Home Office Targets Autumn Performance Report 2005 (Cm 6707)

19 December 2005

Tackling Human Trafficking—Consultation on Proposals for a UK Action Plan

5 January 2006

A Five Year Strategy for Protecting the Public and Reducing Re-Offending (Cm 6717)

9 February 2006

New Code of Professional Standards for Police Officers

27 February 2006

A Points-Based System: Making Migration Work for Britain (Cm 6741)

7 March 2006

Government Reply to the First Joint Report from the Home Affairs and Work and Pensions Committees, Session 2005-06, on the Draft Corporate Manslaughter Bill (Cm 6755)

8 March 2006

Prison Service Pay Review Body—Fifth Report on England and Wales 2006 (Cm 6745)

31 March 2006

Countering International Terrorism: The United Kingdom's Strategy (Cm 6888)

10 July 2006

New Powers Against Organised and Financial Crime (Cm 6875)

17 July 2006

Prisons and Probation Ombudsman for England and Wales Annual Report 2005-2006 (Cm 6873)

18 July 2006

Home Office Departmental Report 2006 (Cm 6818)

20 July 2006

Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals: Great Britain 2005 (Cm 6877)

24 July 2006

Control of Immigration: Statistics United Kingdom 2005 (Cm 6904)

22 August 2006

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