Mr. Byrne: UK citizens are required to satisfy the Immigration Officer that they have the right of abode when entering the United Kingdom, in accordance with the British Nationality Act 1981 and are not subject to immigration control. Those satisfying an immigration officer as above, are expedited through immigration control without further hindrance, subject to any security measures.
Mr. Llwyd: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes he plans to make to the way resources are allocated to deliver the Reducing Reoffending Action Plan effectively in Wales. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: While the national Reducing Reoffending Delivery Plan details the partnership work in England, similar principles and the broad approach to reducing reoffending are reflected in Joining Together in Wales: an Adult and Young Peoples Strategy to Reduce Reoffending(). The strategy was launched jointly by the Welsh Assembly Government and Home Office Ministers earlier this year and reflects the roles and responsibilities of the Welsh Assembly Government and the National Offender Management Service. It identifies the issues and aims to be addressed in Wales, which formed the basis of a consultation to develop the actions. Following the consultation, work is now underway with the Welsh Assembly Government and other key partners to develop and agree a joint action plan to deliver the strategy in Wales. Responsibility for the development of the strategy in Wales rests with the Director of Offender Management Services in Wales. Through the role of commissioning services, the Director of Offender Management Services in Wales will be able to influence the allocation of resources to pursue national objectives and in the delivery of the joint action plan. Clearly, not all resources will be allocated directly through the National Offender Management Service and those within other partners responsibilities form part of the consideration being given to developing and resourcing the delivery of the joint action plan. In addition, to support this work, we are also developing our reducing re-offending alliances in Wales, with the corporate sector, civic society, faith groups and the voluntary sector. The aim is to bring in new skills and innovation enabling us to work effectively with ex-offenders in different ways.
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 11 September 2006]: Prison sentences are served in two parts, the first in prison and the second under restrictions in the community. Information on the average length of time served in prison by prisoners discharged from determinate sentences can be found in tables 10.1 and 10.2 of the Offender Management Caseload Statistics 2004, available in the House of Commons Library. The figures provided in the tables were drawn from administrative IT systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system, and so is not necessarily accurate to the last whole number.
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sex offenders moved from approved premises adjacent to schools were moved to (a) other approved premises, (b) bed and breakfast accommodation and (c) other housing; and how many were participating in sex offender treatment programmes when they were moved. 
John Reid: The total number of sex offenders moved from the 12 approved premises listed as immediately adjacent to schools is 65. Of these, 49 were moved to other approved premises and 16 were relocated to other housing; none were placed in bed and breakfast accommodation. All moves were undertaken following individual risk assessments. The number of residents participating in sex offender treatment programmes when they were moved was 23.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fixed penalty notices have been issued for speeding as a result of the enforcement camera sited on the A13 eastbound carriageway at Pitsea; and how many tickets have been issued in each month since the camera was sited there. 
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers have been employed in Essex in each year since 1997; and how many officers were engaged in monitoring traffic speed on average in each year. 
Mr. McNulty: Information on the number of police officers in Essex police is set out in the following table. Data on the number of officers engaged in monitoring traffic speeding is not collected. The deployment of police officers to this and other police duties is an operational matter for the chief constable.
|Essex policestrength 1997 to 2006
|Year (as at 31 March )
|Number of police officers
|(1 )Boundary changes with the Metropolitan police on 1 April 2000 transferred resources to the Essex police area. Like with like comparisons cannot therefore be made for years before March 2001.
Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the Sustainable Training and Employment Partnerships resettlement project; what plans he has to extend the scheme; and what assessment he has made of the costs and benefits of the project. 
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 20 March 2006]: The Sustainable Training and Employment Partnerships resettlement project was a local initiative at HM Prison Coldingley. The project was not evaluated formally but it has informed local resettlement activities.
Mr. Steen: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 4 September 2006, Official Report, column 1975W, how many unaccompanied minors were admitted to the UK at Heathrow airport in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Byrne: The information requested is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Information on asylum applications from unaccompanied minors is published in quarterly web pages and in the annual statistical bulletin Asylum Statistics United Kingdom. Copies of these publications and others relating to general immigration to the UK are available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate website at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration1.html.
Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when he plans to meet the Secretary of State for Wales to discuss the implications for Wales of the action plan for reform of his Department; 
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 24 July 2006]: As with all Cabinet colleagues, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department meets our right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales on a regular basis to discuss a range of issues.