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Mr. Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) assessments and (b) reports her Department holds on file of incidents of contamination on the proposed site of the London 2012 site at Stratford. 
Information on individual incidents would normally be held by the appropriate regulatory body, depending on the type of incident. Information is provided to DEFRA with bids for capital project support in connection with local authorities contaminated land responsibilities, but there have been no applications relating to this site.
Yvette Cooper: Since the Department was formed in May 2006, we have received about 160 written questions relating to home information packs. Of the 150 that were due for answer before 16 October, 144 have now been answered and the remaining six will be answered shortly.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it her policy to introduce an obligation for local authorities undertaking public works projects to display appropriate signage (a) to describe the nature and duration of the work, (b) to apologise for any inconvenience caused and (c) to provide a contact telephone number; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Woolas: The Governments policy on these matters is set out in the Code of Practice on the Dissemination of Information during Major Infrastructure Developments published by the former DETR in 1999. This is available on my Departments website at http://www. communities.gov.uk/index.asp?id=1144499. Copies are available in the Library. There is specific provision for a contact telephone number to be provided at paragraph 3.4.13 of the code. The other matters would appear to be good practice, but would be provided at the discretion of the local authority or other promoter of the scheme.
Mr. McGovern: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding the Government have provided to (a) local authorities and (b) other organisations for the provision of youth centres in England and Wales in each year since 1997. 
Mark Pritchard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the estimated number of Romanian and Bulgarian migrants likely to enter the UK in 2007 following EU accession is; 
Mr. Byrne: The Government have stated that gradual access to the UKs labour market will be provided to Bulgarian and Romanian nationals when those countries join the EU on 1 January 2007. Details of those measures will be provided to Parliament later this month.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the
proposed reforms in the way statistics for migrant workers from EU countries are calculated. 
Incidents of criminal damage recorded by the police and estimated by the British
Crime Survey (BCS) are reported annually in the Home Office Statistical Bulletin Crime in England and Wales.
Current figures can be found in the following table. These are produced for England and Wales as a whole. Separate figures for England are not currently available. The BCS, which provides the best measure of trends over time, shows that there has been a 19 per cent. fall in incidents of criminal damage between 1995 and 2005-06.
|Trends in criminal damage, police recorded crime statistics and the British Crime Survey, 1995 to 2005-06|
|1998-99( 2,3)||1999-2000( 4)||2000-01||2001-02|
|(1) Unweighted base refers to the number of households interviewed by the BCS upon which the estimates are based. (2) Change from calendar year to financial year in reporting of recorded crime. (3) The number of crimes recorded by the police in that financial year using the expanded offence coverage and revised counting rules which came into effect on 1 April 1998. (4) Figures for BCS relate to calendar year 1999. (5) Numbers of recorded crime offences will be affected by changes in reporting and recording. For further information see chapter 3 in Crime in England and Wales 2002/03. (6) Police recorded crime includes figures from the British Transport Police from 2002/03 onwards. Source: Crime in England and Wales 2005/06 Home Office Statistical Bulletin 12/06, July 2006 and associated web tables http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs06/hosb1206tab201.xls and http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs/100years.xls|
Mr. McNulty: Statistics are not currently collated centrally on the ethnicity of people given an ASBO. The decision to grant an ASBO as a means of protecting a community or individuals from antisocial behaviour rests with the courts, and the agencies that apply for such orders are themselves public bodies that are thus subject to the race equality duty.
Mr. Byrne: The latest estimate is that approximately 5,500 unaccompanied asylum seeking children are receiving care and support from local authorities in he United Kingdom. This estimate is based on summary claims submitted by local authorities to the National Asylum Support Service in spring 2006 for reimbursement of the costs of supporting them. A precise figure can not be determined on this basis as some local authorities will have received separate funding, not from the Home Office, for a small number of accompanied children who have been taken into care.
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people refused asylum in each of the last five years were subsequently granted exceptional leave to remain; and how many were granted (a) one years exceptional leave, (b) two years exceptional leave, (c) three years exceptional leave, (d) four years exceptional leave and (e) five or more years exceptional leave. 
Mr. Byrne: The requested information on the length of stay granted for exceptional leave to remain, humanitarian protection or discretionary leave to remain after an asylum application has been refused could be obtained only at disproportionate cost by examination of individual case records (humanitarian protection and discretionary leave to remain replaced exceptional leave to remain from 1 April 2003).
Mr. Byrne: Information on asylum applications by nationality is published quarterly and annually. 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.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many initial decisions in asylum applications to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate were overturned in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Byrne: Information on asylum appeals is published quarterly and annually. 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.home office.gov.uk/rds/immigration1.html.
Tom Levitt: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) number and (b) percentage of asylum seekers received permission to stay in the UK (a) upon first application and (b) on appeal in the latest year for which figures are available. 
Information on asylum initial decisions and appeals are published quarterly and annually. 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.
Mr. Byrne: Under the IND review, enforcement and compliance resource will be doubled by April 2009. This resource will be deployed flexibly to enable us to most efficiently meet changing operational demands and it is not possible to confirm the proportion which will be allocated to any geographic area.
Mr. Byrne: Under section one of the British Nationality Act 1981, a child born in the United Kingdom will be a British citizen at birth only if at least one parent was then a British citizen or was settled in this country. For the purposes of the Act, a parent will have been settled in the United Kingdom if ordinarily resident here and not subject to any restriction under the immigration laws on the maximum length of his or her stay.
Mr. Byrne: Asylum seekers apply to be granted refugee status in the UK rather than specifically in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. Asylum applications data are not available at regional level.
Information on unaccompanied asylum seeking children is published quarterly and annually. 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.
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