Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) fixed penalty notices have been issued and (b) prosecutions have been made for the sale of spray paint to minors since the introduction of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003. 
Mr. Coaker: Data from the Court Proceedings Database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform shows that there were no prosecutions reported for the sale of spray paint to minors since the introduction of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 in 2004. Data for 2005 will be available in November.
Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints about antisocial behaviour were made to Lancashire Constabulary during the Halloween and Guy Fawkes night period in each of the last five years. 
Mr. McNulty: Section 30 of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 provides the police with powers to disperse groups and remove under 16s to their place of residence, within authorised areas. These powers came into force on 20 January 2004.
Information on the use of the powers has not been routinely collected. However, from a Home Office data collection exercise, we estimate that around 800 areas were designated in England and Wales between January 2004 and June 2005. From April 2006, the data are being collected by police force area.
Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 in the (a) Lancashire Constabulary and (b) Ribble Valley area. 
Mr. McNulty: Tables giving the number of antisocial behaviour orders issued at all courts up to 30 September 2005 (latest available), as reported to the Home Office by the Court Service, by criminal justice system (cjs) area and by local government authority areas in which prohibitions are imposed within orders, can be found on the Crime Reduction website at www.crimereduction.gov.uk. The Lancashire cjs area is coterminous with the Lancashire Constabulary police force area.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many breaches of anti-social behaviour orders have given rise to action by the police in North Yorkshire; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. McNulty: I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to her question on 16 February 2006, Official Report, column 2327W. No information is collected centrally on police action taken prior to or following a conviction for breaching an antisocial behaviour order.
Mr. Ian Austin: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) why Dudley was not given trailblazer status in 2003 as part of the Government initiative to reduce anti-social behaviour; 
Although Dudley is not a Trailblazer area, it, along with all other local authorities, has been able to benefit from the Together Campaign. Central to that campaign has been ensuring that everyone involvedthe public, police officers, housing officers,
wardens, community workers, court staff and environmental health officershave the knowledge and support to enable them to deal with antisocial behaviour and bring respite to those affected by it.
The Respect Action Plan, published earlier this year, detailed the Government's drive to build on the success of the Together Campaign and go further in tackling the symptoms and causes of antisocial behaviour wherever they are encountered. As part of this, the Respect Task Force will be working closely with a larger number of areas who can demonstrate their commitment to delivering upon the Respect programme and act as exemplars for the approaches outlined in the Respect Action Plan. We are looking to ensure regional and national coverage and will be contacting prospective areas over the coming months.
Willie Rennie: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals who had served in the British armed forces (a) applied for and (b) were granted (i) indefinite leave to remain and (ii) British citizenship in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 6 July 2006]: Figures for applications from foreign nationals for Indefinite Leave to Remain before October 2003 are not available. Figures for the period October 2003 until June 2006 for Indefinite Leave to Remain (settlement) are in the following table.
|Armed forces applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain (Settlement)
|Applied for ILR
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effect of marriages arranged between members of the Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities with spouses from Pakistan and Bangladesh on the integration of their respective communities into British society; and whether he has commissioned any research into this subject. 
Meg Munn: There are no specific research programmes underway on this. The Commission on Integration and Cohesion will consider how local communities can manage the challenges related to changing patterns of migration, and this will include how to ensure that all new migrants are supported to become established in their local communities.
|(1 )No assets recovered in first year of operation (2) At 27 October 2006.
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when his Department started to track the numbers of fresh applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain; how many fresh applications have been submitted since the tracking scheme was implemented; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Byrne: In the Immigration and Nationality Directorate, applications made to Managed Migration Directorate (MMD) for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) are stored on their Case Information Database. Available information kept since April 2002 of the numbers involved are in the following table.
The Asylum Casework Directorate (ACD) has kept statistics on the number of main applicants identified for consideration and decisions made by the Family ILR exercise since it began in October 2003. The most recent figures were published in the Q2 2006 Asylum Statistics on 22 August 2006.
Information on the Asylum Directorates Family ILR exercise is published quarterly and annually and is 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.
|Number of ILR applications
|(1) Reduction in applications due to rule changes that extended the qualification time for marriage ILR from four to five years.
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether he has plans to make an assessment of the time required to resolve current outstanding applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain; and if he will make a statement; 
Mr. Byrne: Managed Migration Directorate aim to decide applications according to their published service standards. These are to decide 70 per cent. of charged cases within 20 working days and 90 per cent. within 70 working days. For non-charged cases, they aim to decide 25 per cent. within 20 working days and 30 per cent. within 70 working days. Straightforward applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) are completed within this time scale, though more complex cases may take longer.
The Asylum Casework Directorate has processed the great majority of Family Indefinite Leave to Remain cases. It would only be possible to assess the time required to resolve those that remain outstanding(1) at disproportionate cost.
(1) Information on the Asylum Directorates Family ILR exercise is published quarterly and annually and is 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: Most applications for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) are work in progress in Managed Migration Directorates General Group. As at the end of September 2006 there were approximately 14,750 applications in this category.
This information has not been quality assured and is not a National Statistic. It should be treated as provisional management information. As of 30 June 2006, the Asylum Casework Directorate had 460 applications for Family ILR awaiting a decision(1).
(1) Information on the Family ILR exercise 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 web site at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration1.html.
John Reid: We continuously monitor the situation in all asylum intake countries taking into account information from a wide range of recognised and respected governmental and non-governmental organisation sources as well-as current news reports. Asylum decision-makers take into account the situation in the country of origin as it affects each asylum applicant when making a decision on an asylum claim. We would only return an individual where this was consistent with our international obligations and where the individual has been unsuccessful in any appeals against the decision in their particular case.
Mr. Pelling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the reasons are for the change in the number of outstanding asylum cases in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate since 1 June. 
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 11 September 2006]: This small increase of 200 cases reflects the redeployment of staff on to dealing with other higher priority cases such as foreign national prisoners. New caseworkers are being recruited and trained to deal with asylum intake.
Mr. Spellar: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library a copy of the report produced for his Department by Professor Dustmann on the effect on immigration of an enlarged EU. 
Mr. Spellar: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether family applications to be re-united with those given leave to remain are required to meet the test that they will (a) not be dependent on public funds and (b) have adequate accommodation. 
Mr. Byrne: Family applications to be re-united with those given indefinite leave to remain are normally expected to meet the maintenance and accommodation requirements of the Immigration Rules. However, applications made to join either recognised refugees and those granted humanitarian protection on or after 30 August 2005, or relatives of EEA nationals, are not expected to satisfy the maintenance and accommodation requirements.
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many ministerial approvals have been given for the detention of a child in an immigration detention centre for more than 28 days in each month of 2006; and if he will make a statement.