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Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it is his policy to assess the impact of each bill before Parliament on future resource requirements of the police and enforcement authorities. 
The additional cost of the site security of the Olympic Park, a consequence of the London terrorist bombings of 7 July 2006, was included in the £900 million increase in the core costs of the Olympic Park that I announced to the Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport on 21 November 2006. The Government are continuing to review the wider policing and security requirements.
Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how his Department will define the term self-employed for the purposes of registering migrant workers from Romania and Bulgaria after 1 January 2007. 
Mr. Byrne: Whether a person is self-employed or employed is determined by case law, based on the contractual terms under which that person is engaged. The responsibility to determine the employment status of a worker for tax and national insurance contributions purposes rests with the engager, based on the contractual terms determined by the engager.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has responsibility for employment status issues relating to tax and national insurance contributions. HMRC provides employment status opinions, but if an engager disputes the opinion it is ultimately for the Tax Commissioners to decide employment status. HMRC
also polices employment status: ensuring the correct employment status has been applied is one of the roles of HMRC's compliance staff when reviewing employers and contractors.
Mr. Wallace: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Mr. Litvinenko requested protection from the (a) police, (b) his Department and (c) another Government agency before his death. 
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what parts of the United Kingdom the national single non-emergency number is available; and what funding is available for the continued availability of the number in these areas. 
Mr. McNulty: The new single non-emergency number service 101 is now available in five police and local authority partnerships across England and Wales: Northumbria and Tyne and Wear, Sheffield, Leicester and Rutland, Cardiff, and Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
The Home Office is committed to the continued availability of the 101 service in these areas, though it is not possible to confirm at this time exactly what funding will be available beyond the 2007-08 financial year until future budgets have been finalised following the current Comprehensive Spending Review.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what format his Department holds information relating to (a) the cost of Operation Scully and (b) the number of police officers, immigration officers and officials involved in Operation Scully; and if he will place in the Library a copy of that information. 
The director general of the immigration and nationality directorate (IND) wrote to the Home Affairs Committee on 9 October and explained the enforcement resources used to track down those offenders released without deportation consideration. There is no estimate of the total cost of Operation Scully because the Department has not captured the costs of this operation separately from its normal business costs. Existing resources were redeployed from
within IND to deal with the increased immigration-related activities associated with this operation.
Nick Herbert: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total annual cost would have been of an increase in police pay of 2.2 per cent. as proposed by the Official Side; and what the cost will be of the 3 per cent. the Police Arbitration Panel awarded. 
Mr. McNulty: The Home Office has estimated that increasing police officer pay by 2.2 per cent would increase the police officer paybill in England and Wales by £154 million per year and increasing police officer pay by 3 per cent would cost £210 million; a difference of £56 million per year.
Mr. Bone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what total amount was allocated to Northamptonshire police under the National Funding Formula over the last five years; and how much was available for drawing down by the Northamptonshire police over the same period. 
|Northamptonshires funding 2002-07|
|General government grants||Specific grants and capital provision||Total government grants|
|(1) Adjusted for comparison purposes following the transfer of pensions and security funding from general grant in 2006-07|
Mr. McNulty: This data has previously been published in the Home Office Statistical Bulletin, Police Strength in England and Wales 31st March 2006 (13/06), which is available in the Library of the House and can also be downloaded from http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs06/hosb1306.pdf.
Tables 10a and 10b in the bulletin contain the numbers of police staff by each force in England and Wales. (Civilian staff have been referred to as police staff since March 2003.) Figures for police community support officers, traffic wardens and designated officers (s.38) are also given in the tables.
Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints about insufficient funding of policing his Department has received from each police authority in the last six months. 
Mr. McNulty [holding answer 4 December 2006]: Ministers and officials in the Home Office have regular discussions with police forces and authorities, on both a formal and informal basis, during which the subject of police funding may be raised.
Mr. Walter: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) asylum seekers, (b) immigrants and (c) migrant workers have settled in the South West region in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 28 November 2006]: Statistics on the location of asylum seekers in the UK are linked to the available information on the support that the asylum seeker receives. The number of asylum seekers in receipt of support from IND is published on a quarterly and annual basis, broken down by Government office region and local authority. The latest publication covering the third quarter of 2006 is available on the Home Office Research Development and Statistics website at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration1.html. Further breakdowns by parliamentary constituency are also available from the Library of the House.
It is not possible to say how many people were granted indefinite leave to remain (settlement) in the South West region. Statistics relating to persons granted settlement in the United Kingdom are published annually in Command Papers entitled "Control of Immigration: Statistics United Kingdom". These publications are available from the Library of the House and via the Home Office website, http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration1.html
Steve Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what occasions in the last six months prisoners in closed conditions were moved as a group to Leyhill prison on out-of-area placements; how many such prisoners were so moved; which prisons they were moved from in each case; and if he will make a statement. 
|Group moves of prisoners to Leyhill prison on out of area placements and the prisons from which they were moved for the last six months|
|Date of placement||Sending establishment||Number of prisoners moved|
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