|Removals, voluntary departures and assisted returns( 1) of asylum applicants( 2) , excluding dependants, nationals of Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea and Iran quarter 1 to quarter 3, 2006( 3,4)
|Number of principal applicants
|(1) Includes enforced removals, persons departing voluntarily after enforcement action had been initiated against them, persons leaving under Assisted Voluntary Return Programmes run by the International Organization for Migration and those who it is established have left the UK without informing the immigration authorities.
(2) Figures rounded to the nearest five, with = 0, * = one or two, and may not sum due to rounding.
(3) Persons who had sought asylum at some stage, excluding dependants.
(4) Provisional figures.
(5) Includes persons departing voluntarily after enforcement action had been initiated against them and those who it is established have left the UK without informing the immigration authorities.
(6) Excludes Assisted Voluntary Returns.
(7 )Persons leaving under Assisted Voluntary Return Programmes run by the International Organization for Migration. May include some cases where enforcement action has been initiated.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many security staff are
engaged in border control activities at regional airports in the West Midlands. 
Mr. Byrne: A total of 203 immigration and nationality directorate border control operational staff are currently deployed within the Midlands region to meet all services requiring immigration control. Operational staff comprise of assistant immigration officers, immigration officers, chief immigration officers and Her Majesty's inspectors. Staffing levels are constantly reviewed based on volume of traffic and risk assessments and the number of staff at any given location can change.
Mr. Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State forthe Home Department what the reasons were for withdrawing funding for the BrakeCare bereavement pack in 2007; and what related services for road crash victims are available. 
The code of practice for victims of crime includes an obligation on the police to provide close relatives of a victim of road death with timely information about their case and an enhanced service. The core funding provided to victim support allows them to provide a witness service in all Crown and magistrates courts. If a road traffic incident involves a court case, the victim or their family can access this support. Other voluntary groups, including Brake, RoadPeace and the Campaign Against Drinking and Driving, also provide support and advice to serious road crash victims.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many CCTV cameras there are in each police authority area, broken down by those that are primarily used for the detection of (a) criminal activity and (b) motoring offences. 
Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Secretary of Statefor the Home Department how many items of correspondence have been received by his Department since 5 May 2005; and what percentage of correspondence received in that period was answered within 15 days of receipt. 
Between 5 May 2005 and 22 October 2006, the Home Office's correspondence tracking system shows that 120,219 items of correspondence were received. This number does not include letters or emails addressed to individuals by name, which are passed directly to the addressee for reply and are not recorded or managed on the central system. The
number also excludes correspondence sent to the Identity and Passport Service since 1 April 2006; letters from members of the public to Immigration and Nationality Directorate and Her Majesty's Prison Service; or correspondence received as part of an organised campaign.
The following table gives a breakdown of the totals received in each month, and for each area of the Department for which records are held. In thecurrent calendar year 92 per cent. of ministerial
correspondence received in the Home Office, not including IND and agencies, has been replied to within 15 working daysup from 78 per cent. in 2005.In October 2006, 97 per cent. of ministerial correspondence received by this central Home Office was replied to within 15 days. In all other areas, where the target is 20 working days, performance over the specified period was 81 per cent. The percentage of all correspondence answered in 15 working days was61 per cent.
|Ministerial correspondence (central Home Office only15 working day target)
|Letters from members of the public (central Home Office only20 working day target)
|E-mails from members of the public (central Home Office only20 working day target)
|Ministerial correspondence (IND only20 working day target)
|Official replies to MPs (IND only20 working day target)
|Ministerial correspondence (Her Majesty's Prison Service20 working day target)