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Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND) were temporarily transferred to work on issues outside those covered by the IND between 8 and 12 January. 
Mr. Byrne: There were no specific temporary transfers of members of the Immigration Nationality Directorate (IND) staff to non-IND work between 8 and 12 January. Records show that as at 31 January, 371 members of INDs staff were on longer term loans from IND to other Government Departments and 75 on secondment to organisations outside the civil service.
Mr. Spellar: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Immigration and Nationality Directorate will reply to the letter of 13 October from the right hon. Member for Warley on Mrs. Williams of Smethwick. 
Jim Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many (a) ports, (b) airports, (c) landing stages and (d) airfields the Immigration and Nationality Directorate had uniformed immigration officers (i) permanently and (ii) regularly located in (A) 2004, (B) 2005 and (C) 2006; and in how many such locations officers made at least one visit in each year. 
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 5 February 2007]: At present we are not a uniformed service but as of September 2007 the Immigration Service is on schedule to implement the full roll-out of uniforms for all operational frontline staff at ports and airports.
Mr. Austin Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many recommendations the Independent Race Monitor made in each annual report between 2002-03 and 2005-06; and how many have been implemented. 
|Year of report||Number of recommendations made||Number of recommendations already implemented|
Mark Durkan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether officers involved in the management of informants have been trained to Association of Chief Police Officers standards. 
Mr. McNulty: There are national standard training programmes, developed and endorsed by the Association of Chief Police Officers, for the management of covert human intelligence sources. This training is mandatory for those involved in source management.
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Public Protection Unit in the National Offender Management Service will continue to fund Langley House Trust in the financial year 2007-08. Under the funding agreement, Langley House Trust will provide access to two enhanced supervision beds for offenders with a history of mental disorder and to a larger number of beds as move-on accommodation for offenders who have completed a period of residence in approved premises.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average length of time was for a decision to be reached on applications for leave to remain in each of the last five years. 
|Turnaround time year to date||2004-05||2005-06|
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what percentage of postal applications for leave to remain a decision on the case was reached within three weeks of receipt in the latest period for which figures are available. 
48 per cent. of non-charged applications were completed within 20 working days and 80 per cent. were completed within 70 working days.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any written records are held by the Prison Service of instructions given (a) verbally and (b) in writing to the Director General of the Prison Service by Ministers in his Department in October 2002 on control of the riot at Lincoln Prison; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: There are no written records within the Home Office of discussions between the then Home Secretary and the then Director General of the Prison Service about the disturbance at Lincoln Prison on 23 October 2002.
Mark Durkan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what arrangements are in place within MI5 to audit compliance with the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 in connection with the authorisation, review and overall employment of informants; 
(4) whether MI5 has reviewed the (a) effectiveness and (b) ethical status of its informers in Northern Ireland in terms similar to the CRAG review conducted by the Police Service for Northern Ireland; 
(5) whether MI5 informers in Northern Ireland operate to the standards and requirements set by the CRAG review conducted by the Police Service for Northern Ireland, with particular reference to (a) specific annual authorisations for membership or support of proscribed organisations and (b) application to an equivalent officer to an Assistant Chief Constable for involvement in any criminal offence other than membership or support of a proscribed organisation; 
(7) whether MI5 has adopted guidelines on obtaining information from members of the public who are not registered informants equivalent to those adopted by the Police Service of Northern Ireland in August 2004; 
Mr. McNulty: The Security Service complies fully with the provisions of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act including the statutory Codes of Practice on Covert Human Intelligence Sources and covert surveillance.
Mark Durkan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will initiate an inquiry into the failure of the Surveillance Commissioner to uncover the activities of Informer 1 identified in the report of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland into the murder of Raymond McCord junior and related matters prior to October 2003. 
Mr. Byrne: The previous Home Secretary (Charles Clarke) did not give a speech on 4 January 2006. However, the current Home Secretary gave a political speech at Dunraven school, Streatham SW16 on 4 January 2007. The event was organised by the Labour Party. No permanent civil servants were involved in the organisation of the event.
Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fixed penalty notices were issued in Chorley for using hand-held mobile telephones when driving a motor vehicle in each year since the offence was introduced. 
Available information taken from the annual Home Office publication "Offences relating to motor vehicles, England and Wales Supplementary tables", for the Lancashire police force area, from 2003 to 2004 (latest available) is provided in the table.
|Fixed penalty notices issued( 1) for the offence of use of hand held mobile phone while driving( 2,3) within Lancashire police force area, 2003-2004|
|Number of offences|
|Fixed penalty notices issued( 1)|
|(1) Only covers tickets paid i.e. no further action. (2) Offences under the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986, Regulations 110 (1), 110 (2) and 110 (3). [Introduced 1 December 2003] (3) Includes hand held mobile phone or similar hand-held devices while driving. Note: Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when these data are used.|
Mr. Jeremy Browne:
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage
of people convicted of (a) driving without a licence, (b) driving without insurance and (c) driving without tax in each of the last five years were subsequently convicted of another offence. 
Mr. Coaker: The most recent re-offending information for adults in England and Wales were published in November 2006 as: Re-offending of Adults: results from the 2003 cohort. Home Office Statistical Bulletin 20/06. The report is available on line at:
The report shows two-year re-offending rates broken down by offence type (Table A2), the offences above are contained under "other motoring offences", however due to the nature of offences in the question most people will not receive custodial or community sentences and hence will not be included in the sample. It is not practical to break down results by individual offences due to data quality, sample size, and resource issues.
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