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|Proportion of households/adults victims of crime types by household income, 1998 BCSEngland and Wales|
|Percentage victims once or more|
|Less than £5,000||£5,000 less than £10,000||£10,000 less than £20,000||£20,000 less than £30,000||£30,000 or more|
1998 British Crime Survey
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the cost of alcohol-related crime in each police force area in England and Wales in the last period for which information is available; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Coaker: This information is not routinely collected. The only previous estimate of the costs of alcohol-related crime was produced by the Prime Ministers Strategy Unit in support of the Governments Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy and published in the associated consultation document. The costs for 2001-02 were estimated at up to £7.3 billion. No breakdown by police force area was provided.
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which civil servant in his Department was paid the highest bonus payment in 2006; how many civil servants in his Department received bonus payments in 2006; and what the total cost was of bonus payments to officials in his Department in 2006. 
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 26 January 2007]: It is not policy to comment on pay arrangements for individual employees within the Department. However, the highest paid bonus was £15,000 and this was in line with the arrangements set out by the Senior Salaries Review Board, 28th Report, dated March 2006. Set out in the table is the number of performance-related bonuses paid to employees together with the total costs for staff within the Home Office, excluding Prison Service and Identity Passport Service.
|Home Office: bonus summary( 1)|
|Amount paid (£)||Number paid|
|(1 )The bonus payments in the table relate to the annual employee performance review for 2005-06 and were paid in 2006-07.|
Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what expenditure is planned to be carried out in Pendle by his Department in the years up to 2010; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Marsden: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many employees from his Department have been asked to retire upon reaching 65 years of age as a result of the Departments mandatory retirement policy in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Byrne: Staff in the Home Office can choose to retire at any age after 60. The default retirement age is 65. Staff are notified of their retirement date between 6-12 months before their 65th birthday and are informed of their right to request to work past that date. Any such requests are considered carefully and, if refused, attract a right of appeal. Data are not held centrally on staff who have been asked to retire at age 65, and could not be obtained except at a disproportionate cost.
Stephen Pound: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals have been (a) arrested, (b) prosecuted and (c) convicted of offences relating to the breach of a deportation order in each of the last 12 months, broken down by country of origin. 
Stephen Pound: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals have been (a) arrested, (b) prosecuted and (c) convicted of offences relating to the breach of an exclusion order issued as a consequence of the facilitated release scheme for foreign national prisoners in each of the last 12 months, broken down by country of origin. 
Mr. Byrne: There is no facilitated release scheme operated by the Department. The facilitated returns scheme which was introduced in October last year in order to help more foreign national prisoners to return voluntarily to their own country.
The Director General of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate wrote to the Home Affairs Committee on 19 February 2007. A copy of this letter has been placed in the Library of the House and it contains details of the facilitated return scheme.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what guidance he has issued to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate since 1 January 2007 on the detention of illegal immigrants or convicted foreign nationals in prisons; 
Mr. Byrne: The routine use of prisons to hold immigration detainees ended in January 2002. However, it was made clear that there would continue to be a need to hold small numbers of individual detainees in prison for reasons of security and control. That remains the case and may apply to both failed asylum seekers and other immigration offenders. In addition, individual foreign nationals who have been convicted for criminal offences in the United Kingdom may be held in prison accommodation pending deportation or transfer to the immigration detention estate on release from their prison sentences. No specific guidance has been issued but the Home Secretary has instructed the Immigration and Nationality Directorate to work closely with the National Offender Management Service and HM Prison Service.
Sir Peter Soulsby: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effect of the recent changes to the highly skilled migrant programme on people who had been granted leave under the previous rules; and what estimate he has made of the numbers of people who will not be able to extend this leave. 
Mr. Byrne: People who were granted leave under the immigration rules relating to the highly skilled migrant programme (HSMP) which were in force before 8 November 2006 and make applications for further leave to remain under HSMP on or after that date will have their applications considered against the requirements of paragraph 135D of the immigration rules (HC 395, as amended) as it is currently drafted. We anticipate that most of these people who are economically active in the United Kingdom will be able to extend their leave under the revised immigration rules, to succeed under the transitional arrangements for self-employed people, or to switch into work permit employment. We will be evaluating the impact of the changes.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many murders have been committed in 2007 in (a) England, (b) Greater London, (c) the London borough of Havering and (d) Romford. 
Latest available data relate to offences currently recorded as homicide and were published on 25 January 2007 in Homicides, Firearm Offences and Intimate Violence 2005-06 (HOSB 02/07).
Throughout chapter one homicide offences are shown according to the year in which the police initially recorded the crime as homicide, which is not necessarily the year in which the incident took place or the year in which any court decision was made.
As of 9 October 2006, there were 725 offences currently recorded as homicide in England during the financial year 2005-06, of which 175 were recorded by the Metropolitan police service. Data from the Homicide Index cannot be broken down to a more local level. Full data for 2006-07 are expected to be published in early 2008.
Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects a decision to be reached on whether the Immigration and Nationality Directorate will acquire the former RAF Coltishall for use as a removal centre. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total cost was of employing temporary staff in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate in each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
Mr. Byrne: Total expenditure on staff employed through employment agencies by IND is shown in the following table. IND also employs casual staff but expenditure is not recorded separately. Information for prior years by Directorate is not available.
|(1 )This figure updates the provisional figure given in answer to the question tabled by Jeremy Browne MP (18 April 2006) .|
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Parliamentary Business Unit of the Immigration and Nationality Department will respond to the fax of 27 November 2006 from the hon. Member for Edinburgh West regarding his constituent Mr Twana Zahir Raeof. 
Mr. McNulty [holding answer 19 February 2007]: Guidance on the Management, Recording and Investigation of Missing Persons Cases published by the National Centre for Policing Excellence in 2005 on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), states that information on missing persons reported to the police should be placed centrally on the Police National Computer unless exceptional circumstances apply. The Police National Missing Persons Bureau is sent data from forces on persons missing for more than 14 days, or less, if the case is considered urgent.
The Home Office/ACPO Missing Persons Strategic Oversight Group will be working with the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) on enhancing the role of the bureau and the potential transfer of the bureaus national function from the Metropolitan police service to the NPIA once the NPIA becomes fully operational. The enhanced bureau will look to maintain a comprehensive database of missing persons and provide operational support for police forces.
Mr. Coaker: The funding for neighbourhood policing in Norfolk, including police community support officers (PCSOs), will increase by 37 per cent. from £2.7 million in 2006-07 to £3.7 million in 2007-08. By April 2007 Norfolk constabulary will have 189 PCSOs. They will play an important part in the continuing rollout of neighbourhood policing which will further reduce the fear of crime and address antisocial behaviour.
|Norfolk police authority funding 2006-07 to 2007-08|
|(1) General grant comprises of Home Office Police Grant and DCLG Revenue Support Grant and National Non-Domestic Rates.|
(2) Specific Grants and capital provision includes: The Crime Fighting Fund, Basic Command Unit Fund, Neighbourhood Policing Fund, Community Support Officer Funding, Special Formula Grant, Pensions Deficit Grant, Dedicated Security Posts and Capital provision.
(3) An extra capital payment of £287,000 will be paid on 12 March 2007 for 2006-07 as announced on 19 February 2007.
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