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Mr. Nicholas Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the proposed division of assets in respect of the national offender management trusts will be; and whether the proposed trusts will be empowered to hold reserves. 
Schedule 2 of the Offender Management Bill provides for the Secretary of State to make a scheme for the transfer of property in the transition from probation boards to trusts. Probation
boards assets comprise mainly office machinery, IT equipment and vehicles. The probation estate is, and will remain, the property of the Crown.
Mr. Nicholas Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library summaries of the principal responses to his Departments consultation on the creation of national offender management trusts. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: In October 2005, the Government published a consultation paper, Restructuring Probation to Reduce Reoffending. 748 written submissions were received. In March 2006, the Government published a list of the respondents and a summary of their responses in Working with probation to protect the public and reduce reoffending. I am happy to make available on request copies of specific responses.
Mr. Nicholas Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the pension arrangements for chief officers in the Probation Service are; and what plans he has for the future of such arrangements following the creation of the national offender management trusts. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: All chief officers are currently members of the Local Government Pension Scheme. The intention at this present moment in time is that they will continue to remain so upon moving to trust status.
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Stephen Pound: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Irish nationals have (a) applied for and (b) been granted revocation of a Deportation Order under Immigration and Nationality Department Rule 390 in each of the last five years; and how many (i) applications and (ii) revocations were made in total under this order in each year. 
Mr. Byrne: Revocation of deportation orders are considered by Managed Migrations General Group in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate. Records do not show any revocation applications made by Irish nationals during the last five years. Revocation of an order does not mean the subject may re-enter the UK. It only makes them eligible to apply for entry under the Immigration Rules. A table of the number of applications and revocations from all nationalities made to General Group in each of the last five years is as follows:
|Application for revocation of deportation order( 1)||Revocation of deportation order( 1)|
|(1) Figures rounded to the nearest 10.|
The above data is not provided under the National Statistics protocols. It has been derived from local management information and is therefore provisional and subject to change.
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library a copy of the Identity and Passport Services marketing plan for the Passport Validation Service. 
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library a copy of the service level agreements of the Identity and Passport Service's Passport Validation Service. 
John Reid: The Passport Validation Service will need to perform to meet the Identity and Passport Service's key performance indicators. IPS's updated key performance indicators will be published in the spring. These will be made publicly available on our website www.ips.gov.uk.
John Reid: At the end of January 2007, there were 18 organisations using the Passport Validation Service (PVS) and there are a number of interested potential users in discussions with the Identity and Passport Service at present.
PVS is used by private sector organisations regulated by the Financial Services Authority that have to comply with the Know Your Customer statement of good practice requirements. Customers include a number of high street banks and mortgage providers that have gone through a thorough accreditation process and have entered into contractual agreements with the Identity and Passport Service.
John Reid: Passports requested in a fictitious name for entertainment purposes such as television, theatre or film are issued by the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) on completion of checks to verify the purpose for which the document is required. The IPS require such passports to be returned and destroyed immediately after use.
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information can be accessed by an employee of the Identity and Passport Service in the course of conducting a Passport Validation Service check; what training they receive; and what penalties are in place for misuse of the information. 
John Reid: Employees of the Identity and Passport Service conducting a Passport Validation Service check have access to a limited number of passport records which are necessary to conduct the check effectively. These are largely the same as the information on the face of the passport:
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Date of Issue
Place of Issue
Date of Expiry
Photograph image and signature (in the case of digital passports)
Additionally, any markers on the passport record can be seen (e.g. to indicate a lost or stolen passport).
The training received by call centre operators that relates specifically to carrying out a PVS check includes (a) an introduction to PVS and PVS processes, (b) telephone techniques and customer care, (c) an introduction to PVS policy, procedures and legal obligations and (d) specific training on PVS IT systems.
sign and comply with the terms of the Official Secrets Act;
not disclose official information to unauthorised parties;
comply with the terms of the Data Protection Act 1999 in dealing with personal information;
have no unauthorised contact with the media (all approaches by the media must be referred to the Communications Section); and
not seek or accept any personal gain or advancement by improper use of official information or influence.
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