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Mr. Coaker: Total funding available for allocation to the Tackling Underage Sales of Alcohol Campaign is £1.2 million. Police basic command units that intend to participate (in partnership with Trading Standards) must complete a bid form to be entitled to funding, payable on proof of completion of the operations undertaken.
The Tackling Underage Sales of Alcohol campaign is likely to result in the issuing of penalty notices for disorder and additionally licence
reviews and prosecutions for the illegal sale of alcohol to minors. Details of these will be recorded and analysed centrally. Informal qualitative feedback will also be considered. Test purchase failure rates will not be used as an overall generic indicator of performance, as the campaign specifically aims to target problem premises, selected at the discretion of local enforcement agencies. Local police commanders and partnerships will use the results of the activity to focus their efforts and resources on key local hot spots.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 28 February 2007, Official Report, column 1351W, on anti-social behaviour; what criteria the Government plan to use to determine whether an area is eligible for respect zone funding. 
Mr. Coaker: Respect Areas were confirmed on 22 January 2007. The only additional funding which is currently available in return for securing Respect Area status, is access to up to £125,000 from the Department for Education and Skills to help improve parenting programmes linked to tackling antisocial behaviour. This funding is available for 2007-08 only.
Respect Areas have been identified from a longer list of 77 areas with significant challenges, based on an index of data covering rates of deprivation, public perceptions of antisocial behaviour, teenage pregnancy, truancy and use of antisocial behaviour orders. The 40 Respect Areas have been identified as having a track record in taking action to tackle antisocial behaviour and have demonstrated a commitment and capacity to do more.
Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his estimate is of the number of failed asylum seekers (a) living in the UK and (b) who were living in the UK in each of the last five years. 
[holding answer 28 February 2007]: As the Home Secretary set out in his evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee on 23 May 2006, no
Government have been able to produce an accurate figure for the number of people who are in the country illegally, and that remains the case.
Mr. Randall: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time was between final refusal and deportation for asylum seekers who exhausted all avenues of appeal in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Mr. Byrne: Since the abolition of embarkation controls in 1994 we cannot assess with any certainty the numbers of people who remain in the UK. In this context it is very difficult to provide an accurate average time it may take to remove those who have no right to remain here.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers his Department has recorded as missing from their last registered address in each of the last five years. 
Information on asylum removals, including and excluding dependants, is published quarterly and annually. Copies of these publications are available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office's Research, Development and Statistics website at:
|Removals and voluntary departures( 1 ) of asylum( ) applicants, by destination, 2006( 2,3)|
|Destination( 4)||Total asylum seekers removed||Principle asylum applicants||Dependants of asylum applicants|
|(1 )Includes persons departing voluntarily after enforcement action had been initiated against them, persons leaving under the Assisted Voluntary Return Programme run by the International Organisation for Migration, and those who it is established have left the UK without informing the immigration authorities.|
(2 )Figures have been rounded to the nearest 5 with * = 1 or 2. Data may not sum due to rounding.
(3. )Provisional figures
(4 )Destination data as recorded on source database.
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