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Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff worked in dedicated complaints units in his Department and its Executive agencies in (a) 1997-98, (b) 2001-02 and (c) 2005-06; and how many have done so in 2006-07 to date. 
Mr. Byrne: The core Department including the Immigration and Nationality Department has no record of payments to Intellect. One of the Department's agencies, the Identity and Passport Service, has recorded four transactions totalling £2,255 plus VAT.
Mr. Wills: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of monitoring the time spent processing requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the purposes of the proposed fees regulations. 
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many meetings the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Criminal Justice System and Offender Management) has attended with representatives of (a) Golden Arrow and (b) Sovereign Strategy since taking office; and if he will make a statement. 
In addition, a review of my ministerial diary has indicated that I have not met with representatives of Sovereign Strategy in my official capacity since I became the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State.
Mr. Francois: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department has commissioned work on logos for (a) a Ministry for Justice and (b) other Home Affairs departments. 
Mr. Byrne: Under the machinery of Government changes announced by the Prime Minister on 29 March, there are no plans currently to change the name or logo of the Home Office. Logos for the Ministry of Justice are a matter for the Department of Constitutional Affairs.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of his Departments budget was taken up by private finance initiative commitments in each of the last 10 years for which information is available; and if he will make a statement. 
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of his Department's budget will be taken up by private finance initiative commitments in each of the next 10 years assuming that the budget grows in line with the Treasury's estimates for gross domestic product over the period; and if he will make a statement. 
While the Treasury makes assumptions about GDP growth in the following decade, the comprehensive spending review is a fundamental assessment of public spending. It would clearly be inappropriate for Departments to forecast their settlements in advance of the review. Where Departments have already settled, the information is publicly available and accurate projections are in place.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what meetings took place between Ministers in his Department and outside interest groups between 1 January and 31 March; and what the date was of each such meeting. 
Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the former hon. Members who left Parliament in 2005 who have since been appointed to public bodies by his Department, broken down by party; and who was responsible for making each appointment. 
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 20 February 2007, Official Report, column 1505W, on Departments: surveys, if he will place in the Library the results of the monthly staff survey for (a) January and (b) February. 
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what items valued at above £100 were reported as stolen from his Department's buildings or premises in the last 12 months. 
The recorded number of stolen items of IT property for 2006 is 19. Because Home Office IT assets are supplied under managed service contracts, a specific cost cannot be attributed to each item without incurring disproportionate cost.
The Department has guidelines which should be followed in the event of a theft or loss. All reported thefts or losses are investigated and appropriate action is taken in the light of these investigations.
Mr. Salmond: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress he has made in effecting the deportation of Mr. Aleksandr Latsinnek since the Ministers letter to the hon. Member for Banff and Buchan of 21 December 2006; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Love: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department is taking to monitor the treatment of returned asylum seekers deported from the UK in the Democratic Republic of Congo; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Byrne: We would not return people to a country where they had established that they were at real risk of ill-treatment on return and thus were in need of international protection. If specific allegations are made that any returnee has experienced ill-treatment on return from the UK, then these will be followed up through the FCO.
Harry Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Equatorial Guinea is deemed a safe country to which to return failed asylum seekers; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Byrne: We continuously monitor the political and human rights situation in all asylum intake countries including Equatorial Guinea through key governmental, non-governmental and other human rights organisations. Asylum decision-makers take into account the situation in the country of origin as it affects each asylum applicant when making a decision on an asylum claim. Individual claimants who have been found by both the Home Office and the Independent Appeals Process not to be in need of protection are expected to leave the UK.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had in 2007 regarding a change in status for enforcement of deportation to Zimbabwe; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Byrne: We are not currently enforcing removals to Zimbabwe pending the resolution of a test case relating to such removals. On 6 March the Court of Appeal found that, in reaching its determination that the enforced return of failed asylum-seekers to Zimbabwe does not put them at risk of mistreatment, the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal did not fully consider material parts of the evidence of two of the witnesses in this case and has asked the tribunal to look at that evidence again. We continue to expect those found by the asylum decision making and independent appeals process not to need international protection to return to Zimbabwe voluntarily.
Mr. Iain Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many dispersal orders were issued in each basic command unit covered by Cleveland police in each of the last three years. 
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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many domestic violence
offenders have completed community rehabilitation orders without having (a) started and (b) completed the Integrated Domestic Abuse Programme that was a condition of their sentence. 
Mr. Iain Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reported incidents of domestic abuse there were in (a) Hartlepool constituency, (b) Tees Valley sub-region, (c) the North East region and (d) the UK in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Data for the number of reported incidents of domestic violence in the police force areas covering the North East region are available from 2001-02 (see table). Data for Cleveland are only available from 2003-04. Data are not available for Hartlepool constituency, the Tees Valley sub-region and England and Wales as a whole.
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