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Police: Parental Leave

Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers took (a) maternity leave, (b) paternity leave and (c) a career break in each year since 1997. [133272]

Mr. McNulty: The available data is in the table; they are from the 2002-03 financial year onwards and relate to long-term absences as at the end of each financial year.

Police officers (FTE)( 1) on long-term absence as at 31 March 2003 to 31 March 2006( 2)
As at 31 March each year Maternity leave Paternity leave Career break

2003(3)

291

7

626

2004

642

27

750

2005(4)

617

41

867

2006

713

31

1,124

(1) Full-time equivalent figures that have been rounded to the nearest whole number. Because of rounding these figures may not match published totals.
(2 )Data are available from 2002-03 onwards.
(3 )Data are not available for Dyfed-Powys, Nottinghamshire, Sussex and West Midlands.
(4 )Data are not available for North Wales.


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Police: Telephone Services

Mr. Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which police authorities did not meet the target time for handling calls from the public under the National Call Handling Standards for (a) urgent and (b) non-urgent calls in the most recent year for which figures are available. [121205]

Mr. McNulty [holding answer 12 February 2007]: The target times for answering emergency and non-emergency calls under the National Call Handling Standards is not yet collated nationally, as NCHS has not been fully implemented in all forces.

The HMIC Baseline Assessment in 2006 examined implementation of NCHS and its relationship with the Quality of Service Agreement under 1C Customer Service and Accessibility. The HMIC’s 2007-08 assessment regime will also address this area of work.

Prisoners Release: Acquittals

John Hemming: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what financial and other assistance is available to those who are released from prison having been on remand and are found to be innocent. [133870]

Mr. Sutcliffe: Remand prisoners are eligible for all induction and resettlement programmes within the prisons and are able to access practical support to effectively help them re-integrate back into the community.

Currently there is no financial scheme that covers such prisoners. However, remand prisoners are entitled to travel warrants and in some cases to housing benefit and council tax benefit and mortgage interest for a limited time.

Prisoners: Compensation

Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many claims for compensation were made by prisoners at each of Her Majesty’s Prisons and Young Offender Institutions in each year between 1997 and 2007; on what basis each claim was made; how many of these claims were settled out of court; how many were otherwise successful; what the total sum was of compensation paid; and what action was taken by the prison authorities in each case to prevent similar claims in the future. [134450]

Mr. Sutcliffe: The information requested could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Prisoners: Foreigners

Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign prisoners there were in prisons in England and Wales on 31 March, broken down by country of origin. [132929]

Mr. Sutcliffe: Information as at the end of February 2007 on the numbers of prisoners by recorded nationality in all prison establishments in England and Wales is given in the following table. This is the latest date for which the information is currently available.


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These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.


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Prison population in prison establishments in England and Wales showing all nationalities, February 2007
Number

Total Prison population

79,581

Unrecorded

879

Total other

less than 50

Aruba

less than 50

United Arab Emirates

less than 50

Afghanistan

96

Anguilla

less than 50

Albania

135

Armenia

less than 50

Netherlands Antilles

less than 50

Angola

90

Argentina

less than 50

Austria

less than 50

Australia

less than 50

Azerbaijan

less than 50

Bosnia-Herzegovina

less than 50

Barbados

less than 50

Bangladesh

171

Belgium

less than 50

Bulgaria

less than 50

Bahrain

less than 50

Burundi

less than 50

Dahomey (Benin)

less than 50

Bermuda

less than 50

Bolivia

less than 50

Brazil

83

Bahamas

less than 50

Burma

less than 50

Botswana

less than 50

Belize

less than 50

Canada

less than 50

Croatia

less than 50

Ivory Coast

less than 50

Central African Republic

less than 50

Congo

112

Switzerland

less than 50

Chile

less than 50

Cameroon, United Republic

less than 50

China

279

Columbia

119

Costa Rica

less than 50

Czech Republic

less than 50

Cuba

less than 50

Cape Verde

less than 50

Cyprus

57

Germany

143

Denmark

less than 50

Dominica

less than 50

Dominican Republic

less than 50

Algeria

198

Estonia

less than 50

Ecuador

less than 50

Egypt

less than 50

Spain

74

Ethiopia

53

French Guyana

less than 50

Finland

less than 50

Fiji

less than 50

France

162

French Southern Territories

less than 50

Grenada

less than 50

Georgia

less than 50

Ghana

211

Gibraltar

less than 50

Gambia

less than 50

Guinea

less than 50

Equatorial Guinea

less than 50

Greece

less than 50

Guatemala

less than 50

Guinea/Bissau

less than 50

Guyana

less than 50

Hong Kong

less than 50

Honduras

less than 50

Haiti

less than 50

Hungary

less than 50

Iran

205

Indonesia

less than 50

Israel

less than 50

India

306

Iraq

288

Irish Republic

666

Italy

113

Jamaica

1,490

Jordan

less than 50

Kazakhstan

less than 50

Kenya

60

Kiribati

less than 50

Kyrgystan

less than 50

Korea Republic of (Sth)

less than 50

Kuwait

less than 50

Lebanon

less than 50

St. Lucia

less than 50

Sri Lanka

167

Lithuania

188

Liberia

less than 50

Latvia

less than 50

Libya

less than 50

Morocco

less than 50

Moldova

less than 50

Macedonia

less than 50

Serbia and Montenegro

92

Mali

less than 50

Mongolia

less than 50

Mauritania

less than 50

Montserrat

less than 50

Malta

less than 50

Mauritius

less than 50

Malawi

less than 50

Mexico

less than 50

Malaysia

less than 50

Mozambique

less than 50

Namibia

less than 50

Niger

less than 50

Nigeria

1,070

Netherlands

147

Norway

less than 50

New Zealand

less than 50

Oman

less than 50

Panama

less than 50

Peru

less than 50

Papua New Guinea

less than 50

Philippines

less than 50

Pakistan

444

Poland

290

Portugal

193

Paraguay

less than 50

Qatar

less than 50

Romania

144

Rwanda

less than 50

Saudi Arabia

less than 50

Seychelles

less than 50

Sudan

less than 50

Sweden

less than 50

Slovakia

less than 50

Singapore

less than 50

St. Christopher and Nevis

less than 50

Sierre Leone

82

Senegal

less than 50

Somalia

348

Slovenia

less than 50

Surinam

less than 50

Russia

116

El Salvador

less than 50

St Kitts and Nevis

less than 50

Syrian Arab Republic

less than 50

Swaziland

less than 50

Chad

less than 50

Togo

less than 50

Thailand

less than 50

Tunisia

less than 50

East Timor (Portuguese)

less than 50

Turkey

228

Trinidad and Tobago

97

Tanzania

less than 50

Uganda

86

United Kingdom

67,459

United States of America

99

Uzbekistan

less than 50

St. Vincent ad The Grenadines

less than 50

Venezuela

less than 50

Vietnam

381

Western Sahara

less than 50

Yemen, Republic of

less than 50

South Africa

201

Zambia

less than 50

Congo, Democratic Republic

less than 50

Zimbabwe

189

Note:
For reasons of confidentiality and data integrity numbers under 50 are not shown.

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