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Under the current reintegration package, the value is now £3,500. £500 is payable in cash on departure from the UK. The remaining £3,000 is available as aforementioned, depending on where in Iraq the returnee resides. Table 1 provides the amount allocated to the Voluntary Assisted Return and Re-integration Programme for all nationalities for 2004-06.
Table 1 shows the amount allocated to provide assistance under the Voluntary Assisted Returns and Re-integration Programme (VARRP) for all nationalities for the period 2004 to 2006. Allocations for reintegration assistance are calculated for the entire scheme, not on an individual nationality basis.
|VARRP||Home Office||European Refugee Fund (ERF)||Total|
Mr. Byrne: As my right hon. Friend 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. Austin Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions asylum seekers from Darfur have been interviewed by Sudanese embassy officials; and whether officials from his Department are present at such interviews. 
Mr. Byrne: Information on the number of refused Sudanese asylum applicants interviewed by embassy officials is not readily available. This information could be obtained only by examination of individual case files at disproportionate cost. Home Office officials were present at interviews held but only as observers.
Mr. Wilshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many convicted prisoners at HMP Bronzefield have been deported directly from the prison at the end of their sentences (a) in 2007 and (b) since the prison opened; 
(2) how many convicted prisoners were deported directly from prisons in England and Wales on completion of their sentence in each of the last five years; and how many have been so deported in 2007. 
Mr. Byrne: The Director General of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate wrote to the Home Affairs Committee on 19 February 2007, providing the most accurate information currently available on the number of foreign national prisoners that have been removed from the United Kingdom. A copy of this letter has been placed in the Library of the House.
Mr. Coaker: The information requested is not available. While the recorded crime statistics collected by the Home Office contain the number of distraction burglary offences recorded by the police no details are available in relation to the alleged offender.
Ms Diana R. Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which local authorities are receiving funding for talking CCTV cameras as part of the Respect Agenda campaign; whether his Department plans to extend the scheme further; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. McNulty: The Respect Task Force is providing funding for Talking CCTV in 20 areas from which proposals were received: Southwark, Barking and Dagenham, Reading, Harlow, Norwich, Ipswich, Plymouth, Gloucester, Derby, Northampton, Mansfield, Nottingham, Coventry, Sandwell, Wirral, Blackpool, Salford, Middlesbrough, South Tyneside and Darlington. The task force has no current plans to fund further roll-out to other areas.
Mr. Coaker: In January 2006, my Department published an evaluation of Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs). Based on national survey research and local case studies, the study showed that PCSOs provided a much wanted service and were valued by the police, the public and businesses for their visibility and accessibility.
PCSOs predominantly work in neighbourhood policing teams, where they play a crucial role and make a significant contribution. The Home Office evaluation of the National Reassurance Policing Programme showed that neighbourhood policing can reduce crime and perceptions of antisocial behaviour, and improve public confidence in the police, feelings of safety, community engagement, and police visibility. The Home Office has a continuing programme of research on the impact of neighbourhood policing, and the contribution made by PCSOs.
Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average cost of keeping a prisoner under home detention curfew was in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The average cost of electronically monitoring an offender under the Home Detention Curfew scheme is £14 per day (in the latest period for which figures are available). These figures can be found at paragraph 1.16 of the National Audit Office Report on Electronic Monitoring, published in February 2006, available at:
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was paid to security firms to keep court cells open for prisoners under Operation Safeguard; and how many prisoner nights were spent in court cells. 
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 11 December 2006 to the hon. Member for South Holland and The Deepings (Mr. Hayes), Official Report, column 826W, on departmental staff, how many centrally recorded penalties were applied in each of the last five years. 
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in his Department participated in (a) involuntary and (b) voluntary staff exit schemes in each year since 1997-98; and if he will make a statement. 
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in his Department who participated in (a) involuntary and (b) voluntary staff exit schemes in each year since 1997-98 were paid between (i) £0 to £25,000, (ii) £25,001 to £50,000, (iii) £50,001 to £75,000, (iv) £75,001 to £100,000 and (v) over £100,000; and if he will make a statement. 
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people had their removal from the UK stopped in 2006 because their destination country was deemed too dangerous, broken down by country of origin. 
Removal of persons from the United Kingdom takes place in accordance with country and international law, including human rights legislation, and all immigration decisions made by the Border and Immigration Agency can currently be tested by the independent judiciary by means of recourse to the courts.
Mr. Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) short duration programmes, (b) therapeutic communities, (c) cognitive behaviour therapy and (d) twelve step programmes were delivered to people entering drug treatment programmes in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The information requested on arrests is not available centrally. Information on arrests held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform is based on persons arrested for recorded crime (notifiable offences) by main offence group (i.e. violence against the person, sexual offences, burglary, drugs etc.) and therefore does not identify individual offences.
Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fixed penalty notices were unpaid (a) in England and Wales and (b) in Gloucestershire in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. McNulty [holding answer 23 April 2007]: The latest information collected by RDS-OCJR on the number of fixed penalty notices issued nationally (England and Wales) for motoring offences by result is for 2004 (provisional) and given in table A. The latest information for Gloucestershire police force area is for 2003 only. This is because data on the results of fixed penalty notices are usually published a year behind due to time delays in forces receiving final information on outcome.
Under the Road Traffic Act 1991, Decriminalised Parking Enforcement (DPE) powers allow local authorities to take over responsibility for enforcing parking contraventions from the police. 2004 data on Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) from individual local authorities operating Decriminalised Parking Enforcement are given in table B.
In addition information from the Penalty Notice for Disorder (PND) database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform shows that in England and Wales in 2005, of the 146,481 PNDs issued, 62,179 were registered as fines by the courts as a result of non payment of the penalty, within the 21 day suspended enforcement period. This represents 42 per cent. of the total number of PNDs issued during that year; 53 per cent. of the penalties issued were paid and 1 per cent. of recipients elected to have their cases heard in court. Of the 1,721 issued in Gloucestershire police force area 778 were fine registered, representing 45 per cent. of the total number of PNDs issued in that area. 52 per
cent. of the penalties issued in Gloucestershire were paid and 2 per cent. of recipients elected to have their cases heard in court.
|Table A: fixed penalty notices issued for motoring offences by result within Gloucestershire police f orce area and England and Wales, 2003( 1) and 2004( 2)|
|Gloucestershire||England and Wales|
|2003( 1)||2003( 1)||2004( 2)|
|Result||Number of notices issued||Percentage of notices issued||Number of notices issued||Percentage of notices issued||Percentage of notices issued|
|(1) Source: Home Office publication Offences relating to motor vehicles England and Wales 2004, Supplementary tables Tables 21 (a) and 21 (b) refer.|
(2) Source: Home Office Statistical Bulletin Issue 05/06 Motoring Offences and Breath Test Statistics England and Wales 2004 Table 6. The analysis of results (England and Wales only) of fixed penalty notices for 2004 was not completed at time of publication. The percentages shown are estimates based on the total notices issued.
Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when these data are used.
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