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Mr. Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of police time was spent on frontline duties by West Midlands police in each year since 2003; and if he will make a statement. 
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Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to answer question 128690, on migrant workers and the school age children of migrant workers, tabled by the hon. Member for Chesham and Amersham on 20th March. 
Mr. Steen: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the question tabled on 3 May on children applying for asylum status; and what the reasons are for the delay in answering. 
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has had with Serco on its management of complaints received on the treatment of women detainees at Yarls Wood. 
Mr. Byrne: All complaints are dealt with under a Detention Service Order (DSO). The complaints DSO 7/2006 clearly defines the way complaints are handled, with a right of appeal to the Prison and Probation Ombudsman.
Border and Immigration Agency staff at Yarls Wood spend time on the accommodation units and closely monitor the care and welfare of detainees. I am placing a copy of the DSO in the House of Commons Library.
Mr. Byrne: The contract that exists between the Home Office and Serco outlines the Border and Immigration Agency's requirements in regard to the services provided to detainees. The contract is underpinned by an ethos of improving services to the detainees both in terms of care and safety.
A bi-weekly meeting is in place to support direct communication between detainees and the managers of the centre. There is also a system of suggestion and comments books located on accommodation units to allow women and families to give a steer on the services and activities they would enjoy. This system has already resulted in an agreement to produce a weekly newsletter highlighting activities and service changes.
We know from Young Enterprise that 236 businesses and other organisations were involved in the funding of
the summer schools Pathfinders, and that on average at least two staff members from each company/organisation volunteered, so we would estimate that 472 individual employees were involved.
Chris Ruane: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) actual and (b) percentage change in the size of the electorate in each parliamentary constituency was between the last two years for which figures are available, grouped according to region and listed in descending order according to percentage change. 
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your question concerning what the (a) actual and (b) percentage change in the size of the electorate in each parliamentary constituency was between the last two years for which figures are available, grouped according to region and listed in descending order according to percentage change. I am replying in her absence. (140143)
The attached table shows the actual and percentage change for parliamentary electors by parliamentary constituency between 1 December 2005 and 1 December 2006 and are sorted by percentage change in descending order by UK Country and Government Office Region in England. A copy of the table has been placed in the House of Commons Library.