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Departments: Delivery Unit

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 22 May 2007, Official Report, column 1244W, on Departments: Delivery Unit, if he will place in the Library copies of the reviews conducted with the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit. [141384]

Mr. Byrne: Reports arising from reviews undertaken by the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit in conjunction with individual Departments are confidential advice to the Prime Minister and departmental Ministers, and are not published.

Departments: Manpower

Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff funded by the public purse in his Department are classified as people without posts. [137670]

Mr. Byrne: The Home Office, which includes the Border and Immigration Agency, Identity and Passport Service and Criminal Records Bureau, has 99 staff currently funded by the public purse who are classified as people without permanent posts. This figure represents less than 0.33 per cent. of total Home Office staff.

These staff are currently undertaking work for the Department while actively seeking other permanent posts either within the Home Office and its Agencies or in another Government Department.

Departments: Private Finance Initiative

Stewart Hosie: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the value was of annual private finance initiative payments made by his Department from (a) capital and (b) revenue budgets in each of the last five years. [137805]

Mr. Byrne: PFI payments for the last five years are in the following table. All the payments are from revenue budgets.

£ million
PFI project 2002- 03 2003- 04 2004- 05 2005- 06 2006- 07

Home Office HQ 2 Marsham Street

3.55

38.36

40.48

Identity and Passport Service PASS

19.80

19.80

20.70

19.90

Home Office Sirius IT

81.90

76.30

74.00

75.80

Total

19.80

101.70

100.55

132.26

116.28


Departments: Smith Institute

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much money from the public purse (a) his Department and (b) its agencies gave to (i) the Smith Institute and (ii) its subsidiary SI Events Ltd. in each year since 1997; and for what purpose each payment was made. [123110]


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Mr. Byrne: The central Home Office and the Border and Immigration Agency accounting systems do not have any record of transactions with either of the organisations mentioned for the requested period.

The two Home Office agencies, the Criminal Records Bureau and the Identity and Passport Service, also do not have any record of transactions with either of the organisations mentioned for the requested period.


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Departments: Telephone Services

Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the (a) 0800, (b) 0845 and (c) 0870 telephone numbers for the public administered by his Department. [131750]

Mr. Byrne: The information requested is set out in the following table.


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Number Purpose Type

0870 521 0410

Passport advice line

Phone

0870 240 8090

Passport advice line (Text Phone Service)

Minicom

0870 243 4477

Passport Inquiries for High Street Partners

Phone

0870 243 1902

Passport Complaints

Phone

0870 909 0778

Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure dispute line

Phone

0870 125 1256

Siemens Business Services Query Letters

Phone

0870 909 0844

Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure application line

Phone

0870 909 0223

Criminal Records Bureau Welsh Language Line

Phone

0870 909 0344

Criminal Records Bureau

Minicom

0870 241 4680

Home Office’s mailing house, Prolog

Phone

0870 241 4786

Home Office’s mailing house, Prolog

Fax

0870 220 2000

TOGETHER (advice line for practitioners on tackling antisocial behaviour)

Phone

0870 336 9031

Contact Private Office to John Reid

Fax

0870 336 9032

Contact Private Office to Baroness Scotland

Fax

0870 336 9033

Contact Private Office to Vernon Coaker

Fax

0870 336 9034

Contact Private Office to Liam Byrnes

Fax

0870 336 9035

Contact Private Office to Tony McNulty

Fax

0870 336 9036

Contact Private Office to Joan Ryan

Fax

0870 336 9038

Contact Private Office to Gerry Sutcliffe

Fax

0870 336 9048

Contact Parliamentary Branch

Fax

0870 336 9045

Contact Ministers’ Special Advisers

Phone

0870 336 9041

Contact Private Office Management Support Unit

Phone

0870 336 9039

Contact Helen Edwards (Home Office Board Member)

Phone

0870 336 9037

Contact Permanent Secretary's Office

Phone

0870 606 1592

Immigration cases currently under consideration

Phone

0870 243 0100

Security Industry Authority

Phone

0800 389 7913

Asylum Support Tribunals (1 April 2007)

Phone

0800 587 5572

Work Permits UK Helpline

Phone

0845 010 6677

Employers’ Helpline

Phone

0845 039 8002

PROSPECTS helpline

Phone

0845 601 1143

BIA Telephone Inquiry Bureau (MASS)

Fax

0845 601 2298

BIA Evidence and Inquiry line

Phone

0870 240 3781

Immigration Inquiry Bureau (enforcement and removals)

Phone

0845 300 2002

Independent Police Complaints Commission

Phone

0870 909 0811

Criminal Records Bureau General Inquiries

Phone

0870 909 0822

Criminal Records Bureau Registration Information Line

Phone

0845 602 1739

Inquiries about asylum support applications

Phone

0870 606 7766

Immigration Inquiry Bureau

Phone

0800 389 8289

Immigration Inquiry Bureau

Minicom

0870 241 0645

Requests for immigration application forms

Phone

0845 010 5200

Nationality telephone Inquiries

Phone

0870 521 0224

Request for work permit application forms

Phone

0845 600 0914

Voucher and discontinuation helpline

Phone

0870 241 6523

Inquiries about the work of the BIA Complaints Unit and advice to callers about how to complain

Phone

0845 010 5555

Inquiries about visas

Phone

0800 528 0982

HMP Preston

Phone

0800 496 0060

HMP Whitemoor

Phone

0800 496 0155

HMP Holloway

Phone

0800 496 3500

National Shared Service Centre

Phone

0800 528 0021

Remote Access Services

Phone

0800 528 0966

Prisoner Safety Line

Phone

0800 528 0967

HMP Feltham Young Offenders Substance Misuse Service

Phone

0800 528 0970

HMP Liverpool Anti-Bullying Hotline

Phone

0800 692 0170

HMP Stanford Hill

Phone

0845 010 0140

National Shared Service Centre

Phone

0845 010 0142

National Shared Service Centre

Phone

0845 010 3504

National Shared Service Centre

Phone

0870 000 0575

HMP Holloway

Phone

0845 010 3502

National Shared Service Centre

Phone

0845 010 3506

Phoenix User Support

Phone

0870 000 0504

PECS

Phone

0800 528 0950

HMP Belmarsh

Phone

0870 000 1397

Central Operators Glasgow

Phone


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