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Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what factors are taken into account in making decisions on whether to return Algerian national prisoners held in UK prisons to Algeria. 
Mr. Byrne: Algerian nationals are treated in the same way as other non-EEA foreign nationals who have committed crimes within the United Kingdom and received custodial sentences or been court recommended for deportation.
Mr. Wallace: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2007, Official Report, column 1455W, on security: Heathrow airport, when the summary of the evaluation of the miSense schemes was placed in the Library. 
Mr. Byrne: Further to the answer of 27 March, the summary of the evaluation of the miSense schemes is being written by BAA and is scheduled for completion in mid June. This will be placed in the House Library on completion.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he has taken to ensure that there are adequate checks in place on sex offenders coming into the UK from the European Union. 
Last November, we established a formal arrangement with the Republic of Ireland which means that information on sex offenders travelling between the two countries is exchanged between UK and Irish police. This arrangement is the first of its kind and we hope it will be used as an example to encourage similar arrangements with other countries.
The UK has also played an active role in progressing work on the EU draft framework decision on the
mutual recognition of disqualifications imposed on sex offenders. This work is still ongoing. Negotiations are also under way on a framework decision to allow for quicker and better exchange of information on criminal convictions, including disqualifications arising from convictions.
Mr. Coaker: The Secretary of State has type approved the LTI 20.20 for use by the police in the enforcement of speeding offences. Before approval is granted, a device is subjected to operational testing in the field and to tests by the HO Scientific Development Branch and independent test houses to ensure that it complies with the type approval requirements. I am satisfied that if used in accordance with the manufacturer's operating instructions and the code of practice drawn up by the Association of Chief Police Officers the LTI 20.20 will produce evidence that can safely be relied on in court.
Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will answer question (a) 129923 and (b) 129924, on illegal firearms, tabled on 21 March 2007 by the hon. Member for Taunton; when he will answer question 134389 following up answers to these questions, tabled on 24 April 2007; and what the reasons are for the time taken to answer each question. 
Mr. Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to question number 134214 on Home Office Reviews, tabled by the hon. Member for North West Cambridgeshire on 23 April 2007.