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Even without the introduction of identity cards, a significant proportion of this expenditure would have been required in order to prepare for the introduction of second biometric passports. Overall, it is estimated
that around 70 per cent. of the total cost of the scheme would need to be incurred in order to introduce the second biometric passport incorporating fingerprint biometrics.
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the Identity and Passport Services planned expenditure of £473 million in 2007-08 will be spent on the (a) identity cards scheme and (b) development of biometric passports. 
John Reid: Since the merger of the Home Office identity cards programme and the UK Passport Service to create the Identity and Passport Service on 1 April 2006, projects to deliver biometric passports, identity cards and other improvements have been necessarily combined. As much of the functionality needed to implement identity cards is also required for the implementation of biometric passports, this is the most cost-effective way to deliver these initiatives (e.g. both the implementation of biometric passports and identity cards will require a very similar application procedure as well the procurement of biometric recording equipment, data storage capability for biographical and biometric information and offices to facilitate enrolment).
As a result, much of the work conducted by Identity and Passport Service cannot be categorised, both financially and operationally, as contributing towards either the introduction of biometric passports or identity cards alone. The work is accounted for as future development projects.
With regard to future costs, the Identity and Passport Service Business Plan, published in April 2007, indicates that the organisation plans to spend £473 million in the coming year. The estimate of expenditure relating to resource and capital expenditure for the introduction of second biometric passports incorporating fingerprint biometrics, identity cards and associated developments is £80 million.
Even without the introduction of identity cards, a significant proportion of this expenditure would have been required in order to prepare for the introduction of second biometric passports. Overall, it is estimated that around 70 per cent. of the total cost of the scheme would need to be incurred in order to introduce the second biometric passport incorporating fingerprint biometrics.
Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were arrested in the joint operation between police and the Immigration Service at the LNG terminal in Pembrokeshire to arrest potentially illegal immigrants earlier in 2007; how many were found to be in the UK without the necessary paperwork; how many were released to attend the Swansea Immigration Office and arrived at that Office; how many were released on police bail and failed to answer that bail; and what the (a) location and (b) status is of the remainder of those taken into custody. 
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 27 February 2007]: On 6 February a police-led operation was undertaken at the LNG construction site. The operation was aimed at all road users who use the road illegally. However, intelligence had suggested that some individuals maybe of interest to the Border and Immigration Agency and enforcement staff were made available on the day to support the police.
A number of individuals were found to be of interest to the Border and Immigration Agency and those individuals have been processed by Border and Immigration Agency staff and decisions made in accordance with current policy and guidelines.
The Border and Immigration Agencys enforcement priority is to remove the most harmful people from society first and for this reason and due to detention capacity, it is not always possible to detain individuals, but consider other alternative options such as placing individuals on reporting restrictions, one of a number of initiatives that is proving to be successful in maintaining contact with individuals.
The Border and Immigration Agency announced on 7 March, their Enforcement Strategy Document, Enforcing the Rules, which outlines further measures to address public concerns and increase confidence in our immigration system.
Mr. Byrne: Extremist imam is not a category used in Home Office records of individuals denied entry to the UK each year. However, individuals who express views which foment, justify or glorify terrorist violence in furtherance of particular beliefs come within the scope of the power to exclude a person because their presence in the UK is not conducive to the public good on grounds listed under the unacceptable behaviour provisions announced on 24 August 2005. To date 52 individuals have been excluded from the UK on grounds of unacceptable behaviour.
On 24 August 2005 the then Home Secretary announced the list of unacceptable behaviours (UB) which set out the grounds for excluding any individual who is considered to be engaging in certain activities and behaviour.
Individuals who express views which foment, justify or glorify terrorist violence in furtherance of particular beliefs come within the scope of this measure.
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time equivalent nurses provided health services at (a) Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre, (b) Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre, (c) Dover Immigration Removal Centre, (d) Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre, (e) Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre, (f) Haslar Immigration Removal Centre, (g) Lindholme, (h) Oakington, (i) Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre and (j) Yarls Wood Immigration Removal Centre in the last year for which figures are available. 
Campsfieldsix full-time equivalent nurses
Colnbrook27 full-time equivalent nurses
Dover-12 full-time equivalent nurses
Dungavelseven full-time equivalent nurses
Harmondsworth17 full-time equivalent nurses
Haslarfour full-time equivalent nurses
Lindholmeone full-time equivalent nurse
Oakington10 full-time equivalent nurses
Tinsley House5.4 full-time equivalent nurses
Yarls Wood5.9 full time equivalent nurses
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time equivalent general practitioners provided health services at (a) Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre, (b) Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre, (c) Dover Immigration Removal Centre, (d) Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre, (e) Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre, (f) Haslar Immigration Removal Centre, (g) Lindholme, (h) Oakington, (i) Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre and (j) Yarls Wood Immigration Removal Centre in 2006. 
Mr. Byrne: Every removal centre is required to have a health care team, at least one member of which must be a doctor trained as a general practitioner, to provide primary health care services to detainees. Removal centre contractors operate healthcare by a mixture of full-time employees and outsourced providers. No centre directly employs a doctor; their services are provided under contract by local practices or the local primary care trusts or health authority, and therefore there are no full-time equivalents. Doctors are required to provide surgeries on site between certain times and for agreed volumes of hours; the rest of the time the centre is serviced by an on call doctor service. The cover provided by general practitioners for each immigration removal centre is as follows.
CampsfieldThe GP conducts a two hours surgery Monday to Friday and on-call cover is provided out of hours, at night and weekends.
ColnbrookThere are two GPs conducting surgeries between 8a.m and 5p.m Monday to Friday and Saturday 8a.m. until noon. An on-call service is available at all other times.
DoverOne GP holds a two hours surgery each day (except Christmas day). An on-call service is available at all other times.
DungavelOne GP provides a daily surgery Monday to Friday (31 hours per week). An on-call service is available at all other times.
HarmondsworthThe GP holds two surgeries each day totalling five hours plus three hours on Saturday and Sunday mornings and Bank Holidays. 31 hours of GP services each week. An on-call service is available at all other times.
HaslarThree GPs provide daily surgeries and three GPs provide an on-call service at all other times.
LindholmeOne GP provides a daily surgery Monday to Friday. An on-call service is available at all other times.
OakingtonOne GP provides a two hour surgery each day plus additional screening of new detainees up to three hours. An on-call service is available at all other times.
Tinsley HouseOne GP provides a four hour surgery each day and an on-call service is available at all other times.
Yarl's WoodOne full-time GP holds surgery eight hours each day Monday to Friday and for three hours on Saturday and Sundays. An on-call service is available at all other times.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the Independent Police Complaints Commissions (IPCC) target is for conclusion of a complaint against the police from the date of registration of the complaint; what the average time taken per case has been since the IPCC was set up; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) how many complaints were referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission in (a) England and (b) Essex since June 2006, broken down by police force; and how many have been upheld in each case; 
(3) what complaints to the Independent Police Complaints Commission have been upheld since June 2006; what action was taken by the relevant police force to implement the relevant recommendations; and if he will make a statement; 
(5) how many serving police officers have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted of a criminal offence in each month since June 2006, broken down by (i) sex, (ii) age and (iii) police force; and how many were (A) suspended from duty, (B) demoted, (C) dismissed and (D) cautioned. 
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) primary and (b) delegated legislation regulates the Independent Police Complaints Commission; what changes have been made to each such instrument since enactment; what further amendments are planned; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. McNulty: The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) was established under the Police Reform Act 2002, with a remit covering complaints and conduct matters involving persons serving with the police service in England and Wales. The IPCC came into operation on 1 April 2004.
the Police (Complaints and Misconduct) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 2004/643), amended by S.I. 2006/1406;
the IPCC (Staff Conduct) Regulations 2004 S.I. 2004/660;
IPCC (Transitional Provisions) Order 2004 S.I. 2004/671;
the IPCC (Forces maintained otherwise than under Police Authorities) Order 2004 S.I. 2004/672 (relating to the MOD police and BTP).
Part 3 of the Police Act 1997 (authorisations to interfere with property); and
Parts 2 (intrusive surveillance) and 4(Tribunal) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.
Schedule 12 to the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 amended the Police Reform Act 2002, extending the IPCCs remit to cover death and serious injury matters, and to cover complaints against the Serious and Organised Crime Agency.
The Commissioners of Revenue and Customs Act 2005 and the Revenue and Customs (Complaints and Misconduct) Regulations 2005 (S.I. 2005/3311) as amended by S.I. 2006/1748 made under the 2005 Act extended the IPCCs remit in relation to the Commissioners and officers of HM Revenue and Customs.
Mr. McNulty: Policy and practice on the use of volunteers in the police service is now a matter for the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA). I understand from the NPIA chief executive that no representations have been received from the Public Services Union on the use of volunteers by the Metropolitan Police.
Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what resources are being provided for the tackling of staged and induced motor accident fraud in (a) Preston, (b) Bolton West, (c) Ribble Valley, (d) Hazel Grove, (e) Blackburn, (f) Southampton, (g) Bradford South, (h) Blackpool, North and Fleetwood and (i) Salford constituencies. 
Mr. Coaker: This information is not held centrally. The Police Service in England and Wales has benefited from a significant increase in resources over a sustained period. On a like-for-like basis Government grant and central spending on services for the police will have increased from £6.2 billion in 1997-98 to £11.0 billion in 2007-08; an increase of nearly £4.8 billion or a cash increase of 77 per cent. (in real terms over 39 per cent.). Every police authority has received its fair share of resources. The use of these resources is an operational matter for each chief officer to determine in the light of local and competing priorities.
Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what figures he has for the number of incidences of staged and induced motor accident fraud in the last 12 months, broken down by (a) local authority and (b) constituency. 
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