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Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many full-time equivalent immigration officers there are in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate; 
(2) how many full-time equivalent removals and enforcement officers there are in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate. 
Mr. Byrne: At the end of 31 March 2007, there were around 9,000 full-time equivalent staff working in both the Border and Enforcement areas within the Border and Immigration Agency.
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his policy is on enforcement action in the case of applicants for the family indefinite leave to remain exercise with criminal convictions (a) whose cases are outstanding and (b) whose applications have been refused; and how many have been made the subject of enforcement action since the policy was introduced. 
Mr. Byrne: The criteria Border and Immigration Agency applies its criteria for deportation when determining whether enforcement action should be taken in family indefinite leave to remain cases where criminality is involved. The agencys deportation criteria were set out by my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary in a written ministerial statement on 23 May 2006.
Figures for those with criminal convictions refused under the Family Indefinite Leave exercise and subject to enforcement action are unavailable and would only be obtained by examination of the individual case records at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Steen: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons (a) the letter of 16 April 2007 on the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Trafficking of Women and Children was not acknowledged or replied to and (b) the subsequent fax did not reach him; and if he will deal promptly with the email sent on 22 May containing the original letter. 
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 4 June 2007]: The letter of 16 April was delayed in reaching my office.
A copy of the letter was received on 10 May, and I wrote to the hon. Member on 19 June in response to the requests made in the original letter.
Jim Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the general grant to the Northumbria police was in each of the years 2003-04 to 2007-08; and what the percentage change was between each year and the succeeding year. 
Mr. McNulty: The information requested is set out in the following table.
|Northumbria policeGeneral grant funding 2003-04 and 2007-08|
|General govt grants( 1)( ) (£ million)||Annual change in general govt grants (Percentage)|
|(1) General grant comprises: Home Office police grant, DCLG revenue support grant and national non-domestic rates.|
(2) Adjusted for comparison purposes following the transfer of pensions and security funding from general grant in 2006-07.
Jim Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) special grants and (b) targeted initiatives were provided to Northumbria police in each of the years 2003-04 to 2007-08; and what the percentage change in funding was for each scheme or initiative between each year and the succeeding year; 
(2) what (a) special grants and (b) targeted initiatives for Northumbria police were allocated to the City of Newcastle in each year from 2003-04 to 2007-08. 
Mr. McNulty: Information on specific grants is set out in the following tables.
Northumbria has received two special grant allocations in the period 2003-04 to 2007-08. In 2004-05 it was awarded £1.44 million for the Labour Party Spring Conference and it was awarded £0.9 million in 2006-07 for the EU Justice Ministers Conference.
The Government allocate funding to police authorities. The allocation of resources within Northumbria police is a matter for the chief officer and the Police Authority. We do not hold information on resources for the city of Newcastle.
|Northumbria police: targeted initiatives 2003-04 to 2007-08|
|Crime fighting fund (£ million)||Annual percentage change (percentage)||Basic command unit (£ million)||Annual percentage change (percentage)||Community support officers (£ million)||Annual percentage change (percentage)|
|Neighbourhood policing fund ( £ million )||Annual percentage change (percentage)||Forensic (DNA expansion) grant (£ million)||Annual percentage change (percentage)||Special priority payments (£ million)||Annual percentage change (percentage)|
|Special formula grant( 3)( ) ( £ million )||Annual percentage change (percentage)||Pensions deficit grant (£ million)||Dedicated security posts (percentage)||Annual percentage change (£ million)||Capital (percentage)|
|Annual percentage chang e ( £ million )||Airwave (percentage)||Annual percentage change (£ million)||Premises improvement fund (percentage)||Total specific grants & capital provision (£ million)||Total annual change (percentage)|
|(1 )NPF figure includes Northumbria's share of the £91 million announced in the 2006 Budget.|
(2 )Capital figure includes the increased capital allocation announced on 24 May and 19 June 2007
(3 )Special Formula Grant comprised four former specific grants; Rural Policing Grant, Special Priority Payments, Forensic Grant and London/SE Allowances.
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