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Mr. Jim Cunningham:
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people under 16 years were arrested in the West Midlands for driving
while under the influence of drugs or alcohol in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Coaker: Information on arrests for summary offences of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is not collected centrally.
Mr. Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will take steps to increase the number of roadside breath tests by police forces for drivers under 25 years old. 
Mr. Coaker: Deployment of resources is an operational matter for individual chief officers of police. In January 2005, however, the Home Office, together with the Department for Transport (DfT) and Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), issued a jointly agreed statement of Roads Policing Strategy. This included as one of its five key actions the reduction of road casualties. The strategy identified drink driving as one of the key behaviours contributing to avoidable casualties and committed the police to tackling it by increasing the risk of detection. Home Office and DfT Ministers wrote to chief officers in January this year to stress the Governments continuing commitment to the Roads Policing Strategy and the importance of effective enforcement of road traffic law. Drink driving was highlighted as an area of offending where there is a need for positive police activity nationally.
ACPO is due to launch a new enforcement campaign at the end of July to complement the Governments new multi-media anti-drink driving publicity campaign which began on 20 July. Under the Road Traffic Act 1988, the police cannot target drivers for breath tests because of their age. They can carry out a test where they reasonably believe that a person is or has been driving or in charge of a vehicle with alcohol in his body, has committed a moving traffic offence or has been involved in an accident.
Martin Linton: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applicants for indefinite leave to remain under the 14-year long-stay concession have been waiting for a decision for more than (a) two years, (b) three years and (c) five years. 
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 26 July 2007]: The information requested could be obtained only by the detailed examination of individual case records at disproportionate cost.
Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests for extradition have been received from the Russian Federation in each of the last 10 years; and how many have been granted. 
Meg Hillier [holding answer 24 July 2007]: There were no extradition arrangements between the United Kingdom and the Russian Federation until 2001.
The number of requests received from the Russian Federation in each year since then is as follows.
Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests for extradition have been received from Russia in each of the last 10 years; and how many have been granted. 
Meg Hillier: There were no extradition arrangements between the United Kingdom and the Russian Federation until 2001.
The number of requests received from the Russian Federation in each year since then is as follows:
A number of these requests remain outstanding. None to date has been granted.
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many work permits were issued for (a) doctors and (b) nurses and auxiliary nurses from (i) Nigeria, (ii) Ghana and (iii) other African countries in 2006. 
Mr. Byrne: The following table shows the number of work permit applications which were approved for overseas nationals, in 2006 from (a) Ghana, (b) Nigeria and (c) other African countries in 2006. There have been no approvals for auxiliary nurses.
1. Figures are rounded to nearest five.
2. Because of rounding, figures may not add up to totals shown.
The figures quoted are not provided under National Statistics protocols and have been derived from local management information and are therefore provisional and subject to change.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many DNA profiles are held of (a) males and (b) females who are (i) under 16 years old, (ii) 16 years old, (iii) 17 years old, (iv) 18 years old and (v) over 18 years old, broken down by ethnicity. 
Meg Hillier: The number of profiles held on the National DNA Database (NDNAD) by all forces in the UK as at 31 March 2007, broken down as requested, is shown in the following table. It is currently estimated that 13.7 per cent. of profiles held on the NDNAD are replicates, i.e. that a profile for a person has been loaded on more than one occasion (one reason for this is that the person gave different names, or different versions of their name, on separate arrests). Thus the number of individuals on the database is approximately 13.7 per cent. less than the number of subject profiles.
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