Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2007 to the hon. Member for Rayleigh, Official Report, columns 1777-8W, on identity cards, if she will break down by activity the sum spent on all communications activities attributed to the budgets of projects for the future development of biometric passports, identity cards and associated initiatives. 
Jacqui Smith: Our systems do not record expenditure at a level that would permit us to breakdown the cost of communication activities directly incurred by development projects. As a result, it is not possible to provide a breakdown without incurring disproportionate cost.
However, it is possible to provide an overview of the kind of activities charged to this cost code in that year. They reflect both external and internal IPS communications and included advertising and publicity, internal communications materials, media monitoring and the production of publications.
Jacqui Smith [holding answer 23 July 2007]: Statistics on the number of persons removed from the UK in the calendar years 1995-2005 are published in the Control of Immigration: Statistics United Kingdom 2005 Command Paper. Information on persons removed in 2006 was published on 21 August 2007 in the Command Paper Control of Immigration: Statistics United Kingdom 2006. Copies of these publications are available from the Library of the House and on the Home Office's Research, Development and Statistics website at:
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the reasons were for deciding to publish the Race Equality Impact Assessment relating to the changes in the Immigration Rules for
Postgraduate Doctors and Dentists after these rule changes had come into effect. 
Jacqui Smith: The Race Equality Impact Assessment relating to the changes in the Immigration Rules for Postgraduate Doctors and Dentists was published following a request from the Commission for Racial Equality in July 2006. We acknowledged at that time that the assessment ought to have been completed before the rules change took place. Our position on this matter has been addressed in the judicial review proceedings brought by BAPIO Action Limited. The judgment handed down on 9 February 2007 can be found at:
Jacqui Smith: The final costs for roll out of uniforms to border control frontline operational staff and the cost element of designing the new uniform cannot be finalised until the supplier has assessed and actioned the total number of orders.
The cost of the uniforms pilot was £18,192.55 plus VAT. The evaluation of the pilot informed some changes to the materials and specification which has reduced the final overall forecast cost of the garments to be implemented.
Mike Wood: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the rate of staff turnover was in each immigration removal centre run by a private company in each of the last five years. 
CampsfieldSince taking over the contract in May 2006 staff turnover for the new contractor, GEO, has been 24.8 per cent.
ColnbrookThe centre became operational in September 2004. From January 2005-2006 staff turnover was 31 per cent. January 2006-07 was 22 per cent.
DungavelSince taking over the contract in September 2006 staff turnover for the new contractor, G4S, has been 22.8 per cent.
HarmondsworthThe information recorded is for the last five years ending June of each year. Staff turnover for July 2002-June 2003 was 20 per cent. 2003-04 was 25 per cent. 2004-05 was 27 per cent. 2005-06 was 23 per cent. and 2006-07 was 12 per cent.
OakingtonFigures are unavailable prior to 2004. Staff turnover for 2004 was 24.2 per cent. 2005 was 30.3 per cent. and 2006 was 24.6 per cent.
Tinsley HouseFigures are unavailable prior to 2004. Staff turnover for 2004 was 11.3 per cent. 2005 was 14.5 per cent. and 2006 was 16.9 per cent.
Yarls WoodSince taking over the contract in April 2007 staff turnover for the new contractor, Serco, has been 13.8 per cent.
Mike Wood: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much profit was made by each company running an immigration removal centre in each year since taking on management of the institution. 
Mr. Byrne: The Border and Immigration Agency (BIA) has various contracts for the operation of its Immigration Removal Centres. The evaluation process for these contracts is extremely robust and examines all aspects of a contractors submitted tender, including the financial element. However, due to the commercial nature of these contracts, the disclosure of the information requested would be likely to prejudice the commercial interests of both the BIA and those companies with whom the BIA enters into contracts.
Mike Wood: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of staff in immigration removal centres run by private companies had more than five years continuous service at the same institution as of 1 February. 
Campsfield41 per cent.
ColnbrookNot applicable as centre became operational in September 2004.
Dungavel29.5 per cent.
Harmondsworth16 per cent.
Oakington39 per cent.
Tinsley House40.8 per cent.
Yarls Wood35 per cent.
Mike Wood: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of staff at immigration removal centres run by private companies are from an ethnic minority background; and at what grade. 
Campsfield8 per cent., Detention Custody Officers and Management Team.
Colnbrook50 per cent., Operational Support Officers and Detention Custody Officers.
Dungavel2.5 per cent., one Detention Custody Officer and one Senior Management Team.
Harmondsworth41.5 per cent., Detention Custody Officers, Senior Custody Officers and Management Team.
Oakington4.45 per cent., Detention Custody Officers and Senior Custody Officers.
Tinsley8.9 per cent., Detention Custody Officers, Senior Custody Officers and Management Team.
Yarls WoodThe information requested is currently unavailable following the recent change of centre operator in April 2007.
Mike Wood: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many assaults were recorded against (a) staff and (b) other inmates by those held in each immigration removal centre run by a private company in the latest period for which figures are available. 
CampsfieldFrom May 2007 to date there has been two assaults on staff and 14 assaults on detainees.
ColnbrookSince January 2007 there has been 23 assaults on staff and 22 assaults on detainees.
DungavelSince September 2006 there has been no assaults on staff and 10 assaults on detainees.
HarmondsworthSince January 2007 there has been one assault on staff and four assaults on detainees.
OakingtonSince January 2007 there has been no assaults on either or detainees.
Tinsley HouseSince January 2007 there has been one assault on staff and 11 assaults on detainees.
Yarls WoodSince Serco took over the contract in April 2007 there has been no assaults on staff and one assault on a detainee.
Susan Kramer: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions there have been of uninsured drivers (a) in total and (b) in each police force area in each of the last 10 years; and what the average penalty was in each case. 
|Proceedings at magistrates courts for the offence of using a motor vehicle uninsured against third party risks( 1) , and average fine imposed( 2) by police force area, England and Wales, 1997-2004
|Average fine (£)
|Average fine (£)
|Average fine (£)
|Average fine (£)