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We have provided figures for advertising campaigns but not marketing campaigns. To separate out expenditure on marketing campaigns from other communications expenditure could be done only at disproportionate cost.
|Creative agency||Media spend (excluding VAT)|
|COI only (media spend on advertising campaigns)|
|Recruitment and selection costs|
Home Office expenditure on official hospitality and entertainment conforms to departmental guidance on financial procedures and
propriety, which complies with the principles of Government Accounting and the Treasury Handbook on Regularity and Propriety. Hospitality is defined as the provision of food, drink and entertainment of non-civil servants where it is beneficial to the interests of the Department.
The last 12-month period for which there are audited figures is financial year 2006-07. The spend for 2006-07, based on final accounts, is £91,829 (0.0000066 per cent. of total resource spend for 2006-07).
Mr. Byrne: The Home Office has implemented a number of new policies since 27 June 2007, and we have kept Parliament fully informed of these. Following the terrorist incidents in Glasgow and London in June, we have spent much of the last few months focused on counter terrorism and security. The Prime Minister has asked Lord West to conduct a review of the protection of crowded places, critical national infrastructure, and transport infrastructure from a critical terrorist attack.
On July 19 The Home Secretary launched the new Crime Strategy. This includes a stronger focus on serious violence, continued pressure on antisocial behaviour, a renewed focus on young people, a new national approach to designing out crime, and continuing work to reduce re-offending. The newly created National Crime Reduction Board to oversee delivery across government departments held its first meeting on 10 October 2007.
On 27 September the Home Secretary announced a new £50 million fund to give the police access to 21(st) century crime fighting technologies. This includes the provision of 1,000 new mobile computers we intend to roll out this year followed by a further 10,000 more next year.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what dates her Department breached its (a) resource, (b) near-cash, (c) administration and (d) capital budget since 2001; what the value of each breach was; and what the reason was for each breach. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in which financial years since 2001 her Department's outturn for its capital budget at the end of the year was less than planned at the beginning of the year; and what the (a) value and (b) reason for the underspend was in each case. 
Mr. Byrne: The National Audit Office measures spending performance against plans by comparing outturns against final provision following Supplementary Estimates rather than against plans at the start of the year as plans can change during the year for a number of reasons, such as machinery of government and classification changes. The definitive figures for final provision and provisional outturn are published each year in the Public Expenditure Outturns White Paper. Changes to plans arising in-year are published in Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses, as are differences between provisional and final outturns.
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many citizens juries have been arranged by her Department since June; which organisations were commissioned to conduct each citizens jury; and what the cost was of each exercise. 
Mr. McNulty: The Home Office held a Citizens Jury on Crime and Communities on 12 September 2007. The research and events companies BMRB and Live Events were appointed to run the event following a transparent and competitive tender organised by COI. The total cost for the event was £105,000.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff are seconded to her Department from outside Government; from which outside body each has been seconded; and what the length is of each secondment. 
Mr. Byrne: The non-agency Home Office maintains detailed records of staff on inward secondment to its own business areas, but does not maintain this information for its agencies. The agencies themselves do not maintain a central record of this information, and the information for the agencies could not be obtained without incurring a disproportionate cost.
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Mr. Coaker: Dispersal Orders are one of a number of measures to tackle antisocial behaviour and have succeeded in tackling underage drinking, joyriding, noise nuisance, the antisocial use of fireworks and the harassment and intimidation of residents. They are not intended to be used in isolation, but should form part of a tiered and integrated response to tackling crime and disorder and antisocial behaviour in local areas. This includes work by YOTs to prevent young people getting involved in offending and antisocial behaviour.
While no assessment has been made of the efficacy of dispersal orders on their own, a study and report by the National Audit Office (Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour, HC 99 Session 2006-07, 7 December 2006) confirmed that a tiered approach to tackling antisocial behaviour is highly effective. This is also borne out by the fact that we have driven down perceptions of antisocial behaviour by 4 percentage points from the baseline of 21 per cent. in 2002-03 to 17 per cent. in 2005-06.
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the implications for security of the application procedures for the EU driving licence; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. McNulty [holding answer 19 October 2007]: Driving licences issued in the UK conform to the format and standard laid out in the second EC directive on driver licensing (91/439/EEC) and are considered to be EU driving licences.
All applicants for a first driving licence must provide evidence of identity. This is usually a passport but, in instances where a passport is not available, alternative documentation will be considered. In 2003 DVLA conducted a wide ranging review of its identity checking procedures and associated fraud prevention arrangements. Following the review, DVLA established specialist teams using sophisticated equipment to help identify counterfeit and forged identity documentation.
the prevention (whether by the testing of any product or otherwise) or the diagnosis or treatment of disease, ill-health or abnormality, or their effects, in man, animals or plants;
the assessment, detection, regulation or modification of physiological conditions in man, animals or plants; and
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