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Mr. Francois: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which programmes funded by his Department have experienced a real terms reduction in their annual budget for the 2007-08 financial year; and what the budget (a) was in 2006-07 and (b) is in 2007-08 in each case. 
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were employed by her Department on 1 January in each of the last five years; and how many of these staff were (a) permanent employees, (b) temporary staff and (c) contractors. 
Information on the total number of staff employed by the Home Office in 2007 is published by
the Office for National Statistics. Please see Table six of the Quarterly Public Sector Employment First Release (31 March 2007),
Please note that in 2005 and 2006 the Civil Service Statistics were not published with the permanent and temporary/casual breakdown, a workbook is attached to this letter with this additional information.
Statistics on the number of contractors employed by Departments are not published. The civil service statistics represent those employees paid directly from the Department's payroll. Any contractors employed via agencies and so not paid directly by the Department are not included.
|Civil service employment at 30 September 2006|
|Headcount permanent||Headcount temporary/casual||Headcount total||FTE permanent||FTE temporary/casual||FTE total|
Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of employees in (a) her Department and (b) each (i) executive agency and (ii) non-departmental public body funded by her Department are above state retirement age. 
|Total active permanent staff as of September 2007||Number of men above 65 and women above 60 years of age||Percentage of total|
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what departmental budget items have been reclassified, under Consolidated Budgeting Guidance, following Comprehensive Spending Review 2007 decisions; and what the (a) former and (b) new (i) classification and (ii) sum budgeted is in each case. 
This results from the transfer of the General Register Office (GRO) in England and Wales from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to the Home Office as part of making the ONS independent of Ministers. The GRO will become part of the Identity and Passport Service, an Executive agency of the Home Office from 1 April 2008.
The GRO has a budget of £8.1 million which is being reclassified from admin to programme. This is because much of its work relates to frontline service delivery in the form of providing a registration service of births, deaths and marriages to members of the general public.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her Department's projected spending is on advertising and promotional campaigns for (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09, broken down by cost relating to (i) television, (ii) radio and (iii) print media. 
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on (a) involuntary and (b) voluntary staff exit schemes in (i) his Department and (ii) each agency of the Department in each year since 1997-98; how much is planned to be spent for 2007-08; and if he will make a statement. 
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many employees in (a) her
Department and (b) each (i) executive agency and (ii) non-departmental public body funded by her Department applied to continue to work beyond state retirement age in the latest year or part thereof for which figures are available; and how many of those applications were successful. 
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people took sick leave for stress in her Department in the last 12 months; and what percentage of the total staff number this represents. 
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of Questions tabled to her Department for answer on a named day received a substantive reply on the day named in the last 12 months for which figures are available. 
Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2007, Official Report, column 1478W, on deportation, and with reference to the letters of 9 February 2006 and 3 April 2006 from her Departments Immigration and Nationality Directorate to the hon. Member for Aylesbury, on what date her Department provided to HM High Commission, Kingston, the notice of refusal and associated papers in the case of Mr E. A., husband of Mrs J. A. of Aylesbury (reference A505053); and if she will make a statement. 
John Austin: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make it her Departments policy not to issue removal directions in respect of Tamils who claim that their return to Sri Lanka might expose them to risk of treatment in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights pending the adoption of a lead judgment in one or more of the applications already communicated under Rule 39. 
Mr. Byrne: The Border and Immigration Agency currently has 10 removal centres which provide a total of 2,533 detention bedspaces. The future size of the detention estate is being reviewed and until this is completed no figures are available for the planned number of bedspaces for the next five years.
Mr. Touhig: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women in Wales reported incidents of domestic violence in each of the last five years; and what measures are in place to support women who report domestic violence. 
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