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Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of DNA profiles on the National DNA database relate to individuals aged (a) under 16, (b) 16 to 18, (c) 19 to 20, (d) 21 to 30, (e) 31 to 40, (f) 41 to 50, (g) 51 to 60 and (h) over 60 years, broken down by police force area; and if she will make a statement. 
Meg Hillier: The information requested has been placed in the Library. The figures given are the number of subject sample profiles retained on the National DNA Database (NDNAD) at 25 October 2007 which were taken by forces in England and Wales only. They include over 26,000 subject sample profiles taken from volunteers. The data is based on the current age of the subjects as at 25 October 2007.
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. The presence of these replicate profiles on the NDNAD does not impact on the effectiveness and integrity of the database. Nonetheless, a long-term exercise is under way to identify issues associated with the removal of all such redundant replicate profiles.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people whose DNA is held on the national database that have committed no offence are (a) male and (b) female; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Spring: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children in (a) the East of England and (b) Suffolk have their DNA stored on a database; and how many of those have been charged with committing a criminal offence. 
Lorely Burt: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what incompatibilities there are between the requirements of the Council of Europe Convention on Action on Trafficking in Human Beings and domestic immigration legislation. 
Lorely Burt: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make it her policy to adopt the Interpol global database system that allows border checks to be made on fraudulent documents as another method to tackle human trafficking. 
Jacqui Smith: The information requested for 2002 is not available due to a change in our data collation systems in 2003. Locally collated management information for 2003 to 2006 is provided in Table 1. This data may be subject to change and does not represent National Statistics. These figures relate predominantly to clandestine entrants but may also include other categories of illegal entry.
Illegal entry action is initiated against those people who are detected having entered or attempted to enter the country clandestinely or by means of deception, either verbal or documentary. These figures include those illegal entrants detected both at ports of entry and inland.
National Statistics on the number of persons against whom illegal entry action was initiated are not separately identifiable from the total number of persons removed for periods from 2003 owing to data quality issues. 2004 figures were published in the command paper Control of Immigration: Statistics United Kingdom 2004, but these were recalled the following year after a re-assessment of their quality found the figures to be unsuitable for publication as National Statistics.
|Table 1: Illegal immigrants found at UK ports, 2003 to 2005( 1)|
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|(1) The data provided is based on locally collated management information, which may be subject to change and does not represent published national statistics.|
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