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Mark Pritchard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to extend the time period before non-UK citizens resident in the United Kingdom can apply for naturalisation. 
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to work with Chinatown employers on the issue of migrant workers; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Byrne: The Border and Immigration Agency is working with the Chinese community and has agreed to hold workshops to inform local employers on their legal responsibilities when employing migrant workers.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent meetings she has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on (a) terrorism and (b) an increase of the 28 days maximum pre-charge detention of suspected terrorists; what the (i) location and (ii) duration of each meeting was; whether a record of each meeting was kept; who attended each meeting; what the cost was of each meeting, broken down by (A) administrative costs and (B) other costs; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. McNulty: Ministers have not met the Director of Public Prosecutions recently on terrorism-related issues. However, we have undertaken an extensive consultation on proposals for forthcoming counter-terrorism legislation, including extending the maximum period of pre-charge detention for terrorist suspects, and this approach has been widely welcomed. The Director of Public Prosecutions has been involved in discussions at official level on this issue.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many civil servants in her Department (a) transferred to other Government departments and (b) left the Civil Service in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Byrne: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to her by the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, my hon. Friend the Member for Wallasey (Angela Eagle) on 13 November 2007, Official Report, column 203W.
Mr. Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the full-time equivalent headcount in her Department is; what the forecast full-time equivalent headcount for her Department is for (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10; and if she will make a statement. 
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people aged (a) 30
to 39, (b) 40 to 49, (c) 50 to 59 and (d) 60 to 69 years have (i) applied for jobs, (ii) received interviews and (iii) gained (A) temporary and (B) permanent jobs in her Department in 2007. 
Mr. Byrne: The Home Office, which includes the Border and Immigration Agency, Identity and Passport Service and the Criminal Records Bureau, does not hold the information requested. Applicants for employment are asked but not required to provide this information.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which agencies and programmes in her Department will have a real terms reduction in their budget in 2008-09 arising out of the conclusions of the comprehensive spending review. 
Mr. Byrne: The Home Office budget for 2008-09 to 2010-11 was settled in the Budget of 2006 and maintained expenditure in real terms over this period. The subsequent 2007 comprehensive spending review allocated additional resource of over £220 million per year to 2010-11 for counter-terrorism and securitytaking real growth in the Department's total budget to over 1 per cent. per year over the CSR 07 period.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will break down the figures referred to in the answer of 29 October 2007, Official Report, column 9233W, on Departments: official hospitality, to give the amounts spent on each function at which hospitality expenses were incurred. 
Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) foreign nationals and (b) foreign national prisoners were (i) deported or removed and (ii) informed that they were not subject to deportation or removal proceedings after receiving a non-custodial sentence in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Byrne: The information requested can be obtained only through the detailed examination of individual case records at disproportionate cost. The chief executive of the Border and Immigration Agency has written regularly to the Home Affairs Committee over the past 18 months providing the most robust and accurate data relating to foreign national prisoners. Copies of this correspondence are available in the Library of the House.
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what employment-related schemes there are under which non-EU citizens are able to obtain (a) leave to enter or (b) leave to remain in the UK; and how many non-EU citizens have obtained such leave since (i) 1997 and (ii) 2004, broken down by scheme. 
Au Pairs Business Persons
Domestic Workers in Private Households
Fresh Talent Working in Scotland Scheme (FTWISS) Gap Year Students Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP)
International Graduate Scheme
Japan Youth Exchange Minister of Religion
Overseas Government Employee
Representative of Overseas Newspapers
Statistical information on each scheme in the format provided could be provided only at disproportionate cost. However, the Control of Immigration: Statistics United Kingdom 2006 command paper gives the most up to date information on leave to enter and extensions of leave to remain granted to non-EEA nationals available at that time. A link for ease of reference follows:
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many EU A8 nationals have been registered under the worker registration scheme since 1 May 2004, broken down by (a) nationality, (b) year and (c) quarter. 
Mr. Byrne: Information concerning the number of A8 nationals is published quarterly in The Accession Monitoring Report. This report currently gives data from 1 May 2004 to 30 June 2007 and a copy has already been deposited in both House Libraries.
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) highly skilled and (b) dependents of highly skilled migrants have been given leave to enter the UK in each year since the inception of the scheme, broken down by nationality. 
Mr. Byrne: The available data are in the following table and relate to the number of highly skilled migrants approved for the highly skilled migrant programme during the period 2002 to September 2007.
|HSMP applications granted between 1 January 2002 and 30 September 2007out of country applications only|
|(1) 1 January 2007 to 30 September 2007|
(2) Indicates 1 or 2
1. Figures are rounded to nearest five.
2. Because of rounding, figures may not add up to totals shown.
3. 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.
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