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Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals have been convicted of crimes related to the (a) possession of firearms and (b) selling of illegal drugs in each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any individuals identified as working in the security industry without valid immigration status are working in Chipping Barnet constituency. 
As the Home Secretary announced to Parliament on 13 November, work is under way on retrospective right to work checks on the estimated 40,000 non-EEA nationals who were granted licences before 2 July 2007. The Home Secretary will report again to Parliament in December when this work is complete.
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she was first alerted to the fact that illegal immigrants were being issued with licences by the Security Industry Association; and if she will make a statement. 
[holding answer 21 November 2007]: I refer to the statement I made to the House on 13
November about Security Industry Authority licensing checks and the issue of entitlement to work in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average waiting time was at immigration for non-EEA citizens entering the UK via London Heathrow Terminal (a) Two, (b) Three and (c) Four in the first six months of 2007. 
There are arrangements in place at selected ports to benchmark performance. The ports in question are using a 45 minutes (non-EEA) and 25 minutes (EEA) queuing time as such a benchmark. This in turn informs staff deployment as well as informing considerations on further investment. We are clear that the averages are well within these benchmarks but will continue to reduce the occasions of exceeding those figures.
The figures held do not constitute part of National Statistics as they are based on internal management information. This information has not been quality assured under National Statistics protocols and is currently treated as provisional.
|Figures available from Heathrow showing percentage of non-EEA passengers waiting under 45 minutes for the first six months of 2007|
|n/a = Not available.|
Mr. MacShane: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children under the age of five years who went missing in the UK and are still unaccounted for went missing in each year since 2000. 
Mr. McNulty: At the present time, the information requested is not collated centrally. Working with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) has been tasked with setting up a new and enhanced Police National Missing Persons Bureau (PNMPB) and to identify and promulgate good practice in the capture, recording and sharing of data around missing persons. The PNMPB will begin its work on 1 April 2008.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many vehicles in the Cambridgeshire Constabulary area were impounded following reference to the Motor Insurance Database in each year since May 2004; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Coaker: Information in the form requested is not available. I understand from the chief constable of Cambridgeshire that between April 2006 and October 2007 the force seized 3,825 vehicles for being driven by a someone without valid insurance.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times Cambridgeshire Constabulary accessed the Motor Insurance Database in each month since May 2004; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Spellar: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were killed in gun or knife attacks in (a) London, (b) Lewisham, (c) Lambeth, (d) Brent, (e) Hackney, (f) Southwark, (g) Leicester, (h) Birmingham, (i) Liverpool and (j) Manchester in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Coaker: Available information relates to the number of homicides recorded at police force area level during the period 2001-02 to 2005-06 where the apparent method of killing was sharp instrument or shooting.
|Homicides currently recorded( 1) where apparent method of killing is sharp instrument( 2) or shooting( 3) , selected police force areas, 2001-02 to 2005-06( 4)|
|Year offence initially recorded as homicide( 5)|
|Police force area||Apparent method of killing||2001-02||2002-03||2003-04||2004-05||2005-06|
|(1) As at 9 October 2006; figures are revised as cases are dealt with by the police and by the courts, or as further information becomes available. (2) Includes knives as well as other sharp instruments. (3) Includes shooting by crossbows. Excludes cases where firearm was used as a blunt instrument. (4) Data for 2006-07 are scheduled to be published in late January 2008. (5) Homicide offences are shown according to the year in which the police initially recorded the offence as homicide. This is not necessarily the year in which the incident took place or the year in which any court decision was made. (6) Figures for Lewisham, Brent, Hackney and Southwark cannot be provided as data from the Homicide Index cannot be broken down to borough level. (7) Homicides recorded by the Metropolitan police service and City of London police. (8) Figures for Leicester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester cannot be provided as data from the Homicide Index cannot be broken down to city level.|
Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what procedures exist to ensure that all police records are updated on people (a) being held in custody and (b) wanted for arrest; 
Mr. McNulty: There are national standards on data entry and quality standards on the Police National Computer (PNC) which are contained in the PNC manual. The manual provides information on those procedures that are applicable for updating PNC records with information regarding individuals detained in custody and wanted for arrest. This is interpreted, and supplemented, by individual police forces own local procedures. The PNC manual is updated at six-monthly intervals and is made available to all police forces.
In addition, police forces can, depending on the business need, broadcast a message via PNC to other forces regarding individuals who are either wanted or who have been detained. Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary conducts audits of force procedures for compliance with this manual and other Association of Chief Police Officers policy.
For population, these are the population estimates and projections produced by the Office for National Statistics. Recent methodological changes have been made to improve the account of the effects of international migration.
Mr. McNulty [holding answer 12 November 2007] : We are unable to provide a breakdown of terrorist operations for each year. However the Security Service and police have disrupted 12 major plots since 2000.
Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was paid to foreign prisoners in compensation for unlawful detention in custody beyond the end of their sentences in each of the last 10 years. 
The chief executive of the Border and Immigration Agency wrote to the Home Affairs Committee on 19 February and provided an update on the issue of compensation payments to foreign national prisoners who had been detained unlawfully. A copy of this letter is available from the Library of the House.
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