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Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will give a break down of the categories under which discretionary leave to remain has been granted to asylum seekers in each year since 2003. 
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many air miles were travelled by Ministers in her Department in each year since 2000; and what estimate she has made of the total amount of carbon dioxide emissions produced as a result; 
(2) how many miles she and other Ministers in her Department travelled on short haul flights in the last 12 months; and what estimate she has made of the total amount of carbon emissions produced as a result of these flights. 
Mr. Byrne: Since 1999 the Government have published a list of all overseas travel by Cabinet Ministers costing over £500. Information for the last financial year was published on 25 July 2007. Details for the current financial year will be published as soon as possible after the end of the financial year. From next year, the list will include details of overseas visits undertaken by all Ministers. All ministerial travel is undertaken in accordance with the Ministerial Code.
All central Government ministerial and official air travel has been offset from 1 April 2006. Departmental aviation emissions are calculated on an annual basis and subsequently offset through payments to a central fund. The fund purchases certified emissions reductions credits from energy efficiency and renewable energy projects with sustainable development benefits, located in developing countries.
In addition, offsetting the flights of Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department for International Development, and the Prime Minister has been backdated to 1 April 2005.
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many holders of valid UK passports were (a) resident in the UK and (b) resident abroad at the most recent date for which figures are available. 
Meg Hillier: In 2006-07 6.2 million passports were issued in the UK by the Identity and Passport Service and slightly over 400,000 outside the UK by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. However, there are no records of where holders of valid British passports currently reside and records of numbers of passports issued only confirm that a person was present at the issuing location when the passport was issued and do not account for subsequent changes such as emigration or death of the passport holder.
Malcolm Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it is her Department's policy to use (a) incandescent light bulbs and (b) LED lights for festive decorations on departmental premises. 
Mr. Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) arrested and (b) given anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOS) as a result of evidence from CCTV on buses in London in each year since 1997; and how many have been (i) arrested and (ii) given ASBOS as a result of the live CCTV pilot. 
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make provision for closed-circuit television images to be copied for use by the police in criminal investigations. 
Mr. Coaker: Most CCTV systems have some provision for images to be copied for use by the police in criminal investigations. Many of the digital CCTV systems currently in use do, from time to time, cause difficulties to some police forces. This issue has been highlighted in the National CCTV Strategy, published on 19 October 2007.
The Home Office Scientific Development Branch (HOSDB) has produced advice (available on their website) on the UK police requirements for digital CCTV systems. This guidance can significantly alleviate many of the problems that are being encountered. HOSDB are also working with the industry to influence the design of new digital CCTV systems which better map to current and future policing needs.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to respond to the letter of 22 November 2007 from the hon. Member for Twickenham about bribery and corruption; what the reasons are for the time taken to reply; and if she will make a statement. 
Meg Hillier [holding answer 13 December 2007]: I responded to the hon. Gentleman's letter of 22 November on 11 December, within the Home Office performance target for responses to ministerial correspondence.
|Police precept (Band D) by police authority 2007-08|
| Source: English police authoritiesDCLG Welsh police authoritiesWAG|
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make a statement on the trends in crime clear-up rates in (a) Southend and (b) Essex since 1997; and what representations she has received on this issue in each of the last five years. 
|Financial Year||Force detections||Force detection rate||Force sanction detections( 1)||Force sanction detection rate( 1)|
|(1) Data for sanction detections are available only from 2000-01. A sanction detection is one which results in a charge or summons, caution, an offence being taken into consideration, a penalty notice for disorder or a cannabis warning. (2) The Home Office Counting Rules for recorded crime changed with effect from April 1998. These brought new offences into the series with varying detection rates. (3) Additional guidance on counting detections was implemented from 1 April 1999. (4) The National Crime Recording Standard was introduced in April 2002. Data before and after that date are not directly comparable.|
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