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Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether there is an upper limit on the number of honours awarded in (a) the new year honours list and (b) the birthday honours List to (i) citizens resident in the UK and (ii) citizens resident in the British Crown dependencies. 
Mr. Wills: No more than 1,000 names may appear in the Prime Minister's recommendations for the new year honours list or the Queen's birthday honours list. There are no separate limits for citizens resident in the UK and citizens resident in the British Crown dependencies.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what arrangements are in place to administer nominations for honours for citizens of (a) the British overseas territories and (b) the UK. 
The process is the same for citizens of the British overseas territories as for citizens of the UK. Nominations are channelled through the relevant Department of State and submitted to the Cabinet Office ceremonial secretariat for consideration by the specialist honours sub-committees. The sub-committees make recommendations to the main Honours Committee which advises the Cabinet Secretary. The Cabinet Secretary puts the recommendations to the Prime Minister for onward transmission to the Queen. The Prime Minister has stated that he will not seek to amend the recommendations in any way.
Mr. Wills: Until June 1999 figures for the Channel Islands were amalgamated with those for the Isle of Man. Between January 1997 and January 1999 47 individuals from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man inclusive were recognised in the Prime Minister's honours recommendations. Between June 1999 and December 2007 92 individuals from the Channels Islands were recognised in the Prime Minister's honours recommendations.
Nomination by an individual or a public/private sector organisation familiar with the work of the candidate.
Submission by the Lieutenant Governors of the Crown dependencies, via the Ministry of Justice, who have identified candidates doing good work within their island communities or in a wider international field. (Candidates may be identified as a result of nominations sent to the Lieutenant Governors from public or private sources).
Assets Recovery Agency
Child Support Agency
Crown Prosecution Service
Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
Department for Communities and Local Government
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Department for Work and Pensions
Health and Safety Executive
HM Courts Service
HM Prison Service
HM Revenue and Customs
Home OfficeBorder And Immigration Agency
Legal Services Commission
National Offender Management Service
Rural Payments Agency
Serious Fraud Office
The Crown Estate
The Office of the Public Guardian
Treasury Solicitors Department
Valuation Office Agency
Vehicle and Operator Services Agency
Nick Herbert: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on what dates the Chief Executive of the National Offender Management Service and the Chief Executive of the Border and Immigration Agency have met in the last 12 months. 
Mr. Straw: Over the last 12 months the chief executive of the National Offender Management Service and the chief executive of the Border and Immigration Agency have held regular meetings on both a bilateral and wider basis. These have been conducted through face to face and teleconferencing discussions.
Additionally, other NOMS and BIA directors have met on a regular basis to discuss issues concerning foreign national prisoners. Since April 2007 a monthly liaison meeting has been held between BIA and NOMS officials to ensure that the management of this group of prisoners and their detention and deportation, where appropriate, is as efficient as possible.
Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent on central management for the Probation Service and subsequently the National Offender Management Services in England and Wales in each financial year since 1997-98. 
The responsibilities of NPD included a number of front line and support services as well as central management. Expenditure on central management is not separately identified, but expenditure on "Administration Costs" as opposed to "Programme Costs", was as follows:
NOMS central costs are not specifically allocated to separate activities including central management of probation services and to attempt to separately identify the costs would be a disproportionate cost.
Nick Herbert: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much has been spent by the National Probation Service on development of C-NOMIS; and how much has been spent in total by his Department on making C-NOMIS available to the Probation Service. 
Mr. Straw: As stated in the written ministerial statement laid before Parliament on 8 January 2008, and following the Strategic Review of the NOMIS Programme, probation areas will no longer be receiving the C-NOMIS application.
However, the probation specific projects now established within the new NOMIS Programme, and those which will provide arrangements to allow the sharing of information between public prisons and probation areas, and replace at risk probation case management systems, will continue to derive benefit from the investment and work on NOMIS to date. In addition, work completed by the programme on dependent projects, such as improving the OMNI infrastructure, will also provide further benefit.
C-NOMIS has been, and continues to be, funded centrally through the National Offender Management
Service and nearly all of the expenditure attributable to it is relevant to its future use in HMPS as Prison NOMIS. No separate funding has been provided. About £1 million of computer hardware was acquired for use by probation in association with C-NOMIS. This is being reallocated to other projects which have similar hardware needs.
Nick Herbert: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many (a) suspects, (b) convicted unsentenced offenders, (c) convicted offenders on community sentences and (d) prisoners on licence were provided with accommodation by ClearSprings in each month since August 2007; 
Mr. Straw: The Bail Accommodation and Support Service provided by ClearSprings is for defendants on bail and offenders on home detention curfew. It is not available for offenders on community sentences. Information on the breakdown of bail cases between those untried and those convicted but unsentenced cannot be obtained except at disproportionate cost. The numbers of those provided with accommodation in each month is shown in the following table:
|Bail (a) untried and (b) convicted unsentenced combined||Home detention curfew (d)|
The Regional Offender Managers in England and the director of Offender Management in Wales identify the towns in which accommodation is required based on the distribution pattern of remand prisoner and offender origins. ClearSprings consult with the police and local authorities and probation when acquiring properties so that local knowledge can inform the selection of addresses and to avoid inappropriate locations. The scheme endeavours to return people to their own communities unless there is reason not to.
A list of towns or areas, by county, where accommodation is currently provided or is being sought is in the following table. The distribution will be reviewed regularly by the Regional Offender Managers
in the light of experience and adjustments will be made to the locations of addresses to match supply to the pattern of demand, so that in general people can be placed in the communities from which they originate.
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