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(1) Excludes teachers in occasional service on contracts of less than one month.
Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 18 December 2007, Official Report, column 1282W, on teachers: public opinion, what (a) discussion groups and (b) other qualitative and quantitive opinion research of teachers commissioned by his Department have been conducted in each of the last six months. 
Jim Knight: The Department often commissions research which involves both quantitive and qualitative research methods. However, the appropriate data collection method varies depending on the research aims and the time and budget available to carry out the research project. Data on (a) other discussion groups and (b) other qualitative and quantitive opinion research of teachers commissioned by my Department is not readily available. Gathering this information would involve disproportionate cost.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 17 December 2007, Official Report, column 1165W, on airports: security, whether photographic security procedures applied to people travelling to Belfast from UK airports are applied to passengers travelling to other UK destinations in an identical manner. 
Mr. McNulty [holding answer 14 January 2008]: As the Under-Secretary of State for Transport, my hon. Friend the Member for Poplar and Canning Town (Jim Fitzpatrick), stated in his answer on 17 December 2007, the aviation security measures in place in the UK apply equally to all airports within the National Aviation Security programme.
Separately, the police require airlines to present passengers in a manner that would prevent any attempt to evade police scrutiny. To meet this requirement a number of airports across the United Kingdom have deployed digital imaging to ensure that the passenger who actually boards the aircraft is the same passenger that checked in. Digital imaging has been determined as the least intrusive method of meeting the police requirement, but there may be some variation in practice between airports.
Mr. Coaker: The Home Office does not record incidents of antisocial behaviour. Any such incidents are usually reported to the police, local authority, landlord or other frontline agency public whose task it is to deal directly with that problem. However, in common with many other Departmentsfor example the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Ministry of Justicewe do receive representations from members of the public, directly or through their Member of Parliament, about our policies in the field of antisocial behaviour. We received over 2,000 such letters and e-mails in the three years from 2005 to 2007.
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been tested for illegal drug use who have been arrested on suspicion of other non-drug-related crimes; and how many of those tested positive for illegal drug use in (a) England and Wales and (b) broken down by police force area in each year since 1997. 
The police currently have the power to request persons aged 18 and over in police detention who have been charged or arrested with a "trigger offence" to provide a sample for testing for the presence of a specified Class A drug. Drug testing can be conducted only for offences with a substantial link to the use of heroin or cocaine/crack.
The trigger offences are set out in schedule 6 to the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000. These are the offences which have been shown to have the clearest link with drug misuse, particularly the misuse of heroin and cocaine/crack.
A person arrested or charged with a non-trigger offence may be tested if a police officer decides that there are reasonable grounds to suspect that Class A drug use caused or contributed to the offence. The decision to authorise a sample must be referred to a police officer of at least the rank of inspector.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the procedures are for reporting cases of physical and verbal abuse (a) by and (b) against failed asylum seekers during the removal process; and how many cases there have been of each in the last 12 months. 
When an incident of verbal or physical abuse occurs against escort staff by detainees (which includes failed asylum seekers), staff are required to
complete an incident report and submit it to senior managers. Staff can also report the matter to the police. Detainees wishing to complain against escort staff use complaints forms that are freely available in removal centres and submit them in confidence to the Border and Immigration Agency removal centre manager. Information on cases of physical and verbal abuse by and against failed asylum seekers is not collected separately and is therefore not available.
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