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David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many attempts to deport asylum seekers failed because the receiving country refused to accept them in each of the last five years; 
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether foreign nationals who require a biometric immigration document will have their details entered onto the National Identity Register. 
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which pieces of information to be included on identity cards for British nationals are included on biometric immigration documents for foreign nationals; and if she will make a statement. 
Meg Hillier: The precise information to be recorded on an identity card issued to British citizens will be prescribed in regulations to be approved by Parliament under section 6 of the Identity Cards Act 2006. There will be some core identity information that will be common to both the identity card for British citizens and the biometric immigration document for foreign nationals, such as photograph of the holder, name and date of birth. However, the biometric immigration document will also include details of the holders immigration status, as well as whether employment is allowed or restricted, and if the holder is entitled to public funds, which would not appear on the cards for British citizens.
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) violent and (b) other crimes were recorded in (i) North Yorkshire and (ii) city of York constituency in each of the last 10 years. 
|Violence against the person and other crimes recorded by the police|
|Area and year||Violence against the person||Other crimes||Total crimes|
|(1 )Using the expanded coverage and revised counting rules which came into force on 1 April 1998.|
(2 )The National Crime Recording Standard was introduced on 1 April 2002. Figures before and after that date are not directly comparable.
(3 )Not available.
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests have been made to chief constables for the removal of (a) DNA and (b) police national computer records since 2006; and how many of these requests have been granted. 
Meg Hillier: There are no central records of the number of requests made to chief officers for the removal of DNA, fingerprints and police national computer records and the number which have been granted since 2006. Under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, the decision on whether to agree to a request from an individual to have their DNA profile, fingerprints and associated records removed from police databases lies with the chief officer of the force which took the DNA sample and fingerprint records.
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment her Department has made of the likely period of time it will take a police constable to check a persons identity against the National Identity Register when it becomes operational; 
(2) what assessment her Department has made of the technology requirements needed by police forces to check a persons identity against the National Identity Register when it becomes available; and if she will make a statement; 
Meg Hillier: It is estimated that police checks against the NIR will take only a short time, similar to current checks against police databases, to fit in with the operational requirements of the police. The exact amount of time taken will vary, depending on the nature of the check carried out, but routine identity verification should take a matter of seconds.
The exact technical details of how identity checks will be made have yet to be negotiated, precise details will be determined by the chosen supplier and the police during the development of the Scheme.
When the Scheme is first introduced the number of checks required by the police will be limited but will increase as the Scheme grows. Consequently, in the beginning there will be a limited number of police stations that have technology and equipment to allow officers to make identity checks against the National Identity Register. As rollout continues it will be a matter for the police to determine their requirement for equipment as the Scheme rolls out.
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people arrested but not subsequently convicted had their details (a) entered onto and (b) subsequently removed from the National DNA Database in each year since its creation. 
Meg Hillier: The National DNA Database (NDNAD) records the DNA profiles for particular individuals. It does not hold data on arrest and criminal records. To provide figures for the number of people arrested but not convicted which were (a) entered onto and (b) removed from the National DNA Database could be done at disproportionate cost only.
A key objective of the cross-Government National Delivery Plan for domestic violence is to reduce the prevalence of domestic violence through actions to: increase the early identification of (and interventions with) victims of domestic violence; ensure that effective advice and support is provided to victims of domestic
violence; improve the criminal justice response to domestic violence; and managing perpetrators of domestic violence to reduce risk.
encouraging early reporting of domestic violence through supporting a matrix of national help lines for both victims and perpetrators;
rolling out routine inquiries to all maternity services in recognition of the links between pregnancy and domestic violence;
strengthening the criminal justice response through the development and expansion of specialist domestic violence courts to 64 in England and Wales with plans to increase this to 100 by the end of 2007-08;
ensuring that co-ordinators of appropriate responses to domestic violence are located in every police force, every probation area and every Crown Prosecution Service area;
establishing accredited perpetrator programmes for convicted perpetrators in all probation areas; and
improving the safety of identified high risk victims of domestic violence through the development of independent domestic violence adviser services and multi-agency risk assessment conferences, with over 100 areas currently supported.
This work is already having a significant impact nationally: according to the British Crime Survey there has been a 59 per cent. decrease in the prevalence of domestic violence between 1995 and 2006-07.
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding allocated to domestic violence prevention programmes in (a) England and Wales, (b) Teesside and (c) Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Coaker: The national domestic violence budgets contribute towards the delivery of the cross-Government National Delivery Plan for Domestic Violence, which focuses on a range of key work objectives covering early intervention and prevention through to support for victims and the management of perpetrators of domestic violence.
2003-04: £7.145 million to £6 million allocated to the Violence Against Women Initiative within the Crime Reduction Programme; £1 million allocated to a national awareness raising campaign; £145,000 allocated to domestic violence victims with no recourse to public funds.
2004-05: £1.65 million to £1.1 million allocated to the Government Offices for the Regions for local delivery against the Governments objectives; £50,000 allocated to implement the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004; and £500,000 allocated to a national awareness raising campaign.
2005-06: £5.5 million to £3 million allocated to the Government Offices for the Regions for local delivery against the Governments objectives; £1 million allocated to support the development of the Specialist Domestic Violence Court (SDVC) Programme; £1 million allocated to fund a variety of
projects including a matrix of national domestic violence helplines; and £500,000 allocated to a national awareness raising campaign.
2006-07: £6 million to £3 million allocated to the Government Offices for the Regions for local delivery against the Governments objectives; £1 million allocated to support the SDVC Programme; £1 million allocated to develop Independent Domestic Violence Adviser (IDVA) services for SDVC Programme areas; and £1 million allocated to fund a variety of projects including a matrix of national domestic violence helplines.
2007-08: £8.85 million to £3 million allocated to develop IDVA services; £2 million allocated to the Government Offices for the Regions for local delivery against the Governments objectives; £2 million allocated to fund a variety of projects including a matrix of national domestic violence helplines; and £1.85 million allocated to develop Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARACs).
2003-04: Middlesbrough was granted an additional years funding from the Violence Against Women Initiative of £57,802 to continue running the My Sisters Place support services for victims of domestic violence. During the same year Cleveland police were allocated £60,000.
2004-05: A total of £60,000 was allocated to Hartlepool, Stockton, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland to develop and pilot a perpetrator programme.
2005-06: The Tees Valley area was allocated £75,000 towards the rollout of the perpetrator programme across the four areas.
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