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Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners held in HM Prison Bullwood Hall and HM Prison Canterbury on 18 February 2008 had completed their custodial sentences and were awaiting deportation; and how many of those who remain in custody are up to (a) one month, ( b) three months, (c) six months, (d) 12 months and (e) more than 12 months beyond the date of sentence completion. 
Mr. Hanson: As at 18 February 2008, nine detainees at Bullwood Hall had completed their custodial sentences and were awaiting deportation. Eight of these were less than one month beyond sentence completion and one was more than three months but less than six months beyond the date of sentence completion. As at the same date, one detainee at Canterbury had completed his sentence and was awaiting deportation. He had completed his sentence less than one month earlier. All are being held under immigration act powers.
Over 4,200 foreign national prisoners were removed or deported from the UK in 2007. This means that the Border and Immigration Agency has removed over 80 per cent. more foreign national prisoners than in 2006.
Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of those foreign national prisoners released from a custodial sentence had served more than half of their sentence in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign national prisoners are (a) serving sentences of (i) six months or less, (ii) six to 12 months, (iii) 12 to 24 months, (iv) two to four years, (v) four to eight years, (vi) determinate sentences of more than eight years, (vii) indeterminate sentences for public protection with minimum tariffs of categories set out in (i) to (vi) and (b) serving life sentences, broken down by those who have minimum tariffs of (A) under five, (B) five to 10 and (C) more than 10 years. 
Mr. Hanson: The following table gives information on the numbers of foreign national prisoners held in all prison establishments in England and Wales at the end of December 2007 showing sentence length as recorded on the prison service system.
For the proportion of total prisoners who are foreign nationals, Council of Europe data on foreign national prisoners held in other major western countries reveal much higher proportions, for example in Austria (43 per cent.), Spain (33 per cent.), Germany (28 per cent.) and France (21 per cent.) than the figure for England and Wales (14 per cent.), based on 2006 population data.
Mr. Spring: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many of those convicted of rape in (a) the East of England and (b) Suffolk were given (i) an immediate custodial sentence, (ii) a community sentence and (iii) a (A) conditional and (B) absolute discharge in each of the last five years. 
|Offender sentenced to immediate custody, community sentences or discharge for rape( 1, 2 ) in Eastern England and Suffolk, 2002-2006|
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|(1) Principal offence basis. (2) Classified under the offence class of rape, which include rape of a male and a female. Source: RDS-NOMS, Ministry of Justice|
These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.
Dr. Tony Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when the evaluation of the peer panels in Lancashire will be published; and when a decision will be made on the extension of the project. 
Mr. Hanson: The peer panel project in Lancashire is in its very early stages and evaluation of it has not yet begun. Expressions of Interest to carry out the evaluation have been invited and the deadline for responses is 4 March. At this moment it is not possible to say when the evaluation will be completed. In the light of that no decision about extending the project has been considered or made.
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Mrs. May: To ask the Prime Minister (1) on what dates meetings were held between officials in his Office and HM Treasury to discuss (a) proposals for and (b) drafting of the Banking (Special Provisions) Bill; 
The Prime Minister: The Banking (Special Provisions) Bill was published on 18 February 2008. My officials and I have regular meetings and discussions with ministerial colleagues and others on a wide range of subjects.
The Prime Minister: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office (Mr. Watson) on 19 February 2008, Official Report, column 685W.
The Prime Minister: As a result of changes to the Press Office budget since the start of the financial year 2006-07 it is not possible to provide the information requested. The budget includes, for the first time, part of the budget for the Government News Network, which was previously held centrally by Cabinet Office and the costs associated with Strategic Communications Unit.
Jim Cousins: To ask the Prime Minister what the (a) objective and (b) value was of each contract placed with (i) Deloitte and Touche, (ii) Ernst and Young, (iii) KPMG, (iv) PricewaterhouseCoopers and (v) PA Consulting by his Office in each year since 2004-05. 
The Prime Minister: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Cleethorpes (Shona McIsaac) on 25 July 2007, Official Report , column 1108W. Figures for the financial year 2007-08 will be published in the usual way after the end of the financial year.
The Prime Minister: The information requested can be found on the No. 10 website at: http://www.number-10.gov.uk/output/Page2988.asp. A copy of this webpage has been placed in the Library of the House.
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