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Home Department

Air Passengers

Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what specifications have been set for information requirements to be entered into the system for monitoring air passengers that her Department is putting out to tender. [190889]

Mr. Byrne: The e-Borders contract was awarded to the Trusted Borders consortium led by Raytheon Systems Ltd. on 14 November 2007.

There are two types of information which need to be collected for the e-Borders system. These are travel document information and other passenger information. e-Borders will require commercial carriers and owner/operators of all vessels scheduled to arrive in or depart the UK to submit detailed passenger, service and crew data to the e-Borders system prior to their departure to and from the UK.

Travel document information (TDI) refers to specified biographical information (name, date of birth, nationality, gender, travel document type, state of issue number and expiry date) relating to a passenger.


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Other passenger information (OPI) relates to any other data relating to a passenger held by a carrier in its reservations system and may include, for example, the date on which a reservation was made and payment method. Passenger name records (PNR) are an industry term used by scheduled air carriers to describe the reservation details held by them.

Animal Experiments

Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department further to the ministerial letter of 31 January 2006 responding to the recommendations within the Animal Procedures Committee's (APC) 2005 report on the Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals, if she will make a statement on her Department's response to the APC's recommendation 4. [190050]

Meg Hillier: ( )We will shortly be reviewing our response to all of the recommendations( )in this Animal Procedures Committee report, including recommendation( )4, and will aim to publish our further conclusions when we publish the( )Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals 2007.

Association of University Chief Security Officers

Mr. Paul Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many meetings Ministers from her Department and officials from the Home Office Counter Terrorism Department have had with the Association of University Chief Security Officers; what the purposes were of such meetings; and if she will make a statement. [188010]

Mr. McNulty [ h olding answer 21 February 2008]: The Association of University Chief Security Officers (AUCSO) falls within the area of responsibility for the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS). Neither my right. hon. Friend the Home Secretary nor I or officials at the Home Office have met directly with AUCSO representatives. Government interaction with AUCSO is carried forward by DIUS who engage with them on counter-terrorism issues as well as other matters.

British Crime Survey

Mrs. James: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the results of the British Crime Survey, in relation to the perception of antisocial behaviour in the South Wales police force area in 2006-07. [187100]

Mr. Coaker: The British Crime Survey (BCS) is a nationally representative survey of adults aged 16 and over living in private households in England and Wales. The survey includes questions on perceived problems with antisocial behaviour. In the 2006-07 BCS, 20 per cent. of people in South Wales perceived there to be high levels of antisocial behaviour in their local area. Figures for South Wales are similar to the average for England and Wales.

Annual assessments of Police Forces in England and Wales are published jointly by the Home Office and HMIC. As part of the ‘Police Performance Assessments 2006-07’, South Wales police were assessed as ‘poor’
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and ‘stable’ for perceptions of antisocial behaviour. Details of the assessments are available on the Home Office website:

Citizens' Juries

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will place in the Library copies of each document prepared for each of her Department’s citizens’ juries. [164859]

Mr. McNulty: The Home Office held a Citizens’ Jury on Crime which took place on 12 September 2007. The Home Office will place a copy of the final report in the Library when it is published.

Control Orders

Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals are subject to control orders; for how long each has been subject to the order; and on what date the prospect of prosecution was most recently considered in each case. [187253]

Jacqui Smith: There are currently 11 individuals subject to control orders. The following dates reflect when these individuals were first served with a control order (since that point their original control order may have been renewed, quashed and/or revoked and replaced with a new one).

A decision on whether to prosecute a particular individual is an operational matter for the police and the Crown Prosecution Service. The police are under a duty to keep under review the possibility of prosecution of individuals subject to a control order for offences relating to terrorism, and to consult with the Crown Prosecution Service as appropriate. The possibility of prosecution is considered on an ongoing basis and this is formally captured on a quarterly basis via the Control Order Review Group (CORG). The last round of CORGs was held on 3 to 6 December 2007.

Dr. Evan Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when her office received the annual report on control orders from the independent reviewer in (a) 2008 and (b) 2007. [187407]


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Mr. McNulty: The information is as follows:

Crimes of Violence: Ports

Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many attacks have been made on UK lorry drivers returning through the Channel ports by potential illegal immigrants since 1 January 2008. [191190]

Mr. Byrne: The information requested is not collected centrally. It is not possible to identify such offences from the recorded crime statistics collected by the Home Office.

Crimes of Violence: Young People

Joan Ryan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps she has taken to tackle knife crime amongst young people. [187000]

Mr. Coaker: The Government published their Tackling Violence Action Plan ‘Saving Lives. Reducing Harm. Protecting the Public.' on 18 February 2008. This addresses a broad range of serious violence offences, and has a particular focus on knife crime.

The Action Plan recognises the public concern and addresses the dangers of youngsters who carry knives and are at risk of committing serious violence. It sets out a range of actions to tackle serious violence including knife crime over the next three years.

Departmental Pay

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the salary range is for each pay band of civil servants in her Department. [188808]

Mr. Byrne: The salary ranges for each pay band of civil servants are as follows:


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Home Office HQs and Border and Immigration Agency pay range 2007-08
Salary
Grade Minimum (£) Maximum (£)

AA - National

12,950

14,333

London

13,763

15,233

AO - National

14,627

16,860

London

15,704

18,101

EO - National

19,237

23,093

London

20,034

24,050

HEO - National

24,050

28,870

London

25,046

30,066

SEO - National

30,995

36,831

London

32,279

38,357

G7 - National

41,601

53,615

London

43,325

55,837

G6 - National

50,963

65,681

London

53,074

68,402

SCS Pay Band 1

56,100

116,000

SCS Pay Band 2

81,600

160,000

SCS Pay Band 3

99,960

205,000


Identity and Passport Service (IPS) pay range August 2006( 1)
Salary
Grade Minimum (£) Maximum (£)

PO1 - National

12,605

12,995

London

13,438

13,869

PO2 - National

13,236

14,872

London

14,110

15,885

P03 - National

14,631

17,459

London

15,612

18,678

EO - National

17,959

23,076

London

18,706

24,037

HEO - National

23,432

28,865

London

24,404

30,063

HEO Acct - National

29,149

35,395

London

30,344

36,846

SEO - National

29,132

35,375

London

30,344

36,846

SEO Acct - National

34,292

41,650

London

35,705

43,357

Grade seven - National

42,765

54,556

London

44,688

57,012

Grade six - National

50,545

66,647

London

52,820

69,645

(1) Please note, the 2007 award is pending.

Notes: 1. ‘Acct’: accountancy pay scales. 2. London Pay scales differ to National pay scales and are shown on separate lines.

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