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Departmental Databases

Adam Price: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2008, Official Report, columns 642-3W, on departmental databases, which US-registered service providers have been engaged; and what types of personal information they have been engaged to manage. [197146]

Meg Munn: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office does not hold this information centrally and it could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Departmental Training

Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff in his Department and its agencies have attended the (a) Influencing with Integrity, (b) Emotional Intelligence, (c) Counselling Skills for the Workplace, (d) Managing your Confidence, (e) Balancing Work/Life Realities and (f) Working Assertively training course run by the National School of Government in the last 12 months for which information is available; and at what cost. [197062]

Meg Munn: No staff from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, or its agencies, have attended the Influencing with Integrity, Emotional Intelligence, Counselling Skills for the Workplace, Managing your Confidence, Balancing Work/Life Realities and Working Assertively training course run by the National School of Government in the last 12 months.

Entry Clearances

Ms Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many ancestral visas were issued in the last five years for which figures are available; and what the countries of origin were of the applicants to which they were issued. [196957]

Mr. Jim Murphy: Figures for ancestral visas are only available for the last four years and are as follows:


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Nationality 2004 2005 2006 2007 Grand total

Australia

4,230

4,742

4,548

3,779

17,299

New Zealand

2,165

2,092

2,247

2,064

8,568

South Africa

2,036

2,299

2,045

1,722

8,102

Canada

514

585

556

518

2,173

Zimbabwe

344

290

257

218

1,109

India

26

30

24

21

101

Zambia

15

19

10

9

53

Kenya

9

11

6

7

33

Sri Lanka

5

11

3

4

23

Ghana

7

5

3

5

20

Tanzania

1

1

8

8

18

Malawi

1

10

2

3

16

Trinidad and Tobago

3

5

6

2

16

Uganda

4

3

5

4

16

Nigeria

2

2

5

4

13

Botswana

2

4

1

4

11

Malaysia

7

1

2

1

11

Jamaica

1

5

4

0

10

Namibia

7

3

0

0

10

Pakistan

1

4

1

1

7

Bangladesh

0

2

3

0

5

Mauritius

2

0

1

2

5

Barbados

1

2

1

0

4

Thailand

4

0

0

0

4

United States

1

2

1

0

4

Guyana

0

3

0

0

3

Mozambique

1

1

0

1

3

St. Lucia

0

3

0

0

3

Bahamas

0

2

0

0

2

British overseas citizen

1

1

0

0

2

Sierra Leone

1

1

0

0

2

Singapore

1

1

0

0

2

Swaziland

0

0

0

2

2

Austria

0

0

1

0

1

Belize

1

0

0

0

1

Cameroon

0

1

0

0

1

Central African Republic

1

0

0

0

1

China

0

1

0

0

1

Fiji

0

0

1

0

1

Malta

1

0

0

0

1

Mauritania

0

1

0

0

1

Nepal

1

0

0

0

1

Romania

1

0

0

0

1

Russia

0

0

0

1

1

Grand total

9,397

10,143

9,741

8,380

37,661

Notes:
1. Date range 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2007
2. These statistics have not been published and should be used for informational purposes. All data are based on UK ancestry—employment only
Source:
MSR Search
Date: 26 March 2008

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