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David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department paid to Morgan Stanley in each year since 1997; and what the purpose of each such payment was. 
Mr. Byrne: The National Refugee Integration Forum was wound up in October 2006 as part of a wider programme of changes to stakeholder engagement within immigration which were announced in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate reform plan published earlier that year.
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 14 March 2008]: The Facilitated Returns Scheme has been operating since October 2006. Between 1 November 2006 and 31 October 2007 around £350,000 has been spent on the scheme, including administrative costs.
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2008, Official Report, column 807W, on official residences, on what date the property was valued at £2.4 million. 
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2008, Official Report, column 807W, on official residences, if she will provide a breakdown of the £4,500 incurred in costs. 
Mr. Byrne: The breakdown is £3,000 for utilities and the balance for council tax. For completeness the annual rent for the property continued to be paid during this period, this amounted to £7,100 per year.
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what information she holds on the number of police stations per 1,000 people in (a) non-rural and (b) rural areas in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement; 
Mr. Ancram: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the average time taken by a police officer in England to complete the administrative requirements relating to an arrest, timed from the moment of arrest. 
Mr. McNulty: The information requested is not available. The number of forms and documents needed to be completed by a police officer is dependent on the circumstances of the arrest and the complexity of each individual case.
Sir Ronnie Flanagan's Review of Policing, published in February this year, addressed the issue of police-related bureaucracy. The review made a number of recommendations on this subject, including a review of police operational codes of practice, the expansion of mobile data, a more in-depth analysis of risk (and how this in turn may impact on bureaucratic tendencies in the service), and the further streamlining of criminal justice processes. My right hon. Friend, the Home Secretary, has endorsed Sir Ronnie's report and expects his recommendations to form the next drive against unnecessary bureaucracy in the police service.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how much her Department has spent on the website www.policecouldyou.co.uk in each month since its inception; what the budget for the website is for 2008-09; how many staff are employed to maintain the website; and how many unique visitors
there were to the website in each month since its inception; 
(2) how much was spent on the website www.police.homeoffice.gov.uk in each month since its inception; what the budget for the website is for 2008-09; how many staff are employed to maintain the website; and how many unique visitors there were to the website in each month since its inception. 
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with the Association of Chief Police Officers on improving the visibility of the police in public places. 
Mr. McNulty: As the Home Office, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and the Association of Police Authorities (APA) have announced, from 1 April 2008 every area in England and Wales has a dedicated neighbourhood policing team providing an accessible and visible police presence in local communities.
This marks a new era in policing where neighbourhood policing teams work with communities to agree local priorities for action, such as anti-social behaviour, and solve local problems. Teams will be contactable by phone, through community meetings or by accessing their details through a new website.
The Home Office has worked closely with ACPO and the wider police service, and partners, to deliver neighbourhood policing, and will continue to do so in order to embed this style of policing into everyday policing activity.
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many job applications were received by each police force in each year since 1997; and how many people each recruited in each year; 
(a) The requested data on applications have been collected since 2002-03 and where available are given in Table 1. The data provided here are management information and as such it is important to note that they are provisional and have not been subjected to the usual quality assurance practices.
|Table 1: Number( 1) of formal application forms( 2) received by police forces from 2002-03 to 20O6-07|
|(1) Provisional management information data collected for planning purposes only. Data has not undergone usual quality assurance practices (including validation with individual police forces) and are therefore supplied for information purposes only.|
(2) Does not include informal expressions of interest. Some forces no longer send out and receive paper application packs and instead receive electronic applications via the www.policecouldyou.co.uk website. Where forces receive application packs from other means it is not always possible to separately identify the number of paper application packs received, and in such cases forces have been instructed to return a zero response.
n/a = not available. Force was not able to supply data at the time of collection.
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