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Tony Baldry: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to be able to determine the immigration status of Omar Ali Namo (Ref N1063103). 
Mr. Byrne: I wrote to the hon. Member on 29 April 2008.
Harry Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 5 February 2007, Official Report, columns 670-1W, on Iraq, how many Iraqi nationals have been allowed entry into the UK while travelling with G-series passports since January 2007; how many have been granted entry using other passports issued by the Iraqi authorities; and what information her Department holds on the number of Iraqi citizens not allowed entry into the UK, broken down by type of passport. 
Mr. Byrne: Information relating to the breakdown by type of document of applications for entry made by Iraqi nationals is unavailable. The United Kingdom Border Agency does not routinely collect the passport details of those individuals granted entry to the United Kingdom. Information relating to the passport details of those Iraqi nationals who have been refused entry to the United Kingdom could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Salmond: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to reply to the letter dated 8 February 2008 from the right hon. Member for Banff and Buchan on Mr. Kisuka. 
Mr. Byrne: I wrote to the right hon. Member on 29 April 2008.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost of the press offices of (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies was in each year since 1996-97; what the cost was in each quarter since 1 April 2007; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Byrne: Media relations for the whole Department and agencies are handled by the Home Office, Communication Directorate based Press Office and in addition since May 2007 the Border Agency regional network of five Press officers.
The following table provides the total cost of providing these services each financial year from 1998-99 to 2006-07; total cost figures for 2007-08 are not yet available. Cost data for earlier years and for non-departmental public bodies, is not held centrally and could be collected only at disproportionate cost.
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