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Mr. Moore: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Answer of 18 February 2008, Official Report, column 441W, on the Fairtrade initiative, what fair trade products are (a) available for purchase at her Departments staff catering facilities and (b) regularly offered at official departmental meetings and engagements. 
Mr. Byrne: In the Home Office headquarters building at 2 Marsham Street, Fairtrade products from various sources are available in both coffee shops and the restaurant. These include: coffee; tea; hot chocolate; orange juice; cookies; chocolate bars; flapjacks and similar bars, (b) Fairtrade teas and coffees are also provided as the default option at all departmental meetings and events where official hospitality is provided.
Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many deaths or injuries due to gun crime there have been (a) in total and (b) per head in (i) Wales and (ii) England in each year since 1997 for which information is available; 
(2) how many recorded gun crimes, excluding those involving use of air weapons, have been committed (a) in total and (b) per head in (i) Wales and (ii) England in each year since 1997 for which information is available. 
Mr. Coaker: Available information relates to the number of firearm offences (excluding air weapons) and resulting in fatal, serious or slight injuries per 100,000 population, from 1997-98 up to and including 2006-07, and is given in the following table.
|Firearm offences (excluding air weapon offences) and injuries: per 100,000 population, England and Wales,1997-98 to 2006-07|
|Period||Region||Number of offences||Offences per 100,000 population||Number of injuries||Injuries per 100,000 population|
|(1) There was a change in the counting rules for recorded crime on 1 April 1999.|
(2) Figures may have been inflated by some police forces implementing the principles of the National Crime Recording Standard before 1 April 2002.
(3) More explicit guidelines for the classification of weapons introduced on 1 April 2004 may have increased the recording of firearm offences, particularly those committed by imitation weapons.
Mr. Byrne: The Home Office records its total waste arisings as required for the annual Sustainable Development in Government Report, and is working to reduce its total waste arisings. The Department does not record food waste separately.
Mr. Byrne: A cumulative total of 796,000 applicants have applied to register on the Worker Registration scheme between 1 May 2004 and 31 December 2007 of which, 766,000 initial applications were approved.
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many participants there have been in the international graduate scheme since its inception, broken down by (a) degree subject and (b) type of work undertaken. 
This figure could be broken down only by degree subject and type of work undertaken through detailed examination of individual case records at disproportionate cost. (The figures quoted are not provided under National
Statistics protocols and have been derived from local management information and are therefore provisional and subject to change.)
(1) Figures are always rounded up to the nearest five in PQ replies.
Jeff Ennis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many homicides where the method of killing was by sharp instrument have been recorded in South Yorkshire in each year since 1997. 
|Offences currently( 1) recorded as homicide where apparent method of killing is sharp instrument( 2) : South Yorkshire police force area, 1997 to 2006-07( 3, 4)|
|Year( 3)||Number of homicides recorded|
|(1) As at 12 November 2007; figures are subject to revision as cases are dealt with by the police and by the courts, or as further information becomes available.|
(2 )Includes knives and other sharp instruments.
(3 )Offences are shown according to the year in which police initially recorded the offence as homicide. This is not necessarily the year in which the incident took place or the year in which any court decision was made.
(4 )Data for 2007-08 are not yet published.
Mr. Steen: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 3 June 2008, Official Report, column 883W, on human trafficking: children, when she expects the Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre study will be published; and what the reason is for the time taken to publish it. 
[holding answer 4 February 2008]: The Home Office publishes statistics on the number of persons removed, including voluntary departures, from the UK on an annual basis in the Control of Immigration: Statistics Command Paper. This latest publication covers 1996 to 2006 statistics and is published in table 6.1
Persons removed from the United Kingdom and those subject to enforcement action. Final 2007 statistics will be published in the command paper this summer but provisional 2007 figures are available in the most recent quarterly web-based asylum statistics bulletin in table 8b: Persons removed from the United Kingdom.
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