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James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many individual support orders were issued in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007; and what proportion of all antisocial behaviour orders issued to 10 to 17 year olds individual support orders represented in each year; 
Mr. Coaker [holding answer 10 September 2008]: The available information on the number of Individual Support Orders (ISOs) issued is shown in the following table. ISO Data for 2007 will be available in 2009.
Intervention Orders became available in October 2006. The Office for Criminal Justice Reform started collecting data on the number of Intervention Orders from 1 October 2007. Data for 2007 are due to be published in early 2009.
|Number of Individual Support Orders( 1) given at the magistrates court, in addition to an antisocial behaviour order (ASBO), as reported to the Office for Criminal Justice Reform by the Court Service, from 1 January to 31 December 2006, England and Wales|
|All persons aged 10-17|
|Period||Individual Support Orders||ASBOs issued on application||ASBOs issued on conviction||Percentage of ASBOs issued on application with an ISO attached|
|(1) Available at magistrates courts only for juveniles (aged 10-17) with ASBOs issued on application. Commencement date 1 May 2004.|
1. Previously issued data have been revised.
2. Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
Prepared by OCJR-Evidence & Analysis Unit.
Mr. Coaker [holding answer 10 September 2008]: We are strongly committed to tackling, not tolerating, antisocial behaviour. That is why local crime and disorder reduction partnerships were introduced under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. These enable the police, local authorities and other agencies representing the local community to work together to identify the crime and disorder problems in their area and take action to tackle them.
Family Intervention Projects
More Parenting Classes for parents struggling with troublesome children.
Face the People sessions where the police, local authorities and others can be accountable to their local public.
Keep up the relentless action to tackle anti-social behaviour by using the full range of tools and powers available.
Using the Respect Housing Standard to prevent and deal with any problems in social housing.
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many appeals against decisions made in legacy asylum claims had been heard by the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal as of 31st July 2008. 
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 17 September 2008]: The reference to "legacy asylum claims" is taken to mean those which have not been processed through the new asylum model since the former Home Secretary John Reid's legacy announcement on 19 July 2006. Our records show that there have been 5,545 such appeals heard by the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal.
The information provided in this response is taken from local management data and is not a national statistic. It should therefore be treated as provisional and is subject to change.
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate her Department has made of the number of asylum seekers who had been waiting more than two months to be paid section 4 support at 31 July 2008. 
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 10 September 2008]: Provision for failed asylum seekers eligible for support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 is in the form of accommodation and vouchers. Cash payments are not made.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) Zimbabwean and (b) Darfuri asylum seekers of each (i) age group and (ii) sex are in each UK immigration removal centre; and how long each has been there. 
Jacqui Smith [holding answer 21 July 2008]: The following table shows the number of Zimbabwean and Sudanese asylum seekers (including dependants) detained solely under Immigration Act powers as at 29 March 2008, broken down by centre and sex; all detainees were adults.
The UK Border Agency does not electronically record the region from which asylum applicants originate; this information would only be available by examination of individual case files at disproportionate cost.
The decision to detain is made on a case by case basis and may be appropriate in one or more of the following circumstances: to effect removal; to establish a person's identity and claim; where a person presents a risk of abscond or where the application is capable of being considered quickly.
|Zimbabwean and Sudanese adult( 1) asylum seekers( 2) recorded as being detained in Immigration Service Removal Centres in the United Kingdom solely under Immigration Act powers as at 29 March 2008, by place of detention and sex( 3)|
|Number of individuals|
|Zimbabwean nationals detained||Sudanese nationals detained|
|Place of detention||Female||Male||Total||Female||Male||Total|
|(1) Persons recorded as being aged 18 or over as at 29 March 2008. (2) Persons detained under Immigration Act powers who are recorded as having sought asylum at some stage, including dependants. (3) Figures rounded to the nearest five, ( = 0, * = 1 or 2), may not sum to the totals shown because of independent rounding and exclude persons detained under both criminal and immigration powers.|
The processing of 1(st) and 2(nd) generation e-travel documents (passports and ID cards) at the Border;
The recording of the biometrics of all individuals applying for a visa or entry clearance to travel to the UK;
The enrolment of biometrics of foreign nationals in the UK and issuance of biometric residence permits;
The verification of visa holders identity by the scanning and checking of their fingerprints; and
The issuing of biometric identity documents to individuals recognised as refugees, granted humanitarian protection etc.
The enhanced use of biometrics will enable individuals to be locked down to a single identity, preventing the opportunity for multiple identities to be created and used, and helping to ensure that UKBA's strategic objectives to secure our border and tackle immigration crime are met.
Legal powers have extended our capability to capture fingerprints from other categories of passengers. This includes, among others, those who have been detained; those for whom removal directions have been set and those who have been granted temporary admission, and where there have been doubts about their compliance with such a grant.
The use of biometrics in border control processes supports UKBA's strategic objectives to strengthen our borders. Increasingly, biometrics are used to confirm a person's identity for law enforcement purposes.
Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there are any circumstances in which it makes a material difference to the inheritance of British citizenship by descent whether the citizenship is inherited from the maternal or the paternal side. 
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 17 September 2008]: The British Nationality Act 1981 makes no distinction between men and women in terms of their ability to pass on the benefits of their status under the Act to their children. Nor does it distinguish, so far as British citizens by descent are concerned, between those whose ancestral connection with the United Kingdom is traced through the male line and those whose connection is traced through the female line.
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what powers (a) private companies and (b) other organisations participating in community safety accreditation schemes have in each police force area. 
Mr. McNulty [holding answer 15 September 2008]: It is for the Chief Constable of a police force to decide which of the powers available under the community safety accreditation scheme are given to individuals working for private companies and other organisations. The Home Office has carried out an audit of the powers accredited under CSAS in each police force which can be found on the Home Office website at:
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