Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many (a) arrests, (b) prosecutions and (c) convictions were made for fraud committed against British victims on internet auction websites and online marketplaces in each of the last three years; 
The arrests collection held by the Home Office covers arrests for recorded crime (notifiable offences) only, broken down at a main offence group level, such as violence against the person and robbery. It is not possible to identify specific offences, or the individual circumstances of offences from within the main offence groups. The offence of selling counterfeit DVDs is not a notifiable offence and does not form a part of the arrests collection.
Although data held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform on prosecutions and convictions do contain information on the statute under which individuals are prosecuted, such as the Trade Marks Act 1994, Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, and the Computer Misuse Act 1990, the data available do not provide information on victims, nor the particulars of each case for example whether a prosecution was for illegal file sharing or another action covered by the statute.
Mr. Woolas: UK Border Agency cutters are deployed on an intelligence-led basis to areas of highest risk. It is long standing HM Revenue and Customs policy not to divulge details of operational deployments or locations as these could provide information of value to those seeking to circumvent relevant controls, thereby prejudicing the prevention of crime.
James Duddridge: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether those staff of (a) her Department and (b) its agencies who are entitled to business class or first class air travel are permitted to (i) travel in a cheaper class to the destination and (ii) benefit in monetary terms or kind from the saving. 
James Duddridge: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14 July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions: Government Departments, how much air mileage incurred through departmental travel was used to calculate the departmental payment to the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund in each year that her Department has participated in the fund, broken down by (a) domestic, (b) short haul and (c) long haul flights. 
Mr. Woolas: The Home Office participates in the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund which is co-ordinated by DEFRA. This ensures the Department offsets carbon dioxide emissions from its official air travel.
|Home Office( 1) , 2006-07
|(1) Includes core Home Office, UK Borders Agency, Identity and Passport Service, parts of the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), excluding prison service since transferred to the Ministry of Justice, as well as data from the Office for Criminal Justice Reform (OCJR). (2) Not separately recorded.
James Duddridge: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the location is of each office occupied by (a) her Department and (b) each of its agencies which has been (i) newly occupied and (ii) refurbished in the last 24 months; and what the floor area in square metres is of each. 
Mr. Woolas: The Department has not occupied any offices it has newly refurbished at a cost of over £1 million in the last 24 months. Records are not kept centrally of refurbishments below £1 million in value or of refurbishments carried out by landlords prior to the properties being leased.
Mr. Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in her Department were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in response to each breach. 
Mr. Woolas: We cannot identify the five most serious disciplinary breaches as disciplinary offences are not ranked in terms of seriousness. Dismissal is the highest penalty awarded for a discipline breach.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff in her Department and its agencies were (a) dismissed and (b) disciplined for their conduct in each of the last 10 years. 
Jacqui Smith: The following table sets out the information available on the number of staff (a) dismissed and (b) disciplined for their conduct within Home Office HQ, the UK Border Agency, the Identity and Passport Service and the Criminal Records Bureau.
|Breakdown of disciplinary action across the Home Office
|Disciplined short of dismissal
|( 1) Information prior to 2005-06 is not held centrally and could be provided only at a disproportionate cost.
( 2) 2008-09 figures include information up to 30 September 2008 for Home Office HQ, IPS and CRB and information to 30 June 2008 for UKBA. UKBA figures for 1 July-30 September 2008 are currently unavailable due to structural changes being made to the computer system used to record this information.
The Department's disciplinary procedures have a number of stages, some informal and some formal. Information on the procedures is available to staff through the Department's intranet sites, to which all staff have access.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 8 July 2008, Official Report, column 1432W, on departmental home working, if she will make it her policy to collate and maintain central records of home working by her Department's staff. 
Home working covers a variety of arrangements and can be undertaken on a formal or informal basis. Any decision to allow a member of staff to work from home is made locally by business units. For this reason records are kept centrally only where the arrangement necessitates a change to the employee's contract of employment.
James Duddridge: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what types of data have been sold by (a) her Department and (b) its agencies under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations in the last 12 months. 
Mr. Woolas: Core information produced by the Home Office can be re-used free of charge under the terms of the PSI Click-Use Licence which is administered by the Office of Public Sector Information in accordance with the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations.
James Duddridge: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in her Department; how many residential dwellings are provided; where they are located; and for what grade of civil servant they are provided. 
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many non-pensionable bonuses were awarded to members of staff in her Department in the last 12 months; and at what total cost. 
In Home Office Headquarters and the UK Border Agency, special bonuses are awarded for exceptional outstanding achievements by staff, including Senior Civil Servants, in particularly demanding tasks or situations at any time of the year. Annual, appraisal-related bonuses
are made to individuals at Grade 6 and below making exceptional contribution throughout the year. Senior Civil Servants can be awarded performance bonuses as set out in the Senior Salaries Review Body report number 62.
Staff in the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) receive end of year corporate bonuses, and change agent bonuses. Staff in the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) do not receive end of year bonuses. Staff however, do receive special bonus payments.
|Table 1: Non-pensionable bonuses awarded (2007-08): Home Office end of year performance and special bonus
|Type of bonus
|Amount paid (£)
|Number of payments made
James Duddridge: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will place in the Library a copy of the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to her Department in 2007-08, based on the purchase order data held in the Department's financial database. 
Mr. Woolas: I will arrange for a copy to be placed in the Library. The list will incorporate organisations that supply works. A number of organisations supply works in addition to goods and services. To manually exclude works supply only organisations from the purchase order data would incur disproportionate cost.
James Duddridge: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much (a) her Department and (b) its agencies spent on each of the external public relations and marketing companies included in the Central Office of Information's Public Relations Framework in each of the last 36 months. 
Mr. Woolas: The following table lists Home Office spend on external public relations agencies accessed through the Central Office of Information's Public Relations Framework over the last three years: