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Mr. Woolas [holding answer 16 October 2008]: Government policies and programmes affect the lives of millions of people and in order for them to work they must be communicated effectively. This is done with cost efficiency in mind and there are strict rules to ensure value for money on Government advertising.
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Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many civil servants working in her Department and its agencies have pensions with a cash equivalent transfer value of over £1 million. 
Mr. Woolas: It is not appropriate to disclose pension information for civil servants other than board members whose details are shown in the Remuneration Report in annual Resource Accounts. A copy of the Resource Accounts for financial year (2007-08) can be accessed electronically using the following link.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which companies were used by her Department for providing temporary staff in each of the last five years; and what the value of contracts with each such company was in each of those years. 
Mr. Woolas: The expenditure with each of the companies that the Home Department has used for the provision of temporary agency staff for the financial years 2006-07 and 2007-08 is given in the following table.
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James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many seizures of illicit drugs there were at (a) Heathrow Airport, (b) Gatwick Airport, (c) Stansted Airport, (d) the Port of Dover and (e) the Port of Felixstowe in each of the last 10 years; and what the estimated street value of each such seizure was. 
Dr. Starkey: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) Palestinians and (b) Israelis have been refused entry into the UK because of their links to violence, terrorism or other armed criminal acts in the last 12 months. 
Mr. Woolas: During the 12-month period 1 October 2007 to 30 September 2008, UK Border Agency records show that 10 Israelis were refused entry to the UK at ports, on the grounds that their exclusion was conducive to the public good. This category covers, but is not limited to, the offences listed in the present question. UKBA records show that no Palestinians were refused entry for this reason, during the same period.
Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals have (a) been interviewed for the national identity card scheme and (b) received a biometric residence permit. 
On 25 November 2008, foreign nationals, subject to immigration control, who are applying to extend their
leave in the UK under certain student categories, as a spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner under the immigration rules will be issued with an identity card if leave is granted.
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of those arrested were identified as illegal immigrants in each of the last five years; and how many of these were (a) detained in police cells or immigration removal centres and (b) not detained but referred to a Home Office Unit. 
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In Enforcing the Deal: Our plans for Enforcing the Immigration Laws in the United Kingdom's communities, published on 19 June 2008, we set out our enforcement priorities. Our attention is centred on taking action against organised criminals, facilitators and employers who break the law. We have focussed over 1,000 additional enforcement staff on enforcement duties whose duties include issuing civil penalties against employers, compliance visits and removal of those who present the greatest harm.
Information on those detained in police cells, immigration removal centres or not detained but referred to a Home Office unit is not collated. Relevant information might be recorded on individual case files but could be obtained only by detailed examination of each record at disproportionate cost.
Dr. Starkey: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures are in place to deal with people who make false declarations of their country of residence on immigration cards at the UK border. 
Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the likely effects of climate change on numbers of (a) immigrants and (b) asylum seekers entering the UK in the next 10 years. 
The global impact of climate change could affect the levels and patterns of migration to and from the UK, but the links are complex and there is no consensus among the scientific community. This will be kept under review.
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