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Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on advertising in each of the last five years. 
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.
The following table shows how much the Home Office has spent on advertising campaigns over the last five years.
|Home Office advertising|
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.
Home Office Resource Accounts 2007-08 (pages 29 to 32 refer):
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.
|Suppler||Financial year||HO Headquarters(£)||IPS (£)||CRB (£)|
Information for prior periods is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
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. 
Mr. Woolas: National seizure figures are published in the Annual reports for HM Revenue and Customs and HM Customs and Excise. Information below a national level is not disclosed.
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. 
Mr. Woolas: Applications for identity cards can be accepted only on and after 25 November 2008.
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. 
Mr. Woolas [holding answer 17 January 2008]: Data on numbers of individuals arrested was only available from April 2005. Arrests on suspicion of being illegal immigrants during this period were:
|Arrests on suspicion of being illegal immigrants||Operational enforcement visits|
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.
The data provided is based on management information and is not a national statistic. It should be treated as provisional as it may be subject to change.
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. Woolas: UK Border Agency landing cards collect data by nationality, but do not record the country of residence of arriving passengers.
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. 
Mr. Woolas [holding answer 11 September 2008]: The Department has been working to identify potential areas of risk it may face as a result of climate change, which can be found here:
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.
Dr. Starkey: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people whose home addresses are in illegal Israeli settlements entered the UK in the last 12 months. 
Mr. Woolas: As Israelis are non-visa nationals, the United Kingdom Border Agency does not routinely collect nor record their home addresses when they are seeking to enter the UK.
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