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Meg Hillier: Excluding the cost of depreciation of relevant set-up capital expenditure, the average unit cost of an interview at a passport centre for the financial year to date to the end of September is £76.07.
Mr. Randall: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many hours on average were spent on patrol by police officers in (a) the London Borough of Hillingdon and (b) Uxbridge constituency in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Mr. Gerrard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what evaluation she has carried out on the trials of the use of Taser guns by the Metropolitan Police; and what conclusions have been reached from the trials. 
Mr. Coaker: The 12-month trial into the use of Taser by specially trained units who are not firearms officers ran from 1 September 2007 to 31 August 2008. The Metropolitan Police Service were one of 10 forces who participated in the trial. The trial is currently being evaluated by the Home Office Scientific Development Branch and the Association of Chief Police Officers. The Home Office will make an announcement on the trial and the future deployment of Taser on receipt of those evaluations and of independent medical advice.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what resources have been provided for the Security Industry Authority to meet the requirement on it to confirm the right to work of licence holders. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The ability to seek information to confirm that an applicant has the right to work in the UK has always been included in the criteria (approved under section 7 of the Private Security Industry Act 2001) upon which the SIA base its determination whether or not to grant a licence. The SIA accordingly carries out this activity within its existing core resources.
Mr. Hoon: Specific budgets for spending on external consultants are agreed for each year in the Departments annual business planning process. As such, there are no budgets allocated yet for consultancy spending for 2009-10 and beyond.
Robert Neill: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the answer of 29 September 2008, Official Report, House of Lords, column WS174, on the Department for Transport: official receptions, who the members are of the parking working group; what the remit is of the group; and on what dates the group has met over the last 12 months. 
Paul Clark: The working group consisted of representatives from The British Parking Association, London Councils, The Automobile Association, The National Parking Adjudication Service, The Parking and Traffic Appeals Service, The RAC Foundation, North Yorkshire Police, The Local Government Association, Essex County Council, Transport For London, the Department for Transport, the Government Office for London, and the Department for Constitutional Affairs.
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) contractors, (b) consultants and (c) staff from employment agencies work in (i) his Department and (ii) DFT Human Resources; and what the cost is of employing these staff on a monthly basis. 
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport from which companies the (a) contractors, (b) consultants and (c) staff from employment agencies who work in (i) his Department and (ii) DFT Human Resources have been hired. 
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost of services provided to the Government Car and Despatch Agency by car and driver contractors was in each of the last five years, broken down by contractor. 
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicles were leased by the Government Car and Despatch Agency (GCDA) to each Government department in 2007-08; and what the monetary value of the contract between the GCDA and each Government department was in that year. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: I refer the hon. Member to the written ministerial statement made by the Secretary of State for Transport on 22 July 2008, Official Report, column 116WS. This details of the number of cars and the contracted cost of providing ministerial transport in 2007-08.
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|(1) Includes the provision of a driver only for the Official Leader of the Opposition.|
(2) Includes cars and drivers provided to former Prime Ministers and other former Ministers.
(3) Car only provided.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many Government cars are owned by the Government Car and Despatch Agency, broken down by (a) model and (b) level of tailpipe emissions. 
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