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Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what conclusions her Department has reached in fulfilment of its duty under section 3.111 of the statutory code of practice of the disability equality duty. 
Mr. Woolas: The conclusions we have reached can be found in our combined Race, Disability and Gender Equality Scheme annual progress report which was published in May 2008. The report has been published on the Home Office website at:
Mr. Grieve: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the Answer of 17 September 2008, Official Report, column 2257W, on departmental marketing, department branding and marketing, how much was spent by (a) her Department, (b) the UK Border Agency, (c) the Identity and Passport Service and (d) the Criminal Records Bureau and their predecessors in each of the last five years. 
The figures provided for branding include the research and development of new brands as well as logo design and application. They include brands developed for campaigns as well as organisational brands. The Home Office branding figures also include work undertaken on behalf of executive agencies and NDPBs.
The figures provided for marketing include the research and development of campaigns, and media costs for press, radio, TV and poster advertising (exclusive of VAT and fees). The Home Office is responsible for some of the publics biggest concerns such as counter terrorism, crime and immigration. The level of marketing spend amounts to less than 1 per cent. of the Home Office overall budget. In order to match resources to priorities we focus on where we will get the most impact and value and where we will deliver the greatest return on investment.
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of civil servants in her Department and its agencies are members of the (a) Classic, (b) Classic Plus, (c) Nuvos and (d) Premium civil service pension schemes. 
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Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many civil servants in her Department were recruited through the fast stream; and what the average salary of those officials is. 
2007-0812 new fast streamers (five external and seven in-service)
2006-0734 new fast streamers (27 external and seven in-service)
2005-0437 new fast streamers (31 external and six in-service)
2004-0537 new fast streamers (27 external and 10 in-service)
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the Answer of 28 October 2008, Official Report, columns 819-20W, on departmental temporary employment, how many staff were recruited through each company in each year; and for how long on average staff recruited through these companies worked for the Department in each year. 
Mr. Woolas: A central record is not retained of how many staff were recruited through each company in each year by the Home Department; and for how long on average staff recruited through these companies worked. To retrieve and collate the information from individual records would incur disproportionate cost.
Patrick Mercer: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the UK Border Agency, when considering the deportation of an individual to a country with which the UK does not have a Memorandum of Understanding (a) assesses the human rights and political situation in the relevant country each time an individual case arises and (b) has a general policy on the human rights and political situation of a country at any one time. 
Mr. Woolas: All asylum and human rights claims are carefully considered on their individual merits in accordance with our obligations under the 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the European Convention on Human Rights against the background of the latest accurate, sourced and up-to-date country information.
The UK Border Agency's Country of Origin Information Service closely monitors the situation in all countries that generate asylum seekers to the UK. The material is compiled from a wide range of reliable external information sources and reports are updated frequently and significant changes in country conditions communicated to decision makers.
Removal will be carried out only where it is considered both appropriate and safe to do so. This general policy applies to all removals whether or not an individual has raised an asylum or human rights claim.
The Home Office does collect data on recorded offences of Causing death by dangerous or careless driving (including while under the influence of drink or drugs). However, it is not possible to determine from the information held centrally which, if any, of these offences were committed while the offender was under the influence.
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Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of corruption involving (a) police, (b) prison and (c) customs officers which involved illegal drugs there were in each of the last five years. 
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