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John Mann: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many representations have been received by the House authorities from back-bench hon. Members on security matters relating specifically to (a) themselves, (b) their family and (c) their property in the last five years. 
Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were prosecuted for offences relating to the trafficking of human beings for (a) the sex trade and (b) illegal labour in each year since 1997. 
While the numbers of prosecutions for the offences of human trafficking is not held centrally by the Home Office there have to date been 92 convictions for trafficking for sexual exploitation and four for trafficking for forced labour.
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidelines apply to police officers on involvement in business activities outside their employment within the police force; and whether she plans to revise those guidelines. 
Mr. Coaker: Under the Police Regulations 2003 police officers must declare and obtain approval from their chief police officer for undertaking business interests. We have no plans to change existing policy.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) people and (b) people under 18 years of age have been stopped and searched under the Terrorism Act 2000 in each of the last eight years. 
Mr. Coaker: Information on the number of persons stopped and searched under section 44 (sections 1 and 2) of the Terrorism Act 2000, from 1999-2000 to 2006-07 (latest available) are provided in the following table.
|Searches of pedestrians, vehicles and occupants under sections 44(1) and 44(2) of the Terrorism Act 2000( 1) , 1999-2000 to 2006-07, England and Wales|
|Stops and searches in order to prevent acts of terrorism|
|(1) Formerly sections 13A and 13B of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 and repealed under the Terrorism Act 2000 (which came into force on 19 February 2001).|
(2) Figures updated since publication of the 2004-05 Bulletin.
Mr. Coaker: The Interception Modernisation Programme (IMP) will require a substantial level of investment which will need to tie in with the Government's three year CSR periods. The scale of overall economic investment is very difficult to calculate because of the complexity of the programme and wide ranging implementation solutions currently being considered.
Given the commercial and national security sensitivities, the precise costs of the programme cannot be disclosed. Further detail on budgetary estimates for the IMP will however become available once the public consultation process (announced by the Home Secretary on 15 October 2008) commences.
Mr. Ancram: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the proportion of an anti-terrorist police officer's time taken up (a) by anti-terrorist work and (b) in the detection of other forms of criminal activity. 
Mr. Coaker: The Home Office does not hold such information centrally. Significant Government investment has enabled the police service to establish a network of dedicated police counter terrorism units. Specialist officers within those units, while focused on counter terrorism work, remain under the direction and control of local chief officers.
Sir Alan Beith: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the impact of money laundering prevention measures on the availability of UK bank accounts to UK citizens living and working abroad. 
Ian Pearson [ h olding answer 18 December 2008 ]: I am advised that money laundering requirements, principally the Money Laundering Regulations 2007, and other anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist finance legislation, are not a determining factor in banks decisions to make available UK personal current accounts or savings accounts to persons without an address in the UK. I understand that decisions are taken largely on commercial grounds.
Mr. Moore: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the monetary value of the loans made available to United Kingdom banks by the European Investment Bank (EIB) under the scheme announced on 30 October 2008 was on 12 January 2008; which United Kingdom banks have applied for funds; when each first applied; how much each received from the EIB; how many businesses have accessed the funds from each; and what the average number of employees of these businesses is. 
Barclays signed a £150 million loan on 16 December 2008;
HBOS signed a £250 million loan on 18 December 2008; and
RBS signed a £250 million loan on 23 December 2008.
This means that since the reform by the EIB of its SME financing products in September 2008, a total of £1 billion of EIB loans for SMEs were made available by the end of last year. Further negotiations with a number of UK banks for additional new lending are ongoing.
The Government do not currently hold information on the number of firms to have accessed the agreed funding. The Government continue to work closely with all UK banks to monitor their progress on drawing down and disbursing EIB loans.
With regard to the number of employees of recipient SMEs, EIB rules state that its funding is available for businesses with 250 employees or less, consistent with the European Commissions definition of SMEs.
David Howarth: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the oral statement of 19 January 2009, on financial markets, by what authority he has authorised the Bank of England to create the £50 billion fund to purchase corporate assets from banks. 
Sir John Butterfill: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what conditions the Financial Services Authority attached to its approval of the sale by the Portman Building Society of its Guernsey subsidiary to Landsbanki; 
(2) what discussions the Financial Services Authority (FSA) had with the Portman Building Society on its application to establish a wholly-owned banking subsidiary in Guernsey; and what assurances the FSA received in respect of (a) the terms of business of the subsidiary and (b) the protection and indemnification of depositors. 
Mrs. Laing: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has made on behalf of (a) Guernsey, (b) Jersey and (c) the Isle of Man to the Icelandic Government on the consequences of the Icelandic banking collapses in 2008. 
Treasury Ministers and officials have meetings and discussions with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery. As was the case with previous Administrations, it is not the Governments practice to provide details of all such meetings and discussions.
Sir John Butterfill: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what discussions the Financial Services Authority (FSA) had with the Derbyshire Building Society on its application to establish a wholly-owned banking subsidiary in the Isle of Man; and what assurances the FSA received in respect of (a) the terms of business of the subsidiary and (b) the protection and indemnification of depositors; 
(2) what conditions the Financial Services Authority attached to its approval of the sale by the Derbyshire Building Society of its Isle of Man subsidiary to Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander. 
Mr. Redwood: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what meetings Ministers in his Department have held to review (a) capital ratios and (b) liquidity requirements for banks in the last three months. 
Ian Pearson: As the Memorandum of Understanding between HM Treasury, the Bank of England and the FSA sets out, the tripartite authorities have regular meetings to work together towards the common objective of financial stability in the UK.
Mr. Redwood: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what provisions the Government is making for any future (a) losses and (b) capital requirement of banks in which UK Financial Investments has a stake; 
Ian Pearson: UK Financial Investments Limited (UKFI), which is wholly owned by the Government, manages the Governments investments in the recapitalised banks but ownership of the shares of the recapitalised banks still lies with HM Treasury.
The Government will assess the need for any impairment or profit on our investments in the banks in accordance with our accounting policies and in accordance with the Financial Reporting Manual (FReM). Any amounts will be disclosed in HM Treasurys Resource Accounts in due course.
Ian Pearson: Treasury Ministers and officials have meetings and discussions with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery. As was the case with previous Administrations, it is not the Government's practice to provide details of all such meetings and discussions.
Mr. Redwood: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many meetings Ministers in his Department have had with (a) directors and (b) staff of Northern Rock since its entering into temporary public ownership; 
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