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Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many investigations there have been into instances of persons without permission to work in the UK working on the Olympic site; and how many prosecutions have ensued. 
Mr. Woolas [holding answer 26 January 2009]: Between April and December 2008 UK Border Agency staff, working in close co-operation with CLM and contractors on the Olympic Park, have arrested 136 people on suspicion of working in the UK without permission. Of these: 16 have been prosecuted, 11 removed from the UK and 19 have been granted leave to remain in the UK based on new applications to the Home Office. The remainder either have applications awaiting decisions or are awaiting travel documents for removal from the UK.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how much has been accrued in fees paid by foreign visitors obliged to register with the local police service in each of the last five years; 
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officials at each grade (a) are employed and (b) were employed in each of the last five years in her Departments Parliamentary Unit. 
|(1) Parliamentary team merged with briefing and delivery team.|
(2) Briefing and delivery element of teams responsibilities moved to another area of the Department during the year.
(3) HEO post, EO post and two AO posts moved to Ministry of Justice under Machinery of Government changes.
Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost of (a) processing and (b) issuing passports which arise from fraudulent applications in the most recent period for which figures are available. 
Meg Hillier: The cost of processing and issuing a passport as the result of a fraudulent application which is not identified as such, is the same as it is for any other passport application. For the 2007-08 financial year the average cost of processing and issuing a UK passport in the UK was £55.69 per passport. The provisional average cost for the 2008-09 financial year is £57.35 per passport. The difference between these costs and the final cost of the passport is the FCO fee which varies according to the final price of the product.
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applicants had been refused a passport as a result of decisions consequent on an interview carried out at a passport interview centre by the end of 2008. 
Meg Hillier: There have been no applications refused yet as a direct result of a confirmation of identity interview. As the main function of the interview is to act as a deterrent to those attempting to assume another identity, we expect the number to remain low.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers per head of population in the Cambridgeshire Constabulary area there were in the Northern Basic Command Unit in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement. 
The requested data are published annually in the supplementary tables of the Home Office Statistical Bulletin series Police Service Strength, England and Wales copies of which are available online and in the Library of the House.
|Police officers (FTE)( 1) per 100, 000 population for Northern Basic Command Unit. Cambridgeshire Police|
|As at 31 March each year||Police officers per 100,000 population|
|(1) These figures are based on full-time equivalents that have been rounded to the nearest whole number, due to rounding there may be an apparent discrepancy between totals and the sums of constituent items. Figures include those officers on career breaks or maternity/paternity leave.|
Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) first aid training and (b) first aid training relating to diabetes is provided to police officers; how often police officers are required to complete first aid training; and which officer in each police force is responsible for ensuring that officers complete that training. 
Mr. Coaker: First aid training is delivered as part of the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP), which is compulsory for all student police officers. The first aid module of IPLDP exceeds Health and Safety Executive recommendations for an Appointed Persons first aid course.
LPG1.3.16 Drunkenness in a public place, and
LPG1.5.10 Liquor licensing
Both of these subject areas are mandatory for student officers and optional for police community support officers. Attention is drawn to the fact that a person who is drowsy and smells of alcohol may also be suffering from diabetes, epilepsy, head injury, drug intoxication, overdose or stroke.
It is the responsibility of all police officers and staff to comply with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 Code CCode Of Practice For The Detention,
Treatment And Questioning Of Persons By Police Officers when dealing with casualties who are detained in police custody.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) expenditure on policing and (b) her Department's resource budget allocation for police spending was in each year since 1997-98. 
|Expenditure on policing from 1997-98 to 2008-09|
|(1) Source: Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy|
(2) Police General Formula Grant and specific resource grants
Year on year figures are not directly comparable due to changes over time in grant policy and recommended accounting practice.
Mr. Coaker: Senior police officers are advised, as with all police officers, to be aware of potential issues that could arise on the disclosure of their own personal information. This advice is given locally through their own Force Professional Standards or Information Assurance department. Problems with disclosure could include, but are not restricted to, an attack on either themselves or their family either by members of the criminal fraternity, terrorist organisations, or a member of the public.
It is also the duty of the individual force and the Government to maintain protection of these data where they are seen to be a threat to the police officer, their family, other police officers or members of the public.
Dan Norris: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government are taking to prevent children and young people from accessing pornographic material made available through file sharing programs on the internet. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: In April 2008 the Government launched a kitemark for filtering software developed by the Home Office and Ofcom and in partnership with BSI. This kitemark will be promoted by the UK Council for Child Internet Safety through the industry standards working group. The Government accepted all of the recommendations in the Byron review, Safer Children in a Digital World, which includes continued research and reviews on age verification to further prevent children accessing inappropriate material. This work will be taken forward by UKCCIS.
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