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Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department and its agencies have received in fees for unsuccessful visa applications in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Woolas: The UK Border Agency International Group does not hold accurate information to answer this question. In order to provide an answer, the amounts would have to be estimated and this could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The visa refusal rate is approximately 20 per cent. globally, though this is spread across the various categories of visa, with different fees attaching to each.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much on average it has cost her Department to manage a request made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 since 2006. 
An assessment of the cost of Freedom of Information within Government can be found in Frontier Economics
2006 report Independent Review of the Freedom of Information Act. A copy of this report is available in the House of Commons Library.
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 6 October 2008, Official Report, columns 136-8W, on genetics: databases, how many and what proportion of DNA samples have been removed from the national DNA database and destroyed following a request to do so from the person from whom the DNA was taken in each month since January 2008, broken down by police authority area; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: Between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2008, 272 subject profile records were deleted from the NDNAD under the Exceptional Case Procedure (i.e. following a request to the chief officer of the responsible force from the person concerned). This covers records loaded by England and Wales forces only.
The following tables show the number of records deleted from the NDNAD under the exceptional case procedure for each month from January 2008 to December 2008, broken down by police force area. The total number of profiles held on the NDNAD for England and Wales forces at the end of 2007 and 2008 is also shown.
As an estimated 13.3 per cent. of profiles are replicates, the number of individuals on the NDNAD is approximately 13.3 per cent. less than the number of subject profiles. The presence of these replicate profiles on the NDNAD does not impact on the effectiveness and integrity of the database.
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