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Mr. Todd: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make it her policy to record the occasions on which a failure to fulfil the probationary period for those seeking settlement on the basis of marriage is used as a basis for removing a persons right to remain in the UK. 
Mr. Woolas: The information requested is not available. The reasons for refusal are recorded on individual case files and data on this could be obtained by the detailed examination of individual case records only at disproportionate cost.
Mike Gapes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Sri Lankan asylum seekers (a) applied for asylum, (b) were granted asylum, (c) were otherwise given leave to remain in the UK and (d) were removed from the UK in (i) 2005, (ii) 2006, (iii) 2007 and (iv) 2008. 
Mr. Woolas: The following tables show the number of Sri Lankan who applied for asylum, were granted asylum or subsidiary protection at initial decision or on appeal and the number who were removed from the UK, between January 2005 and September 2008. Initial decision, appeal and removal figures do not necessarily relate to applications made in the same year.
Information on asylum is published annually and quarterly. Q4 2008 statistics will be available on 24 February 2009 from the Library of the House and from the Home Office research, development and statistics directorate website at:
|Asylum applications( 1) received in the United Kingdom, excluding dependants, and initial decisions( 2) on applications, January 2005 to September 2008, nationals of Sri Lanka|
|Total||Port||In country||Total decisions||Grants of asylum||Grants of humanitarian protection||Grants of discretionary leave||Total refusals|
|(1) Figures rounded to nearest 5, ( = 0, * = 1 or 2).|
(2) Information is of initial decisions, excluding the outcome of appeals or other subsequent decisions.
(3) Provisional figures.
|Appeals outcomes determined by the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal( 1) , excluding dependants, nationals of Sri Lanka, January 2005 to September 2008|
|Appeals determined by immigration judges( 2)|
|Allowed( 3)||Dismissed( 3)||Withdrawn( 3, 4)|
|Total determined( 3)||Total||As percentage of determined||Total||As percentage of determined||Total||As percentage of determined|
|(1) Figures rounded to nearest 5 (except percentages), with * = 1 or 2. Figures may not sum to the totals shown because of independent rounding.|
(2) All figures for appeals determined are cases dealt with by immigration judges.
(3) Based on information supplied by the AIT. Determinations do not necessarily relate to appeals received in the same period.
(4) Figures include cases withdrawn by the Home Office, as well as those withdrawn by the appellant.
(5) Provisional figures.
|Removals, voluntary departures and assisted returns( 1) of principal asylum cases( 2) , nationals of Sri Lanka, January 2005 to September 2008|
|Number of removals( 3)|
|Total principal asylum cases removed, nationals of Sri Lanka|
|(1) Includes enforced removals, port asylum removals which have been performed by enforcement officers using port powers of removal (and a small number of cases dealt with at juxtaposed controls), persons departing voluntarily after enforcement action had been initiated against them, persons leaving under Assisted Voluntary Return Programmes run by the International Organisation for Migration and since January 2005, persons who it has been established have left the UK without informing the immigration authorities.|
(2) Persons who had sought asylum at some stage, excluding dependants.
(3) Figures are rounded to the nearest 5 ( = 0, * = 1 or 2) and may not sum to the totals shown because of independent rounding.
(4) Provisional figures.
Mr. Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 26 November 2008, Official Report, column 2259W, on human trafficking, when she plans to write to the hon. Member for North-West Cambridgeshire with the information referred to. 
Sir Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 4 December 2008, regarding Mrs. Shakeela Bano. 
Clare Short: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when a reply will be sent to the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywoods e-mail to the UK Border Agency of 23 October 2008 on behalf of Felix Kankwamba, Home Office reference K1115877. 
Clare Short: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister for Borders and Immigration plans to reply to the inquiry from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood of 23 October 2008 on behalf of Momodou Saidyjah, reference J1146013. 
Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the recommendations relevant to her Department's policy responsibilities made in the Foresight Report on Mental Capacity and Well-Being; and if she will make a statement. 
Contracts that have been let to date provide a range of capabilities and not all costs of these contracts or the programmes to support them are attributable to the development of the National Identity Register alone.
Jacqui Smith: The National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) has six directorates, spread across a number of sites. The Resources directorate and Secretariat provide business support to NPIA, while all other Directorates provide direct support and services to police forces.
The total number of staff as at 12 February 2009 was 2,192. This includes permanent staff, secondees, fixed term appointments, officers on loan and contractors.
The following table provides a breakdown of staff by directorate.
|Directorate||Permanent||Fixed contract||Secondee||Loan||External employee||Total|
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