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|(1) From 1 May 2004|
Mr. Woolas: As at 31 December 2008, the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA) employed directly 18,078 individuals (excluding 1,206 employees on career break, loan to other Government Departments, maternity leave etc.).
Mr. Winnick: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make it her policy that replies sent from the UK Border Agency to letters from hon. Members are issued by the Chief Executive of the Agency. 
Mr. Woolas [holding answer 26 January 2009]: The UK Border Agency receives approximately 50,000 letters from hon. Members each year. As such, it is not possible for the Chief Executive to reply to each letter individually.
Where a hon. Member has written to Ministers about the day to day operations of the UK Border Agency the Chief Executive or Deputy Chief Executive will reply. Where hon. Members have written to the Chief Executive, because of the volumes involved, a local manager may reply.
Clare Short: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the UK Border Agency plans to reply to the letter of 6 November 2008 (Special Delivery reference ZC982623786GB), the email of 2 December 2008 and letter of 19 January 2009 from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood, sent on behalf of Satnam Kaur Thomas (Home Office reference number J1055280). 
Standard level disclosures (criminal records checks) have been available since the launch of the CRB Disclosure Service in March 2002. Therefore there has been no recent estimate made of the cost of their introduction.
Mr. Oaten: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much it cost to process Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks in the last year for which figures are available; how many CRB checks were carried out in that period; and how much was received in fees for checks in that period. 
The cost to process Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks in the last financial year for which information is available (2007-08) is £88.2 million. During that period the CRB processed 3.4 million disclosures, which generated £97.8 million in revenue from fees. It should be borne in mind that 20 per cent. of the disclosures processed were for volunteer applications for which there is no charge, which represents a considerable saving to the voluntary sector. The CRB is committed to providing free-of-charge checks for volunteers.
Patrick Mercer: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 16 December 2008, Official Report, columns 582-3W, on community relations, when Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary plans to report on its inspection of Prevent performance in police forces in England and Wales. 
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