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Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) printers and (b) multi-function devices with printing functions were in use in each division of her Department in each of the last five years; how many such devices had a function enabling two-sided printing; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Woolas: The Home Office operates a large scale, multi vendor supply chain delivering a wide range of ICT categories. Service capacity utilisation and the number of printers and multi-functional devices with printer capability are managed by our suppliers as part of the service offering. The information requested by the hon. Member is not therefore available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, the Home Office is working towards a ratio of one printer per 20 people and work is under way to review and rationalise data centres and to convert network printers to duplex capability where practicable.
The Home Office, in line with all other Chief Information Officers (CIOs) on the CIO Council, has produced a CIO Green ICT Roadmap which we will be following to deliver against the 18 target improvement areas outlined in the Greening Government ICT Strategy.
The CIOs and Chief Technology Officers (CTO) Council of the Cabinet Office have completed the CIO Green ICT Roadmap baselines for all of its CIOs including local government representatives and agencies.
A full report of the CIO Council Green ICT Roadmaps will be made available in May featuring the action plans of all Departments involved in the council against the 18 steps. A final one year on report will be issued by the Cabinet Office in July. The CIO/CTO Council Green ICT Delivery Unit will refresh its annual CIO key objectives against the latest developments in technology and advances in carbon measurement which will be circulated for comment to all CIOs and relevant Departments this summer.
The Home Office is directly represented on the CIO/CTO Council Green ICT Delivery Unit and is responsible for providing support to the development of the pan-government Greening Government ICT Strategy and leadership.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance her Department issues on whether its members of staff may claim for travel in first class carriages on trains if there are no seats in standard class. 
(i) the member of staff can certify that he/she could not find a seat in standard class, although staff must take advantage wherever possible of reserving a seat or travelling at a different time. This concession is not applicable for travel on suburban lines;
(ii) it is operationally essential to sit with a civil servant who is entitled to and is travelling first class; or
(iii) it is operationally essential to sit with a non civil servant who is travelling first class.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on staff surveys in each of the last five years; and which companies were contracted to carry out the surveys. 
Mr. Woolas: The Home Office Headquarters (HQ) and the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA) ran joint staff surveys in 2004, 2005 and 2008; all of the surveys were run by ORC International. HQ and UKBA together spent £75,459 on the 2004 Staff Survey, £65,578 on the 2005 survey, and £66,338.64 for the 2008 survey.
The Criminal Records Bureau used Ipsos MORI to run a staff survey in each of the last five years. The cost of running the 2006 survey was £24,120, and in 2007 it cost £25,180. Exact figures are unavailable for 2004, 2005 and 2008 but each survey cost approximately £25,000.
The Identity and Passport Service (IPS) has run two surveys over the last five years: in 2005, using Ipsos MORI; and in 2007 using Jigsaw. IPS is unable to provide the cost of the survey in 2005 without incurring a disproportionate cost but the 2007 staff survey cost £65,823.
Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals have been deported on the grounds of national security in the last (a) 12 months, (b) five years and (c) 10 years; and how many such deportations were to (i) Pakistan, (ii) India, (iii) Yemen, (iv) Saudi Arabia, (v) Iran, (vi) Afghanistan, (vii) Bangladesh, (viii) Turkey and (ix) Oman. 
Mr. Woolas: The number of individuals deported on the grounds of national security is (a) none in the last 12 months, (b) nine in the last five years and (c) nine in the last 10 years. No deportation on the grounds of national security has taken place to the countries listed in the past 10 years.
Mr. Andrew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a race impact study has been undertaken of the practice of removal from the UK of British citizen children with a foreign parent. 
Mr. Woolas: There has not been a race impact study conducted as the UK Border Agency does not remove children who are British citizens. However, where a foreign national is subject to enforced return and is a parent to a child with British citizenship, it is possible for that child to accompany the parent through the enforcement process. This is only on a voluntary basis and with the consent of all parties.
Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many children aged (a) under five, (b) five to 10 and (c) 10 to 15 years old have been held in immigration removal centres in the UK in each of the last five years; 
(2) how many children aged (a) under five years old, (b) from five to 10 years old and (c) from 10 to 15 years held in immigration removal centres in the UK have been held there for (i) less than six months, (ii) between six and 12 months, (iii) 12 to 24 months and (iv) longer than 24 months. 
Mr. Woolas: The requested information is not available. The Home Office has however published the number of adults and children recorded as leaving detention in the UK solely under Immigration Act powers by length of detention between January 2005 and September 2006.
National statistics on the total number of children detained on a quarterly snapshot basis by length of detention are available in Table 11 of the Control of Immigration Quarterly Statistical Summary United Kingdom publication
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the detection rate for crimes of (a) violence against the person, (b) robbery, (c) burglary in a dwelling, (d) theft of a motor vehicle and (e) theft from a vehicle was in each basic command unit in the Staffordshire Police Authority area in each of the last 10 years. 
It should be noted that non-sanction detections that contribute to the percentage change in detection rates have fallen in recent years reflecting a significant shift by many police forces away from recording detections of crime where no further action is taken. For this reason overall detection rates over time are not fully comparable. From 1 April 2007 the rules governing recording of non-sanction detections were revised to reduce the scope within which they can be claimed to a very limited set of circumstances.
|Detection rates for selected offences in Staffordshire basic command units( 1)|
|(1) The National Crime Recording Standard was introduced in 2002-03 and detections data before and after that date are not directly comparable.|
From 1 April 2007 the rules governing recording of non-sanction detections were revised to reduce the scope within which they can be claimed to a very small limited set of circumstances. This has significantly reduced the number of non-sanction detections which has been reflected in the overall detection rates.
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