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Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many non-UK nationals of each nationality who had served in the armed forces have acquired UK citizenship in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Woolas: A persons employment details are not recorded on the UK Border Agencys computer database as part of a citizenship application. As such, the information requested could be obtained only by the detailed examination of individual case records at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Woolas: The UKs refugee resettlement programme, the Gateway Protection Programme, has made provision for a total of 1,000 Iraqi nationals to be resettled to the UK between 1 April 2008 and end March 2010.
In 2008, 236 Iraqi nationals were resettled to the UK through the Gateway Protection Programme. As of 18 May 2009, 212 Iraqi nationals have been resettled to the UK through the Gateway Protection Programme in 2009.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many enforcement visits the UK Border Agency made in each year since 2005; how many arrests were made in the course of such visits; and how many such visits resulted in no arrests being made. 
These figures do not constitute part of National Statistics as they are based on internal management information. The information has not been quality assured under National Statistics protocols, should be treated as provisional and is subject to change.
The UK Border Agency adopts an intelligence and target led approach to operations and our top priority has been to protect the public and remove from the UK the most harmful people first. Based on UK Border Agency management information 5,395 foreign national prisoners were removed in 2008exceeding our target of 5,000.
David Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 15 December 2008, Official Report, column 810, when she expects to receive the report of the National Policing Improvement Agency on the policing of the Kingsnorth climate camp; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Coaker: The National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) and the Association of Chief Police Officers are overseeing a review that has been commissioned by the chief constable of Kent into the policing of the Climate Camp for Change at Kingsnorth. This follows a debrief on the operation provided to Kent police by the NPIA in January 2009.
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the age is of the youngest person (a) whose DNA is retained and (b) whose profile is held on the national DNA database; 
(2) what steps she has taken to ensure that (a) DNA samples of children aged under 10 years have been destroyed and (b) DNA profiles of children aged under 10 years have been removed from the national DNA database. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The Home Secretary announced on 16 December 2008 that the DNA profiles of all children aged under 10 (taken by England and Wales police forces) would be removed from the National DNA Database (NDNAD). The removal of these profiles has now been completed. The youngest person whose DNA profile is held on the NDNAD (and who had their DNA sample taken by a force in England and Wales) is aged 10.
A DNA sample may only be taken from a child under 10 with the consent of a parent or guardian. The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, (PACE), as amended, provides that such samples taken voluntarily must be destroyed once they have fulfilled the purpose for which they were taken. The youngest person whose DNA sample has been retained, but not profiled on the NDNAD, is aged under one.
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) pursuant to the answer of 4 February 2009, Official Report, column 1236W, on genetics: databases, how many and what proportion of people with profiles on the national DNA database were recorded on the Police National Computer as having a conviction in each of the last 10 years; and if she will make a statement; 
(2) what her most recent estimate is of the number and proportion of people with profiles on the national DNA database who are recorded on the Police National Computer as having a conviction; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The National DNA Database (NDNAD) is designed to match DNA taken from crime scenes with that taken from individuals. It does not hold information on whether those with records on it have convictions, as this is not necessary for this purpose. It is therefore not possible to provide information on the number and proportion of people on the NDNAD who were recorded as having a conviction on the Police National Computer (PNC) in each of the last 10 years. Some data on whether those on the NDNAD have convictions are available from PNC, but not as part of its routine functions and not within the cost limit for parliamentary questions. However, the National Policing Improvement Agency does obtain this information periodically.
The most recent figures available for England and Wales show that at 24 April 2009 there were an estimated 4,587,430 persons on the NDNAD, of whom 79 per cent. (an estimated 3,601,245 persons) had a current conviction, caution, formal warning or reprimand recorded on PNC. The remaining 21 per cent. (an estimated 986,185 persons) includes those people who have been
convicted and have had their records deleted, and those against whom proceedings are still ongoing, as well as those who have never been convicted.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what contribution (a) the Department of Health and (b) the Department for Children, Schools and Families made to the preparation of her Departments consultation paper, Together we can end violence against women and children. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The Department of Health and the Department for Children, Schools and Families liaised closely with the Home Office to prepare the cross-Government consultation paper entitled Together We Can End Violence Against Women and Girls. Both Departments are part of the cross-Government steering group for Violence Against Women and Girls which met regularly in the run-up to consultation launch.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many actions under employment law were brought against her Department in each of the last three years, broken down by category of action; and how many were contested by the Department at an employment tribunal. 
Mr. Woolas [holding answer 14 May 2009]: Details of claims brought under employment law in each of the last three years against the Home Office, including the UK Border Agency and the Criminal Records Bureau, is shown in table 1.
|Table 1: Employment tribunal claims brought against Home Office HQ, UKBA and CRB|
|Category of claim||2006-07( 1)||2007-08||2008-09|
|(1) Information includes any claims made by former Home Office staff who transferred to the Ministry of Justice on 1 May 2007. (2) Less than 5. (3) Nature of claim unavailable. Notes: 1. Where more than one category of claim was cited on the claim, the claim has been counted once in the table using the primary reason for the claim. 2. Where less than five claims were made under a category, further information is withheld on grounds of confidentiality.|
Mr. Coaker: Europol does not conduct operations in any country. It exists to support investigations carried out by law enforcement authorities in the member states by facilitating the exchange of information and collating and analysing information and intelligence in relation to those investigations.
Mr. Coaker: The United Kingdom is a significant participant in all intelligence aspects of Europol. Our liaison bureau at Europol, which is one of the largest, is responsible for handling the exchange of information between Europol and the United Kingdom Europol National Unit, which is based at the Serious and Organised Crime Agency. The UK liaison bureau also manages bilateral exchanges and cooperation between other member state liaison bureaux. The United Kingdom has a record of providing high quality data to the Europol Information System and is a major contributor to Europols programme of serious crime analysis work files.
Mr. Alan Campbell: Europol was established by a convention based on article K.3 of the treaty on European Union. It does not carry out criminal investigations in its own right but operates to improve the effectiveness and co-operation of the competent authorities in the member states in preventing and combating terrorism and other forms of serious crime. Specifically, Europols competence covers illegal money laundering activity, and preventing and combating terrorism, drug trafficking and other serious forms of international crime when there are indications that an organised criminal structure is at work and when two or more member states are affected by the criminality in question in such a way as to require a common approach by the member states involved.
David Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many British nationals in respect of whom legal proceedings have been concluded have been extradited to the United States since 1 January 2004; and for which offence each such individual was extradited. 
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