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Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what files his Department holds on Part 2 of the Police Reform Act 2002; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hanson: The Home Office holds a range of papers relating to the provisions in part 2 of the Police reform Act 2002 establishing a new system for handling complaints against the police.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 12 May 2009, Official Report, column 669W, on police: procurement, what the findings were of the review of police service
spending on goods and services; and whether he plans to publish the review. 
Alan Johnson: The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Procurement Portfolio Group, on behalf of the 43 police forces in England and Wales, have now agreed that during 2009-10 the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) will co-ordinate, facilitate and deliver a national approach to managing the top 10 categories of goods and services and top 10 suppliers identified as highest spend. Savings from employing this national approach will be realised within police force budgets over a two-year rolling programme.
Due to the sensitive commercial nature of data relating to expenditure with suppliers and the fact that negotiations are currently in progress, the financial content of the review cannot be made publicly available at this time. Each police force will make the decision together with their own police authority as to whether their own savings are made publicly available either by police force or by region.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the Serious and Organised Crime Agency Annual Report 2008-09, what the offences were for which the 266 convictions were secured by the Serious and Organised Crime Agency in 2008-09. 
Alan Johnson: The 266 UK convictions referred to in the Serious Organised Crime Agencys annual report occurred as a result of operations as follows:
|Number of UK convictions|
Criminals and their businesses (criminal finances and profits)
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people are employed in the E-Crime Unit of the Serious and Organised Crime Agency. 
Alan Johnson: At 1 June 2009, 40 staff were employed in SOCAs e-crime department, with other staff employed by Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre working on offences of alleged child abuse where technology may be a factor.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time equivalent staff were directly employed by the Serious and Organised Crime Agency on 31 March (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009. 
Alan Johnson: The number of full-time equivalent staff (budgeted) employed by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) which includes seconded officers was as follows:
|As at 31 March each year||Full-time equivalent staff|
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many members of staff resigned from the Serious and Organised Crime Agency in each of the last four quarters. 
Alan Johnson: The numbers of staff resigning from the Serious Organised Crime Agency in the last four quarters was as follows:
First quarter 2008-09: 75
Second quarter 2008-09: 52
Third quarter 2008-09: 38
Fourth quarter 2008-09: 38
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which groups have been identified by the National Extremism Tactical Co-ordination Unit as domestic extremist campaigns or threats. 
Alan Johnson: NETCU (the National Extremism Tactical Coordination Unit) has a long history of supporting the police service in England and Wales to facilitate lawful and peaceful public protest. Only a very small number of individuals are prepared to use criminality and disorder in the belief that it will further their cause, whether that cause is aligned to a campaign group or not. The police do not publicly announce the identity of individuals who they regard as a threat or an operational priority as this would be likely to compromise police operations and investigations.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 7 May 2009, Official Report, column 373W, on terrorism, whether counter-terrorism security advisers maintain a record of the names and contact details of those that have received project Argus training. 
Alan Johnson: Delegates at each event are invited to complete feedback forms which request them to provide their names and other contact details. This information may be used to undertake necessary follow-up action on protective security and to improve future Argus events. However, in general, police counter-terrorism security advisers maintain records on a long-term basis only of the names of the businesses (not persons) attending project Argus events.
Mr. Winnick: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the UK Border Agency plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall North of 29 April 2009 on a constituent, references M1100646 and B14708/9. 
Mr. Woolas [holding answer 8 June 2009]: The UK Border Agency wrote to the hon. Member on 28 May 2009.
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many airport liaison officers are employed by the UK Border Agency; and what their average annual salary is. 
Mr. Woolas: The available data are set out in the following table:
|Airport liaison officer function( 1)|
|Grade( 2)||Head count||Annualised national pay amount (£)( 3)|
|(1) Information is only available, at this level, on employees presently held on the central UK Border Agency computerised personnel system ADELPHI.|
(2) Other grades comprising less than five members of staff have been excluded.
(3) National pay excluding allowances. Average annualised figure based on actual May 2009 pay.
Airport liaison officer is not a specific UK Border Agency grade but a function. 87 individuals are presently employed by the Risk and Liaison Overseas Network which is the unit responsible for this function, in the above grades.
Any other UK Border Agency employees still held on loan to Foreign and Commonwealth Office, or other FCO-managed staff who became part of UK Border Force in the machinery of Government changes cannot be differentiated by function except at disproportionate cost.
Mrs. Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if her Department will provide funding for the new organisation Change AGEnts for its work on behalf of older people. 
Angela Eagle: I can confirm that the Department has offered funding to Change AGEnts. Details for ensuring a one-off payment to Change Agents GB Limited for the purpose of developing and promoting the engagement of older people with Government at all levels, are currently being finalised.
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she expects all child maintenance cases to have been transferred to the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission. 
Jonathan Shaw [holding answer 8 June 2009]: The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission is responsible for the child maintenance system. I have therefore asked the Child Maintenance Commissioner to write to the right hon. Member with the information requested.
In reply to your recent Parliamentary Question, the Secretary of State promised a substantive reply from the Child Maintenance Commissioner.
You asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions by what date he expects all child maintenance cases to have been transferred to the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission. 
The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission took responsibility for the Child Support Agency from 1 November 2008. The CSA continues to operate and improve performance of the current statuary schemes on behalf of the Commission.
The Commission plans to introduce the new statutory maintenance scheme set out in the Child Maintenance and other Payments Act 2008, in 2011. At that time existing clients of the CSA will, if they choose to, be supported through an application to this new scheme. The Commission expects the transition process to take around 3 years after which both CSA Schemes will close.
I hope you find this answer helpful.
Malcolm Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are in receipt of council tax benefit in each constituency in Scotland. 
Jonathan Shaw: Housing benefit, including council tax benefit, information is not available at constituency level.
Mr. Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether her Department has any contracts with the think-tank Demos. 
Jonathan Shaw: DWP has no contracts with the think-tank Demos.
Mr. Prisk: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of invoices her Department and its agencies paid within 10 days of receipt in each of the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement. 
Jonathan Shaw: Data on the number and proportion of invoices paid within 10 days have been recorded since November 2008. The percentage and number of invoices paid by the Department for Work and Pensions within 10 days of receipt in each of the last seven months is shown in the following table.
|Percentage of all invoices paid within 10 days||Number of invoices paid within 10 days|
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many programmes centres her Department had in each of the last 10 years for which information is available; 
(2) how many programme centres have reported capacity problems to her Department in the last six months. 
Jim Knight: The information requested is not available in full; the following table shows what is available.
|Number of programme centres|
There have been no capacity issues reported by a programme centre in the last six months.
Any short-term capacity issues raised by programme centres are immediately dealt with by Contract Managers and Jobcentre Plus locally.
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