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Mr. Alan Campbell: Information on the amount spent by local authorities on tackling antisocial behaviour is not collected centrally. In both England and Wales, it is for local partnerships to agree how the grants received should be allocated against locally determined priorities, including tackling antisocial behaviour.
Dr. Starkey: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 3 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1040-41W, on asylum, how many of the 500 Iraqi refugees identified for resettlement during 2008-09 under the Gateway Protection Programme are being or have been resettled from Syria. 
David Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received on the effects on policy on Iranian asylum seekers of the recent unrest in Iran. 
Mr. Woolas: We have not received any such representations. We continue to monitor closely the political and human rights situation in Iran through key governmental, non-governmental and other human rights organisations. The visa operation in Tehran is monitored on a daily basis by the UK Border Agency and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
The asylum determination process assesses the protection needs of claimants and where the recent unrest in Iran
impacts directly on the circumstances of an individual claimant, then it is duly considered as part of that individual's claim.
All Iranian asylum and human rights applications are considered by the Home Office on their individual merits, in accordance with our obligations under the 1951 UN refugee convention and the European convention on human rights (ECHR).
Each application is assessed against the latest available information about the situation in Iran. Specially-trained case owners consult these sources via the Iran Country of Origin Information Report produced by UKBA's Country of Origin Information Service, and the Iran Operational Guidance Note which gives guidance on the most common types of asylum claims received and the circumstances in which they are likely to prove founded or unfounded.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers who entered through Northern Ireland airports in the last 12 months have presented as (a) having no identification, (b) being juveniles without any identification and (c) being juveniles without any identification and have subsequently absconded from social services accommodation. 
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals of each nationality who have been released from UK prisons since 2005 have subsequently applied for asylum in the UK. 
Nadine Dorries: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding his Department has allocated to border policing in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hanson: Local forces have responsibility for policing at the border. However, between 1998-99 and 2008-09 the Home Office contribution to these costs rose from £121.4 million to £222.4 million, an increase of 83.2 per cent. over this period.
The costs of police at ports are met as part of the forces overall policing duties and the division of these funds is a matter for each force, in consultation with the police authority. In some cases, such as where an airport is "designated" under the Aviation Security Act 1982, contributions are provided by airport operators. Provisions included within the Police and Crime Bill currently being debated in the other place, include the requirement for all airports to provide such contributions. No central record is kept of these costs.
In addition, between April 1998 and April 2009 the Home Office made a contribution to the costs of special branch officers at ports as a part of the dedicated security post grants. From April 2009 funding of these posts will be made as part of the wider funding of police counter terrorism activity. The overall level of the dedicated security post grants for the years it was allocated is detailed in the following table. For security reasons, we do not disclose the breakdown of this grant between different security functions.
Mr. MacNeil: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many (a) special advisers and (b) officials of his Department accompanied him to Glasgow for the Cabinet meeting on 16 April 2009; 
For information relating to the Cabinet and public engagement event held in Glasgow on 16 April, I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 3 June 2009, Official Report, column 487W.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding his Department has allocated to (a) local authorities and (b) police forces for the installation and operation of CCTV cameras fitted with microphones in the last 12 months. 
Between 1999 and 2003, £170 million of Home Office capital funding was made available to local authorities for investment in public space CCTV. Around 680 CCTV town centre schemes were set up with this funding.
Mr. Hanson: Yorkshire and Humberside (information is not available on a constituency-by-constituency basis) received a total of £20,357,137 as part of the Home Office Crime and Disorder Reduction Programme, between 1997 and 2003. No further funding has specifically been provided for the installation of town centre CCTV security systems by the Home Office since 2003. However, crime reduction funding could have been used by Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships for CCTV.
Mr. Paul Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 21 January 2009, Official Report, column 1482W, on community relations: finance, which 33 projects receive funding from the £5.8 million fund to disrupt violent extremism; and how much each of these projects will receive in 2008-09 and in each of the two subsequent years. 
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