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Jim Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons the UK Border Agency does not accept premium bonds as relevant for assessment of the cash maintenance requirement for the points-based immigration system; and what other Government funds are treated in the same way. 
The published policy guidance for each tier of the points-based system makes clear that evidence to meet the maintenance requirement must be in the
form of cash funds in a bank (including savings accounts and financial or government sponsorship.
Evidence in the form of shares, bonds, pension funds etc, regardless of notice period, is not acceptable because the value of these may change and do not show that a migrant can meet the level of funding required in order to support themselves.
Jim Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many shifts have been worked by UK Border Agency staff on duties in Calais and Pas-de-Calais in 2009; and how much has been paid in shift allowances for carrying out such duties. 
(1 )These figures have been sourced from locally collated management information held within locally accessed computer systems and do not represent national statistics. They have not been the subject of National Statistics protocols and verification and should therefore be treated as provisional and subject to change.
Mr. Brazier: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when the Minister for Immigration plans to reply to the letters of 20 and 21 July 2009 from the hon. Member for Canterbury on the gap entrant visa requirements; 
Clare Short: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood's letter of 28 September 2009 on the case of Yuet Chun Yeung, reference B35067/9. 
Mr. Woolas [holding answer 1 December 2009]: In response to the letter of 28 September, the Deputy Director for Economic and Family Migration in London and South East Region wrote to the right hon. Member on 27 November.
Sir Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to reply to the letter of 12 October 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Miss Aisha Din. 
Sir Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when he intends to reply to the letter of 8 October 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. M. Amin; 
Mr. Meale: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to each police force has been of operations which resulted in the seizure and crushing of motor vehicles in each of the last four years. 
Mr. Hanson: This information is not collected centrally. The police have powers to order the removal and storage of vehicles under different provisions, whether as the result of a specific operation, observation of a relevant offence in the normal course of their duties, or to deal with a particular situation that has arisen. If such vehicles are not reclaimed, the police may dispose of them as they see fit. This can include by crushing. To meet the costs of removal and storage in individual cases, a person seeking to reclaim a vehicle has to pay prescribed charges. If the vehicle is disposed of, a sum equivalent to the charges due is retained from any proceeds of the disposal.
Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) men and (b) women resident in each local authority area in the South East have their profile stored on the National DNA Database. 
Mr. Alan Campbell:
Information held on the National DNA Database (NDNAD) is available on the basis of the police force which added the DNA profile, not the
address of the person sampled. Information is therefore not available on the number of men and women residing in each local authority area in the South East who have had a DNA profile added to the NDNAD. However, information is available on the number of profiles added by police forces.
The following table shows the number of subject profiles for men and women held on the NDNAD by police forces in London and the South East as at 23 November 2009. The figures have been separated into males currently aged under 18 and aged 18 and over, and females currently aged under 18 and aged 18 and over. The police forces have been grouped by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) region and a total figure has been given for each region.
Profiles held by any one police force include people who have been sampled by that police force but are not resident within the police force area, and will exclude people who are resident in that police force area but have had their sample taken by another police force.
The number of profiles is not the same as the number of individuals. This is because a number of subject profiles on the NDNAD are replicates, i.e. a profile for a person has been loaded to the NDNAD on more than one occasion. This may arise for a number of reasons, for example, a person giving a different name on different occasions they are arrested, or because of upgrading of profiles from the SGM to the SGM Plus profiling system. It is estimated that 13.8 per cent. of the subject profiles held on the entire NDNAD are replicates. However, this rate may vary between police forces, so figures for the number of individuals are not given for particular police forces.
The data presented are based on a snapshot of the NDNAD as at 23 November 2009. The data are management information and have not been formally assessed for compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.
|Number of DNA profiles held on the NDNAD for each named police force, as at 23 November 2009|
|Gender||Under 18||18 and over||All a ges( 1)|
|(1) Figures for 'All Ages' include profiles where age is not recorded i.e. 'unknown age'.|
National DNA Database, NPIA, as at 23 November 2009
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance he has given to (a) police authorities and (b) police forces on police performance targets; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hanson: As part of the Policing Green Paper, "From the Neighbourhood to the National: Policing our Communities Together", the Home Office stated that it would neither set nor maintain top-down numerical targets for individual police forces and authorities with the exception of one-to increase public confidence that the police and local councils are dealing with anti-social behaviour and crime issues that matter locally. Each police force will be expected to increase public confidence levels (to be measured by the British Crime Survey) to achieve a 60 per cent. national average by 2012.
In consultation with the Association of Police Authorities (APA), Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), and Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), we have published a narrative describing the new performance landscape for Crime and Policing. This sets out how new crime and policing performance management arrangements will work in practice and sets out the roles and responsibilities of different organisations (including police forces and authorities) within the new performance landscape. The narrative document can be found at:
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