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Jim Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost of the Regional Strategic Migration Partnership was in each region in each year since such partnerships have operated; and what estimate he has made of such costs in 2009-10. 
|Area||2007- 0 8||2008- 0 9||2009-10|
|(1) The enabling grant with the London Regional Strategic Migration Partnership for 2008-09 was deferred by mutual agreement. The first instalment of the grant, as set out above, payable from 1 April 2008, was made on 1 October 2008. In practice this reduced the grant available for the 2008-09 financial year to £85,000. The amount and timing of the grant payable in respect of the 2009-10 financial year remained as previously agreed; and a further payment of £85,000 is to be paid on or after 1 April 2010.|
Dr. Evan Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of applications for a residence card as the spouse of an EEA national remained outstanding six months after the application was made in each quarter since 2007. 
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 12 November 2009, Official Report, column 948W, on immigration controls, for what reasons the verification service's management information system was not operating in February, March and April 2009; and what the operational cost of that service has been since November 2008. 
Alan Johnson: The verification service did not operate in February and March because of necessary work to upgrade its security. The service resumed in April. The set up costs associated with the implementation of the IT infrastructure used by Teleperformance for these services was £165,123. Information about costs of the service is commercially sensitive and cannot be disclosed.
Mr. Holloway: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which colleges have had their licences to sponsor students under Tier 4 of the points-based immigration system (a) revoked and (b) suspended. 
Mr. Holloway: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Epsom and Ewell (Chris Grayling) of 5 November 2009, Official Report, columns 1139-40W, on immigration controls, what action has been taken in respect of the 280 students whose sponsor under Tier 4 had had their licence revoked or suspended up to 16 October 2009. 
In general terms, students studying at a college whose licence has been suspended, and not revoked, may continue their studies at that college providing they have valid leave. Students whose leave is about to expire must, as part of an application for leave to remain as a
student, show that they are enrolled on a course of study at a college which is on the register of Tier 4 sponsors.
Students studying at a college whose licence has been revoked will have their leave curtailed and are given 60 days to enrol at a college which is on the register of Tier 4 sponsors. If they fail to do so they are expected to leave the country.
Mr. Oaten: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 25 November 2009, Official Report, column 213W, on overseas students, when he expects the review of approval criteria to be completed; who is leading the review; and whether external organisations have been consulted as part of the review. 
Mr. Woolas [holding answer 8 December 2009]: I expect the review of approval criteria to be completed within the next 12 weeks. The UK Border Agency is leading on the review of the framework, working with Ofsted, and also taking comments from each of the currently approved accreditation bodies.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the turnover rate of staff of each grade employed by the Independent Police Complaints Commission was in the last six months; 
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 July 2009 on the case of Rochelle Riley, reference B27707/9. 
Mr. Woolas [holding answer 1 December 2009]: In response to the letter of 28 July 2009, the Deputy Director for Economic and Family Migration in the London and South East Region wrote to my right hon. Friend on 27 November 2009.
Sir Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to reply to the letter of 15 October 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr M. Jilani. 
Sir Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to reply to the letter of 5 October 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs. Gul Bano. 
Sir Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to reply to the letter of 22 October 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester Gorton on Mr. Khalid Iqbal Choudhry. 
Sir Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to reply to the letter of 21 October 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester Gorton on Ms. S Saeed. 
Mr. Hollobone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prolific and priority offenders are targeted by police in (a) North Northamptonshire Basic Command Unit, (b) Northamptonshire and (c) England. 
Mr. Hanson: Two prolific and other priority offender schemes, Corby and Wellingborough, cover the four Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships in the North Northamptonshire Basic Command Unit area. The most recent performance management data show that, as at June 2009, there were 66 prolific and other priority offenders in Corby and 54 in Wellingborough. The data show that there were 250 prolific and other priority offenders in Northamptonshire and 10,687 across England.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what budget he has allocated for pump-priming the provision of community support officers in North Yorkshire in the next 12 months; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hanson: Neighbourhood policing is central to improving public confidence that the police and local council are dealing with the crime and antisocial behaviour issues that matter in their area. Public confidence has increased from 45 per cent. in March 2008 to 50 per cent. in June 2009. Since 2002 we have invested heavily to ensure that there is now a Neighbourhood Policing team in every neighbourhood, including in total more than 13,500 warranted officers and 16,000 police community support officers (PCSOs).
In 2009-10 the general grant provided to Essex was £177.9 million. This was above the minimum 2.5 per cent. increase guaranteed to all forces. In 2010-11 the provisional settlement gives Essex police an increase of 2.9 per cent. in general grants.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many officers of each rank in Essex police have voluntarily ceased employment, excluding redundancy, since April 2009; [R] 
|Voluntary resignations and transfers for Essex police, 2008-09( 1)|
|Rank||Transfers||Voluntary resignations (including probationers)|
|(1) Full-time equivalent figures provided that have been rounded to the nearest whole number. Because of rounding, there may be an apparent discrepancy between totals and the sums of the constituent items.|
(2) Special constable figures are given as headcount measures.
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