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Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many officers at each rank were eligible for performance bonuses and special bonuses in Essex police in each of the last three years; how many at each rank received each type of bonus; what the average payment was for each type of bonus at each rank; and what the maximum payment was for each type of bonus at each rank; 
(2) how many officials were eligible for performance bonuses and special bonuses in Essex police authority, by civil service band in each of the last three years; how many people received each type of bonus, by civil service band, what the average payment was for each type of bonus, by civil service band; and what the maximum payment was for each type of bonus, by civil service band. 
Mr. Hanson: The Home Office does not hold information on officials eligible for performance bonuses and special bonuses in Essex police authority or in Essex police. The payment of individual bonuses is a matter for the Essex police authority and Essex police.
Mr. Woolas: The Government do not have a policy on the UK future population growth or size, but we do have a migration policy. The new immigration system and the points-based system give us greater control over numbers while maintaining the flexibility our economy needs.
Net migration has fallen over the past year. Population projections provide estimates of the size of the future population based on certain assumptions and pre-existing trends, but they have not yet included the full impact of recent reductions in net migration and nor do they include the potential impacts of Government policies.
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the implications for the UK of the report and recommendations of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe AS/POL (2009) 15 rev on the fight against extremism: achievements, deficiencies and failures; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hanson: The report on "The Fight against Extremism: Achievements, Deficiencies and Failures" is still in draft and is due to be considered by the Political Affairs Committee at its meeting on 17 December. It has not yet been adopted by the Committee, or discussed by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contracts with a monetary value of over £5 million the UK Border Agency and its predecessors have signed in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Woolas: The number of contracts let with a monetary value of over £5 million in each of the last five years is as follows. This does not include contracts which when signed had a value which was less than £5 million but due to a subsequent extension then exceeded this value.
|Total number of contracts over £5 million let by UKBA|
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what UK Border Agency (a) outsourced services with an annual monetary value of over £250,000 and (b) information technology systems with an annual monetary value of over £250,000 are due to (i) be re-procured and (ii) become unsupported in the next four years. 
Mr. Woolas: The UK Border Agency has outsourced services across the organisation. The decision to re-procure is primarily driven by the business need and priority, with the commercial strategy and procurement route determined subsequently.
There are no information technology systems contracts which are due to be re-procured or become unsupported in the next four years. However, the UK Border Agency contracts for outsourced services which may be re-procured in the next four years are as follows:
Haulage, Storage and Disposal of Excise Goods
Maintenance of five Existing Cutters
Supply and Maintenance of Mobile Scanners
Maintenance for Baggage X-Ray
Maintenance of Legacy Mobile Freight Scanners
Supply and Maintenance of Trace Detection Equipment
Freight Searching Services
Maintenance and Obsolescence Management Services of Passive Millimetric Wave Machine
Provision of Aerial Surveillance Services
Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) Operating Contract
Campsfield House IRC Operating Contract
Colnbrook IRC Operating Contract
Oakington IRC Operating Contract
Dungavel House IRC Operating Contract
Yarl's Wood IRC Operating Contract
Ticketing Services for UKBA Removals
Escorting-In Country, Overseas and Short Term Holding Facility (STHF)
Port of Dover-STHF Contract
Port of Harwich-STHF Contract
Refugee Integration and Employment Services
Education Verification and English Language Equivalence
Facilitated Returns Scheme for Foreign National Prisoners
Assisted Voluntary Returns
Contact Centre Services
Asylum Support Partnership Co-Ordination Service
Transportation of Presenting Officers
Case Resolution Department Administrative Function
Target Contracts-Asylum Accommodation
Gateway-Refugee Resettlement Programme
Asylum-One Stop Services
Transport Services for Asylum Seekers
Cash Payment Contract
Initial Accommodation-Associated Services
Immigration Case Work System Integrator Contract
Production and Supply of Visa Vignette Products
Service Management of Biometrics Messaging System
Provision of Front End Visa Application Service
Provision of Arrest Team Equipment and Training
Provision of Conflict Training
Leadership and Management Development
Maintenance of Electronic Security Systems
Record Services Contract
Transport of High Risk High Value Items
Repatriation of Offenders
Occupational Health Services
Counter Terrorism Awareness training.
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff in the UK Border Agency were classified as having non-jobs on (a) 1 April 2008, (b) 1 October 2008, (c) 1 April 2009 and (d) 1 October 2009. 
Mr. Woolas: 'Non-jobs' has been interpreted as staff who are currently in the redeployment pool. The following table refers to the number of UK Border Agency Staff in the redeployment network as of (a) 1 April 2008, (b) 1 October 2008, (c) 1 April 2009 and (d) 1 October 2009.
|Date as at:||Number of UK Border Agency staff|
Mr. Woolas: Performance targets for senior civil servants within the UK Border Agency are set in accordance with the Cabinet Office Guidance entitled 'Managing Performance in the Senior Civil Service' and are individual to the person and the role they perform.
Business delivery objectives-that define business outcomes for the specific post, reflecting business priorities and value for money commitments for the year ahead, linked to delivery targets and the Agency's PSAs.
Corporate objectives-that articulate the leadership activity that contributes to the effective corporate management and coherence of a Department and/or the civil service as a whole.
Capability objectives-to ensure that individuals, the Department and civil service have the right capability to deliver business outcomes now and in the future, including improvement of people
performance management: managing talent, managing attendance and promoting well-being; and addressing poor performance. Capability targets are drawn from unit and Directorate business plans and, if appropriate, the Home Office's PSAs.
Personal development objectives-to emphasise the importance of continuous personal development and an individual's growth in competence against the leadership and broader Professional Skills for Government frameworks. In addition, individuals are appraised on their leadership behaviour demonstrated throughout the year including providing direction for the organisation; delivering results; and building capability in the organisation to address current and future challenges.
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of UK Border Agency staff have financial targets in their performance management objectives; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Woolas: The setting of individual objectives in performance management reviews is a matter for individual line managers and it is not possible for this reason to state the percentage of staff with financial targets or objectives except at disproportionate costs. We do not waste taxpayers' money on compiling this information.
|United Kingdom Border Agency staff( 1)|
|Full-time equivalent (rounded)|
|(1) Staff excludes 710 agency works. Figures as at 31 October 2009.|
(2) Includes approximately 350 staff whose data are unavailable except at disproportionate cost during machinery of government transfer from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.
(3) Locally engaged staff work for the UK Border Agency but are employed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
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