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|(1)To 18 December 2009.|
For the period from December 2008 to November 2009, the total fee of the third party agents relating to booking hotel accommodation for both the (i) Home Office Headquarters and (ii) CRB and UKBA equates to £144,469.
Information on hotel room nights booked and the hotel booking fee of the third party agents relating to the previous contract for the Home Office Headquarters and the UKBA for the period January 2007 to December 2008 is unavailable and to obtain it would incur disproportionate cost.
Mr. Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what his most recent estimate is of the number of people in the London borough of Bexley who are awaiting a decision on an application for leave to remain in the UK; 
Sir Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to reply to the letter of 10 November 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. R. Z. Ullah. 
Mr. Bone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 3 December 2009, Official Report, column 83W, on police, when the chief executive of the National Policing Improvement Agency will send a reply to the hon. Member for Wellingborough. 
Mr. Hanson [holding answer 6 January 2010]: In the answer of 7 December (pursuant to holding answer of 3 December) I indicated that the matter had been passed to the NPIA for reply in June 2009. The chief executive of the National Policing Improvement Agency, Chief Constable Peter Neyroud, in fact wrote to the hon. Member on 30 June 2009 in response to his original query. I have sent the hon. Gentleman a copy of the letter following this parliamentary question.
Sir Alan Beith: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister of State expects to reply to the letters from the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed dated 29 June, 17 September and 9 November 2009 concerning spouse sponsorship. 
Sir Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when he plans to reply to the letter of 9 November 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Ms S. Mpofu; 
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons his Department decided to stop recording the number of police stations operational in the UK in 2007; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hanson: Previously information on the number of police stations opened and closed in England and Wales was collected centrally from police authorities via a yearly survey. The last full survey was for March 2007.
The data that the survey generated were not generally reliable. The management of the police estate and the allocation of resources are matters for police authorities and chief constables to determine.
Mr. Bone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 3 December 2009, Official Report, column 83W, on police, when the Independent Police Complaints Commission requested police forces to start providing information relating to complainant disability; and when the resultant data will be published. 
Mr. Hanson [holding answer 6 January 2010]: As stated previously, the IPCC is responsible for the collation and publication of complaint statistics for England and Wales and has done so since it was established in 2004.
The IPCC first captured information relating to complainant disability in April 2009. However, the IPCC had concerns about the accuracy and quality of the data and did not include the data in its Complaints Statistics for 2008-09. The IPCC will not publish the data until it is confident of their quality and accuracy and is working with forces to ensure the quality and accuracy of the disability data on complaints statistics recorded by forces.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding his Department plans to provide to each police authority in 2010-11; and what mechanism is used to determine the allocation of funding to police authorities. 
Mr. Hanson: The provisional police funding settlement for 2010-11 was announced on 26 November 2009. Formula grant funding for all police authorities was provisionally set at £8.3 billion. The following table lists the grant allocation for each police authority.
|Table of police grant allocations by English and Welsh police authority 2009-10 to 2010-11|
|Police authority||2009-10 formula allocation ( 1)( ) (£ million)||2010-11 allocation( 1)( ) (£ million)||Change on 2009-10 formula allocation (percentage)|
|(1) Rounded to the nearest £100,000. Grant as calculated under the Local Government Finance Report (England) and Local Government Finance (No.2-Provisional Settlement Police Authorities) Report (Wales). Table includes the effects of floors and scaling.|
(2) Figures for the City of London relate to Home Office Grant only as calculated in the Police Grant Report (England and Wales). Revenue support grant is allocated to the Common Council of the City of London as a whole in respect of all its functions. The City is grouped with education authorities for the purposes of grant floors.
(3) Welsh figures include Home Office floor funding.
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