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|Table C: Persons leaving detention in the United Kingdom held solely under Immigration Act powers, January to September 2009( 1,2,3,4)|
|Number of individuals|
|Period||Total persons( 4)( , ) of whom :||Children( 5)|
|(1) These figures are based on management information and are not subject to the detailed checks that apply for National Statistics. They are provisional and may be subject to change. Excludes persons detained in Harwich short term holding facility, police cells and Prison Service establishments.|
(2) Figures rounded to the nearest five.
(3) Some detainees may be recorded more than once if, for example, if the person has left detention then been detained again and left once more in the time period shown.
(4) Figures include dependants and those detained in family groups.
(5) Recorded age at the end of their period of detention. Figures for children will overstate if any applicants aged 18 or over claim to be younger.
(6) Figures include those leaving detention between 28 and 31 December 2008.
|Table D: Persons removed from the United Kingdom on leaving detention( 1) held solely under Immigration Act powers, by age( 2,3,4,5) , for 2005, January to September 2006, 2007, 2008 and January to September 2009|
|Number of individuals|
|Period||Total persons, of whom:||Adults( 2) 18 yrs+||Under 5 yrs||5-11 yrs||12-16 yrs||17 yrs||Total children|
|(1) Some detainees may be recorded more than once if, for example, the person has been detained on more than one separate occasion in the time period shown, such as a person who has left detention for the purpose of a removal, but who has subsequently been re-detained.|
(2) Recorded age at the end of their period of detention. Figures for children will overstate if any applicants aged 18 or over claim to be younger.
(3) Figures rounded to the nearest five (- = 0, * = 1 or 2) and may not sum to the totals shown because of independent rounding. Figures exclude persons recorded as leaving detention from police cells and Prison Service establishments, those recorded as detained under both criminal and immigration powers at time of removal and their dependants.
(4) Not necessarily removed in the same year as leaving detention.
(5) Figures include dependants and those detained in family groups.
(6) Oakington Reception Centre and Harwich were not controlled by the same part of UKBA as the removal/detention centres in the UKBA estate before 2007. Oakington and Harwich data on the database were incomplete so they were excluded prior to 2007.
(7) Figures exclude persons recorded as leaving detention from Harwich short term holding facility.
(8) Provisional figures.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in each age group have been held in immigration removal centres on more than one occasion in each year since 1997; and on how many occasions such people were held in a removal centre. 
Alan Johnson: Information on persons held on more than one occasion in each year and on how many occasions is not held centrally and would be available only through the detailed examination of individual case files at disproportionate cost.
However, in August 2009 the Control of Immigration Quarterly Statistical publication was expanded to include management information on persons entering detention, total number of persons leaving detention and the number of families with children held in detention. This information is available by age (to separately identify children), and will be published quarterly in the future; however data for earlier years will remain unavailable.
Mr. Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his most recent estimate is of the number of people in West Chelmsford constituency who are awaiting a decision on an application for leave to remain in the UK; and what estimate he has made of the number of people in West Chelmsford constituency who made an application for leave to remain in the UK in the last 12 months. 
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contracts relating to biometric passports his Department plans to let; when he expects each such contract to be put out to tender; and what the estimated monetary value is of each such contract. 
Alan Johnson [holding answer 12 January 2010]: The Home Department has no current plans to let any further contracts in relation to the design and/or production of biometric passports. Several support arrangements that will facilitate the delivery of biometric passport books are either under consideration or in the early stages of the tender process.
Procurement activity in the form of a request for expressions of interest for the provision of front office
services has recently begun. It is not possible to provide details of the potential value of this arrangement at this time as this may prejudice the Department's commercial position during the tendering process.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his most recent estimate is of the cost of including fingerprint data in passports in each year from 2010-11 to 2018-19. 
Alan Johnson [holding answer 12 January 2010]: It is intended that passports incorporating fingerprints will be introduced from 2012 onwards and applicants for such passports will be enrolled on the National Identity Register. From that point, common business processes and technology infrastructure will be used to register applicants on the National Identity Register and issue them with an identity card and/or a passport.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the Identity and Passport Service has spent in each month since October 2006; how many passports were issued in each such month; and how much revenue accrued in fees for such passports in each such month. 
Alan Johnson [holding answer 12 January 2010]: The following table outlines passport revenue, total expenditure for the Agency and volumes of passports issued for Identity and Passport Service from October 2006 to September 2009:
|Passport revenue (£)||Expenditure (£)||Passports issued (Number)|
Expenditure for the Agency includes that incurred for Passport, Home Office funded and GRO activities, a breakdown for which can be obtained in the segmental reporting note of the Annual Report and Accounts for respective years.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment has been made of whether biometric information in the UK passport complies with (a) International Civil Aviation Organisation standards, (b) American visa waiver standards and (c) Schengen standards. 
[holding answer 14 January 2010]: The UK passport contains a facial biometric, which complies with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards for the inclusion of globally interoperable biometrics in travel documents. The UK passport also meets the requirements for the US Visa Waiver programme. As the UK is not a member of Schengen, the UK passport is not required to meet Schengen standards for passports. However the inclusion of a facial biometric in the UK passport is consistent with the EU Passport
Regulation (EC 2252/2004) by which Schengen states are bound. The UK plans to implement fingerprint biometrics in passports from 2012.
Mr. Hanson: Essex police authority has maximum flexibility to make the best possible use of their resources. According to the published statements of account of Essex police authority, the corporate and democratic core line lists the costs in the last two years as:
Mr. Allen: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were based in Nottingham North constituency in (a) 1997 and (b) the last year for which information is available. 
Mr. Hanson: Police personnel statistics are not collected by parliamentary constituency. Nottingham, North constituency is in the 'City of Nottingham' basic command unit (BCU) (area C). Data for police officers by BCU for Nottinghamshire were first available as at 31 March 2003.
Mr. Hanson: Police personnel statistics are collected at police force level on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis. A breakdown below police force level to the level of basic command unit level (BCU) has been collected only since 2002-03. Preston falls within the BCU of Lancashire Central, where there were 13 less FTE officers in 2009 than in 2003, a fall of 3.4 per cent. Overall figures for Lancashire constabulary show an increase of 406 FTE officers or 12.5 per cent. since 1997.
Figures are as at 31 March in each given year. Figures at BCU level include officers on career break or maternity/paternity leave. Figures for Lancashire constabulary exclude these in order to provide a like-for-like comparison with 1997. Further breakdown is available in the annual "Police Service Strength" publication available on the Home Office website and the Library of the House.
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