Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been re-arrested whilst released on bail for committing (a) a sexual offence, (b) an offence of violence against the person and (c) homicide in Greater London in each year since 1998. 
Alan Johnson: The arrests data reported to the Home Office do not include information on the individual circumstances of arrests, including whether or not the person arrested was on bail at the time of the arrest.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the costs to his Department arising from the severe weather conditions in the period 4 January to 18 January 2010; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Woolas: In common with many other employers the Home Office recognised that the severe weather conditions during the period 4-18 January caused difficulty for many staff travelling to and from work.
Where staff experienced travel delays or were unable to get to work, line managers were reminded that they could use their discretion as to whether credit time should be given or whether annual leave, special leave or flexi-time should be used. The appropriate arrangements for individual staff were dependent upon local travel conditions, the availability of public transport and the length and difficulty of the journey into work. Many staff were also able to work from home thus reducing the amount of working time lost.
Records of the number of staff who were not able to attend work between 4-18 January as a result of the disruption to the transport system were not collated centrally and could therefore only be obtained at disproportionate cost. For the same reason it is not possible to provide an estimate of the cost to the Department or the total number of working hours that were lost.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been convicted under counter-terrorism legislation of an offence relating to fundraising in each of the last five years. 
Alan Johnson: Figures on the number of people convicted under the Terrorism Act 2000 for fundraising offences are available in the Home Office Statistical Bulletin 18/09-Operation of Police Powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation; arrests, outcomes and stops and searches 2008/2009. Page 26, Table 1.10 (a) refers. This is available on the Home Office website via the following link:
From September 2001 to 2009, a total of 11 people were convicted under section 15 to 19 TACT 2000 offences. The following table contains the relevant figures. No figures are available prior to this date.
|Numbers of individuals convi cted of sections 15-19 TACT 2000- -fundraising offences
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were convicted of (a) each category of terrorism offence and (b) terrorism offences involving the internet in each year since 1998. 
(a) Figures on the number of people convicted under each category of terrorism offence from September 2001 to 2009 are available in the Home Office Statistical Bulletin 18/09-Operational of Police Powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and Subsequent Legislation; Arrests, Outcomes and Stops and Searches 2008-09. This is available on the Home Office website via the following link:
The information includes those convicted of offences under terrorism legislation as well as under non-terrorism legislation for terrorist-related offences. Tables 1.10 (a) and 1.10 (b) illustrate the principal offences of which suspects were convicted.
(b) Information on the number of individuals convicted of terrorism offences involving the internet from 1998 is not available. Offences relating to the dissemination of terrorist material and the glorification of terrorist acts on the internet were introduced under the Terrorism Act 2006 Part one, sections 1 and 2.
Statistics preceding the Terrorism Act 2000, covering the period up to February 2001 are available in the Home Office Statistical Bulletin 16/01. This is available on the Home Office website via the following link:
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contracts with a monetary value of over £2 million the UK Border Agency and its predecessors have signed in each of the last five years. 
|Total number of contracts over £2 million let by UKBA for the year
Mr. Woolas: The amount spent on first class rail travel during the calendar year 2009 was £1,013,841. The amount spent on first class air travel during the calendar year was £10,936. Figures over a longer period are not available as the UK Border Agency changed the contractor through whom travel is booked in December 2008. To seek data from the previous contractor would incur a disproportionate cost.
Because the UK Border Agency's work is national and indeed international in scope, it is necessary in some cases for staff to travel in order to facilitate that work. All travel is undertaken in accordance with the
civil service management and ministerial codes which include limited circumstances in which first class travel will be permitted.
The UK Border Agency is focused on driving down the cost of travel expenditure. In addition the Home Office has a travel contract that enables significant savings to be achieved compared with the standard price of UK rail travel.
Jim Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many EU workers were registered in the Worker Registration scheme in each local authority in the North East in (a) March 2007, (b) March 2008, (c) March 2009 and (d) the latest period for which figures are available. 
Mr. Austin Mitchell: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether any action has been taken against Anne Street Partners Limited and its directors in respect of the accounts it has filed for the period to 30 September 2008. 
The accounts the company filed on 30 July 2009 are abbreviated accounts, which have been accepted by Companies House as complying with the requirements of the Companies Act 1985. If any person believes the accounts are deficient they may write to Mr. Mark Youde, Companies House, Crown Way, Cardiff, CF14 3UZ; e-mail address:
Mr. Austin Mitchell: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether Astraporta (UK) Limited filed its accounts for the period to 30 September 2008 within the statutory period provided for in the Companies Act 2006. 
Astraporta (UK) Limited has not filed its accounts for 30 September 2008. The company went into liquidation in March 2009 and it was not required
to file accounts from that point on. The company came out of Liquidation in November 2009 and is due to be struck off on 1 March 2010.
Mr. Austin Mitchell: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether Bearwood Holdings Limited filed its accounts for the period to 30 September 2008 within the statutory period provided for in the Companies Act 2006. 
Ian Lucas: Bearwood Holdings Limited has not filed its accounts for 30 November 2008. The company went into liquidation in March 2009 and it was not required to file accounts from that point on. The company came out of liquidation in November 2009 and is due to be struck off on 1 March 2010.
Mr. Sanders: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many small businesses in each constituency in the south-west have applied for financial assistance under the (a) Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme and (b) Capital Enterprise Scheme since its inception; and how many such applications were granted. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: Under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee, as of 27 January, 744 businesses in the south-west region have drawn down loans totalling £66.38 million. The figures for each individual constituency in the South West region will be deposited in the Library of the House. Businesses may apply for a loan from any one of the participating lenders who will assess which form of lending, including the Enterprise Finance Guarantee, is most appropriate. We do not hold figures for those businesses which are instead offered a normal commercial loan, or are rejected for failing to meet the lender's commercial criteria.
With respect to the Capital for Enterprise Fund equity scheme, CfEF received 77 enquiries from businesses in the south-west seeking investment to the value of £84.3 million. Thus far, no businesses have received investment, two businesses have agreed terms on investments with a value £4 million, one business has been offered investment totalling £2 million and one proposition is under active consideration with a value of £1.3 million. The remaining inquiries are either being considered subject to further information to be supplied by the applicant or have been rejected or withdrawn. I am not providing a breakdown by parliamentary constituency or local authority as this could make it possible to identify the individual companies that have received support.
|Offered: South West, offered 27 January 2010
|Count of loan amount
|Sum of loan amount (£ million)