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Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the proportion of staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies managed out in the last five years who remain working in the public sector. 
Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) mobile telephones and (b) Blackberrys were provided to (i) Ministers and (ii) special advisers in his Department in 2009; and at what cost to the public purse. 
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in each of the last five years for which information is available; what proportion of the total workforce they represented; what the total amount of bonuses paid was; what the largest single payment was; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Woolas: Non-consolidated performance payments are an integral element of the staff reward package in the Home Office. They have to be re-earned each year and do not add to future pay bill and pensions costs.
The Home Office (including the United Kingdom Border Agency), as part of its annual pay arrangements, pays end-of-year non-consolidated performance-related payments to up to 35 per cent. of its staff. There are separate arrangements for the Department's senior staff, which are set by the Prime Minister for the whole senior civil service, following independent advice from the Senior Salaries Review Body.
|Number of staff in post||Total number of staff in receipt||Largest single award (£000)||Total paid (£ million)||Total salary bill for year (£ million)||Average payment (£)||Payments as % of salary bill|
1. The 2008-09 figure is the figure at end September 2008.
2. The 2009-10 figure is the Home Office internal headcount at 31 July 2008.
3. The 2009-10 salary figure is the current year end estimate.
The staff in post figures come from ONS Headcount statistics.
It is also possible to give one-off special payments to members of staff in-year to reward exceptional achievements on a project or programme. In 2007, 3,702 staff received such a payment at a total cost of
£2.56 million; in 2008, 2,863 staff received such a payment at a cost of £1.16 million. Figures for 2009-10 are not yet available. Figures for previous years cannot be provided except at disproportionate cost.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign prisoners convicted of an offence of (a) illegal gun possession and (b) drug dealing have been deported to their country of origin in each year since 1998. 
Alan Johnson: The UK Border Agency is committed to ensuring that we remove those foreign nationals who pose a risk of harm to our society. We are targeting the most harmful first and any non-EEA national who receives a custodial sentence of 12 months or more is now subject to automatic deportation proceedings. In addition any non-EEA national who goes to prison for serious drug and gun offences no matter how long their sentence, will face deportation action as well as those, no matter the type of crime, who have received several custodial sentences totalling 12 months or more. EEA nationals convicted of gun or drugs offences will face deportation action if they are sentenced to 12 months or more in prison.
In her letter to the Home Affairs Committee in July 2009 the chief executive stated that of the 5,400 foreign criminals removed or deported in 2008, 1,600 were drug offenders; more than 550 were convicted of the production or supply of drugs, over 350 convicted of possession with intent to supply drugs and over 600 were convicted of the importation of drugs. In a letter of October 2009 she further advised that of the 2,560 foreign criminals removed in quarters 1 to 2 of 2009, 680 drug offenders removed; 316 were convicted of the production or supply of drugs, over 140 convicted of possession with intent to supply drugs, and over 200 were convicted of the importation of drugs. The UK Border Agency does not routinely record the number of foreign nationals removed following a conviction for 'illegal gun possession'. Figures for 1998 to 2007 are not available.
The Home Office publishes statistics on the number of persons removed or departed voluntarily from the UK on a quarterly and annual basis, which are available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office's Research, Development and Statistics website at:
|Removals and voluntary departures( 1) , by type, nationals of Sri Lanka, May 2009 to September 2009|
|Number of departures( 2)|
|May 2009( 3)||June 2009( 3)||July 2009( 3)||August 2009( 3)||September 2009( 3)||Total( 3)|
|(1) Figures are rounded to the nearest 5 (-= 0, *= 1 or 2) and may not sum to the totals shown because of independent rounding.|
(2) Removals and voluntary departures recorded on the system as at the dates on which the data extracts were taken.
(3) Provisional figures. Figures will under record due to data cleansing and data matching exercises that take place after the extracts are taken.
(4) Persons leaving under Assisted Voluntary Return programmes run by the International Organization for Migration. May include some on-entry cases and some cases where enforcement action has been initiated.
(5) Figures include persons departing voluntarily after enforcement action had been initiated against them, cases dealt with at juxtaposed controls, removals performed by Immigration Officers at ports using enforcement powers and since 2005 a small number of cases who it has been established left the UK without informing the immigration authorities.
Mr. Woolas: As at 18 December 2009 there were 152 Sri Lankans in prison establishments. This includes those held under the Immigration Act 1971 (including those in the immigration removal centres Dover, Haslar and Lindholme) as well as those held on remand or serving custodial sentences. This figure was published in the December 2009 monthly population bulletin on the HM Prison Service website:
As at 30 September 2009 there were 45 Sri Lankans detained in the United Kingdom solely under Immigration Act Powers. Of these, 20 were detained in Dover, Haslar and Lindholme. These figures have been rounded to the nearest five consistent with the usual publication practice. Information on persons detained under Immigration Act powers is published in the Control of Immigration: Quarterly Statistical Summary, United Kingdom-3rd Quarter 2009 publication which is available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office's Research, Development and Statistics website at:
Mr. Alan Campbell: The National DNA Database (NDNAD) does not contain information about criminal records, as this is not necessary for its function of matching DNA from crime scenes with DNA from individuals. Criminal record information is held on the Police National Computer (PNC). The first conviction in a case where DNA profiling was used occurred in 1988. Between this date and the establishment of the NDNAD in 1995, DNA profiling was applied in a relatively small number of cases. We do not have any records of DNA operations which indicate how many criminals convicted during this period had given a DNA sample.
Data obtained from the PNC on 31 March 2009 indicates that there were 2,312,289 persons with a record on PNC added by an English or Welsh force who had a conviction, caution, reprimand or final warning, but no record on NDNAD. This includes individuals who have records relating to convictions, etc, before 1995.
Breakdowns of the number of persons with a record of a conviction, caution, reprimand or final warning on PNC, which show (a) that the conviction, etc, occurred before 1995, and (b) that the person either does or does not have a record on the NDNAD, could only be produced at disproportionate cost.
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people under (a) 16, (b) 18 and (c) 21 years old had their profile stored on the National DNA Database on 1 January 2010. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: The figures given in the table show the number of subject profiles held on the National DNA Database (NDNAD) as at 31 December 2009 for police forces in England and Wales. It is broken down by current age for people aged under 16, under 18 and under 21 years old.
The number of subject profiles is not the same as the number of individuals. A proportion of DNA profiles held on the NDNAD are replicates, that is, a profile for a person has been loaded on more then one occasion (this may be because the person gave different names, or different versions of their name, on separate arrests, or because of upgrading of profiles). As at 31 December 2009, it was estimated that 13.9 per cent. of profiles held on the NDNAD are replicates. As the replication rate is calculated across the entire database, it is not possible to apply it to the number of profiles in each age group, to provide the number of individuals in that group.
The data presented are based on a snapshot of the NDNAD as at 31 December 2009. The data on the NDNAD are constantly changing as records are added and removed, hence the figures are a snapshot of contents at a single point in time. The data are management information and have not been formally assessed for compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.
|Subject profiles held on the NDNAD taken by police forces in England and Wales as at 31 December 2009, broken down by current age|
|Current age||Number of s ubject profiles|
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