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Mr Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) cautioned, (b) charged and (c) given a penalty notice for disorder for selling alcohol to people under the age of 18 years in each London borough in each of the last five years. 
James Brokenshire: The number of penalty notices for disorder (PNDs) issued and the number proceeded against for 'selling alcohol to persons aged under 18', in London (Metropolitan and City of London police force area combined), 2004 to 2008 (latest available) can be viewed in the table. Data on the number of cautions issued in London are not available.
Information held centrally does not allow a breakdown of cases by borough of London area, therefore Metropolitan and City of London Police Force Area data has been provided in lieu. Court proceedings data for 2009 are planned for publication in October 2010.
|Number of penalty notices for disorder (PNDs) issued the number of persons cautioned and proceeded against( 1) for selling alcohol to persons aged under 18( 2) in London( 3) from 2004 - 08( 4)|
|(1) The statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences the principal offence is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.|
(2) Includes the following offences:
(a) Holder of occasional permission or his agent knowingly selling to, knowingly allow consumption by or allowing any person to sell, intoxicating liquor to a person under 18. Selling etc. intoxicating liquor to person under 18 for consumption on the premises.
(b) Wholesaler selling intoxicating liquor to a person under 18.
(c) Sale of alcohol to person under 18.
(d) Allowing sale of alcohol to person under 18.
(e) Persistently selling alcohol to children.
(3) Includes the City of London and Metropolitan police force.
(4) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 6 July 2010, Official Report, column 195W, on asylum: domestic violence, what timetable she has set for the (a) full evaluation and (b) publication of the report on the pilot project; against what criteria the pilot will be assessed; and what steps her department is taking to make interim arrangements for those with no recourse to public funds. 
Damian Green: A Home Office pilot project for victims of domestic violence with no recourse to public funds commenced in November 2009 and was scheduled to run to the end of August 2010. On 16 July, the Home Secretary announced an extension to the pilot until the end of March 2011 and a commitment to find a long-term funding solution to the issue. The pilot is monitored on a monthly basis and a full evaluation will take place following completion of the pilot.
Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 138W, on British nationality: overseas students, whether time spent on a student visa counts towards the qualifying period for UK citizenship. 
Damian Green: The position has not changed. Time spent in the United Kingdom on a student visa can count towards the residence requirements for naturalisation if a person meets the statutory requirements on the date of application.
Mr Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will bring forward proposals to treat anti-Semitic crimes as distinct from other crimes of racial hatred; what recent representations she has received on this issue; and if she will make a statement. [R] 
James Brokenshire: The Government are committed to tackling hate crime. The police, CPS and courts have a wide range of legal powers to deal with racial and religious hatred and incitement to hatred. We currently have no plans to bring forward proposals to treat anti-Semitic crimes as distinct from other crimes of racial hatred. We have not received any recent representations on this specific issue.
The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) National Community Tension Team collect anti-Semitic data. We are working with them to assess whether it is possible to publish this.
Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations she has received on the deportation of Florence and Precious Mhango. 
Damian Green: I cannot comment on individual cases. However, Home Office Ministers expect families who have been told by our courts that they have no basis to remain in the UK to leave voluntarily. Where they refuse to do so their removal may be enforced.
Tessa Munt: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department from what date children will no longer be detained for immigration purposes; and if she will make a statement. 
Damian Green: This Government are committed to ending the detention of children for immigration purposes. We want to replace the current system with something that ensures that families with no right to be in this country return in a more dignified manner. I have asked for a review to identify ways in which this could be achieved. An announcement on the way forward will be made once that process is complete.
Gareth Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to end the retention of Domestic violence 
James Brokenshire: Since the 30 March 2009 the DNA profiles of all children under 10 in England and Wales has been removed from the National DNA Database and no further DNA has been retained.
The Government are currently consulting on the retention of DNA as part of the "Your Freedom" website. We will be considering the responses before bringing forward provisions in the Freedom Bill in the first Session.
Mr Bone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons identified as trafficked into the UK and not eligible for the National Referral Mechanism were deported in each of the last five years. 
Damian Green: Anyone who claims to be a victim of trafficking or is identified by front line agencies such as the police, local authorities or UK Border Agency as being a potential victim of trafficking is eligible to enter the National Referral Mechanism (NRM).
There is currently no record of any enforced returns of individuals conclusively found to be victims of trafficking to their country of origin since the NRM came into force on 1 April 2009.
Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people resident in Scotland applied for an identity card. 
Damian Green: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 16 June 2010, Official Report, column 434W.
Mr Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on steps to counter illegal immigration. 
Damian Green: The five year plan of the coalition Government shows that we are committed to striking at the heart of illegal immigration and tackling those who break the rules. This includes using intelligence to target terrorist suspects, known criminals and would be illegal immigrants before they cross the border. All passengers arriving in the United Kingdom are checked against Watchlists. We will continue to utilise the latest technology to ensure our border checks remain robust. We will increase public confidence in the immigration system by removing those who have no right to be here more efficiently, and speeding up the processing of asylum claims. We will continue to work closely with our UK and international partners to ensure long term success in fighting illegal immigration.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people in (a) Weaver
Vale constituency, (b) Cheshire, (c) the North West and (d) the UK were refused indefinite leave to remain in each year since 1997; 
(2) how many people in (a) Weaver Vale constituency, (b) Cheshire, (c) the North West and (d) the UK were refused asylum in each year since 1997; 
(3) how many people in (a) Weaver Vale constituency, (b) Cheshire, (c) the North West and (d) the UK were refused further leave to remain in each year since 1997; 
(4) how many people living in (a) Weaver Vale constituency, (b) Cheshire, (c) the North West and (d) the UK were removed from the UK in each year since 1997; 
(5) how many people in (a) Weaver Vale constituency, (b) Cheshire, (c) the North West and (d) the UK were granted further leave to remain in the UK in each year since 1997; 
(6) how many people in (a) Weaver Vale constituency, (b) Cheshire, (c) the North West and (d) the UK were granted asylum in each year since 1997; 
(7) how many people were granted indefinite leave to remain in (a) Weaver Vale constituency, (b) Cheshire, (c) the North West and (d) the UK in each year since 1997. 
Damian Green: Information has been requested for Weaver Vale constituency and Cheshire.
While UKBA holds information on the number of grants, refusals and removals relating to specific areas we do not produce regular reports broken down in this manner. Therefore, to provide information for these areas would be at a disproportionate cost.
We are, however, able to provide all of this data for the UK and for removals and asylum applications for the North West as shown in the following tables.
We have assumed the 'North West' to cover the same geographical area as the UKBA North West region. This region was formed following a restructuring of UKBA in 2006; therefore we are only able to report at this level from this time.
It should be noted that whilst the data captures asylum applications processed within the North West, applicants may no longer reside in the region.
The North West region is a processing centre for applications for indefinite leave to remain nationally whilst applications for temporary residence (leave to remain and further leave to remain) are processed nationally in the North East Yorkshire and Humber Region. It is therefore not possible to answer questions one, three, five and seven for North West cases only.
1. Figures rounded to the nearest 5.
2. Removals data includes enforced removals, persons departing voluntarily after notifying the UK Border Agency of their intention to leave prior to their departure, persons leaving under Assisted Voluntary Return programmes run by the International Organization for Migration and since January 2005 persons who it has been established left the UK without informing the immigration authorities.
3. Published statistics report on settlement cases which include ILE and ILR, these cannot be separated.
4. Grants and refusals of FLTR and ILR/ILE include reconsideration cases and the outcomes of appeals and exclude asylum related cases from 2003.
5. Asylum grants and refusals include initial decisions, excluding outcome of appeals or other subsequent decisions.
6. Information on immigration and asylum is published quarterly in the Control of Immigration: Quarterly Statistical Summary United Kingdom which is available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office Research, Development and Statistics Directorate web site at:
|North West breakdown:|
All figures quoted are internal management information only and are subject to change. This information has not been quality assured under National Statistics protocols.
Mr Bone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children accompanying nationals of EEA states were interviewed separately by officials of the UK Border Agency and its predecessors at ports of entry in each of the last five years. 
Damian Green: Records are not held on the number of children who were interviewed separately by officials of the UK Border Agency, where they were accompanied by nationals of EEA states, for each of the last five years. Such information could be obtained only by detailed examination of case records on the UK Border Agency Central Information Database (CID). This could be completed only at disproportionate cost to the agency.
Section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 places a legal duty on border force officers to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children and young people as part of their work.
In carrying out this Section 55 duty, border force officers will make enquiries when any child arrives in the UK unaccompanied, or with a person other than their parent, to ensure they are satisfied that suitable arrangements have been made for the child's reception and welfare in the UK.
There is no mandatory requirement for a European economic area/European Union national child to travel with a letter consenting to their travel, if not travelling with their parents.
Passengers holding EEA passports or identity cards are not subject to immigration control. However, they are required to satisfy a border force officer as to their nationality and identity.
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) adults and (b) children were held in detention under immigration laws in each of the last 12 months. 
Damian Green: The requested information is not available. The following table shows the number of persons entering detention in each of the last 12 months for which figures have been published.
Information on detention relating to the second quarter 2010 will be available in the Control of Immigration: Quarterly Statistical Summary, United Kingdom, April-June 2010 on 26 August 2010 in the Library of the House and the Home Office's Research, Development and Statistics website at:
I recently announced a review into the detention of children for asylum purposes so it can be brought to an end this summer. We have already ended the overnight detention of children at Dungavel.
|Persons entering detention( 1, 2) he ld solely under Immigration Act powers, by age( 3) , (excluding Harwich), by month April 2009 to March 2010( 4, 5) United Kingdom|
|Number of persons|
|Persons entering detention|
|Total detainees||Adults( 3)||Under 5 years||5-11 years||12-16 years||16 years||Total|
|(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 maybe subject to change.|
(2) 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, but has subsequently been re-detained.
(3) Recorded age at the start of their period of detention. Figures for children will overstate if any applicants aged 18 or over claim to be younger.
(4) Figures rounded to the nearest 5 ('-' = 0, * = 1 or 2) and may not sum to the totals shown because of independent rounding. Figures exclude persons recorded as entering Harwich Short Term Holding Facility, police cells and Prison Service establishments, those recorded as detained under both criminal and immigration powers and their dependants.
(5) Figures include dependants.
Mr Bone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were deported from the UK to each country of destination in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement. 
Damian Green: The following table shows the number of removals and voluntary departures, by country of destination, 2005-09.
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 from the United Kingdom( 1, 2) , by country of destination, 2005-09( 3, 5)|
|Number of departures|
|Country of destination( 4)||2005||2006||2007||2008( 5)||2009( 5)|
|(1) Figures rounded to the nearest 5 ('-' = 0, * = 1 or 2) and may not sum to the totals shown because of independent rounding.|
(2) Includes enforced removals, persons departing voluntarily after notifying the UK Border Agency of their intention to leave prior to their departure, persons leaving under Assisted Voluntary Return Programmes run by the International Organization for Migration and persons who it has been established left the UK without informing the immigration authorities. Figures include dependants.
(3) Figures include dependants.
(4) Destination as recorded on source database.
(5 )Provisional figures. Removals and voluntary departures recorded on the system as at the dates on which the data extracts were taken. Figures will under record due to data cleansing and data matching exercises that take place after the extracts are taken.
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