§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to whom his Department distributes expenditure on research and development; how many staff are employed as a result; and how many research establishments(a) the Department and (b) its agencies have in England and Wales. 
§ Paul Goggins
The Home Office funds research by the department's Research Development and Statistics Directorate, which undertakes a wide range of research supporting the development of policy. There are also a number of directorates who conduct physical science research including the Police Scientific Development Branch. Scientific and social research is also commissioned by the Home Office policy directorates and its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies.
The total number of Home Office staff involved in research and development in England and Wales is 1,135. A breakdown of these organisations, the staff numbers and the location of the organisation follows.
The regions listed in the table correspond to the boundaries of the Government Offices:
Home Office Directorate/Agency Number of staff London Research Development Statistics 436 Communications — Crime Reduction 2 Correctional Services 10 Immigration Nationality Directorate 21 Forensic Science Service 1 Criminal Records Bureau 5 Security Service — Police Scientific Development Branch — Youth Justice Board 2 Police Information Technology Organisation 386 Prison Service 12 Science Policy Unit 8 Dangerous and severe personality disorder programme 2 Total 885 South East Research Development Statistics 3 Police Scientific Development Branch 41 Total 44 South West Research Development Statistics 3 Total 3 West Midlands Research Development Statistics 3 Forensic Science Service 30 Total 33 East Midlands Research Development Statistics 3 Prison Service 6 Total 9 North West Research Development Statistics 3 Criminal Records Bureau — Total 3
Home Office Directorate/Agency Number of staff North East Research Development Statistics 4 Total 4 Yorkshire and Humherside Research Development Statistics 4 Total 4 East Research Development Statistics 3 Police Scientific Development Branch 143 Total 146 Wales Research Development Statistics 4 Total 4
The numbers of staff given are only those connected with research