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Column 547Eastern Region :
Chelmsford town centre; Ely town centre, Cambridgeshire; Peterborough town centre; Stevenage town centre and car parks; Hitchin town centre and Letchworth business centre; Harlow town centre; Thetford, Breckland; and Hadleigh and Sudbury town centres. East Midlands:
Boston town centre, Lincolnshire; Kirton (nr Boston) town centre; Illkeston town centre; Moira town centre; Donington town centre; Loughborough town centre; Mansfield shopping centre; Market Harborough town centre; Gainsborough industrial estates; and Kettering town centre.
Bodmin town centre; Cirencester market place, car parks and bus station; Falmouth town centre; Newquay tourism areas; Truro town centre; Salisbury town centre; Torquay town centre; West Wiltshire mobile system; Gloucester city centre; Tiverton business park and town centre; Crown Glass centre, Nailsea, Bristol; Boscombe town centre; and Clifton, Bristol car parks and shopping centre.
Colwyn Bay town centre; Cwmbran town centre; West Glamorgan mobile CCTV; Rhondda residential area; and Haverford West town centre.
Mr. Donohoe: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department spent on public relations during the financial year 1993 94; how much contracts with the private sector cost; and if he will list the activities covered by these contracts. 
Mr. Howard: My Department did not employ any public relations agencies in 1993 94. The publicity budget was used to fund public interest advertising campaigns and a range of support material. These campaigns were listed in the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Truro (Mr. Taylor) on 16 February 1994 at columns 801 3.
Mr. Redmond: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the rate of remuneration for members of police committees. 
Mr. Maclean: Councillor and independent members of new police authorities may claim a member allowance of £15 per hour for time spent on police authority business, up to a limit of £120 a day and £3,000 per year--£6,000 per year in the case of the chairman of the authority.
Magistrate members of new police authorities will, as at present, be able to claim financial loss allowance at the rates payable to them as magistrates. That is:
£24.72 (£32.96 for the self employed) for up to 4 hours. £49.44 (£65.92 for the self employed) for over 4 hours and up to 24 hours.
Full details of the allowances regime for members of new police authorities are set out in the Home Office circular letter dated 5 August 1994, a copy of which is in the Library.
Mr. Barry Field: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many additional police constables the new financial arrangements will allow for in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. 
Mr. Maclean: The spending power of Hampshire police authority will increase by £16 million in 1995 96.
Column 548It is for the chief constable and the police authority to decide on how to allocate available resources between priorities, and to decide to what extent money should be spent on extra constables. The average full cost of a police officer in provincial forces in England and Wales is £42,000.
Ms Hodge: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what requirement there is for the police to return property to a defendant where that property is held as possible evidence. 
Mr. Maclean: Code of practice B issued under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 provides that anything lawfully seized by a police officer may be retained only for as long as is necessary in the circumstances. It may be retained, among other purposes, for use as evidence at a trial. Property must not be retained where a photograph or copy of the item would suffice.
A person seeking return of property seized by the police may make application to a magistrates' court under the Police (Property) Act 1897 for its possession.
Mr. Day: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much revenue has been collected for each year since 1990 through fines resulting form (a) speeding offences detected by automatic speed cameras and (b) all other speeding offences. 
Mr. Maclean: The information requested is not available. However, information available to me suggests that some £13.3 million was ordered to be paid in fines for speeding offences in England and Wales in 1991, £12.7 million in 1992 and £12.5 million in 1993.
Mr. Hinchliffe: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his latest estimate of costs resulting from the policing of protests related to the export of veal calves from the United Kingdom. 
Mr. Maclean [holding answer 27 March 1995]: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to a question from the hon. Member for Stoke on Trent, North (Ms Walley) on 24 March at column 374 .
Ms Mowlam: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will provide results of the success of the green housekeeping action plan and the other schemes in (a) the Northern Ireland Office and (b) each of the other Government departments in Northern Ireland. 
Mr. Moss: All Government Departments in Northern Ireland have adopted the green housekeeping approach and many measures have been implemented successfully.
Significant success has been achieved in the areas of energy efficiency and recycling.
Column 549Over the first three years of the UK wide energy efficiency campaign to reduce energy consumption within the public sector by 15 per cent., Northern Ireland achieved an 8.12 per cent. improvement in energy performance £/m . Work will continue to implement fully the strategy for the public sector campaign.
Paper recycling has been introduced throughout the entire Northern Ireland civil service, with most offices now having introduced schemes for the recycling of normal "basket" waste paper and a single tender has been awarded for the shredding and pulping of classified material.
Other recycling schemes include the letting of a contract for the collection and recycling of ink/toner cartridges from personal computers.
Ms Mowlam: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will set out the cost of implementing the green housekeeping action plan and similar environmental schemes in (a) the Northern Ireland Office and (b) each of the other Government Departments in Northern Ireland. 
Mr. Moss: There are no separate budgets assigned to green housekeeping activities within the Northern Ireland Office and other Government Departments as these, to a large extent, formalise good management practice. Costs are absorbed within existing budgets for buildings repair and maintenance, and the purchase of equipment etc. Green housekeeping measures do not always incur a cost since for example, the shredding and pulping of waste paper instead of incineration provides both financial savings and environmental improvements.
Ms Mowlam: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will provide a list (a) of the Property owned by the Northern Ireland Office and leased out and (b) of the property leased by the Northern Ireland Office. 
Sir John Wheeler: The Northern Ireland Office either leases or owns various properties, most of which are used for official business but there are a number of residential properties.
The Northern Ireland Office does not lease out any of the property owned by the department.
Disclosure of the details of the properties is not considered advisable on grounds of personal security.
Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what is the fully allocated cost for the provision of a continuing care bed for (a) a frail elderly person and (b) an elderly dementia sufferer in (i) an NHS hospital and (ii) a residential bed provided by social services. 
Mr. Moss: This information could be supplied only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Morley: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many cases of goat pox were reported in each year since 1985. 
Mr. Ancram: None. There has never been a case of goat pox in Northern Ireland.
Mr. Nicholls: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his answer of 15 March, Official Report , column 63 , regarding water and sewerage charges paid by his Department, if he will define disproportionate cost. 
Mr. Moss: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the then Financial Secretary to the Treasury on 18 February 1993, Official Report , columns 313-14 to my hon. Friend the Member for Chelmsford (Mr. Burns).
Mr. Milburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which management consultants have been employed by his Department to assist in the assessment of applications by NHS units for trust status; how much each was paid; and how many assessments they undertook in each wave. 
Mr. Moss [holding answer 27 March 1995]: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to him on 19 July 1994 by my hon. Friend the Member for Devizes (Mr. Ancram) Official Report , column 194 . There has since been a fourth wave of applications for health and social services trust status.
Two assessments were made by IHSM Consultants in the fourth wave, for which they were paid a total of £12,470.69. This includes fees and expenses.
Mr. Fisher: To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will list the (a) stage plays, (b) concerts, (c) operas, (d) films and (e) dance performances he has seen since 1 January, together with dates. 
Mr. Dorrell: Since 1 January 1995, I have seen:
a) "An Inspector Calls" Aldwych Theatre, London, 16
"The Knocky" Royal Court Theatre, London, 27 February 1995 "A Christmas Carol" Barbican Theatre, London, 2 March 1995. b) none.
c) "Otello" Royal Opera House, London, 1 February 1995
"Cunning Little Vixen" Coliseum, London, 13 March 1995 d) "The Madness of King George" Lumiere Cinema, London, 19 March 1995.
Mr. Fisher: To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will list the (a) museums, (b) galleries, (c) theatres, (d) arts centres and (e) public libraries he has visited since 1 January, together with dates.
Mr. Dorrell: Since 1 January 1995, I have visited:
a) Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 11 January 1995 and 24 January 1995
Loughborough Carillon Museum, 4 February 1995
The Exploratory, Bristol, 6 February 1995
Quarry Bank Mill Trust Ltd. Museum, Cheshire, 10 March
Science Museum, London, 16 March 1995 and 21 March
Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 21 March 1995
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, 21 March 1995
Column 551b) Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, 8 February 1995
Tate Gallery, London, 21 February 1995
RSA, London, 23 February 1995
c) Aldwych Theatre, London, 16 January 1995
Royal Opera House, London, 1 February 1995 and 22
Theatre Royal, Bristol, 6 February 1995
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, 8 February 1995
Royal National Theatre, London, 20 February 1995 and 21 February 1995
Royal Court Theatre, London, 27 February 1995
Barbican Theatre, London, 2 March 1995
Blackpool Grand Theatre, 10 March 1995
Coliseum, London, 23 March 1995
Royal Albert Hall, London, 23 March 1995
d) Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 8 February 1995
Charnwood Arts, Loughborough, 4 February 1995
e) Belgrave Library, Leicester, 6 March 1995
Leicester Central Libraries, 6 March 1995
Mr. Fisher: To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will list the arts organisations with whom he has met since 1 January, together with dates. 
Mr. Dorrell: I meet representatives of arts organisations very frequently. The specific information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Chris Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage (1) what sum has accrued to Camelot Group plc in respect of its operation of the national lottery, arising from its percentage income agreed under its contract; 
(2) what has been the initial outlay of Camelot Group plc on the establishment, administration and promotion of the national lottery since the date of the award of the contract; 
(3) what was the total number of staff employed at the Office of the National Lottery; and what is the total annual cost to the Exchequer of the Office of the National Lottery. 
Mr. Dorrell: The administration costs of the Office of the National Lottery are met from the national lottery distribution fund. The net cost to the Exchequer is therefore nil. I have asked the Director-General to write to the hon. Member on the other matters raised, placing copies of his letter in the Library of the House.
Mr. Redmond: To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will state Mr. Peter Gummer's term of office and salary as head of the Arts Council lottery committee; and what provision has been made for severence pay in the case of early termination of office. 
Mr. Dorrell: Mr. Gummer has been reappointed as a member of the Arts Council of England for a three-year period from 1 April 1995. One of his responsibilities as a member of the Council is to chair the Arts Council's national lottery advisory board. No remuneration is attached to membership of the Arts Council or its advisory committees.
Mr. Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will require Messrs Camelot to publish, on a weekly basis, a statement of revenue, distribution, expenses and retained profit. 
Mr. Dorrell: Camelot Group plc is subject to the provisions of the Companies Acts and is required to lodge accounts with Companies House annually. I have no
Column 552powers to require Camelot to publish information regarding retained profit on any other basis.
Mr. Fisher: To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will list the percentage of receipts from the national lottery being held by Camelot plc each week. 
Mr. Dorrell [holding answer 24 March 1995]: This is a matter for the director-general of the national lottery. I have therefore asked him to write to the hon. Member, placing copies of his letter in the Library of the House.
Mr Chris Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage to whom each of the five lottery distributing bodies are accountable. 
Mr. Dorrell: The 11 national lottery distributing bodies--including the four national arts councils and the four national sports councils--are accountable to Parliament and will be preparing annual reports and accounts which will be laid before Parliament as soon as possible after the end of the financial year.
Mr. Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what is the average period between national lottery competitions held so far and the payment of lottery duty to the Treasury. 
Mr. Heathcoat-Amory: I have been asked to reply.
To date, there have been 15 national lottery competitions for which payment has been received. The average period between the date of the competition and the payment of lottery duty to the Treasury was 27 days.