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Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what was the average amount received by (a) former grant-maintained primary schools and (b) former grant-maintained secondary schools as a result of cash protection in 1999-2000 expressed (i) in cash terms and (ii) on a per pupil basis. 
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(2) To nearest £100
Mr. Caplin: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he plans to make benefit entitlement for those aged over 60 years dependent on their willingness to take up employment. 
Mr. Blunkett: The Performance and Innovation Unit report, "Winning the Generation Game", published last month made 75 recommendations about improving people's opportunity to contribute to society in their later working years. This included a recommendation that the over-60s exemption from JSA be removed as pension ages are equalised between 2010 and 2020. However, the Government have no plans before then to introduce forms of conditionality for older workers which would move beyond the requirement to attend for interview and advice on employment prospects and benefit from the generous programme of measures we have introduced to make work pay for the over-50s. Consideration of how the recommendations will be implemented will be taken in due course and will seek to build on the clear philosophy and policy already set out by the Government.
Mr. McWalter: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he plans to provide assistance to householders in rural areas of Northern Ireland who do not have access to mains water and sewerage connections. 
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£2,900 to £5,000. The reasonable cost limit for connection to the public sewers will also be increased from £2,300 to £4,000. This will enable nearly a third of all homes at present without running water--an estimated 6,000 in total--to link with the mains water and sewerage systems for the first time.
Technical constraints mean it will still be impossible to connect some remote homes to mains supplies. These homes will continue to rely on private water supplies, some of which may not be entirely satisfactory. I have therefore instructed my officials to explore whether it would be possible to provide some form of assistance to help people who live in these remote dwellings to improve the quality of their private supplies.
The maximum cost allowances available for the connection of new properties to mains water and sewerage services are currently under review. Revised charging guidelines for the provision of water and sewerage infrastructure to new properties will be introduced on 1 January 2001.
In the interim, the current maximum cost allowances of £2,900 for connection to mains water supplies, and £2,300 for connection to public sewerage services will continue to be applied to all properties.
Ms Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when the Northern Ireland Prison Service intends to publish its 2000 to 2003 Corporate and Business Plan; and what performance targets have been set for 2000 to 2001. 
1. To ensure 100 per cent. security for prisoners in high and top risk categories.
2. To ensure at least 99.5 per cent. security for prisoners in medium and low risk categories.
3. To ensure that the number of assaults by prisoners on staff is less than the 1999-2000 level of 9.4 per 100 prisoners.
4. To ensure that the number of assaults by prisoners on prisoners is less than the 1999-2000 level of 9.5 per 100 prisoners.
5. To achieve an 80 per cent. utilisation of available places in education, and training and employment workshops.
6. To ensure that an average of at least 50 per cent. of the eligible prison population is working to a sentence plan.
7. To evaluate the system of booked visits and, if appropriate, introduce to a second establishment by March 2001.
8. To achieve an average of at least five days development and training per member of staff.
9. To ensure that the average cost per prisoner place does not exceed the range £76,000-£81,000.
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(a) employees, (b) contractors, (c) those applying for employment and contracts and (d) other persons. 
Mr. Vaz: We have approved the export to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) of 18 sets of protective body armour and helmets for use by BACTEC International Ltd., an organisation engaged in humanitarian demining activities in Kosovo on behalf of the United Nations Interim Administration in Kosovo (UNMIK).
These goods are on the Military List. UN Security Council resolution UNSCR 1160 (1998) imposed an arms embargo on the FRY. The only exception to this embargo is that in UNSCR 1244 (1999), which provides that prohibitions imposed by UNSCR 1160 shall not apply to the sale or supply of arms and related material for use by the international civil and security presence in Kosovo. We have notified the UN Sanctions Committee of this export and they have raised no objection. The export of the equipment required for demining purposes is not prohibited by the EU arms embargo.
Mr. Vaz: Policy on the interception of communications is a matter for member states. There are, however, some areas which may impinge on surveillance and interception related matters, such as data protection, in which the EU has a legitimate interest. It is the long-standing policy of the British Government, as of many other governments, not to comment on alleged interception activity.
Dr. Tonge: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received from Governments other than that of the United States concerning the recent US proposal to provide a Supplemental Document and a Rule to Article 98 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. 
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Mr. Spellar: I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to him on 11 April 2000, Official Report, column 112W, by the Minster of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Neath (Mr. Hain).
Mr. Quentin Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the supplies of training ammunition held by Challenger II tanks in Bosnia and Kosovo. 
Mr. Spellar: Challenger II has only recently been introduced to Kosovo and is being introduced to Bosnia shortly. The supplies of training ammunition held by units for use by main battle tanks in Bosnia and Kosovo are entirely adequate for their needs. The facilities and opportunities for training in Bosnia are good, but the operational environment in Kosovo does not currently afford such good opportunities.
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