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Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many statutes enacted prior to (a) 1997, (b) 1995 and (c) 1990 have sections which have not yet come into force. 
Fiona Mactaggart: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Slough constituency, the effects on Slough of his Department's policies and actions since 2 May 1997. 
Jane Kennedy: The Department has approved eight schemes to improve security, facilities for the disabled and general accommodation at Slough magistrates court. The cost of these schemes was approximately £180,000.
The Slough Community Legal Service Partnership (CLSP) is one of 160 CLSPs throughout England and Wales. Throughout the constituency 12 solicitors firms and two Not For Profit organisations have been awarded contracts. The following organisations have received funding amounting to the contract value of £633,950.58:
Slough Shelter (NFP), SL1 2DJ--deals with housing.
Asghar & Co. (Solicitor), SL1 1EE--deals with family and immigration.
Barrett & Thomson (Solicitor), SL1 1TQ--deals with family and personal injury.
Chambers Solicitors (Solicitors), SL1 1JE--deals with family, welfare benefits, debt, consumer and general contract, immigration and housing.
Ghai & Co. (Solicitors), SL1 2EJ--deals with family.
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Hetherington & Co. (Solicitors), SL1 1TX--deals with family and immigration.
Iliffes Booth Bennett (Solicitors), SL1 1DN--deals with family welfare benefits, housing.
J. R. Hobbs & Co. (Solicitors), SL1 1DH--deals with family.
John Francis & Co. (Solicitors), SL1 1JQ--deals with family.
Kidd Rapinet (Solicitors), SL1 1EL--deals with family and personal injury.
Martin Murray & Associates (Solicitors), SL1 1EL--deals with family and personal injury.
Shelter also offers General Help for Welfare Benefits. A further seven organisations in Slough have applied for (or committed to apply for) the CLS Quality Mark at General Help with casework level. These areas are
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agencies outside England; when they were opened; how many staff are employed in each; and what the cost is to each. 
Ms Armstrong [holding answer 16 January 2001]: The table sets out the offices currently maintained by the Regional Development Agencies outside England, with details of when they were opened, how many staff are employed in each and what the annual cost is to each.
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The table also shows details of other overseas inward investment activity undertaken by RDAs that is being delivered via appointed representatives or marketing agents, which do not incur office costs. Partnership and collaborative working means that the funding from RDAs is greatly enhanced and achieves improved value for money.
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|RDA/ Office location||Opened||Number of employees||Annual cost to RDAs||Other comments|
|Asia Pacific Japan||1983||2 full time||£130,000|
|North West Development Agency:|
|Asia Pacific Japan||Late 1980s||2 part time||£50,000||Also have Marketing Agents since 1993 operating in Taiwan (£20,000)|
|Advantage West Midlands:|
|Europe Brussels||November 2000||6 full time||£170,000||Brussels office is a joint office with West Midlands Local Government Association, Higher Education and others. The total cost is £500,000. Also have one rep in Germany since September 2000, that incurs salary costs only of £80,000.|
|Asia Pacific||One part time rep in Taiwan since April 1998, incurring salary costs only of £40,000; two part time agents in Korea since April 1996, incurring salary costs only of £20,000. From January 2001 six month contract for one rep in Australia incurring salary costs of £65,000.|
|East of England Development Agency:|
|Europe||Contribute 4 per cent. of total cost of office to East of England European Partnership Office in Brussels. The office is sponsored by local authorities and the seven TECS in the region. EEDA's contribution is £12,000.|
|North America||East of England Investment Agency, who carry out inward investment on behalf of EEDA, have a number of strategic alliances overseas, but at negligible cost. There is one part time marketing agent in the USA at an annual cost of £5,000.|
|East Midlands Development Agency:|
|North America||January 1998- September 2000||1 full time||£90,000 to September 2000||From October 2000, became a collaborative office with West Midlands.|
|Europe||Also have two part time agents operating in Germany, incurring salary costs of £28,000|
|Asia Pacific||One part time agent in Taiwan, incurring salary costs of £35,000. Two part time agents in Korea, incurring salary costs of £15,000.|
|South East of England Development Agency:|
|Europe Brussels||September 2000||1 full time||£50,000||Collaborative office with South east local authorities.|
|South West of England Regional Development Agency:|
|Asia Pacific Japan||1990||3 full time|
|North America||(5)£174,000||Also have five staff working from their homes in Sonoma California, Chicago, and Boston. The total cost of American and Japanese operations is £565,000 (£391,000 from public and private sector partners)|
|One North East:|
|Japan||1974||2 full time||£200,000|
|Korea||1990||1 x 0.5||£30,000|
|Taiwan||1989||1 full time||£45,000|
|North of England Collaborative Office:|
|North America (Chicago, Boston(7), Atlanta, West Coast(7))||October 2000||15 full time (projected)||£500,000||Joint operation between; One North East, North West Development Agency and Yorkshire Forward Official Launch February 2001. Total cost of the Collaborative Office is £1 million. 50 per cent. of costs come from other public and private sector funding. Balance met equally between the three RDAs. Operations in Boston and Altanta predate the establishment of the Collaborative Office|
|Midlands Collaborative US Office:|
|North America||4 full time||£330,000|
|Chicago||October 2000||Joint operation between East and West Midlands.|
|San Diego Pittsburgh||October 2000 May 1992||Cost is shared 50:50 to each RDA--includes UK seconded staff costs|
|Midlands Collaborative Japanese Office:|
|Asia Pacific Japan||1997||2 full time 1 part time||£200,000||As above|
|London First Centre:|
|Please note that London First Centre are a private company limited by guarantee, and they carry out inward investment promotion on behalf of London Development Agency.|
|Asia Pacific||No overseas offices, however do use consultants/agents in selected locations. 0.5 of two people in Taiwan since 1998, cost £22,500. 0.5 of one person in Korea since 1998, cost £7,500.|
|North America||Two agents in USA since 1996, cost £165,000.|
(5) Combined cost of American and Japanese operations
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