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Mr. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what the average pension paid to people in (a) Scotland and (b) the UK from (i) the Mineworkers' Pension Scheme and (ii) the British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme is; 
Mr. Redwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the trips he has undertaken on official business to foreign countries, with the total cost of travel and accommodation for him and his party. 
Mr. Byers [holding answer 22 January 2001]: In relation to my overseas travel in 1999-2000, I refer the right hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Rochford and Southend, East (Sir T. Taylor) on 8 January 2001, Official Report, column 364W.
Mr. Charles Clarke: In September 2000, 13,809 offenders were liable for registration, of which over 97 per cent. had registered as required. Figures are collated on a quarterly basis. It is not currently possible to produce a breakdown of aggregated data on a national basis about those who are registered--for example, the percentage who are female, although sentencing statistics indicate these are likely to form a very small percentage of the total. Such information can only be extracted locally by the police using manual means.
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Mr. Colman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications have been received from Tibetan asylum seekers since 1 May 1997; how many of these have been successful; and if he will make a statement on the Government's policy in relation to asylum seekers from Tibet. 
Mr. Hawkins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations and from whom he has received in the past 12 months on solutions to the drugs problems in Weston-super-Mare. 
Mr. Charles Clarke: So far as can be ascertained, my Department has within this period answered two letters from residents of Weston-super-Mare offering opposing views on the legalisation of cannabis.
Drug Action Teams (DATs) have been set up across the country to deliver the Government's Anti Drugs Strategy, "Tackling Drugs to Build a Better Britain" at the local level. It is the responsibility of these local teams to assess the extent of drug misuse in their area and to plan and implement action to tackle it. The Home Office Drugs Prevention Advisory Service has a copy of the North Somerset action plan. I understand that the DAT has proposed a research study by the University of Bath in response to local concerns about offenders and homelessness, which it is suggested are linked to the number of residential rehabilitation units based in Weston-super-Mare.
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with DAT members to discuss particular issues or to find out more about the work of the DAT. The first for the North Somerset DAT was held in November and these will continue on a bi-monthly basis. North Somerset DAT has also produced a media strategy, 'To proactively engage the media on substance use/misuse issues and DAT work', and so achieves wide local coverage of drugs issues.
Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for naturalisation on grounds of residence were granted within (a) six months, (b) nine months and (c) 12 months of the date of application in (i) 1997, (ii) 1998, (iii) 1999 and (iv) 2000; and if he will make a statement. 
Mrs. Roche [holding answer 29 January 2001]: The information is given in the table. The data are not available for part of the years 1997 and 2000, due to intermittent problems with Information Technology and operator error, but nevertheless comparisons can be made. The table includes only applications made under Section 6(1) of the British Nationality Act 1981, based on five years' residence in the United Kingdom.
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Mr. Redwood: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the right hon. Member for Hartlepool (Mr. Mandelson) will change his chauffeur driven Jaguar for a different official car. 
Mr. Straw: It is not our policy to comment on the protection arrangements for individuals, as to do so would compromise their security. Protective arrangements for public figures are regularly reviewed in the light of the threat from terrorism and other continuing risks.
Mr. Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to review the funding formula for allocating resources to police forces in England and Wales; and what weighting is given to social deprivation factors in the existing funding formula. 
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Various indicators are used in the calculation of the police funding formula. These indicators include population, unemployment levels and other socio-economic factors, and show the type of data that influence funding distribution through the formula.
The predicted workload for each force, over a range of different service elements or components, is estimated each year on the basis of these indicators and forms the basis for distribution of funding.
Mr. Pond: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will publish the Prison Service's Corporate Plan for 2001-02 to 2003-04 and Business Plan and key performance indicators for 2001-02. 
Mr. Boateng: The Prison Service Corporate Plan for 2001-02 to 2003-04 and Business Plan for 2001-02, which includes the key performance indicators, has been published today and copies have been placed in the Library.
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