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Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much money has been spent annually by his Department since 1997 on (a) research into the prevention of intentional injuries, (b) research into the epidemiology, care and rehabilitation of victims of injury and (c) research into the biological mechanisms underlying the injury process and injury treatment. 
Yvette Cooper: The Department's research is conducted into a wide range of areas including head injury, fractures and self-harm. However, information in the form requested could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Fabricant: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much (a) bilateral and (b) European Union aid has been given to Zimbabwe in each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
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Mr. Pike: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations her Department has received from Mozambique about the impact of recent floods; what response has been made; and if she will make a statement. 
Clare Short: Following the immediate relief operation in response to last year's catastrophic floods in Mozambique, my Department has remained engaged in rehabilitation as well as in developing new measures, via the United Nations system, to strengthen both UN and Government of Mozambique contingency arrangements for future disasters. Over the past few months DFID, FCO, MOD, the RNLI and the UK Fire Service have been working together to prepare contingency plans for different emergency scenarios. In addition, we have continued to work closely with the Government of Mozambique's National Directorate of Water to set up early warning flood systems with the UK Met Office.
Following the onset of the current floods, we have switched gear to immediate response operations which are deliberately aimed at preventative rescue and relief, i.e. extricating people before the worst hits them and there is substantial loss of life and suffering. In addition to contributing £250,000 to the Red Cross appeal for Mozambique, we are currently:
Mr. Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what factors he considered before he gave his advice that it would be beneficial for the Cabinet Secretary to accept a lunch invitation from the Hindujas. 
Mr. Wilson: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office considered that accepting such an invitation would be beneficial to British commercial interests in India. The Hinduja group has extensive commercial interests in India.
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Mr. Wilson: The Foreign Secretary raised his deep concern at recent events in Zimbabwe, and his views on the current situation, with the Belgian Foreign Minister before the latter's meeting with President Mugabe on 5 March.
Mr. Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his answer of 6 March 2001, Official Report, column 173W, if he will list those present representing (a) the UK and (b) India at each of the meetings of the UK/India Round Table; and if he will list the recommendations arising from these two meetings. 
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On each occasion, the Round Table made a series of recommendations covering a range of issues which impact on the bilateral relationship--including trade, commerce, investment, IT, media, culture, academic co-operation and visas. A copy of the recommendations will be placed in the Libraries of the Houses of Parliament.
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