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Mr. Dalyell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects West Mercia Constabulary to be informed of the DNA test results by the Forensic Science Service in the case of Hilda Murrell; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Charles Clarke [holding answer 23 March 2001]: I understand that the Forensic Science Service anticipate the results of the current round of DNA tests in the case of Hilda Murrell by the week beginning 23 April, and the West Mercia Constabulary will be informed shortly thereafter.
Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) funded and (b) actual specials were in post in each of the Welsh constabularies on (i) 31 March 1997 and (ii) the latest date for which figures are available. 
There are no national targets for specials and each of the Welsh constabularies has advised that it does not differentiate between funded and actual specials. The Special Constabulary strength figures for the Welsh constabularies for 31 March 1997 and 30 September 2000 (the latest figures available) are given in the table.
|March 1997||September 2000|
Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to what extent the Home Office building at 50 Queen Anne's Gate uses hydrofluorocarbons for (a) refrigeration and (b) air conditioning; what amounts of hydrofluorocarbons have been purchased in each year since 1995; and what plans he has to phase out the (i) purchase and (ii) use of hydrofluorocarbons. 
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points and freezer cabinets and fridges in the staff restaurant area. They are also used as refrigerants in the air-conditioning systems.
Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his Department's policy is regarding the purchase of (a) hydrocarbons and (b) other environmentally benign refrigerants to meet all the refrigeration and other energy needs of buildings and premises (i) owned and (ii) leased by his Department; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Straw [holding answer 9 March 2001]: The Home Office does not have a specific policy on the purchase of hydrocarbons. However, my Department's policy is to ensure that no products are purchased which contain chlorofluorocarbons and--except where existing systems cannot be easily converted--no hydrochlorofluoro- carbons, halons, carbon tetrachloride, 111 trichloroethane or any other ozone-depleting substances. The policy also states that hydrofluorocarbons should only be used where other safe, technically feasible, cost effective and environmentally acceptable alternatives do not exist.
Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which buildings and premises (a) owned and (b) leased by his Department use (i) chlorofluorocarbons and (ii) hydrochlorofluorocarbons for refrigeration and other energy needs; and if he will give details of such use and the reasons for it. 
Mr. Straw [holding answer 9 March 2001]: Information on the use of chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons is not recorded centrally. My Department's policy is to ensure that we do not purchase any products which use chlorofluorocarbons and, except where existing systems cannot be easily converted, hydrochlorofluorocarbons.
Mr. Kemp: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many (a) after school clubs and (b) holiday play scheme places there were in the Northern Region in (i) 1996 and (ii) at the latest date for which figures are available. 
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Ms Coffey: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what discussions he has had with Treasury Ministers about the extension of the Child Care Tax Credit to cover formal child care in the home; and if he will make a statement. 
Ms Hodge: My right hon. Friend the Chancellor announced in the Budget recently that the Government are considering this matter, in particular to help families who may need care in the home because they are shiftworkers or have children with disabilities. I keep in close touch with my hon. Friend the Paymaster General on this issue.
Mr. Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the constituency, the effects on the Manchester, Gorton constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 22 November 2000. 
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Funding per pupil
|Access at 85 per cent.||465|
|NDS condition funding||1,157|
|NDS devolved formula capital||1,630|
Since 22 November 2000, we know of 13 starts on Modern Apprenticeships (seven on Foundation Modern Apprenticeships and six on Advanced Modern Apprenticeships) in the Gorton constituency (as at 31 December 2000).
|Financial year||Foundation Modern Apprenticeships(22)||Advanced Modern Apprenticeships(23)||Total|
(22) Foundation Modern Apprenticeships, formerly known as National Traineeships, were introduced nationally in September 1997.
(23) Advanced Modern Apprenticeships, formerly known as Modern Apprenticeships, were introduced nationally in September 1995.
(24) To 21 November 2000.
1. The Trainee Database System (TDS), from which these data are taken, is less complete than Management Information supplied by the Department by Training and Enterprise Councils (TECs) (around 95 per cent.).
2. In addition, the postcode information on the TDS, from which parliamentary constituency data are compiled, are 95 per cent. complete.
3. TEC Management Information does not provide information at parliamentary constituency level.
WBTYP trainee database
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