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Dr. Tonge: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much was spent by the UK Government on (a) humanitarian mine clearance, (b) commercial mine clearance, (c) military initiative mine clearance, (d) mine awareness, (e) victim assistance and (f) research and development for mine clearance in 200001. 
|(a) Humanitarian Mine Clearance||(2)14,500,000|
|(c) Mine Awareness||500,000|
|(d) Research and Development||1,000,000|
1. All expenditure by Department of International Development (DFID)
2. Military mine clearance has taken place in the Balkans since 1992. Military advisers have been attached to UN Mine Action Centres assisting in the development of mine action programmes. They have also supervised the mine clearance carried out by the Entity Armed Forces and provided mine awareness to local populations. The Mine Information Training Centre (MITC) at Minley has provided mine awareness training to over 30,000 people. The MOD has also continued to monitor minefields in the Falkland Islands. This work is part of the wider responsibilities of those involved and is impossible to cost accurately.
3. DFID has not funded commercial mine clearance. There are no records of UK commercial demining activities currently available in Department of Trade and Industry.
4. Assistance to land mine victims is additional to our mine action programme. Mine victims benefit from our mainstream health and population and social development programmes, as well as specific programmes assisting the disabled. It is not possible to disaggregate expenditure figures for land mine victims.
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|Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Kosovo)||7,899,020|
Dr. Tonge: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will list the organisations to which the Government have given money for the purpose of mine clearance in 200001 specifying the amount given in each case. 
|The HALO Trust||1,863,304|
|Mines Advisory Group (MAG)||1,164,015|
|Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) (via UNDPP||214,285|
|Croatian Mine Advisory Centre||150,000|
|Government of Jordan||270,000|
|Organisation of American StatesNicaragua demining||283,000|
|United Nations Mine Action ServiceKosovo||390,364|
|Battle Area Clearance Training Equipment Consultants (BACTEC)Kosovo||1,100,616|
|Defence Systems Ltd. (DSL)Kosovo||3,118,404|
|European Landmine Solutions ELSKosovo||2,550,632|
|United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS)Global||600,000|
|United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)||500,000|
|Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)||790,000|
|Cranfield Mine Action||162,182|
|Defence Evaluation and Research Establishment (DERA)||306,060|
|Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)||23,105|
|United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)||600,000|
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Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her answer of 2 July 2001, Official Report, column 41W, concerning the KPMG report on Belize, for what reason the report will not be placed in the public domain. 
Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her answer of 2 July 2001, Official Report, column 41W, concerning the KPMG report on Belize, when the report was submitted; for what reasons it failed to fulfil the terms of reference; and if she will place in the Library the original terms of reference. 
Clare Short: A draft report was submitted by KPMG on 18 September 2000 which did not incorporate an assessment of the benefits and costs of public investment companies in Belize. A copy of the terms of reference will be placed in the Library.
Harry Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) if she will make a statement on Russia's response to the World Bank's request for information about the budgetary impact upon it of the Chechnya war; and if she will make it her policy to use the World Bank to encourage that country to apply for redevelopment support for the Chechnya area; 
Clare Short: Responsibility for the redevelopment of Chechnya lies with the Russian Government, and it will be for Russia to decide whether to seek assistance from the international community. However, while fighting continues and the security situation remains poor, the redevelopment of Chechnya on any significant scale is unlikely to be possible.
Britain is contributing to international appeals to provide help for those displaced by the conflict. So far this year we have directly contributed £1.75 million to the International Committee of the Red Cross and £1.6 million to the United Nations Interagency Appeal. We also contribute through the European Commission Humanitarian Office.
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Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police operations there were per police force in which firearms were issued; how many authorised firearms officers were involved; how many operations involved armed response vehicles between (a) April 1999 to March 2000 and (b) April 2000 to March 2001; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Denham [holding answer 10 July 2001]: The latest available statistics for the police use of firearms in England and Wales were published on 12 April 2000, Official Report, column 223W, in an answer from the then Minister of State, my right hon. Friend the Member for Norwich, South (Mr. Clarke), to my hon. Friend the Member for Corby (Phil Hope), and covered the period 1 April 1998 to 31 March 1999. The statistics for April 1999 to March 2000 will be announced shortly.
Miss Widdecombe: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many hours were spent on purposeful activity in (a) male local prisons, (b) male open prisons, (c) male closed training prisons, (d) male young offender institutions, (e) female prisons and (f) female young offender institutions in (i) 199697, (ii) 19992000 and (iii) 200001; and if he will make a statement. 
|Male closed YOI||22.2||20.8||22.3|
|Male open YOI||46.0||43.7||40.4|
|Male remand centre||16.3||17.6||18.8|
Miss Widdecombe: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many assaults on (a) prisoners, (b) prison staff and (c) other people in Prison Service establishments there were in (i) 199697, (ii) 19992000 and (iii) 200001; and if he will make a statement. 
Beverley Hughes: The number of proven adjudications for assaults on prisoners, staff and others for the years 199697, 19992000 and 200001 are listed in the table. The Prison Service does not record data on assaults on staff and others separately. Data on assaults and all Prison Service key performance indicators are published annually in Her Majesty's Prison Service Annual Report and Accounts and Her Majesty's Prison Service Corporate and Business Plan.
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|Assaults on prisoners||Assaults on staff/others||Total assaults|
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