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Mr. Ingram: The Defence Vetting Agency carries out security vetting checks on people employed by the Ministry of Defence, by certain other Government Departments, and by defence contractors. Since 1997, the agency has been involved in an ambitious modernisation programme to create a responsive, efficient organisation that will exploit the capabilities of modern information technology to the benefit of its customers. This is the second year of major change for the agency. During this financial year a collocation programme, which involved the closure of its London and regional offices and the setting up of an integrated organisation in York, will be completed and a number of other initiatives to improve efficiency and responsiveness will also be progressed. It is expected that performance will be depressed while those changes take place. The chief executive has been set the following key targets:
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Dr. Moonie: I am pleased to say that the review team have completed the first phase of its studies. As indicated in my written answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Gedling (Vernon Coaker) of 15 December 2000, Official Report, column 275W, the team has covered medical arrangements for personnel in Germany and Northern Ireland; and the interrelationships between primary and secondary care as well as the functions and organisation of the Ministry of Defence's four medical agenciesthe Defence Secondary Care Agency, the Defence Dental Agency, the Defence Medical Training Organisation and the Medical Supplies Agency.
I have endorsed the broad lines of the review team's report on the first phase of its studies and have agreed a package of further work to underpin and confirm its provisional conclusions. A paper summarising the main features of the team's initial report and the phase 2 work, which will take place between now and the end of the year, is being placed in the Library of the House. As the paper indicates, this further work will result in a detailed report which will form the basis of full consultation.
Mr. Borrow: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she will publish the Government's response to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee's report "Tourismthe Hidden Giantand Foot and Mouth". 
Mr. Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to publish a response to the First report from the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, Session 200001, on the operation of the national lottery. 
Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the total amount of spending by her Department was in each nation and region of the UK, in the last year for which figures are available; what proportion of her Department's total spending this constitutes; and if she will make a statement. 
Tessa Jowell: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary to the Treasury to the hon. Member for Banff and Buchan (Mr. Salmond) on 15 October 2001, Official Report, columns 45456W.
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Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the total expenditure was on (a) advertising, (b) polling, (c) focus groups, (d) design consultants, (e) caterers, (f) production of departmental publications and (g) photographs/photograhers by her Department for each year since 1995 in (i) cash and (ii) real terms; what was (A) the annual percentage increase in spending on each category and (B) spending on each category as a percentage of the total departmental running costs; and if she will make a statement. 
Ms Hewitt: Excluding its agencies and non- departmental public bodies, the total cash expenditure on publishing, preparation and production of those official publications, which have been notified to the Department's publications unit by individual budget holders, is as follows:
|Year||Cash (£)||Real (1995 prices) (£)||Per cent. increase in real terms from previous year||Spending as per cent. of total running costs|
These figures exclude the costs of publications produced for internal use. Where the Department makes use of a private sector publisher, the publishing, printing and design costs are generally met by the publisher as part of its acceptance of the risks of publication.
Mr. Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many people in the last three years for which figures are available, in (a) mid-Essex and (b) the county of Essex (i) have died and (ii) have been injured as a result of vehicle accidents. 
Mr. Jamieson [holding answer 15 October 2001]: Deaths and injuries on public roads in accidents which involved a road vehicle are shown in the table for the County of Essex and for the areas covered by the local authorities Braintree District and Chelmsford Borough.
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|Braintree District & Chelmsford Borough||County of Essex|
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) how many appeals against planning decisions made by Fareham borough council were outstanding at (a) 31 December 1998, (b) 31 December 1999, (c) 31 December 2000 and (d) 30 June 2001; 
Ms Keeble [holding answer 15 October 2001]: The provision of information on planning appeals is the responsibility of the Planning Inspectorate. I have asked the Inspectorate's Chief Executive, Mr. Chris Shepley, to write to the hon. Member.
|Year||Appeals received||Appeals in hand at end of period|
There were 16 appeals in hand at 30 June 2001.
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