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Mr. Cox: To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what discussions he has had with the Church Commissioners about possible financial assistance to ethnic community religious groups in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Bell: My hon. Friend will know from my answer of 30 November 2001 that in 2000the latest year for which audited figures are availablethe Commissioners made available £160 million to support the work of the Church of England, including a share to support the stipends of the serving ministry, targeted particularly on areas of need and opportunity. Within the Church of England there are many parishes with ethnic community religious groups that the Church seeks to serve.
The Church of England cultivates its connection with minority faith communities through its Inter Faith Concerns Group and has also contributed financially to the work of the Inner Cities Religious Council.
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Mr. Letwin: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what work on development of an entitlement card, other than for asylum seekers, is being conducted in his Department; and what measures have been adopted to co-ordinate this work with the Department of Social Security. 
Mr. Blunkett [holding answer 7 March 2002]: A small unit has been established in my Department to draft the consultation paper which I announced on 5 February 2002 and to manage the consultation exercise. Some of the detailed work on how a scheme might operate is being undertaken in partnership by the United Kingdom Passport Service and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.
My officials are working closely with colleagues in a number of Government Departments including the Department for Work and Pensions which is represented on a group of senior officials chaired by the Cabinet Office which has overseen the work at official level.
Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which fees his Department, its agencies and associated public bodies collect; how much has been raised or is anticipated will be raised from each of these fees from 199899 to 200405; which of these fees count as negative expenditure; and if he will make a statement. 
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Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL), unless otherwise shown.
|Animal licence fees||960||943||1,058||1,061||1,518||1,844||2,029|
|Animal licence fees Consolidated Fund Extra Receipts (CFER) not negative DEL||1,440||1,415||1,587||1,591||2,277||2,767||3,043|
|Passport fees (CFER)not negative DEL||32,000||18,000||11,000||17,000||28,000||45,000||45,000|
|Drugs licence fees||494||555||558||512||512||512||512|
|Subject access office fees||890||1,228||1,599||1,952||2,000||2,000||2,000|
|Receipts from non-statutory inspections||169||134||73||63||173||173||173|
|Training course Fees (including Crime Reduction College)||1,984||2,203||1,870||5,259||5,259||5,259||5,259|
|Police National Computer fees||0||0||17,774||17,774||18,550||18,550||18,550|
|Firearms licences for museums CFERnot negative DEL||4||147||1||1||1||1||1|
|Criminal Records Bureau fees||0||0||0||3,392||63,249||77,245||117,276|
|Right of abode fees||57||63||105||120||87||87||87|
|Travel document fees||0||338||2,031||2,387||2,387||2,387||2,387|
|Immigration Service Commissioner fees||0||0||0||277||250||250||240|
Mr. Lepper: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what support his Department has given to the British Retail Consortium to (a) establish and (b) manage retail crime partnership; and what contribution his Department makes to the British Retail Consortium annual retail crime survey for England and Wales; 
(3) what studies have been made of the effects of retail crime partnerships on crime reduction; and if he will publish a list of the locations of retail crime partnerships in the UK. 
Mr. Denham: My hon. Friend (Mr. Ainsworth) addressed the launch of the British Retail Consortium annual crime survey on 27 June 2001. I also visited a number of retailers in the St. Leonards areas of Hastings on 6 February 2002 when the Small Retailers in Deprived Areas scheme was launched.
Home Office officials are in regular contact with several retail representative bodies to discuss a range of issues, including retail crime prevention. Home Office Ministers and officials will continue to hold meetings with retail representatives such as the British Retail Consortium to ensure that their concerns are heard and understood by Government.
My Department has supported the work undertaken to establish partnerships by funding development work by a consultant for the past two years. This has resulted in the production of a definitive guide on how to establish and run a retail crime partnership, and we have encouraged retailers and other stakeholders in main shopping centre areas to establish partnerships to tackle retail and related crime. We are aware of the following retail crime partnerships currently in existence in England and Wales and registered with Business Crime Check.
Brent Cross SC
Bury St. Edmunds
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Fosse Park SC
Market Watch, Liverpool
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Newport, Isle of Wight
Sutton in Ashfield
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Welwyn Garden City
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