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Mr. Bercow: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which Bills introduced by his Department in the last five years have contained sunset clauses; and what plans he has for the future use of such clauses. 
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Ruth Kelly: None has contained sunset clauses applying to the Bill as a whole. Section 107 of Finance Act 2001 incorporates a sunset clause (sub-section (5)) applying to that section alone. The need for any such provision would be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Mr. Llwyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many (a) site visits and (b) official openings (i) he and (ii) the Under- Secretary of State for Wales have attended in each month since July 1999. 
Mr. Paul Murphy: Since July 1999 both my hon. Friends the Parliamentary Under-Secretaries and I have undertaken a wide range of visits and official engagements in Wales. These have included site visits and official openings as well as equally important visits to local authorities, police authorities, farms, tourism outlets, universities and voluntary organisations.
Mr. Llwyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what planned meetings (a) he and (b) the Under-Secretary of State for Wales have not attended in the National Assembly for Wales in the past month; and if he will state the reasons for non-attendance. 
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Mr. Paul Murphy: One, a mission led by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary Member to the Czech Republic. The reports of this visit from those companies accompanying my hon. Friend were very positive. The companies concerned have reported many new contacts made during the mission, which have directly resulted in some cases in requests for business partnerships and quotations for work in the Czech Republic.
Mr. Llwyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he had with the Treasury on ensuring that (a) the full amount of European Structural Funds is drawn down to the National Assembly for Wales above the block grant and (b) full public match funding for the projects over and above the Barnett formula is provided during the next period of the next Comprehensive Spending Review. 
Mr. Davidson: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many and what percentage of the British population attended (a) Oxford or Cambridge universities, (b) independent schools and (c) both, pursuant to his answer of 26 March 2002, Official Report, column 822W, on permanent secretaries in the Home Civil Service, what steps are being taken to ensure that there is equality of opportunity for appointment to senior posts; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Leslie: The figures are not available in the form requested. However, in 2000 2.4 per cent. of students in higher education were studying at Oxford or Cambridge University, and 7 per cent. of pupils aged 14 were attending assisted or independent schools. Also in 2000, 45 per cent. of the 5,900 students entering Oxford or Cambridge University came from independent schools.
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Mr. Bercow: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer of 26 March 2002, Official Report, column 821W, regarding the use of external consultants, if he will list each of the projects, and the purpose for which external consultants were used, in each of the last four years. 
Mr. Leslie: In the last four years my Department has used external consultants on a number of projects and assignments, which have included work on: e-Government; Y2K; civil service and public sector reform; the new civil service pensions scheme; social exclusion; and domestic IT systems.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many private finance initiative projects have been subject to refinancing after the contracts have been signed; and what has been the financial effect in each case. 
The Prime Minister: I refer the hon. Member to the answer my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Stockport (Ms Coffey) on 9 July 2001, Official Report, column 350W.
Mrs. May: To ask the Prime Minister whether Lord Levy is obliged to report gifts, hospitality and services he receives in the course of his duties to a (a) permanent secretary and (b) representative of the Cabinet Secretariat. 
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The Prime Minister: Lord Levy passes any gifts of value to my office, which handles them according to the usual procedures for Government gifts. Any hospitality and services provided to Lord Levy in the course of his duties as my envoy are known to the FCO and the UK diplomatic missions involved.
Mrs. May: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list (a) each foreign visit that Lord Levy has undertaken acting as a representative of the Government and (b) the cost of each trip to public funds since 23 October 2001. 
The Prime Minister: Lord Levy has visited Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, Jordan, France and Germany in his role as the Prime Minister's envoy since 23 October 2001. Lord Levy received no remuneration and travels at his own expense. The FCO and diplomatic missions overseas provide him with practical support, the cost of which is not separately itemised.
The Prime Minister: Yes. Lord Levy has given one public speech in his capacity as my envoy, to the Foreign Affairs and Finance Committees of the Venezuelan National Assembly during his visit to Venezuela in November 2000.
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