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Mr. Prisk: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what are the annual costs to the nuclear power industry of compliance with the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999. 
Mr. Jamieson: I have been asked to reply.
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The annual costs to industry as a whole are estimated to be £1.3 million to £1.4 million in current prices. It is not possible to disaggregate the costs to the nuclear power industry.
Mr. Pound: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister to which Minister English Heritage is accountable in respect of London planning matters. 
Mr. McNulty: English Heritage is a non-departmental public body responsible for advising the Government on all aspects of the built heritage in England. It is sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport but it also works closely with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, which is responsible for planning. It has a statutory role as consultee in certain planning and other heritage casework in Greater London and in the rest of England. This role is set out in the Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995 and the joint DETR/DCMS Circular 01/2001.
Mr. Vaz: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many planning permissions for out of town shopping centres have been granted since 7 June 2001. 
Mr. McNulty: The information requested is not held centrally, and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. David Atkinson: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many traveller (a) caravans and (b) families were on unauthorised sites within the Borough of Bournemouth in each year since 1997. 
Mr. McNulty: The ODPM does not collect cumulative figures for unauthorised gipsy and traveller encampments. A biannual count of gipsy caravans camped on both authorised and unauthorised sites is carried out by local authorities each January and July. The figures are collated by the ODPM. The count gives a snapshot figure for the day the count is carried out. A copy of the statistics is placed in the Library of both Houses. Since 1997 the figures are as follows:
Figures for families have been kept only since 1999. A count is carried out at the same time as the count for gipsy caravans and therefore is a snapshot figure.
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Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) if he will make a statement on his policy towards allowing firefighters to retire from the force through (a) ill health and (b) injury sustained while on active service with full pension rights; and if he will make a statement; 
Mr. Raynsford: We have at present no proposals to change the arrangements which allow firefighters to retire from brigades with an ill-health pension and injury award when a retirement results from injury on duty.
The Fire-fighters' Pension Scheme is kept under review and we continue to discuss amendments to the scheme with the Central Fire Brigades Advisory Council, which represents fire service interests.
Paul Holmes: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many girls under 18 years of age, not of UK nationality, were taken into local authority care in (a) 1999, (b) 2000 and (c) 2001; how many remained in care for less than one week; and what nationalities they were. 
Jacqui Smith: I have been asked to reply.
Information on the nationality of looked-after children is not collected centrally.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Prime Minister how much his office has spent on staff training and development in each of the last five years. 
The Prime Minister: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him by my hon. Friend the Minister for the Cabinet Office today.
Llew Smith: To ask the Prime Minister if he will set out the guidance given to Ministers in respect of the criteria applied in answering written parliamentary questions. 
The Prime Minister: Section 1 of the Ministerial Code includes guidance to Ministers on their conduct in relation to Parliament.
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Mr. Collins: To ask the Prime Minister on how many occasions during the last 12 months an official photographer has accompanied him on official visits (a) overseas and (b) within the UK; what (i) travel expenses, (ii) costs of equipment and processing, (iii) staff payment and (iv) other costs were incurred on each occasion; what publications official photographs have appeared in during the last 12 months and what terms and conditions were attached to the publication of such photographs; and whether photographs taken on official visits are available for use in non-governmental literature. 
Mr. Vaz: To ask the Prime Minister how many (a) EU applicant countries he has visited and (b) EU
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applicant Heads of Government he has met since 7 June 2001. 
The Prime Minister: I visited the Czech Republic on 8 April 2002. Since 7 June 2001, I have met the Heads of Governments of Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Slovakia and Hungary in London. I have met the Heads of Government of the EU applicant countries at all the European Councils held since 7 June 2001.
Mr. Vaz: To ask the Prime Minister what public appointments he has made since 7 June 2001; and if he will list the names of the persons and the organisations to which they have been appointed. 
The Prime Minister: Since 7 June 2001 I have made the following appointments and re-appointments to public bodies:
|Appointee||Post held and body|
|The right hon. Lord Morris of Aberavon QC||Member of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments|
|Dr. Mike Philips||Trustee of the National Heritage Memorial Fund|
|Professor Jacqueline McGlade||Trustee of the Natural History Museum|
|Dame Rennie Fritchie||Commissioner for Public Appointments|
|The right hon. Lord Maclennan of Rogart||Member, Advisory Committee on Business Appointments|
|Professor Martin Daunton||Trustee, National Maritime Museum|
|Raymond Miles Esq.||Trustee, National Maritime Museum|
|Dr. Derek Langslow||Trustee, National Heritage Memorial Fund|
|Professor Sir Christopher White CVO||Trustee, Victoria and Albert Museum|
|David Rayner Esq. CBE||Trustee, National Museum of Science and Industry|
|Sir Angus Grossart CBE||Trustee, National Heritage Memorial Fund|
|Professor Tom Pritchard||Trustee, National Heritage Memorial Fund|
|John Baker Esq. CBE||Chairman, Senior Salaries Review Body|
|The right hon. Lord Sutherland||Surveillance Commissioner|
|Sir Charles McCullough||Surveillance Commissioner|
|The right hon. Sir Michael Hutchison||Surveillance Commissioner|
|Lord Bonomy||Surveillance Commissioner|
|The right hon. Sir John MacDermott||Surveillance Commissioner|
|Dame Bridget Ogilvie||Trustee, National Museum of Science and Industry|
|Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Squire GCB DFC||Trustee of the Imperial War Museum|
|Tom Phillips Esq. RA||Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery|
|Sir John Kerr GCMG||Trustee of the National Gallery|
|Miss Judith Mayhew||Trustee of the Natural History Museum|
|Professor Roderick Smith||Trustee of the National Museum of Science and Industry|
|Sir Andrew Turnbull KCB CVO||Official Head of HIM Home Civil Service|
|William Cockburn Esq.||Chair, School Teachers Review Body|
|Ms Janet Langdon||Member, School Teachers Review Body|
|Peter Gedling Esq.||Member, School Teachers Review Body|
|Tony Vineall Esq.||Member, School Teachers Review Body|
|P. Tett Esq.||Member, Prison Service Pay Review Body|
|Sir Howard Davies||Trustee, Tate Gallery|
|Sir Ron Cooke||Trustee, National Museum of Science and Industry|
|Richard Haythornthwaite Esq.||Trustee, National Museum of Science and Industry|
|The right hon. Lord Mayhew of Twysden QC||Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments|
|Professor Sir Martin Rees||Trustee, British Museum|
|Sir John Boyd KCMG||Trustee, British Museum|
|Admiral Sir Jock Slater||Chairman, Imperial War Museum|
|Dr. David Landau||Trustee, National Gallery|
|Donald Moore, Esq.||Trustee, National Gallery|
|Professor Christopher Baines||Trustee, National Maritime Museum|
|Ian Dahl Esq.||Trustee, National Maritime Museum|
|Victor Benjamin Esq||Trustee, National Maritime Museum|
|Lord Puttnam of Queens CBE||Trustee, National Museum of Science and Industry|
|Sir Christopher Mallaby CMG CVO KCMG||Trustee, Tate Gallery|
|Julian Opie Esq.||Trustee, Tate Gallery|
|The right hon. Chris Smith MP||Member, Committee on Standards in Public Life|
|Professor Alice Brown||Member, Committee on Standards in Public Life|
|Sir Michael Perry CBE||Chair, Senior Salaries Review Body|
|Dr. Bleddyn Bryn Roberts||Member, School Teachers Review Body|
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