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Mr. McNulty: Independent advice from Jones Lang Lasalle satisfied us that demolishing the Dome would produce a lower return for the Government than retaining it and developing the site through the agreement with Meridian Delta Limited. Precise valuations are commercially confidential.
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Mr. Raynsford: No specific consultation took place. The decision to make this document a largely web- based publication is consistent with our e-government objectives. However, paper copies remain available on request for those that want them.
Mr. Raynsford: As I announced to Parliament on 11 June, we intend to publish a consultation document containing our proposals for a new system for the distribution of general revenue funding to local authorities by mid-July.
Mr. Peter Atkinson: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many reports have been made to his Department through the Government office of the north-east by the North East Assembly accounting for expenditure of money provided under the Strengthening Regional Accountability Initiative; and if he will publish them. 
Mr. Raynsford: The Government office has arrangements in place which require the North East Assembly to submit quarterly reports accounting for expenditure of money provided under the regional chambers fund. The quarterly reports are followed by a meeting between the North East Assembly and the Government office for the north-east, to discuss the reports in more detail.
The North East Assembly has submitted one report, accounting for expenditure for the final quarter of 200102. This report was assessed and approved in line with guidance issued by the then Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions.
Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of (a) civil service, (b) executive agencies and (c) non- departmental public body jobs under the remit of her Department are located in Scotland; and how many of each have been relocated to Scotland since May 1997. 
Mr. Stephen Twigg: There are approximately 590 jobs under the remit of my Department located in Scotland. They are all at the Student Loans Company, a non-departmental public body (NDPB) based in Glasgow since it was set up in 1990. This represents approximately 8 per cent. of NDPB jobs under the remit of my Department.
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Margaret Hodge: The following table shows gross weekly earnings at the lowest earnings decile of individuals, in each age group, who hold a first degree or higher qualification and are in full-time employment. The figures are estimated from the Labour Force Survey (LFS).
|Age group||Gross weekly earnings at lowest earnings decile (£)|
|All aged 2564(12)||300|
(12) Includes women aged 6064 who are in employment.
Labour Force Survey, spring 2001, GB figures.
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the upper decile average annual earnings are of an employed non-graduate in each 10-year age cohort over 25 years. 
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|Age group||All non-graduates||Non-graduates who hold a Level 3 qualification|
|All aged 2564(13)||620||730|
(13) Includes women aged 6064 who are in employment.
Labour Force Survey, spring 2001, GB figures.
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average weekly earnings were in the last year for which figures are available, of each decile of those whose highest educational qualification is (a) a higher degree, (b) a first degree, (c) A Level or equivalent, (d) GCSE/O Level or equivalent, (e) GCSE below grade C and (f) no qualification. 
|All full-time employees||Level 5 (higher degree or equivalent)||Level 4 (first degree or equivalent)||Level 3 (2+ Alevels or equivalent)||Trade apprenticeships||Level 2 (5+ GCSEs at grades A*-C or equivalent)||Below level 2 (GCSE below grade C or equivalent)||Other qualification||No qualification|
|Min (first percentile)||96||208||157||99||112||80||73||90||53|
|Max (last percentile)||1,493||1,910||1,856||1,299||957||1,167||980||1,069||802|
1. Earnings data are based on information from about two fifths of all respondents.
2. Respondents whose hourly pay is £100 or more are excluded from the sample.
3. Gross weekly and hourly earnings data are known to be underestimated in the LFS, principally because of proxy responses.
Labour Force Survey (LFS), autumn (September 2001 to November 2001)
Mr. Miliband: An initial regulatory impact assessment of the proposed directive on agency workers prepared by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry has been placed in the Library of both Houses.
The Commission's proposal would, as it stands, require that agency workers in schools did not receive less favourable basic working and employment conditions than comparable permanent workers. The proposal contains limited derogations from this requirement, which may be applicable in some cases. The proposal is subject
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to the co-decision procedure and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry remains in dialogue with other member countries and the Commission.
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