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Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 200203 will be accounted for by staff costs; what the figures were for 200102; and if he will make a statement. 
All representations to me on this issue since Thursday 21 March have been passed to my right hon. Friend the Minister of State for Rural Affairs who will consider them as part of the process he announced to the House.
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Malcolm Bruce: To ask the Prime Minister what changes have taken place to the Cabinet Sub-Committee of Green Ministers as a result of the governmental reorganisation; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Dalyell: To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his oral statement of 24 June 2002, on the Seville European Council, if he will itemise the assistance the EU has given to the Balkans to which he was referring in his reply to the hon. Member for Linlithgow. 
The Prime Minister: Between 1990 and 2000, the UK provided £74 million of bilateral assistance for reconstruction and development in the Balkans. This was in addition to the £1.7 billion provided by the EC, to which we contributed £330 million. Together with the £3 billion provided by the remaining EU member states, this amounts to a total EU contribution of £4.8 billion. Since 2000, up to the present date, the EC has committed a further £1.2 billion. In addition, we have allocated £40.6 million as a bilateral assistance since 2000.
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Mr. Gale: To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his oral answer to the hon. Member for North Thanet on 24 June 2002, Official Report, column 627, if he will indicate which article in the Dublin Convention supersedes the Sangatte Protocol; and if this assertion has been tested in law. 
That agreement covers, among other things, the arrival of asylum seekers through the channel tunnel and therefore has the effect of qualifying the relevant provisions of the Sangatte Protocol of 25 November 1991.
The 1995 Agreement provided that, in relation to asylum seekers, it would be superseded by the relevant provisions of the Dublin Convention once that Convention entered into force. The Dublin Convention came into force on 1 September 1997. Therefore from that date, in relation to those claiming asylum, the provisions of the Dublin Convention prevail in so far as that Convention determines which state is responsible for deciding the claim.
The Prime Minister: I last travelled by train on 1 June from Kings Cross to Darlington. I travel making the most efficient and cost-effective arrangements and will continue to use the railway service regularly when appropriate. My travel arrangements are in accordance with the arrangements for official travel set out in chapter 7 of the Ministerial Code, and the accompanying guidance document, Travel by Ministers.
The Prime Minister: Records of official visits are not held in this manner and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. I have undertaken a range of visits to schools, hospitals, universities, police stations, and visited a prison last year.
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The New Deal for Young People has played an important part in this success. Up to March 2002 the programme had helped over 360,000 young people off benefit and into work. Independent research has found that, without the New Deal, long-term youth unemployment would have been about twice as high.
15. Mr. Kidney: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in what circumstances payments to carers for reimbursement of expenses for attending meetings are disregarded for benefit purposes. 
Mr. Nicholas Brown: The new deal for disabled people is the first national employment programme to help people with disabilities move into and keep jobs, and is using innovative ways of helping them to achieve their full potential through work.
It is too early to make an assessment of the success of the programme. As new deal for disabled people progresses a comprehensive programme of evaluation will measure its effectiveness. This will include qualitative and quantitative research with all key stakeholders. A report of this evaluation will be published.
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