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Tony Worthington: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the outcome was of the G7 Finance Ministers' meeting on 14 and 15 June regarding funding for education in developing countries; and if she will make a statement. 
At their meeting in Halifax, G7 Finance Ministers noted the World bank's Education Action Plan and strongly endorsed the expeditious implementation of a plan focused on programme quality and measurable results. They pledged that, "each of us in turn will work to support the 'Education for All' goals with countries that have credible education plans and strong policy commitments in place. We urge other donor Governments and the multilateral development banks to join us".
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Ann Clwyd: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what part the Crown Agents played in the (a) procurement and (b) supply of the Land- Rover Defender vehicles supplied to the Zimbabwean police as part of a DfID-funded project. 
Clare Short: I suspended this project in May 2000 as it was no longer appropriate given the turbulent political situation and clear evidence of misuse of the vehicles for political ends. The Government of Zimbabwe placed the procurement contract directly with Land Rover Exports Ltd. The Crown Agents were not involved in the contract, but administered the grant account on behalf of the Zimbabwe Government.
Mr. Paul Marsden: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the answer of 20 May, Official Report, column 14W, on Africa, what further financial assistance has been given to (a) Malawi, (b) Mozambique, (c) Zimbabwe and (d) other African countries affected by the drought; and if she will make a statement. 
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations her Department has received regarding the amount of GDP Pakistan spent since 1998 on (a) arms imports in general and (b) arms imports from the United Kingdom. 
Clare Short: My Department has not received any representation since 1998 regarding the amount of GDP Pakistan spent on arms imports in general. DFID is working with the World bank and IMF to track Pakistan's reform programme, including the pattern of fiscal expenditure. Pakistan's defence budget as a percent of GDP has been broadly stable around 4 per cent. over recent years. However, Pakistan's intention to reduce defence spending is under threat given the current stand-off with India.
The total value of UK standard individual export licences (SIEL) applications for which licences were issued in 1999 and 2000 was £11.5 million and £6 million respectively. By contrast, Pakistan's budget defence expenditure between 200001 was approximately £1.6 billion.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make a statement on the aid to be provided to non-departmental organisations to assist the people of Sudan in 200203. 
Clare Short: The UK provides humanitarian support to Sudan through non-Government and international organisations. We also support the peace process and the preparation for peace. We expect to spend about £8 million in 20023.
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Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will list the EU directives and regulations that have been implemented through her Department in 2002; and what was the cost of each to public funds. 
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make a statement on the steps she has taken to improve the quality and timeliness of EU interventions in seeking to assist the poorest countries. 
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make a statement on the purposes for which the United Kingdom's annual contributions to the International Development Association are used. 
Clare Short: Under the last three year replenishment, the UK contributed 7.3 per cent. of new donor resources for the International Development Association (IDA)the aim of the World bank providing concessional finance to the poorest countries.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make a statement on the progress of her proposals for managing the process of globalisation in a way that increases opportunities for the world's poor. 
Clare Short: The second White Paper on International Development sets out an agenda for managing globalisation to ensure that poor people are able to share in its benefits. The White Paper sets out long term commitments for how the Government will contribute to achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
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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 has a statutory role as consultee in certain planning and other heritage casework. This role is set out in the Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995 and the joint DETR/DCMS Circular 01/2001.
Norman Baker: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister under what circumstances Ordnance Survey is permitted deliberately to omit information from OS maps; who is empowered to require this; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Clifton-Brown: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on his departmental responsibility for setting health and safety standards for new building works and on their implementation by the Health and Safety Executive. 
Mr. Leslie: The health and safety standards which must be achieved by new building works are set by the Building Regulations and are the responsibility of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. These standards are enforced by local authority building control officers. The Health and Safety Executive, responsibility for which now resides with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport, enforces the separate legislation protecting the health and safety of workers and the public from risks arising during construction work.
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