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Medical Schools

Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the expenditure was on (a) research and (b) teaching in each United Kingdom medical school in the latest year for which figures are available. [67148]

Margaret Hodge: Expenditure by higher education institutions, broken down by research and teaching, is not available centrally.

With the exception of St. George's medical school, medical schools in England form part of their parent university and are funded through the block grant provided by the relevant funding councils for England and the devolved administrations. Once the grant has been allocated, it is for each institution to decide how to spend it.

Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the capital value was of the (a) laboratories, (b) equipment and (c) other assets used for research in each United Kingdom medical school in the latest year for which figures are available. [67149]

Margaret Hodge: This information is not available.

London Schools Strategy

Mr. Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what additional resources will be provided under her Department's new strategy for London schools, broken down by (a) proposed end use and (b) financial year in which it will be spent. [67630]

Mr. Stephen Twigg: As Minister with responsibility for the London schools strategy, I am looking forward to discussions with key partners about what additional resources should be provided and to what purpose. Provisional plans are:

£7.5 million to expand the training of talented teachers needed to lead and manage the most challenging schools in London; aimed at existing heads, deputies and middle managers (£0.5 million in 2002–03, £3.5 million in 2003–04, £3.5 million in 2004–05).

£10.0 million to boost provision for gifted and talented pupils in London establishing centres in 13 LEAs to improve the teaching and learning of gifted pupils and establish a programme of recruiting pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to the schemes (£2.0 million in 2002–03, £3.9 million in 2003–04, £4.1 million in 2004–05).

£5 million for an Innovation Fund to encourage and incentivise new forms of partnership working between successful and less successful schools and the development of new types of secondary school in London (£0.5 million in 2002–03, £2.0 million in 2003–04, £2.5 million in 2004–05).

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Up to £2.5 million to fund the work of a London Schools Commissioner to implement the strategy for London schools (£0.5 million in 2002–03, £1.0 million in 2003–04, £1.0 million in 2004–05). This will be finalised once precise tasks are clearer.

These resources will be in addition to other spending on London through the Department's other programmes and funding streams that are subject to the outcome of the spending review.

CABINET OFFICE

Statistics

Mr. Laws: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will list the statistics that are collected by his Department by English parliamentary constituency; and if he will make a statement. [67091]

Mr. Alexander: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury today at column 769W.

Energy Guidance

Mr. Stunell: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidance his office has issued since May 1997 to Government Departments and agencies in relation to (a) energy conservation and energy efficiency and (b) the purchasing of energy from renewable sources; and when the guidance was issued. [65722]

Mr. Meacher: I have been asked to reply.

Guidance to the public sector on conserving energy and improving energy efficiency has been provided by the Energy Efficiency Best Practice Programme, and this work is now part of the Carbon Trust's Action Energy scheme. This programme has also provided a range of guidance specifically for the Government Estate and Departments have been supported by site specific visits and consultancy advice.

The guidance issued by Government on renewable energy purchase was published on 16 January 2001, in HTML format only, and was placed on the Greening Government website (http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/greening/ energy/elec/index.htm)

Guidance has also been issued to Government by the Office of Government Commerce Buying Solutions in January 2001 entitled 'A one stop shop for energy procurement'.

NORTHERN IRELAND

Consultations

Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the public consultations undertaken by his Department since June 2001, stating in each case the (a) number of respondents and (b) percentage of those specifically consulted who responded. [60144]

Jane Kennedy: The information is as follows.

Date Paper (a) Number of respondents(b) Percentage of those specifically consulted who responded
28 June 2001Consultation (under section 85 and section 75 and schedule 9 of the NI Act) on a proposal for a draft Criminal Injuries Compensation Order and Scheme168
August 2001Consultation paper on the review of Part 1 of the Sex Offenders Act 19972218
20 September 2001Consultation of Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2001123
20 September 2001Police Trainee Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001626
March/April 2002Police Service of Northern Ireland (Recruitment of Police Support Staff) Regulations 2002323
13 March 2002Draft code on appointment of independent members to the District Policing Partnerships2062
28 February 2002– 31 May 2002Consultation on the possible appeal of the Terrorism Act2428

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Northern Ireland Prison Service Part Input

Unfortunately there are no centralised records kept at headquarters or at establishment level on consultations with organisations. This information could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Human Rights and Equality Unit

The Human Rights and Equality Unit have recently published for consultation, the Government's response to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission's review of powers recommendations. Responses are not required until 16 August 2002.

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Criminal Justice Review Team

The draft Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill was published for public consultation on 12 November 2001. (a) There were approximately 40 responses from individuals and representatives groups. (b) No groups or individuals were specifically targeted in the consultation.

Departmental Operating Costs

Mr. McNamara: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will break down the operating costs of his Department by relative spending on each specialist (a) unit and (b) programme in each of the last three years. [60852]

Jane Kennedy: The information is in the table.

£

1999–20002000–012001–02
Policing662,000,000656,000,000641,760,000
Police Reform039,000,00068,440,000
Security17,000,00022,000,00023,800,000
Prison Service138,000,000235,000,000110,672,000
Criminal Damage/ Compensation87,000,00077,000,00069,106,000
Criminal Justice13,000,00013,835,00017,024,000
Criminal Justice Reform761,000560,000455,000
Probation Services10,565,00011,812,00012,145,000
Information Services2,219,0001,796,0002,034,000
Grants to voluntary bodies (crime prevention, etc.)2,579,0001,794,0002,333,000
Elections1,174,0001,402,0002,533,000
Legal/Forensics11,000,00013,000,00013,962,000
EU Money2,000,0001,000,000145,000
Bloody Sunday Inquiry13,000,00019,000,00019,179,000
NI Human Rights Commission572,000924,0001,304,000
Central Misc. Services13,700,00016,286,00018,124,000
Political process14,900,00011,300,0008,957,000
Totals989,470,0001,121,709,0001,011,973,000

Castlereagh

Mr. Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on progress in Sir John Chilcott's investigation into the break-in at Castlereagh. [68298]

Dr. John Reid: I have received a work in progress report from Sir John Chilcott and Colin Smith. I look forward to receiving the full and final report, which is expected later this year.


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