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Mr. McNamara: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many new entrants to the diplomatic service in 2001 were (a) educated at independent school, (b) educated at public school, (c) educated at state school and (d) describe themselves as disabled; and for each category, whether they were (i) policy entrants or (ii) operational entrants. 
(a) and (b) are counted together as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office only differentiates between independent and state schools. 28 new entrants were educated at independent schools. 14 were policy and 14 were operational entrants.
(c) 48 new entrants were educated at state schools. 16 were policy and 32 were operational entrants.
(d) Two new entrants described themselves as having a disability. One policy and one operational entrant.
These figures are published in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's 2002 departmental report.
Mr. McNamara: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many ambassadors and high commissioners are (a) from an ethnic minority background and (b) describe themselves as disabled. 
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Mr. Mike O'Brien: As at 1 July 2002 there were three members of the Senior Management Structure (SMS) who had declared themselves to be from an ethnic minority background. None of them is currently serving as either an ambassador or as a high commissioner.
Seven members of the SMS had declared themselves to have a disability. Two of these are currently serving as either an ambassador or a high commissioner.
Mr. Beith: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost was of publishing his Department's annual report for each of the past five years. 
Mr. MacShane: The table shows the costs incurred by the FCO in publishing our annual departmental report; the figures do not include staff time which could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The table reflects only those costs that fall directly to the FCO, any other printing and publication costs are met directly by the publisher, The Stationery Office Ltd. (TSO), and do not fall to Government.
Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Prime Minister how many complaints have been made by civil servants to the (a) Secretary of the Cabinet and (b) First Civil Service Commissioner regarding the actions of departmental special advisers since May 1997. 
Mr. Kaufman: To ask the Prime Minister if he will instruct the Chancellor of the Exchequer to reply to the letter to him dated 23 May from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. J. Greenhalgh. 
The Prime Minister: I understand that my hon. Friend the Economic Secretary has replied to the right hon. Member's letter.
Llew Smith: To ask the Prime Minister what proposals in support of increasing the use of renewable energy he intends to present to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg; and what recent representations he has received in support of renewable energy. 
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The Prime Minister: The UK supports agreement at the World Summit on Sustainable Development on a range of measures to support the increased use of renewable energy, including removing harmful subsidies for the use of fossil fuels, setting a global target for the use of renewable energy, and enhanced international co-operation on research and development and market reform. The Government are investing over £260 million in the development of renewable power over three years,
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in addition to the work of the Carbon Trust and others active in this field. As a result of the spending review the DTI will be announcing further investment in renewable technologies.
I have received over 400 campaign cards from members of the public supporting a campaign by Greenpeace and the Body Shop to provide renewable energy to the two billion people currently without access to energy.
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Brian White: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what her policy is towards using open source software; and what percentage is used in her Department. 
Clare Short: Use of open source software within DFID is currently under review. At present no open source software is in operational use.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will provide a
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breakdown of her Department's expenditure since 199899 on CPI consultancies referred to on page 105 of the 2002 departmental report. 
Clare Short: This expenditure was incurred on price investigations for contracts funded by DFID, primarily arising out of continuing commitments under the aid and trade provision. A breakdown of these figures could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Paul Marsden: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding her Department has given for HIV/AIDS projects in each country in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement. 
Clare Short: The information requested is set out in the table. Please note these figures do not include expenditure on regional programmes or non-region specific work on programmes and research from the UK.
|Belarus, Republic of||0||0||0||0||8|
|Congo, Democratic Republic||41||41||0||0||0|
|Kazakhstan, Republic of||0||0||181||158||13|
|Moldova, Republic of||0||0||0||0||12|
|Serbia and Montenegro||0||0||0||204||807|
|Somali Democratic Republic||0||28||43||52||6|
|South Africa, Republic of||1,596||3,933||3,499||6,215||5,570|
|States of ex Yugoslavia||0||0||3,326||417||0|
|West Bank and Gaza||0||0||350||962||575|
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John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what impact assessments have been made of the projects funded by her Department which seek to tackle the spread of HIV/AIDS in developing countries. 
Clare Short: My Department's bilateral programmes are routinely monitored and evaluated as a matter of course. Impact assessments have been conducted on a range of our HIV/AIDS-related work, including condom social marketing programmes, palliative care for people living with HIV/AIDS, and support for adolescent sexual and reproductive health education.
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