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Mrs. Liddell: The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is recognised by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry as the sole national body for the accreditation, against international standards, of certification and inspection bodies, testing and calibration laboratories. My Department currently has no schemes requiring accreditation.
Mrs. Liddell: I have regular discussions with my ministerial colleagues on a wide range of issues, including matters relating to airport capacity in Scotland. The Government, in its consultation documents on future development of air transport in the United Kingdom, has jointly with the Scottish Executive sought comments from the aviation industry
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and all those affected by air travel on issues affecting the future development of air services in Scotland, including airport capacity. This consultation process is still ongoing and will inform the development of the Government's White Paper on aviation policy to be publish next year.
Mrs. Liddell: The Boundary Commission is required to submit its final report before December 2006. It is a matter for the Commission when, within that timescale, it does so. I am required by the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 to lay the report before Parliament, together with the draft of an Order in Council giving it effect, with or without modifications, as soon as may be thereafter.
Mr. Djanogly: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many departmental Christmas cards she and her Ministers intend to send in 2002; how much these cards will cost (a) to buy, (b) to post and (c) in staff time to sign, address and place in envelopes; and if she will place in the Library a sample copy of the official Christmas card she has sent this year. 
Mrs. Liddell [holding answer 19 December 2002]: Scotland Office Ministers sent around 420 Christmas cards. Other cards were issued by the Department. The total cost of purchasing Christmas cards was #830 and the expenditure was incurred in accordance with the principles on financial procedures and propriety set out in Government Accounting. Details of postage costs and staff time involved in issuing the cards is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. I have arranged for a copy of the Scotland Office Christmas card to be placed in the Library.
Mr. Djanogly: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much will be spent on (a) entertaining, (b) Christmas decorations and (c) other festive activities this Christmas season by her Department and Government agencies answerable to her Department; and of this sum how much will be spent in Ministers' (i) private offices and (ii) official residences. 
Mrs. Liddell [holding answer 19 December 2002]: My Department spent #1,520 on Christmas decorations for the public entrances to its office buildings. The expenditure was incurred in accordance with the principles on financial procedures and propriety set out in Government Accounting.
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of the Green Ministers; and which official has responsibility for the DEFRA rural proofing check-list in her Department. 
Mr. Joyce: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if she will calculate (a) the tax revenue from Scotland since 1980 and (b) the total government spending in Scotland since 1980; and if she also will calculate these figures omitting tax revenues from the continental shelf. 
Mrs. Liddell [holding answer 19 December 2002]: A table setting out estimates of aggregate expenditure and revenues for Scotland is provided in the table. As noted in the footnote to the table, there are different sources for different parts of the series and therefore some potential for variation in the estimating approaches used.
|Financial year||Expenditure(17)||Revenues (excluding North Sea revenues)(17)||UK North Sea revenues(18)|
(17) Sources: 197879 to 198788unpublished data used to compile parliamentary answer, 21 March 1997, Official Report, column 969;
198788 to 199192unpublished data produced in September 1993 by the Scottish Office, using the methodology used for the publication XGovernment Expenditure & Review In Scotland" (GERS) and updating the first GERS, 1992;
199192 to 199596GERS 199596 (Scottish Office 1997);
199596 to 19992000GERS 19992000 (Scottish Executive 2001).
(18) Petroleum revenue tax, oil royalties and North Sea Corporation Tax before ACT set-off.
Inland Revenue Statistics
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Rev. Martin Smyth: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what training is provided within the health and social services system in Northern Ireland in relation to attention deficit hyperactivity for workers with personal contact with sufferers to help inform their practice. 
Mr. Browne: Psychiatrists are educated about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) during their general professional training as part of child and adolescent mental health subjects. Child and adolescent psychiatrists, who undergo higher professional training prior to becoming consultants focus on relevant areas such as ADHD in more depth. Postgraduate training, as part of continual professional development, also ensures increased awareness and keeps professionals abreast of developments in this area.
Mr. Pearson: The Scottish Executive has the lead role in relation to the tendering exercise to restore the Ballycastle to Campbeltown ferry service. Northern Ireland officials are working closely with their Scottish colleagues and final tender documentation will be issued shortly. This holds open the prospect of the service resuming in time for the summer 2003 season.
Mr. Pearson: In September 2001 the Northern Ireland Executive approved #18.04 million to be allocated to telecommunications development over the following three years. In addition Northern Ireland secured #1.46 million as its share of the #30 million UK Broadband Fund.
In November 2002, under the EU's Interreg III Programme, approximately #4 million (7 million euros) was allocated to stimulate investment in efficient communications and e-commerce infrastructure in Northern Ireland and the border counties of ROI. The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment is liasing with the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources (DCMNR) in Dublin to develop a Call in line with the aims of Interreg III.
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