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Harry Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list the projects to be funded by the sums pledged by (a) the UK and (b) the EU as reconstruction aid to Iraq indicating the sum allocated to each project; what the expected UK contribution to (i) the World Bank loan and (ii) the IMF loan is; to what purposes these contributions are expected to be put; and if he will make a statement. 
Hilary Benn: It is too early to say how the money pledged at Madrid will be allocated by DFID and the EU as priorities are still being determined in coordination with the interim Iraqi Administration and other donors. Equally it is too soon to say what the UK contribution to the World Bank and IMF loans will be.
Mr. Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much of the projected aid budget for reconstruction in Iraq has been funded by changes in the aid budget for other countries in financial year 200304. 
Hilary Benn: None of the funding for reconstruction in Iraq this financial year has been found from planned expenditure for other countries. Of the £312 million budget for 200304 £180 million is additional resources for reconstruction from Treasury reserves and a further £75 million has been sourced from the DFID contingency reserve. The rest has been found from existing allocation for Iraq, MOD funds, the Global Conflict Prevention Pool and our share of EC funding for Iraq.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) children and (b) pregnant mothers died of malaria in developing countries in each of the last five years, using figures from his Department's research. 
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Mr. Gareth Thomas: Children and pregnant women are at the greatest risk of dying from malaria. The WHO'S most recent official estimates of children under-5 dying of malaria for year 2000 are close to 1 million deaths globally. There are no official WHO estimates of malaria related mortality for pregnant women. WHO and Roll Back Malaria (RBM) recognise the importance of having more accurate estimates, which are important to measure progress and ensure that global targets are met.
DFID has contributed £48 million over four years (1999 to 2003) to RBM, a global partnership which includes national governments, UN agencies, pharmaceutical companies and NGOs, with the objective of working to half the world's malaria burden by 2010. This will be done through expanding coverage for preventative interventions (e.g. insecticide-treated mosquito nets), expanding effective treatment for the disease and strengthening national capacity for surveillance, monitoring and planning.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which of his Department's programmes for middle income countries will (a) be ended early and (b) have their funding reduced in (i) 200405 and (ii) 200506. 
Mr. Gareth Thomas: The Secretary of State outlined intended changes to programmes for middle-income countries in his statement to the House of 6 November 2003, Official Report, column 42WS. More detailed plans are now being made, in consultation with partner countries and other donors. They will be embodied in the annual revision of DFID's Aid Framework, which is expected to be completed over the next two months.
Hilary Benn: The Government of Namibia launched an appeal to donors at a meeting in Windhoek on 20 November. We and other agencies are currently considering this appeal and the wider issues it raises for emergency planning and response in Namibia.
Mr. Chope: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what action the Government are taking to address the humanitarian crisis (a) in Northern Uganda and (b) in the Anglican Diocese of Soroti. 
Hilary Benn: The situation in Northern and Eastern Uganda has resulted in the UK disbursing an additional £4.4 million over the last 12 months specifically targeted at the humanitarian situation. This assistance has been channelled through the World Food Programme, UNICEF, and the Uganda Red Cross Society to support those affected by the conflict. We are currently considering how best to programme a further £4.1 million for urgent humanitarian needs. This will include additional support to the Red Cross specifically for helping those suffering in Eastern Uganda, including Soroti.
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Hilary Benn: The UK supports UNICEF's Medium Term Strategic Plan 200205 which provides support to orphans and vulnerable children through its five priority areas of: child protection; girls' education; immunisation; early childhood development; and tackling HIV/AIDS. The UK supports UNICEF's Plan by providing £17 million a year to UNICEF's regular resources. In 2002, the UK provided a further £34 million in extra-budgetary support.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many air accidents or serious incidents, in addition to total losses, involving United Kingdom-registered airlines are registered on the Airclaims CASE database for the last 10 years for which information is available; and what the comparable accident level was for airlines registered in (a) the Republic of Ireland and (b) Germany. 
Mr. McNulty: The following table sets out the number of major partial loss and minor loss accidents for United Kingdom, German and Irish airlines contained in the Airclaims CASE database for the period 1 January 1993 to 31 December 2002.
|Passenger operations||Cargo operation|
|Aircraft >5,700 kg mtwa||Aircraft <5,700 kg mtwa||Aircraft >5,700 kg mtwa||Aircraft <5,700kg mtwa|
Mtwa = maximum total weight authorised.
Mrs. Brooke: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many cycling (a) fatalities and (b) serious injuries occurred among (i) adults and (ii) children in each of the last three years; and in each category what percentage of these adults and children were wearing helmets. 
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Figures exclude cases where the age of the casualty was unknown.
Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will require statutory undertakers and private companies to pay a rent to local authorities for the stationing of (a) fixed equipment and (b) street furniture on highway land; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. McNulty: Responsibility for London Underground transferred from the Government to Transport for London in July this year. Improvements to the Victoria Line infrastructure are the responsibility of Metronet Rail BCV. Metronet are committed to the delivery of 47 new trains on the Victoria Line, all of which will enter service between 2009 and 2012.
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