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John Barrett: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many children are expected to benefit from child trust funds in Scotland in each of the next five years, broken down by (a) local authority area and (b) parliamentary constituency. 
Ruth Kelly: All eligible children born since 1 September 2002 in families awarded child benefit will receive a child trust fund (CTF). Projected birth figures by local authority and parliamentary constituency are not available, although figures for actual births and numbers receiving child benefit are available in the Library of the House. Birth projections for the whole of Scotland, produced by the Government Actuary's Department, are as shown in the following table.
|Birth projection (000s)|
The CTF is intended to encourage parents and children to develop the savings habit. It will ensure that every child, whatever their family background, will have access at the age of 18 when they begin their adult life, to a stock of assets which they can invest in their future.
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(3) what assessment his Department has made of the effect of possible relocation of staff in his Department to North Staffordshire on (a) job creation, (b) sustainable development, (c) the local economy and (d) tackling regional economic disparities; and if he will make a statement; 
(4) what plans he has to establish procedures for assessing the impact of possible re-location of staff in his Department to the regions; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Boateng: Sir Michael Lyon's Independent Review of Public Sector Relocation was established by the Chancellor and Deputy Prime Minister to examine the scope for relocating public sector activity, to improve the delivery and efficiency of public services and to benefit regional economies.
Sir Michael's review will be informed by research from King Sturge on suitable alternative locations, and Experian Business Strategies on lessons from previous relocations, and the economic impact of relocation. Summaries of this research will be available shortly on the Treasury website at www.hm-treasury.gov.uk
Mr. Russell Brown: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of staff employed within his Department are over 55 years of age; and what (a) number and (b) percentage of staff recruited over the last 12 months are over 55 years of age. 
Ruth Kelly: 4.8 per cent. of staff employed by HM Treasury are over 55 years of age. A total of three (1 per cent.) staff recruited in the last 12 months (1 January 2003 to 31 December 2003) are over 55 years of age.
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Mrs. May: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received regarding the impact on independent financial advisers of compliance with Financial Services Authority requirements. 
Ruth Kelly: Ministers and civil servants receive representations from a wide variety of members of the financial services community. As with previous Administrations, it is not this Government's practice to provide details of all such representations.
Under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, the Financial Services Authority is obliged to consult publicly on all new regulatory requirements. The FSA has specific mechanisms in place to seek the views of consumers and practitioners, including small firms.
Mrs. May: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the impact on (a) independent financial advisers and (b) the financial services sector of the costs of complying with Financial Services Authority requirements. 
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Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what work his Department has commissioned from the Adam Smith Institute in the last five years; and how much each of these projects cost. 
Hilary Benn: The information requested is in the following table. This does not include any lower value contracts, details of which are not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. All these contracts have been awarded in line with standard procurement practice.
|Project title||Country||Value (£)|
|Legal Adviser within Coalition Provisional Authority South (CPAS)||Iraq||72,925|
|Economic Support to Coalition Provisional Authority South (CPAS)||Iraq||98,655|
|Secondment of Negotiations Support Staff to the Office of Prime Minister||West Bank and Gaza||75,800|
|ITD-DFID Staff Training(7)||Global (Non Project Specific)||288,435|
|Support to the Office of the Prime Minister and to the Cabinet Office||West Bank and Gaza||100,400|
|Economic Development within 1st Military Division HQ Basra||Iraq||57,910|
|Economic Support within 1st Military Division HQ Basra||Iraq||55,510|
|International Lawyer within 1st Military Division HQ Basra||Iraq||63,110|
|Andhra Pradesh Economic Restructuring ProgrammePublic Enterprise Reforms, Phase II||India||416,435|
|Asia Trade Consultancy||United Kingdom||44,200|
|Support Services for Public Enterprise Restructuring in South Africa||South Africa, Republic of||6,363,435|
|Support for capacity-building in the Ministry of Finance and Central Bank||Afghanistan||1,229,655|
|Trade Training for DFID StaffBangkok(7)||United Kingdom||32,328|
|Support to Water Sector Regulation by PURC-Ghana||Ghana||1,079,100|
|Trade Training for DFID Staff||United Kingdom||20,075|
|Consultants for Standards, Technical Regulatory Barriers Programme||Global (Non Project Specific)||43,990|
|Pilot Training and Capacity Building in International Waterhouse Law||Kyrgyz Republic||131,174|
|Trade Enabling Agreement||Global (Non Project Specific)||(7)|
|Communications Film for Department of Disinvestment||India||89,500|
|PSRC: Water Privatisation and Regulation Study Tour||Tanzania||54,924|
|Support for Public Sector Undertaking Reforms and Social Safety Net in Madhya Pradesh||India||80,000|
|Conference on Disinvestment||India||70,000|
|Russia Trade Policy Project||Russia||1,199,041|
|Lead Adviser to Parastatal Sector Reform Commission (PSRC)||Tanzania||195,690|
|Seminar on Export Credits and Developing Countries||United Kingdom||101,035|
|Rehabilitation of Cyclone Damaged Lift Irrigation Points in Orissa||India||622,736|
|Initial Support to the Budgetary Processes of the Government of Macedonia||Macedonia||13,630|
|Medium Term Programme of Capacity Building for PURC||Ghana||636,900|
|UK-Ireland Privatisation and Regulation Study Tour||Tanzania||11,145|
|Additional Support to the Privatisation Board||Bangladesh||106,241|
|Assistance to the Palestinian Negotiations Affairs Department||West Bank and Gaza||1,482,776|
|Technical Assistance for Public Enterprise Reform in Orissa||India||2,061,365|
|Privatisation Agency Support Project Consultancy||Zimbabwe||308,470|
|Privatisation Project Phase 3 and 4 Managing Consultant||Guyana||770,027|
|PR Unit Support for Parastatal Sector Reform Commission (PSRC)||Tanzania||272,975|
(7) The two contracts indicated were issued under this enabling agreement.
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