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Mr. Cousins: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many children there were in workless households in each local authority in the Northern Way Initiative area in each year from 1998 to 2004; and what percentage of children these figures represent in each year. 
The attached table gives the estimates of the number and the percentage of children who were living in workless households in the North East, North West and Yorkshire and the Humber regions for the three months ending in May each year from 1998 to 2004.
ending in May
| North East|| North West||Yorkshire and Humber|
|each year(11)||(000)||Per cent.(12)||(000)||Per cent.(12)||(000)||Per cent.(12)|
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has made to (a) the IMF and (b) the World Bank concerning (i) debt write-off and (ii) a donor conference for Angola. 
Mr. Timms: Angola's debt situation has been discussed in the Paris Club, where both the IMF and World Bank are represented. Before the UK Government can support debt relief for Angola, the Government of Angola will need to have an appropriate programme with the IMF. The IMF have been working with the Angolan Government on the steps towards such a programme.
Mr. Timms: The Department is committed to the fair treatment of all staff and not to discriminate unfairly on the grounds of age. The Department's policy is set out in its equal opportunities statement and is available for inspection on our public website.
Departmental HR policies take full account of the equal opportunities legislation and best practice and the Department conducts regular internal statistical analyses to monitor representation and appraisal by age in order that specific age issues are identified and addressed.
In anticipation of the ED regulation due to come into force in October 2006 the Department is reviewing its policy around retirement age/maximum employment age and related issues to ensure a fully inclusive workforce.
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Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in which Muslim newspapers the Department advertises; and what kind of advertising the Department places in Muslim newspapers. 
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the contributions of black film to the UK film industry; and what support is given by her Department. 
Estelle Morris: The DCMS administers support to the UK film industry through the agency of the UK Film Council, which has as part of its remit the promotion of film making and viewing to people from as diverse a range of backgrounds as possible.
The UK Film Council works extensively to ensure that under-represented groups are supported. Its diversity strategy is committed to helping the industry achieve a more diverse work force in terms of gender, disability and ethnicity both behind and in front of the camera across the film industry value chain.
In terms of UK Film Council awards, its purpose is to facilitate and support any project, organisation or film maker in line with its wide strategic aim of promoting film across the social and cultural spectrum.
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's commitment not to discriminate unfairly on the grounds of age is set out in its equal opportunities policy and other relevant sections of its Staff Handbook.
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Mr. Syms: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what estimate he has made of the cost to small businesses of (a) certification and (b) the regulatory burden of Part P of Building Regulations when it comes into effect on 1 January 2005; 
Phil Hope: A publicity campaign aimed at householders will be launched very shortly. It is planned as part of the campaign to have a free leaflet available from local authorities, electrical contractors and major electrical wholesalers and retailers and to have display advertising in national newspapers.
Mr. Syms: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the impact on small businesses of the requirement for electricians to have a prescribed level of insurance cover; and if he will make a statement. 
Phil Hope: Electricians who are members of a Part P competent person scheme are required as a condition of registration with a scheme to have at least £2 million public liability insurance. Those who are not members of a scheme do not have such a requirement placed on them.
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