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Mr. Clifton-Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many written questions for his Department were unanswered when Parliament prorogued; and how many of the unanswered questions were tabled in each of the previous months of the 200304 session. 
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) whether he has been
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informed of breaches of the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers in his Department since its implementation; 
(2) how many appeals were made by civil servants to the Civil Service Commissioners regarding special advisers in his Department between 31 March 2003 and 31 March 2004 and when each appeal was lodged. 
Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether departmental special advisers have attended meetings with external (a) bodies and (b) individuals, in their official capacity and without Ministers, since May 1997. 
Hilary Benn: Special advisers hold meetings with a wide range of external representatives in their official capacity. All such meetings are conducted in accordance with the requirements of the "Code of Conduct for Special Advisers".
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the UN Food Programme's decision to suspend operations in Darfur; and what steps have been taken to meet the needs of the people who are out of reach of aid workers as a result. 
Hilary Benn: I am gravely concerned about the situation in Darfur, Sudan and keep a close watch on developments. The World Food Programme's (WFP) decision to suspend operations in north Darfur was in response to attacks on Talwilah town on 22 November. This prompted the UN Security Co-ordinator (UNSECOORD) to stop all UN movement out of the state capital and suspend all UN operations in SLA areas. The tension has eased in some areas allowing food distributions to re-start on 28 November. However, some parts of north Darfur are still designated as "NO GO" for UN personnel. The humanitarian community has tracked an estimated 30,000 people who fled the 22 November attacks and is in the process of registering and providing food and other assistance to them. Insecurity in north Darfur continues to affect the UN and its agencies ability to access all parts of Darfur.
The UK is pressing all parties to the conflict to implement the Abuja humanitarian and security protocols to allowed unfettered access throughout Darfur. We have also provided over £4 million to the World Food Programme for their logistical operations in Darfur and over £1 million to the UN for security operations.
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Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the decision of Sudan's Humanitarian Affairs Commission to expel the country directors of Oxfam and Save the Children; and what the implications are for the provision of food relief in Darfur. 
Hilary Benn: On 29 November, our ambassador in Khartoum raised, with the local authorities, reports of the decision to ask the Directors of Oxfam and Save the Children UK to leave Sudan. The Government of Sudan subsequently indicated that this decision has been suspended until further notice.
The Prime Minister: My officials and I have meetings and discussions with a wide range of organisations and individuals. A with previous Administrations it is not the Government's practice to provide details of all such meetings, under Exemptions 2 and 7 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list articles written by Members of his Government in an official capacity that have been published in the foreign press over the past 12 months; and if he will place copies in the Library (a) of these articles and (b) as a matter of course in the future. 
The Prime Minister: I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr. Carmichael) at Prime Minister's questions on 8 December 2004, Official Report, columns 116667.
Llew Smith: To ask the Prime Minister whether he raised the prospect of Pakistan signing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaty during his discussions with President Musharraf of Pakistan on 6 December. 
The Prime Minister:
I discussed a wide range of bilateral and international issues, including those relating to nuclear weapons proliferation, during President Musharraf's recent visit.
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Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Prime Minister whether his Special Advisers have attended meetings with external (a) bodies and (b) individuals, in their official capacity and without Ministers, since May 1997. 
The Prime Minister: Special Advisers hold meetings with a wide range of external representatives in their official capacity. All such meetings are conducted in accordance with the requirements of the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers.
Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Prime Minister how many complaints were made by civil servants regarding the conduct of Special Advisers for whom he is responsible between 31 March 2003 and 31 March 2004. 
Mr. Lidington: To ask the Prime Minister whether his office has made representations to (a) Wycombe district council, (b) mobile telephone network providers and (c) the Thames Valley police on plans to locate a radio base station at Missenden Road, Buckmoorend, Butler's Cross; and if he will make a statement. 
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