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Mr. Hayes: To ask the Leader of the House how many statutory instruments were introduced in the past 12 months; how many were debated on the Floor of the House; how many were made under the provisions of legislation originating in the European Communities; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hain: 1,032 made statutory instruments and 200 draft statutory instruments were laid before Parliament during 2004. 172 of the made instruments were made under powers contained in section 2 of the European Communities Act 1972. How many instruments were made under the provisions of other legislation which may have originated in the European Communities is not recorded.
Mr. George Osborne: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list his Department's IT projects for each year since 1997, broken down by (a) amount spent, (b) purpose, (c) cost of over-run and (d) time of over-run. 
The costs shown for each of the IT projects cover externally-provided hardware, software and implementation costs and may, in addition, cover other costs such as training where this will be part of the initial contract to be placed with the external contractor. The costs of in-house project development are not included. Support and on-going maintenance costs are excluded.
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|IT project||Actual or current estimate spend (£000)||Cost or time overrun|
|1998||Replacement of Treasury Financial Information System (FIS)||559|||
|1999||Replacement of central HR/personnel system for HMT||337||Time: 1|
|2000||Replacement of the computer system which supports the operational accounting and cashflow forecasting work of the Treasury Exchequer Funds and Accounts team. (TRiP)||1,000||Cost: 60|
|2000||Provision of a search engine to enhance the document management repository, internet and intranet in HMT||250|||
|2000||Upgrading the Treasury PC desktop to Windows and Office 2000||2,500|||
|2000||Replacement of Treasury's domestic accounting system||900|||
|2001||Implementation of the GOLD system for the Consolidation of Central Government Accounts||622|||
|2001||Redevelopment of Treasury's public website||250|||
|2001||Provision of IT services in support of HMT Business Continuity Plan||1,455|||
|2002||Move and provision of new IT facilities in new HMT building, 1 Horse Guards Road||1,717|||
|2002||Conversion of HMT PCs from Token Ring networking to Ethernet networking||260|||
|2002||Improvements to the capacity, reliability, performance and ease-of-use of secure remote working facilities in HMT||500|||
|2003||Combining three separate Treasury financial data collection and reporting systems into one Single Data System||2,400|||
|2003||Enhancing Document and Records Management capability in HM Treasury||1,800|||
Mr. Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the features of the Brimstone anti-armour weapon, the New Light anti-armour weapon and the LF anti-tank guided weapon system distinguish them from each other. 
Brimstone is an air launched anti-armour missile system with a range of over 10,000 m. It will be carried by fast jet aircraft and operates autonomously after firing to search a given area for vehicles. In contrast, both the Next Generation Light And Armour Weapon
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(NLAW) and Light Forces Anti-Tank Guided Weapon (LF ATGW) are man-portable ground based systems. NLAW is a short-range lightweight unguided weapon that will have broad applications across the services with a simple, but highly capable and versatile anti-armour capability. The LF ATGW, based on the US Javelin system, is a more sophisticated guided weapon with a range of some 2,500 m. Javelin will equip Light Forces, Mechanised and Armoured Infantry, and Formation Reconnaissance units.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the relationship is between the new European peacekeeping force in Bosnia and the European Union; what command and control structures operate; what the relationship is between the new force and NATO; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hoon: The European Union peacekeeping force in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Operation ALTHEA, operates under the political control and strategic direction of the European Union. This is implemented through the Political and Security Committee and the EU Military Committee to the EU Operation Commander, General Sir John Reith, who also holds the NATO position of Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
The EU is able to draw on many NATO assets and capabilities in support of Operation ALTHEA in accordance with the Berlin Plus arrangements. There is a close working relationship between the EU and NATO in relation to operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, supported by the collocation of personnel at all levels of command. In Bosnia, there is a very close working relationship between the Commander of the EU Force and the Senior Military Representative in NATO HQ Sarajevo.
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Sue Doughty: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effects on the procurement budget of the spreading of the overheads of the defence exports industry across exports and UK requirements; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Ingram: The Ministry of Defence estimates that some £300 million annually is saved to its procurement budget through the spreading of its suppliers' overheads across export output in addition to UK requirements.
Mr. Edward Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the accident statistics were for the A3 (a) in each of the five years before and (b) in each year after the 50 mph speed limit was introduced. 
The section of the A3 inside London forms part of the Greater London Authority Road Networknow known as the Transport for London Road Networkand is the responsibility of the Mayor and Transport for London (TfL). Further information concerning the accident statistics of that part of the A3 should be obtained from:
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