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The Solicitor-General: The payment made by the Crown Prosecution Service to Sir Roy Meadow for his attendance at court and attendance at conferences was £3,462.15. Wiltshire Constabulary made payments to Sir Roy Meadows in relation to preparation work totalling £4,730.
The Solicitor-General: Neither the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), nor the Serious Fraud Office have spent any money on taskforces or similar bodies since 1997. In 1999 the Legal Secretariat to the Law Officers spent a total of £210,000 on a review which led to the establishment of a separate and independent Inspectorate for the CPS.
Mr. Brady: To ask the Solicitor-General how many officials working in ministerial private offices in the Department have worked more than a 48-hour week at any time in the last 12 months for which figures are available; how many of those had signed a waiver under working time regulations; and what percentage these figures represented of the total in each case. 
The working time regulations provide workers with the protection of a limit of an average of 48 hours a week working time. This is not an absolute cap of 48 hours in any one week. This average is normally calculated over a 17-week reference period, although this can be longer in certain situations (26 weeks) and can be extended by agreement (up to 52 weeks). Workers may choose to work more than 48 hours per week over this reference period by signing an opt-out agreement, but employers cannot force a worker to sign an opt-out, and workers cannot be subjected to detriment for refusing to sign an opt-out. In
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the last 12 months four officials working in the combined Private Office for the Law Officers have worked more than a 48 hour week on occasions. This represents 100 per cent. of the total number of permanent staff in the office.
27. Mr. Key: To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners if he will arrange for the publication of (a) the attendance records and (b) the voting records of members of all three houses of the General Synod since the last elections. 
Sir Stuart Bell: Where votes are counted on particular questions the relevant figures are published in the Synod's Report of Proceedings (which is included on the Church of England website). Records of individual attendance and voting are not kept.
28. Mr. Luff: To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners what discussions the Commissioners have had with the Heritage Lottery Fund about funding for cathedral and church restoration projects. 
Sir Stuart Bell: The Church Heritage Forum is arranging such discussions, to include the Association of English Cathedrals, aimed at enabling better mutual understanding of priorities, potential and needs. The Heritage Lottery Fund needs continuing Government support to carry on its very welcome help with new works and repairs in places of worship.
Sir Stuart Bell: In 2003 adult attendance grew in half the dioceses, but this is not specific to particular parts of the country. Church income depends chiefly on the giving levels of members and visitors and these levels vary. Predominantly rural dioceses are equally spread across the range.
John Mann: To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners what categories of information are available under Freedom of Information legislation that have not been provided in written parliamentary answers on behalf of the Church Commissioners in the last three years. 
Virginia Bottomley: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if the hon. Member for Plymouth, Devonport will respond to the points raised by the right hon. Member for South-West Surrey in the Christmas Adjournment Debate on 21 December, Official Report, columns 209092, concerning the A3 at Hindhead. 
Mr. Jamieson: The Blackwall Tunnel 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. Therefore, any works, including refurbishment, on that stretch of road are a matter for them. Information about the Blackwall Tunnel and its refurbishment can be obtained from:
Director of Street Management Transport for London Windsor House 4250 Victoria Street London SW1H OTL
Charlotte Atkins: We are currently finalising a package of changes to the Blue Badge Scheme which require changes through secondary legislation. This includes extending the scheme to those children under two whose medical needs require the transport of medical equipment at all times. We will be consulting on draft regulations in the next few months and intend to implement the changes as soon as possible thereafter.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which local authorities in England are liaising with his Department over the potential introduction of (a) congestion charging and (b) workplace parking charging. 
Charlotte Atkins: In our recently published Guidance on Local Transport Plans, we invited local authorities to consider the scope for tackling congestion through innovative schemes involving improvements to the delivery of public transport and demand management measures such as congestion charging. Funding from the Transport Innovation Fund may be available from 200809 onwards to support the implementation of the best schemes. We have asked interested authorities to register their interest by the end of this month, and have responded to requests for clarification from a number of authorities in recent weeks.
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