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The estimates available relate to the twelve-month periods ending in February 1997 and February 2004, the latest period for which information is available. In these periods the numbers of unemployed people, who were resident in the Leyton and Wanstead Parliamentary Constituency, were 6,000 and 5,000 respectively.
A more reliable indication of change between 1997 and 2004 at Parliamentary Constituency level is the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA). The annual average number of people resident in the Leyton and Wanstead constituency claiming JSA benefits in 1997 was 4,158. The corresponding average for the first 11 months of 2004 was 2,310. Between the two years there was a fall of 44 per cent.
Michael Fabricant: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on his Department's policy regarding the retention of e-mails in electronic form (a) after and (b) up to 1 January 2005; and what instructions have been given regarding the deletion of e-mails prior to 1 January 2005. 
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will list the (a) working groups and (b) work streams under way under Project Heathrow; and what deadlines have been set for each work stream; 
Charlotte Atkins: The forward work programme on Heathrow encompasses a range of activities and working arrangements with various parties. Much of this is work in progress and there are no plans at present to deposit copies of all papers in the Library. Details of the work programme can be found on the Department's website, along with notes of meetings of the air quality technical panels. Further papers will be published on the Department's website as work progresses, in accordance with the Department's publication scheme.
All the work is designed to enable concluded views to be reached before the end of next year on the prospects for further development at Heathrow, consistent with the environmental conditions set out in the Air Transport White Paper.
Mr. Tyler: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much revenue his Department has received from the use of non-geographic 0870 telephone numbers for the period 1 October 2003 to 30 September. 
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether UK Government policy permits the (a) touching down and (b) refuelling in the UK of US aircraft, where such aircraft are carrying individuals destined for interrogation in countries that routinely use torture in their prisons. 
Charlotte Atkins: The Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation entitles foreign civil aircraft to make technical stops, for example for refuelling, without requiring the permission of the state it stops in. As such the Department is not notified if technical stops of this nature are made.
Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date his Department first considered providing logistical support and heavy-lifting helicopters to countries hit by the Indian Ocean tsunami; and what assessment has been made of the merits of the re-deployment of personnel and equipment from Iraq to disaster-hit countries. 
Mr. Ingram: Ministry of Defence officials and Ministers initially learned of the Indian Ocean earthquake through departmental duty officers and broadcast media on Boxing Day 2004. The first formal contact to discuss the implications of the earthquake occurred between DfID and MOD officials early that day. Over subsequent days, MOD and the Permanent Joint Headquarters explored options for supporting DfID in the relief operation, culminating in decisions to provide military capabilitiesparticularly airlift and a maritime presenceon 30 December. Deployment of military assets commenced on 30 December. This included the re-deployment of several assets including HMS Chatham and RFA Diligence to aid the relief effort.
Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence at what time (UK time) his Department learned of the earthquake off Sumatra on 26 December 2004; and what actions were set in train as a result. 
Ministry of Defence officials and Ministers initially learned of the Indian Ocean earthquake through departmental duty officers and broadcast media on Boxing Day 2004. The first formal contact to discuss the implications of the earthquake occurred between DfID and MOD officials early that day. Over subsequent days, MOD and the Permanent Joint Headquarters explored options for supporting DfID in the relief operation, culminating in decisions to provide military capabilitiesparticularly airlift and a maritime presenceon 30 December. Deployment of
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military assets commenced on 30 December. Subsequently a number of further niche capabilities have been provided to support the DfID-led relief operation.
Mr. David Stewart: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what military assistance the UK has provided following the tsunami disaster; and what plans he has made for further military assistance. 
Mr. Ingram [holding answer 17 January 2005]: The Ministry of Defence has reacted quickly with other Government Departments in responding to this disaster, with the focus being on assisting the UN through DfID, with whom we are working very closely, and the provision of direct relief where appropriate.
The frigate HMS Chatham (which carries two Lynx helicopters) was redirected to the area on 30 December, arriving on 3 January; and the support ship RFA Diligence, already in the region, joined Chatham off Sri Lanka on 5 January. These vessels have undertaken a number of relief tasks, including assistance to the town of Baticoloa in the East of Sri Lanka, and provision of engineers to the Maldives to assist with refurbishment of generators and desalination equipment. Chatham and Diligence have worked closely with an Observation, Liaison and Reconnaissance Team (OLRT) which deployed to Colombo on 31 December, part of which also deployed to the Maldives on 6 January.
Royal Air Force C-17 and C-130 transport aircraft have also been assisting in the aid operation since 31 December, including through the delivery of UN infrastructure equipment and medical and other relief supplies into the worst affected areas.
The Indonesian Government has accepted an offer of additional technical support in the form of two Ball 212 helicopters from the Gurkha Garrison in Brunei. These two aircraft are planned to deploy to the area on 12 January. Further, small, deployments of niche capabilities such as logistics planners and engineers have also taken place in response to DfID and OLRT requests.
Mr. Gray: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Hercules C130 planes from RAF Lyneham have been made available for the aid effort in the Indian Ocean; and how many of them have been deployed. 
[holding answer 17 January 2005]: Five Hercules C130 aircraft were identified as available for deployment. To date DfID have only called forward
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two of these aircraft. A C17 aircraft and a TriStar aircraft have also been tasked to provide relief aid to the affected region.
Mr. Ingram [holding answer 17 January 2005]: Ministry of Defence has offered support to enable UN-led relief operations in the affected region. The requests for MOD assets and capabilities have been co-ordinated by DfID. To date DfID representatives and the MOD OLRT (Operational Level Recce Team) in theatre have not identified a requirement for deployable field hospitals to be sent to the region.
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