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Mr. George Osborne: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many departmental (a) canteens and (b) bars there are; and how much has been spent on the (i) running, (ii) staffing and (iii) supply costs of each in each year since 1997. 
Mrs. McGuire: The Scotland Office was established on 1 July 1999. In buildings where the Office is the sole occupier, there are no in-house canteens, bars or catering services. In accommodation shared with the Scottish Executive, catering services are provided by that Department as the major occupier.
Mr. Lazarowicz: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to Edinburgh, North and Leith constituency, the effects on Edinburgh, North and Leith of his Department's policies and actions since 2 May 1997. 
Mrs. McGuire: My hon. Friend will no doubt receive from relevant Ministers comprehensive information about the impact of Government policies for the areas he mentions. The Scotland Office has no direct role in policy delivery apart from my right hon. Friend's responsibility for matters arising from the recent review of parliamentary boundaries and the conduct of elections to the Scottish Parliament. However, he speaks for Scotland in Cabinet and is always active in ensuring that Government policies take due account of Scotland's needs.
Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations his Department have made to (a) Ofgem, (b) the National Grid Company and (c) the Department of Trade and Industry regarding the impact on renewable energy producers in the highlands and islands of the third transmission charging proposal produced by the National Grid Company in December 2004; and if he will make a statement. 
We recognise the concerns raised about the potential impact of the proposed GB transmission charges on renewable generators in the highlands and islands and careful consideration will be given to whether there is a need to use the powers taken in the Energy Act to address them.
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Mr. George Osborne: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list his Department's IT projects in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) amount spent, (b) purpose, (c) cost of over-run and (d) time of over-run. 
Mr. Darling: I presented the fifth periodical report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland (Cm 6427) to Parliament on 14 December 2004, along with a draft of the Parliamentary Constituencies (Scotland) Order 2005. The Order was approved by the Privy Council on 9 February.
Mrs. McGuire: Scotland Office Ministers and officials are in touch with the Scottish Executive on a range of energy issues. Promotion of renewables and operation of the renewables obligation in Scotland are matters for the Executive.
The most recent figures on the number of electors in each of the 59 new parliamentary constituencies in Scotland are not held by the Scotland Office, but are held by the relevant local Electoral Registration Officer.
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The electorate in each of the constituencies as at June 2001 is set out in the fifth periodical report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland (cm 6427) which my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Scotland, laid before Parliament on 14 December 2004.
Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if he will list the attributable interviews that his Department's special advisers gave to (a) newspapers, (b) journals, (c) books and (d) other media in their official capacity between 31 March 2003 and 31 March 2004; 
(2) if he will list the attributable (a) articles and (b) contributions that his Department's special advisers made to (i) newspapers, (ii) journals, (iii) books and (iv) other media in their official capacity between 31 March 2003 and 31 March 2004. 
Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether departmental special advisers have attended meetings with external (a) bodies and (b) individuals, in their official capacity and without Ministers, since May 1997. 
Mrs. McGuire: 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 Secretary of State for Scotland how many complaints were made by departmental civil servants regarding the conduct of special advisers between 31 March 2003 and 31 March 2004. 
Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether departmental special advisers have made appearances before parliamentary select committees in their official capacity since May 1997. 
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