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Miscarriages of Justice

Mr. Chope: To ask the min Minister what criteria he applies when deciding whether to issue public apologies to the victims of miscarriages of justice. [217289]

The min Minister: I refer the hon. Member to the comments made by my Official Spokesman on Wednesday 2 February, a transcript of which is available on the No. 10 website.

Prince of Wales

Norman Baker: To ask the min Minister whether he was consulted on the date for the proposed marriage between HRH The Prince of Wales and Mrs. Camilla Parker-Bowles; and if he will make a statement. [217194]

The min Minister: I was not consulted on the date.


Departmental Spending

Mr. Laws: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what his latest estimate is of unallocated departmental spending in (a) 2005–06, (b) 2006–07, and (c) 2007–08; and if he will make a statement. [213256]

Mr. Miliband: The Cabinet Office is currently finalising its internal budget allocation for 2005–06 and the Departmental Unallocated Provision (DUP) will not be determined until that process is complete. Similarly the DUP for 2006–07 and 2007–08 will not be determined until the internal budget allocation process is complete for the respective years.

Ministerial Stationery

Mr. George Osborne: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much has been spent on official ministerial (a) business cards, (b) headed paper and (c) compliment slips in each year since 1997. [214955]

Mr. Miliband: It is not possible to provide the information requested as it is not held centrally and cannot be readily retrieved without incurring disproportionate cost.
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Regulatory Impact Unit

Mr. George Osborne: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the cost of staffing and running the Regulatory Impact Unit was on the last year for which figures are available. [217262]

Mr. Miliband: I refer the hon. Member to the answer my predecessor (Ruth Kelly) gave to the hon. Member for Eddisbury (Mr. O'Brien) on 14 December 2004, Official Report, column 1004W.


Freedom of Information

Dr. Julian Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what his policy is in respect of the publication (a) on the departmental website and (b) by placing copies in the Library of (i) all or (ii) a selection of the information disclosed in response to Freedom of Information requests since January. [215226]

Mr. Touhig: In line with guidance issued by the Department for Constitutional Affairs in July 2002, the Wales Office has considered publication of information disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act.

Any information released by the Wales Office in response to Freedom of Information requests will also be published on the Wales Office website.

Job Relocation

Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the First Minister of the National Assembly for Wales on the relocation of jobs from England to Wales. [216050]

Mr. Touhig: My right hon. Friend and I are working closely with ministerial colleagues in the Assembly to ensure that Wales benefits from any relocation of public sector jobs from London and the South East. To this end, I welcome the decision last September by the Office for National Statistics to make Newport its principal headquarters and move 600 jobs there.
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I am actively pursuing plans by other Departments and will be following up as appropriate. On 10 February, the First Minister and I met several senior officials from London based Departments involved with the relocation exercise to highlight what Wales has to offer.


Mr. Wiggin: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the National Assembly for Wales Government concerning the release of MRSA figures for hospitals in Wales. [217120]

Mr. Touhig: I regularly meet the Assembly First Minister and Health Minister to discuss issues surrounding health care associated infections, in particular MRSA, which we take very seriously.

The Assembly Health Minister, Dr. Brian Gibbons has announced a new set of proposals which will enablepatients to access trust based statistics on each individual hospital in Wales.



Virginia Bottomley: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which existing road schemes in addition to the A3 at Hindhead have been downgraded from national to regional significance; and what the peak traffic volumes of each were in the last period for which figures are available. [209895]

Mr. Jamieson: The Government's consultation paper—Devolving decision making: A consultation on regional funding allocations"—issued on 2 December 2004 sets out which routes are categorised as of the greatest strategic national and international importance and which are categorised as of primarily regional importance. The following table sets out the latest available peak daily traffic flow for each scheme in the targeted programme of improvements on routes categorised as of primarily regional importance.
Trunk road schemes in the targeted programme of improvements on regional routes—Peak daily traffic flow—2004

office region
Two-way peak daily traffic flow (2004)

Traffic count location
Schemes planned to start construction by April 2008
Al Peterborough–BlythEast Midlands65,800A1 Burghley Park, NB and SB
A421 Bedford to Ml Junction 13East33,900A421,StewartbyEB andWB
All Attleborough Bypass improvementEast46,100A1 1 Wymondham, NB and SB
A19/A184 Testos RoundaboutNorth East61,400A19, A1290-A184, South of Testos Roundabout; NB and SB
A590 High and Low Newton BypassNorth West22,800A592-A5074 Low Newton EB and WB
A66 Temple SowerbyNorth West24,200A6-A685 Whinfell Forest, East of Penrith EB and WB
A57/A628 Mottram-Hollingworth-TintwistleNorth West42,600A6018-A628 Mottram Moor Tameside EB and WB
A595 Parton-Lillyhall ImprovementNorth West22,100B5295-A597, Commonend, Distington, Workington NB and SB
A2 Bean-Cobham Widening Phase 2South East134,000A2 between A227 and B262 EB and WB
A2/A282 Dartford ImprovementSouth East183,300A282 Dartford Crossing NB and SB
A27 Southerham-Beddingham ImprovementSouth East44,300A27 Beddingham Level Crossing EB and WB
A30/A382 Merrymeet JunctionSouth West61,100A30 Tedbum St. Mary EB and WB
A30 Bodmin Indian QueensSouth West45,700A30 Bodmin Bypass EB and WB
M5 J17 to J18A Northbound Climbing Lane (HallenHiU)South West*66,000M5 J18A to 17 NB * one-way flow traffic i.e northbound
M5 J19 to J20 Northbound Climbing Lane (Tickenham Hill)South West*66,800M5 J20 to J19 NB * one-way flow traffic i.e. northbound
M5 J19 to J20 Southbound Climbing Lane (Naish Hill)South West*69,600M5 J19 to J20 SB * one-way flow traffic i.e. southbound
A38 Dobwalls BypassSouth West30,800A38 Dobwalls (A390-B3284) EB and WB
A419 BlunsdonSouth West26,900Blunsdon St (B401 9-A431 1) NB and SB
A419 Commonhead JunctionSouth WestRefer to A419 Blunsdon above.
A45/A46 Tollbar EndWest Midlands68,500A45, Bagington, East of A46 EB and WB
A66 Scotch Corner to Carkin Moor DuallingYorkshire and The Humber26,000A1-A167 West of A1 EB and WB
A66 Greta Bridge to Stephen Bank DuallingYorkshire and The Humber28,300A67-A685 West of Bowes EB and WB
Schemes to be progressed for future construction
A46 Newark-Widmerpool ImprovementEast Midlands35,500A46 Newark Relief Road, east of sewage works EB and WB
A453 widening (Ml J24 to A52 Nottingham)East Midlands27,800A453, Barton Lodge, NB and WB
A505 Dunstable Northern Bypass (aka Ml-A5 Link Road)EastN/ANew link road
A66 Long Newton GS JNorth East36,500A1 150-A135, west of Long Newton EB and WB
A19/A1067 Seaton BurnNorth East32,800A1068-A1171 Arcott Hall EB and WB
Al Morpeth to Felton DuallingNorth East36,400A197-A192, Morpeth NB and SB
Al Adderstone to Belford DuallingNorth East13,800A1068-A1167, Belford Bypass NB and SB
A3 Hindhead ImprovementSouth East37,000A3, north of Hindhead NB and SB
Schemes to be progressed subject to regional priorities
A428 Caxton Common to Hardwick ImprovementEast33,400A428 North of Hardwick, EB and WB
A47 Blofield to North BurlinghamEast34,600A47 Acle, EB and WB
All Fiveways to Thetford ImprovementEast32,900A11 Thetford Bypass North NB and SB
A69 Haydon Bridge BypassNorth East20,900B6319-A6079, Hexham EB and WB
A23 Handcross to Warninglid WideningSouth East86,500A23 Slaugham (B2110-B2115) NB and SB
A21 Tonbridge Bypass to Pembury DuallingSouth East36,500A21 , Kippings Cross to Pembury, NB and SB
A21 Kippings Cross to Lamberhurst BypassSouth East30,000A21 , Lamberhurst Quarter to Pembury, NB and SB
A30 Garland Cross to Chiverton CrossSouth West40,800A30 Garland Cross (A3076-A3058) EB and WB
A30 Temple to Higher Carblake ImprovementSouth West41,100A30 north of Bodmin EB and WB
A3 03 StonehengeSouth West47,500A303 east of Countess Roundabout EB and WB
A483 Pant-Llanymynech BypassWest Midlands16,300A483 Oswestry Bypass (B5069-A5) NB and SB
A64 Rillington BypassYorkshire and The Humber21,400B1248-B1258, Rillington Village EB and WB

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