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Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what sub-groups have been set up to the Soil Guideline Values Task Force; when she expects them to report to the Task Force; and if she will make a statement; 
(4) what guidance she has given local councils regarding dealing with (a) contaminated land and (b) contaminated residential land with regard to the Soil Guideline Values Task Force; and if she will make a statement; 
The Soil Guideline Values Task Force is an initiative of the Cabinet Office Business Regulation team and the Government Departments and Agencies most involved in the publication of the Defra/Environment Agency soil guideline values and related materials. This technical guidance helps in assessing risk to human health in connection with land contamination, for example when considering regulatory action or proposals for development of land. Two subgroups have
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recently been set up to explore training and possible additional guidance. The Local Authority Standing Conference on Land Contamination is represented on the Task Force, and all local authorities in England were notified about the initiative earlier this year. No other guidance has been given to local authorities in respect of the Task Force. We currently expect proposals from the Task Force later in the year, and that these will be made publicly available.
Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what additional resources she plans to commit to the Sustainable Development Commission in support of the new role of evaluating and reporting progress made by Government in delivering their sustainable development commitments, as announced in the recent report on sustainability. 
Mr. Morley: Work is ongoing to define and address specific requirements of the Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) in meeting its enhanced role as watchdog for sustainable development. That role is still being developed along with other changes to the way the SDC works and is managed which will ensure that the SDC continues to be viewed as making a valuable contribution.
Mr. Stephen Twigg: Funding to support Education Business Link activities is a matter for the Learning and Skills Council (LSC). Mark Haysom the LSC's Chief Executive will write to my hon. Friend and a copy of his reply will be placed in the Library.
The information in the form requested is not held by the Department and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The Department is developing a more comprehensive management information system and has data from April 2004 onwards for voluntary sector organisations, but does not yet hold data centrally about grants to other organisations. The following list sets out those voluntary organisations that have received direct grants from the Department since April 2004.
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