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Jon Trickett: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) whether he publishes data for the number of accidents at work involving employees of his Department; and if he will make a statement; 
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Accidents are monitored centrally so that appropriate action can be taken to reduce the occurrence of similar incidents in the future. Statistics on numbers of accidents are monitored by our internal Health and Safety Committee.
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Jon Trickett: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what arrangements for monitoring accidents at work involving members of staff of his Department are in place; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Gareth Thomas: DFID's Health and Safety Policy specifically states that any member of staff having an accident on official premises must report the circumstances to our Human Resources Division. The circumstances will then be investigated and where appropriate a risk assessment carried out. If necessary these would be reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 legislation.
Health and safety information is provided for all new members of staff, and the Department has a programme of regular health and safety inspections, risk assessments and workstation assessments, with additional training provided where necessary for key staff such as Fire Wardens and those whose work involves manual handling. DFID is committed to ensuring that it provides a safe and healthy working environment for all its staff.
Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list the travel criteria used by his Department to determine when officials travel by (a) first class, (b) club class, (c) premium economy class and (d) economy class. 
Mr. Gareth Thomas:
Within the constraints that all staff are required to use the most efficient and economical means of travel commensurate with meeting business needs, staff are entitled to the class of air travel as set in the following table that appears in DFID's Staff Handbook. While premium economy is not widely available at present and does not currently feature in the table, we are considering its adoption as part of a review of our Flexible Travel Scheme for staff on overseas assignments.
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Jon Trickett: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many accidents occurred at his Office's premises in each of the last five years involving (a) members of his Office's staff and (b) members of the public. 
Mr. Milburn: Over the past five years 11 minor accidents to staff have been noted in the accident report book at the Duchy of Lancaster office, none of which were reportable under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995.
Norman Baker: To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer of 15 December 2004, Official Report, column 1141W, on energy use, what plans there are to increase the target set for the sourcing of electricity from renewable energy sources. 
Norman Baker: To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission how much energy in kWh per square metre has been used on the parliamentary estate for each year since 1997. 
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Norman Baker: To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to his answer of 20 October 2004, Official Report, column 803W, on parliamentary estates (heating), what additional information sub-metering has provided on where heat is lost on the parliamentary estate; and if he will list the areas where most heat is lost. 
Sir Archy Kirkwood: Our energy saving strategy includes investing in sub-metering. Engineering studies of how this may best be done are planned for the financial year 200506. Most heat is lost from the Palace of Westminster via the roof and the historic ventilation system.
Norman Baker: To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission whether it is the policy of the House to ensure that heating systems are turned off during public holidays. 
Norman Baker: To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission what steps he has taken to co-ordinate environmental performance measures between the House of Commons and the House of Lords. 
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