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Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the expected issue date for advice on the pre-emptive use of traffic regulation orders, as set out in paragraph 12 of the document Use of mechanically propelled vehicles on rights of way: The Government's framework for action". 
Alun Michael: Advice and practical examples on the use of pre-emptive traffic regulation orders for local authorities will be included in both the revision to the departmental publication Making the Best of Byways" and new enforcement guidance. These publications will be available shortly and copies will be placed in the Library of the House.
Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the total travel costs to her Department have been for (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) officials for each year since 1997. 
Margaret Beckett: In respect of overseas travel by Ministers, since 1999 the Government have published an annual list of all visits overseas undertaken by Cabinet Ministers costing £500 or more during each financial year. The Government have also published on an annual basis the cost of all Ministers' visits overseas. Copies of the lists are available in the Libraries of the House.
The Department has published rules for official travel in its staff handbook and ministerial travel is governed by the Ministerial Code and Travel by Ministers, copies of which are available in the Libraries of the House.
Mr. Flook: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with local authorities concerning Schedule 2 of the Statutory Controlled Waste Regulations 1992; and what guidance she has issued to local authorities on that schedule. 
Mr. Morley: Guidance was issued (Circular 14/92) 1 at the time of the publication of the Controlled Waste Regulations 1992. Defra has more recently (October 2004) 2 issued further guidance to local authorities on the management of asbestos waste from domestic property, a waste type specified within Schedule 2 of the Controlled Waste Regulations 1992.
2 Correspondence to the chief executive of all waste collection authorities, waste disposal authorities and joint waste disposal authorities in England on the management of asbestos waste from domestic property also available on the Defra website at http://defraweb/environment/waste/localauth/pdf/asbestos-domestic. pdf
Mr. Letwin: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the timetable for alteration of paragraph 7 of Schedule 3 to the Waste Management Licensing Regulations 1994. 
Mr. Morley: The Waste Management Licensing (England & Wales) (Amendment and Related Provisions) Regulations 2005 (SI number 883) were laid before Parliament on the 23 March 2005. These regulations will come into force on 1 July 2005. Amendments to paragraph 7 of Schedule 3 to the Waste Management Licensing Regulations 1994 are included in these regulations.
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of waste collected in City of York has been recycled in each year since 199697; what financial assistance has been provided by the Government to York for recycling in that period; and what policies the Government has adopted to encourage local authorities to increase recycling rates. 
|Percentage of household waste sent for|
recycling or composting for City of York
The City of York was allocated £350,000 in 200405 from Defra's Waste Minimisation and Recycling Fund for the relocation and upgrading of a Recycling and Reuse Centre and £145,789.54 in 200506 from Defra's Waste Performance and Efficiency Grant. This supplements Revenue Support Grants through the Environmental, Protective and Cultural Services block.
To increase recycling, the Government has set each local authority in England Statutory Performance Standards for recycling and composting of household waste for 200304 and 200506 and requires waste collection authorities, subject to certain exemptions, to provide a kerbside collection service of at least two recyclable materials by 2010.
Government is currently reviewing the existing local authority recycling and composting targets including consideration of the potential for further targets to be set in future.
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Mr. Beggs: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what measures have been put in place by the Police Service of Northern Ireland to medically assess people with diabetes who apply to join the service. 
Mr. Paul Murphy: I regret that it has not been possible to answer this question before Prorogation. However, I will respond to the hon. Gentleman in writing. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library.
|1 September to 31 December 2002||345|
|1 January to 31 December 2003||1,089|
|1 January to 31 December 2004 (Provisional)||1,095|
These figures do not take into account population migration or deaths of young children. Detailed 2004 population estimates for the East Londonderry parliamentary constituency will be published later in the year.
Mr. Gardiner: The hon. Gentleman will receive a response to this question as soon as possible. However, I apologise that it has not been possible to provide this information before Prorogation. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library.
Mr. Beggs: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the 100 largest payments made through the common agricultural policy to farms or enterprises in Northern Ireland for 200304, broken down by (a) recipients and (b) amounts received. 
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