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John Hemming: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions under what conditions the Sure Start maternity grant is paid; how many grants were paid out in each Government office region in each year since the start of the scheme; how much was paid out in total; and for what proportion of births it was paid. 
Mr. Plaskitt: Sure Start maternity grant is payable to people, or partners of people, awarded income support, pension credit, income-based jobseeker's allowance, working tax credit (where the disability or severe disability element is included in the award) or child tax credit (where it is payable at a rate higher than the family element).
A claim may be made from the 29th week of pregnancy and up to three months after the baby is born. Claimants must have received advice from a health professional on the health and welfare needs of the child and, where a claim is made during pregnancy, maternal health.
|Government office region||Number of awards|
|East of England||15,900|
|Yorkshire and Humber||25,300|
|Number of awards||Expenditure|
|Approximate percentage of births for which a grant was paid|
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many households in Hornsey and Wood Green constituency are in receipt of the free television licence for over-75s. 
TV Licensing, who administer free television licences for people aged 75 or over as agents for the BBC, are not able to provide geographical breakdowns of the number of free licences issued. However, the number of households with at least one person aged 75 or over receiving the winter fuel payment in the Hornsey and Wood Green constituency in 200405 was approximately 4,025, according to Department for Work and Pensions records.
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Mr. Lammy: For a site to be considered for inscription under the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, it must first be included on a national tentative list of sites likely to be put forward by a State Party in future years. Railway structures were considered when the UK tentative list was revised in 1999 and the Forth Rail Bridge and the Great Western Railway were selected for inclusion.
Mr. Lammy: This information is not held centrally. However, the following table shows the number of library staff in post across London as a whole for the past 5 years 1 . This information is drawn from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) Public Library Statistics Actuals. The CIPFA statistics show totals for individual library authorities. Copies are held in the House Library.
|Professional posts||All other posts||Total|
Mr. Lammy: The table shows for all authorities across inner and outer London the aggregated average number of opening hours per week for the last five years available. This information is drawn from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) Public Library Statistics Actuals. The CIPFA statistics show figures for individual library authorities. Copies are held in the House Library.
|60 and over||4559||3044||1029||Less than 10|
Statistical data on applications for licences to sell alcohol have traditionally been collected at three yearly intervals (for the last year of each period) using statistics collated by court or petty session division rather than by borough or other local authority area.
The last exercise conducted was for the period 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2004. As figures are not broken down by month it would not be possible to provide information on liquor licences from each petty sessional area in London for June 2004 without incurring disproportionate costs and no statistics are available from July 2004 onwards.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of licences to sell alcohol has been transferred to local authority licences in (a) each London borough and (b) London. 
Licensing authorities, which are in the main local authorities, are responsible for dealing with applications for converting existing justices' licences for the sale of alcohol into premises licences and club premises certificates. Licensing authorities are also fully responsible for administering and enforcing the new regime, and for collating information on applications received and dealt with.
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