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Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the outcome of the 2004 meeting between the European Council and the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries on the EU sugar regime was; and if she will make a statement. 
Jim Knight: In preparation for reform of the EU sugar regime, the European Commission and the Council of Ministers have had a range of contacts with the EU's existing preferential suppliers, notably in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of countries.
As part of that dialogue, a joint meeting was held immediately following the Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 25 January 2005. The purpose of the meeting was to explain the Commission's approach to reform and to discuss the proposed action plan on accompanying measures for Sugar Protocol countries likely to be affected. Commissioner Fischer Boel reiterated the case for early and substantive reform and said that she hoped for agreement before the WTO ministerial meeting in Hong Kong in December. Commissioner Michel stressed that the EU would help
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the ACP to adapt on the basis of the actual needs of the countries concerned. Commissioner Mandelson underlined that preferential access to the EU market for ACP producers would be an important part of the Economic Partnership Agreements currently being negotiated with the ACP states.
Mr. Paice: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the receipts to her Department were from the sale of tallow from animals slaughtered under compulsory schemes in each of the last three years; and what the projected income or deficit figures for the sale of tallow are for the next three years. 
Linda Gilroy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2005, Official Report, column 443W, on water meter charges, if she will break down those in receipt of the social tariff in each of the last three years by water company. 
Mr. Morley: The following table sets out the numbers of customers in receipt of the vulnerable groups tariff (social tariff) for each company, over the last three years for which figures are available, as collected by Ofwat. Figures for 200405 are not yet available and will be published in October.
|Anglian and Hartlepool||954||966||899|
|Northumbrian and Essex and Suffolk||283||316||378|
|Yorkshire and York||460||594||768|
|Bournemouth and West Hampshire||24||50||69|
|South East Water||59||65||78|
|Sutton and East Surrey||0||5||10|
|Three Valleys/North Surrey||98||157||49|
Jim Cousins: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the gross domestic product per head was in (a) London, (b) Edinburgh, (c) Cardiff, (d) Glasgow, (e) Belfast, (f) Liverpool, (g) Bristol, (h) Leeds, (i) Birmingham, (j) Manchester, (k) Sheffield, (l) Newcastle, (m) Nottingham and (n) the UK in (i) the most recent year for which figures are available, (ii) 2001 and (iii) 1997. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about GDP per capita in regions of the United Kingdom in the last period for which figures are available, for 2001 and for 1997. (6355)
The estimates in Table A are based on the regional gross value added1 (GVA) estimates published in December 2004. These are available on the National Statistics website at: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBavSe/Productasp?vlnk=7359
|Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan(2)||12,638||16,527||17,484|||
|UK less Extra-Regio(5)||12,085||14,545||15,273||15,980|
Jim Cousins: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the gross disposable household income was in (a) current and (b) real price terms, using 2005 as the base year, for (i) each region, (ii) each country of the UK and (iii) the United Kingdom, for each year from 1996 to 2003; and if he will set out figures for each region and country indexed against the United Kingdom average. 
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) currently compiles regional gross domestic household income (GDHI) at current basic prices only. These are shown in Table A in pounds million and in Table B as indices.
The latest estimates were published in April 2005 with new figures for 2000 to 2003 and revisions for 1995 to 1999. They are available on the ONS website: http://statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=7359
ONS produce national real price estimates for household income. The latest available estimates using 2001 as the reference year are available for the years requested, 1996 to 2003, and are shown in Table C. These figures were published in "United Kingdom Economic Accounts, Quarter 4, 2004", which can be found on the National Statistics website at: http://statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_economy/UKEA04Q4.pdf
|Yorkshire and the Humber||41,558||44,128||45,369||47,179||50,393||53,701||55,264||57,415|
|East of England||50,533||54,076||55,837||58,983||63,833||69,199||71,710||74,762|
|Yorkshire and the Humber||92||92||92||92||92||91||91||91|
|East of England||107||106||106||107||107||108||109||109|
(Reference year 2001)
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