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Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the recommendations for change made in the Butt inquiry, into the death of Zahid Mubarek have been implemented at Feltham young offenders institute. 
Fiona Mactaggart: Of the 26 recommendations resulting from the Butt inquiry into the death of Zahid Mubarek, 25 have been implemented. The one recommendation not implemented is number 17, which required all current action plans to be consolidated into one action plan. This was not taken forward as each action plan had a requirement to be reported separately and it was not practical to collate these as one document.
Additionally in the last three years, HM Inspectorate of Prisons visited Feltham young offender institution in 2002 and 2005. It has recognised the progress that is continuing to be made at the establishment. Feltham also received a good standards audit report in 2004, a further indication that systems and procedures are operating effectively.
John Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the change in the permanently available labour force as a result of immigration to the United Kingdom in each of the last 10 years. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about the change in the permanently available labour force as a result of immigration in the UK in each of the last 10 years. (18736)
Table 1 provides the available information on economic activity for foreign nationals and those who arrived in the UK within the last 12 months, for the three month period ending in May, for the years 19942005.
|Economically active(11) foreign nationals|
|Three months ending|
May each year
in past year
Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of racist assaults which took place in (a) South Tyneside, (b) Northumbria and (c) England and Wales in each of the last 10 years. 
In the recorded crime series it is not possible to separately identify those offences which are racially or religiously aggravated. This is because at the time of recording it may not be possible for the police to determine whether the offence has a racial or religious motivation.
|Racially or religiously aggravated less serious wounding||South Tyneside||n/a||1||2|
|England and Wales||2,687||3,176||3,463|
|Racially or religiously aggravated common assault||South Tyneside||n/a||4||3|
|England and Wales||4,257||4,711||5,164|
|Racially or religiously aggravated less serious wounding||South Tyneside||4||7||8|
|England and Wales||4,352||4,840||5,312|
|Racially or religiously aggravated common assault||South Tyneside||5||3||4|
|England and Wales||4,491||4,017||3,677|
Mr. Thomas [holding answer 17 October 2005]: The first replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria concluded with the UK-hosted Replenishment Conference on 56 September 2005. Donors pledged US$3.7 billion for 2006 and 2007. This represents more than half of the US$7.0 billion 1 that the Global Fund estimated it needed for these two years. The money pledged will enable all existing Global Fund grants to be renewed (estimated need $3.3 billion 1 ) and provide a modest launch pad (estimated $0.4 billion) for new programmes.
The UK pledged £100 million to the fund for 2006 and £100 million for 2007 at the Replenishment Conference. This represents a doubling of our previous pledge for these two years. The £200 million amounted to 10 per cent. of the US$3.7 billion pledged at the Replenishment Conference. The EU (member states and the EC) is the largest contributor to the Global Fund and pledging more than US$2 billion for 2006 and 2007. The EU therefore continues to show very strong leadership in tackling AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. As President of the EU, the UK drafted an EU statement highlighting the need for the Global Fund to continue to improve its performance and to be well funded.
The Replenishment Conference also focused on improving the Global Fund performance at global and country level. Progress on implementing the recommendations from the Global Task Team on Improving AIDS Co-ordination Among Multilateral Institutions and International Donors was discussed. To make the Global Fund's money work effectively the UK also pledged at the Replenishment Conference to double our contribution to the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) from £8 million to £16 million for the financial year 200506.
A mid-term review of the replenishment is planned for June 2006. This will be an opportunity for donors to review further the Global Fund's performance and get new and existing donors to put in more money. The UK will continue its efforts to encourage new and existing donors, including the private sector, to support the Global Fund.
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