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Margaret Hodge: We have already published our Principles of Welfare Reform and our strategy for the health and well-being of people of working age, 'Health, Work and Well-Beingcaring for our future'.
Sammy Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry regarding the reform of public sector pensions. 
Overall responsibility for Public Sector Pensions lies with HM Treasury, because of the long term funding issues involved. Responsibility for the details of each scheme rests with the relevant public sector employerfor example, the Department for Education and Skills is responsible for the Teachers' Pension Scheme.
In April, the Prime Minister asked the then Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, supported by the Minister for the Cabinet Office and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, to lead discussions with the public service trade unions on issues affecting the public sector schemes. My right hon. Friend took this responsibility with him when he moved to the Department for Trade and Industry.
My right hon. Friend the Minister for Women has been kept informed of the analysis in this report. She will also be joining DWP Ministers at a National Pensions Debate event next week, where we will be discussing these issues with a range of key stakeholders and members of the public.
Mark Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what proportion of electricity used by buildings in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies has come from renewable sources in each year since 1997. 
Nick Ainger: The Wales Office was established in July 1999. In June 2003 the Wales Office became a separate entity within the Department of Constitutional Affairs (DCA). Since 200304 at least 10 per cent. of all electricity supplied to the Department of Constitutional Affairs comes from renewable sources. Information for the Wales Office could not be made available except at a disproportionate cost.
Mark Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what percentage of (a) copying paper and (b) paper for printed publications used by the Department in (i) 200304 and (ii) 200405 was from recycled sources; and how much post-consumer waste this paper contained; 
(2) what measures he has put in place to ensure that his Department meets the targets set by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ensure that all copying paper bought by the Department is 100 per cent. recycled with a minimum of 75 per cent. post-consumer waste content; and by what date this target is expected to be achieved; 
(3) what measures he has put in place to ensure that his Department meets the targets set by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ensure that all paper for printed publications bought by the Department is 60 per cent. recycled, of which a minimum is 75 per cent. post-consumer waste; and by what date this target is expected to be achieved. 
For internal printing and copying, 200405 figures show that the Department uses a standard paper manufactured from 100 per cent. recycled paper, 13.6 per cent. meeting 75 per cent. post consumer waste specification. 200405 figures show that paper for printed publications has minimum 60 per cent. recycled content, 5.2 per cent. of this meets the 75 per cent. post consumer waste specification.
Nick Ainger: In June 2003 the Wales Office became a separate entity within the Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA). The DCA has a commitment to source at least 10 per cent. electricity from renewable sources by 31 March 2008. This has been achieved for the last two years.
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list projects from the Hemel Hempstead constituency area that were unsuccessful in applications for grants from the Big Lottery Fund in the last two years; and for what reason each application was refused. 
|Applicant name||Project name||Reason for rejection|
|Unnamed individual||Heroes Return||Big Lottery Fund working with the Confederation of British Service and Ex-Service Organisations (COBSEO) decided that, based on the details supplied, the applicant did not fit the agreed criteria of the scheme.|
|Leverstock Green Village Association||To build a secure play area for children||(1) From the information provided Big Lottery Fund determined the project was not well costed. The Fund does not make grants to projects unless the project budget is accurate and represents good value for money.|
(2) The options appraisal supplied required more evidence.
|South Hill Centre||To provide a building for the permanent facilities||The options appraisal supplied required more evidence.|
Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much energy has been consumed by her Department in each of the last five years; and how much was spent on energy in each year. 
Mr. Lammy: The Department's energy consumption and expenditure are shown in the following table. Data on fuel consumption for the years prior to 200405 are not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. Data on fuel costs for the years prior to 200405 are, in some cases, based on estimated meter readings.
Although, for the reasons stated, data on energy costs for 200405 are not strictly comparable with those for previous years the downward trend in energy costs reflects the Department's decisions to review its fuel-purchasing policies and to implement the recommendations of a DEFRA-sponsored energy audit.
|Financial year||Consumption, KWH||£ inc VAT|
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