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Dr. Cable: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many county court judgments have been (a) registered and (b) issued on people due to arrears of unsecured debt for each month for which data is available since 1990, broken down by county; and if she will make a statement. 
The Department does not hold all of the information requested and it could be provided only at a disproportionate cost. However, the following table sets out the number of judgments against individual
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consumers registered each month from January 1990 to September 2005, which is the only information currently available.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what recent assessment his Department has undertaken of the circumstances in which financial institutions can repossess debtors' homes in order to collect unsecured debts; and if she will make a statement. 
Chris Huhne: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many proceedings for the repossession of mortgaged property were initiated in each quarter since 1988, broken down by region; and how many repossessions were granted to lenders in each quarter. 
Bridget Prentice: A table setting out the relevant mortgage possession figures from the 1st Quarter 1988 to the 3rd Quarter 2005, broken down by region has been placed in the Libraries of both Houses. The 2004 and 2005 figures are provisional and therefore liable to revision to take account of any late amendments.
Ms Harman: The Department for Constitutional Affairs has two freehold properties within the electoral constituency of Kettering county. These are Kettering magistrates court, located in London Road, Kettering, and Kettering county court, located in Dryland Street, Kettering. We do not hold any land separately within the electoral constituency of Kettering.
I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Monmouth (David T.C. Davies) on 24 October 2005, Official Report, column 8W. I am still investigating the matters raised by the hon. Member's question, and I will write when I am in a position to do so.
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Mrs. Curtis-Thomas: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the training received by individuals who give expert testimony in court. 
Training for individuals who give expert testimony in court is available from a range of commercial bodies. It is also often supplied by the professional bodies to which many of those who give expert evidence belong. We welcome the recent initiative by the Bar Council clarifying the duty of counsel to ensure that evidence in support of a client's case is presented to best effect.
Ms Harman: On 6 May 2005, by authority delegated from the Lord Chancellor, The National Archives (TNA) approved the presentation of the bulk of the First World War Army medal rolls' index cards to the Western Front Association (WFA). A small sub-collection, for awards to women, was separately presented to the Imperial War Museum. Approval in both cases was granted by virtue of section 3.6 of the Public Records Act 1958, under which records thus presented lose their public record" status and pass into the legal ownership of the recipient institution.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what criteria were used in making the decision to pass the original Great War Medal Index Cards to the Western Front Association. 
Ms Harman: Following the agreement in principle to pass the Great War Medal Index cards to the Western Front Association (WFA), it became the WFA's responsibility to find appropriate premises for the storage of the cards. No tendering process was undertaken by The National Archives or by the Ministry of Defence.
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