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Malcolm Bruce: To ask the Solicitor-General pursuant to the answer of 7 November 2005, Official Report, column 1W, on corruption, whether the Serious Fraud Office was contacted by the Department of Trade and Industry in connection with the allegations of corruption involving a DTI employee prior to 13 October; and if he will make a statement. 
The Solicitor-General: The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) was contacted by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in September 2004 in connection with allegations of corruption involving a DTI employee. The matter is being considered by the SFO.
Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Solicitor-General whether the Government have asked the House of Lords to award costs in respect of the legal action from the Countryside Alliance in relation to the Parliament Act 1949; and how much was awarded. 
This matter is currently before the Judicial Committee of the House of Lords. By resolution of the House, this question is therefore inadmissible on the ground that it relates to a case in which proceedings are active in a United Kingdom court. I am not at liberty to answer any questions on this issue until the Judicial Committee has recorded an Order in the House of Lords' Minutes. My understanding is that this will not be until 18 November 2005 at the earliest. My hon. Friend will then be able to get a better view of the issue he raises.
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Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what information the Commission has on whether works of art, furniture, books, records and other artefacts known to be within the ownership or custody of the House were originally owned by or displayed in the Parliament of Ireland prior to the Act of Union 1801; and if he will make a statement. 
Nick Harvey: I have checked with those responsible in the House for looking after the works of art, furniture, books and records. There is no evidence that any material which the House currently owns, or has custody of, came originally from the Parliament of Ireland. The remaining records of the Parliament of Ireland perished when the Irish Public Record Office was destroyed by fire in 1922.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission for what reasons the wrought iron gates at Carriage Gates have been removed; and when they are expected to be replaced. 
Michael Fabricant: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission whether the Commission plans to digitise the internal House television distribution system; and if he will make a statement. 
Nick Harvey: Yes. Provisional plans have been made to move from analogue to digital broadcast on the annunciator system. This is programmed for a phased changeover from the year 201011 through to 201415 to coincide with the expected difficulties in maintaining the existing analogue displays and equipment. The exact nature and phasing of the changeover is yet to be determined.
Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was received in taxation from (a) alcoholic drinks, (b) public houses and (c) tobacco products in Northern Ireland during the last year for which figures are available. 
Relevant information on Alcohol and Tobacco products in the UK are included in Table 1.1 of the HM Revenue and Customs Factsheets for Alcohol and Tobacco, which can be found on a HM Revenue and Customs website address at: http://www.uktradeinfo.com/index.cfm?task=factindex
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Mr. Sanders: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many full-time carers there were in each local authority area in the county of Devon as recorded by the 2001 census; how many provided more than 50 hours care per week; and what estimate the Government have made of those figures since the census. 
As National Statistician 1 have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many full-time carers there were in each local authority area in the county of Devon as recorded by the 2001 Census; how many provided more than 50 hours care per week; and what estimate the Government has made of those figures since the Census. (27005)
The table below shows the number of people in each local authority in the county of Devon on Census day (29 April 2001) who were providing unpaid care, and of those how many were providing more than 50 hours of unpaid care per week. The data have been taken from table KS08 in Census 2001 Key Statistics for local authorities in England and Wales which is available in the House of Commons Library.
|Provision of unpaid care|
|Area||All people||All people|
who provide unpaid care
|All people who provide unpaid|
care: 50 or more hours of care a week
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will break down the £1.130 billion of consumer debt in the United Kingdom confirmed by the Bank of England into categories of expenditure. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The Bank of England's lending to individuals figures show that the total debt stock in September 2005 was £1,130 billion. This figure can be broken down into two major components; consumer credit stock (£190.795 billion) and secured stock (£939.456 billion).
Simon Hughes: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the criminal offences created in legislation sponsored by his Department between the end of the 200304 session and the end of April 2005, broken down by Act. 
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