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Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to his Answer of 23 May 2005, Official Report, column 35W, on local government finance, if he will publish estimates for each local authority for 200506. 
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much (a) his Department and (b) the Lyons review have allocated to commissioning research from outside bodies in relation to local government finance in the past five years; and what research has been commissioned by his Department's Local and Regional Government Research Unit in relation to local government finance. 
Mr. Woolas: The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) currently expects to have spent £2.01 million overall on 32 research projects by outside bodies in relation to local government finance across the five financial years from 200001 to 200506. Of that total £230,000 relates to research commissioned on behalf of the Lyons inquiry into local government.
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent discussions (a) he and (b) his Department have had with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on the future of (i) the Red House cold store on West
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Poultry Avenue and (ii) the Fish Market and the Smithfield general market buildings on Farringdon Road, Snow Hill and West Poultry Avenue. 
Jim Fitzpatrick [holding answer 11 November 2005]: Neither my right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister or officials in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister have had any recent discussions with the Department for Culture Media and Sport on these matters.
In April 1997 the Government introduced 50 per cent. rate relief for sole village general stores or post offices. In 2001 this was extended to include sole village public houses, petrol stations and village food shops. In addition the local authority can grant discretionary relief. This scheme provided almost £8 million in rate relief to over 8,000 businesses in 200304.
Mrs. Dean: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment has been made of the effects of mycophenolate mofetil on patients with auto-immune diseases, with particular reference to (a) scleroderma and (b) systemic lupus erythematosus; 
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations were cancelled by West Hertfordshire hospital trust (a) for medical reasons and (b) because of a lack of beds at (i) St. Albans hospital, (ii) Hemel Hempstead hospital and (iii) Watford hospital in each month between January 2004 and September 2005. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The information is not collected in the format requested. However, the table shows the number of cancelled operations for non-clinical reasons for West Hertfordshire hospital national health service trust, which St. Albans hospital, Hemel Hempstead hospital and Watford hospital are a part of.
|Number of last minute cancellations for non-clinical reasons in the quarter|
|West Hertfordshire Hospital Trust(26):|
|Q4||January 2004 to March 2004||301|
|Ql||April 2004 to June 2004||164|
|Q2||July 2004 to September 2004||153|
|Q3||October 2004 to December 2004||189|
|Q4||January 2005 to March 2005||160|
|Ql||April 2005 to June 2005||99|
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