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Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list those (a) organisations, (b) communities and (c) categories of groups in receipt of Communities food supplies from intervention stocks under Regulation (EEC) 3149/92 as amended by Regulation (EC) 1608/2205; if she will list those that have received such aid in the United Kingdom since May 1997; and if she will make a statement. 
The Surplus Food Scheme laid down in Commission Regulation (EC) 3149/1992, as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) 1608/2005, allows member states to choose whether or not to participate in the scheme. The UK has chosen not to participate in this
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scheme since 1998, therefore no organisations, communities or categories of groups are currently in receipt of intervention stocks. The Rural Payments Agency no longer has records relating to this activity.
Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list criminal offences created in legislation sponsored by her Department since May 1997, broken down by Act. 
created several criminal offences including the offence of deliberately infecting an animal with any one of 15 diseases specified in the Act, including foot-and-mouth disease. The Schedule created an offence of failing to comply with a restriction notice preventing the use for breeding of sheep that are of a genotype that is susceptible to transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) and also offences of obstructing an inspector carrying out duties under the Act.
made it an offence under Part one to fail to comply with a notice served by the Environment Agency requiring work to be carried out on facilities for impounding water or a licence application to be made for unlicensed impounding works.
Where abstraction or impounding takes place without a licence or does not comply with the terms of a licence, the Act made it an offence to fail to comply with an enforcement notice issued by the Environment Agency.
Part two created the offence of introducing water to or supplying water from a water undertaker's supply system without being a water undertaker or a licensed supply person. Under Part three it is an offence for an owner of manager of a large raised reservoir to fail to prepare a flood plan when required to do so. Part three also extended the offence of supplying water unfit for human consumption to apply to persons including employees of the water undertaker and self-employed people involved with the supply of water.
made it an offence under Part one to hunt a wild mammal with a dog, except in some circumstances such as where the dog is being used for stalking and flushing-out only, or to participate in, attend or knowingly facilitate a hare-coursing event.
Part one also makes it an offence for the owner of a dog to permit it to be used for hunting or hare-coursing or for the owner of land to allow the land to be entered or used for hunting or hare-coursing.
Created offences in relation to nuisance parking" which is the selling or repairing of vehicles on a road by persons in business. Part six of the Act created offences in relation to breach of Dog Control Orders", which in relation to specified land may exclude dogs from the land, or prohibit the fouling of the land, or require dogs to be kept on leads when on the land or may limit the number of dogs a person may take onto the specified land. In relation to certain premises in an Alarm Notification Area" Part seven of the Act created offences of failing to nominate a key-holder where an audible intruder alarm is present.
Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State forEnvironment, Food and Rural Affairs how many persons are employed in dairy farming in England; andhow many were so employed on the same date in 1997. 
Jim Knight [holding answer 15 November 2005]: The following figures show the number of workers and total labour force on holdings in England where dairy is the predominant activity. The employee figures include salaried managers, casual and family workers. Total labour force includes farmers, partners, directors and their spouses (if working on the holding) in addition to the number employed.
|Number employed||Total labour force|
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the (a) private finance initiative and (b) public private partnership external consultants used by her Department and each of its agencies in each of the last two years; and what the (i) nature of the work and (ii) cost was in each case. 
Jim Knight: Information about the external consultants used by the Department and its agencies to advise on PFI and PPP is set out in the following tables. Details of the companies with whom PFI and PPP deals themselves have been agreed are available on Partnerships UK's (PUK) website.
|Agency||Consultant||Nature of work||Cost|
|2003||Defra||Davis Langdon and Everest||Cambridge Eastbrook PFI contractfinancial advice||28,000|
|2003||Defra||Gardiner and Theobald||Cambridge Eastbrook PFI contractproject management||13,000|
|2003||Defra||Pannell Kerr Foster Associates||Cambridge Eastbrook PFI contractfinancial advice||10,000|
|2003||Defra||Eversheds||Cambridge Eastbrook PFI contractlegal advice||17,000|
|2003||Defra||Ernst and Young||Financial assessment of Lancashire waste PFI project||40,000|
|200304||Defra||PUK||Development of guidance on PFI outline business case review in the waste sector||20,000|
|200405||Defra||PUK||Training on waste PFI outline business case review||(6)5,000|
|200304||Defra||PUK||Review of barriers to bank participation in PFI in the waste sector||9,000|
|200304||Defra||Deloitte||Financial assessment of Northumberland waste PFI project||23,000|
|2004||Defra||Ernst and Young||Waste sector PFI project support||19,000|
|2004||Defra||KPMG||Financial assessment of Shropshire waste PFI project||26,000|
|2004||Defra||KPMG||Financial assessment of Wakefield waste PFI project||19,000|
|2004||Defra||Deloitte||Financial assessment of LB Southwark waste PFI project||31,000|
|2004||Defra||Deloitte||Financial assessment of Greater Manchester waste PFI project||23,000|
|2004||Defra||Ernst and Young||Financial assessment of Cambridgeshire CC waste PFI project||40,000|
|2004||Defra||PwC||Advice on encouraging entry into the waste PFI market||26,000|
|2004||Defra||Davis Langdon and Everest||Cambridge Eastbrook PFI contractestate management||32,000|
|2005||Defra||Davis Langdon and Everest||Cambridge Eastbrook PFI contract-estate management||30,000|
|200405||Environment Agency||PUK||Membership of project board reviewing performance of PFI projects||10,000|
|200405||Environment Agency||PA Consulting/Arup||Review of performance of existing PFI contracts and potential for future PFI support in flood defence work||195,000|
|2005||Defra||4Ps||Consultancy on various PFI projects in the waste sector||94,000|
|2005||Defra||Deloitte||Advice on Greater Manchester waste PFI project||9,000|
|2005||Defra||AEA Tech||PFI stage 2 waste model||4,000|
|2005||Defra||PUK||Support Defra in providing guidance to authorities preparing PFI outline business cases in the waste sector||27,000|
|200506||Defra||PUK||Provide support to Notts CC in negotiation of their waste PFI preferred bidder||33,000|
|Current and ongoing||Defra||PUK||Guidance development and strategic support to Defra in respect of two potential waste PFI deals in Notts and Cornwall||210,000|
|Current and ongoing||Defra||PUK||Development of PFI value for money guidance||20,000|
|Agency||Consultant||Nature of work||Cost|
|End 2003 to February 2005||British Waterways||Waterside Pub Partnership:|
|Nabarro Nathanson||Legal advice||527,000|
|Ernst and Young||Financial advice||356,000|
|PUK||Government liaison and strategic advice||64,000|
|Alan Newman||Project manager||159,000|
|Gerald Eve||Property adviser||79,000|
|Other||Other smaller items||85,000|
|End 2003 to March 2005||British Waterways||Wood Wharf PPP:|
|Good Relations||PR/negotiation advice||189,000|
|Denton Wilde Sapte||Legal advice||140,000|
|Atis Real||Property adviser||451,000|
|Berwin Leighton Paisner||Legal advice||762,000|
|Big Picture Consulting||General project advice||48,000|
|2005||Environment Agency||PUK||Development of a commercialisation strategy||25,000|
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the external consultants used by her Department and each of its agencies, excluding public private partnership and private finance initiative contracts, in each of the last two years; and if she will provide details of the (a) nature of the work and (b) cost in each case. 
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