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Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many (a) males and (b) females have been (i)charged with and (ii) convicted of offences under section (A) 72, (B) 75 and (C) 145C of the Government of Wales Act 1998 in each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many race equality impact assessments his Department completed between (a) April 2004 and March 2005 and (b) April 2005 and November 2005; and how many assessments in each period resulted in a change of policy. 
The Wales Office completed two race equality impact assessments between April 2004 and March 2005 as part of the regulatory impact assessments for the Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill and the Transport (Wales) Bill. Between April 2005 and November 2005, one was completed as part of the Regulatory Impact Assessment for the
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Commissioner for Older People (Wales) Bill. No changes were made as a result of conducting these assessments.
Mr. Paterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance her Department has given to poultry workers and those working with live birds on the actions they should take in the event of their suffering from influenza-like symptoms. 
The extant general advice to poultry workers is that if they think that they have contracted an infection from an animal they should contact their doctor quickly and inform them that they work in agriculture. In the absence of avian influenza in the United Kingdom, poultry workers and others, having contact with live birds, need to follow only normal good practice in dealing with flu-like symptoms.
Colin Challen: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs who the members are of the Inter-departmental Ministerial Group on biodiversity; how often it meets; and whether the minutes of its meetings are published. 
Jim Knight: The members of the Inter-departmental Ministerial Group on biodiversity are the Minister of State for Trade, Investment and Foreign Affairs at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Under-Secretary of State at the Department for International Development, the Under-Secretary of State with responsibility for Rural Affairs, Landscape and Biodiversity at Defra, and the Chairman of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee.
Colin Challen: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what proposals the Inter-departmental Ministerial Group on biodiversity has made to date to combat the international trade in bushmeat; 
(2) if the Inter-departmental Ministerial Group on biodiversity will open up discussions on the international trade in bushmeat to external stakeholders and other interested parties; 
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(3) what progress has been made by the Inter-departmental Ministerial Group on biodiversity in developing the Government's policy on the international trade in bushmeat from Africa. 
The research will comprise a desk study which will draw on previous and current research and other relevant literature, particularly focusing on literature published in the past five years. The results will inform policy discussions at the Inter-departmental Ministers Group on biodiversity, by addressing the key questions;
5. How do the Governments duties with regard to endangered species/international biodiversity relate to bushmeat? The research will include an assessment of the Governments obligations to the multilateral environmental agreements to which the UK is signed up to, as well as domestic controls that are in place.
9. Consideration of the evidence for an association between the levels of bushmeat trade in the sub-region and extra-sectoral influences, such as the EU common fisheries policy, and the policy issues arising.
10. Whether the Governments focus in this regard should remain on western and central Africa or should this be broader to address bushmeat issues in the rest of Africa, and /or other parts of the world?
At this stage it would be premature to invite external stakeholders, and other interested parties, to discuss the matter before this work has concluded. The research is due to conclude in the summer of next year.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which buildings and sites used by her Department and related agencies (a) have ceased to be used in the last year and (b) will be closed under current plans for relocation. 
The Sir Michael Lyons initiative is part of Defra's overall estate strategy that will contribute to the freeing up of space in London and the south east and the
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subsequent release" of our occupations. Planned relocation is currently unlikely to lead directly to closures.
to be used
|Market Towers, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall||28 May 2004|
|10 Queen Street, Ripon||23 June 2004|
|Springfield House, Chapel Brow, Leyland||29 June 2004|
|Oxford Spires Business Park, Kidlington||8 July 2004|
|132 Warkworth Woods, Gosforth||24 December 2004|
|1929 Woburn Place, London||31 January 2005|
|Westmoreland Lane Farm, Crooklands,|
|22 March 2005|
|2nd Floor Princes House, Queen Street,|
|25 March 2005|
|10 Whitehall Place, London||30 March 2005|
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