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Mr. Bradshaw: There are no funding schemes administered by DEFRA for the purpose of setting up of livestock markets, although DEFRA's Rural Enterprise Scheme (which in its present form ends next year) could provide assistance for the building of a livestock market as part of a farm diversification project. Details are publicly available from the Department.
Mr. Bradshaw: The Government are preparing proposals for legislation to provide a new framework for the seas, based on marine spatial planning. A consultation paper on the proposed Marine Bill be will published early in 2006.
In 2004 DEFRA commissioned a pilot project to investigate with stakeholders a number of issues associated with the development of marine spatial planning. This is almost complete, and the final report will be available on www.abpmer.co.uk/mspp shortly.
Mr. Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the value was of (a) public opinion research and (b) public relations contracts awarded by her Department in (i) each (A) nation and (B) region of the UK and (ii)London in 200405. 
Jim Knight: I refer the hon. Member to the answers given on 7 December 2005, Official Report, column 1294W and 12 December 2005, Official Report, columns 16001601W, salient details of which are given as follows.
Since 2001 Defra's Communications Directorate has commissioned the following omnibus tracking survey to measure public awareness of the Department, knowledge of its responsibilities and opinions on its performance:
|February 2002||Taylor Nelson Sofres||42,000|
|April 2004||Taylor Nelson Sofres||14,950|
|October 2005||Taylor Nelson Sofres||26,000|
|2002||Good Relations||5,900||Sustainable Food and Farming|
|2002||Biss Lancaster||189,366.67||Your countryside your welcome|
|2002||Country Porter Novelli||16,243||Sustainable Development|
|2003||Forster Company||11,170||Darwin Initiative|
|July 2004-March 2005||Media Moguls||261,558.70||Illegal Food Imports Campaign Phase 1|
|August 2005-present||Media Moguls||22,362.31||Illegal Food Imports Campaign Phase 2|
|January 2005-May 2005||Amazon Public Relations||55,904.84||Launch of the Sustainable Development Strategy|
|August 2005 to date||Amazon Public Relations||18,750||Sustainable Development case studies|
|October 2005 to March 2006||Weber Shandwick||60,000||Climate Change|
Jon Trickett: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her estimate is of the number of pensioner householders in Wakefield District who are eligible for assistance with (a) central heating insulation costs and (b) home insulation costs. 
Mr. Bradshaw [holding answer 15 December 2005]: Imports of poultry products from Thailand into the UK for the period 2003 to September 2005 are shown in the following table. The final row in the table shows that these represented 9.8 per cent. (by value) of total poultry imports into the UK for the period January to September 2005.
The importation of fresh poultry meat produced on or after 1 January 2004 and cooked poultry meat which has not been heat treated to at least 70°C was banned in January 2004. Poultry meat products which have been cooked to 70°C or more are not considered to be a risk.
| 2003|| 2004||January to September 2005|
|Tonnes 000||£000||Tonnes 000||£000||Tonnes 000||£000|
|Imports from Thailand||46||88||46||86||47||83|
|Proportion of imports from Thailand||8.1%||8)2%||7.4%||7.4%||9.6%||9.8%|
Mr. Hollobone: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many poultry owners in Northamptonshire are registered with her Department; and what the flock size is of each registered poultry owner. 
|County parish holding number||Number of birds|
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