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Mr. Lansley: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what meetings officials from his Department have had with representatives of the Barts and the London NHS Trust; when such meetings took place; what discussions took place at such meetings; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Des Browne: Treasury Ministers and officials have meetings with a wide range of organisations and individuals as part of the process of policy development and analysis. As was the case with previous Administrations, it is not the Government's practice to provide details of all such meetings.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what amendments have been made to (a) regulations, (b) primary legislation and (c) legislation relating tothe levying of business rates on domestic properties used in whole or part of business purposes since May 1997. 
None of the provisions in primary legislation or regulations which relate specifically to the rating of properties which are used for both domestic and non-domestic purposes has been amended since 1997.
Dr. Starkey: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will takes steps to ensure that (a) documentary evidence is provided to support the allegations to be made about UK charities at the forthcoming meeting between the Israeli ambassador and the Economic Secretary and (b) that evidence is made available to (i) the Charities Commission and (ii) the charity concerned at the earliest possible opportunity. 
John Healey: The regulation of UK charities is a matter for the Charities Commission. The Treasury, along with other Government Departments and the Charities Commission take all allegations against UK charities seriously and we stand ready to take any appropriate action.
The legislation will require those providing claims management services to be authorised by a regulator and abide by rules of conduct and a code of practice. These will make clear that the level of charges or fees for providing claims management services must be made clear to the claimant at the outset and be proportionate to the amount of work involved.
Bob Spink: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many disciplinary actions against civil servants employed in his Department (a) were commenced and (b) resulted in a sanction being applied in each of the last five years. 
|Number of disciplinary procedures|
|Number of procedures initiated against employees who resigned|
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question asking in how many deaths consumption of illegal drugs was the primary cause in each of the last 10 years. I am replying in her absence. (44726)
The most recent year for which figures are available is 2003. The table below shows the number of deaths for which any drug controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act was mentioned on the death certificate and the underlying cause was drug poisoning, for each of the ten years 1994 to 2003.
|Number of deaths|
The Office for National Statistics compiles statistics of inactivity for local areas from the annual local area Labour Force Survey (LFS) and the Annual Population Survey (APS) following International Labour Organisation definitions.
The attached table shows the numbers of inactive people aged 16 to 24, resident in the Beverley and Holderness constituency, for the 12 month periods ending February 1998 to February 2004 from the annual local area LFS, and for the 12 months ending March 2005 from the APS. The table also shows the figures as a percentage of the resident population aged 16 to 24.
|Economically inactive persons aged 16 to 24|
|Twelve months ending:||Level (thousand)||Rate (percentage)|
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