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Mr. Ivan Lewis: The rates of excise duty and the duty receipts for tobacco products can be found in the HM Revenue and Customs "Tobacco Bulletin", which is available from a HM Revenue and Customs website address at:
Mr. Fallon: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the net tax revenue effect of the amendments to the Health Bill in respect of smoking passed by the House on 14 February 2006. 
Dawn Primarolo: The Government take all factors into account when forecasting tax revenues, including changes in consumption resulting from Government measures to reduce smoking prevalence. The Government will be publishing an updated forecast of tobacco tax revenues in the Budget as usual.
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list foreign trips made by representatives of the Valuations Office Agency at public expense in each of the last three years; and what the (a) purpose and (b) destination was in each case. 
Dawn Primarolo: Regarding the cost of foreign visits, I refer the hon. Member to the answer given, to the hon. Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman), on 19 January 2006, Official Report, column 1502W. The additional information now requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
The expertise of the Valuation Office Agency, in the field of property valuation, is respected around the world. The Valuation Office Agency receives a number of requests to provide advice to overseas Governments, to assist in the training of the staff employed by overseas Government valuation agencies and to share its expertise in the valuation of particular types of property. Sometimes these requests involve Valuation Office Agency staff providing advice to delegations visiting the United Kingdom from other countries, sometimes they involve Valuation Office Agency staff travelling abroad.
Mr. Hain: The Government have made clear that hosting the Olympic games should have a positive impact in terms of regeneration, investment and tourism, and that benefits should be spread across the whole of the UK.
The Welsh Assembly Government have established a Wales Steering Group, made up of key stakeholders in public, private and voluntary sectors to maximise the potential sporting, economic, social and cultural benefits to Wales that will arise from the London Olympic and Paralympic games. I fully support those efforts.
Dr. Francis: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and (b) Welsh Assembly Government on increasing the use of clean coal technology in the coal industry in Wales. 
In Wales, new technology is already being used to mitigate the environmental impact of coal. The coal-fired power stations at Uskmouth and Aberthaw are either already utilising or plan to fit flue gas desulphurisation, which reduces pollutants from coal fired power stations. Tower colliery is also making use of captured coal methane to generate electricity. The Government also support research to explore how carbon emissions from coal might be reduced or even eliminated in the longer term.
Government funding worth £35 million has been announced for the demonstration of carbon abatement technologies (CAT) such as carbon capture and storage. The DTI expect to receive proposals from industry for projects in late spring 2006.
In addition to this, CAT projects have been included as part of the November 2005 call for R&D proposals under the DTI's Technology programme supporting collaborative R&D. Around £13 million is being made available for energy based technologies with some of this being allocated to successful CAT projects.
Dr. Francis: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with (a) rail companies, (b) the Disability Rights Commission in Wales and (c) Ministers in the Welsh Assembly Government on improvements to disabled access to rail stations in Wales. 
Nick Ainger: I have regular meetings with Welsh Assembly Government colleagues and I have recently met senior managers of First Great Western, Virgin Trains and Arriva Trains Wales when access for the disabled was one of the matters discussed. Arriva Trains Wales manage 235 stations in Wales and I understand that the majority are accessible for customers with disabilities including wheelchairs. Following a disability audit of their stations, I understand that Arriva will be liaising with disability groups to prioritise the results.
The Government have announced a £370 million Access for All fund, specifically to deliver a programme of access improvements across the rail network over the next 10 years. Towards the end of March, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport will be publishing details of how this fund will be targeted.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many (a) nights he has stayed overnight and (b) days he has spent in Wales on official business in each month since taking up his post. 
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the claimant on-flow rates to (a) incapacity benefit and (b) severe disablement allowance were in each of the last 15 years. 
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many employees of (a) his Department and (b) the agencies for which he is responsible were primarily engaged in administering paper-based methods of benefit claims in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Keetch: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of incapacity benefit claims which have been turned down on the basis of insufficient national insurance contributions (NIC) as a result of delays in updating NIC records. 
Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 13 February 2006 to Question 44203, whether he plans to withhold incapacity benefit from any person deemed unfit for work by their own medical practitioner but who has yet to be examined under the personal capacity assessment arrangements. 
Mrs. McGuire: There are no plans to withhold benefit from a person where the GP has decided that they should refrain from work due to incapacity. Benefit continues to be paid while the GP/Consultant supplies medical evidence and until the Personal Capability Assessment has been applied.
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