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Margaret Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what measures he is taking to avoid deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Kashmir as a result of withdrawal of funding to non-governmental organisations. 
Hilary Benn: DFID funding for NGOs, the United Nations and the Red Cross Movement was not withdrawn, but ended after the disbursement of £54.3 million for humanitarian relief. Immediate relief needs have largely been met and the longer-term recovery and reconstruction phase, which we are supporting through our office in Islamabad, began at the end of March 2006.
The Government of Pakistan are making contingency plans for the coming monsoon season and winter period. We have been reassured by the Government of Pakistan that they will keep transport lines open and use all civil and military means to cope with any problems. We are monitoring the situation closely.
Margaret Hodge: The Government are working in partnership with the aerospace industry on implementing the agenda set by the industry-led Aerospace Innovation and Growth Team report in 2003. This established a vision for the future success of the industry that by 2022,
"The UK will offer a global Aerospace Industry the world's most innovative and productive location, leading to sustainable growth for all its stakeholders".
The key areas of implementation work are technology, process excellence, skills, and environmental issues. This work is overseen by the Aerospace Innovation and Growth Leadership Council, which I chair jointly with Mike Turner, CEO of BAE Systems.
In regard to the defence air sector, the Government's Defence Industrial Strategy published in December 2005 provided clarity to industry on our military capability requirements, and set out a requirement to work with companies to ensure a sustainable long-term industrial base.
Malcolm Wicks: Co-firing is being reviewed as part of the ongoing Energy Review. All options are open for consideration at this stage and no decisions have yet been made. We anticipate that we will make an announcement on co-firing as part of the Energy Review announcement later in the summer.
(a) under 55 years: 3,107
(b) over 55 years: 569.
Jim Fitzpatrick: The Department for Trade and Industry follows the rules and guidance on flag flying issued by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). These rules are approved by the Queen on advice from DCMS. There are no plans at present to change the number of days flags can be flown from Government buildings.
Kate Hoey: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which organisations in each London (a) borough and (b) constituency are receiving funding from (i) his Department and (ii) the London Development Agency in 2006-07; and what total amount of funding is being made available in each case. 
Margaret Hodge: Figures are not yet available about the organisations which will receive funding from the Department of Trade and Industry in 2006-07, broken down by London borough or constituency. According to the latest figures available, DTI spent £559 million in London in 2004-05, mainly on enterprise, economic development, and science and technology. Further details can be found in Public Expenditure Statistical Analysis 2006 published by the Treasury in May 2006.
The London Development Agency, a functional body of the Mayor of London which receives a block grant from DTI, is responsible for promoting economic development in London. The following table provides a breakdown of the LDA's expected expenditure by London borough in 2006-07. Data on the organisations receiving this funding are not available.
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Mrs. Curtis-Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment his Department has made of the importance of ensuring there is sufficient peak gas capability in the UK. 
Malcolm Wicks: The Joint Energy Security of Supply Working Group (JESS) under joint-chairmanship of the DTI and Ofgem routinely assesses the security of energy supply in the UK. The sixth JESS report, published in April 2006, shows the assessment of winter supply capability against average and peak winter demand. This report can be found at http://www.dti.gov.uk/files/file28800.pdf?pubpdfdload=06%2F331. It is clearly very important to national well-being that there is sufficient gas to meet daily demand.
Lembit Öpik: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will meet the Chartered Institute of Marketing to discuss forthcoming legislation which will affect the marketing sector; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The Department of Trade and Industry no longer runs promotion boards for posts below the senior civil service. These posts are advertised on a job specific basis through our weekly vacancy bulletin.
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many (a) solar hot water systems, (b) solar photovoltaics and (c) wind power systems were installed in the United Kingdom in 2005; and if he will make a statement. 
Malcolm Wicks: Full details of renewable energy generation for 2005 will be published in the Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics (DUKES) 2006 on 27 July 2006. A copy of which will be available from the Libraries of the House.
We do not have definitive figures for solar water heating; however in the Microgeneration Strategy and Low Carbon Buildings Programme consultation document, issued by the Department in June 2005, we estimated that the total number of existing installed domestic systems in the UK at over 70,000 with about 5,000 new domestic systems installed each year.
Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the budget of the Governments Small Business Service was in each financial year since its establishment; how many staff it employs; how many offices it (a) owns and (b) rents; what the annual rent paid on rented properties was in each year; and to which Minister in the Department the Small Business Service reports. 
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