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DEFRA Municipal Waste Management Statistics
Barry Gardiner: The area of new woodland created comes principally from the area of Forestry Commission grant aided planting as well as planting by the Commission on the public forest estate. In addition a small area is planted each year without grant aid. The following table gives the total area created each year.
|New Woodland Creation|
|Thousand of hectares|
Mr. Prisk: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many bankruptcy restrictions orders (BROs) have been made under the personal insolvency provisions introduced by the Enterprise Act in April 2004; and what proportion of total bankruptcy cases BROs represented in the same period. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: From 1 April 2004 to 30 September 2006, a total of 1,609 bankruptcy restrictions orders (or undertakings) have been made. This represents 1.3 per cent. of all bankruptcy orders made over the same period (the total number of bankruptcy orders made in this period is 121,648).
Malcolm Wicks: BS7666 is a set of standards on Spatial datasets for geographical referencing. It provides a method of identifying places. BS8766 Names and identifiers of individuals and groups provides a method of recording names and identifiers of individuals and groups. They provide for compatibility of information between different producers and users of information based on the standards.
Mr. David Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether his Department considers the European Landscape Convention when considering applications for consent to the development of (a) onshore and (b) offshore wind farms. 
Malcolm Wicks: The Government do embrace the principles of the European Landscape Convention through the work of their advisors on landscape and seascape matters. Natural England and the Countryside Council for Wales are responsible for advising on both onshore and offshore wind farm consent applications.
Malcolm Wicks: The English House Condition Survey 2004 indicates that 13 per cent. of English households are without mains gas. The Welsh House Condition Survey 2004 indicates that 19 per cent. of Welsh households are without mains gas. The Government do not hold information about access to the gas network on a constituency basis, but DTIs regional consumption statistics include information about the number of gas meters relative to the number of households in areas within Wales. The statistics may be accessed at http://www.dti.gov.uk/files/file27542.xls.
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress has been made in appointing a new director for the National Institute for Medical Research; and what process is being followed. 
Mr. Dismore: (1) To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 7 March 2006, Official Report, column 1292W, on the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), if he will make a further statement following the letter from the Director of NIMR to the Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council of 22nd September, which was copied to him; 
(2) why correspondence from the Office of Science and Innovation in response to the draft business case drawn up by the Medical Research Council (MRC) on the future of the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) was not copied to members of the NIMR sitting on the MRC project board; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: I regret that I am unable to provide the figures by constituency. The number of notified collective redundancies of 20 or more per establishment since 1 July 2006 is 991 notifications showing a total of 92,189 redundancies.
Mr. Moore: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many television signal reception installers had signed up to the Registered Digital Installer scheme as at 30 September, broken down by ITV television region. 
Margaret Hodge: Since the Registered Digital Installer (RDI) scheme was launched in March 2006, 42 installers have completed their training. These are located largely in the West Midlands and South Wales. The number of aerial installers currently attending training courses is set out in the following table.
|ITV region||Number of installers enrolled in training|
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