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Alan Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much funding his Department gave to the (a) Central Arbitration Committee, (b) Competition Appeal Tribunal, (c) Copyright Tribunal, (d) Employment Appeal Tribunal, (e) Employment Tribunals, (f) Insolvency Practitioners Panel, (g) Persons Hearing Consumer Credit, (h) Licensing Appeals Tribunal and (i) Persons Hearing Estate Agent Appeals in each of the last five years; and how much has been provided to each body in 2006-07. 
ETs and the EAT are co-funded through the Employment Tribunals Service (which became the Tribunals Service in April 2006) DTI funding ceased from April 2006, as responsibility transferred to DCA. The costs shown are for ETs and the EAT combined, the overwhelming majority relating to ETs.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to his answer of 27 November 2006, Official Report, column 386W, on the retirement age, what the aims were which the Government were seeking to achieve; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: I refer to my answer of 30 October 2006 , Official Report, columns 93-94W. The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations aim to tackle unjustified age discrimination in employment and vocational training. The default retirement age and the employees right to request working beyond retirement age, were introduced in order to deliver the Governments labour market objectives of recognising the need for work force planning and avoiding adverse impact on the provision of occupational pensions and other work-related benefits. Our position was also set out in the joint written statement by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to the House on 14 December 2004, Official Report, column 127WS.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) strongly recommends the use of approved, audible carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in all homes that use gas appliances. Such detectors should not be regarded as a substitute for competent maintenance and annual safety checks of gas equipment by a CORGI-registered installer. These primary safeguards are required by law in rented accommodation.
There is a range of penalties that the courts can impose if a landlord is guilty of an offence. Magistrates courts can impose a fine of up to £5,000 on summary conviction. The Crown Court can impose an unlimited fine. If death results from CO poisoning, the Crown Prosecution Service can decide to bring manslaughter charges for which life imprisonment is the maximum penalty.
The latest figures from Cranfield University female FTSE 100 report show the total representation of women at board level in public companies is 256 women with directorships, and 44 women with executive directorships. There are 117 (10 per cent.) women directors in the FTSE 100, and
139 (6.6 per cent.) in the FTSE 101-350; also there are 15 women (4 per cent.) with executive directorships in the FTSE 100, and 29 (4 per cent.) in the FTSE 101-350. 24 companies in the FTSE 100 have no female board members.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent discussions she has had with the Secretaries of State for (a) Education, (b) Health and (c) Trade and Industry on the introduction of family friendly policies; and if she will make a statement. 
Government are committed to giving children the best start in life, to enable all families to have genuine choices about how they balance their work and family responsibilities and to help business to recruit and retain the best people.
Since 2003, parents of children under the age of six and disabled children have had the right to request flexible working. The Work and Families Act 2006 builds on this further by establishing a balanced package of rights and responsibilities, for both employers and employees, in line with the Governments better regulation agenda. Some of the measures within the Act include extending the right to request flexible working to the carers of adults, extending the period for payment of Statutory Maternity Pay, Maternity Allowance and Statutory Adoption Pay to a maximum of 52 weeks and giving fathers and new right to an additional period of paternity leave.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff in her predecessor Department received bonus payments in each of the last five years for which information is available; what proportion of the total work force they represented; what the total amount of bonuses paid was; what the largest single payment was in each year; and if she will make a statement. 
Angela E. Smith: Available information on bonus payments to senior civil servants (SCS) and non-SCS staff in my predecessor Department, in respect of overall performance and exceptional performance on specific tasks or at specific times, is set out as follows.
|Number of staff receiving awards||Proportion of staff group receiving awards (percentage)||Total amount of award (£)||Largest award (£)|
|(1) This amends some figures given in a previous answer of 6 November 2006, Official Report, columns 868-69W.|
(2) Performance awards were extended to further grades of non-SCS staff with effect from 1 August 2005.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department plans to take to ensure that the forthcoming Climate Change Planning Policy Statement reinforces PPS22 policy requiring on-site renewable energy in new developments. 
Yvette Cooper: We have said that the Planning Policy Statement on climate change will set out how Government expect participants in the planning process should work towards the reduction of carbon emissions, including through the use of renewable energy, in the location, siting and design of new development.
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