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Mr. Galloway: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on what dates Ministers in his Department made official visits to the London boroughs of (a) Tower Hamlets, (b) Newham and (c) Waltham Forest in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Clifton-Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the level of trade is between the EU and Mercosur; and what the main sectors for growth are between the EU and Mercosur. 
Mr. McCartney: The level of trade between the top 20 EU markets and Mercosur full members totalled US$ 71,545 million in 2005. The following table shows the level of trade by imports and exports over the last three years.
Mining, agriculture, financial and legal services, oil and gas, creative and media.
Aerospace, agriculture, biotech/pharma, construction, creative/media, education/training, engineering, environment, financial and legal services, healthcare/medical, ICT, oil and gas, power, transport.
Paraguay does not have any dedicated UKTI resource to deal with commercial enquiries. However, the dominant sector is agriculture.
Uruguay's key growth sectors are agriculture, food and beverages, tobacco and chemical industries.
Oil and gas, agriculture, construction, consumer goods, education and training, environment, financial services, ICT, power, security, tourism
Mr. Joyce: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many (a) workers were assisted by the National Minimum Wage helpline in recouping money underpaid by their employer and (b) employers (i) were investigated, (ii) had enforcement orders issued to them and (iii) (A) were and (B) are subject to criminal proceedings for non-payment of the National Minimum Wage in Falkirk constituency in the last period for which figures are available; and which employers had enforcement orders issued to them. 
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much in import tax was levied on New Zealand butter in (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006; and how much of the total was (i) retained by the UK authority and (ii) remitted to the European Union. 
Customs duties form part of the system of the European Communities Own Resources member states are allowed to retain, by way of collection costs, 25 per cent. of the amounts collected, the remaining 75 per cent. being transferred to the European Commission.
The EU has a system of import tariffs. There is a fixed tariff on butter. However, as a result of an agreement between New Zealand and the EU (negotiated initially at the time of the UKs accession to the EEC), a current access quota allows New Zealand to import on an annual basis a set quantity of butter into the EU at a reduced tariff.
During 2006 some 42,397,648.81 kg of New Zealand butter with a value of £4,055,281.39 was declared in the UK. The Customs duty paid totalled £25,292,635.52 or an average of 0.88 euros paid per kilo, based on the net weight.
Thirty-five people are employed at Lancashire Learning and Skills Council. As part of its recent restructuring exercise, the LSC has established four new local partnership teams in Lancashire. These teams will be roughly coterminous with existing local authority boundaries, and will strengthen the LSCs ability to work in partnership with local authorities and childrens trusts, including on 14-19; and to support wider economic development through stronger links between jobs, training and skills.
Susan Kramer: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the written answer of 16 January 2007, Official Report, column 1034W, on post office funding, (1) when he expects to publish a detailed breakdown of his funding plan for the post office network; 
(2) how much of the subsidy for the post office network announced on 14 December 2006 is for (a) restructuring, (b) modernisation, (c) social network subsidy, (d) new products and services and (e) other support initiatives; and how much of the funding announced will be in (i) cash and (ii) non-cash items. 
A detailed breakdown of our funding is not yet available and will be dependent, following the conclusion of Government's national consultation, on how Post Office Limited intends to implement the necessary restructuring of the network to meet the framework set by Government's proposals.
Alan Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects to make a decision on the proposal from Royal Mail's management for a share ownership scheme for the Royal Mail. 
Information on the ratio of nurses to patients is not available. United Hospitals HSS Trust
has provided the following information on the ratio of nurses per bed in general medical and surgical wards.
(a) There are 1.13 nurses per bed in general Medical wards at Antrim Area hospital. The number of beds in each ward range from 24-27.
(b) There are 1.04 nurses per bed in general Surgical wards at Antrim Area hospital. There are 27 beds in each ward.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions there have been between the police in Londonderry and the Northern Ireland Office since August 2005 on resources for the installation of CCTV cameras at the Irish Street/Top of the Hill interface. 
Mr. Hain: Londonderry district command unit submitted an application for funding under the Town Centre CCTV Challenge Competition; as the application did not meet the eligibility criteria, the application was unsuccessful and applicants were advised accordingly.
There have been no discussions between the police in Londonderry and the Northern Ireland Office since August 2005 on resources for the installation of CCTV cameras at the Irish Street/Top of the Hill interface.
Mr. Milburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average (a) sentence and (b) time served by convicted child sex offenders in Northern Ireland was in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Hanson: Northern Ireland court proceedings and sentencing data sources do not include victim information in relation to the commission of an offence. It is therefore possible only to provide information for those offences which, by their definition, identify a child as the victim. Average sentence lengths (in months) for those convicted of and given immediate custody for sexual offences against children are given in the table. Data cover the calendar years 1995 to 2004, the latter being the most up-to-date available at present.
|Average immediate custodial sentence length in months for those convicted of sexual offences against children 1995-2004|
|(1) Excludes one person sentenced to Juvenile Justice Centre Order for indecent assault on male child.|
Data are collated on the principal offence rule; thus only the most serious offence with which an offender is charged is included.
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