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Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to review the effectiveness of the entry-level stewardship scheme, with particular reference to progress towards the target to reverse the decline in farmland bird numbers by 2020. 
Barry Gardiner [holding answer 2 February 2007]: Entry-level stewardship (ELS) is one of a number of measures aimed at helping to meet our target of reversing the decline in farmland birds by 2020. ELS agreements are intended to run for five years, and the first agreements only began in August 2005. We are planning to look at progress in the course of this year. Work has already been commissioned on evaluating evidence to date and a report is due this spring. Plans for taking the review forward are still under consideration and will need to take account of this.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was spent by each of his Department's executive agencies in each Government office region in the most recent year for which figures are available. 
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the total (a) volume and (b) value of flowers imported into the UK was in each year since 1997, broken down by country of origin. 
Barry Gardiner: The following tables show the volume and value of flowers imported into the UK each year since 1997 broken down by country of origin as recorded in the Official Trade Statistics. Data for 2006 are included up to November.
|PQ 1320: UK imports of cut flowers( 1) for 1997 to November 2006Volume|
|(1)Cut flowers and flower buds of a kind suitable for bouquets or for ornamental purposes, fresh, dried, dyed, bleached, impregnated or otherwise prepared.|
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