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Mr. Francois: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many items of furniture were (a) lost and (b) stolen from his Department in each year since 1997; and what the value was of those items in each year. 
Mr. Hain: I have had many discussions with the First Minister over the last 12 months. As for letters, our records show that a total of 15 letters were sent to the First Minister for Wales in the period 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2006, and a total of 14 letters were received from the First Minister in the same period. The following table gives the monthly breakdown.
The China Task Force was set up in November 2003 at the request of the our Prime Minister and the Chinese Premier, and since that time has been working to deepen relations, foster mutual understanding, and further co-operation between China and the United Kingdom.
It has met in full on nine occasions. Three of these meetings took place last year, and the next meeting is due to take place shortly. The Task Force last met in full on 12 September 2006, prior to Premier Wens visit to the UK. Members of the Task Force met Premier Wen during the visit.
Much of the Task Forces work is carried out through sub-groups and correspondence. For example, in November last year I held a meeting with senior members of the China British Business Council and in December with a group of sustainability experts to discuss sustainable cities.
The Task Force has developed into a strategic high level contact mechanism, recognised and valued by the Chinese. Its achievements include the recommendation of annual Prime Minister level summits between the UK and China, signature of a high-level Dialogue on Sustainable Development issues, and enhanced co-ordination across Government of policy initiatives relating to China in the 7 key areas under its remit. The Task Force agreed a new focus on sustainable cities at its last meeting and work is ongoing to present a framework paper on this issue to the Chinese Government during my next visit to China in the spring.
Details of China Task Force meetings and achievements are listed on the DPMO website at www.dpm.gov.uk.
Mr. Heald: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) pursuant to the answer of 25 January 2007, Official Report, columns 1980-81W, on Cabinet Office grants, how much was paid to the (a) Civil Service Sports Council, (b) Chequers Estate, (c) Whitehall and Industry Group, (d) Windsor Leadership Trust, (e) Silver and Cream Ltd. and (f) BBC Accounts Receivable; and what the purpose was of each grant; 
The Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC) grant assists the CSSC to encourage and co-ordinate the pursuit by all its affiliated organisations of all forms of sports and recreation throughout the civil service.
The Chequers Estate grant is a payment for the maintenance of the country home for the Prime Minister. This grant also covers a contribution towards staff salaries and planned refurbishment and projects.
In 2005-06, the Cabinet Office made a contribution to the deployment of two Whitehall and Industry Group employees to initiate, manage and run cross-sector activities that supported the Governments Professional Skills agenda and its work in talent development.
The Windsor Leadership Trust (WLT) was established in 1981, as part of the activities of HRH
Duke of Edinburgh, to run a development programme for leaders of the future in our society. The Cabinet Office pays a grant to the WLT to cover the attendance costs on the programme of particularly talented senior civil servants from across Government Departments. These costs are then recouped from the attendees Departments.
The BBC Accounts Receivable grant is paid to the BBC annually to underpin the cost of the necessary infrastructure and support of the National Attack Warning System (NAWS). NAWS is a resilient communications service. Its current purpose is to assure central Government's ability to issue information to the public, via the BBC, in the event of a disruptive challenge affecting the nation.
Mr. McFadden: A series of six virtual seminars are planned to take place during February on the No. 10 website, focusing on the subject areas covered by the Policy Review working groups. None have taken place so far; their timing is yet to be confirmed.
Mr. McFadden: As part of the public engagement strand of the Policy Review, a series of webchats with Ministers on the No. 10 website is planned. They will give the public the opportunity to engage directly with Ministers around issues concerning the delivery of public services.
Mrs. May: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which companies administer the policy reviews (a) email alerts and (b) policyreview.org.uk website; and how much has been paid from the public purse to each company. 
As part of this project, email alerts and the policyreview.org.uk website are being administered by The Live Group plc. The total cost of the project, including the delivery of the online seminars will be £10,000 plus VAT.
Mr. Heald: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 19 December 2006, Official Report, column 1853W, on ministerial residences, whether the Chancellor of the Exchequer had a role in the decision to refurbish the flat above 10 Downing street. 
Mrs. May: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) what the cost was of the IPSOS Mori research undertaken as part of the Policy Review on Public Services that was published on 15 January 2007; 
Mr. McFadden: The costs of the Ipsos MORI contract to manage elements of the public engagement strand of the Policy Review to date have been £11,000. This covers background research and preparation for the seminar at 10 Downing street on 15 January.
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