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Post code district County Estimated population Post district (area square kilometre) Post district (area square mile)

AB36

Aberdeenshire

573

244.3

94

AB37

Moray

813

402

155

DD9

Angus

2,820

708.8

274

DG10

Dumfries and Galloway

3,615

295.9

114

FK21

Stirling

1,150

255.5

99

IV13

Highland

470

440.7

170

IV16

Highland

803

128.2

50

IV23

Highland

825

990.2

382

IV26

Highland

2,535

418.9

162

IV27

Highland

1,582

3453

1,333

IV28

Highland

928

264.3

102

IV4

Highland

510

948.2

366

IV52

Highland

784

11.35

4

IV53

Highland

628

15.54

6

IV54

Highland

1,222

829.5

320

IV63

Highland

1,007

650

251

KW11

Highland

306

757.6

293

KW12

Highland

526

537.1

207

KW9

Highland

1,675

102.5

40

ML12

South Lanarkshire

2,001

947.9

366

NE48

Northumberland

2,595

807.2

312

PA22

Argyll and Bute

247

127.3

49

PA29

Argyll and Bute

911

458.2

177

PA42

Argyll and Bute

1,126

181.6

70

PA60

Argyll and Bute

188

364.5

141

PH10

Perth and Kinross

878

572.9

221

PH11

Angus

816

285.3

110

PH16

Perth and Kinross

876

369.4

143

PHI7

Perth and Kinross

480

472.9

183

PHI8

Perth and Kinross

756

673.5

260

PH20

Highland

303

519.3

201

PH21

Highland

3,025

584.8

226

PH25

Highland

878

174.8

68

PH31

Highland

548

417.6

161

PH35

Highland

266

493.9

191

PH49

Highland

441

300.7

116

TD3

Scottish Borders

794

81.53

31

TD7

Scottish Borders

1,305

569.5

220


Satellite Communications

Mark Pritchard: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with Ofcom on the potential threat to UK industry from viruses on 3G mobile telephones. [124316]

Margaret Hodge: I have had no discussions with Ofcom specifically on the question of viruses impacting on 3G phones. The Government believe that the security of communications is vital to consumer trust and confidence in the new technologies and the relevant parts of Government work together to achieve this within the overarching framework of the Government's information assurance strategy. A key element of this strategy is that the Government work with the technology vendors and the network service providers to both prevent problems arising and to help address those that do in a timely manner. Ofcom are a partner in this process.

Culture, Media and Sport

Big Lottery Fund

Mr. Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what total amount has been distributed by the Big Lottery Fund since its creation on projects in (a) health, (b) education and (c) the environment. [124760]

Mr. Caborn: Unfortunately we are unable to provide the information in the format requested as the Big Lottery Fund do not categorise what they fund according to these headings. Although it has four elements, their good cause is actually a single good cause and as such they are not required to differentiate what grants go under which sub-sector.

However, the Big Lottery Fund has distributed £1,377,366,856.77 to good cause since its creation.

Cultural Heritage: Antarctic

Mr. Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will take steps to support the efforts being made to preserve the Ross Sea Antarctic huts; and, following her answer of 9 October 2006, Official Report, column 63W, on the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust, what progress has been made in seeking private funds. [124722]

Mr. Lammy: On 23 February the Government announced that they are to contribute £250,000 to the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust to support its work to restore Scott's hut at Cape Evans. DCMS has also asked Arts and Business to work with UKAHT on their fund raising campaign.

Departments: Appeals

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many independent bodies existed to hear appeals on decisions made by her Department and its executive agencies in (a) 1997-98,
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(b) 2001-02 and (c) 2005-06; and how many there have been in 2006-07 to date. [121687]

Mr. Lammy: No independent bodies have existed to hear appeals on decisions made by DCMS or the Royal Parks, the Department's only executive agency, during the periods in question.

Departments: Complaints

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many complaints were received by her Department and its executive agencies in (a) 1997-98, (b) 2001-02 and (c) 2005-06; and how many have been received in 2006-07 to date. [121686]

Mr. Lammy: The information required is not collated centrally in this format, and could not be provided without incurring disproportionate cost.

Departments: Energy

Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what strategy she has put in place for (a) the use of renewable energy and (b) meeting energy targets in her Department’s buildings; and if she will make a statement. [125408]

Mr. Lammy: The Department currently procures 100 per cent. renewable energy (electricity) under the OGC Buying Solutions Framework.

We have developed an energy strategy with a detailed action plan with roles, responsibilities and key delivery dates.

The Department has recently achieved accreditation to the Energy Efficiency Accreditation Scheme.

Departments: Equal Opportunities

Joan Ruddock: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether her Department has (a) a gender strategy and (b) a gender equality action plan in place. [125502]

Mr. Lammy: DCMS anticipated the introduction of the gender equality duty by publishing a combined Equality Scheme in December 2006 addressing race, disability and gender. The Department is currently reviewing and updating that scheme and its action plan to ensure that it complies with the gender equality duty. An updated Equality Scheme will be published by 30 April 2007. The Department has also held an awareness seminar for our sponsored bodies and is encouraging compliance with the duty to publish an equality scheme by the April 2007 deadline.


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