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Brownlow Campus Trust
Cumann Gaelach Chnoc na Rós
Ulster Wildlife Trust
Keady and District Youth Steering Group
Scout Association (NI)
Downpatrick/Listowel Linkage Group
Kilkeel Parish Bridge Association Ltd.
Council for Education in World Citizenship (NI)
St. Aloysius, Harmony Hill and St. Josephs PS
St. Patricks Centre
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which organisations appealed the decision not to grant funding under the community relations core funding scheme 2007-10; and which organisations were (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful with their appeals. 
Armagh City and District Council
Harmony Community Trust
Christian Education Movement
The Horizon Project (Ireland) Ltd.
St. Patrick's Centre.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland who the members are of the (a) decision making group and (b) appeals panel for the community relations core funding scheme 2007-10; and why each was appointed. 
Mrs. Phyllis RichardsonChairperson, Community Relations Branch, Department of Education
Mr. James PeelYouth Advisor, South Eastern Education and Library Board
Ms Frances McCandlessNorthern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action
Mr. Paul JordanCommunity Relations Council
Mr. Walker EwartEducation and Training Inspectorate, Department of Education.
Mrs. Louise Warde HunterChairperson, Head of Policy, Research and Youth Division, Department of Education
Mr. Richard HodgettEuropean Funding Unit, Department of Education
Ms Geraldine McGreevySenior Youth Officer, Belfast Education and Library Board.
Members of both the Advisory and Appeals panels were appointed on the basis of their experience of community relations education and youth sectors and knowledge of funding and accountability requirements.
Mr. Donaldson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what representations he has received from the Irish government on the police investigation into an incident in County Tyrone in February 2004 when a journalist found briefing papers originating from the Irish Department of Justice at an illegal dump. 
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the impact on pharmacy practice planning of clawing back sums for multiple dispensing of prescription items. 
Paul Goggins: The Department recently withdrew its intention to reduce the multiple dispensing fee for 2006-07 and reinstated the rate of all fees to their former levels for 2006-07, pending the outcome of further negotiations with the Pharmaceutical Contractors' Committee (PCC). The February claw-back has therefore been reversed and repaid to pharmacies in the March monthly payment.
Negotiations recently concluded will result in an increase in the pharmacists' main dispensing fee from £1.04 to £1.11 per item for both 2006-07 and 2007-08. This will mean a further arrears payment shortly for those 2006-07 prescription items already processed by the Central Services Agency.
Recent discussions with PCC have led to meaningful progress towards resolution of multiple dispensing and medicines management issues, with both parties agreeing to look urgently at this issue as part of the ongoing negotiations on the new pharmacy contract.
To ask the Prime Minister if he will make it a requirement that former Ministers wishing to
take up appointments subject to scrutiny by the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments within two years of leaving office must seek clearance from that body. 
Mrs. May: To ask the Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the merits of requiring former Government advisers to submit draft manuscripts of their memoirs to the Secretary of the Cabinet for comment and approval. 
The Prime Minister: The requirements placed on former civil servants, including special advisers, in relation to the publication of memoirs are set out in section 4 of the Civil Service Management Code.
The Prime Minister: Information on e-petitions is available on the No. 10 website (http://www.pm.gov.uk/output/Pagell051.asp). A copy of this web page has been placed in the Library of the House.
The Prime Minister: The Ministerial Code was last updated in July 2005. In March 2006 I appointed Sir John Bourn KCB as independent adviser on Ministers interests. I have renounced my right as Prime Minister to nominate individuals directly for honours and announced an independent review of party funding, which has now concluded. A new Civil Service Code was also issued last year.
In addition, this Government were the first to publish a Ministerial Code, the document Travel by Ministers, a model contract and Code of Conduct for Special Advisers as well as annual lists of travel by Cabinet Ministers and gifts given to Ministers.
Malcolm Wicks: The potential contribution of bioenergy towards the Governments energy policy and climate change objectives was reported on by the Biomass Task Force in October 2005 and in the Governments Response to the Task Force published in April 2006.
The Government are expecting to publish a UK Biomass Strategy in May 2007. The Biomass Strategy outlines how our policies on biomass for industry, energy and transport jointly operate to provide a clear, coherent and co-ordinated framework for the development of biomass as a whole and identifies the challenges to delivery.
Margaret Hodge: Decisions concerning the operational delivery arrangements have been devolved to the regional development agencies (RDAs) who have carried out full consultation with local stakeholders on delivery arrangements.
However, any proposals by RDAs in awarding contracts for the delivery of Business Link branded service are subject to clearance from the DTIs Secretary of State by submitting their proposals to the Central Project Review Group (CPRG) process. CPRG is used to establish value-for-money during the process of awarding contracts. CPRG consists of representatives from DTI, HM Treasury and the Small Business Service.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what methods of finding a business partner in another EU member state for the purposes of an application under the European Research and Development Programme are open to UK businesses. 
Malcolm Wicks: The European Commission provides, through its well-established CORDIS service, a free on-line partner search service to help organisations find research partners, either in the context of specific EU-funded R and D projects or broader searches for technology-oriented partnerships. This service can also be used by organisations to advertise project ideas, partnering needs and expertise requirements. The service can be accessed at:
SMEs go Health which offers profiles of SMEs and research institutes interested in becoming involved in Framework Programme research projects, as well as partner searches of research consortia looking for SME partners.
Ideal-ist Partner Search Facility provides helps find partners for ICT project ideas.
NAoMITEC helps SMEs interested in micro and nano technologies by supporting them in joining R and D projects.
UK organisations can also contact the relevant UK Framework Programme National Contact Point who should be able to help identify potential partners. Details of these contact points can be found on the UK Framework Programme website at:
Malcolm Wicks: The formation of a common EU energy policy was agreed by Heads of State and Government at the Hampton Court informal summit, during the UK presidency of the EU in 2005. Since then, the formation of a common EU energy policy has been discussed at:
the December 2005 European Council, attended by the Prime Minister,
the March 2006 Energy Council, which I attended as Energy Minister;
the March 2006 European Council, attended by the Prime Minister;
the June 2006 Energy Council, which I attended as Energy Minister;
the June 2006 European Council, attended by the Prime Minister;
the October 2006 informal European Council, held at Lahti, Finland, attended by the Prime Minister;
the November 2006 Energy Council, attended by Lord Truscott;
the December 2006 European Council, attended by the Prime Minister; and
the February 2007 Energy Council, attended by Lord Truscott.
At the spring European Council, 8 to 9 March 2007, Heads of State and Government discussed the Strategic Energy Review, published by the Commission on 10 January 2007, and adopted an Energy Action Plan.
Mr. Andrew Smith:
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what advice his Department is
making available to small businesses on compliance with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive. 
Malcolm Wicks: The Department has made extensive efforts to inform all industry, including small businesses, of the requirements of this directive since its publication in the ECs Official Journal in February 2003.
These have included, most recently, the publication in February this year of Government Guidance Notes clarifying the obligations that will be brought into force from 1 July 2007. The Department also ran a series of roadshows across the UK in January and February this year, specifically targeted at small and medium-sized businesses, and is continuing dialogue with a number of organisations representing the small business community, including the Federation of Small Businesses and RETRA (the Radio, Electrical and Television Retailers Association).
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