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Jim Fitzpatrick: This is an operational matter for Post Office Ltd (POL). I understand from POL that the post office branches in settlements with populations smaller than 10,000 inhabitants are classified as rural branches. Also that for 2006-07 the net number of rural post office branch closures was 128.
Charles Hendry: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what account he expects the forthcoming Energy White Paper to take of the Governments binding commitments made at the European Union Summit on 9 March for renewable energy to supply 20 per cent. of overall EU energy consumption by 2020; and how he plans to meet these commitments. 
Mr. Jamie Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the families of those affected by the Sellafield autopsy issue will be consulted on the terms of reference for the investigation to be led by Michael Redfern QC. 
Malcolm Wicks: Although the families of those affected have not been consulted on the terms of reference for the inquiry, I know that Mr. Redfern is keen to talk to them at an early stage in the inquiry.
Mr. Jamie Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how long the Sellafield historic autopsy investigation is expected to continue; and whether an investigation team will be based at or in the communities around Sellafield. 
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what account is taken in the proposed accreditation for solar PV installers of (a) the costs of entry into the marketplace for smaller companies and (b) the compliance costs on those existing small companies in the market. 
Malcolm Wicks: The microgeneration certification scheme is a voluntary scheme covering product and installation standards and a code of practice. The scheme is an important market mechanism aimed at building consumer confidence in microgeneration technologies. The cost of compliance to companies is set at a level to ensure delivery of a robust United Kingdom Accreditation Services accredited scheme that will provide consumer protection.
The DTI is subsidising compliance costs for industry, including new and existing small companies, over the first year of the scheme. This measure should help to support companies wishing to join the scheme in the short term. In the longer term, industry should benefit from increased consumer confidence, which should encourage investment in microgeneration at the domestic level, growing the market.
Janet Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether all applications which have been made for Stream 1 grants for wind turbines which meet the criteria of the scheme have been approved. 
Malcolm Wicks: The Low Carbon Buildings Programme supports grant applications for a range of microgeneration technologies including wind turbines. To date, we have received 1,849 Stream 1 grant applications for wind turbine projects, of which 1,669 met the scheme criteria and were awarded grants.
Mr. Ellwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what her estimate is of the number of hectares of land in Afghanistan which were (a) used to grow poppies and (b) destroyed as part of the eradication scheme in (i) 2005 and (ii) 2006. 
Dr. Howells: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime's 2005 Afghanistan Opium Survey reported that 109,103 hectares of land was used to cultivate opium poppy in 2005, of which 5,103 hectares was eradicated. Their 2006 Afghanistan Opium Survey reported that 180,300 hectares of land was used to cultivate opium poppy in 2006, of which 15,300 hectares was eradicated.
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