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Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of prisoners in HMP Peterborough who are likely to be released early; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hanson: Figures for release are not available to be broken down by establishment.
Mr. Alan Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 25 June to question 144968, on police cells costs, what range of nightly cost was used in calculating the £385 per night average cost; what the (a) highest and (b) lowest nightly invoice received so far is; and whether his Department is made aware of the cost per night before placing prisoners in police cells. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Police forces do not invoice nightly for Operation Safeguard expenses. The £385 per prisoner per night figure was calculated by applying experience of the costs of Operation Safeguard in 2002. Police forces may submit monthly, bi-monthly or consolidated invoices and the highest and lowest nightly invoices are therefore not centrally held.
The actual cost of holding a prisoner under Operation Safeguard varies between forces.
Jo Swinson: To ask the Leader of the House which hon. Members elected at the 2005 election are not drawing their salaries as hon. Members. 
Ms Harman: All current Members elected at the 2005 election are at present drawing their salary except for the five Sinn Fein MPs, none of whom have taken the Oath.
Mrs. May: To ask the Prime Minister what plans he has to meet the Secretary of State for Health to discuss the closures of accident and emergency departments. 
The Prime Minister: I shall be meeting all ministerial colleagues.
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what progress has been made on each of the six pilots in the Community Rail Development Strategy; 
(2) what progress has been made on identifying and separating out maintenance and renewal costs for community rail lines as envisaged in the Community Rail Development Strategy; 
(3) what plans her Department has to implement the Community Rail Development Strategy; 
(4) what progress has been made in increasing use of community rail lines as envisaged in the Community Rail Development Strategy. 
Mr. Tom Harris: A review of the Community Rail Development Strategy, setting out progress in implementing the strategy and plans for further action, was published in March 2007. A copy is available in the House Library.
Mr. Redwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what her policy is on single wagon marshalling for freight on the UK rail network. 
Mr. Tom Harris: Freight operations on the UK rail network are a commercial matter for the private sector companies which operate the trains.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to reply to the letter of 3 May 2007 from the hon. Member for North Down on the supply of a VAT number to Lighthouse Electrical in Donaghadee, County Down. 
Dawn Primarolo: I replied to the hon. Lady on 26 June.
Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue HM Revenue and Customs received from businesses subject to incorrect Customs procedures codes being entered on export shipments of inward processing relief goods in each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
Dawn Primarolo: HMRC advise me that to September 2006, errors have been identified involving 484 businesses. The total revenue involved amounts to £19.7 million customs duty and £81.9 million recoverable import VAT. Of the 484 confirmed cases, 203 have been granted remission from customs duty; following a departmental review by HMRC. This has remitted 564,000 of the £19.7 million customs duty.
Mr. Meacher: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much the Department spent on (a) management consultants and (b) other external consultants and advisers in each year since 2000; and which of these consultants undertook work for the Department with a total contractual value in excess of £10 million over this period. 
Mr. Hain: Since its inception in July 1999, the Wales Office has spent the following on external consultants.
None of these consultants undertook work in excess of £10 million.
Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what visits have been made by Wales Office Ministers to Welsh prisons; and what the dates of such visits were in the last 12 months. 
Mr. Hain: Prisons in Wales are the responsibility of the Ministry for Justice. Neither myself nor the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales has visited a Welsh prison in the last 12 months, but we have had discussions with ministerial colleagues about prison issues in Wales.
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many officials in his Department are (a) involved in assisting European Council negotiations, (b) involved in assisting and advising the European Commission, (c) seconded to the European Commission, (d) involved in monitoring EU decisions, communications, regulations and directives, (e) involved in enforcing compliance with EU decisions, communications, regulations and directives and (f) involved in other work related to the European Council, Commission or Court of Justice. 
Mr. Hain: Officials in the Economic and European Affairs Policy Branch of the Wales Office are involved to a limited degree in EU business. None work exclusively on EU business.
Mr. Hollobone: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on action taken by the police to identify uninsured drivers in Wales. 
Mr. Hain: I understand that the police make extensive use of insurance data made available through the Motor Insurers Bureau to tackle the serious problem of uninsured driving. I understand that the latest figures indicate that 94.4 per cent. of all appropriate records are provided to the Motor Insurance Database within seven days. This is in line with expectations to meet the target of 95 per cent. of all appropriate records provided to the database within seven days by 1 January 2008.
Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what visits he has made to Wales on ministerial business; and what the purpose and date of each visit was. 
Since becoming Secretary of State in 2002, I have always undertaken a busy programme of meetings, visits and functions with a wide range of organisations
in Wales. It would require a disproportionate cost to identify and list all of the visits I have made, but specific examples are referred to in the Wales Office annual reports.
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2007, Official Report, column 1741W, on jobseeker's allowance, if he will provide equivalent data for 1997. 
Mr. Plaskitt: The available information has been placed in the Library.
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many participants there were in the New Deal for Young People in each month since 1998. 
Mr. Plaskitt: The available information is in the following table.
|Participants on New Deal for Young People|
|Month of p articipation||Number of participants|
| Notes: 1. A person participating on the programme for more than one month will be included in the table for each month that they are participating. 2. Information on participants is only available from July 1998. 3. Latest data is to November 2006. 4. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. Source: New Deal Evaluation Database, Information Directorate, DWP.|