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BERR does not have forecasts on the capacity of wind turbines over the next 10 years. Based on the Energy White Paper central case, the projected wind capacity figuresfor installed capacityand rounded to the nearest whole number, are:
2010: 5 GW
2015: 11 GW and
2020: 13 GW.
Mr. Paterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the total subsidy paid to the owners of wind turbines under the Renewables Obligation Certificate Scheme has been in each of the last 10 years; and what forecast he has made of such payments for each of the next 10 years. 
Mr. Timms: The Renewables Obligation does not pay a direct subsidy to generators but instead places an obligation on licensed electricity suppliers to source a specific and annually increasing proportion of their sales from renewable sources. Suppliers meet their obligation by presenting Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) which are issued to generators for eligible renewable generation; paying a buy-out price; or a combination of both. Money from the buy-out fund is recycled pro-rata to suppliers presenting ROCs.
The ROC price is therefore set by the market but a nominal value of the ROC to the supplier can be calculated by adding the buy-out price to the recycled buy-out fund attributable to each ROC. Multiplying this by the number of ROCs issued for wind generated renewable electricity gives an indication of the support provided.
The Renewables Obligation came into force for 2002-03 so figures are not available before that date. For 2002-03 to 2004-05 the figures are finalised and for 2005-06 the figures are estimated. The figures going forward are based on estimated wind generation and ROC price as part of a modelling framework developed for us by Oxera Consulting Ltd and published alongside our recent consultation on reform of the Renewables Obligation.
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Mr. Plaskitt [holding answer 26 July 2007]: The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Departmental Framework sets out the governance arrangements in place across the Department including in its relationship with the Child Support Agency (CSA). The Departmental Framework is underpinned by corporate frameworks, instructions and policies that apply across DWP and its agencies.
The Chief Executive of the CSA is a member of the DWP Executive Team. The CSAs main targets are set by the Secretary of State having taken advice from the Director General of Work, Welfare and Equality Group and performance against these and other internal operational targets and objectives takes place within the Departments overall performance management framework. This includes regular Performance Accountability Reviews between the Permanent Secretary and the CSA Chief Executive and Board.
Mr. Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps are available for hon. Members to take when dissatisfied with the response by the Child Support Agency to their representations. 
In reply to your recent Parliamentary Questions about the Child Support Agency the Secretary of State promised a substantive reply from the Chief Executive. As the Chief Executive is currently on annual leave I am responding, with his authority, on his behalf.
You asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps are in place to enable hon. Members to raise their dissatisfaction with the work of the Child Support Agency. 
There is not one specific route for a Member of Parliament (MP) to take should they want to raise their dissatisfaction with the work of the Child Support Agency (CSA). The route taken would depend on the circumstances or reasons for the dissatisfaction, and the avenues that had previously been used.
MPs can write to the CSA Chief Executive or contact the CSA MP Hotline. If these options have been explored, the following options are available:
Write to the Minister with responsibility for Child Support. The MP can decide to write to the Minister at any time, by-passing the Agencys complaints process entirely. The Minister will reply for policy issues. Any operational or case specific enquiries are referred to the Chief Executive to reply as he is in the best position to do so.
The case can be raised with the Independent Case Examiner (ICE). In order to raise a case with the ICE, the Agency has to have had the opportunity to answer the complaint, usually through a response from the Chief Executive.
Raise the case with the Parliamentary Ombudsman.
Raise a Parliamentary Question.
Raise an Adjournment Debate.
Relevant contact details have been included as Annex A to this letter for your reference.
I hope you find this answer helpful.
Belfast Child Support Agency Centre
Great Northern Tower
17-21 Great Victoria Street
Falkirk Child Support Agency Centre
Callendar Business Park
Birkenhead Child Support Agency Centre
Great Western House
Woodside Ferry Approach
Hastings Child Support Agency Centre
Sedlescombe Road North
Dudley Child Support Agency Centre
Plymouth Child Support Agency Centre
Bickleigh Down Business Park
The Chief Executive of Child Support Agency
Tyne and Wear
Lord McKenzie of Luton
Parliamentary Under Secretary (Lords)
Department for Work and Pensions
Independent Case Examiner
P.O. Box 155
Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
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