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Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what research the Government have conducted into bullying of (a) transgendered pupils at school and (b) children at school who have one or more transgendered parent. 
Kevin Brennan: We have not conducted any research into the bullying of transgender pupils at school, or into children at school who have one or more transgender parents. However, we are aware of the research which Professor Stephen Whittle carried out for the Equalities Review on this issue.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her Departments projected spending is on advertising and promotional campaigns for (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09, broken down by cost relating to (i) television, (ii) radio and (iii) print media. 
Mr. Iain Wright: The Departments actual and planned spend on promotional and advertising campaigns for 2007-08 is follows:
Publicity budgets are not held centrally and the budgets for 2008-9 have not yet been agreed.
Mr. Clifton-Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make a statement on the future of fire control at the tri-service emergency headquarters in Quedgeley. 
The Gloucestershire tri-service centre will continue to house staff from all three emergency services and support tri-service working after the fire and rescue service control is moved to the South West regional control centre.. The Government are committed to creating a new national network of nine resilient regional control centres which will enhance the ability of the Fire and Rescue Service to respond to
major incidents and natural disasters in a co-ordinated, efficient and effective manner, which will better protect the public. The new regional control centres will however build on the valuable lessons learnt on joint working from the tri-service pilots, including the recent experience of dealing with flooding in Gloucestershire.
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the proportion of total housing demand which would result from the Office for National Statistics assumption of long-term net migration of 190,000 each year for the number of years for which forecasts are available; and what number of housing units this proportion would represent. 
Mr. Iain Wright: An updated estimate of the amount of household growth attributable to net migration will be part of the next major release, due in 2008, of the Departments household projections. The household projection updates follow the rolling programme of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) population projections. The ONS is due to publish, on 23 October, the 2006-based national projections that include the assumption of long-term annual net migration into the UK of 190,000. In 2008, the ONS will publish sub-national population projections on this 2006 the base which will feed into the next major update of the household projections. These new household projections will also take account of the recent trends in household formation and of the Office for National Statistics latest projections of marital status and cohabitation.
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the balance is of the Big Lottery Fund; and how much of the balance is (a) committed and (b) uncommitted. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Big Lottery Funds National Lottery Distribution Fund (NLDF) balance at 30 September 2007 was approximately £550 million.
At 30 September its outstanding hard commitments were £1,060 million and its soft commitments were £94 million. Its total forward commitments, therefore, exceeded its NLDF balance by about £604 million.
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what steps his Department has taken to help cricket clubs affected by the summer floods; 
(2) pursuant to the answer of 12 September 2007, Official Report, column 2140W on cricket: floods, if he will provide an update on Sport England funding to cricket clubs affected by flooding. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Funding from the National Sports Foundation, managed on behalf of the Government by Sport England, may support flood repairs for sports facilities, taking into account all proceeds from insurance cover. To date no applications of this nature have been received. In addition, Sport Englands Yorkshire and West Midlands regions are providing advice and guidance to support sports provision provided by clubs and others affected by the floods.
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many new (a) laptops, (b) mobile telephones and (c) personal digital assistant devices his Department bought for the use of departmental Ministers following each Cabinet reshuffle since 1997; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: My Department does not record this information on a year-by-year basis. Additionally, when an individual no longer requires a piece of equipment, it is often passed to another user. Therefore, it is not possible to provide a breakdown by departmental Minister.
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make a statement on the future of the National Sports Foundation and its funding levels. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The intention is for Sport England to build on the success of the National Sports Foundation, but I am not yet in a position to confirm funding allocations for sport.
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make a statement on the future of Sportsmatch. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The intention is for Sport England to build on the past success of Sportsmatch, but I am not yet in a position to confirm funding allocations for sport.
Willie Rennie: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent on upgrading Single Living Accommodation units to Standard One in each financial year since 1997. 
Derek Twigg [holding answer 8 October 2007]: Expenditure on upgrading Single Living Accommodation (SLA) to Grade 1 physical condition was not centrally collated until 2002-03. The information available is as follows:
The figures for 2002-03 represent only part of the expenditure in that year and the beginning of specific recording of such expenditure.
Expenditure for earlier years could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Willie Rennie: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent on upgrading Service Families accommodation to Standard One in each financial year since 1997. 
Derek Twigg [holding answer 8 October 2007]: The former Defence Housing Executive (DHE) was responsible for the maintenance and new build of housing in Great Britain until 2004 after which the responsibility passed to Defence Estates (DE). The DHE only published agency accounts from 2001-02. The information available from this source and DE is as follows:
The maintenance and investment in service families accommodation overseas and in Northern Ireland is carried out by the respective budget holders. It is therefore held separately and could be collated only at disproportionate cost.
During the period from 1 April 2000 to 31 March 2007 this Department upgraded around 15,000 houses in Great Britain to Standard One for Condition.
Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 3 September 2007, Official Report, column 1617W, on Departments: BAe Systems, for what reasons the annual figures for applicants given differ from those in the answer of 5 July 2007, Official Report, 1132W. 
Des Browne: My answer given on 5 July 2007, Official Report, column 1132W, noted that the figures had been compiled from manual historic records and that it was therefore possible that some cases might not be included in the figures. Further research of records allowed my answer of 3 September 2007, Official Report, column 1617W, to give a fuller picture of the applications in each year.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Departments projected spending is on advertising and promotional campaigns for (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09, broken down by cost relating to (i) television, (ii) radio and (iii) print media. 
Derek Twigg: Not all the information is held in the format requested.
The projected spending on recruit advertising and marketing campaigns for the armed forces for financial year (FY) 2007-08 is detailed in the following table. It should be noted that these figures take no account of departmental public relations activities or Veterans awareness campaigns.
Figures for FY 2008-09 are not yet available as the services are in the process of preparing budget requirements for next year, and details will not be confirmed until March 2008.
The projected spending for MOD civilian advertising and promotional campaigns organised centrally for FY 2007-08 is £1.1 million, and for FY 2008-09 it is £1.5 million. It is not possible to break down these costs further.
Mr. Holloway: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan have received treatment for physical or psychological injuries in the NHS in the last six months. 
Derek Twigg: The MOD collates statistics of personnel evacuated from Iraq and Afghanistan to the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM) located at University Hospital Birmingham Foundation Trust (UHBFT) which is the main receiving hospital trust for service personnel who are medically evacuated from overseas. In the period 1 April until 30 September 2007 RCDM had admitted 197 UK service patients from Iraq and 222 UK service patients from Afghanistan to UHBFT and other NHS hospitals in the Birmingham area. The figures relate to patients aeromedically evacuated from theatre as a result of battle injuries, non-battle injuries and disease. They do not include patients being reviewed or returning for further surgery following earlier treatment in the UK. The breakdown of these figures is set out as follows:
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