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Mr. Hoban: To ask the Prime Minister in which financial years since 2001 his Departments outturn for its capital budget at the end of the year was less than planned at the beginning of the year; and what the (a) value and (b) reason for the underspend was in each case. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the cost of paying additional (a) salaries and (b) pension contributions for the seven additional Ministers he has employed since 27 June 2007. 
The Prime Minister: The Ministerial and other Salaries Act 1975 limits the number of ministerial salaries to 109the number of ministerial salaries paid both immediately before and after the changes to the Government made in June. Ministerial salaries and pensions are payable in accordance with the Ministerial and other Salaries Act 1975 and the Ministerial and Other Pensions Act 1991 respectively.
Tessa Jowell: Since my appointment as Minister for the Olympics in June 2007, I have visited the West Midlands for the 2007 UK School Games as part of the 2012 Roadshow and the South East for the BAA Wheelpower Workshop at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium. I will be making further a 2,012 visits around the UK in the coming months.
Tessa Jowell: The 2012 Olympic games and Paralympic games will have a great effect across the UK, including the North West region, through social, economic and sporting benefits. The North West launched their regional plan to maximise the impact of the games in their area on 11 May 2007. Further details can be found on the North West Regional Development Agency website. The main legacy ambitions for the region are: to increase participation through sport and active recreation; maximise links with Liverpool Capital of Culture as a key element of the launch of the Cultural Olympiad; build capacity in the volunteering infrastructure and promote volunteering opportunities. Another key priority for the region is targeting information and support for North West businesses. To date over 600 businesses have signed up for business e-alerts for 2012 opportunities.
The North West also sits on the Nations and Regions Group (NRG), which has been established to maximise participation in the games and to ensure benefits from 2012 are spread across the UK. These opportunities include hosting pre-games training camps; participation in the 2012 Torch Relay; being one of the 70,000 volunteers needed for 2012 and winning business contracts.
Further detailed information regarding the regions plan can also be provided by the relevant NRG Coordinator, Rob Young (North West Regional Development Agency, PO Box 37, Renaissance House, Centre Park, Warrington, WA1 1XB).
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Minister for the Olympics whether any of the £2.7 billion contingency fund announced as part of the Olympic budget in March 2007 is drawn from the National Lottery. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Minister for the Olympics pursuant to the answer of 3 September 2007, Official Report, column 1604W, on the Olympic Games, what confidentiality arrangements were agreed at the meeting of 26 January 2006. 
Tessa Jowell: The minute of the cost review group meeting of 21 February 2006, does not indicate that any decision timescales were agreed at this meeting, but that the basic timeline/ critical path of planning/compulsory purchase order expenditure, should be presented at a future date.
Keith Vaz: To ask the Minister for the Olympics what meetings she has had with the Olympic Delivery Authority to discuss diversity in relation to procurement contracts awarded as part of the development of the 2012 Olympic Games. 
I have regular meetings with the Olympic Delivery Authority to discuss all aspects of policy and delivery and the Government places great
importance on diversity in procurement. The ODA procurement policy published last year incorporates the diversity and equality standards to be considered in procurements by the ODA and their main contractors.
Tessa Jowell: The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) published its Procurement Policy in March 2007, following consultation which generated responses from over 60 groups and organisations. These include; the Federation of Small Businesses, Social Enterprise London, the Equal Opportunities Commission, the Commission for Racial Equality, the Transport and General Workers Union, various trade associations, and local government.
Tessa Jowell: The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has a statutory obligation to comply with EU public procurement directives and the UK public contracts regulations 2006. The ODAs Procurement Policy published in March 2007 also documents the ODAs core procurement values that underpin its approach to procuring the goods and services required for its delivery programme. This is available on the London 2012 website at:
Keith Vaz: To ask the Minister for the Olympics what meetings she has had with the Olympic Delivery Authority to discuss the process by which tier two and below contracts are awarded to companies to build the 2012 Olympic Games stadium; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Minister for the Olympics pursuant to the answer of 3 September 2007, Official Report, column 1594W, on the Olympic Games: Greater London, which Government department or body the person who gave a stock-take of work on security at both meetings referred to was representing. 
Robert Neill: To ask the Minister for the Olympics what (a) discussions she has had on and (b) assessment she has made of the merits of transferring responsibility for any of the (i) land or property and (ii) liabilities resulting from the Olympics legacy to the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority. 
Tessa Jowell [holding answer 25 October 2007]: The Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA) already owns a significant amount of land within the Olympic Park and elsewhere on which Olympic venues and facilities will be situated.
My officials have been discussing with the LVRPA and other partners the arrangements needed to manage and operate the land, property and other assets and liabilities arising from London 2012. These discussions, which are ongoing, include consideration of the LVRPAs long-term role in the management and delivery of the legacy of the Olympic Park.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Minister for the Olympics what estimate she has made of the financial and social effect on Greater London of staging the 2012 Olympics, with particular reference to the London borough of Sutton. 
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Minister for the Olympics pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2007, Official Report, column 117W, on Olympic Games: Greater London, what proportion of the Legacy Trust will be allocated for funding (a) cultural activities and (b) sporting activity. 
Ms Abbott: To ask the Minister for the Olympics what steps she has taken to promote relevant training and development opportunities in those boroughs where hosting the London Olympics in 2012 is likely to create jobs; and if she will make a statement. 
Edward Miliband: Under the Government Resource and Accounts Act 2000, HM Treasury issue accounts directions to Departments, pension schemes and agencies and under the Government Trading Fund Act 1973 to trading funds.
2006-07: Capacity Builders (UK) Ltd.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what departmental assets are planned to be sold in each financial year from 2007-08 to 2010-11; what the (a) description and (b) book value of each such asset is; and what the expected revenue from each such sale is. 
David Davis: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) how many civil law suits have been brought against his Department based either wholly or partially on grounds provided by the Human Rights Act 1998; how many were settled out of court, before a court judgment was delivered; and how much such settlements cost the public purse since 1998; 
(2) how many civil law suits in which proceedings are not ongoing have been brought against his Department based either wholly or partially on the grounds of the Human Rights Act 1998; how many were settled out of court, before a court judgment was delivered; and how much these settlements cost. 
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