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Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many (a) basic and (b) enhanced checks the Criminal Records Bureau undertook for each Government Department and executive agency in the last year for which figures are available; 
Neither home inspectors nor energy inspectors are eligible for enhanced disclosures under current legislation. However, home inspectors have qualified for standard disclosures since October 2006 and the CRB has processed 877 such disclosures. Criminal Records Bureau checks on energy assessors are carried out by CRB Scotland.
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2007, Official Report, column 1769W, on work permits, how many work permits in each category of work permit carrying an entitlement to settle in the UK were granted in each year since 2000; and for which sectors they were issued. 
Mr. Byrne: The granting and issue of a work permit does not carry an automatic entitlement to settle in the UK. Settlement applicants must meet the specific criteria and so it is not possible to provide information on the basis requested.
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 10 September 2007, Official Report, column 1941W, on work permits: health professions, how many work permits were issued to doctors and nurses from foreign countries other than African states in each year from 1997 to 2006, broken down by country. 
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 8 October 2007]: The table placed in the Libraries of the House shows the number of work permit applications which were approved for overseas nationals during the period 1998 to 2006 (excluding African countries). Data for 1997 and 1998 are not available. There have been no approvals for Auxiliary Nurses.
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reply to Question 123917, on staff exit schemes, tabled by the hon. Member for Putney for answer on 26 February. 
Martin Horwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will provide funding (a) to make improvements to the A436 around Cheltenham and (b) to adopt other measures to reduce congestion in Cheltenham city centre. 
Ms Rosie Winterton [holding answer 29 October 2007]: In the current financial year the Department for Transport has provided £20.788 million for transport in Gloucestershire. It is for the county council to determine how this funding is spent in line with the priorities and strategies identified in their second local transport plan. The plan identifies congestion as a problem in parts of the county, including around Cheltenham, but it is for the authority to decide whether spending on the A436 would address this.
Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 23 October 2007, Official Report, column 228-29W, on airports: public transport, what steps she is taking to ensure capital and revenue funding is in place for AirTrack to ensure the scheme is implemented; what meetings she has held with BAA and Network Rail to resolve the funding issues; and when she expects a final decision to be made on funding the capital revenue costs of the scheme. 
Mr. Tom Harris: Airtrack is a private sector proposal and it is for the promoters to make the case for the scheme. We will need to be satisfied both that the capital costs can be met and about the need for future revenue support. The Department has regular meetings with the promoters to keep in touch with progress.
Mr. Tom Harris:
No formal consultations have taken place. However, in the normal course of the Agencys day-to-day work, informal discussions on the feasibility of High Occupancy Vehicle lanes as a
concept have been ongoing with interested parties such as motorists organisations and freight and public transport operators.
Mr. Tom Harris [holding answer 16 October 2007]: The £16 billion budget for the project is a fully inclusive cost, allowing for both contingency and expected inflation. Both the underlying costings and the risks around those costings have been very carefully assessed and subjected to independent external review. The Government are confident that costs will be contained within budget.
However, if costs should rise above that level and countervailing savings, or other revenue sources cannot be identified, then, recognising the scale of the project, Government would be the ultimate funder.
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions she has had with Transport for London and the Mayor of London on the (a) funding and (b) construction of Crossrail. 
Mr. Tom Harris: The Secretary of State has regular meetings with both Transport for London and the Mayor of London to discuss such matters concerning transport in London, including Crossrail, as may be relevant at the time.
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how much and what proportion of funding for Crossrail will come from (a) public funding, (b) supplementary business rates, (c) additional business funding, (d) future farebox projections and (e) other sources; and if she will make a statement; 
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) by what means she plans to ensure that the Crossrail project offers best value for money in its construction and implementation; 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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. 
Mrs. Dunwoody: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many consultants have been employed by her Department in 2006-07; how much has been paid to each consultant; and what the subject matter of consultancy for the Department was in each case. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: 417 different consultancies worked for the central Department and its agencies during financial year 2006-07 on commissions that have been recorded within the Department's accounting systems as consultancy.
This updates the information provided to the right hon. Member for Maidenhead (Mrs. May) on 24 May 2007, Official Report, column 1455W, the hon. Member for Epsom & Ewell (Chris Grayling) on 19 June 2007, Official Report, column 1620W, and the right hon. Member for Oldham West & Royton (Mr. Meacher) on 12 July 2007, Official Report, column 1580W.
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