Jo Swinson: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what guidance it issues on posting material provided by the Parliamentary Recording Unit on external websites. 
1. The permission is restricted to use of recordings of proceedings on a Members own parliamentary website (and not on any searchable third party hosting website).
2. A Member may only use material which features the Member, any reply from a Minister to a question asked by the Member, and any other contributions to the debate on an issue raised by the Member.
3. The recording will be supplied by the Parliamentary Recording Unit watermarked with a portcullis logo to show its origin and discourage its unauthorised use by others. The Member will be asked to acknowledge Parliamentary Copyright on his/her site and ensure the material is not downloadable.
The original webcasting licence from the Speaker and PARBUL was renewed in June 2006, and this permitted the use of the clean feed of proceedings to be used in a live webcast maintained or operated by the House of Commons. It specifically stated that the clean feed shall not be passed to any other person.
Tom Brake: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many times the escalators in Portcullis House have been (a) replaced and (b) repaired since the building opened. 
Nick Harvey: The escalators in Portcullis House were installed in 1999 and (a) were replaced during the summer recess of 2007 and (b) repairs and component replacements have been carried out from time to time notably on the handrails, the drive mechanisms and lighting.
Mr. Hain: In 2006 my Department procured pens bearing the Wales Office logo. However, as my Department records expenditure on total office supplies and not individual items, the cost can be obtained only at a disproportionate cost.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many posters or displays there are in the offices of his Department displaying the names and photographs of Ministers; and what the cost has been of producing such posters or displays in the last five years. 
In March 2007 posters were produced for a reception. However, as my Department records expenditure on total office supplies and not individual items, the cost can be obtained only at a disproportionate cost.
Joan Ruddock: Bird of prey populations are not assessed annually in the UK so it is not possible to provide figures for each year since 2001. The population of most species is assessed periodically by species-specific surveys of breeding numbers. The latest available results from these, together with the year/s of survey, are provided in the following table. The table also gives the estimated population trend since 2001.
|Species||Population estimate (breeding pairs)||Year of estimate||Population trend since 2001 (see footnotes)|
|(1) For these species, population trend information is derived from survey work carried out since 2001 that provides data on population trends but not an assessment of the total population, based on data collated annually by the UK Rare Breeding Birds Panel and reported in the journal British Birds, together with additional information collected by local raptor groups. (2 )For these species, population trend information is derived from survey work carried out since 2001 that provides data on population trends but not an assessment of the total population. This information is derived from the British Trust for Ornithology's annual Breeding Bird Survey. (3) For these species a full survey has been carried out in recent years. Population trend information is derived from a comparison between the results of the most recent survey and earlier full surveys carried out since 2001.|
Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects to appoint the Chairman of the Climate Change Committee; and if he will make a statement. 
Bill Wiggin: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 5 December 2007, Official Report, column 1269W, on the European Fisheries Fund (EFF), whether he has made a formal request to the Commission to allow the UK to carry over the 2007 EFF budget allocated to the UK; and if he will make a statement. 
Jonathan Shaw: I have not made a formal request to the European Commission to allow the UK to carry over the 2007 portion of its European Fisheries Fund budget allocation, since it is not yet clear that any reduction in the overall budget will be imposed.
Mr. Jamie Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of the gross value added of (a) England, (b) the North West and (c) Copeland was derived from commercial fishing over the last 20 years. 
|Details of current prices gross value added at basic prices for the UK fishing industry (including landings abroad)|
|Gross value added (£ million)|
Office for National Statistics, Series QTUF.
Bill Wiggin: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the European Commission on the possible penalties the UK could face for not submitting its European Fisheries Fund Operational Programme to the European Commission by 31 December 2007; and if he will make a statement. 
There is no provision for penalties in relation to submission of Operational Programmes after 31 December 2007. I have therefore had no discussions with the European Commission on this matter. However, it is open to the Commission to take
action as noted in my answers of 21 November 2007, Official Report, columns 863-864W and 5 December 2007, Official Report, columns 1268-69W to the hon. Member.
David Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has for the funding for rural community councils expressed in real terms in each financial year to 2012-13. 
David Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had on the method of allocating funding to rural community councils in England; and if he will make a statement. 
Jonathan Shaw: On 14 December, I was pleased to announce that £3.45 million would be made available to support the network of rural community councils (RCCs) in England for each of the next three years. This funding will be channelled through Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE), the lead body for the RCC network, who will be responsible for making allocations to individual RCCs. ACRE is currently developing its plans for allocating the funding, in consultation with DEFRA, and will make this information available to the RCCs as soon as possible.
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