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Mr. Amess: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what funding he has (a) given and (b) plans to give to local authorities to enforce section 107A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988; what (i) discussions he has had and (ii) representations he has received on this issue; and if he will make a statement. 
Angela Eagle: As part of the 2006 pre-Budget report, the then Chancellor announced £5 million in new funding for councils in the United Kingdom in 2007-08 to fund the new burden on local authorities as a result of the introduction of section 107A and 198A of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988. Funding was rolled into revenue support grant (RSG) at the first available opportunity as part of the first three year settlement for local Government covering 2008-09 to 2010-11. RSG is not hypothecated to a particular service and it is not therefore possible to identify amounts provided for particular initiatives.
The spending plans for local Government announced in the comprehensive spending review 2007 (CSR07) covering RSG, and the settlement for the devolved Administrations, take into account local authorities responsibilities under s107A and 198A. These plans reflect the discussions which the Department had with each Government Department and with interested bodies such as local authorities, during CSR07. The Government worked closely with local authorities to identify the pressures councils faced, and the scope for managing them.
In relation to representations on this issue, Treasury Ministers and officials have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery. As was the case with previous Administrations, it is not the Government's practice to provide details of all such meetings.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions disciplinary action has been taken against staff in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in each year for which figures are available. 
n/a = Not available.
1. OGC was formed in 2000 by the merger of CCTA, PACE and HMT staff. 0GC buying solutions was formed as an Executive Agency in 2001. HMRC was created in 2005 following the merger of Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise.
2. When the number is less than five, the exact number cannot be disclosed on grounds of confidentiality.
3. The years for which figures are not available cannot be provided because this would involve disproportionate cost.
Angela Eagle: As is the case with all Government Departments, HM Treasury publishes its impact assessments on its website. In the past 12 months, my Department has produced 22 impact assessments to accompany consultations and 11 final impact assessments.
Bob Spink: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) value and (b) start date was of each private finance initiative project approved by his Department in each of the last three financial years. 
Jim Dobbin: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many deaths related to the misuse of zed tranquillisers were recorded in Wales where (a) such abuse was the only drug-related cause of death recorded and (b) misuse of other drugs was recorded as a contributory cause between 1999 and 2006. 
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many deaths related to the misuse of zed tranquilisers were recorded in Wales where (a) such abuse was the only drug-related cause of death recorded and (b) misuse of other drugs were recorded as a contributory cause between 1999 and 2006. I am replying in her absence. (190208)
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reports annually on deaths related to drug poisoning and drug misuse in England and Wales. ONS defines drug misuse deaths as deaths where the underlying cause was drug poisoning and where any drug controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act was involved.
Zed tranquilisers are taken to be the three non-benzodiazepine hypnotics: zaleplon, zolpidem and zopiclone. These are not controlled substances and so are not included in ONS statistics on drug-misuse deaths.
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