John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what information his Department holds on which UK non-governmental organisations are (a) participating and (b) planning to participate in the Durban II process. 
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has maintained informal contacts with a number of organisations expressing an interest in the conference. The list of non-governmental organisations that attended the first session of the Preparatory Committee for the Durban Review Conference from 27 to 31 August 2007 is set out in its report, available at:
Mr. Hague: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development with reference to the answer of 11 June 2007, Official Report, column 846W, on Iraq: international assistance, if he will place in the Library a copy of the three latest reports by the Iraq Compact Secretariat on progress made towards meeting Compact Goals. 
Mr. Douglas Alexander: The International Compact for Iraq (ICI) published their first mid-year progress report in July 2007. This was followed by a joint ICI/United Nations update in September 2007. A copy of these reports will be placed in the Library of the House. Their next progress report is due in April.
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many written questions to his Department had not received an answer as at 25 February 2008 for (a) between two and four, (b) between four and six, (c) between six and eight and (d) more than eight weeks; and how many in each category were tabled for named day answer. 
22 January, I had meetings with the wife of a deceased solider and her local MP, the Macedonian Defence Minister and the Turkish Chief of Defence and I attended the opening of the Scots in Quebec exhibition at Canada House.
28 January, I met representatives of Shell UK, hosted a lunch in the Ministry of Defence with nine injured service personnel and subsequently gave a speech to the Senior Defence and Diplomatic Service Conference.
13 February, I had lunch with Ambassador David Cooney, the Irish ambassador to the UK, as well as meetings with Mowaffaq al-Rubaie, the Iraqi National Security Adviser and Sir David Richards, chairman of the Premier League.
Mr. Kilfoyle: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how much was paid by the House in subsidy to the Press Gallery (a) bar, (b) cafeteria and (c) restaurant in the last 12 months for which information is available; what rental was paid by the Press Gallery for its accommodation in the House over the same period; and what charges are made to the Gallery or its members for the use of telephones. 
Nick Harvey: The total subsidy (the difference between income and costs) in the Press catering outlets in 2006-07 was £201,100. Separate figures for each outlet are not available. No rental is paid by the Gallery, nor are charges made to its members for the use of telephones for calls within London.
Mr. Maude: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many plasma television screens have been purchased by the House, and at what cost, in the last 24 months. 
Mr. Amess: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission on what date the visitors reception building is expected to open; when the building was expected to open at the outset of the project; what the reasons are for the delay; and if he will make a statement. 
Nick Harvey: The date for full opening of the building will be fixed after trials to test the technical equipment and the handling of visitors have been completed. Some trials have already occurred, and more are taking place at present. The project was originally planned on the basis of an opening date of autumn 2006 but delays were caused by unexpected problems with piling work and with services buried beneath the site, and later by difficulties with the construction of the building itself.
Barbara Follett [holding answer 4 February 2008]: I am pleased to announce that Jonathan Rees has been appointed as director-general in charge of the Government Equalities Office, and took up his new position on 25 February. He will also be the GEOs accounting officer.
Mrs. May: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many receptions she has hosted and funded in her capacity as Minister for Women and Equality; which individuals and organisations (a) were invited to and (b) attended each reception; and what the cost was of each reception. 
This event marked Black History Month and encouraged Black, Asian and ethnic minority women to become local councillors, as they are under represented. It was attended by approximately 150 people in the House of Commons. The cost of this event was £4,414.06.
This event marked the completion of the 2007 European Year of Equal Opportunities for All in the UK. Over 200 people were invited to the House of Commons including those who participated in case studies on equality and diversity issues. The event cost £12,285.63, half of which was paid for by the European Commission. The cost to the Governments Equalities Office was £6,143.
This event marked the contribution made by the outgoing Commissioners of the Equal Opportunities Commission, Commission for Racial Equality and Disability Rights Commission, and provided the opportunity for representatives of organisations involved in equalities issues to meet the Commissioners of the
new Equality and Human Rights Commission. Approximately 200 people attended including organisations and parliamentarians with an interest in equality issues. The event was organised with and co-funded by the Government Equalities Office, Department for Work and Pensions and Communities and Local Government Department and the total cost of the reception was £3,970. The Governments Equalities Office contribution was £1,323.
This event marked the 90(th) Anniversary of womens suffrage at Lancaster House. It was co-hosted by the Government Equalities Office and the Fawcett Society. It was attended by approximately 200 people. The Governments Equalities Office contribution for this event was £2,132.
This event marked the work of trade union women and equality representatives to advance equality issues in the workplace. The event was attended by 120 people. The cost of the reception was £2,448.70.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales which of his Department's initiatives have been advertised to the public in each of the last 10 years; and what the cost of each such campaign was. 
Mr. Paul Murphy: The UK Government are supportive of efforts to achieve gender equality and continues to work very closely with both the Womens National Commission and the Womens Budget Group on promoting gender equality within the UK.
In 2004, HM Treasury undertook a pilot project on gender analysis of expenditure with the Women's Budget Group. The project demonstrated the value of gender analysis in some areas and identified what tools and expertise were necessary within government to carry out gender analysis, but that further work was needed before gender responsive budgeting could be implemented.
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many written Questions to his Department had not received an Answer as at 25 February 2008 for (a) between two and four, (b) between four and six, (c) between six and eight and (d) more than eight weeks; and how many in each category were tabled for named day answer. 
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