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Derek Wyatt: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what funding has been secured for the construction of a new stadium in Belfast to host the football finals of the London 2012 Olympics Games. 
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 12 March 2008, Official Report, columns 389-90W, on sexual offences, of what offences sexual offenders residing in each police command area were convicted. 
Mr. Clifton-Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the percentage of each major agricultural commodity consumed in the UK which was produced in the UK in the last period for which figures are available. 
Jonathan Shaw: A suitable measure is UK production or UK home-fed production as a percentage of total new supply for use in the UK(1), for which data are available for the calendar year 2007 for a range of agricultural commodities as detailed in the following table.
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|(1) New supply for use in the UK is defined as UK production plus imports minus exports. For beef, veal, mutton and lamb the measure and term used is home-fed production and home-cured production for bacon and ham.|
Steve Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what contingency arrangements are in place for tackling a serotype of bluetongue, other than serotype 8, if it enters the UK. 
Jonathan Shaw [holding answer 25 March 2008]: The UK Bluetongue Control Strategy, which was developed in close collaboration with a core group of farming and veterinary stakeholders, the devolved Administrations and scientific experts on Bluetongue, sets out the contingency arrangements for dealing with an outbreak. The control strategy applies to all serotypes of Bluetongue, not just serotype 8.
Steve Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what estimate he has made of how many and what proportion of livestock farmers in protection zones will take up bluetongue vaccine; 
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Under European Community law, bluetongue vaccination can only be carried out in a protection zone. Once vaccination is progressing broadly across the protection zone, the intention is to extend or modify the zone in order to permit further vaccination, allowing a phased approach as vaccine comes on-stream. However, when vaccine first becomes available from May, it could initially be necessary to limit vaccine availability within the protection zone in accordance with the supply of vaccine and the epidemiological situation.
Although we have made no formal estimate of likely take-up of vaccine, the advice of industry stakeholders is that take-up will be high in a voluntary scheme, especially if an active approach is taken to promoting vaccination. As individual keepers will be responsible for the costs of vaccination, our aim, in close collaboration with a core group of industry stakeholders, has been to develop a vaccination programme which will reduce the cost of vaccination to a minimum by using existing delivery chains and reducing regulatory burdens in order to encourage maximum participation.
Jonathan Shaw [holding answer 20 March 2008]: The UK was the first member state affected by the current outbreak of bluetongue to place an order for vaccine; 22.5 million doses. 20 million doses are reserved for use in England and 2.5 million doses are reserved for use in Wales. The first batches of vaccine are expected to be available from May.
Vaccination is limited to the Protection Zone, and so vaccine will be available to all keepers of susceptible livestock in the Protection Zone, who will be able to purchase vaccine through their private vet. However, as vaccine begins to be delivered by Intervet, it may be necessary to prioritise vaccine availability to reflect supply and the epidemiological situation.
The vaccine being produced by Intervet will require one dose in sheep and two doses in cattle. The size of the dose is likely to be one millilitre but this is subject to ongoing discussions between Intervet and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate as part of the vaccine licensing process.
Mr. Jamie Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cattle have died or been slaughtered in (a) England, (b) Cumbria and (c) Copeland constituency because of bovine tuberculosis over the last five years. 
Jonathan Shaw: Our extensive bovine TB testing programme ensures that, generally, cattle showing signs of exposure to bovine TB are identified and slaughtered before the disease has become too advanced. Cattle with advanced bovine TB, or cattle dying from the disease, are very rarely found.
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|(1) Includes cattle slaughtered as skin and gamma-interferon test reactors, skin test inconclusive reactors and direct contacts.|
(2) 2005-07 figures are provisional, subject to change as more data become available.
Mr. Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether his Department has held a consultation on proposed amendments to the time limit given in paragraph 6 of Schedule 1 to the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960; 
Jonathan Shaw: Any proposal for amendments to the time limit given in paragraph 6 of Schedule 1 to the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 would require new primary legislation. DEFRA has no plans for any such legislation.
DEFRA and Natural England, who now deal with the issue of exemption certificates under the 1960 Act, are updating, and consolidating into a single document, the existing guidance on applications for exemption certificates for both caravans and camping. We have consulted the devolved administrations and the major camping and caravanning organisations, including the Association of Caravan and Camping Exempted Organisations, about the new document.
The document reiterates previous guidance on the time limit for paragraph 6 exemptionsconsisting of a maximum of five periods of 24 hours commencing when the first caravan is stationed on the rally site.
Exempted organisations which, prior to any exempted rally, wish to have a single caravan on the rally site to assist with the setting up of an event may rely on the additional exemption under paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 of the 1960 Act. This provides that a site licence is not required for the use of land by a person travelling with a caravan for not more than two nights. The exemption is subject to the condition that only one caravan is allowed and the total number of days in any twelve month period on which a caravan was stationed anywhere on the site, or any adjoining land in the same ownership, cannot exceed 28 days.
There are over 300 organisations who hold exemption certificates under paragraph 6 of Schedule 1 of the 1960 Act, so it is not practical to list them. A list of the organisations is publicly available on the Natural England website.
Mr. Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of progress in meeting targets for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from the housing sector; and if he will make a statement. 
Against a long-term trend of rising gas consumption, over the period 2004-06, consumption of gas by household consumers fell by over 8 per cent. Of this, possibly up to half could be attributed to higher prices; weather changes had little effect. Improved energy efficiency for heating, particularly higher levels of insulation (installed via the Energy Efficiency Commitment) and more efficient boilers (required by Building Regulations), is likely to have contributed to the remaining reduction of gas, the principal heating fuel. However, more detailed analysis is required to quantify this effect.
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