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Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants of (a) the disability living allowance care component, (b) incapacity benefit, (c) the state pension and (d) bereavement benefit he estimates are living in other European economic area (EEA) states and Switzerland. 
|Cases in payment in the European economic area and Switzerland|
Figures have been rounded to the nearest five.
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Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer, net of savings in means-tested benefits and additional tax revenues, of paying a full basic state pension to each individual, regardless of contribution record, at the rate of the guarantee credit, from the age of (a) 68, (b) 69 and (c) 70 years of age from 2010; and if he will estimate in each case the cost in each of the following four years on the assumption that the pension was then indexed to earnings. 
|Estimated net additional annual cost of paying a full basic state pension to all individuals aged (a) 68 years or over, (b) 69 years or over, and (c) 70 years or over, regardless of their national insurance contribution records, at the rate of the guarantee credit, from 2010|
|£ billion2008-09 prices|
1. Estimates have been rounded to the nearest £ billion and are presented in financial years (e.g. 2010 refers to the financial year 2010-11).
2. Estimates relate to individuals living in the United Kingdom.
3. The guarantee credit level has been defined as the standard minimum guarantee for a single pensioner with no additional premiums (i.e. currently £124.05 per week), increased by average earnings in future years. Treasury economic assumptions have been used to model earnings uprating.
4. The estimates are presented net of savings in income related benefits and additional tax revenues, which have been estimated using the Departments Policy Simulation Model.
Margaret Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much funding his Department is providing to support womens enterprise in 2008-09; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Thomas: The Government are determined that we maximise the untapped economic dividend for the UK from increasing female entrepreneurship rates. The US has 20 per cent. more businesses per head than the UK. A significant proportion of this gap is explained by much lower rates of womens entrepreneurial activity in the UK. This goes to the heart of the UKs productivity and competitiveness.
This Departments funding for the delivery of support services for womens and other enterprises, is channelled through the Regional Development Agencies, via the Single Programme Budget, to enable them to achieve their regional priorities identified in their strategies, including supporting the development and growth of womens enterprise.
The RDAs are our key partners in promoting enterprise and we are working with them in implementing the measures on womens enterprise announced as part of the Governments Enterprise Strategy. Those measures include provision for: £12.5 million of Government capital through a womens investment fund; womens business centre pilots; enhanced mentoring support; a new national enterprise centre of expertise; and activity aimed at opening up procurement opportunities to women-owned businesses. More information on the Strategy is available at:
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what proportion of national aggregate carbon dioxide emissions emitted were attributable to energy consumption within buildings in each of the last five years; and what proportion of that figure comprised emissions from private households. 
The information requested is provided in the following table. It is not possible to separate energy consumption for the purposes of heating and lighting in the industrial sector from energy consumption for other purposes (e.g. machinery, incineration). Therefore, the numbers given apply only to the commercial, public and residential sectors.
Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many people employed by the Office of the Certification Officer had salaries between (a) £20,000 to £30,000, (b) £30,000 to £40,000, (c) £40,000 to £50,000, (d) £50,000 to £60,000, (e) £60,000 to £70,000, (f) £70,000 to £80,000, (g) £80,000 to £90,000, (h) £90,000 to £100,000, (i) £100,000 to £110,000, (j) £110,000 to £120,000, (k) £120,000 to £130,000, (l) £130,000 to £140,000, (m) £140,000 to £150,000, (n) £150,000 to £160,000, (o) £160,000 to £170,000, (p) £170,000 to £180,000, (q) £180,000 to £190,000, (r) £190,000 to £200,000 and (s) over £200,000 in each year since it was established; and what the (i) mean and (ii) median salary of employees was in each such year. 
Mr. McFadden: The Certification Office has provided the following details dating back to financial year 2001-02. They do not contain information relating to the Certification Officer himself because he is an office holder. Details of his remuneration are published each year in his annual report.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what account the Export Credits Guarantee Department takes of (a) the social and environmental impacts of proposed projects, (b) the domestic policies of the partner government and (c) the partner government's international commitments on (i) climate change, (ii) biodiversity and (iii) sustainable development when determining its commitment to projects; and if he will make a statement. 
screen applications for cover to identify, and then analyse, any adverse or beneficial environmental, social or human rights aspects of relevant projects
determine the acceptability of applications for cover, taking account of appropriate external standards.
The implementation of the business principles in relation to environmental issues is described further in ECGD's case impact analysis process (CIAP), which is published on the ECGD website. The CIAP states that:
In processing applications for support, ECGD will also take account of applicable (UK) Government policies and initiatives on the environment, sustainable development, and human rights.
Host country requirements are taken into consideration in processing applications for ECGD support. ECGD will normally seek to apply the higher of relevant domestic requirements or international standards.
Mr. Hands: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the value of the contracts awarded by his Department to (a) Christine Lee and Co. solicitors, (b) Ward Hadaway solicitors, (c) Dean and Dean solicitors and (d) Lawford Kidd solicitors was in each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
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