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Mark Pritchard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of UK citizens receiving police protection in England and Wales as a result of converting from the Islamic faith. 
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 22 May 2008, Official Report, column 479W, on touting: tickets, if she will place a copy of the report from the UK football policing unit in the Library. 
Mr. Coaker: This was an operational police report produced for internal use only and it would not be appropriate for it to be placed in the Library. However the key information other than sensitive operation detail was included in a letter to the hon. Member from the Director of the UK Football Policing Unit. I am placing a copy of this letter in the Library.
Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to answer question 202188, tabled by the hon. Member for North Southwark and Bermondsey on 23 April 2008, on parking tickets issued by community support officers. 
Helen Goodman: Yes. All staff, contractors and security guards are instructed to switch off PCs and monitors when not in use. This is part of a wider and continuing sustainable development programme, which also includes night time energy audits of buildings.
Tessa Jowell: To date, the Olympic Delivery Authority has awarded four contracts to businesses registered in the London borough of Bexley; these have been for elevators and moving stairways, local trucking, electric lamps and travel agencies services.
Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what costs the Government met for each official visit made by (a) Her Majesty the Queen and (b) other members of the Royal Family to (i) Australia and (ii) Canada in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Pope: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish the selection criteria used for Chevening Scholarships tenable in 2008-09; and how these criteria differ from those which were applied in the allocation of Commonwealth Scholarships. 
Mr. Jim Murphy: A copy of the selection criteria for Chevening scholarships will be placed in the Library of the House. The essential difference is that the key criterion for eligibility for Chevening scholarships is the greatest potential to be a future leader with the capacity to benefit the UK, whereas the criteria for Commonwealth scholarships include a mixture of academic merit, leadership potential and the quality of the study plan.
Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills on the changes in funding for Commonwealth scholarships announced on 23 March 2008. 
Mr. Jim Murphy: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 29 April 2008, Official Report, column 366W, and to the answer I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Northampton, North (Ms Keeble) on 8 May 2008, Official Report, column 1103W.
Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many people from each country received funding under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Jim Murphy: I refer the hon. Member to the answer my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary gave to the right hon. Member for Richmond, Yorks (Mr. Hague) on 9 May 2008, Official Report, columns 1246-47W.
Mr. Hague: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many people in his Department were aged (a) 20 to 30, (b) 31 to 40, (c) 41 to 50, (d) 51 to 60 and (e) over 60 years, in the last period for which figures are available. 
|Age band (years)||Number of staff|
Mr. Hague: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects the refreshed E3+3 proposals of 6th June 2006 on Iran's nuclear programme to be formally presented to the government of Iran; and if he will make a statement. 
David Miliband: We are still waiting for the Iranians to respond to Javier Solana with a date for him to meet Foreign Minister Mottaki in Tehran in order to present our refreshed offer to the Government of Iran. We have made clear that we want this meeting to take place as soon as possible.
Mr. Hague: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of Iranian compliance with efforts by International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors to verify Iran's nuclear programme; and if he will make a statement. 
David Miliband: The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Dr. ElBaradei, issued a report on Iran's nuclear activities on 26 May. The report says that Iran has failed to suspend enrichment-related activities, has made no progress on the transparency measures the UN Security Council and the IAEA have called for and has failed to answer the IAEA's questions relating to studies with a possible military dimension. It notes that the alleged studies are a matter of serious concern and that clarification of these is critical to an assessment of the nature of Iran's past and present nuclear programme. We have called on Iran to cooperate fully with the IAEA, fulfil its obligations under UN Security Council resolutions and to implement the additional protocol.
|(1) Data on costs prior to 2001 are not held in a format that would enable us to answer the question without incurring disproportionate cost.|
(2) Iraq costs for 2001-02 and 2002-03 are relatively small because the UK was not represented in Baghdad at the time, our embassy having closed in January 1991.
(3) Iraq costs from 2004-05 to 2007-08 include the costs of supporting other Government Departments for which the FCO is reimbursed.
1. The figures listed include all direct and indirect Post expenditure, including money spent by the centre on behalf of Posts, including:
Staff costs (UK based and locally engaged); and
Programme costs (for example, the Global Opportunities Fund and the Global Conflict Prevention Pool).
2. The figures listed do not include the following:
A share of central Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) overhead;
Cost of Capital;
A share of impairment costs; and
Post income (Visa, Consular and other receipts).
FCO's Expenditure Allocation Report which shows a detailed breakdown of the costs of all FCO posts.
Mr. Spellar: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made representations to the (a) Government of Japan and (b) US Administration on releasing the stores of US grain held in Japan. 
Meg Munn: My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister wrote on 8 April to Japanese Prime Minister Fukuda, as Chair of the Group of Eight leading industrialised nations (G8), to highlight the impact of rising food prices and asked that this issue be put on the agenda of the G8 summit. Prime Minister Fukuda has agreed to do so and has written to the UN Secretary-General and to the President of the World Bank on the issue.
Our officials have and will continue to work with the Japanese and US Governments on the issues raised in my right hon. Friend the Prime Ministers letter, including on Japanese plans relating to its strategic rice reserve.
Mr. Pope: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what evidence he obtained from his recent review of his Departments funded scholarships enabling valid comparisons to be made of the respective past records of Chevening and his Departments funded Commonwealth scholarships in producing future leaders in the countries where they both operate; and if he will publish this evidence. 
Mr. Jim Murphy: There are eminent alumni both of the Chevening scholarship scheme and of Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) funded Commonwealth scholarships in the countries in which both schemes operate, but the FCO has not made comparisons between them.
Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 16 May 2008, Official Report, column 1815W, on Pakistan: terrorism, (1) what the Governments policy is on dealing with allegations of mistreatment made by British nationals in Pakistani custody; and if he will make a statement; 
Dr. Howells: The Government take allegations of mistreatment very seriously. Where allegations of mistreatment are made by British nationals in Pakistani custody or following release from Pakistani custody and when we are asked to do so by the individual affected, we can raise those allegations with the appropriate authorities.
Consular access was not sought in all of the six cases, as four of the individuals were dual Pakistani/British nationals in the country of their other nationality. The Pakistani authorities are under no obligation to inform us of the detention of a dual Pakistani/British national or to provide consular access. We are exceptionally seeking access to one dual national in accordance with our published policy on the death penalty, but this is yet to be given.
Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether (a) he, (b) officials from his Department and (c) UK representatives in Uganda have had discussions with elected political representatives of the Northern Uganda districts during the Juba peace talks process; and if he will make a statement. 
Meg Munn: Officials from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and other Government Ministries, both in London and in Uganda, have had frequent meetings with elected representatives, both national and local, from the Northern Uganda districts over the period of the Juba peace talks. These meetings were aimed at helping to develop a clear picture of the opinions and thoughts of those who have been affected by the conflict in the region.
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