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Mr. Scott: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Indonesian Government to encourage them to prevent violence directed at the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Indonesia. 
Meg Munn: We are aware that the Indonesian Government are currently considering a recommendation from a governmental advisory body that a ban should be imposed on Ahmadiyya. Anti-Ahmadiyya demonstrations have taken place in different parts of Indonesia, and several mosques have been damaged.
Our ambassador in Jakarta raised UK concerns about the possible ban with the Indonesian authorities on 28 April 2008. Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials in London have also met representatives from the UK Ahmadiyya Association to hear their concerns. At the UN Human Rights Council examination of Indonesia under the Universal Periodic Review in Geneva on 9 April, the UK raised concerns about the treatment of the Ahmadiyya community. We are also discussing the issue with our EU partners.
David Lepper: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Iran on the arrest on 14 May and the detention in Evin prison of Fabriba Kamalabadi, Jamaloddin Khanjani, Afifi Naeimi, Saied Rezaie, Behrouz Tavakki and Vahid Tifzah, all of whom co-ordinate the activities of the Bahai community in Iran; and if he will make a statement. 
Dr. Howells: We are deeply concerned by the arrests of the informal Bahai leadership in Tehran on 14 May and the ongoing persecution of the Bahai community in Iran. We remain committed to pressing the Government of Iran to address their poor human rights record, including by protecting the right to religious freedom and ending the discrimination of the Bahais in Iran. Following a recommendation by the UK, the EU issued a public declaration on 21 May which expressed
serious concern about the continuing systematic discrimination and harassment of the Iranian Bahais on the grounds of their religion
David Lepper: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Iran on the detention since 5 March of Mrs Mahuash Sabet, an Iranian Bahai first held in Mashud and subsequently in Evin prison; and if he will make a statement. 
Dr. Howells: We remain deeply concerned about the treatment of the Bahai community in Iran and the recent arrests of the Bahai leadership in particular. We have not specifically raised Mrs. Sabets detention with the Iranian authorities, but we regularly raise our concerns about the persecution of the Bahais in Iran with the Iranian authorities bilaterally and through the EU. I raised UK concerns about the treatment of the Bahais in a meeting with the Iranian ambassador on 1 April, and the EU has raised concerns at least four times this year in meetings with the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and through public declarations. Most recently, on 21 May, the EU issued a public statement urging Iran to respect religious freedoms, end the persecution of the Bahais and release the detained Bahai leaders. We will make representations for the Bahais situation, including Mrs. Sabets case, to be included in the next EU human rights démarche.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the performance of the right hon. Tony Blair in his capacity as middle east peace envoy against his objectives; and if he will make a statement. 
Dr. Howells: The right hon. Tony Blair is making a valuable contribution to the peace process. Despite the difficulties, the Quartet, and Mr. Blair as its representative, play a significant role in supporting the Annapolis process.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what mechanism exists to (a) brief the right hon. Tony Blair and (b) receive reports from the right hon. Tony Blair in respect of his activities as Middle East peace envoy; and on how many occasions each has occurred to date. 
Dr. Howells: The right hon. Tony Blair reports to the Quartet on and when required by it. There is no formal mechanism or requirement for him to report to or be briefed by the Government, but we stay in close touch with him and his team.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much has been allocated to the right hon. Tony Blair's activities as middle east peace envoy; on what date this funding was agreed; what further expenditure is anticipated; and over what period. 
Dr. Howells: The UK has provided £400,000 to a UN Development Programme Trust Fund which gives support to the Quartet representative. These funds were allocated in September 2007. In addition, the Government have seconded four staff to his team for whom the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development continue to fund salaries and allowances. No decision has been made on future UK contribution.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on posts and institutions created by the Treaty of Lisbon; and if he will make a statement. 
As set out in my letters of 22 April to the chairs of the Commons European Scrutiny Committee and the Lords EU Select Committee, technical-level discussions to prepare for implementation have begun. While it is only sensible to ensure that the EU is ready to implement the treatyif all countries have ratified itwe have made it clear to, and agreed with, our EU partners that no final decisions can be taken until ratification is confirmed.
Bill Wiggin: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps UK embassies have been taking to encourage (a) foreign Governments to join the International Whaling Commission to support the international moratorium on commercial whaling and (b) existing International Whaling Commission members to support the international moratorium on commercial whaling; and if he will make a statement. 
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has instructed our embassies and high commissions to lobby certain Governments to join the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in support of the moratorium
on commercial whaling and to encourage attendance at the annual IWC meeting. A key component of the lobbying campaign is the updated publication by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Protecting Whalesa global responsibility, which was delivered to Governments with a covering letter from my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Our embassies and high commissions have also been instructed to lobby certain existing IWC members with a view to maximising support for the moratorium at the Plenary Session of the Annual Meeting of the IWC, which will be held in Santiago between 23 and 27 June 2008.
Mark Pritchard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women in England and Wales had had (a) one, (b) two, (c) three, (d) four, (e) five, (f) six, (g) seven and (h) eight or more abortions at the most recent date for which figures are available. 
Dawn Primarolo: The available information is shown in the following table, which is from the Abortion Statistics, England and Wales: 2006. Copies of this publication have been placed in the Library.
|Legal abortions: number of previous abortions by age( 1) , 2006: England and Wales, residents|
|Number of previous abortions||Total||Under 18||18-24||25-29||30+|
|(1 )Age not stated have been distributed pro-rata across age group 20-24.|
(2 )Values are suppressed where totals are less than 10 (0-9) or where a presented total would reveal the suppressed value.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much (a) direct Government and (b) Lottery funding was allocated to (i) awareness programmes and (ii) rehabilitation services for (A) alcohol addiction and (B) addiction to illegal drugs in each year since 1997. 
|Alcohol awareness raising|
|Department of Health||Home Office|
No direct Government funding was allocated to rehabilitation services for alcohol addiction. National health service primary care trusts and local social services authorities are responsible for commissioning these services.
This campaign is jointly funded by the Department of Health, the Home Office, and the Department for Children, Schools and Families. The total joint annual funding for the FRANK campaign are shown in the following table.
|Funding (£ million)|
There was no direct Government funding for rehabilitation services prior to 2001-02. Health authorities were expected to fund drug treatment services, including rehabilitation services, from their existing budgets.
Since 2001-02, the Department of Health and the Home Office have provided specific resources for drug treatment in the form of the pooled drug treatment budget (PTB). There are no separate allocations for rehabilitation services.
The PTB is allocated to the 149 drug action teams across the country to use, along with local mainstream funding, to provide treatment and services according to specific local needs. The following table gives details of the PTB since 2001-02.
|PTB (£ million)|
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