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Ms Buck: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households have been placed in temporary accommodation in each London local authority area by another London local authority in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Iain Wright: Data collected on temporary accommodation include the number of households placed in temporary accommodation by each London local authority at the end of each quarter, and which of these were housed in a different local authority district. However, information on which local authority area these households were housed in is not held centrally.
A table showing the number of households placed in temporary accommodation (TA) by each London local authority as at 31 March, and those of which were housed in another local authority district, has been provided today in answer to my hon. Friend's question (214327).
Encourage competition, locally, nationally and internationally through actively promoting tendering opportunities, to promote as wide and as vigorous a competition as can be achieved.
Tessa Jowell: The DCMS tourism strategy, Winning: A tourism strategy for 2012 and beyond includes the estimate there could be a £2.1 billion boost in tourism revenues as a result of the 2012 games. This is the central estimate of the additional revenues for the UK arising from the games, and is taken from a study commissioned jointly by VisitBritain and Visit London.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Leader of the House how many individual domestic air flights were undertaken within Great Britain by representatives of her Office in the most recent year for which figures are available; and at what cost. 
Special advisers are appointed under terms and conditions set out in the Model Contract and Code of Conduct for Special Advisers, copies of which are in the Library of the House. Like all civil servants, special advisers are entitled to claim expenses.
My Office spent £14,849.18 on subscriptions and publications including newspapers in 2006-07. However, the number of newspapers and subscriptions are kept under constant review to ensure value for money including the non-delivery of newspapers and magazines during a recess or when a Minister is not in the office.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Leader of the House to what premium Sky, digital terrestrial or cable television channels her Office subscribes; and at what yearly cost in the most recent period for which figures are available. 
Helen Goodman: This service is provided centrally to the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons by the Cabinet Office. The total cost for the whole of the Cabinet Office in the 2007-08 financial year was £5,589.
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Mr. Maude: To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission how many individual domestic air flights were undertaken within Great Britain by representatives of the National Audit Office in the most recent year for which figures are available; and at what cost. 
Mr. Alan Williams: The National Audit Office informs me that in 2007-08 National Audit Office staff made 165 return and 85 single air trips on official business within Great Britain, making a total of 415 individual domestic flights. 411 were economy flights, which are selected unless a more flexible option is required for business purposes, and the total cost of all domestic flights was £30,452.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission how many permanent staff within the National Audit Office are classed as (a) staff without posts and (b) part of a people action team. 
Mr. Alan Williams: The National Audit Office informs me that there are currently no employees within the National Audit Office who are classed as staff without posts, and there are no staff in a people action team.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission how many departmental identity cards or departmental passes have been reported lost or stolen by staff of the National Audit Office in the last 24 months. 
Mr. Alan Williams: The National Audit Office informs me that over the period 28 June 2006 to 27 June 2008, 62 National Audit Office passes have been reported as lost or stolen. Pass holders are required to report losses to the police and passes are deactivated immediately on receipt of a police report.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his Department's policy is on the adoption of different measures to manage (a) biosecurity and (b) biosafety threats. 
Jonathan Shaw: The terms biosecurity and biosafety are used differently in different contexts. Farmers are responsible for practising high standards of biosecurity on their premises in order to reduce the risk of disease being introduced on the premises. DEFRA has published biosecurity guidance for farmers on the DEFRA website.
Using the definitions in the recent Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee Report on Biosecurity in UK Research Laboratories (published 25 June 2008), laboratory biosafety (containment practices to prevent the unintentional exposure or release of pathogens) is the responsibility of the individual facilities and their management as the Callaghan Review of the regulatory framework for handling animal pathogens (published 13 December 2007) made clear. Following the publication of the Callaghan review, responsibility for inspection and enforcement under the Specified Animal Pathogens Order has been transferred from DEFRA to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Biosecurity (protection and control to prevent unauthorised access) policy and advice are provided to laboratories by the HSE and the National Counter Terrorism Security Office.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assistance the Common Agricultural Policy provides for production of (a) biofuels and (b) tobacco; and if he will estimate the hectarage given over to each crop in the EU in the latest year for which figures are available. 
Jonathan Shaw: Crops for biofuels may be grown on set-aside land without loss of set-aside payments. Growers may also apply for the EUs Aid for Energy Crops (AEC) scheme for crops planted on non-set-aside land where there is already a contract with an energy end-user. This pays up to €45 per hectare for two million hectares of crops across the whole EU, but is subject to scale back when the number of acres exceeds this limitas, for example, happened in 2007. We understand that this scheme may be abolished as part of the common agricultural policy (CAP) health check.
It is not possible to estimate accurately the number of hectares given over to crops for biofuels because the AEC can be paid for all energy crops, not just those destined for biofuels, but biomass for heat and electricity as well. Many farmers also choose to sell multi-use crops such as oilseed rape (OSR) on the spot market, where they could equally be used for biofuels or food products for humans or animals. However, the following figures are available on the European Commissions website:
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(3) Calculated from oilseed and cereals market balances
(4) Assumed all rapeseed
European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development
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