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Mr. Weir: To ask the Minister for the Olympics (1) which Big Lottery Fund-approved grants to the London Olympic project have been (a) notified to and (b) authorised by the EU Commission for State aid clearance, broken down by each budget line approved grant by the Big Lottery Fund; 
(2) which Big Lottery Fund-approved grants to the London Olympic project have not been notified to the EU Commission State aid department; and what the reasons were for non-notification, broken down by each budget line approved grant by the Big Lottery Fund. 
Dr. Julian Lewis: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality whether it is her Departments policy to release the home addresses of (a) senior and (b) middle-ranking officials, if requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and what assessment she has made of the implications for personal security resulting from the release of such data. 
Barbara Follett [holding answer 2 June 2008]: Departments deal with requests for information on a case-by-case basis, applying exemptions where it is necessary and appropriate to do so. Any request for officials home addresses would be handled in this way.
Jo Swinson: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what proportion of staff at the Womens National Commission are (a) male, (b) female, (c) black and minority ethnic male and (d) black and minority ethnic female. 
Barbara Follett [holding answer 4 December 2007]: The Womens National Commission has a small staff and provision of this information in the categories required would make it possible to identify individuals, if such information was used alongside other material in the public domain. This would be in breach of guidance on ethnicity disclosure. The Government Equalities Office sponsors the WNC. Combining the staff numbers of the GEO and the WNC lessens the risk of breaching the guidance on ethnicity disclosure and gives the following figures, based on the declaration staff have made.
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland over what period his Department depreciates the asset value of its (a) vehicles, (b) computer hardware,
(c) bespoke computer software, (d) standard computer software, (e) furniture and (f) telecommunications equipment. 
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will review salary negotiations for public sector employees in organisations within his Department's responsibility to reflect the rise in the consumer price index to a point above three per cent. 
Public sector pay settlements should be consistent with maintaining the necessary levels of recruitment, retention and staff engagement needed to support service delivery;
Ensuring that total pay bills represent value for money and are affordable within departments' overall expenditure plans; and
Consistent with the achievement of the inflation target.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on training courses for staff in the last (i) 12 months and (ii) five years. 
| Note: Training Costs for the last 12 months are shown as the figures for 2007-08.|
(a) During the 2005-06, 2006-07 and current Sessions of Parliament the Wales Office answered ordinary written questions on average within five days.
(b) For the same period 97 per cent. of named day questions were answered on the specified day.
Mr. Swayne: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much subsidy was paid from the public purse to the Aquabella Group in respect of the fish farm at Gordleton in the New Forest in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Steen: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will take steps to buy back unused UK fishing quota at the end of 2008 and make it available to the under-10 metre fishing fleet. 
Mr. Paice: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many grant applications for Regional Development Programme for England money each regional development agency has received for (a) up to £5,000, (b) £5,001 to £100,000, (c) £100,001 to £1,000,000 and (d) over £1,000,000 since 1 January 2007. 
Jonathan Shaw: The regional development agencies (RDAs) have been responsible for managing the delivery of the social and economic elements of the Rural Development Programme for England since the programme was formally launched at the beginning of 2008. DEFRA has agreed with RDAs that delivery of the socio-economic measures of the RDPE will take a more strategic approach and will include a significant element of procured or commissioned activity, rather than solely being delivered by an individual application led approach. In addition, some RDPE investment will be through the bottom-up Leader approach. Under Leader Local Action Groups (LAGs) will be allocated individual budgets to fund projects that are part of an agreed Local Development Strategy. The process of agreeing and allocating funds to LAGs is currently under way across regions.
|Agency||Up to £5,000||£5,001 to £100,000||£100,001 to £1,000,000||Over £1,000,000|
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