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Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on how many occasions the Sport Action Zone Sub-Committee has met since its establishment; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of each of its last three meetings. 
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many projects aimed at (a) ethnic communities, (b) disabled communities and (c) women and girls have received funding from Sport Englands Community Projects Revenue Fund since 1999. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Sport England has advised that from 2005-06 to 2007-08 the public service agreement for sport was to increase participation in sport by 3 per cent. by priority groups including ethnic minorities, disabled people and women.
To support increases in participation by disabled people, Sport England provided £4,111,399 to the English Federation of Disability Sport between 2005 and 2008, and have invested approximately £8,000,000 in the Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) which is a gym based project to ensure disabled people can take part in gym based exercise.
In order to receive funding from 2009-11, national governing bodies of sport will be required to develop plans for increasing participation by ethnic communities, disabled communities and, women and girls participation in sport.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 1 July 2008, Official Report, column 884W, on swimming: London, with which London boroughs his Departments proposals for free swimming were discussed before the policy was announced. 
Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on which buildings occupied by his Departments agencies and non-departmental public bodies the lease will be due for renewal in the next four years. 
I am responding on behalf of Companies House to your recently tabled Parliamentary Question to the Secretary of State for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.
The lease of the building in which Companies House's Edinburgh office is based is due for renewal in March 2009.
The Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform has asked me to reply to you directly on behalf of the Insolvency Services in respect of your question (2007/3199) on which buildings occupied by his Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies the lease will be due for renewal in the next four years.
Please see table below for the leases due for renewal in the next four years.
Ms Buck: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of the scale of regional price differentials in domestic gas and electricity prices; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what data the Export Credits Guarantee Department collects on greenhouse gas emissions arising from high and medium impact projects which it supports. 
Malcolm Wicks: ECGDs policy is to require an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for each project for which it receives an application for support and which its initial screening has identified as having high potential impacts. For any such project with significant greenhouse gas emissions, ECGD expects the EIA to contain details of the direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions from the project. This includes details of emissions relating to the generation of heat and power used by the project.
Where ECGDs initial screening has judged the project to have medium potential impacts, applicants are required to complete an impact questionnaire, which asks for quantification of emissions of greenhouse gases.
Where an application relates to export insurance or where the value of the goods or services to be exported is very low in comparison to the total project cost, this information may not be available to the applicant. In these circumstances, for projects that it expects to have significant greenhouse gas emissions, ECGD estimates the emission quantities based on other sources of data.
Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of employees taking flexible working in the 15 per cent. of local authorities with the highest unemployment; 
Mr. McFadden: Data gathered to assess the impact of the right to request flexible working legislation show that nationally 91 per cent. of workplaces who received requests in the last year approved all requests(1) and that 94 per cent. of all requests from working parents are agreed(2).
Furthermore evidence also shows that 92 per cent. of employers consider requests from any employee(3) and 56 per cent. of employees (14 million employees) work flexibly, or have done so within the last 12 months(4).
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Currently over 6 million employees have the right to request flexible working. This will increase to over 10 million employees once the right to request is extended to parents of children aged 16 and under.
(1) Third Work Life Balance Employers Survey2007
(2) CBI Employment Trends Survey2007
(3) Third Work Life Balance Employers Survey2007
(4) Third Work Life Balance Employees Survey2006
Dr. Starkey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on how many occasions Ofcom has required a broadband provider to issue a Migration Authorisation Code and not secured compliance in the last 12 months. 
Mrs. Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent discussions his Department has had with the European Commission on support for the UK furniture industry. 
Mrs. Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent discussions he has had with the EU Trade Commissioner on support for the UK furniture industry. 
Mrs. Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what support his Department has provided to the furniture industry which meets the criteria of the EU Structural Funds Priority Status in the last three years. 
Malcolm Wicks: Under the rules that govern the structural funds there is no such concept as priority status so it is not a criteria that can be met. In addition, the Department does not provide support through the structural funds. The funds are delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions and Communities and Local Government in England and by the devolved administrations on their territories.
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what his Department's assessment is of the effect of banding of the renewables obligation on the take-up of (a) micro wind and (b) solar photovoltaics from April 2009. 
Malcolm Wicks: Element Energy produced a report on 2 June 2008, which was jointly commissioned by my Department and others. The report predicted growth in (a) micro wind from 1,100 installations in 2007 to 7,400 in 2020 and (b) solar photovoltaics from 2,300 installations to 6,100 in 2020, on a baseline of two ROCs per MWH. We will be consulting on what more can be done to encourage micro-generation as part of the Renewable Energy Strategy we will be publishing shortly.
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