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Ministerial Corrections

The following corrections were received between Monday 1 September and Tuesday 9 September 2008

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Afghanistan: Drugs

Mr. Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the UK has spent on the Afghan Drug Programme in each year since 2003; what drug programmes his Department has funded in Afghanistan since 2003; and if he will make a statement. [197784]

[Official Report, 3 April 2008, Vol. 474, c. 1215W.]

Letter of correction from David Miliband:

An error has been identified in the table given in the written answer to the hon. Member for Kingston and Surbiton (Mr. Davey) on 3 April 2008 detailing the sums the Government have spent on developing a single, integrated counter narcotics programme for Afghanistan. The original table was as follows:

£ million

2005-06

46.8

2006-07

46.8

2007-08

43.8


The correct answer should have been:

David Miliband: In 2004-05 the UK spent £6.1 million on a counter narcotics programme in Afghanistan. In 2005 the Afghan Drugs Inter-Departmental Unit was created to manage the UK's increased counter narcotics effort in Afghanistan. Since that time, the Government have developed a single, integrated counter narcotics programme for Afghanistan and spent the following sums:

£ million

2005-06

46.8

2006-07

45.8

2007-08

43.8


UK spend has been directed towards supporting the Afghan National Drugs Control Strategy, which has eight pillars of activity: (1) raising public awareness. (2) promoting international and regional co-operation, (3) promoting alternative livelihoods, (4) reducing demand for drugs, (5) law enforcement, (6) establishing an effective criminal justice system, (7) targeted eradication of opium and ($) building effective Afghan government institutions.

Mr. Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the Government spent on programmes to reduce opium production in Afghanistan in each year since 2001. [198016]


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[Official Report, 3 April 2008, Vol. 474, c. 1216W.]

Letter of correction from David Miliband:

The same error has been identified in the table given in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Kingston and Surbiton (Mr. Davey) on 3 April 2008. The original table was as follows:

£ million

2005-06

46.8

2006-07

46.8

2007-08

43.8


The correct answer should have been:

David Miliband: Before 2004, the UK did not have a dedicated counter narcotics programme in Afghanistan. In 2004-05, the UK spent £6.1 million on counter narcotics work in Afghanistan.

In 2005 the Afghan Drugs Inter-Departmental Unit was created to manage the UK's increased counter narcotics effort. Since that time, the Government has directly spent the following on counter narcotics programmes in Afghanistan:

£ million

2005-06

46.8

2006-07

45.8

2007-08

43.8


Duchy of Lancaster

Departmental Sick Leave

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many days sick leave were taken on average by staff in his Department in each of the last five years. [198954]

[Official Report, 21 April 2008, Vol. 474, c. 1695W.]

Letter of correction from Phil Hope:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Fareham (Mr. Hoban) on 21 April 2008. The answer given was as follows:

The average number of working days lost per person is only available from 2004 and is published on the civil service website at:

The answer should have been as follows:

Phil Hope: The average number of working days lost per person from 2003 is published on the civil service website at:

Culture, Media and Sport

English Sports Council: Finance

Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much Sport England has received in (a) grant-in-aid and (b) lottery funding in each year since 1999. [213783]


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[Official Report, 7 July 2008, Vol. 478, c. 1208W.]

Letter of correction from Mr. Sutcliffe :

Errors have been identified in the third column of the table provided in the written answer to the hon. Member for Bath (Mr. Foster) on 7 July 2008. The original figures in the column headed “SE lottery funding” were as follows:

£000
Sport England grant in aid SE lottery funding

Outturn

1999-2000

37,523

251,000

Outturn

2000-01

38,323

232,000

Outturn

2001-02

43,162

309,000

Outturn

2002-03

80,324

313,000

Outturn

2003-04

44,572

261,000

Outturn

2004-05

74,456

232,000

Outturn

2005-06

80,971

400,000

Outturn

2006-07

104,245

296,000

Provisional Outturn(1)

2007-08

113,296

227,000

(1 )The accounts for Sport England have not yet been audited.

The correct answer should have been:

£000
Sport England grant in aid SE Lottery funding

Outturn

1999-00

37,523

251,000

Outturn

2000-01

38,323

232,000

Outturn

2001-02

43,162

298,000

Outturn

2002-03

80,324

308,000

Outturn

2003-04

44,572

237,000

Outturn

2004-05

74,456

171,000

Outturn

2005-06

80,971

202,000

Outturn

2006-07

104,245

121,000

Provisional outturn

2007-08

113,296

128,000


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The Lottery funding figures detailed represent drawdown by Sport England from the National Lottery Distribution Fund. The figures for 2007-08 are subject to audit.

Justice

Departmental Freedom of Information

Mrs. Laing: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many unanswered freedom of information requests there have been by his Department in the last 12 months. [220474]

[Official Report, 22 July 2008, Vol. 479, c. 1213W.]

Letter of correction from Mr. Wills:

I am writing to correct a written response I provided to a parliamentary question you asked before recess.

On the 17 July you asked the Secretary of State for Justice: ‘...how many unanswered freedom of information requests there were by his department in the last 12 months.’

I responded that of the 1,427 non-routine requests the department had received in 2007, 88 (6 per cent.) had not received a substantive response within the 20 day time limit. It would have been more accurate to say that

‘statistics published in the latest annual report on Freedom of Information in Central Government show that of a total of 1,427 non-routine requests received by the Ministry of Justice in 2007, 88 (6 per cent.) had not received a response at the time of the end of year data collection. The annual report can be found on the Ministry of Justice website at:


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