Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what proportion of projected growth in UK population he expects will be accounted for by (a) immigration and (b) natural growth at the point at which the domestic population reaches 70 million. 
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your question asking what proportion of projected growth in population she expects will be accounted for by (a) immigration and (b) natural growth at the point at which the domestic population reaches 70 million. (232523)
The most recent national population projections, based on mid-2006 population estimates, were published by the Office for National Statistics on 23 October 2007. Under the principal projection, the population of the UK is expected to reach 70 million in 2028.
Figures on the proportion of projected growth attributable to immigration and natural growth for the year 2031 are available. A table showing these proportions is given below.
|Projected population growth by component, United Kingdom, 2006-31
Migration and Population growth:
Mr. Watson: I refer to the answers given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister to the hon. Member for Shipley (Philip Davies) on 8 October 2008, Official Report, column 619W. The wider Cabinet Office does not distribute any material to schools.
Anne Main: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the (a) date, (b) location and (c) subject was of each (i) presentation given and (ii) seminar held by the Strategy Unit since 1 January 2008. 
Kevin Brennan: The Strategy Unit holds two types of seminar: (i) Seminars organised by project teams with participants selected for their expertise according to the issues being addressed by the team; and (ii) a regular programme of lunchtime seminars involving presentations by external speakers on a range of strategic issues which are open to all Strategy Unit staff and invited officials across Whitehall. Copies of tables detailing the seminars held by the Strategy Unit have been placed in the Library of the House.
Philip Davies: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the Answer of 7 October 2008, Official Report, column 562W, on taxis, how taxi costs are recorded on the Cabinet Office accounting system; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many civil servants in his Department were seconded to work for (a) trades unions and (b) the Trades Union Congress in each year since 2003. 
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the budget for the national survey of third sector organisations commissioned by the Office of the Third Sector from Ipsos MORI is; and if he will place a copy of the survey in the Library. 
The programme and administration budgets for the Office of the Third Sector (OTS) are published within the parliamentary estimates for the Cabinet Officefirstly in the main estimates and then
updated in the winter and spring supplementary estimates. The budget for the national survey of third sector organisations is included within this figure.
The Prime Minister: I refer the hon. Member to the Ministerial Appointments press notice released by my Office. Copies have been placed in the Library of the House and are also available on the No 10 website:
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to his answer of 27 October 2008, Official Report, column 666W, on the Olympic Games, what the names are of all those who (a) were invited to and (b) attended the reception for Team GB at Lancaster House. 
Mr. Hands: To ask the Prime Minister what process was used to select the audience members at the question and answer session he held on 27 October 2008; what process was used to select the questions asked; whether any of the audience members were also members of political parties; and whether he had advance sight of any of the questions asked at the question and answer session. 
Mr. Keith Simpson: To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 22 October 2008, Official Report, column 666W, on Iraq: peacekeeping operations, what form the continuous review of military and humanitarian efforts takes. 
Bill Wiggin: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications there were for licences for animal experimentation in each year since 2005; how many licences were granted in each such year; and how many applications were rejected. 
Meg Hillier: Details for licences granted since 2005 to date under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 are shown in the following table. A feature of the regulatory regime under the 1986 Act is the discussion that often takes place at an early stage between applicants (or prospective applicants) and the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Inspectorate. When serious deficiencies are discovered during these early discussions, proposals unlikely to meet the Act's stringent requirements are revised or withdrawn before formal refusal becomes necessary.
|Year project licence applied for
|Number of licences applied for
|Number granted in 2005
|Number granted in 2006
|Number granted in 2007
|Number granted in 2008
|Number not proceeded with plus those still outstanding at end of the period