Hugh Robertson: To ask the Minister for the Olympics whether the £95 million forwarded to the Olympic Delivery Authority in October 2008 from contingency funding related to construction of the Olympic Village was from (a) the Olympic Delivery Authority programme, (b) the Funders' Group and (c) another contingency fund; and if she will make a statement. 
Tessa Jowell [holding answer 23 October 2008]: £95 million to fund commencement of construction of the Olympic Village was originally allocated from Funders' Group contingency as an interim measure. The Funders Group have now confirmed that up to £22 million that has already been spent will be funded from Funders' Group contingency with the balance being funded by the ODA until funding arrangements are further considered, expected to be early in the new year.
Harry Cohen: To ask the Minister for the Olympics what consideration the organisers of the London 2012 Olympics have given to providing alternatives to cut flowers for presentation to medallists, competitors, VIPs and others during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. 
Tessa Jowell: In line with the sustainability plan published last year, Towards a One Planet 2012, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) will seek to use natural materials and identify opportunities for using locally sourced plants where possible.
Tessa Jowell: KPMG was instructed by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) with input from the Government Olympic Executive and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to assist in the evaluation of the options analysis for:
venue options for Basketball which would include the final round of the Handball Competition;
review of the value engineering study conducted by the ODA in late 2007;
the use of the Royal Artillery Barracks at Woolwich as the venue for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games Shooting competitions;
the use of Greenwich for the Equestrian and Modern Pentathlon events during the Games;
the use of Eton Manor as the possible venue for Wheelchair Tennis, Paralympic Archery and training pools;
considerations stress value for money.
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage of those working in his Department are (a) on a flexible working contract, (b) on a job share employment contract and (c) work from home for more than four hours a week. 
(a) 82 per cent. work on a flexi-time basis
(b) no staff work on a job share basis, but some are part-time (3.6 per cent.)
(c) one member of staff (1.8 per cent.) has a formal arrangement to work more than four hours a week from home, and other staff members work on this basis on an ad hoc basis.
Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many (a) memory sticks, (b) laptop computers, (c) desktop computers, (d) hard drives and (e) mobile telephones were (i) lost by and (ii) stolen from his Department in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Paul Murphy: Since the creation of the Wales Office in 1999 there have been no reported thefts or losses of memory sticks, laptop computers, desktop computers and hard drives, although there have been three reported losses of mobile phones, one in 2004, one in 2006 and one in 2007.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Rochford and Southend, East of 6 October 2008, Official Report, column 6W, on departmental official residences, what the cost of refurbishment of his London office was; and what the nature of the work undertaken was. 
Pete Wishart: To ask the Prime Minister what Government expenditure on Ministerial hospitality was in the financial years (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07 and (d) 2007-08, expressed in current prices. 
The Prime Minister: I refer the hon. Member to the written statement I made on 22 July 2008, Official Report, columns 108-10WS, and the answer I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Cleethorpes (Shona McIsaac) on 25 July 2007, Official Report, column 1108W. I also refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my predecessor, the right hon. Tony Blair, on 11 October 2006, Official Report, column 788W, and the answer given by my noble Friend the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 21 July 2005, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA261.
Mr. Galloway: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will hold discussions with the Scottish Executive on recent instances of anti-Irish racism at football matches involving Scottish clubs; and if he will make a statement. 
Ann McKechin: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and I have had discussions with the Scottish Executive on a number of issues, however none specifically concerning anti-Irish racism at football matches involving Scottish clubs.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has held discussions with the Scottish Executive on pro-terrorism chanting at football matches in Scotland; and if he will make a statement. 
Ann McKechin: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and I have had discussions with the Scottish Executive on a number of issues, however none specifically concerning chanting at football matches in Scotland.
Mr. Woodward: Successive Governments have consistently said that extending the Abortion Act 1967 to Northern Ireland would need the most careful consultation there and that no change to the current arrangements should be made against the wishes of the people in Northern Ireland.
Paul Goggins: While the statistics requested are not available, I can confirm that a number of registered bodies and applicants have queried the information provided on the Disclosure Certificate. In a small number of these cases the certificate has been amended as a result. Statistical information of the kind requested will in future be collated.
Paul Goggins: While the statistics requested are not available, I can confirm that a significant number of letters, e-mails and telephone calls have been received complaining about various aspects of the service. The majority of these are related to the current delays in returning certificates. Statistical information of the kind requested will in future be collated.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the costs of the Saville Inquiry have been for each calendar month since February 2005, broken down by category of expenditure. 
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