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Sir Robert Smith: To ask the Minister for the Olympics pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Woking of 10 November 2008, Official Report, columns 781-82W, whether KPMG have been asked to examine the respective value for money of holding the 2012 Olympic shooting events at (a) Woolwich and (b) Bisley. 
In testing and challenging the plans for a number of temporary venues, KPMG was instructed to evaluate whether Woolwich represents best value for money compared with alternative options. This work on the shooting venue is ongoing and final decisions are yet to be made by the Olympic Board. However, subject
to ensuring that it does not contain commercially sensitive material, the KPMG report will be published as announced on 19 November by the Olympic Board.
Jo Swinson: To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many meetings there have been between officials of her Office and the Scottish Executive to discuss co-operation over the preparations for the 2012 Olympics. 
The Government Olympic Executive (GOE), which is part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), was set up in 2006 as the lead Government organisation to oversee delivery of the London 2012 Olympic games and Paralympic games.
GOE and the Scottish Executive officials meet every quarter through the Nations and Regions Group to discuss preparations for 2012 and securing the legacy from the games. These meetings have taken place over a number of years since the bid phase.
Up to March 2008, GOE also worked closely with all central Government Departments and the devolved Administrations through meetings of an Inter- Departmental Steering Group made up of senior responsible officials. The group was supported by Departmental Olympic Co-ordinators, including from the devolved Administrations.
We have also recently established a Government Operations Group, which includes representation from the Scottish Executive, to discuss matters of mutual interest across Government Departments in respect of staging the games.
Officials are working closely together to share any lessons learned from London 2012 with the Glasgow 2014 team. Most recently, the GOE organised a day of meetings on 21 July for the Scottish Executive to speak with officials from across build, staging and legacy teams in GOE to talk about the delivery process and planning for a games legacy.
Additionally, on specific issues, officials from GOE and the Scottish Executive are discussing the development of regulations under the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006 to restrict advertising and street trading during games time.
Jo Swinson: To ask the Minister for the Olympics if she will place in the Library a copy of correspondence relating to meetings her Office has had with the Scottish Exeuctive on preparations for the 2012 Olympics. 
Tessa Jowell [holding answer 17 November 2008]: There has been numerous correspondence between UK Government Departments, and in particular the Government Olympic Executive, and the Scottish Executive about the London 2012 games and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth games. To source and publish or place in the Library copies of all correspondence would incur a disproportionate cost.
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Minister for the Olympics how much of the £600 million of security budget for the London 2012 Olympics has been provisionally allocated for the headquarters building. 
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many buildings are under consideration for the headquarters of the security function for the London 2012 Olympics; and by what criteria the buildings under consideration will be judged. 
Tessa Jowell [holding answer 3 November 2008]: I am awaiting advice from the Olympic Delivery Authority and will write to the hon. Member once this is received. I will also place a copy of the letter in the Libraries of both Houses.
Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Minister for the Olympics how much her Office has spent on (a) focus groups and (b) opinion polls in each year since its inception; how much she estimates will be spent on each category in 2008-09; and if she will make a statement. 
Expenditure by the Government Olympic Executive on focus groups and opinion polls will be included in figures provided by my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, in his answer to the hon. Members question tabled on 19 November 2008.
Chris Ruane: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what estimate the Commission has made of the number of (a) mice, (b) rats and (c) other vermin on the House of Commons estate in each of the last 10 years; and what recent discussions the Commission has had with the House of Lords authorities on this matter. 
Nick Harvey: On the House of Commons estate records of evidence of mice go back to 2001 and are as follows200 sightings in 2001; 199 in 2002; 69 in 2003; 143 in 2004; 58 in 2005; 163 in 2006; 81 in 2007 and 79 so far in 2008.
Other vermin monitored and controlled include ants, fleas and flies, but with the exception of flies, each has less than 10 reported complaints per annum across the House of Commons estate. Complaints about flies reached levels of 16 in 2001; 14 in 2002; 12 in 2003; 17 in 2004; 23 in 2006; 36 in 2007 and 79 in 2008.
The service provision on the Parliamentary Estate is common to both Houses and the Parliamentary Estates Directorate liaises regularly with officers within the House of Lords, focusing on managers with a particular interest, such as the Lords Refreshment Department.
Chris Ruane: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what his most recent assessment is of the extent of carpet infestation by vermin in the House of Commons estate. 
Nick Harvey: An infestation of Common House Moth (Tineola bisselliella) was first reported in early 2008 and has been successfully under treatment for the last nine months. The moths were first detected in the T Block area of the Palace of Westminster and quickly spread to areas throughout the Estate. The number of reported specimen counts has fallen steadily from its peak in May 2008 with moths counts of 2,507 to its current level of 907.
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