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David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have been (a) prosecuted for and (b) convicted of prostitute-soliciting in Northern Ireland in each of the last two years; and how many of these were (i) UK citizens, (ii) EU foreign nationals and (iii) non-EU foreign nationals. 
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have been (a) prosecuted for and (b) convicted of brothel-keeping in Northern Ireland in each of the last two years; and how many of these were (i) UK citizens, (ii) EU foreign nationals and (iii) non-EU foreign nationals. 
Paul Goggins: In 2005, three persons were prosecuted and convicted for brothel-keeping in Northern Ireland, all of whom had addresses in the UK; in 2006 (the latest year for which data are available), there were no prosecutions or convictions for this offence.
Mr. Hague: To ask the Prime Minister (1) when he (a) last met the President of the European Commission and (b) spoke to the President of the European Commission; and whether he discussed Britain's prospective membership of the euro on either occasion. 
The Prime Minister: I last met the President of the European Commission on Monday 8 December. I discussed a wide range of issues with the President. I refer the right hon. Member to the press conference I held with President Barroso and President Sarkozy on Monday 8 December. A transcript is available on the No. 10 website:
Mr. Harper: To ask the Leader of the House what conclusions her Office has reached in fulfilment of its duty under section 3.111 of the statutory code of practice of the disability equality duty. 
Chris Bryant: Progress on equality issues in the Leader's Office is reported in the Cabinet Office's Single Equality Scheme. Copies, which run to 115 pages, are available in the Libraries of the House and on the Cabinet Office website at:
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Leader of the House with reference to the answer of 4 November 2008, Official Report, columns 336-7W, on Government departments: information and communications technology, which IP addresses are used by (a) her Office and (b) computers in (i) her private office, (ii) the offices of its communications officials and (iii) the offices of her special advisers. 
Chris Bryant: In accordance with standard good information security practice and to help defend against electronic attack, my office does not publish internal IP addresses for its corporate IT systems. When accessing external services such as internet websites, the IP addresses of all the computers on my office's internal IT system are hidden behind the following IP addresses which are publicly available184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11.
David Simpson: To ask the Leader of the House what records her Department maintains of its expenditure on (a) official hospitality and (b) the amount of money spent on alcohol for official hospitality. 
Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Leader of the House if she will list the hon. Members who used the communications allowance to fund the publication of a Parliamentary Report in the 2007-08 Session. 
The Department of Resources, who are responsible for administering the Communications Allowance, does not record information on the House financial system that distinguishes between monies spent on parliamentary reports and other eligible, non-capital, items.
Mr. Mike O'Brien:
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change has not held any discussions on possible regulation of the liquefied petroleum gas market. However, the Competition Commission (CC) has recently conducted an investigation
into suppliers of bulk LPG for domestic use and the relationships they have with their customers. It published its report on 29 June 2006. Subsequently, the CC made the first of two orders to remedy, mitigate and prevent detrimental effects on customers so far as they have resulted from, or may be expected to result from, the adverse effect on competition specified in the report. From 13 April 2009 the first order will apply to all suppliers of bulk LPG for domestic use. A second order which will apply to all suppliers of bulk LPG for domestic use on metered estates is currently the subject of consultation and is expected to be published in early 2009.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department has taken to determine whether the proposed Kingsnorth power station would deliver an absolute increase in energy efficiency; what assessment he has made of the energy efficiency of (a) Kingsnorth and (b) existing plant; and what estimate he has made of the change in levels of carbon dioxide emissions which would result from the (i) construction and (ii) operation of the power station. 
E.ON also estimate that the proposed Kingsnorth station could emit 8.6 MtCO2 per year, based on maximum assumptions of 0.717 MtCO2 per TWh of electricity and an estimated output of 12 TWH per year (cf 9.85 TWh achieved by the existing station in 2006). But actual output will depend on many factors, including the relative price of fossil fuels, the price of carbon, and whether, and if so when, any carbon abatement technology is fitted.
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what conclusions his Department has reached in fulfilment of its duty under section 3.111 of the statutory code of practice of the disability equality duty. 
Ann McKechin: The Scotland Office is covered by Disability Equality Scheme introduced by the Ministry of Justice. This scheme provides plans setting out how they will carry out the Disability Equality Duty, monitor, and report on progress. Section 3.111 of the statutory code of practice states that public authorities must, on an annual basis, publish a report containing a summary of:
The steps it has taken to fulfil its disability equality duty (the action plan); what has the authority done over the past year to eliminate discrimination and promote equality of opportunity and is it meeting its targets
The results of the information gathering which it has carried outwhat evidence has been obtained and what does it indicate
What the authority has done with the information gatheredwhat actions will be taken as a result of what the information indicates
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland with reference to the answer of 4 November 2008, Official Report, columns 336-7W, on Government departments: information and communications technology, which IP addresses are used by (a) his Department and (b) computers in the offices of its (i) Ministers, (ii) communications officials and (iii) special advisers. 
Ann McKechin: To help defend against electronic attack, it is standard good information security practice for corporate IT systems, not to publish internal IP addresses. When accessing internet websites, the IP addresses of all of the computers on the internal office IT system are hidden behind the following IP addresses which are publicly available18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124. These IP addresses are shared with other Government Departments that use the Government Secure Intranet.
Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what his Department spent on Ministerial hospitality in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07 and (d) 2007-08, expressed in current prices. 
Ann McKechin: Scotch Whisky exports are worth £2.8 billion to the Scottish, and UK, economy each year. In addition, the Scotch Whisky industry generates £800 million of salaries in Scotland and £700 million is spent on local goods and services in Scotland.
Mr. Michael Foster: The Department for International Development (DFID) recognises disability as a key development issue and for this reason we have already been looking for opportunities to increase our support to disability issues.
DFID recently committed £868,000 to the new Disability Rights Fund which is a unique and innovative grant-making mechanism designed to provide funding directly to disabled people's organisations (DPOs) in the global south and eastern Europe/former Soviet Union. DFID is one of five international donors currently contributing to the fund which has just made its first round of grants to 33 DPOs across Africa and Asia.
In recognition of the fact that more data on disability are urgently needed DFID recently committed £2.2 million to a five-year cross-cutting disability research programme to begin in January 2009. This will increase the amount of robust data available which more clearly demonstrate the links between disability and poverty in developing countries. It will work closely with research currently being carried out by the Southern Africa Federation of Disabled People's Research Project (£2.2 million) which has been running since 2007. This five-year project which has been designed and run by disabled people in the region, has already started to produce evidence of the kinds of barriers disabled people face when trying to access basic services like health and education.
Mrs. Dorries: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many home visits a child considered to be at (a) low risk and (b) high risk received from an allocated health visitor in the first two years following assessment in each London borough between 9 September 2008 and the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement; 
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what records his Department maintains of its expenditure on (a) official hospitality and (b) alcohol for official hospitality. 
My Department's policy on hospitality, including that on alcohol, is in accordance with the principles of Treasury guidance in Managing Public Money and the handbook on Regularity, Propriety and Value for Money.
(a) Hospitality expenditure is limited to occasions when official business can best be transacted in that way. Personal entertainment is usually restricted to where senior managers (Deputy Director or above) are acting as host, and expenditure must be approved in advance by a Director or Executive Board member and recorded using the above category.
It is accepted that there are some events, whose primary purpose is for non-civil servants, where not providing alcohol could be seen as unusual or cause embarrassment. It is done with due regard to value for money, any provision being modest and proportionate, and requires a senior manager's approval.
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