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Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate (a) his Department, (b) the Environment Agency and (c) the Waste and Resources Action Programme have made of the cost to local authorities of storing paper collected from households for recycling in 2008-09. 
Jane Kennedy: DEFRA, the Environment Agency and the Waste and Resources Action Programme have not made an estimate of the cost to local authorities of storing paper collected from households for recycling. However, the Environment Agency has reported that it has not seen significant increases in requests for additional storage capacity for recyclable materials.
Nick Herbert: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate has been made of the percentage of municipal waste consisting of recyclable material landfilled by local authorities in England in the last 12 months which could have been recycled. 
Chris McCafferty: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent estimate he has made of (a) household recycling rates and (b) levels of collection services for materials for recycling in Calderdale; and if he will make a statement. 
Jane Kennedy: [holding answer 12 February 2009]: In 2007-08 Calderdale council's household recycling and composting rate was 24.92 per cent. 96.53 per cent. of households in Calderdale had a kerbside collection of at least one recyclable material.
Huw Irranca-Davies: The LEADER approach is now being implemented through mainstream rural development programming rather than as a separate programme in its own right. Under the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE), 61 Local Action Groups have been selected so far to deliver the LEADER approach. This element of the RDPE has only been operational since January 2008 and we will want to review progress over the remainder of the programming period with a view to preparing for EU negotiations on the next programming period. The current programme runs until 2013, and therefore we do not envisage discussions at EU level on the future rural development programme for some time.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the percentage of sewer blockages caused by cooking oils, fats and greases in each water company area in each of the last five years. 
However, Water UK, the representative body for the water industry, estimates that there are on average around 200,000 sewer blockages in England and Wales each year, of which fats, oils and greases are responsible for up to 75 per cent.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much (a) household and (b) non-household waste was collected by each local authority in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement. 
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether (a) Travellers and (b) people in domestic dwellings not rated by the Valuation Office Agency due to their transitory nature will be liable to pay charges for the collection of household waste under the forthcoming pilot schemes. 
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many waste infrastructure plant projects under the private finance initiative scheme have (a) applied for and (b) been granted planning permission in each of the last three years. 
According to available data, since January 2006 there have been 14 planning applications
from 13 authorities that have been allocated private finance initiatives. Of these, 11 have been granted planning permission.
Nick Herbert: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the volume of water lost through leaks from water pipes of each individual water company in each of the last five years. 
Huw Irranca-Davies: Water companies report annual leakage figures to Ofwat in June as part of their annual regulatory returns. Ofwat publishes leakage performance annually in the service and delivery report. Leakage performance for each water company for the years 2003-04 to 2007-08 were as follows:
Figures have been rounded and thus may appear not to add up to the total given)
8. John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers seriously injured in Iraq and Afghanistan were treated at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Headley Court before the introduction of compensation payments. 
Mr. Kevan Jones: The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme was introduced on 6 April 2005. Between 1 April 2003 and 31 March 2005, 3,507 reviews of inpatients were conducted at Headley Court. Headley Court treats personnel injured as a result of a variety of incidents, including from operational deployment to road traffic or sporting accidents. Headley Court does not record centrally the number of injured personnel they treat from each location.
Mr. Kevan Jones: The Ministry of Defence officially commemorates the final resting place of all those who die in service. The UK Government contribute close to £40 million each year towards the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to mark and maintain the graves, and the official memorials for those who have no known grave, of the Commonwealth Service personnel who died during the two World Wars.
However, the Department does not have the responsibility for war memorials. This responsibility rests with the owner of the memorial, which is normally a local authority, a private individual or organisation.
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