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Mr. Caborn: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many scholars there are in the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) in each region; and how many TASS scholars there are in (a) higher and (b) further education; 
1. Paralympic/disability (all) includes Swimming, Basketball, Skiing, Boccia, Fencing, Table Tennis, Tennis, Cricket, Powerlifting, Goalball, Football, Shooting and Equestrian.
2. Winter Olympic/Paralympic 2012 includes Figure Skating, Snowsports, Skeleton, Bobsleigh, Disability Skiing and Short Track.
3. Aquatics includes Diving, Synchro and Swimming.
4. Individual route includes Tennis, Table Tennis, Basketball, Gymnastics and Shooting.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking on the disposal of television sets which are not ready for the digital switchover; and what expenditure has been incurred on such steps to date. 
Digital switchover does not require disposal of any equipment, as an existing analogue television can normally be upgraded by adding a digital set-top box. There is some evidence from switchover in the Selkirk transmitter area in October/November 2008 that households took
the opportunity to dispose of old equipment. However there are no reports from local authority recycling points that the levels of equipment disposed of caused any difficulty.
Television sets disposed of following digital switchover will be subject to regulations implementing the EU waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) directive. The directive requires producers, or those acting on their behalf, to set up systems for treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal of WEEE.
Julie Morgan: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality if she will issue guidance to employers on the provision of information to newly-appointed staff on (a) their companys gender pay gap and (b) their companys gender pay gap at the grade to which the new employee has been appointed. 
Maria Eagle: In our response to consultation on the Equality Bill, we said that we would review progress on transparency and its contribution to the achievement of equality outcomes, and in the light of this, consider over the next five years, using existing legislation for greater transparency in company reporting on equality. This process is ongoing.
In addition, the forthcoming Equality Bill will ban secrecy clauses which prevent people discussing their own pay. The new single public sector equality duty will make our public bodies more transparent, and we want public bodies to report on important equality areas such as gender pay.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much has been spent on media training for each Minister in his Department in each of the last three years; how many sessions have been provided; and who provided the training. 
Mr. Bone: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to consolidate the expenditure from the public purse on RBS and Lloyds Banking Group on the Governments balance sheet in accordance with international accounting standards. 
Ian Pearson: [holding answer 26 March 2009 ]: The Treasurys 2008-09 resource accounts will be prepared in accordance with the Financial Reporting Manual (FReM). Spending, be it capital or resource, on the various financial stability interventions will be included in those accounts.
Mr. Baron: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what measures to amend the regulatory regime applying to (a) the banking sector and (b) banks which have received public money he is considering to minimise the risk of future failures in the sector. 
Ian Pearson [holding answer 3 February 2009 ]: The Banking Act, which received Royal Assent on 12 February, provides new powers for the authorities to deal with failing banks, as well as providing for improved oversight and compensation arrangements.
The Government continue to assess future regulatory requirements for banking supervision. At the Chancellors request, Lord Turner, Chairman of the Financial Services Authority, is reviewing financial services regulation in the UK. The Turner Review has now been published and can be accessed through the following link:
The UK also continues to work closely with international partners. The UK, as President of the G20, will play a leading role in determining a global response to the challenges facing the banking sector.
Stephen Williams: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions (a) he, (b) his Ministers and (c) his officials have had with representatives of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills on funding allocations for capital building projects in further education colleges to be made in the current spending review period. 
Yvette Cooper: The Treasury has regular discussions with other Government Departments, including the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, on a wide range of public expenditure and policy issues, including the further education college capital programme.
Lorely Burt: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the (a) effect on tax revenue of and (b) number of employees affected by the introduction of the requirement that a company have fewer than 250 employees in order to grant options under the Enterprise Management Incentive scheme. 
|Revenue impact of the 250 employee limit to EMIs (£ million)|
However, estimates of the number of in-work families benefiting from the child care element of working tax credit, at selected dates, are published in Table 4.4 of the HMRC publication Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics for each year. These publications are available on the HMRC website at:
Greg Clark: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent progress his Department has made towards its target for the energy efficiency per square metre of its Estate; and if he will make a statement. 
Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of his Department's capital expenditure in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement. 
Angela Eagle: The Treasury's forecast of capital spending within departmental expenditure limits (DEL) in 2008-09 is £5 million. Details of the Department's capital DEL budgets for forward years were shown in Table A5 of the 2007-08 Annual Report, Cm 7408, available from
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