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Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of those formerly employed in Remploy factories which have been closed in the last three years have subsequently found alternative employment with Government assistance. 
Jonathan Shaw [holding answer 4 June 2009): Because of data protection regulations, Remploy are not able to share personal details of those employees leaving the factories with the Department for Work and Pensions.
The Department for Work and Pensions does not keep records on Remploy ex-employees separately. It is therefore not possible to provide information about the proportion of people formerly employed at Remploy factories who have found work with Government assistance.
Remploy last contacted these former employees in March 2009, but only received responses from 635 (38 per cent.).
Of the 635 replies, 178 people (28 per cent.) have confirmed they are in work.
232 former factory employees remain employed by Remploy. Of these, 108 are working at a host company on a permanent contract, 80 are on a job placement and 44 are still looking for work.
Steve Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will estimate the basic state pension payable to eligible (a) men and (b) women in (i) 2010, (ii) 2015, (iii) 2020, (iv) 2025 and (v) 2030; and if she will make a statement. 
|Basic state pension expenditure, Great Britain|
1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest £ billion.
2. Forecasts of basic state pension expenditure in 2010-11 are based on the Budget 2009 forecasts. Basic state pension expenditure forecasts from 2015-16 onwards are based on the latest published long-term projections which were published Budget 2008.
3. The real terms figures are calculated from the Budget 2008 GDP deflator.
Budget 2009 forecasts and Budget 2008 long-term projections.
Mr. MacNeil: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) how much expenditure was incurred by his Department in respect of the Cabinet meeting in Glasgow on 16 April 2009; 
Mr. Douglas Alexander: The Secretary of State for International Development was not accompanied by officials to the Cabinet meeting on 16 April. He was joined at the venue by his two special advisers who were visiting the Department's joint headquarters in Glasgow on departmental business on the day in question. The Department for International Development (DFID) incurred a total expenditure of £543.65 relating to the Cabinet Office meeting, which was solely for travel. Two car journeys were undertaken.
For further information in relation to the Cabinet and public engagement event held in Glasgow on 16 April
I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 3 June 2009, Official Report, column 487W.
Mr. Meacher: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the likely effect on levels of employment in each country in (a) Africa, (b) Latin America and (c) Asia of the completion of the World Trade Organisation Doha Round. 
Mr. Thomas: The Department for International Development (DFID) has not calculated the impact of the completed Doha Development Agenda (DDA) on employment levels. However, one of the most significant impacts of a Doha deal for these continents will be the expected increase in income. A World Bank study gives estimates of annual increases in income as a result of a Doha deal as follows:
$400 million for Sub-Saharan Africa;
$7.9 billion for Latin America and the Caribbean;
$8.1 billion for East and South Asia.
Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what reports he has received from the Financial Services Authority on the results of its stress testing of British banks; and if he will make a statement; 
Kitty Ussher: Since June 2008, meetings at the Treasurys 1 Horse Guards Road building have been supplied with in-house bottled filtered water, rather than bottled water sourced from outside suppliers. It is not possible to separately identify costs of bottled water prior to June 2008 as this forms part of the cost of meeting refreshments that includes teas and coffees, bottled water and biscuits.
Water coolers were used in the Treasurys Norwich building at a cost of £2,250 in 2007-08. The cost for 2008-09 forms part of the Treasurys resource account which is due for publication in the summer following audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General. The use of water coolers at the Norwich office is being discontinued following their replacement with plumbed in machines.
Ian Pearson: The matter raised in this question is the responsibility of the Financial Services Authority, whose day-to-day operations are independent from Government control and influence. The FSA will respond to the hon. Member directly.
Mr. Todd: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what requests for assistance he has received from the Isle of Man Government relating to compensation of account holders with Kaupthing, Singer and Friedlander (Isle of Man). 
Ian Pearson: Treasury Ministers and officials have meetings and discussions with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery. As was the case with previous Administrations, it is not the Governments practice to provide details of all such meetings and discussions.
Kate Hoey: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the merits of using his power under section 2(4)(b) of the Inner Urban Areas Act 1978 to alter the interest rates for loans obtained from local authorities under section 2 of that Act. 
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the effects on contracts for waste disposal services of Government policy on the private finance initiative. 
Kitty Ussher: Treasury Ministers have discussions with a variety of individuals and organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery. As with previous Administrations, it is not the Governments practice to provide details of all such discussions.
Government policy, as announced on 3 March, is to ensure vital infrastructure projects proceed as planned, supporting jobs and the economy and preparing for future recovery. This includes PFI waste projects.
Bob Spink: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 18 May 2009, Official Report, column 1183W, on HM Revenue and Customs: closures, in which constituency each property planned to be vacated in 2009-10 is located. 
Mr. Timms: The following table lists those offices where HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) plans to withdraw back office operations in 2009-10 as part of HMRC's regional review programme, the constituency in which each office is located and whether or not it provides inquiry centre services. Where an office housing an inquiry centre closes, the inquiry centre services will be retained at or near the current location so face to face services to HMRC's customers will not be affected.
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