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Huw Irranca-Davies: Ministers have regular meetings with the Consumer Council for Water, which represents the interests of water customers. These include discussions around metering and affordability.
The independent Walker Review of charging for household water and sewerage services received 78 responses to its call for evidence and held five stakeholder workshops. These included representations on metering and affordability.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what assessment she has made of the likely effects of the proposed duty of local authorities to tackle socio-economic disadvantage on their ability to give priority to housing applications from people who live in the area. 
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality pursuant to the answer to Lord Ouseley of 18 May 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA252, on Equality and Human Rights Commission, if she will place in the Library a copy of the results of the Commission's staff survey. 
Bob Spink: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much funding has been allocated under the CapacityBuilders programme to charitable organisations active in each constituency in Essex in the last 12 months. 
Angela E. Smith:
Capacitybuilders funding by constituency in Essex is as follows: Braintree: £325,037; Saffron Walden: £88,025; Rochford and Southend, East: £310,992; West Chelmsford: £125,880; Harwich: £3,000; Harlow: £2,000; Brentwood and Ongar: £2,000; Thurrock: £1,000. Please note that most funded projects will be providing benefit to a number of constituency areas. The variation in awards is due to the different types of
funding programmes provided by Capacitybuilders. All allocations are subject to satisfactory verification of recipients details. More information on the split between constituencies by grant programme is available as follows.
Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when she expects to respond to the First Report of the Public Administration Select Committee, Session 2008-09, on Lobbying: access and influence in Whitehall, HC 36. 
Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer of 16 December 2008, Official Report, columns 643-44W, on National School of Government, which public sector organisations sent representatives to the course held in Sunningdale Park in 2008. 
In the Written Ministerial Statement to the House on 9 January 2007 (Official Report Col 5WS), the then Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office (Pat McFadden MP) announced that the National School of Government was now a Non Ministerial Department. Consequently, the Minster for the Cabinet Office has asked me to reply to your Parliamentary Question about the National School of Government.
The National School of Government's Managing Diversity five-day programme is for HR Practitioners and Diversity Officers from any organisation from all sectors. The 2008 course included one official from the following public authorities:
University of Lincoln;
HM Prison Service;
Victoria and Albert Museum;
Ministry of Justice; and
two from the Department for Work and Pensions.
(3) how much the National School of Government received from each Government Department in payment for courses for their staff in each of the last three years.  [Official Report, 9 November 2009, Vol. 499, c. 1MC.]
In the Written Ministerial Statement to the House on 9 January 2007 (Official Report Col 5WS), the then Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office (Pat McFadden MP) announced that the National School of Government was now a Non Ministerial Department. Consequently, the Minister for the Cabinet Office has asked me to reply to your Parliamentary Questions about the National School of Government.
The National School has running cost provision in the 2009-10 Main Parliamentary Estimates of £30,395,000 (PQ 283581).
The National School recovers the large majority of its costs from charging for the learning and development and consultancy services that it provides and is expected to earn Appropriations-in-Aid
of £30,000,000 in 2009-10. £395,000 net funding is provided to the National School via the Parliamentary Estimate (PQ 283582).
The attached table shows the income that the National School received from government departments including agencies and other bodies in the financial years 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 (PQ 283588). The income relates to departments:
1. sending staff on the Schools open programmes that are contained in our portfolio. Latest information on courses and services is available on the National School website:
2. commissioning the School to run tailored programmes specifically for the department; and
3. consultancy work.
Some of the tailored work commissioned by departments may involve the attendance on programmes of people from outside the department. In particular, the Department for International Development commissions the School to carry out international work as part of the UK aid programme.
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