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Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to chapter 1, paragraph 42 of Building Britain's future, Cm 7654, what steps he plans to take to strengthen the protection given to the records of Cabinet committees. 
The Prime Minister: The details of the proposed changes to legislation as set out in Building Britain's Future (Cm7654) will be included in the Government's response to the Review of the 30-Year Rule. The Government response will be published in due course.
Sir Menzies Campbell: To ask the Prime Minister when he next plans to visit (a) the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine's clinical facilities at Selly Oak and (b) the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court. 
The Prime Minister: I have visited members of the armed forces both in the United Kingdom and abroad, and have met injured personnel, in Selly Oak and other places, on these occasions. Visits to injured personnel and to hospitals are undertaken privately.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Prime Minister (1) which proposals announced during his speech to the 2009 Labour Party Conference will require (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation to implement; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) which of the proposals announced during his speech to the 2009 Labour Party Conference have previously been announced by the Government (a) in full and (b) in part, giving the date in each case; and if he will make a statement. 
Daniel Kawczynski: To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Richmond, Yorks., of 9 September 2009, Official Report, column 1897W, on Libya, if he will place in the Library a copy of his letter to Colonel Gaddafi of Libya, delivered by the then Foreign Office Minister, the hon. Member for Harlow, during his visit to Tripoli in February 2009; and whether he had a meeting with Colonel Gaddafi at the recent UN General Assembly meeting. 
The Prime Minister: A copy of the letter has been placed in the Libraries of the House. The letter covered a range of African policy issues which were appropriate and relevant in the light of Colonel Gaddafi's election as chair of the African Union. It did not cover the issue of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi's release. I did not meet Colonel Gaddafi at the UN General Assembly meeting.
The Prime Minister: I refer the hon. Member to the annual list of gifts received by Ministers in an official capacity valued at more than £140 which has been published since 2001. Copies of the lists are available in the Libraries of the House.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Prime Minister with reference to his foreword to the Social Care Green Paper, Cm 7673, in what ways the debate he calls differs from that he called for in his Kings Fund speech of May 2008. 
The Prime Minister: "The case for change-why England needs a new care and support system", published in May 2008, set out the Government's intention to reform care and support services and was followed by a six-month period of public engagement to help raise awareness of care and support issues and to gather opinions on the best way to proceed with the reform agenda.
This year's Green Paper, "Shaping the Future of Care Together", published in July, is the response to that period of public engagement. It sets out specific options and proposals for a National Care Service, on which debate shall now ensue.
Mr. Dai Davies:
To ask the Prime Minister if he will place in the Library, in respect of the Special Session of the United Nations Security Council on Nuclear Non-proliferation held on 24 September 2009, a copy of (a) his speech to the session, (b) speeches from other heads
of Government referring to the United Kingdom contribution and (c) any papers submitted in support of the Special Session by (i) the United Nations and (ii) national delegations. 
Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a copy of the transcript of his question and answer session from New York which was broadcast on Radio Five Live on 23 September 2009. 
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many staff there were in (a) his Department's predecessor in 1997 and (b) his Department on the latest date for which figures are available. 
The latest staffing levels for the Scotland Office are published in the Office's Annual Report for 2009, a copy of which is available on the Scotland Office website. To view this Report please see the following link:
Mr. MacNeil: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to the answer of 15 July 2009, Official Report, column 381W, on departmental publications, whether his Department will prepare and publish a background paper on (a) the effects on the Western Isles economy of the closure of the Hebrides Range and (b) the effects of fuel duty on rural hauliers and motorists in Scotland. 
The UK Government have launched a number of initiatives designed to help UK businesses during the current economic downturn. These include the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme, Capital for Enterprise Fund and the highly successful HMRC Time to Pay, which are all supporting Welsh businesses. So
far, HMRC has reached over 6,780 agreements with businesses in Wales, to spread more than £100 million in businesses taxes. More information on these schemes can be obtained from the BIS, Wales Office and Welsh Assembly Government websites.
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many staff there were in (a) his Department's predecessor in 1997 and (b) his Department on the latest date for which figures are available. 
|Spend on car hire (£)|
The increase in car hire for Ministers in 2008-09 came about because in previous years the Secretary of State's car was provided by the Northern Ireland Office and then the Department of Work and Pensions when he held dual responsibilities.
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