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Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in which Government Office regions (a) regional waste awareness initiatives and (b) waste prevention networks are in operation; and what funding has been provided for such activity in each region in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Dan Norris: Waste awareness and prevention initiatives run in each Government office region. These vary widely across the country from those run solely for local authorities to arrangements covering a broader range of partners; the funding arrangement are equally varied. More details are available from individual Government offices.
The Government-funded Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) delivers the national 'Love Food Hate Waste' campaign. Information and resources are available for use by local government at a regional and local level as part of this campaign. In addition WRAP has provided advisory support to a number of regional waste prevention initiatives through its local authority support programme.
Mr. David Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he plans to publish the final version of the End of Waste Protocol; and if he will make a statement. 
Dan Norris: On 23 and 26 November 2009 the European Commission and Austria respectively commented under Article 8(2) of the Technical Standards Directive on the draft end-of-waste protocol for fuel produced from waste lubricating oil that the UK notified under Article 8(1) of the directive. The UK responded to both sets of comments on 15 February 2010. In doing so, it was confirmed that the UK intended to adopt the end-of-waste protocol on the basis notified to the Commission on 27 August 2009 and that the UK would communicate the definitive text to the Commission in compliance with Article 8(3) of the directive. The Environment Agency expects to publish the definitive text before the end of March 2010.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to his Department's press release of 14 July 2009, on surface water draining charges, what system of surface water charging for voluntary groups is in operation in each water company area. 
Huw Irranca-Davies: Four of the 10 water and sewerage companies in England and Wales-Northumbrian Water, Severn Trent Water, United Utilities and Yorkshire Water-charge non-household customers for surface water drainage according to impermeable site area. The remaining six-Anglian Water, Southern Water, South West Water, Thames Water, Welsh Water and Wessex Water-charge for surface water drainage according to the rateable value of a premises and/or include the charge in their standing charges and/or volumetric charges.
Norman Baker: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of the likely effect on airline profits on the inclusion of aviation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. 
Paul Clark: A review of the available evidence found that, while some studies were suggesting that airlines could potentially pass on 100 per cent. of the costs of EU ETS allowances to passengers, other studies suggested that the level of cost passed on would depend on a number of factors, such as the level of competition faced on individual routes.
Norman Baker: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the level of (a) UK and (b) EU carbon emissions from aviation in (i) 2004, (ii) 2006 and (iii) 2009; and what estimate he has made of each such level in (A) 2012 and (B) 2015. 
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| Notes: 1. Data are for UK departures only (both international and domestic). 2. These forecasts refer to the central demand scenario and capacity scenario s12s2, as presented in UK Air Passenger Demand and CO2 Forecasts, January 2009. 3. These CO2 forecasts include freight, APU and a residual adjustment to ensure consistency with the DECC outturn estimate.|
Mr. Touhig: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on how many occasions Capita Group plc tendered for contracts let by his Department in each of the last five years; how many such tenders were successful; how much his Department paid to Capita Group plc for the execution of contracts in each such year; how many contracts which terminate after 2010 Capita Group plc hold with his Department; and what the monetary value is of all outstanding contracts between his Department and Capita Group plc. 
Chris Mole: The Department for Transport does not hold centrally information relating to tendering activity, contracts awarded and the values of such contracts and this could be provided only at disproportionate costs.
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The reason for the significant difference in spend from 2007-08 to 2008-09 is due to change to the Department's accounting system in 2008 which culminated in some historical data not being available. Recovery of this data could have been obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Martin Horwood: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what (a) suppliers and (b) brands of (i) paper and (ii) paper products his Department uses; and what his Department's policy is on the procurement of those materials. 
Antalis, Banner Business Services, Howard Smith Paper, James McNaughton, Premier Paper Group, Robert Home Group, Taylor Brothers, The Paper Company, Unicorn Office Products, United and Viking Direct
Banner, EP4, Evolve, Premier Paper, Securi Monde, Steinbeis, Xerox
9 Lives, Cacoon, Green Coat, Evolution, Revive,
3M, 5 star, Adare, Avery, Basildon Bond, Cambridge, Conqueror, FT Print, Graffico, HP, Jiffy, Kleenex, MBA, New Guardian, Niceday, NP, Office Depot, Oxford, Paragon, Post-it, Q connect, RR Donnelly, Sasco, SMI, Stralfors, Taylor Brothers, Unicorn Office, Unique and Viking.
The Department conducts its procurement in accordance with UK Government's value for money policies and principles, utilising collaborative arrangements where these are available and in accordance with the legal and regulatory framework. Where possible, the Department purchases recycled products that meet the current Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 'Buy Sustainable Quick Wins' guidance.
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) how much has been paid by (a) and (b) East Coast Trains for the use of office space in his Department since July 2009; 
Chris Mole [holding answer 1 March 2010]: From the 6 May, Directly Operated Railways will move from Department for Transport premises to offices in Kemble Street, London. In relation to the period up to this date, the value of use of office space in the Department for Transport was taken into account when Directly Operated Railways' grant was set on creation.
Mark Williams: To ask the Minister of State, Transport what casual sites for motorcycle testing have been brought into use since April 2009; and what the cost was of making each such site suitable for motorcycle testing. 
Paul Clark: No casual sites have been brought into use since April 2009. There were 16 Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and six casual sites available to use when the new motorcycling test was implemented on 27 April 2009. Of these sites, 13 VOSA and four casual sites remain operational with five now having been replaced by permanent multi-purpose test centres (MPTCs).
Chris Huhne: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many people (a) over and (b) under retirement age in each police force area have had their driving licence withdrawn in each of the last five years. 
Paul Clark: The information requested is not readily available and would incur disproportionate costs to gather. However, the following table provides the number of people (a) over and (b) at or below 65, whose driving licence has been withdrawn for the reasons quoted.
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