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Lisa Nandy: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has for the renovation of Wigan North Western rail station; and if he will make a statement. 
Mrs Villiers: The Government recognises the importance of investing in station improvements, and is committed to facilitating this investment through reforms to the way the railways are run.
Network Rail is responsible for delivering the majority of investment in rail infrastructure across the UK rail network, and does so in accordance with the high level output specification (HLOS) developed by the Department for Transport, which formed the basis on which Network Rail's income was set by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) for the current regulatory control period (CP4) in 2008.
The Government's priority is reducing the deficit. As a company funded largely by Government, Network Rail needs to contribute to this. As part of the £683 million savings in departmental spending in 2010-11, Network Rail is reducing by £50 million the amount that had been provisionally allocated to improving the ten stations identified for improvement in the Station Champions' "Better Rail Stations" report. However, Wigan North Western is not precluded from benefitting from other funding such as the £150 million National Stations Improvement programme.
The hon. Member should contact Network Rail's chief executive at the following address for specific detail on Network Rail's plans for Wigan North Western station:
90 York Way
London N1 9AG.
Mr Hanson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding for each area under pathfinder neighbourhood agreements (a) has been allocated in 2010-11 to date and (b) is planned to be allocated in the remainder of 2010-11. 
Nick Herbert: No funding has been provided to neighbourhood agreement pathfinder areas in 2010-11 to date. No decisions have yet been made on the allocation of funding to pathfinder areas in the remainder of 2010-11.
Mr Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the URL is of each website managed by (a) her Department and (b) each non-departmental public body and agency for which her Department is responsible. 
Nick Herbert: The information is as follows:
(a) The Home Office manages the following websites:
(b) Non-departmental public body and agency websites for which the Home Office is responsible are as follows:
Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her most recent estimate is of the incidence of gun-related crime in (a) rural and (b) urban areas. 
James Brokenshire: Firearms are taken to be involved in a crime if they are fired, used as a blunt instrument or used as a threat. Data only at police force area level on offences involving firearms are submitted to the Home Office by each police force in England and Wales. It is not possible to determine the precise location of offences from this centrally collected information, including whether the specific location is urban or rural.
Available information, relating to non-air weapon offences, was included in table 2.12 of the most recent chapter on offences involving firearms, published within Home Office Statistical Bulletin 01/10 in January 2010. 60% of all non-air weapon firearm offences in England and Wales in 2008-09 occurred in just three police force areas-Metropolitan, Greater Manchester and West Midlands-while just under a quarter of the population of England and Wales reside in these areas.
|Firearm offences (excluding air weapons) by police force area: English regions and Wales, 2004-05 to 2008-09|
|Total number of offences|
|Police force area||2004-05||2005-06||2006-07||2007-08||2008-09||Offences per 100,000 population, 2008-09|
|n/a = Not available.|
(1) Not available. Data for London Region includes the City of London.
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