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Ed Balls: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on maintaining present levels of funding for schools, Sure Start and 16 to 19 education in 2011-12. 
Michael Gove: Funding for schools, Sure Start and 16 to 19 education have been protected in 2010-11. No decisions on spending in 2011-12 have been made, and they will be made at the spending review in the autumn. It is our priority to protect frontline services while taking steps to address the unprecedented challenge we face on deficit reduction.
Tom Blenkinsop: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much it cost to rename his Department. 
Michael Gove: The re-naming of the Department for Education cost £5,250.
Ed Balls: To ask the Secretary of State for Education for which policy areas each member of his ministerial team is responsible. 
Michael Gove: I refer the right hon. Member to the list of ministerial responsibilities which can be found on the Department's website at:
Ian Austin: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on flying the Union flag each day from each official building for which his Department is responsible. 
Michael Gove: The Department for Education flies the Union flag every day of the year.
Mr Allen: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate has been made of the proportion of mothers who breastfeed their babies (a) in the Strelley/Broxstowe Sure Start area and (b) nationally. 
Currently Strelley Sure Start area is supported by the Nottingham City primary care trust (PCT) and Broxstowe Sure Start area is supported by the Nottingham County PCT. The following table shows
the number of mothers who initiated and sustained breastfeeding at six to eight weeks in both the PCTs and the national average.
|Breastfeeding initiation and prevalence at six to eight weeks in 2009-10|
|Nottingham City PCT (Strelley)||Nottingham County PCT (Broxstowe)||National average|
Breastfeeding prevalence-percentage of infants due a six to eight week check (Quarter 4 2009-10)
Laura Sandys: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will undertake a review of the level of support provided to carers with particular reference to carers who are pensioners. 
Mr Burstow: In the following months, the Government will be carrying out a 'refresh' of the previous Government's Carers Strategy, focusing upon identifying the delivery of those actions that will have the greatest impact upon the lives of carers of all ages, including older carers. We will provide further details in due course.
Dan Rogerson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many qualified paediatric pathologists were practising in each coroner's district in each of the last five years; how many pathologists are being trained to carry out specialist examinations on deceased children; what plans he has to increase the numbers of qualified paediatric pathologists; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr Simon Burns: The Department does not collect information on the number of qualified paediatric pathologists in each coroner's district.
Specialist paediatric pathologists are not separately identified within the NHS Workforce Census and the Department does not collect data on the number of training places commissioned in this sub-specialty.
At present, there are no plans in place to increase the number of qualified paediatric pathologists.
Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to increase the use of preventative measures to reduce the number of people developing mental health problems. 
Mr Burstow: We will be assessing our priorities carefully and will announce details on mental health policy in due course. Our focus will be on making services patient-led, based on the best clinical evidence, responsive to patients' choice and management of their own care, and delivering best 'health' outcomes.
Chris Leslie: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the capital allocation of £924,116 granted to Nottinghamshire Hospice to support the end of life care strategy will be made. 
Mr Burstow: My right hon. Friend, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury has announced today the outcome of the review of spending approved since 1 January 2010. As part of this review, capital allocations have now been approved for the 116 hospices which were announced by the Department in April 2010 as having been successful in applying for a share of the £40 million hospice capital grant for 2010-11. This includes Nottinghamshire Hospice.
Martin Horwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been spent seizing and kennelling dogs under section 1 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 by (a) the Metropolitan Police and (b) police in England in each year since 2005. 
Mr Paice [holding answer 16 June 2010]: A breakdown of the cost to the Metropolitan Police of kennelling dogs under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991(1) in each year since 2005 is provided in the following table:
(1) The figures in the table provide a breakdown of kennelling and care costs for all dogs, not just dogs seized under Section 1 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. However, over 85% of the dogs seized by the Metropolitan Police are done so under Section 1 of the Dangerous Dogs Act.
|Cost to Met Police of kennelling dogs|
|(1) The figures in the table provide a breakdown of kennelling and care costs for all dogs, not just dogs seized under Section 1 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. However, over 85% of the dogs seized by the Metropolitan Police are done so under Section 1 of the Dangerous Dogs Act.|
Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Status Dog Unit
The cost to police forces across England of kennelling dogs under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 in each year since 2005 cannot be provided because these figures are not held centrally.
The cost to the Metropolitan Police and to police across England of seizing dogs cannot be provided because use of police time is not recorded in this way.
Andrew Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 8 June 2010, Official Report, column 137W, on Government Departments: reviews, what reviews her Department is undertaking; and what the (a) purpose and (b) timescale of each is. 
Richard Benyon: The Coalition Agreement sets out in detail the Government's future plans, including the key reviews it will be undertaking. DEFRA will bring forward detailed information about these reviews in due course.
Andrew Griffiths: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) title, (b) cost including value added tax and (c) subject was of each project commissioned from the consultancy Eunomia by (i) her Department, (ii) the Waste and Resources Action Programme and (iii) the Environment Agency since 2001; how much has been spent on Eunomia by each organisation in that period; and whether Eunomia is currently working on any projects for each organisation. 
Richard Benyon: Since 2001, DEFRA has spent a total of £2,464,622.14 on projects commissioned from the consultancy, Eunomia. Due to the wide ranging nature of work, it would involve a disproportionate cost to identify individual projects, which have included many areas of work across DEFRA. Eunomia currently has a contract with DEFRA and the Department for Communities and Local Government to draft a protocol and guidance to improve the interface between environmental permitting and planning permission.
Data for individual projects are however available for those commissioned by the Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and the Environment Agency.
Table 1 lists the title, subject and cost of work commissioned from Eunomia by WRAP. These are inclusive of VAT.
Table 2 shows completed outturn project expenditure to Eunomia by the Environment Agency between 2001 and 15 June 2010.
Currently, Eunomia is engaged on a single project for the Environment Agency, approved expenditure details of which are given in Table 3.
Evaluation of compost supply and demand in south-east (incl. London) and east England
Appointment of external specialists to support the work of ROTATE (2004-2006)
Research to examine issues associated with the use of quality compost in agriculture
development and delivery of a training resource for the UK organics waste recycling industry
The environmental, economic and practical impacts of landfill bans
Appointment of consultants to support the work of ROTATE (2006-08)
Review of the availability and type of waste collection service procurement guide(1)
|(1) These projects are currently live.|
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