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Learning to Listen Action Plans

Baroness Massey of Darwen asked Her Majesty's Government:

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills (Baroness Ashton of Upholland): The plans will be completed and then published on the Children and Young People's website ( and will be in the Library shortly.

Revenue Raised from Sport

Baroness Anelay of St Johns asked Her Majesty's Government:

The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Baroness Blackstone): This information is not available. Central government revenue raised from sport includes receipts from VAT, PAYE and other income taxes, corporation tax, capital gains tax and stamp duty and national insurance contributions. Local government receipts are primarily in the form of business rates, reduced where appropriate by discretionary reliefs. Receipts from these sources would need to be reduced for tax and other reliefs accorded to sports organisations by the Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise to arrive at meaningful estimates of net receipts. Detailed estimates of the annual totals of these receipts and reliefs in respect of sporting organisations are not maintained.

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Labour Party Manifesto Commitments

Lord Pearson of Rannoch asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Further to the Written Answer by Lord Macdonald of Tradeston on 13th May (WA 5), how many commitments were contained in the general election manifesto of 2001 on which the Governemnt were elected.[HL4327]

The Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Lord Macdonald of Tradeston): The Government were elected on their record. The contents of the manifesto were published during the campaign.

Downing Street Apartments

Lord Tebbit asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Why the Written Answer by Lord Macdonald of Tradeston on 9 May (WA 202) to the question "what precedents there are for use of the Prime

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    Ministerial apartments in 10 Downing Street by wives of Prime Ministers for meetings with their business clients" gave no precedents for such use.[HL4341]

Lord Macdonald of Tradeston: Ministers of this Government are not accountable for what happened under previous administrations.

e-Government: Civil Service Numbers

The Earl of Northesk asked Her Majesty's Government:

    What is their estimate of potential reductions in Civil Service manpower that will result over the next five years from putting government services on-line.[HL4427]

Lord Macdonald of Tradeston: At present there is no overall estimate for potential reductions in staff in the Civil Service resulting from e-Government plans. This is a matter for individual departments to consider and include in their business cases when implementing individual projects.

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