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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (Lord Filkin): A consultation paper has been published today detailing proposals for a new system for High Court fine enforcement, High Court EnforcementThe Enforcement Review: Writs of Fieri Facias and Possession. Copies have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (Baroness Hollis of Heigham): Following the move to direct payment, customers who wish to do so will be able to continue to collect their benefit or pension at the post office. They will need to choose one of the account options that can be accessed at post offices.
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Lord McIntosh of Haringey): No. The Government already publish statistics on the number of liquor licensed premises within petty sessions areas and will continue to publish statistics on the number of licences issued under the new licensing regime that the Licensing Act 2003 will introduce. In determining an application for a licence the licensing authority, following receipt of relevant representations, must take such steps it considers necessary to promote all four licensing objectives and consider any relevant representations made by interested parties and responsible authorities, including the police. All of the information which licensing authorities will require to carry out this function will be available to them.
There is no requirement under the Licensing Act for licensed premises to have capacity limits other than where a condition attaches to the licence specifying one. The Government do not intend to publish figures on the aggregate capacity that may apply to licensed premises in a licensing authority area.
Lord McIntosh of Haringey: The Government recognise that special regard should be given to the unique status of the National Lottery and its contribution to good causes. Although this is a matter for the broadcasting regulators, we would envisage that it should be permissible for lottery programmes to inform the public about the National Lottery, National Lottery draws and the benefits to the public from the lottery. Ofcom will be consulting on the development of its codes and we should expect it to give the National Lottery Commission and other interested parties an opportunity to comment.
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Whitty): Expenditure on export subsidies and the associated volumes of exports are notified by the EU to the World Trade Organisation. However, the information is not available by destination country and thus subsidised exports to the Republic of Moldova are not separately identified. The total value of EU exports of agricultural products to Moldova was 51 million euros in 1999, 59 million euros in 2000 and 60 million euros in 2001. Information on the price in Moldova is not readily available.
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