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What comparisons they have made between the market share of supermarkets in other large European Union countries and the 75 per cent market share of the main four supermarkets in the United Kingdom; and what figures they have received from those countries. [HL3484]
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (Baroness Vadera): The Competition Commission in the course of its recent investigation into the UK grocery market undertook research of this nature. The Competition Commission made use of a variety of industry publications and data sources. These included publications by market research organisations such as IGD and Verdict, and survey data collected by Taylor Nelson Sofres plc (TNS) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The Competition Commission also undertook separate surveys of suppliers to grocery retailers, local planning authorities (LPAs) and the retail offer of grocery stores in 44 locations across the UK. The results can be found in the Competition Commission's final report at: www.competition commission.gov.uk/rep_pub/reports/2008/538grocery .htm.
Whether they will publish the calculation underlying the Statement of the Minister of State for Public Health, Dawn Primarolo, to the British Medical Association on 14 March that the higher taxes on alcohol in this year's Budget will save 3,250 lives by March 2013 if fed through to prices. [HL3493]
What was the budgeted and actual expenditure of the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services in each of the calendar years 2005, 2006 and 2007; and how many people that office employed at the end of each of those years. [HL3930]
The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Malloch-Brown): The UN regular budget is a biennial budget in support of core UN Secretariat functions. The regular budget allocations for oversight services for the 2004-05 and 2006-07 biennial are shown in the table below:
There are also additional oversight-related posts and activities funded from extra-budgetary sources throughout the UN system, including within UN funds and programmes, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the international criminal tribunals and UN peacekeeping operations.
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