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The Financial Services Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Myners): The Government reformed the rules governing the taxation of non-domiciles in 2008. These reforms struck the right balance between increasing the fairness of the rules and maintaining the UK's international competitiveness.
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Department for Work and Pensions (Lord McKenzie of Luton): Evaluations into welfare-to-work programmes are published as part of the department's Research Report Series. These are available on the department's internet site and can be located at http://research.dwp. gov.uk/asd/asd5/rrs-index.asp.
The Minister for International Defence and Security (Baroness Taylor of Bolton): The number of officer cadets serving in the University Officer Training Corps (UOTC) who, on average, regularly attended training in October 2008 was 2,691. The number of officer cadets serving in the UOTC who, on average, regularly attended training in February 2009 was 2,356.
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have given permission under exchanges of letters with the United States or otherwise for the stationing of nuclear weapons on vessels within the territorial waters of Diego Garcia. [HL2877]
The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead): We cannot comment on specific deployments or the capabilities of coalition forces' vessels anywhere in the world.
Under the UK/US Exchange of Notes which governs the use of the British Indian Ocean Territory for defence purposes, the stationing of nuclear weapons in the territory would require a joint decision by both Governments.
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish a list of suspended private colleges on the UK Border Agency website to inform prospective foreign students seeking visas for the United Kingdom. [HL2870]
To ask Her Majesty's Government in which United Kingdom diplomatic missions corruption involving (a) United Kingdom personnel, and (b) locally employed staff, has been detected in the issuing of visas for travel or entry to the United Kingdom in each of the past three years; and what steps they are taking to prevent and detect such corruption. [HL2956]
The majority of staff carry out their roles with professionalism and integrity. Any allegations of corruption are thoroughly investigated and the agency takes swift action where it finds members of staff have broken the law. The agency has a dedicated unit of accredited counter-fraud investigators who work in close co-operation with the police and other bodies to deter, to detect and to investigate internal fraud and corruption.
With regard to overseas missions in which corruption has been detected and the steps taken to prevent and detect such corruption, I will write to the noble Lord separately, due to the risk of prejudicing steps taken to detect and prevent corruption.
To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 18 March (WA 234), whether they will ensure that the cost of processing a confirmation of acceptance for studies form to a prospective foreign student seeking a United Kingdom visa is in future covered by the fee charged. [HL3065]
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