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Written Answers — House of Lords: Whitehall: Pavement Works (16 Jul 2008)

Lord Hylton: asked Her Majesty's Government: What will be the total cost, including fees and other expenses, of the pavement works in Whitehall and Great George Street; and when they expect these to be completed.

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Apprenticeships Bill (Draft) (16 Jul 2008)

Baroness Morgan of Drefelin: Today, my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (Ed Balls) and I publish the draft Apprenticeships Bill. In January 2008, World Class Apprenticeships set out plans for achieving our aspirations for the apprenticeships programme. This draft Bill sets out the legislative framework needed to underpin our strategy to increase the number of...

Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: "Housing Challenge" Document (16 Jul 2008)

Caroline Flint: I am today launching a document entitled "Facing the Housing Challenge: Action today, innovation for tomorrow". A copy will be placed in the Library of the House. We know that the vast majority of people aspire to home ownership. This is more than an economic calculation—it represents their hopes and dreams for their families. Across Government, we value and support these aspirations. We...

Written Ministerial Statements — Culture Media and Sport: Society Lottery Limits (16 Jul 2008)

Gerry Sutcliffe: In recent months my Department has received representations from the Lotteries Council and the Hospice Lotteries Association, seeking changes to the regulatory regime for non-commercial society lotteries established by section 99 of the Gambling Act 2005 ("the Act"). Societies under the Act are typically national and local charities, sporting and social clubs that run lottery draws in order...

Written Ministerial Statements — Defence: Defence Equipment and Support (Co-location) (16 Jul 2008)

Bob Ainsworth: On 10 October 2006, Official Report, column 13-14WS, my predecessor announced the formation of Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) and that elements of the new organisation were to be co-located in the Bath/Bristol area. DE&S was established on 1 April 2007 and in March this year a major business improvement programme, PACE (Performance, Agility, Confidence, Efficiency), was launched to...

Written Ministerial Statements — Defence: Midland Medical Accommodation (16 Jul 2008)

Derek Twigg: Ministers have now approved the redevelopment of Whittington Barracks, Lichfield for use by the Defence Medical Services (DMS) and I am today announcing the next steps. The assessment phase of the Midland Medical Accommodation project has been completed. We have concluded that the strategic, operational, economic and personnel benefits of the project will fully justify an investment of around...

Written Ministerial Statements — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: EU Environment Ministers' Meeting (16 Jul 2008)

Hilary Benn: EU Environment Ministers and Energy Ministers, MEPs and representatives from the European Commission attended an informal ministerial meeting in Paris, France, to discuss the 2020 climate-energy package and the international climate negotiations. I attended on 3 July and my hon. Friend the Minister for Energy attended from 4 to 5 July. The first working session, in the presence of...

Written Ministerial Statements — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Carbon Reduction Commitment (16 Jul 2008)

Hilary Benn: The carbon reduction commitment (CRC) is a new emissions trading scheme for large non-energy intensive commercial and public sector organisations. The scheme will place an emissions cap on up to 5,000 large business and public sector organisations responsible for around 14 million tonnes of carbon (MtC) emissions each year. In March this year we published a Government response to our...

Written Ministerial Statements — Health: End of Life Care Stategy (16 Jul 2008)

Alan Johnson: Today the Government have published the end of life care strategy. This is the first time this country will have a long-term, comprehensive strategy for the care of adults at the end of their life. The strategy builds on the progress made over recent years and sets out a range of recommendations to deliver improvements in end of life care. Its aim is to deliver increased choice to all adult...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Department: Magee Review of Criminality Information (16 Jul 2008)

Jacqui Smith: The House will wish to know that Sir Ian Magee's independent review of criminality information is being published today. I am grateful to Sir Ian for his work on the review. He has presented us with a substantial report with wide ranging implications for all organisations which collect information that may be relevant to the prevention, investigation, prosecution, or penalising of crime. This...

Written Ministerial Statements — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Draft Apprenticeships Bill (16 Jul 2008)

John Denham: Today, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families and I publish the draft Apprenticeships Bill. In January 2008, "World Class Apprenticeships" set out plans for achieving our aspirations for the apprenticeships programme. This draft Bill sets out the legislative framework needed to underpin our strategy to increase the number of apprenticeship places and...


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