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Written answers

Friday, 19 June 2009

  • Cabinet Office

    • Charities: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment she has made of the effects of the recession on animal welfare charities.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of letters to his Department from hon. Members' parliamentary offices were answered within 30 days of the date of...

    • Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much (a) electricity and (b) gas was used on his Department's and its predecessor's estate in each year from 2004-05 to 2008-09.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on eligibility criteria for the education maintenance allowance; and if he...

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools he visited on official business in the last 12 months.

      Schools: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how much funding he has budgeted for the rebuilding of school buildings in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each of the...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the (a) capital and (b) operating costs of the FiReControl centre in (i) Durham, (ii) Warrington,...

    • Homes and Communities Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people are employed by the (a) Homes and Communities Agency and (b) Tenant Services Authority.

      Homes and Communities Agency: Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many offices are operated by the (a) Homes and Communities Agency and (b) Tenant Services Authority; and where each office...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes have been purchased under (a) HomeBuy Direct, (b) OwnHome, (c) OpenMarket HomeBuy, (d) the First-Time Buyers...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2009, Official Report, column 996W, on housing: low incomes, what the average price of a...

      Preventing Violent Extremism Pathfinder Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which projects received funding from each regional Government office through the Preventing Violent Extremism Pathfinder Fund in...

      Regional Planning and Development: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to publish the Regional Spatial Strategy for the South West; and what the reason is for the time taken to publish...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he plans to publish his Department's strategy for library services; and if he will make a statement.

    • Theatre: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent estimate his Department made of the take-up rate of tickets under the free theatre initiative.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many improvised explosive device attacks there have been on British forces in Afghanistan in each month since January 2008. [Official Report, 23...

    • Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence who was responsible for processing the pension payments to service personnel from the Royal Irish Regiment who received overpayment through the Special...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent on energy efficiency measures for his Department's estate in each year from 2004 to 2009; what assessment has been made of the...

      Gurkhas: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what reports he has received on the provisions made for the Gurkha Pension Scheme in the Sixth Indian Pay Code; and if he will make a statement.

      Gurkhas: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost of up-rating the future pensions of Gurkha ex-servicemen who retired prior to 1 July 1997 to the amount received by...

      Gurkhas: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information his Department has on the number of Gurkhas who left the Brigade prior to 1997 and who (a) live in poverty in Nepal and (b) receive...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Elections: Local Government

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission pursuant to the answer of 3 June 2009, Official Report, column 477W, on elections:...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Cabinet: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) how many (a) special advisers and (b) officials of his Department accompanied him to Glasgow for the Cabinet meeting on 16...

    • Demos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has any contracts with the think-tank Demos.

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of progress on meeting the commitments under the Energy Charter Protocol on Energy Efficiency and Related...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of progress in eradicating fuel poverty in vulnerable households by 2010.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assistance is being provided by his Department for people who, due to age or illness, require fuel assistance for heating other...

      Street Lighting: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will discuss with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government the potential effects of a reduction in levels of...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the average time has been between the payment of a top-up fee and the completion of installation work in cases where Warm Front...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proposals for wind farms in (a) the Thames estuary and (b) the English Channel his Department is considering; and if he will...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects the payment by EU member states of single farm payments based on historic production levels to end.

    • Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make it his policy to provide a service for the collection and disposal of badger carcases found (a) on land...

      Bees: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which (a) organisations and (b) individuals were consulted during the development of his Department's bee health research...

      Bees: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of Government funding for research related to the honey bee was allocated to (a) the National Bee Unit and...

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make it his policy to provide assistance to dairy farmers financially affected by the taking into receivership of...

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to assist farmers affected by Dairy Farmers of Britain being taken into receivership.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will seek derogations to enable inshore fishermen to continue fishing when their fish merchants are unable to report...

      Litter Abatement Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many litter abatement notices have been issued by each local authority in each of the last five years.

      Newts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his most recent estimate is of the UK population of (a) great crested newts, (b) each other endangered species of newt...

      Water Charges: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what effect he expects the guidance he plans to issue to Ofwat on charges to voluntary, religious and sporting not-for-profit...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Bermudan Government has held discussions with the Government of the United States on plans to accept further former...

    • BBC External Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has spent on the BBC World Service in each of the last five years.

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Swedish counterpart on the closure of the Office of the High Representative in...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the volume of carbon dioxide emissions from offices in his Department in (a) 2006-07 and (b)...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the volume of carbon dioxide emissions arising from road-based transport used for administrative...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much (a) electricity and (b) gas was used (i) on his Department's estate and (ii) by his Department's agencies in each...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much was spent on energy efficiency measures for his Department's estate in each year from 2004 to 2009; what assessment has...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the energy consumed per full-time equivalent member of staff in his Department in (a) 2006-07 and...

      Departmental Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the amount of waste arising from his Department in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08 (i) in total and...

      Departmental Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of water consumption on his Department's office estate in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07, (i) in total...

      Gibraltar: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the inclusion of Gibraltar on the UN's list of territories in the process of decolonisation.

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contacts (a) his Department and (b) HM Ambassador to Lebanon plan to have with members of Hezbollah's political wing.

      Peru: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on recent incidents of violence in Peru which resulted in the deaths of 54 people from indigenous...

      Peru: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the government of Peru on the establishment of an independent investigation into the recent...

      Sri Lanka: EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to seek an end to the preferred trading arrangements which exist between the EU and Sri Lanka.

  • Health

    • Accidents: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children were admitted to hospital as a result of an accident in school in each month of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

    • Cancer: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department plans to spend on increasing awareness of cancers affecting men; and if he will make a statement.

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the NHS bowel cancer screening programme; and if he will assess the merits of extending it to people...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much (a) electricity and (b) gas was used (i) on his Department's estate and (ii) by his Department's agencies in each year from 2004-05 to 2008-09.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on energy efficiency measures for his Department's estate in each year from 2004 to 2009; what assessment has been made of the...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) full terms of reference are and (b) membership is of the health taskforce to spot signs of violence against women announced on 14 May 2009.

      Malnutrition: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken to promote incentives for nutritional screening in (a) payment by results and (b) community tariff payments in...

      Measles: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of children aged six years and under in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point have been inoculated against measles.

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many midwifery training places were commissioned for the 2008-09 academic year.

      MRSA: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of MRSA infection in Milton Keynes have been reported to his Department in each year since 1997.

      Nutrition: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the National Patient Safety Agency is taking to improve (a) patient nutrition and (b) reporting of nutrition-related incidents involving patients.

      Nutrition: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of GPs who screen patients upon their first registration in line with the recommendations of the...

      Nutrition: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions his Department has had with the UK Commission for Employment and Skills on inclusion of nutrition-related training in (a) undergraduate...

      Strokes: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of stroke there were in (a) males and (b) females in each age group in Milton Keynes in each year since 1999.

      Tranquillisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 18 May 2009, Official Report, columns 1229-30W, on tranquillisers, what measures his Department intends to take to reduce the...

      Tranquillisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what results from prescribed medication withdrawal treatments have been reported by the NHS in respect of treatments provided by (a) David McKeown,...

  • Home Department

    • DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding his Department has allocated in respect of the (a) capital and (b) running costs of the national DNA database.

    • Forensic Science Service: Chorley

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 8 June 2009, Official Report, columns 21-22WS, on the Forensic Science Service, what...

      Forensic Science Service: Chorley

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 8 June 2009, Officia l Report, columns 21-22WS, on the Forensic Science Service, what...

      Fraud: Forgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reported instances of (a) fraud and (b) forgery there have been in each year since 1997.

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department is taking to tackle child trafficking in the UK.

      Racially Aggravated Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many racially-motivated crimes were recorded in each police force area in (a) each year from 1997-98 to 2002-03 and (b) 2008-09.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Members: Allowances

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what terms of reference have been set for the audit of previously submitted and paid expenses claims by hon....

  • Justice

    • Demos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what (a) private meetings and (b) public engagements Ministers in his Department have attended at which representatives from the think-tank Demos were...

    • Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent on energy efficiency measures for his Department's and its predecessor's estate in each year from 2004 to 2009; what assessment has...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which official is responsible for the energy efficiency of his Department's estate.

      HM Courts Service: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what financial settlement was reached with the former Chief Executive of HM Courts Service at the end of his tenure.

      Police Custody: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many juveniles were taken to court for an appearance pending trial from police cells in the last year for which figures are available.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners were in a cell intended for (a) one and (b) two fewer people than were in the cell in 2008-09.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offences committed within one year of release by former prisoners of each prison cohort since 2000 were not (a) identified as incidents of...

      Shoplifting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent guidance his Department has issued to the courts in relation to the handling of trials for shoplifting offences.

  • Olympics

    • Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what her latest estimate is of the cost of hosting the London 2012 Olympics (a) gymnastics, (b) wheelchair basketball and (c) basketball events at North...

    • Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what her latest estimate is of the cost of hosting the London 2012 Olympics (a) badminton, (b) rhythmic gymnastics and (c) volleyball events at North...

  • Prime Minister

    • Clergy: Public Appointments

      To ask the Prime Minister when he received recommendations from the diocese of Hereford for the appointment to the position of Bishop of Ludlow.

    • National Security

      To ask the Prime Minister what progress has been made on the establishment of a joint committee on the national security strategy.

  • Solicitor-General

    • Sentencing: Appeals

      To ask the Solicitor-General if the Attorney-General will refer the sentences passed on those responsible for the murder of Ben Kinsella to the Court of Appeal for a review of the minimum term to...

    • Witnesses

      To ask the Solicitor-General what compensation for loss of earnings HM Courts Service offers to witnesses in court proceedings who attend court on days when the cases in which they are due to...

      Witnesses

      To ask the Solicitor-General when the rates for (a) expenses and (b) allowances payable to witnesses appearing in court proceedings were last set; how the rates are determined; and how often...

  • Transport

    • Driving Tests: Motorcycles

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Montgomeryshire (Lembit Öpik) of 1 June 2009, Official Report, column 12W, on driving...

    • Ports

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the average time taken to approve a harbour variation order was in the last five years.

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Public Consultation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish a progress report on his consultation on a code of conduct for banks; which organisations and companies (a) have been and (b) will be...

    • Child Trust Fund: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many child trust vouchers have been issued to residents in Milton Keynes North East constituency; how many accounts have been opened by residents of the...

      Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent estimate is of the total amount of household debt in the UK.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much (a) electricity and (b) gas was used (i) on his Department's estate and (ii) by his Department's agencies in each year from 2004-05 to...

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many press officers were employed by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies, (c) HM Revenue and Customs and (d) the Valuation Office Agency in each of...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to ensure the early publication of the Chadwick Review into payment of compensation to policy holders who lost money in the collapse...

      Immigration: Gurkhas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect on public expenditure of the admission to the UK of 36,000 Gurkhas residents.

      Intestacy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average cost to the public purse was of managing the estate of a person dying intestate without relatives in the latest period for which figures...

      Northern Rock: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to announce (a) the valuation of suspended shares in Northern Rock and (b) arrangements for the compensation for shareholders; and if he...

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons his Department has refused requests for the release of information pertaining to meetings between Lord Myners, staff of his Department and...

  • Wales

    • Annual reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the (a) cost and (b) print run of his Department's annual report for 2009 is; and how many copies his Department has distributed.

    • Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much (a) electricity and (b) gas was used on his Department's estate in each year from 2004-05 to 2008-09.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much was spent on energy efficiency measures for his Department's estate in each year from 2004 to 2009; what assessment has been made of the...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales which official is responsible for the energy efficiency of his Department's estate.

      Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what seminars his Department has conducted for other Government Departments on the devolution settlement in Wales in the last three years; who spoke at...

      Economic Summit Cost

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much each All Wales Economic Summit cost; and who (a) spoke at and (b) attended each summit.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the provision of lawyers employed by his Department to speak at National School of Government...

      Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he plans to publish his Department's revised Welsh language scheme.

  • Women and Equality

    • Government Equalities Office: Market Research

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how much the Government Equalities Office spent on (a) opinion polling, (b) focus groups and (c) other forms of market research in each year since...

    • Rape: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality pursuant to the answer of 16 March 2009, Official Report, column 826W, on rape: victim support schemes, for what reason £200,000 of the £1.1...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Asbestos: Documents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the document retention policies of the Health and Safety Executive are in relation to documents it has collected since 1984 under the...

    • Cabinet: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what car journeys were taken attending the Cabinet meeting in Glasgow on 16 April 2009; (2) what expenditure on (a) travel, (b)...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many notifications her Department made to the Information Commissioner in the year ended 30 April 2009 in respect of the loss or...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department spent on tickets for (a) air and (b) rail travel for (i) Ministers, (ii) special advisers and (iii) civil servants in...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what back to work support will be provided to people claiming employment and support allowance for two years or more.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions she has had with her ministerial colleagues on the prevention of the practices of creaming and parking in relation to work...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many businesses have received the recruitment subsidy element of the six-month offer announced on 12 January 2009 via Jobcentre Plus; how...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on Equitable Life.

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been spent under the Future Jobs Fund.

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will bring forward proposals to make it mandatory for incapacity benefit assessors to take account of the advice of a person's GP during...

      Job Creation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what funding her Department has allocated to the Future Jobs Fund for 2009-10.

      Jobcentre Plus: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many formal complaints were received by Jobcentre Plus in each region in each of the first three quarters of 2008-09.

      Jobcentre Plus: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff were (a) recruited and (b) made redundant by Jobcentre Plus in each region in (i) January and (ii) February 2009.

      Jobcentre Plus: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many personal advisers Jobcentre Plus employed in each region in each of the last 12 months.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she plans to reply to the letter of 10 March 2009 from the right hon. Member for Banff and Buchan.

      New Deal Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) the New Deal for Young people, (b) the New Deal for 25 plus, (c) the New...

      Unemployment: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many former employees of her Department are registered as unemployed at Jobcentre Plus's offices in ( a) the Borough of Wyre, (b) the...

      Welfare Reform Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what safeguards will be put in place to ensure that the provisions of (a) clause 9 of and (b) Schedule 3 to the Welfare Reform Bill are...

  • House of Lords

    • Broadcasting: Digitalisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider additional incentives to accelerate the switch to digital television, including an increase in the number of multiplexes.

    • EU: Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the European Union's Court of Auditors has been able to ratify the European Union's accounts for the past 14 years; and, if not, why the European Union is...

      Sport: Swimming

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport approved the requirement in Sport England's Whole Sports Plan 09—13 Capital Fund which states...

      Sport: Swimming

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made an assessment of the competitiveness and value-for-money of the swimming qualification market.

      Sport: Swimming

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Sport England's Whole Sports Plan 09—13 Capital Fund for Swimming Pool Facility Funding is in line with current United Kingdom and European Union...

      Taxation: Income Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Myners on 11 June (WA 164) concerning their not disclosing details of intergovernmental discussions, when that decision was...

      Treasury: Payments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what payments were made from HM Treasury to (a) Clifford Chance, (b) Freshfields, (c) Slaughter and May, (d) Allen & Overy, and (e) Linklaters in...

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