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Alun Michael: The matter raised is the responsibility of the Office of Communications (Ofcom) as independent regulator. Accordingly, my officials have asked the Chief Executive of Ofcom to respond directly to the hon. Member. Copies of the Chief Executive's letter will be placed in the Libraries of the House.
Joan Walley: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many successful prosecutions there have been by trading standards officers under the Property Misdescriptions Act 1991 in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
|As at January to December:|
Mr. Jenkin: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what his Department's latest estimate is of the annual rise of carbon dioxide emissions (a) in the United Kingdom and (b) globally. 
Greenhouse gas inventory estimates published by the Department in March show that carbon dioxide emissions from the United Kingdom decreased by 3 per cent. between 2001 and 2002. Emissions then rose by 2.2 per cent. between 2002 and 2003, and by a further 1.5 per cent. between 2003 and 2004. The 2003 to 2004 estimate is provisional.
The most recent estimates published by the International Energy Agency show that world emissions of carbon dioxide increased by about 2 per cent. between 2001 and 2002. Energy statistics published in the "BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2005" suggest that world emissions have risen faster since 2002, but the detailed analysis needed to quantify percentage changes is in CO 2 is not yet available.
Mr. Marshall: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has held with (a) the Association of British Travel Agents, (b) the Federation of Tour Operators and (c) the Association of Independent Tour Operators regarding the regulatory burden in the travel industry. 
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress was made towards the public service agreement target for apprenticeship starts in 2004/05; and what assessment she has made of whether the target will be met. 
Phil Hope: The Department has a PSA target for at least 28 per cent. of young people to start an Apprenticeship for the first time by age 22 by 2004. Measurement of the target will be based on starts in the 2004/05 academic year. At the end of 2003/04, the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) met its milestone of 24.5 per cent. However, since then, starts have fallen behind profile. The LSC have therefore put in place a range of measures to address this shortfall although it is too early to assess their impact. The target outturn will be reported by December 2005.
Jacqui Smith: Data on bullying are not collected centrally and there is no reliable basis for an estimate of prevalence. Bullying cases appear to be reported more often, now than previously but we have no hard evidence that bullying is increasing or that it is affecting more children. Indeed, as children and young people increasingly feel safe at school to report bullying, and confident that it will be tackled effectively and sensitively, it is likely reporting will rise.
However, any level of bullying is too high and we are determined to help schools tackle the problem. Our guidance pack 'Bullying: Don't Suffer in Silence', the anti-bullying charter and the anti-bullying website www.dfes.gov.uk/bullying offer detailed advice on preventing and addressing bullying. We also offer specific advice to schools on tackling homophobic bullying and are developing advice on racist bullying.
Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total amount of capital costs contributed by sponsors was to each city academy; and what proportion of the total capital costs this represents in each case. 
capital costs (%)
|Capital City Academy||3||12.8|
|City of London (Southwark) Academy||2.1||7.2|
|Djanogly City Academy Nottingham||0||0.0|
|Greig City Academy||2||15.4|
|Mossbourne Community Academy||2||7.1|
|The Academy at Peckham||2||9.1|
|The Business Academy Bexley||2.41||7.7|
|The City Academy, Bristol||2||7.2|
|The King's Academy||2||9.4|
|The Walsall City Academy||2.5||13.9|
|The West London Academy||2||5.4|
|Unity City Academy||2||9.7|
Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of pupils in each city academy are resident (a) in the ward in which the school is situated, (b) in neighbouring wards, (c) elsewhere within the local authority area and (d) outside that local authority. 
|Mossbourne Community Academy||15.1||47.7||95.4||4.6||218|
|City of London Academy (Southwark)||33.5||42.9||92.0||8.0||361|
|The Academy at Peckham||9.3||56.0||89.2||10.8||1,079|
|The Business Academy Bexley||32.8||51.9||72.2||27.8||1,379|
|Capital City Academy||7.6||39.6||85.4||14.6||911|
|West London Academy||45.6||24.7||87.2||12.8||1,129|
|Greig City Academy, Haringey||5.3||14.7||75.0||25.0||712|
|The City Academy Bristol||30.1||45.3||96.1||3.9||1,096|
|Unity City Academy||26.6||69.5||98.5||1.5||1,123|
|The King's Academy||37.1||24.3||96.1||3.9||1,042|
|Djanogly City Academy Nottingham||33.5||22.3||95.6||4.4||1,580|
Mr. Martlew: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what procedures civil servants in her Department follow when deciding on her Department's association with businesses and commercial organisations; and if she will make a statement. 
Maria Eagle: Civil servants in my Department follow the procurement principles set out in Government Accounting and the procurement guidance issued by the Office of Government Commerce which is transposed into departmental policy and guidance. In their professional and personal dealings with commercial organisations my officials adhere to the civil service code in all matters and the Cabinet Office's Guidance to Departments on Sponsorship of Government Activities when dealing with sponsorship issues.
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