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The Prime Minister: The information is not available in the manner requested. The number of letters and cards I receive varies significantly from week to week. I receive about 500,000 items of post per year, and my office works hard to deal with them as efficiently as possible.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the (a) conferences, (b) seminars, (c) workshops, (d) exhibitions and (e) press conferences which have been sponsored by his Department and which took place on non-departmental premises in each of the last four years, giving the title, purpose, date and cost of each. 
The Prime Minister: My office supported "Building Bridges", a Christian-Muslim seminar held at Lambeth Palace on 1718 January 2002, hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. We provided approximately £7,000 towards the cost of the seminar.
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer of 14 February 2002, Official Report, column 611W, on British companies, when and by what means his letter to the Prime Minister of Romania regarding Sidex came into the public domain; if he will place a copy in the Library; if a copy of it was sent to Sidex; how many letters he has written in the last 12 months to foreign Governments (a) in advance of and (b) following British companies winning contracts abroad; and what his criteria are for deciding whether to support British companies seeking contacts abroad by means of contracts with foreign Governments. 
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Mr. Collins: To ask the Prime Minister on how many occasions members of the Policy Directorate have travelled overseas on official business since 7 June 2001; and if he will list the (a) destination and (b) total cost, including the (i) travel, (ii) accommodation and (iii) subsistence allowance for each occasion. 
The Prime Minister: Since 7 June 2001, members of the Policy Directorate have travelled overseas on official business on 13 occasions. The average cost of official travel was approximately £1,000 per visit.
Mr. Collins: To ask the Prime Minister on how many occasions his (a) Chief of Staff and (b) Director of Communications and Strategy have formed part of the official party accompanying him on overseas visits since 1 May 1997; and if he will list the (a) destination and (b) total cost, including (i) travel, (ii) accommodation and (iii) subsistence allowance on each occasion. 
The Prime Minister: Since 1 May 1997, my Chief of Staff has accompanied me on 35 official overseas visits and my Director of Communications has accompanied me on 77 official overseas visits. All visits have been made in accordance with the rules set out in the Civil Service Management Code. These arrangements follow the practice of successive Administrations.
Information on the total travel and accommodation costs is included in the detailed list of Cabinet Ministers' visits overseas and information on expenditure by all Ministers on travel overseas. Lists of overseas visits undertaken by Cabinet Ministers costing more than £500 during the period 2 May 1997 to 31 March 2001 were placed in the Library of the House and published in the Official Report on 17 June 1999, columns 19697W; on 28 July 2000, column 969W; and on 20 July 2001, column 467W. The list for the period 1 April 2001 to 31 March 2002 will be published as soon as possible after the end of the current financial year.
Norman Baker: To ask the Prime Minister how many (a) civil servants and (b) special advisers were involved in the preparation of background material for his use during Prime Minister's Question Time on Wednesday 13 February; and how many hours were spent by those in each category above on such preparation. 
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The Prime Minister: As far as I am aware I am briefed in the same way as my predecessors were. A senior civil servant is in charge of preparing my briefing for PMQs, and draws on the input of other civil servants and special advisers as they see fit.
Mr. Collins: To ask the Prime Minister (1) what messages relating to LNM Holdings were exchanged between 10 Downing Street and the British Embassy in Bucharest in the 12 months to September 2001; and on what dates; 
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list each occasion since May 1997 when he has sent a personal message to heads of Government with the intention of advancing the commercial interest of British firms. 
The Prime Minister: I refer the hon. Member and my right hon. Friend to the answer I gave the hon. Members for East Carmarthen and Dinefwr (Adam Price) and the hon. Member for Isle of Wight (Mr. Turner) on Thursday 14 February 2002, Official Report, columns 61011W.
Matthew Taylor: To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer of 4 February 2002, Official Report, column 609W, on the energy industry, if he will state the reasons that he does not consider a precedent to be set by the provision of details of ministerial meetings with respect to Enron; and if he will make a statement. 
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I am pleased to note that Airbus have made considerable progress in reducing the number of jobs at risk. This has been due in part to the good working relationship built up between management and the unions within Airbus UK.
11. Dr. Francis: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues and the First Secretary of the National Assembly for Wales about measures to improve the local economy in the steel-making and former steel-making areas of Wales. 
12. Sir Teddy Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the Secretary for Health and Social Services in the National Assembly for Wales, regarding the state of the national health service in Wales. 
14. Mr. Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the First Secretary of the National Assembly for Wales regarding plans to reform the national health service in Wales. 
Mr. Touhig: My right hon. friend the Secretary of State and I have regular meetings with the Assembly First Minister and the Health and Social Services Minister to discuss the NHS and other health matters in Wales.
We have had detailed discussions with regard to the reforms to be taken forward through the NHS Reform and Health Care Professions Bill and the legislation mentioned in the Queens speech which will be drafted to reform the provision of health services in Wales.
Mr. Touhig: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State and I regularly meet with the National Assembly First Minister and the Assembly Health and Social Services Minister to discuss the NHS in Wales.
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