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Ms Walley: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will list the refurbishment projects that (a) are in progress and (b) will start within the next six months; and what action is being taken to ensure that these will procure certified timber. 
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Eland House, London (DTLR(C)): the use of timber from certified sustainable sources will be included in the specification.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 200203 will be accounted for by staff costs; what the figures were for 200102; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Jamieson: Following the split of the Department between the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Department for Transport, the departmental expenditure limit (DEL) for the Department for Transport has yet to be settled.
Andrew Bennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many officers promoted from Band 6 to Band 5 at the HSE NW regional office, Manchester from January 1998 to December 2001, were successful at promotion panels in open competition; how many unsuccessful candidates were subsequently promoted; and if such promotions are in line with HSE policy and procedures. 
Information on the capital and revenue spending for each English region since 1992 for the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, and its predecessors is not available. Details of identifiable public expenditure outturn by region and function are published in the annual Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses (Cms 2821, 3201, 3601, 3901, 4201, 4601, 5101 and 5401).
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designed by African leaders for the attainment of sustainable development. Our work on the G8 Africa Plan shows our strong support for NePAD and we will seek to build stronger partnerships with those countries which put the NePAD principles into practice.
Mr. Mike O'Brien: Bilateral relations are excellent, with an intensive programme of high-level visits. The Prime Minister is in regular contact with President Putin: they will next meet at the G8 summit on 2526 June. We actively support Putin's programme of reforms, and we have a productive dialogue on the full range of issues.
20. Mr. Salmond: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with Israeli representatives concerning the situation in Israel and Palestine. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: On 12 June my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister discussed with Prime Minister Sharon how to resolve the conflict in the Middle East, and generate confidence in a genuine political process. The Foreign Secretary spoke to Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres on 28 April. I had a discussion with the Israeli Ambassador on 18 June, at which I expressed concern about the situation in the region, and explored ways to restart a political process.
34. Mr. Moore: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has held with European Union Foreign Ministers to co-ordinate their response to the situation in the middle east. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary is in almost constant contact with his European Union colleagues. Most recently, he attended the General Affairs Council in Luxembourg on 17 June, during which European Union Foreign Ministers discussed the situation in the middle east.
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Mr. Mike O'Brien: We remain seriously concerned about the security situation in Pakistan and are appalled by the many incidents of terrorist violence against Pakistani and foreign nationals. The vicious attack on worshippers in an Islamabad church in March and the two recent bombings in Karachi were particularly horrifying. As soon as the news of the latest bombing reached us, I immediately issued a statement expressing our sympathies to the friends and relatives of those killed.
We will continue to urge the Pakistani authorities to sustain their efforts to root out the terrorists and bring them to justice. The threat of war between India and Pakistan has further undermined the security environment in the region. We are encouraged by the recent steps taken by the Pakistani and Indian Governments to defuse tensions and will continue to urge them to move away from confrontation and towards dialogue.
Mr. MacShane: What is happening in Zimbabwe is a man-made tragedy. Zimbabwe's only way back from disaster is through the restoration of the rule of law, an end to political violence, a return to democratic legitimacy, and the adoption of credible economic policies.
Our policy towards Zimbabwe is to sustain an international consensus by working with European, Commonwealth, US, African and other international and democratic friends to help restore democracy, good governance, respect for human rights and the rule of law.
David Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Zimbabwean Government on the future of land owned by British expatriates; and if he will make a statement. 
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Mr. Spring: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what penalties can be imposed on an EU member state which does not enforce the travel ban imposed on members of the Zimbabwean Government. 
Mr. MacShane [holding answer 17 June 2002]: The travel ban is imposed by a Common Position (2002/145/CFSP of 18 February 2002). Under Article 15 of the Treaty on European Union, all member states are obliged to implement Common Positions. All member states have fully implemented and enforced the travel ban so far and we expect them to continue doing so. There are no penalties under the Treaty applicable in these cases.
Mr. Spring: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which EU body oversees the implementation by member states of the travel ban restrictions imposed on the various members of the Zimbabwean Government. 
Mr. MacShane [holding answer 17 June 2002]: The European Union travel ban is imposed by a Common Position (2002/145/CFSP of 18 February 2002). Under Article 15 of the Treaty on European Union, all member states are obliged to implement Common Positions. The responsibility for implementing Common Positions lies with member states.
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