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(3) what plans he has to remove from the Home Office statistics of scientific procedures on living animals, animals from GM strains which are bred but not otherwise used in regulated procedures; 
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(5) what steps he is taking to encourage his EU counterparts to make development and validation of replacements for animal experiments a priority; 
(6) what steps he is taking to ensure that ethical review processes relating to research using animals have external lay members, whose term of office is time-limited; 
(7) what plans he has to repeal section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in favour of a specific justification for each class of information that needs to be kept confidential; 
(8) what steps he is taking to provide improved statistics on animal suffering pursuant to animal experimentation; 
(9) what steps he is taking to engage in a systematic and visible search for methods involving the reduction, refinement and replacement in toxicology; 
(10) what steps he is taking to enable visiting scientists and students in higher education to carry out work under the licenses of an established licence-holder in research using animals; 
(11) what plans he has to subject the Home Office Inspectorate for the regulation of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 to periodic review by a body other than the Inspectorate itself; 
(12) what plans he has to (a) strengthen the secretariat of the Animal Procedures Committee and (b) separate it from the Home Office regulators; 
(13) what steps he is taking to encourage the Home Office Inspectorate to convene a regular forum to discuss specific scientific and welfare issues related to the use of animals in experiments; 
(14) what steps he is taking to ensure a welfare assessment of new strains of animals used in experiments; 
(15) what steps he is taking to simplify and reduce the length of project licenses involving animal-related research; 
(16) what steps he is taking to promote the adoption of replacements and the incorporation of refinements into animal test guidelines; 
(17) what plans he has to delegate interim authority from his Department to the local ethical review process when approving routine or minor amendments relating to research using animals; 
(18) what steps he is taking to promote the commercial advantages of reduction, refinement and replacement in toxicology; 
(19) what plans he has to make public the substantive details of anonymised project licences, describing the expected benefits of animal-related research and the harms to the animals involved after they have been approved and funded. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: These matters are all the subject of recommendations in the report published on 24 July 2002 by the House of Lords Select Committee on Animals in Scientific Procedures. The report contained a total of seven conclusions and thirty-one recommendations, all
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Mr. Allen: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the Ministers in each Department with responsibility for (a) programmes, (b) policy and (c) legislation which makes specific reference to children and young people under the age of 18, indicating their titles and responsibilities. 
The Prime Minister: Providing opportunities for the welfare and development of children and young people is a priority for Government. We have introduced a range of programmes which include legislation to support children and young people. These are delivered by a number of Ministers across Government. For example, Sure Start and the children's fund in the Department for Education and Skills, children's trusts in the Department for Health, and a range of Home Office initiatives to prevent offending, which include support to parents and families. The Treasury and Department for Work and Pensions also have significant responsibilities affecting children and young people including child support and the children's tax credit.
The children and young people's unit was established in July 2000 as a cross-cutting unit to support Government work across the full 019 age range. The unit reports to John Denham, Minister of State in the Home Office and the Secretary of State for Education
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and Skills. The Chancellor of the Exchequer chairs the Cabinet Committee on children and young people's services.
The Government recently reaffirmed its commitment to addressing the needs of the most vulnerable children by announcing a new ministerial committee, chaired by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, to oversee the development of a Green Paper on children at risk. A Green Paper will be published early next year on the whole issue of children at risk, including how to ensure that they do not take up crime, and their family, mental health and educational problems.
These initiatives are all in addition to mainstream services which cover young people, such as social services, the health service and schools. Other ministerial responsibilities in this area are set out in the XList of Ministerial Responsibilities", copies of which are available from the Vote Office, the Libraries of the House, and the Cabinet Office website: www. cabinet-office.gov.uk/central/index/lmr.htm.
Norman Baker: To ask the Prime Minister what plans are in place to refurbish (a) 10 and (b) 11 Downing street; what the estimated cost will be; and what mechanism exists for public scrutiny of this project. 
The Prime Minister: While there are, currently, no plans to refurbish 10 and 11 Downing street, maintenance and redecoration work across the Downing street estate is part of a continuing programme. No. 10 now, as in the past, is maintained to standards appropriate to its status as a Grade 1 listed building, in consultation with English Heritage and other experts as appropriate. Bills and invoices in connection with such work are subject to audit in line with Treasury requirements.
The Prime Minister: This morning I had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others. In addition to my duties in the House I will have further such meetings later today. I will be travelling to Prague this afternoon to attend the NATO summit.
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