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The Prime Minister: For these purposes my Office forms part of the Cabinet Office. I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him on 6 December 2005, Official Report, column 1128W by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office (Jim Murphy).
The Prime Minister: The Government has published an annual list of gifts received by Ministers in an official capacity valued at more than £140 since 2001. Copies of the lists are available in the Libraries of the House. The list makes clear which gifts are held by Government Departments.
The Prime Minister: I last met the Canadian Prime Minister, Paul Martin, at the G8 summit at Gleneagles in July. We discussed a wide range of issues including those on the G8 agenda: Africa, climate change and the Middle East Peace Process. For further details I refer my hon. Friend to the No. 10 website.
I also held a video-conference with the Canadian Prime Minister, in my capacity as presidency of the European Union, on 24 November. We discussed a range of issues including the Canada/EU strategic partnership. I refer my hon. Friend to the joint statement made after the conference. This is available on the No. 10 website.
Gregory Barker: To ask the Prime Minister (1) what the value of his ministerial pension is expected to be at the end of (a) November 2005, (b) December 2005 and (c) December 2006; and if he will make a statement; 
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) works to improve the UK's environmental performance, including that of UK business. This is a particularly important theme of DEFRA's strategic priority on sustainable consumption and production.
On the narrower issue of corporate responsibility, we will shortly publish Environmental Key Performance Indicators: Reporting Guidelines for UK Business". These guidelines will assist companies in fulfilling their obligations for an enhanced business review under the EU accounts modernisation directive, and in producing sustainability, corporate responsibility or environmental reports.
DEFRA also promotes robust and credible environmental management systems (EMSs). In September 2005, we published a position statement setting out the qualities of a good EMS, and the steps Government are taking to encourage wider take up of these.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the latest advice being offered by the Department is on separation distances between genetically modified (GM) and non-GM crops. 
Mr. Morley: No GM crops are currently being grown in the UK. We will issue a consultation paper in due course on proposals to manage the co-existence of GM and non-GM crops. This will include proposed separation distances reflecting the latest scientific evidence.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) subject matter and (b) dates were of opinion survey research undertaken by the Department since its inception; if she will place copies of the results of each survey in the Library; which companies were used in conducting the research; and how much each was paid. 
Since inception, Defra's Communications Directorate has commissioned an omnibus tracking survey to measure public awareness of DEFRA, knowledge of its responsibilities and opinions on its performance.
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|February 2002||Taylor Nelson Sofres||42,000|
|April 2004||Taylor Nelson Sofres||14,950|
|October 2005||Taylor Nelson Sofres||26,000|
Mr. Morley: A riparian owner (a landowner with a frontage along a watercourse) is presumed to own the land up to the centre of the watercourse, unless it is known to be owned by others. If the watercourse flows through land where the owner owns both banks, then the presumption will be that that the owner owns the whole of the bed.
The presumption may be displaced by actual proof that the riparian owner does not own the bed. This may occur when the land adjoining the watercourse has been sold without the vendor conveying his part of the bed as a result of an oversight in conveyancing. Sometimes the bed itself may be bought separately from the adjoining land, perhaps to allow access by boat to other land owned by the purchaser. In other cases the ownership of the bed is vested in, for example, the navigation authority by a local Act of Parliament in order to give control over the use of the river.
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs why the Rural Payments Agency's inspection report on the operation of the school milk subsidy scheme on the Isle of Wight has not been published; and if she will place a copy in the Library. 
Jim Knight: The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) is dealing with a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act from the Dairy Products Champion for the south east region, which includes making available the inspection report of the school milk subsidy scheme on the Isle of Wight. The report will be made available in the next few days.
|Site||Area in Stroud constituency (ha)|
|Box Farm Meadows||8.29|
|Bull Cross, The Frith and Juniper Hill||40.51|
|Coaley Wood Quarries||4.96|
|Cotswold Commons and Beechwoods||518.05|
|Easter Park Farm Quarry||0.14|
|Kingscote and Horsley Woods||14.64|
|Range Farm Fields||12.97|
|Rough Bank, Miserden||9.14|
|Upper Severn Estuary||822.35|
|Total area (ha):||2795.50|
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