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Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether additional Government funding to support a continued role for the Post Office in supplying television licences was discussed with the BBC prior to the decision to end the Post Office's contract to do so. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: No. Post Office Ltd (POL) failed to secure the renewal of the contract to supply television licences following a competitive tender exercise run by the BBC. The decision to award the contract to another network was a commercial one made by the BBC as the television licensing authority looking to the interests of licence fee payers and seeking to achieve value for money with its licence fee income.
Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department will attend the United Nations conference in New York from 26 June to 6 July 2006 to review progress made in the implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects. 
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what guidance the Government have issued to local authority trading standards services on the use of imperial weights and measures. 
Mr. McCartney: DTI provided guidance in 2004 to LACORS, which coordinates advice to the regulatory services of local authorities, on the use of switchable metric/imperial weighing machines. There is no other relevant guidance from Government specifically directed to local authority trading standards services, but DTI has issued more general guidance to the public and private sectors on the use of metric units.
Mr. McCartney: The Government have been and remain fully committed to securing an ambitious, pro-development outcome to the Doha Development Agenda (DDA). In support of this objective, and to press the case for an agreement that facilitates world trade and meets the needs of developing nations, my predecessors were in regular contact with the EU Trade Commissioner, their counterparts in other EU member states, with the Director General of the WTO and with the Trade Ministers of other WTO member countries. They also remained in regular contact with business, NGOs and other interested parties in the UK and internationally, in order to help build a consensus of support for an ambitious outcome to the round. I expect to do the same.
Norman Baker: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what discussions took place between the Oxfordshire coroner and (a) her Department and (b) Lord Hutton before her decision to issue a death certificate for Dr. David Kelly on 18 August 2003. 
Ms Harman: I did not issue a death certificate for Dr. David Kelly. It is the responsibility of the local registrar to issue death certificates or more properly certified copies of entries in the register of deaths.
Sir Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when the Secretary of State will answer the letter dated 10 April from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Ms Nusrat Bibi. 
Tim Farron: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many people have died while their cases were being dealt with by the Court of Protection in each year since 1997 in (a) Westmorland and Lonsdale and (b) England and Wales. 
Ms Harman: The number of people in England and Wales who have died while under the jurisdiction of the Court of Protection pursuant to the proceedings of the Mental Health Act 1983 from 1999 to 2006 are as follows:
The court only holds records for six years following the end of its involvement in the client's case and it is not therefore possible to provide reliable data prior to this period. Neither is it possible to provide this information for clients living in Westmorland and Lonsdale.
2005-06 Crown14.7 per cent. Target 14 per cent.
2005-06 Mags16.1 per cent. Target 16.5 per cent.
2005-06 Crown80.93 per cent. Target 78 per cent.
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