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Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on the choose and book system at (a) the Royal Free and (b) Barnet and Chase Farm hospitals; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Bradshaw: Royal Free Hampstead hospital NHS trust is currently live with the choose and book (CAB) system, and offers patients direct booking. Barnet and Chase Farm hospitals NHS trust is also live with the CAB system, and currently offers indirect booking, with direct booking scheduled to commence in spring 2008.
|Number that successfully quit smoking at the four-week follow up|
Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services in England, April 2004 to March 2005
Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services in England, April 2005 to March 2006
Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services in England, April 2006 to March 2007
The numbers are based on those who self-report as having successfully quit smoking at a four-week follow up. This indicates someone that has not smoked at all in the two weeks after their initial quit date.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the impact of the prohibition of smoking in public places on health since its introduction; and if he will make a statement. 
Anne Milton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has conducted on the likely effect changing the BCG vaccination programme to a selective scheme will have on rates of tuberculosis infection in children. 
Dawn Primarolo: The change in BCG vaccination policy was taken following advice from the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). JCVI has considered the scientific and medical evidence, and a statement of its position on BCG vaccination is available at:
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to answer written questions (a) 172430, tabled on 4 December 2007, (b) 169534, tabled on 26 November 2007 and (c) 169605, tabled on 26 November 2007; what the reason for the delay is in each case; and if he will make a statement. 
John McDonnell: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) whether his Department is on course to meet the commitments in the Sustainable Operations on the Government Estate targets (a) to source at least 10 per cent. of its electricity from renewables by 31 March 2008 and (b) to increase recycling to 40 per cent. of its waste by 2010; 
Phil Hope: The Cabinet Office is on track to exceed the commitment in the Sustainable Operations on the Government Estate (SOGE) targets to source at least 10 per cent. of its electricity from renewables by 31 March 2008. The Department is also on target to meet the commitment to recycle 40 per cent. of its waste by 2010.
The Cabinet Office has implemented an environmental management system (EMS) accredited to ISO 14001 environmental standards. The EMS covers the whole of the Departments core central London estate including Downing street.
Due, primarily, to a large increase in the size of the Department since the baseline year, the Cabinet Office did not meet the target to reverse the current upward trend in carbon emissions by April 2007.
The Cabinet Office is committed to meeting the SOGE: climate change and energy targets. As part of this, the Cabinet Office has signed up to the Carbon Trusts Carbon Management programme to improve our energy management practices, identify likely areas for potential energy savings, reduce energy consumption, associated carbon emissions and costs.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 5 December 2007, Official Report, column 1344W, on public participation: incentives, what payment was made to each participant excluding the cost of accommodation and travel. 
Phil Hope: This is a matter for the Charity Commission as the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales. The Commission has told me that it cannot, at this stage, provide a precise timeline for the completion of its inquiry, but that it is currently expected to conclude in the next few months. The Commission will, as is its normal practice, publish a report of its findings after the inquiry is completed, setting out any wider lessons for the charity sector.
Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been spent on each means of communication under the national communications campaign to communicate the benefits of formal childcare in each month since its launch. 
Since the launch of the DCSF national communications campaign to communicate the benefits of formal childcare to low income parents in
March 2007, the following has been spent on each means of communication by month:
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This spend includes costs for several campaign strands, all of which communicate the benefits of formal childcare: the affordable childcare campaign which used direct mail, leaflet distribution, advertising and face to face; the London Childcare Affordability Programme campaign, which used direct mail and leaflet distribution; the targeted campaign to Pakistani and Bangladeshi parents, which launched in December with radio advertising; and PR activity to promote early learning and childcare.
Mr. Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the amount of extra maintenance which might be paid by compliant non-resident parents under the provisions of the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill. 
Mr. Plaskitt: Table 19.5 of the September 2007 Child Support Agency Quarterly Summary of Statistics shows that in the year to April 2007, the CSA collected or arranged through Maintenance Direct £890 million of child maintenance, including the collection of arrears.
In the year to April 2016 the value of child maintenance collected or arranged through the statutory maintenance service is expected to be around £1.3 billion. The reforms are also expected to create an additional 200,000 voluntary arrangements, with an estimated value of maintenance flowing of £250 million.
These figures are based on the current best available evidence base. They are however subject to behavioural uncertainties and depend on the choices that parents make, as well as the decisions that would be made by the Commission and should therefore be treated as indicative only.
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many illegal immigrants have been discovered working for his Department and its agencies in the last year for which figures are available. 
Mrs. McGuire: The number of people employed in the Department appear in civil service statistics collected and published by the Office for National Statistics. The most recent publication is for the year to 30 September 2006. Table H of the publication presents permanent employees by Department, responsibility level, ethnic origin and gender.
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