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Mr. Morley: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 21 January 2008, Official Report, columns 1498-99W, on water supply, if he will formally recognise the contribution made by the late Thuli Khambule, South African co-ordinator for the Partners for Water and Sanitation, on the work undertaken on achieving the Millennium Development Goals. 
Mr. Thomas: Thuli Khambule joined the Partners for Water and Sanitation (PAWS) in September 2003 and over the next few years directed much needed support to South African municipalities in their delivery of water and sanitation services, through PAWS and other programmes.
PAWS staff, partners and friends have paid tribute to her guidance, knowledge and dignity in making the South Africa programme a success. The continued work of the PAWS South Africa programme to help improve the lives of poor people will be a fitting tribute to Thuli Khambule.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was paid by his Department to Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries in each financial year since 2000; which contracts were awarded by his Department to Capita Group plc in each year from 2000-01 to the most recent available date; what the cost was of each contract; what penalties for default were imposed in contract provisions; what the length was of each contract; whether the contract was advertised; how many companies applied for the contract; how many were short-listed; what criteria were used for choosing a company; what provision was made for renewal without re-tender in each case; and if he will make a statement. 
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The payments which are not covered by central contracts are set up by departmental divisions using the departmental procurement guidelines. These divisional contracts are set up when their value is less than £10,000.
As the information has been gathered from a number of business areas, provision of details relating to the length of the contracts; whether they were advertised; how many companies applied for each contract; how many companies were short listed for each contract; what criteria were used for choosing a company and what provision was made for renewal without re-tender could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when the Community Safety Unit will complete and publish its evaluation of the Proposals for the Safety of Older People document. 
Paul Goggins: The Northern Ireland Office Community Safety Unit received 29 responses to the consultation on Proposals for the Safety of Older People and is in the process of evaluating these comments. A summary of the responses will be published on the NIO website in mid-March.
Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many persons have been charged in connection with the incident in which two young men were publicly paraded with placards on the Shankill Road, Belfast, on 11 January 2008. 
Paul Goggins: I have been advised by the PSNI that no persons have as yet been arrested or charged in connection with this incident and enquiries into this matter continue. All acts of criminality should be dealt with through the proper authorities and the criminal justice system and I urge anyone with information in relation to this incident to contact the PSNI.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what consultancy contracts his Department issued in each year since 2005; what the (a) value, (b) purpose and (c) contractor was in each case; and whether the consultant's report is publicly available in each case. 
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