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Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the total budget was for the Warm Front Grant scheme in the financial years (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c) 2005-06, (d) 2006-07 and (e) 2007-08, broken down by local authority area. 
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Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was spent on the Warm Front scheme in each year since its inception; and what funding has been allocated to the scheme in each of the next three years. 
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Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether spending on the Green Homes Service will be additional to spending on Warm Front; and what budget has been allocated to the service in each of the next three years. 
Mr. Woolas: We will be providing over £100 million in the next three years to the Energy Saving Trust to develop a proactive Green Homes Service, based on a regional network of "one-stop shops". The service will provide advice not only on energy efficiency but also on microgeneration, water efficiency, recycling and greener travel, and easy access to an energy audit and the full range of discounted and free offers available. The funding will be additional to spending on Warm Front.
Mr. Steen: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make available funds from within existing budgets for home owners in Devon to erect electric fences and other measures to repel badgers. 
Derek Wyatt: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Environment Agency on usage of Four Gun Field in Upchurch, Sittingbourne. 
Bill Wiggin: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many staff were based in each of his Department's port offices in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. 
We have not included details of fishery officer staff based in Wales as they transfer to the Welsh Assembly Government on 1 April 2008. Administrative staff based in Wales are already employees of the Welsh Assembly Government.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the environmental benefits of the disposal of bodies via resomation; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Woolas: At present we are unable to give an indication of environmental risk. To do this the companies providing this service would need to supply a detailed analysis of the products from the process and to liaise with the appropriate regulator.
Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the Rural Payments Agency has spent on external consultants in each of the last three years; and what the cost was of each engagement. 
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11. Mr. Swayne: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the recent election results in Iran and their likely impact on UK-Iran relations. 
Dr. Howells: The parliamentary elections in Iran were neither free nor fair. Over a third of all prospective candidates were disqualified by the so-called Guardian Council prior to the elections. The people of Iran were denied their democratic right to choose freely from the full range of political views.
Meg Munn: The Government continue to be deeply concerned by the political situation in Burma. The regimes proposed referendum on a new constitution in May, and elections in 2010, will not bring peace, stability and national reconciliation to Burma. By excluding the opposition and the ethnic groups, the process will entrench division rather than unite Burma. The regime has made no progress towards meeting the demands set out by the UN Security Council in October 2007.
Dr. Howells: Parliamentary and provincial elections took place in Pakistan on 18 February. It was an important opportunity for the people of Pakistan to exercise their democratic voice. The political partiesPakistan Peoples Party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Awami National Partyhave said publicly that they will form a coalition and work together. A new assembly has been called and elections for the speaker took place on 18 March. The announcement of the new Prime Minister is expected soon.
14. Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the US Administration on development of their ballistic missile defence programme in the UK. 
Dr. Howells: I refer the hon. Member to chapter 4, section 4.68 of the recently published National Security Strategy which deals with the United Kingdoms response to the current and emerging security challenges. We already contribute to ballistic missile early warning through the facilities at RAF Fylingdales and RAF Menwith Hill, and we regularly discuss with the US ongoing support.
15. Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many representations he has made since 1 January 2008 to the Government of Israel on Israeli action against the Palestinian community. 
Dr. Howells: The UK makes regular representations to the Government of Israel regarding their actions in the Occupied Palestinian Territories via the UK embassy in Tel Aviv and the Israeli embassy in London. My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has made numerous public statements and personally spoken to members of the Israeli Government, including Foreign Minister Livni and Defence Minister Barak, six times since January 2008 on this issue.
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