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We are ensuring that the smart meter rollout acts as an enabler to smart grids and are developing potential policy options to ensure the electricity infrastructure can meet future challenges in light of the Energy Market Assessment and the initial findings of the 2050 road map analysis. DECC also issued a press notice on Friday 26 March announcing the winning projects in the smart grids capital grants programme under the Low Carbon Innovation Fund.
Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the cost to the public purse has been of the establishment of the National Skills Academy for Nuclear to date; and what the Academy's annual operating budget is. 
Mr. Kidney: The cost of running and setting up the National Skills Academy for Nuclear for three years to 31 December 2010 is £6.6 million. Of this, £3.75 million came from the public sector-the Learning and Skills Council.
The annual running cost of the academy in 2010 will be around £1.5 million. Of this, £311,000 will come from the Learning and Skills Council and the rest from employer/provider contributions and other revenue sources.
In line with the Government policy, Skills Academies are required to move to a wholly industry funded model within three years. The National Skills Academy for Nuclear should be self financing by the three year deadline in December 2010.
Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will break down by budget line the funds allocated to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority for the development of a geological disposal facility for highly radioactive nuclear waste for the financial years 2010-15. 
Mr. Kidney [holding answer 25 March 2010]: The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority is responsible for allocating its total funding between its activities. The NDA's budget for its Radioactive Waste Management Directorate for 2010-11 is £19 million. The NDA budget from 2011 onwards has yet to be determined.
Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much funding has been (a) allocated to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority for the development of a geological disposal facility for high level radioactive waste and (b) requested by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority for the same purpose for the financial years 2010-15. 
[holding answer 25 March 2010]: The 2007 comprehensive spending review (CSR07) settlement provided the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) with £1.7 billion direct Government funding for 2010-11. Together with its projected commercial income total funding will be around £2.9 billion. The NDA is responsible for allocating funding between its activities and allocated £19 million to its radioactive waste management directorate,
which has responsibility for implementing geological disposal, for 2010-11. The NDA budget from 2011 onwards has yet to be determined.
Tom Levitt: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will bring forward proposals to require all employees of energy companies who enter domestic properties to carry a personal carbon monoxide alarm. 
The Government have no plans at present to bring forward proposals in this area. The HSE is aware though that an energy supply company has provided its employees with personal carbon monoxide alarms and that they have been sharing their experience with other companies. HSE will continue to encourage this exchange of information on the practicalities of the use of different types of equipment in order to identify best working practices. HSE has also provided support to a scheme where personal carbon monoxide alarms are used by community-based services.
Martin Horwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many times the UK-Indonesia Working Group on Environment and Climate Change announced in Poznan in December 2008 has met; what the membership of the working group is; and what the outcomes of the working group have been to date. 
The core members of the working group are DECC, DEFRA and the Indonesian Ministry of Environment as the co-signatories of the Memorandum of Understanding. Representatives from other Government Departments and agencies from both the UK and Indonesia participate in meetings as appropriate.
Outcomes of the working group to date include the exchange of information on the EU renewable energy directive; carbon capture and storage; sustainable palm oil; and forestry and land use issues. Under the bilateral agreement between the UK and Indonesia the UK also funded two Indonesian negotiators' attendance at the June 2009 UNFCCC Intersessional and COP 15 in Copenhagen. In March this year we hosted a two-week placement for an Indonesian Government official at DECC and DEFRA.
Mr. Chope: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what criteria were used to select hon. Members to serve on the advisory body on the proposed day nursery at 1 Parliament street; which hon. Members were appointed to the advisory body; and if the Commission will publish the advisory body's advice. 
Nick Harvey: The Commission decided in December 2009 that there should be an advisory panel of Members for the nursery project. Mr. Speaker wrote to three Members in February to ask them to serve on the panel. The criteria in asking those Members to serve were that the panel should be small, that each of the three largest parties in the House should be represented, that the panel should otherwise be as representative of the House as a whole as possible, and that panel members should be broadly supportive of the project. The right hon. Member for Ross, Skye and Lochaber (Mr. Kennedy), the hon. Member for Epping Forest (Mrs. Laing) and my hon. Friend the Member for Newport, East (Jessica Morden) agreed to be members of the panel. The panel will convey its views informally to the Commission through the project board rather than in a form suitable for publication.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 24 February 2010, Official Report, column 563W, on Members: email, if the House of Commons Commission will take steps to allow hon. Members to list their Public PGP Key on the parliament.uk website by their entry and contact details. 
Mr. Chope: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what the estimated gross loss of income to the Refreshment Department is in 2010-11 arising from the closure of its facilities at 1 Parliament street. 
Nick Harvey: It is estimated that the income (i.e. sales excluding VAT) from the facilities being closed in 1 Parliament street would have been approximately £225,000 in 2010-11. However, this reduction in receipts in 1 Parliament street is expected to be offset to a significant extent by an expected increase in receipts in other venues, such as Moncrieff's and the private dining rooms in the Palace. On the basis of historical figures, Bellamy's bar would be expected to make an operating loss in the region of £10,000 in 2010-11, while the Astor Suite would be expected to contribute an operating surplus of some £80,000. These figures, however, do not take into account the costs of accommodation or equipment.
Mr. Chope: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer of 23 March 2010, Official Report, column 170W, on nurseries, on what date the nursery is planned to start operating; and on what date it would have been likely to open if the matter had been referred to the Finance and Services Committee. 
Nick Harvey: It is planned that the nursery will begin operating in September 2010, but the precise date has yet to be determined. It is not possible to give an exact answer to the second part of the hon. Gentleman's question, but the Commission decided to move ahead in order to achieve the opening date in September without further delay.
Mr. Chope: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what categories of costs will be included in the calculation of the full running cost of the nursery facility at 1 Parliament street, to be recovered from users under the terms of the Commission's decision of 14 December 2009. 
Mr. Chope: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission when staff working on the site proposed to be used for a day nursery in 1 Parliament street will be informed about arrangements for their redeployment. 
Nick Harvey: Catering staff working at 1 Parliament street were told by the Director of Catering Services on 16 December 2009 about the Commission's decision to convert Bellamy's Bar, the Club Room and the Astor Suite into a day nursery. Since then affected staff have had one-to-one consultations with managers to discuss options for their redeployment and the trade unions have been kept informed of proposals. Subject to their acceptance of their proposed redeployment, formal letters notifying staff of their new duties will be issued shortly.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer of 15 December 2009, Official Report, column 953W, on security, what the private security firm was; and how much has been paid to that firm. 
Mr. Chope: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer of 23 March 2010, Official Report, column 171W, on the Speaker's adviser, for what reason the financial implications of creating a new post of special adviser to the Speaker were not (a) discussed by the House of Commons Commission and (b) referred to the Finance and Services Committee. 
Nick Harvey: The question of personal support staff for Mr. Speaker is a matter for him. No additional financial authority was required for the appointment of a special adviser as the costs are being met within existing budgets.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average (a) one-year and (b) five-year survival rates for people diagnosed with (i) melanoma, (ii) prostate cancer and (iii) breast cancer has been in each of the last 10 years. 
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the average (a) one year and (b) five year survival rates for people diagnosed with (i) melanoma, (ii) prostate cancer and (iii) breast cancer has been in each of the last 10 years. 
ONS does not publish site-specific cancer survival figures by single year of diagnosis. For statistical reliability, figures are published for three- to five-year periods, to avoid over-interpretation of random year on year fluctuations.
The latest one- and five-year survival rates available for (i) melanoma, (ii) prostate and (iii) breast cancer arc for persons diagnosed in 2001-2006 and followed up to 2007. These figures arc presented below (Table 1), with figures for each preceding period back to 1998-2001 with follow-up to 2003.
|Table 1: One- and five-year age-standardised( 1) relative cancer survival rates (percentage)( 2) , for melanoma, prostate and breast cancer, adult patients( 3) , England and Wales( 4) , and England( 5)|
|Cancer||One-year relative survival (percentage)||Five-year relative survival (percentage)|
|(1) As cancer survival varies with the age at diagnosis, the relative rates for all ages (15-99) have been age-standardised to control for changes in the age profile of cancer patients over time, thus making them comparable with previously published figures|
(2) Melanoma is defined by code C43, prostate cancer is defined as C61 and breast cancer is defined as C50 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth edition (ICD-10).
(3) Adult patients aged 15-99.
(4) Survival rates for patients diagnosed in England and Wales are calculated up to the period 1999-2003 with follow-up to 2004.
(5) Survival rates for patients diagnosed in England are available from 2002-2004, with follow-up to 2005.
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