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There is no specific guidance on this particular area in relation to secure mental health hospitals. In certain circumstances, treatment can be provided to patients detained under the Mental Health Act without their consent. Such treatment needs to be for their mental disorder, but in some cases that can include treatment for physical health problems where this is related to the mental disorder.

Railways: High-speed Line

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Asked by Lord Dykes

The Secretary of State for Transport (Lord Adonis): Since the creation of High Speed Two, the Department for Transport has received 44 specific written representations with "High Speed Two" or "high speed rail" as a subject heading, from a number of individuals, organisations and companies. In addition, the department receives general correspondence covering many policy areas, including high speed rail. Department officials are also in direct contact with stakeholders regarding this subject.

Railways: Signalling

Question

Asked by Lord Bradshaw

The Secretary of State for Transport (Lord Adonis): The European Rail Traffic Management System is in operation on high speed lines in Spain, Switzerland, Italy and Germany. In Spain alone, more than 1700 km route kilometres have been equipped with the European Rail Traffic Management System. Further implementations are expected in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and France.



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Between 2001 and 2008, the European legislation specifying the European Rail Traffic Management System has been revised several times. The European Rail Traffic Management System on the Cambrian line is fully compliant and can safely be implemented with the specification in place in 2006. However, there is an upgrade path to current specifications.

Railways: Ticketing

Question

Asked by Lord Bradshaw

The Secretary of State for Transport (Lord Adonis): No assessment had been made. The Ticketing and Settlement Agreement, an industry agreement owned and managed by train operators, permits train operators to react to market conditions and create flexible offers with the minimum of administrative burden through its temporary fares provisions.

Regional Spatial Strategies

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Asked by Lord Burnett

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Department for Work and Pensions (Lord McKenzie of Luton): There are eight regional spatial strategies covering England (London has its own strategic plan in the form of the London Plan). Seven out of the eight RSSs have been published as follows:

North East RSS-published 15 July 2008;North West RSS-published 30 September 2008;Yorkshire and Humber RSS-published 21 May 2008;East Midlands RSS-published 27 March 2009;West Midlands Phase 1-published 15 January 2008;East of England-published 12 May 2008;South East-published 6 May 2009;West Midlands RSS-has taken a phased approach to the revision of its RSS, phase 1 has already been published, phase 2 to be published in 2010 and phase 3 in 2011;South West RSS-will be published in 2009; andLondon Plan-further alterations to the London Plan (first published in 2004) were published in February 2008.The mayor will present a draft London Plan to the GLA Assembly in June 2009, which will be the first stage in reviewing the plan, leading to the publication of a revised London Plan in 2011.

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Sir Alan Sugar

Questions

Asked by Baroness Warsi

The Financial Services Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Myners): In the past five years NS&I has spent approximately £13.9 million on advertising and promotion campaigns in which Sir Alan Sugar has featured. This includes national TV, press and online advertising supporting a range of initiatives.

Sir Alan Sugar has publicly stated that the fees he has received from NS&I work have been donated through his charitable trust, and the Great Ormond Street Hospital has been a major beneficiary.

Asked by Baroness Warsi

Lord Myners: Sir Alan will not take part in any further promotional campaigns for NS&I, following his appointment as enterprise champion in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Sir Alan Sugar has publicly stated that the fees he has received from NS&I work have been donated through his charitable trust, and the Great Ormond Street Hospital has been a major beneficiary.

St Andrews Agreement

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Asked by Lord Laird

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon: Significant progress has been made on the implementation of the St Andrews agreement. Discussions between the Northern Ireland parties on those elements of the agreement which relate to the devolution of policing and justice continue. It is for the parties to agree when these powers will devolve.

The Government remain committed to working with the parties to ensure the successful implementation of the St Andrews agreement.



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Sufi Muslim Council

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Asked by Baroness Warsi

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead): The Sufi Muslim Council has not received any funding from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, its agencies or non-departmental public bodies in any of the past five years.


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