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Shona McIsaac: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many claims for compensation have been paid to former Icelandic trawlermen, since her Department's decision on the post-79 issue; and how many remain to be paid. 
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Nigel Griffiths: Since 26 October 2000, when my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry announced an additional £10 million being made available to former Icelandic trawlermen, 928 claims have been paid.
Shona McIsaac: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many payments have been made to former Icelandic trawlermen; and what the total amount of compensation claims paid is, broken down in each case by port. 
|Current area of residence of claimant||Number of payments||Amount of compensation (£)|
Shona McIsaac: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the impact of the national minimum wage in the (a) Cleethorpes and (b) Grimsby constituency. 
Alan Johnson: Estimates for parliamentary constituencies are not available. Between spring 1998 and 2001, there has been a reduction of around 120,000 in the number of jobs paying less than the national minimum wage rates in Yorks and Humberside.
Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans she has to introduce legislation to require retailers and manufacturers to repair faulty goods within a given time scale; and if she will make a statement. 
Miss Melanie Johnson [holding answer 24 January 2002]: When the Sale of Consumer Goods Directive (1999/44EC) is transposed into UK law later this year, it will give consumers a legal right to repair, carried out within a reasonable time, if goods do not conform to contract.
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and (b) claims paid out by the Export Credits Guarantee Department in the financial years of (i) 200001 and (ii) 200102. 
(17) Provisional to end December 2001
The claims figures relate mostly to business with Indonesia that has been rescheduled and which ECGD expects to recover in the fullness of time. These claims are in respect of business supported before the years indicated.
Mr. Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her answer of 10 December 2001, Official Report, column 671W, on public appointments, if she will list the bodies with the names of those appointed. 
Ms Hewitt: My answer of 10 December gave the number of appointments made between 7 June and 30 November as 167. Details of the bodies to which the appointments were made and the names of the appointees have been placed in the Libraries of the House, together with details of a further 11 who were appointed to the research councils in that period but whose numbers were inadvertently omitted from the original figure of 167. The total number of appointments in the period concerned was in fact 178.
Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her answer of 18 January 2001, Official Report, column 508W, on departmental expenditure, if she will state the calculation by which she reached her answer; and if she will make a statement. 
Ms Hewitt: For each loan refinanced, ECGD calculates the savings generated by the reduction in the guaranteed return paid to the lending banks and the savings generated by using HMG funding as compared to alternative fixed funding over the life of the loan. The figure of £75 million represents the sum of these savings for all cases refinanced in this way up to 31 March 2001.
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The Office of Government Commerce published new guidance on the financial appraisal of suppliers in October 2001. The guidance stresses that while credit ratings are useful indicators they should not be used as a substitute for a more detailed financial examination of prospective suppliers.
Mr. Rendel: To ask the right hon. Member for Berwick- upon-Tweed, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, if the additional costs relating to the transfer of the functions of the Local Government Commission for England to the Electoral Commission will be met in advance of the transfer date of 1 April 2002 provided for in the Local Government Commission for England (Transfer of Functions) Order 2001 (SI2001/ 3962). 
Mr. Beith: In order to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the transfer and to enable the transferring local government boundary review functions, together with the related functions transferring from the Secretary of State for Local Government, Transport and the Regions, to be carried out without interruption, urgent expenditure estimated at £127,000 will be met by repayable advances from the Contingencies Fund.
Fiona Mactaggart: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list, by police authority, the police element of council tax per head for each year since 199596 and the percentage change (a) in each year and (b) for the whole period. 
A table showing the police authority council tax for each year since 199596 per head of population and the percentage change in each year, and for the whole period, has been placed in the House of Commons Library. The figures per head of population include council tax that is met by council tax benefit.
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how he plans to allocate police grant in 200203; and what the final funding allocations for police authorities will be for that year. 
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Mr. Denham: I have today laid before the House the Police Grant Report (England and Wales) 200203 (HC 533). The report sets out my determination for 200203 of the aggregate amount of grants that I propose to pay under section 46(2) of the Police Act 1996, and the amount to be paid to each police authority and to the Greater London Authority for the Metropolitan Police Authority.
|Grant allocations||Transitional grants||Total|
|Avon and Somerset||91,025,174||0||91,025,174|
|City of London||29,843,245||0||29,843,245|
|Devon and Cornwall||94,722,350||0||94,722,350|
|England and Wales||4,004,380,000||1,100,000||4,005,480,000|
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