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Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff in her Department were employed to deal with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 issues in (a) 2001, (b) 2002, (c) 2003 and (d) 2004; and how many staff are budgeted to deal with Freedom of Information Act 2000 issues in (i) 2005 and (ii) 2006. 
No additional staffing were deployed on Freedom of Information work in 2001 and 2002. For 2003, one whole-time equivalent was deployed with this increasing to 1.5 whole-time equivalent for 2005. This
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level is expected to continue through 2005 and 2006. This is supported by a local support network made up of existing staff
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what methodology was used in MORI's Survey of Live Music Staged in England and Wales in 200304 commissioned by her Department, with particular reference to the Minister for Sport's conclusion that an estimated 1.7 million gigs had been staged in the past year in bars, clubs and restaurants whose main business was not putting on live music. 
For the sample, categories of venues were selected that did not appear to be reliant upon live music provision for their existence. MORI arrived at their estimate of 1.7 million live music events by calculating the average number of events being staged at each venue type in the sample, and then multiplying this figure by the total estimated number of venues in each category within England and Wales. Venues sampled were asked how many live events they had staged in the past 12 months, and were offered a series of ranges to choose from (e.g. 810,1120, 2131, 3240, 40+). To calculate an average, MORI sensibly took the mid point for each range on the assumption that, on a normal distribution, they would expect roughly an equal proportion to fall above and below this.
For respondents who said that their venue had staged 40+ live events over the past 12 months, MORI assumed an average of 60 live events each yeara realistic, if perhaps slightly conservative, estimate given that the number of such events each year could range between 41 and 150 (given three live music nights a week). In the unlikely scenario that all venues in the 41+ category only staged 41 live events in the past year, MORI calculated that the estimated number of live music events would be 1.3 million.
Mr. George Osborne: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many items of electrical equipment were used by her Department in the last year for which figures are available, broken down by (a) cost and (b) number of each type of item. 
Mr. George Osborne: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many staff in the Cabinet Office have (a) received official warnings and (b) faced disciplinary procedures following breaches of IT policy in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Miliband: The number of Cabinet Office staff who faced disciplinary procedures following breaches of Information Technology (IT) policy in the years 1998 to 2004 inclusive are shown in the table. All these staff received an official warning. Data for 1997 is not available.
|Number of staff who faced disciplinary procedures|
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the most recent representations are which he has made directly to the Burmese military regime regarding atrocities by the Burmese military against the (a) Karen, (b) Karenni and (c) Shan people. 
I met the Burmese ambassador on 29 November and pressed for political reform in Burma, full respect for human rights and for all groups in Burma, including ethnic nationalities, to play a full part in national reconciliation.
David Burnside: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with (a) the Government of Colombia and (b) the Government of the Irish Republic on assisting in returning to Colombia the IRA/Sinn Fein members convicted there. 
Mr. George Osborne: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the Department spent on lawyers in each year since 1997; how many (a) actions, (b) settlements and (c) court cases there were in each year and what the costs of each settlement were. 
|Financial year||Cases worked on in year||Total (£)|
|Awarded against FCO||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Awarded against applicants||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Total cost per year||10,000.00||2,000.00||40,265.54||108,243.74||94,994.05||56,622.71||24,469.63|
This answer is limited to cases handled by Treasury Solicitors, this being the only readily available information. There are no centrally maintained records for payments for other legal services obtained by various parts of the Office. Information on the costs of these services could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. George Osborne: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost of travel within the UK for the Department was in each year since 1997; and how much of this was spent on (a) hire cars, (b) helicopter hire, (c) hotel accommodation and (d) subsistence. 
Mr. George Osborne: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many overseas trips, and at what total cost, have been made by his Department in each year since 1997; and what the costs of (a) flights, (b) internal travel, (c) hotel accommodation and (d) subsistence were of each trip. 
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