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The Prime Minister:
All special advisers are employed on contracts based on the Model Contract for Special Advisers. There is a provision in No. 10 for up to three special advisers to have executive powers. This would be reflected in their contract.
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Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a copy of the research study conducted by MORI for the Audit Commission entitled Awareness of Comprehensive Performance Assessment among the general public published in December 2002. 
Mr. Raynsford: MORI conducted the survey entitled 'Awareness of Comprehensive Performance Assessment among the general public' on behalf of the Audit Commission. I have asked the Chief Executive of the Audit Commission to write to the hon. Member. Copies of his letter will be made available in the Libraries of both Houses.
In 2002 MORI conducted a survey on our behalf entitled Awareness of Comprehensive Performance Assessment among the general public. The report was not made public, but I am pleased to enclose a copy for your use.
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|Average area council tax (two adults)|
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Yvette Cooper: The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister was formed in May 2002. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister uses the Government procurement card (GPC) and corporate card. To date the total number of cards currently held by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is 220 of which 188 are GPC and 32 are corporate cards.
In 200506 expenditure of £3,103,000 is planned. Of this £1,305,000 is to be spent on the Government offices and £440,000 on the Fire Service College. The planned spend on the offices of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister includes costs involved in re-planning parts of its accommodation to improve the occupational space density.
For information on previous years' expenditure I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State (Phil Hope) on 11 November 2004, Official Report, columns 84243W.
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|Yorkshire and the Humber||457||3,160|
|East of England||233||2,420|
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the cost of (a) district audit and (b) district auditors in England in the current financial year; and whether this is included in the Audit Commission's annual expenditure. 
District Audit was amalgamated with the Audit Commission Inspection Service in November 2002. The costs of this combined activity identified in 200405 are £95.8 million for England and £13 million for Wales and are shown in our accounts. Allocating these costs between audit and inspection services would result in audit costs of £77.3 million for England and £10 million for Wales. These figures exclude support and management costs which are accounted for centrally. They also exclude the costs of audits conducted by the private firms appointed by us to audit around 30 per cent. of local authority and NHS bodies.
District Auditor is a grade of staff employed within the Audit Commission. The total cost, including all on costs but again excluding support and management costs, for this grade of staff for 200405 is £6.6 million.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will publish in full the recent business case undertaken on behalf of his Department for proposals to abolish individual fire and rescue control centres. 
Mr. Hammond: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many fire appliances are proposed to be redeployed at night time away from their day time deployments under the draft Integrated Risk Management Plan documents published by fire and rescue authorities in England. 
Mr. Raynsford: Examination of all Integrated Risk Management Plans has yet to be undertaken. Of those seen to date, none contain proposals to redeploy appliances at night time away from their day time locations.
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