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Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on (a) male and (b) female recipients of (i) the basic state pension, (ii) SERPS and (iii) pension credit in the Ribble Valley in the last year for which figures are available. 
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Sarah Teather: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many civil servants were (a) suspended and (b) dismissed from employment in the Office in each year since 2001 for gross professional misconduct. 
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Sarah Teather: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many civil servants were (a) suspended and (b) dismissed from employment in the Office in each year since 2001 under suspicion of having breached the Official Secrets Act 1989. 
Tony Baldry: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether Ministers in the Cabinet Office have issued written instructions to override his Department's accounting officer's objections since 1997. 
Dr. Julian Lewis: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what inquiries he has made into payments made to the right hon. Member for Darlington (Mr. Milburn) by companies involved in major commercial deals with the NHS; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) what inquiries he has made into payments made to the right hon. Member for Sheffield, Brightside (Mr. Blunkett) for speeches and consultancy services, by a firm which has been involved in major commercial dealings with the Department for Education and Skills; and if he will make a statement. 
Chris Grayling: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will list the official residences for which his Department is responsible; who occupies each one; what the annual cost is of running each property; what contribution the occupants of each made towards running costs; what the total capital and refurbishment expenditure has been on those properties in each of the past five years; how much money was spent in each property on (a) flowers and plants, (b) wine and entertaining, (c) food, (d) telephone bills and (e) electricity and gas in 200304; how many (i) domestic and (ii) maintenance staff are employed at each property, broken down by post; and what the total cost of staff employment was in 200304. 
Mr. Miliband: With regards to which residences the Department is responsible for and who occupies them, I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him on 20 January 2005, Official Report, column 1037W, by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister.
On general running and refurbishment/maintenance costs in each of the last five years, I refer the hon. Member to the answer which my right hon. Friend, the then Minister for the Cabinet Office (Ruth Kelly), gave on 1 November 2004, Official Report, column 129W, to the hon. Member for Hertford and Stortford (Mr. Prisk).
Mr. Hammond: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will list the projects being undertaken by his Department in respect of which information cannot be given in answer to parliamentary questions because of commercial confidentiality. 
Mr. Edward Davey:
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effects on costs of social services of an ageing population; what
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research he has commissioned on the impact of an ageing population on (a) social services and (b) the NHS; and if he will make a statement. 
Dr. Ladyman: The Department commissioned the personal social services research unit (PSSRU) at the London School of Economics to conduct a study of the demand for and cost of long-term care for older people. The research team reported in August 2003. The findings of this research have been published, and are available on the PSSRU's website at www.pssru.ac.uk.
The European Union Economic Policy Committee (EPC) has also made projections of public expenditure on health and long-term social care. The results of its research can be found on the EPC's website at http://europa.eu.int/index en.htm. The EPC projections will be updated later in 2005.
In his report, "Securing our Future Health: Taking a Long Term View", published in April 2002, Sir Derek Wanless indicated that the cost impact of increased life expectancy is likely to be small compared with other cost drivers.
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