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[holding answer 14 July 2005]: Local authorities procure their IT systems through a tendering process and enter into a contract with their chosen IT supplier. Local authorities are then responsible for managing the contract including the quality of the
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product procured and the service provided. Therefore, this is a matter for the chief executive of Coventry city council.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much the (a) Department and (b) non-departmental bodies for which the Department is responsible has spent on advertising in the last three years, broken down by media type. 
Margaret Hodge: The Department's media spend is available for the last three financial years and is set out in the following tables. Spend before this period, and the requested information on advertising spend of the Department's non-departmental public bodies is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
|State pension deferral||||||115,440|||
|Disability Discrimination Act||||1,016,540||885,000||90,000|
|Targeting benefit fraud||1,481,000||1,140,000||4,460,000||2,778,000|
|Council tax benefit||||12,810||660,970|||
|Winter fuel payments||||||514,910|||
|IB reforms pilots||||35,290||70,630|||
|Lone parent leaflet promotion marketing||||||215,740|||
|National vacancy campaign||||||323,500||66,000|
|Second state pension||||||209,180|||
|Pension service awareness||||||906.100|||
|Disability Discrimination Act||||40,290|||||
|Targeting benefit fraud||1,835,000||1,145,000||1,423,000||3,980,000|
|Council tax benefit||||||556,230|||
|Winter fuel payments||||||625,000|||
|IB reforms pilot||||45,090||67,510|||
|Jobcentre plus customer marketing||||||11,860||1,389,000|
|National employer campaign||||||1,158,020|||
|Future pensioners/informed choice||1,576,510||||1,301,440|||
|Second state pension||||||488,700|||
|New deal for musicians||||||32,900|||
|Disability Discrimination Act||||50,060|||||
|Targeting benefit fraud||||35,000|||||
|Winter fuel payments||||||627,450|||
Mr. Plaskitt: The Department for Work and Pensions has a strong record in adopting the Office of Government Commerce's (OGC) policy and best practice initiatives. All the Department's Mission Critical/High and Medium Risk Projects are subject to OGC Gateway Reviews. Disclosure of details relating to the traffic light status awarded by OGC Gateway Reviews would be likely to prejudice both the ability of OGC to examine the effectiveness, efficiency and economy with which Government Departments exercise their functions and also the formulation and development of Government policy.
Mike Wood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much staff time, and at what grade, has been spent at relevant assessment panels and moderating meetings in (a) 200304 and (b) 200405 in relation to his Department's Performance and Development System; how much money has been claimed in travel and subsistence by (i) panel members, (ii) chairs and (iii) human resources staff in each of those years; and what the cost has been of (A) hiring venues and (B) providing refreshments at the meetings in each of those years. 
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many full-time equivalents have worked for the Department for each of the last five financial years for which figures are available. 
Mrs. Dorries: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many young people have been registered for disability allowance in the Mid-Bedfordshire parliamentary constituency in each year since 1997. 
Mrs. McGuire: The administration of disability living allowance is a matter for the chief executive of the disability and carers service, Mr. Terry Moran. He will write to the hon. Member with the information requested.
You asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many young people have been registered for disability living allowance in the Mid-Bedfordshire parliamentary constituency in each year since 1997. The Minister for Disabled People, Anne McGuire MP, promised you a substantive reply from the Chief Executive of the Disability and Carers Service.
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