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Martin Horwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what mechanisms are in place to assess the effectiveness of consultant-led projects in his Department; what sanctions are available to penalise consultants who run unsuccessful projects; how many projects conducted by consultants were assessed as unsuccessful in each year since 2000; and what sanctions were imposed. 
Mr. Hain: In June 2003 the Wales Office became a separate entity within the Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA). We follow DCA's guidance for the procurement and management of consultancy services. We have not assesses any projects as unsuccessful since 2000.
The Wales Office uses the DCA's standard contract documentation, which sets contract terms including the payment of expenses. Where payment of expenses is considered necessary, these must be based on actuals and in line with civil service travel and subsistence rates.
Martin Horwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list departmental projects conducted by consultants in each year since 2000; what the cost was in each case; and what the total cost of employing consultants was in each year. 
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many (a) consultants and (b) special advisers were employed by his Department in each year since 1997; what the cost of each was in each year; and if he will make a statement. 
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Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what estimate the Valuation Office Agency has made of the number of domestic dwellings that received (a) an external inspection and (b) an internal inspection as part of the council tax revaluation in Wales. 
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales which buildings and sites used by his Department and related agencies (a) have ceased to be used in the last year and (b) will be closed under current plans for relocation. 
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the 10 highest-paid employees in his Department, broken down by (a) job title and (b) salary including bonuses; and whether the individual concerned is (i) a civil servant and (ii) a contractor in each case. 
Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what estimate he has made of the (a) total and (b) net cost of (i) integrating the proposed identity card scheme into his Department's IT systems and (ii) the ongoing operation of the scheme within his Department. 
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much has been spent in each year from 1 May 1997 on ministerial travel, broken down by (a) provision and running costs of vehicular transport, (b) first-class travel by rail, (c) standard class travel by rail, (d) first-class travel by air, (e) club or equivalent class travel by air and (f) economy class travel by air. 
For information on (a) my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Cabinet Office, (Mr. Murphy) has asked Roy Burke, chief executive of the Government Car and Despatch Agency (GCDA) to write to the hon. Member with details of the costs of ministerial vehicles provided to Departments in 200405. Copies of his letter will be placed in the Library.
For information for the financial years 200001 to 200304, I refer the hon. Member to the letters from the chief executive of the GCDA to the hon. Member for Buckingham (John Bercow) dated 10 January 2005. Also, to the then hon. Member for Arundel and South Downs (Howard Flight) dated 13 September 2003. Copies of these letters are available in the Library.
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