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Andrew George: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development who from his Department will attend the World Water Forum in Mexico City in March 2006; and what his Department's role will be at the forum. 
The Fourth World Water Forum that is due to be held in Mexico City from 16 to 22 March 2006 will be attended by senior officials from the Department for International Development. DFID will use the forum to re-confirm the main outcomes of the 14th session of the Commission for Sustainable Development and to push for more effective implementation of the work of the UN agencies involved with water and sanitation. The Minister of State for the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), will represent the UK at the high level segment of the forum.
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Martin Horwood: To ask the Solicitor-General 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. 
The Solicitor-General: Detailed information on the use and total cost of consultants for the Law Officers' Departments in the years in question could be ascertained only at disproportionate cost. The following data identifies projects where the Law Officers' Departments have brought in special skills and expertise to provide an independent assessment on significant business areas.
|Crown Prosecution Service|
|Equality and diversity review of CPS||9,143||116,755|||||||||
|Research assessment of how CPS manages diversity issues in the prosecution process||||257,491||346,553||139,553|||||
|Review of governance and communications||||||47,685||16,866|||||
|Value for money assessment of the COMPASS contract||||||||64,085|||||
|Review of internal and external communications||||||||||26,781|||
|Review of the CPS Equality and Diversity Complaints Procedure||||||||||19,153|||
|HM CPS Inspectorate|
|Review of, and provide advice on, HMCPSI's Risk Register||||||||7,500|||||
|Provision of advice on development of service level agreements for support services within HMCPSI||||||||5,422|||||
|Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Service||(1)||(1)||(1)||(1)||(1)|
|Consultancy in support of the Department's pay system||||||||||||8,500|
|Serious Fraud Office|
|Operational effectivenesselectronic presentation of evidence||||||9,000||38,000||40,000||16,000|
|Advice on strategic effectiveness||||||||||26,000||16,000|
|Finance functional review||||||||45,000||6,000|||
|Information technology security||42,000||111,000||12,000||3,000|||||
|Information technology infrastructure||63,000||||82,000||155,000||155,000||293,000|
|Treasury Solicitor's Office|
|Pay and grading, competency framework and job evaluation||45,300||47,383||16,683||4,250|||||
|360 degree feedback||||22,709||13,848|||||||
|Equal pay review||||||19,000||2,000||12,161|||
|Review of business process targets and PRACAMs development||||||93,860|||||||
|Review of costs||||||||||||5,500|
|Legal Secretariat to the Law Officers|
|Financial Management and Human Resources||||||||||9,867|||
|Human Resources and Website development||||||||||||8,418|
Mr. Amess: To ask the Solicitor-General what (a) building and (b) refurbishment projects are planned by his Department in (i) the current and (ii) the next financial year; and what the estimated costs are of each project. 
The Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office was established on 18 April 2005 and has a project underway to refurbish its office accommodation in accordance with the Gower Hammond, Butterfield and HMCPSI reports. The work is due for completion by March 2006 at an estimated cost of £850,000. They have no refurbishment plans for 200607.
The Treasury Solicitor's Office relocated its office in 200506 to accommodation rented from the Civil Aviation Authority, refurbishment of which was undertaken by the CAA. TSol has no other plans for refurbishment in either 200506 or 200607.
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The Legal Secretariat to the Law Officers expects to re-locate its offices in 200607 or 200708 and refurbishment of the new location may be necessary but no decision has yet been made nor any project costs estimated.
Martin Horwood: To ask the Solicitor-General how much the Law Officers Department and its agencies have spent on (a) the design and production of new logos and (b) employing external (i) public relations and (ii) graphic design agencies in each year since 2000, broken down by project. 
The Attorney-General's Office does not sponsor any agencies but the Law Officers
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superintend the Crown Prosecution Service, HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate, the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office, Serious Fraud Office and the Treasury Solicitor's Office.
The CPS has not incurred expenditure on the design and production of new logos. Expenditure has been incurred nationally on graphic design agencies to assist in the production of internal and external communication material about the role and work of the CPS is shown in the following table. Records are not kept centrally on expenditure on external graphic design by CPS areas but it would be minimal.
|Area Annual Reports||20,204||11,999||8,473||15,546||21,080||7,108|
|CPS Annual Report||4,381||(2)6,120||(2)6,433||6,552||9,653||10,123|
|Intranet design work||||80,345||20,562|||||||
|CPS Business Plan||||||||6,392||5,699||7,508|
|'COMPASS' Annual Report||||||||||10,918|||
|Law Scholarship Scheme||||||||||10,340|||
|HR design work||||||||||48,694||4,818|
|'No Witness, No Justice' project||||||||||176||6,033|
|Design of Report covers||2,251|||||
|Design of HMCPSI Annual|
Report 200204 and 200405
RCPO came into being on 18 April 2005 and employed the Central Office of Information to develop its first logo and design corporate material to establish its identity. Final invoices have not yet been received but the budget for all the design and logo work is under £40,000.
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