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Lynne Featherstone: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how (a) computers, (b) printers, (c) telephones and (d) office furniture no longer required by the House Estate are disposed of; how many computers have been disposed of in the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement. 
Nick Harvey: The House of Commons currently has a number of arrangements in place for the disposal of computers and printers. All of these ensure that the equipment is disposed of in a secure and environmentally sound manner. If possible equipment is offered for resale Member's equipment with useful life remaining is redeployed within the House Administration. There is no record of the number of computers disposed of across the House during the last 10 years.
Telephone handsets are refurbished and reused if possible and otherwise disposed of safely. Redundant mobile telephones are sent for recycling and the proceeds are donated to the children's ward at St. Thomas's Hospital. Office furniture is sold at auction by a Government approved auction house.
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer of 5 December 2005, Official Report, column 1369W, on project costs, if he will list (a) the 250 readily identifiable projects and (b) other construction projects costing in excess of £100,000. 
Angus Robertson: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister which functions of his core Department are carried out in (a) England and (b) London; and what administration costs were associated with these functions for each area in the last year. 
The total net administration costs incurred by ODPM (excluding the Government Offices for the Regions) for 200405 were £166,963,000. ODPM does not monitor the regional breakdown of administration costs relating to the central Department. Such a breakdown could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Stewart Hosie: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the total administration costs for his core Office are; and whether these are regarded as (a) identifiable and (b) non-identifiable for the purposes of public expenditure statistical analyses. 
Mr. MacNeil: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the administrative costs were of each agency for which he has responsibility in the last year for which figures are available; what the total of such costs was in that year; and whether the costs are regarded for the purposes of public expenditure statistical analyses as (a) identifiable and (b) non-identifiable. 
|Executive agencies||Admin costs (gross) (£)|
|The Fire Service College||(3)4,786,000|
|The Planning Inspectorate||(3)47,670,000|
|The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre||(4)6,710,000|
Mr. Salmond: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the administrative costs were of each non-departmental public body for which he has responsibility in the last year for which figures are available; what the total of such costs was in that year; and whether the costs are regarded for the purposes of public expenditure statistical analyses as (a) identifiable and (b) non-identifiable. 
|Executive NDPBs||Admin costs (£)|
|The Housing Corporation||(5)42,341,000|
|The Leasehold Advisory Service||(5)781,162|
|London Thames Gateway Development Corporation||(5)1,234,320|
|The Standards Board for England||(6)9,534,000|
|Stonebridge Housing Action Trust||(5)3,733,000|
|Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation||(5)1,125,099|
|West Northants Development Corporation||(5)109,190|
|The Valuation Tribunal Service||(6)10,793,000|
Mr. Iain Wright: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to re-examine to top-up the proposed changes to the 'A' risk formula grant share in relation to Cleveland Fire Authority in the light of the Hemel Hempstead oil depot fire. 
Following full public consultation over the summer, my hon. Friend the Minister for local government confirmed on 5 December 2005 that the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister propose an indicator to measure top tier control of major accident hazards (COMAH) sites per head as the high risk top up element in the formula.
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister will consider all points raised in the current consultation before putting forward our proposed formula for use in 200607 and 200708, which the House will have the opportunity to debate.
Jim Fitzpatrick: A business justification must be provided to support the purchase of mobile phones. The justification must include; why the provision of a mobile phone is necessary, the type of equipment to be provided and which members of staff will make use of the phone.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many short message service messages were sent via mobile telephones owned by his Department in the last year for which figures are available. 
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