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Dawn Primarolo: The total numbers of late filing penalty notices (the first automatic penalty) issued in each financial year are detailed as follows. The figures for the financial year 199798 are not available.
|Total number issued (000)|
Dawn Primarolo: Available information on the amount paid in respect of penalties for failure to submit income tax self assessment returns, since the start of self assessment, is shown in the table as follows. The years relate to accounting years that run to the end of October.
|Year to end of October||Penalties paid (£ million)|
Mr. Davidson: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list the meetings held between his Department and the Treasury at which the decision to remove the obligation on businesses to publish operating and financial reviews was discussed. 
Stewart Hosie: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the total administrative costs for his core Department 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 Secretary of State for International Development 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. 
Mr. Salmond: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development 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. 
Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what functions in his Department are carried out in Scotland; and what the administrative costs of these functions were in the last year for which figures are available. 
Hilary Benn: The total number of UK staff is 1,372, of which 822 are based in London and 550 based in Scotland. DFID's Scotland HQ provides the majority of DFID's support services, including Human Resources, Finance and Corporate Performance, IT and office services. It also provides advisory and operational services for Policy, Knowledge and regional Divisions.
DFID does not break down its administration costs by location in the UK; however we estimate that for 200405, £45 million of our total administration outturn of £216,457,000 can be attributed to the teams based in Scotland.
Hilary Benn: Poor rains in much of the Horn of Africa at the end of 2005 have left many communities who are dependent on farming and raising livestock in serious difficulties. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation has issued a report saying that as many as 11 million people in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti may require assistance in 2006. The severe food shortages in parts of these countries are sadly not a new phenomenon, and DFID has been responding with humanitarian assistance for many years. We are aware of the particular threat this year, the possibility that the current crisis may deepen, and that other areas may come to be affected.
This month DFID contributed £1 million to the World Food Programme for Somalia on top of the over £5 million we spent there on humanitarian interventions in 2005. This includes a number of health and nutrition operations in the worst affected parts of Southern Somalia.
In Ethiopia DFID made a commitment of £43 million in March 2005 to the cash and food aid based Productive Safety Net programme. This programme provides assistance to some of the poorest communities in Ethiopia. In December 2005 we announced a further £2.7 million for Kenya in response to the situation there.
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what has been the annual expenditure on training and development for (a) his Department and (b) each (i)non-departmental public body, (ii) Executive agency and (iii) other public body for which he is responsible in
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(A) Scotland, (B) Wales, (C) each of the English regions and (D) Northern Ireland in each of the last three financial years; and what the planned expenditure is for 200506. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The available information is given in the following tables. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) is not responsible for any training expenditure in bodies in Scotland or Northern Ireland.
Expenditure on training in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is split between budgets held centrally in the training and development team and those held by line management. The central budget covers the ODPM's
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induction programme, performance management training, the learning library and Skills for Life programme, helps deliver the ODPM's Excellence in Delivery programme and supports the implementation of Professional Skills for Government. Expenditure on training by line managers is via the Training Framework which offers over 600 public scheduled courses covering a wide range of topics to ensure staff have the necessary core skills.
With regard to the Audit Commission, this is an operational matter for that body. I will ask the chief executive to write to the hon. Member and to ensure the answer is made available in the Library of the House.
|200203 Out-turn||200304 Out-turn||200405 Out-turn||200506 Planned|
|ODPM Central||2,304||1,941||2,162||3,706||Regional breakdown not available|
|Government Offices||1,680||2,452||2,412||1,779||See regional breakdown in Table 2|
|Residential Property Tribunal Services||83||108||129||122||Regional breakdown not available|
|Queen Elizabeth II Conference centre||31||48||27||39||Expenditure all in London|
|Planning Inspectorate||576||524||457||635||Regional breakdown not available; expenditure in both England and Wales|
|English Partnerships||346||356||453||1,133||Regional breakdown not available|
|Fire Service College||266||435||261||316||Regional breakdown not available|
|Stonebridge HAT||110||109||59||30||Expenditure all in London|
|London Thames Gateway Development Corporation||n/a||n/a||5||30||Expenditure all in London and South East. Corporation established in 200405|
|Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation||n/a||2||11||12||Expenditure all in London and South East. Established in 200304|
|West Northants Development Corporation||n/a||n/a||n/a||24||Expenditure all in West Midlands. Established in 200506|
|Housing Corporation||304||605||839||675||Regional breakdown not available|
|VTS||n/a||n/a||217||255||Regional breakdown not available. Established in 200405|
|Standards Board for England||121||59||87||80||Regional breakdown not available|
|Government Offices (Regions)||200203||200304||200405||200506|
|Yorkshire and Humberside||n/a||187||166||170|
|Regional Co-ordination Unit (based in London)||n/a||338||350||235|
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