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Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what proportion of members of thePrincipal Civil Service Pension Scheme joined thescheme (a) before the age of (i) 20, (ii) 25, (iii) 30, (iv) 35, (v) 40 and (vi) 45 and (b) when they were over 45 years. 
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the employer contribution rate to the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme are; what assumed rate of return underlies this contribution rate; and what the contribution rate would be if the assumed rate of return were in line with current redemption yields on index-linked gilts. 
Mr. Jim Murphy:
Employer contribution rates in respect of members of the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme are assessed for each of four ranges of
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pay levels. A separate rate is payable in respect of a group of prison officers who have certain reserved rights. The rates for the years 200506 are shown in the table.
|Rate of employer contribution (percentage)|
|£18,000 and under||16.2|
|£18,001 to £37,000||18.6|
|£37,001 to £63,500||22.3|
|£63,501 and over||24.6|
|Prison officers with reserved rights||25.6|
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will place in the Library a copy of the revised guidance from the Cabinet Secretary to Ministers on payment of council tax on official residences. 
Mr. Jim Murphy: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister to the hon. Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) on 12 January 2006, Official Report, column 782W, which made clear that for the future, arrangements have been put in place to ensure that Ministers who are allocated official residences are given clear guidance on dealing with their council tax liability. This guidance will be activated when there is a change of occupancy in any of the official residences.
Mr. Jim Murphy: The available information on the cost of furniture for the Cabinet Office are shown in the table. Figures incorporate the central London estate, National School for Government in Sunningdale, Emergency Planning College in York and the Office of Public Service Information in Norwich. Figures prior to 200203 are not available.
Norman Baker: To ask the Minister without Portfolio what office space is made available to him; where it is located; and what support he is provided with in terms of officials allocated to him. 
Minister without Portfolio: As a Government Minister I have use of an office located within the Cabinet Office. I am supported by a small Private Office. Details of special advisers are as in the statement my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister made to Parliament on 21 July 2005, Official Report, column 158WS.
Norman Baker: To ask the Minister without Portfolio pursuant to his answer of 14 March 2006, Official Report, column 2106W, on his official car, for what reason he has not quantified the mileage covered by his car in February 2006. 
Mrs. James: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many anti-social behaviour orders were issued by (a) South Wales Police, (b) Dyfed Powys Police, (c) Gwent Police and (d) North Wales Police in 200405. 
Antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) are issued by the courts. ASBOs, issued on application, may be applied for by the police or other relevant authorities. The available information is given in the following table.
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|ASBOs issued on application by type of applicant|
|Area||Police||British Transport Police||Local Government Authority||Residential Social Landlord||Sub-total||ASBOs issued following conviction||Total|
|1 April 2004 to 31 March 2005|
|1 April 2005 to 30 June 2005 (latest available)|
Mr. Spellar: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions of employers under section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 have taken place in each of the last five years. 
Mr. McNulty: Information on the number of employers proceeded against and found guilty under Section eight of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 in the last five years is available in the Control of Immigration: Statistics United Kingdom 2004 Command Paper. Published statistics on immigration and asylum, including the Command Paper, are available on the Home Office's Research Development and Statistics website at:
Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2006, Official Report, column 1960W, on asylum/immigration, what estimate was made of the cost of providing the information. 
Mr. McNulty: All central Government Departments apply a limit of £600 or three days work. Providing the information you requested would require staff to identify, recall and examine all deportation cases conceded over the past five years. The IND has estimated that this would exceed this figure.
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