Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons a year in which there was an influenza epidemic was chosen as the basis for comparison with the winter of 200506 in her Department's Winter Report 200506. 
Jane Kennedy: 19992000 was the comparison used in the Winter Report for 200506 because it was the first year that a comparable report was published examining the performance of the national health service during the winter and so it provides the baseline comparison.
In addition the 10-year NHS Plan was launched in 2000. As this year's report took the theme of reform, comparing performance during winter now with that during 19992000 enabled this year's report to explore the improvements due to reforms outlined in the NHS Plan.
David Simpson: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many people in her Department have been (a) disciplined and (b) dismissed in the last 3 years as a result of a complaint against them of (i) bullying and (ii) sexual harassment being upheld. 
David Simpson: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much compensation her Department has paid out in the last 3 years as a result of complaints of (a) bullying and (b) sexual harassment being upheld. 
Chris Ruane: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the advertising budget was for promoting electoral registration in each of the past 10 years for (a) central government and (b) each local authority area. 
(a) The Government have not specifically allocated an annual budget for the promotion of electoral registration over the past 10 years. However, the Government have run two campaigns during this period. The first was a Home Office campaign in 2001 jointly to promote the then newly introduced systems of rolling registration and postal voting on demand, as introduced by the RPA 2000. Expenditure figures for this are not available. Recently, the Government, in co-operation with several organisations, lead the 1,824 Collective registration campaign to encourage electors in London to register for the 2006 local elections. Central Government expenditure on the media campaign was £52,618.36.
David Simpson: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2006, Official Report, column 43W, on grievance procedures, how many grievances have been initiated in her Department involving (a) equality issues and (b) diversity issues in each of the last 3 years; and how many such procedures resulted in (i) disciplinary action and (ii) dismissal. 
Ms Harman: My Department's Equality and Diversity Grievances procedure is applied to all grievances with equality and diversity elements; they are not sub-divided into equality grievances and diversity grievances.
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