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Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what advertising campaigns the Department ran between 2000 and June 2004; and what the (a) date and (b) cost was of each. 
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The Department did not maintain separate records of its overall expenditure on advertising during the period in question. The expenditure for publicity by DEFRAs Communications Directorate includes marketing, advertising, publications, events, shows and direct mailings and is recorded for the financial years since DEFRAs creation in June 2001 as follows:
Mr. Steen: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he plans to publish details of the proposed individual carbon audits for homes; and if he will ensure that such audits involve energy efficiency advice centres. 
Ian Pearson [holding answer 11 September 2006]: The Government recognises the importance of individual action in reducing carbon emissions from our homes. In order to help them take the right action, it is important that householders have relevant information about the energy use in their homes.
In view of this, we fund the activities of the Energy Saving Trust, which has developed a range of programmes to support improved energy efficiency in the household sector. The Trust provides home energy checks and audits via the Energy Efficiency Advice Centres and its Sustainable Energy Network.
We will be working with the Trust and other stakeholders to continue to improve the information available to householders. In addition, the Government are currently considering how to improve information to householders through better billing and metering.
Mr. Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) USB (i) flash drives and (ii) memory sticks, (b) compact discs, (c) DVD-ROM discs, (d) laptop computers, (e) external computer hard drives, (f) internal computer hard drives and (g) desktop computers were purchased for use in his Department in each month since March 2005. 
Barry Gardiner: The following items have been purchased through the Departments official purchasing mechanism, Buy4Defra. These figures do not include items that may have been purchased independently, such as purchases made through non-framework suppliers, the Government Procurement Card or claimed back through i-Expenses. Identifying this extra information, would incur disproportionate cost to the Department.
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|n/a = not available.|
(1) These items are ordered as stationery.
(2) Defra outsourced its IT function to IBM on 1 October 2004 and, as part of this arrangement, Defra pays IBM for IT services, which includes the provision of laptop and desktop computers. Therefore, none of items (d) laptop computers and (g) desktop computers have been purchased in the period covered by this question.
(3) To 25 July 2006.
Mr. Beith: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he will reply to the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweeds letters of 15 December 2005 and 28 February 2006 concerning the Countryside Stewardship Scheme (DEFRA Ref: 228270). 
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