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Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much the Cabinet Office spent on statistics relating to its work in each of the last five years. 
Mr. McFadden: Information on how much the Cabinet Office has spent on statistics relating to its work in each of the last five years is not separately recorded on the Departments accounting system and is therefore not available.
Mr. Heald: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the estimated annual cost is of his ministerial car and driver, including all running costs and depreciation. 
Dr. Ladyman: I have been asked to reply.
I refer the hon. Member to my answer of 8 November 2006, Official Report, column 1574W, given to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles).
Mr. Laws: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many parliamentary written questions she received in each parliamentary session since 2001; and how many of these questions (a) were not answered because of disproportionate cost, (b) were not answered, (c) received answers referring back to a previous answer (i) asked by the hon. Member and (ii) asked by another hon. Member and (d) were grouped together for answer. 
Meg Munn: The information requested is not held centrally by the Department and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Figures for written parliamentary questions tabled to the Minster for Women and Equality since 5 May 2006 are included in the response to the question from the hon. Member to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (question 107450).
Mr. Laws: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what target her staff has for the maximum acceptable amount of time to answer parliamentary written questions; and what percentage of parliamentary answers met that target in each parliamentary session since 2001. 
Meg Munn: We aim to answer written parliamentary questions within the timescales specified by Parliament which is that named-day questions should be answered on the day named, and ordinary written questions within a working week.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many representations the Information Commissioner has received on her Department's policy on the confidentiality of census records. 
Vera Baird: The Information Commissioner has received no representations on the Government's policy that census records should remain closed for 100 years after their creation. He has, however, received nine complaints relating to requests for specific information contained in the 1911 records.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what representations she has received in the last 12 months from (a) the Federation of Family History Societies, (b) the UK Centre for Census Access Studies and (c) others on the 100 year census closure rule; and if she will make a statement. 
Vera Baird: Over the last 12 months the National Archives has received no direct representations from the Federation of Family History Societies on the 100 year census closure rule.
The National Archives has received no representations from the Centre for Census Access Studies on the 100 year census closure rule but has had Freedom of Information requests and follow-ups on the subject from an individual known to be associated with the centre.
Since December 2005, The National Archives has answered 113 ministerial letters and 18 written parliamentary questions on 1911 census, the release of census records and the 100 year closure period.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs which 10 consultancy fees charged to her Department since May 1997 were the most expensive. 
Vera Baird: Since 1999 the 10 highest consultancy fees charged to my Department have been:
Consultancy Fee £2,162,000 (2004-05)
Provided support for the conclusion of phase 1 of the consumer strategy project part of DCA five-year plan falling in 2004/05.
Consultancy Fee £1,603,700 (2004-05)
Implementation of IT Shared Services including the creation of a new DCA IT delivery organisation.
Consultancy Fee £1,307,196 (2005-06)
Developed the national implementation and roll-out of the Courts Act and improvements with regard to community penalties.
Consultancy Fees £1,304,050 (2004-05)
Consultancy support in relation to Courts Act Pilots data/performance analysis and identification of best practice procedures.
Consultancy Fees £888,688 (2005-06)
Development of a financial management function including payment mechanisms, review of payment and change management activities and creation of a new change management operational process.
Consultancy Fee £817,751 (2004-05)
Consultancy support connected with the successful reorganisation of the DCA and subsequent transition planning.
Consultancy Fee £627,893 (2005-06)
HR Consultancy to investigate potential options to support the Transformation Programmeincluding Pay and Grading Project and Performance Management.
Consultancy Fee £561,458 (2005-06)
Provision of a specialised suite of advertising material for use in future campaigns across the country by the magistrates recruitment team and local advisory committees during recruitment periods.
Consultancy Fee £522,000 (2001-02)
Revenue Grant Allocation Project guidance on best practice implementation.
Consultancy Fee £504,488 (2001-02)
Development of a financial costing model.
Information prior to 1999 is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
My Department uses consultants for the provision of expert professional advice and support on specific, time-limited tasks, usually in connection with projects, but sometimes in support of the ongoing operation of the Department.
The levels of expenditure reflect the wide-ranging and fast-paced programme to modernise the Departments work, to increase efficiency and to provide better customer service and value for money for the taxpayer.
Delivering such a programme, in the most effective and efficient way, has necessitated the use of external expertise and skills to supplement the Departments own resources.
Justine Greening: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many (a) family, (b) injunctions, (c) small claims, (d) fast tracks, (e) multi tracks, (f) possessions, (g) return of goods, (h) landlord and tenant leasehold renewal, (i) interim and final charging orders and (j) third party debt and other enforcement cases passed through Wandsworth county court in each of the last five years. 
Ms Harman [holding answer 5 December 2006]: There are 18 county courts in the London civil and family business area of HM Courts Service. This includes Wandsworth county court, which is located in the south-west of London and has civil and family jurisdiction. The rest of the information requested can be found in the following table.
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