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Mr. Hayes: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to the answer of 7 December 2006, Official Report, column 656, on procurement projects, how many project managers there are in her Department. 
The DCA currently has approximately 100-120 projects. These range from small projects that are often run by project managers as part of their other job requirements, through to large-scale, complex projects with full-time project managers assigned to them. As project managers are allocated when necessary it is not possible to give an
accurate figure of how many are in my department without incurring disproportionate cost.
Jim Cousins: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many and what percentage of staff of each public body responsible to the Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs were (a) on fixed term appointments and (b) agency workers in each of the last three years. 
Vera Baird: The number of temporary staff (i.e. those on short-term contracts) in each year that records are available is set out in the following table. These figures are as at 1 April for each year and appear on the Cabinet Office website:
My Department has a national contract with Kelly Services Ltd. for the provision of agency staff. Information regarding the average number of staff employed through this agency appears in the following table. Information relating to workers employed through other employment agencies is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Information related to agencies of DCA is also included in the table showing the average number of staff employed through employment agencies by each of the DCAs agencies. HM Land Registry does not hold such information centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
|(a) Fixed term appointments (headcount as at 1 April/not FTE)||(b) Agency workers (average number employed in the financial year)|
|Department and public body||Fixed term appointments||Total staff (civil servants only)||Percentage of staff||Agency workers||Total staff (civil servants and agency)||Percentage of staff|
|(1) Information not available|
(2) Her Majestys Court Service was created on 1 April 2005. 11,980 staff from the magistrates court joined the Court Service.
Charles Hendry: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to the answer of 7 December 2006, Official Report, column 657, on renewable energy, what plans her Department has to increase the amount of energy acquired from renewable sources. 
Vera Baird: My Department joined the Office of Government Commerce buying solutions framework for energy supply on 1 November 2006. The sites supplied through the framework by British Gas all receive electricity from renewable sources and exempt from the climate change levy. We are currently mid-way through migrating our sites onto the framework, which will increase the overall renewable energy received and in addition two of our larger sites, the Royal Courts of Justice and Selbourne House receive renewable energy.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to the answer of 7 December 2006, Official Report, column 599W, on departmental studies, what the purpose of each project listed was. 
Helen Bennettlegal consultancy services while the Wales Office was recruiting a new legal adviser
Inbuconreview of staffing of the Wales Office
Unisysadvice how to integrate our electronic file storage system
ER Consultantshelp drawing up and taking forward our change programme.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to the answer of 4 December 2006, Official Report, columns 189-90W, on the retirement age, what his Departments policy is on the application of the national default retirement age to staff below the Senior Civil Service. 
Mr. Hain: Staff serving in the Wales Office are either on loan from the Welsh Assembly Government or employed by the Department for Constitutional Affairs. Their individual retirement age is agreed with their home Departments rather than by the Wales Office. The Wales Office sets no standard retirement age and has a number of staff who have opted to work beyond normal retirement age.
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what mechanism he plans to use to assess local authorities' performance in fulfilling their duty under the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act to have regard to biodiversity conservation to meet his Department's commitment to review the effectiveness of the duty in 2009; and if he will make a statement. 
Barry Gardiner: The duty will not introduce any additional monitoring. However, local authorities' performance on biodiversity can be monitored using existing mechanisms. This includes the biodiversity action reporting system, the library of voluntary performance indicators and other performance indicators under development with the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Audit Commission and local government partners. Information on indicators under development can be found on the DEFRA website at:
It is intended that the biodiversity duty will encourage a culture change so that biodiversity is taken into account across the functions of local authorities, rather than being prescriptive. Due to the diverse
nature of local authorities, the Government are keen to allow them flexibility in the approaches used to implement the duty. Therefore it is not feasible to ensure that local authorities use the exact same approach across the board.
Adam Afriyie: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what estimate he has made of the number of tonnes of carbon dioxide that will be emitted in (a) 2010, (b) 2020, (c) 2030, (d) 2040 and (e) 2050 (i) from all UK sources (including air traffic at UK airports) and (ii) from air traffic at UK airports; 
|All sources||Domestic and international aviation|
The aviation data are consistent with the central case emissions forecast in the January 2004 White Paper Aviation and Global Warming. The data on emissions from all sources are the average of the central cases in the 2006 Energy Review, including the effect of emissions trading and the policies included in the UK Climate Change Programme. Projections for all sources on this basis are not available beyond 2020. The data for total emissions from all sources include emissions from domestic flights, which currently account for about 7 per cent. of emissions from aviation at UK airports. The two columns cannot therefore be added without some overlap between the numbers.
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