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Mr. Harper: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the virements between different sections within (a) Request for Resources (RfR) 1: Provision of Defence Capability and (b) RfR 2: Conflict Prevention he (i) agreed and (ii) refused for financial years 2001-02 to 2006-07. 
Mr. Prisk: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many flights to overseas destinations were taken by (a) civil servants and (b) Ministers in his Department in each of the last three calendar years; and what the total cost of such flights was. 
|Calendar year||Number of trips by air||Total cost (£)|
Since 1999, the Government have published annually a list of all visits overseas undertaken by Cabinet Ministers costing £500 or more during each financial year. The Government have also published each year since 1995-96 the total annual cost of all Ministers visits overseas. Copies of the lists are available in the Libraries of the House.
John Healey: I have arranged for a listing of the Combined Online Information System (COINS) dimensions to be placed in the Library. The listing provided sets out, in a readable form, the structures within which data are held on the database.
Information on public expenditure plans and outturn from the COINS database is provided to Parliament, and the public more widely, in the form of a range of publications. These publications, copies of which are held in the House of Commons Library, include:
Budgets and Spending Reviews
Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses (PESA) and
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which DVDs have been produced by his Department in the last 12 months; how many copies of such DVDs were produced; and what the cost to the public purse was of the (a) development, (b) production and (c) distribution of each DVD. 
John Healey: In the last 12 months HM Treasury has produced one e-learning DVD as part of a pan government project for the National School of Government at a total cost of £50,000. There were 150 copies of this DVD produced.
John Healey: Light bulbs for the Treasury building are purchased by our PFI service provider. For details of the lighting in 1 Horse Guards Road, I refer to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Rayleigh (Mr. Francois) on 12 July 2006, Official Report, column 1841.
Mr. Carswell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many memoranda of understanding are in force as a result of agreements with foreign governments entered into by Ministers in his Department; and what executive actions each entails. 
Mrs. May: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what advertising and marketing campaigns have been run by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in each of the last five years; which external agencies were involved; and what the cost was of each campaign. 
John Healey: For the costs of advertising in the past five years, I refer to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield (Grant Shapps) today. In addition to those costs, direct marketing spend by National Savings and Investments was as follows:
National Savings and Investments advertising and marketing campaigns promote their products, including Premium Bonds, Index Linked Savings Certificates, the Guaranteed Equity Bond and Childrens Bonus Bonds, using Chick Smith Trott and OMD UK.
The main campaigns run by HM Revenue and Customs have been on self assessment, tax credits, the child trust fund, and the helpline for the newly self employed. The main agencies used have been MCBD, M and C Saatchi, and United London.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) pursuant to the answer of 5 June 2007, Official Report, column 465W, on Departments: Ministerial policy advisers, what procedures govern the use of Government resources by his special advisers as part of his leadership campaign; 
(2) pursuant to the answer of 5 June 2007, Official Report, column 465W, on Departments: Ministerial policy advisers, and the Cabinet Secretarys letter of May 2007, whether any costs of his leadership campaign have been (a) incurred and (b) reimbursed by his Department. 
All Treasury officials and advisers conduct is in line with the requirements of the Civil Service and Special Advisers Codes. Special advisers
involvement in party political matters is conducted in accordance with the requirements of the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers (available at www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk), including paragraph 7 on the use of official resources, and the guidance issued by the Cabinet Secretary in December 2006 and May 2007, copies of which are available in the Library of the House.
John Healey: The Treasurys accounting records do not separate mobile phone costs from other telecoms costs, and costs incurred by special advisers are not recorded separately from the telecoms costs of civil servants.
Mr. Lidington: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the concordat governing the relationship between his Department and the Northern Ireland Administration. 
Mr. Timms: The principles set out in the Memorandum of Understanding and Supplementary Agreements between the UK Government, Scottish Ministers, the Cabinet of the National Assembly for Wales and the Northern Ireland Executive, published in 2001, continue to underpin our working relationship with the Northern Ireland Executive. My Department has a Concordat with the Northern Ireland Executive in place and I have arranged for a copy to be placed in the Library of the House.
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David Simpson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people aged (a) over 55 years of age and (b) over 60 years of age have been recruited by his Department in each of the last three years; and what percentage in each case this is of the number of new recruits in each year. 
|All recruits aged 55 to 59||All recruits aged 60+|
|(1) The Treasury's costs of £3,115,000 for 2005-06 include £3,032,000 relating to a media campaign for stakeholder savings and investment products. (2) The DMO's costs include advertising the issuances of gilt-edged securities. (3) Information for OGCbuying.solutions for 2002-03 and 2004-05 could be provided only at disproportionate cost. (4) The VGA's 2004-05 figure includes £321,000 relating to the Summary Valuations Public Information Campaign. (5) Figures shown for HM Revenue and Customs for the years prior to 2005-06 are the aggregate of the former Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise. (6) Figures for The Royal Mint have been excluded from the answer as they are commercially sensitive. (7) National Savings and Investments costs for 2005-06 and 2006-07 include NS and I's television advertising campaign. (8) Figures for the Office for National Statistics include promotion and publicity. Advertising could be disaggregated at disproportionate cost only.|
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