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|Perceived attribution( 1)|
|(1)Please note that the PSNI capture these incidents as Loyalists or Republicans, they are not broken down into specific groups. Attribution is as perceived by PSNI based on the information available and does not necessarily indicate the involvement of a paramilitary organisation. Note: Statistics are provisional and may be subject to minor amendment.|
Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many acts of criminality took place in Northern Ireland by paramilitary groups in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available, broken down by group deemed responsible; and if he will make a statement. 
The information is not available in the format requested. However, since April 2004 the Independent Monitoring Commission has monitored
and reported on paramilitary-style crimes and involvement in organised crime. The Commission has presented 15 reports to date with detailed analysis of paramilitary activity.
In addition, the Police Service of Northern Ireland holds up-to-date and comprehensive statistical analysis on crime and security in Northern Ireland. The information can be accessed on PSNIs website at www.psni.police.uk.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how much was spent on (a) managing the Child Support Agencys (CSA) corporate identity in each year since 1997-98 and (b) branding of the CSA in each of the last two years; 
(2) how much was spent by the Child Support Agency on (a) staff parties, (b) newspapers, magazines and periodicals, (c) stationery and (d) other promotional merchandise branded with the name of the Child Support Agency in each of the last five years; 
In reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about the Child Support Agency, the Secretary of State promised a substantive reply from the Chief Executive.
You asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:
How much was spent on (a) managing the Child Support Agencys (CSA) corporate identity in each year since 1997-98 and (b) branding of the CSA in each of the last two years. ; and
How much was spent by the Child Support Agency (CSA) on (a) staff parties (b) newspapers, magazines and periodicals (c) stationery and (d) other promotional merchandise branded with the name of the CSA in each of the last five years.; and
How much was spent by the Child Support Agency on branding in each year since 1997. 
The Child Support Agency is an Executive Agency of the Department for Work and Pensions (and prior to 8th June 2001 formed part of the Department of Social Security). The Agency uses the Departments accounting system to record and report expenditure. While the accounting system does not have the functionality to report separately the discreet activities and day-to-day costs associated with either managing the Agencys corporate identity, or branding, and the information is therefore not available in the format you requested, we can identify external consultancy cost of approximately £60,000 on researching brand development incurred in September 2005.
In response to your other question:
Staff PartiesThe Agency has incurred no expenditure on staff parties in any of the last five years.
Newspapers, magazines and periodicalsThe Department for Work and Pensions accounting system does not enable us to provide an analysis of spending on these products. As such, the information is not available in the requested format.
StationeryAs the Departments accounting system combines spend on both printing and stationery, I am therefore unable to provide a breakdown of Stationery only. The total costs for printing and stationery are included in the table below.
Other promotional merchandise branded with the name of the Child Support AgencyThe Agency spend on branded material is included in the table below. The Departments accounting system is unable to provide a separate breakdown of branded products (forms, leaflets etc) compared to non-branded items (routine stationery i.e. pens, paper etc).
The printing and stationery costs included in the table all cover posters, leaflets, letters, printing supplies, paper, pens etc. used by the Child Support Agency in a given year. The costs for printing and stationery over the last 5 years are as follows:
|Financial year||Printing and stationery (£ million)|
I hope you find this answer helpful.
Jim Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answers of 25 June 2007, Official Report, columns 450W and 455W, to the hon. Member for Birkenhead, on children: poverty, if he will give the equivalent data for the north-east region in each case. 
Figures on the 30 per cent. of median income threshold and any lower thresholds, and on the number of children removed from relative poverty due to payment of child support in the north-east, are not statistically robust as the sample sizes are too small.
Harry Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many files (a) Capita and (b) other private contractors are holding for his Department and its agency; what the cost is of this service; and if he will make a statement. 
Mrs. McGuire: The number of files Capita is holding for the Department for Work and Pensions and its agencies at July 2007 is approximately 52.7 million. No files are held by other private contractors.
The record storage contract with the Department was competitively let to Capita in June 2004. Capita is the only approved file store service provider to the Department and its agencies. It is now the principal method of storing benefit claims, once discharged from the processing office, and other paper records and registered files. The contract with Capita is until June 2010 with an option to extend up to June 2014. The current annual cost of this service is about £15.5 million. Since 2004 the contract has realised value for money savings, both in service efficiencies and reduced estates costs, in the region of £16.5 million.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in his Department have been (a) disciplined and (b) dismissed for (i) inappropriate use of the internet while at work and (ii) using work telephones to access premium rate telephone numbers in the last 12 months. 
Mrs. McGuire: The information on the number of people disciplined and dismissed for inappropriate use of the internet for the period January 2006 to December 2006 is shown in the following table. We are in the process of collating information for 2007.
|January 2006 to December 2006|
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of his staff took early
retirement in the last five years; at what cost; what grades of staff took early retirement; and what percentage of each grade took early retirement. 
Mrs. McGuire: The number of staff from the Department for Work and Pensions who took early retirement and early severance, unconnected to early retirement, in each of the last five years together with the associated cost is in Table 1. The cost and the number of each individual category is not separately identifiable.
|Number of early retirements and severances||Total cost (£ million)|
Staff numbers are full time equivalent (rounded)
| Note: Staff numbers are full time equivalent (rounded)|
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