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Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library copies of his Department's evaluations of media coverage of departmental activities since May 2005. 
Angela Eagle: No such evaluations have been undertaken.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) value and (b) number was of bonus payments made to staff at (i) HM Revenue and Customs, (ii) his Department, (iii) the Office for National Statistics, (iv) the Debt Management Office, (v) the Royal Mint, (vi) the Office for Government Commerce, (vii) the Government Actuary's Department and (viii) the Valuation Office Agency in each of the last five years. 
Angela Eagle: The overall figures for, (a) the total value of bonuses paid to staff and (b) the total number of bonus payments made to staff for the departments/agencies requested, are set out in the following tables.
|(1) Sum of bonus payments|
|(2) Number of payments|
|Number of bonuses paid|
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much (a) HM Revenue and Customs, (b) his Department, (c) the Office for National Statistics, (d) the Debt Management Office, (e) the Royal Mint, (f) the Office for Government Commerce, (g) the Government Actuarys Department and (h) the Valuation Office Agency spent on (i) sponsoring newspaper or publication supplements and (ii) funding advertorials in newspapers and other publications in the last year for which figures are available. 
Angela Eagle: In 2006-07, HM Revenue and Customs spent £5,488 on advertorials. None of the other bodies had any spending on sponsoring supplements or funding advertorials.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2007, Official Report, column 1642W, on Departments: Resignations, what the (a) job and (b) team title was of the civil servants referred to. 
Angela Eagle: The six resignations in May 2007 were from staff in the following directorates:
|Directorate||Number of resignations|
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent by his Department on staff awaydays in the last 12 months. 
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the 20 most expensive training courses provided to Ministers and civil servants in his Department were in 2006; and what the cost was of each per participant. 
Angela Eagle: This information is not held centrally and would be available only at a disproportionate cost.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what training courses were attended by staff from (a) HM Revenue and Customs and (b) his Department in each of the last three years; how many staff attended each course; and what the cost was of each course to his Department; 
(2) how many days training on average were provided to each member of staff at (a) HM Revenue and Customs, (b) his Department, (c) the Office for National Statistics, (d) the Debt Management Office, (e) the Royal Mint, (f) the Office for Government Commerce, (g) the Government Actuary's Department and (h) the Valuation Office Agency in each of the last five years. 
Angela Eagle: The information is not held centrally and would be available only at a disproportionate cost.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent on training awaydays for staff of his Department and its agencies in each of the last three years for which figures are available. 
Angela Eagle: Most Departments do not record the cost of awaydays separately from other training and development costs. The following information is available without incurring disproportionate costs.
The Treasury only started to record awayday costs separately in 2005-06, when initial data collection indicated spend of £54,000 on awaydays. Due to changes to the accounting system more accurately to capture spend on awaydays, including associated training, recorded spend in 2006-07 was £192,000. This figure is therefore not directly comparable to the previous year.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total cost was of visits abroad by staff in his Department and its agencies in 2006-07. 
Angela Eagle: For details of spending on overseas visits in 2006-07 by staff and Ministers of HM Treasury I refer to the answer given by my hon. Friend the then Financial Secretary to the right hon. Member for Maidenhead (Mrs. May) on 25 July 2007, Official Report, column 1186W. Information on spending on overseas visits is not separately identified in the accounting systems of National Savings and Investments or the Valuation Office Agency and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Details of spending by the other Departments and agencies is as follows:
Since 1999, the Government have published on an annual basis a list of all overseas visits by Cabinet Ministers costing in excess of £500, as well as the total cost of all ministerial travel overseas. Copies of the lists are available in the Libraries of the House. All travel is undertaken in accordance with the Civil Service Management Code and the Ministerial Code.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent on managing his Department and its agencies' corporate identities in each year since 1997-98. 
Angela Eagle: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him today to Question 153923, on the cost of brand management. In addition to those costs, the following information is available without incurring disproportionate cost:
the Office of Government Commerce spent £15,000 in 2004-05 and £19,000 in 2006-07 on re-branding;
the Office for National Statistics spent £122,000 in 2003-04 and £53,000 in 2004-05
the Government Actuary's Department spent £21,000 in 2001-02 and £38,000 in 2006-07 on design of new logos and changes to stationery and signage following changes to its corporate identity;
the Royal Mint spent £79,000 in 2006-07 in respect of a one off exercise to introduce a new corporate identity, and
National Savings and Investments have spent approximately £58,000 in each year since 2004.
For HMRC spending, I refer to the answer given on 22 February 2007, Official Report , Column 836W.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of disabled people were in work in each year since 1997. 
Angela Eagle: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.
Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 20 September 2007:
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Questions about the number and proportion of disabled people who were in work in each year since 1997. (154673)
The attached table shows the number and proportion of disabled people of working age who are in employment for the three months ending June each year from 1999 to 2007. The disability question was first asked in 1999. Comparable estimates are not available for 2000. These estimates are not seasonally adjusted.
Estimates are taken from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). As with any sample survey, estimates from the LFS are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
|Disabled( 1) people of working age( 2) in employment: United Kingdom: not seasonally adjusted|
|Three months ending June each year||Level ( T housand)||Rate ( P ercentage)|
|(1 )Includes those who have a long term disability which substantially limits their day-to-day activities and those who have a long term disability which affects the kind or amount of work they might do.|
(2) Includes men aged 16 to 64 and women age 16 to 59.
(3) Disabled people in employment as a percentage of all disabled.
Comparable data are not available for 2000.
ONS Labour Force Survey (LFS)
Grant Shapps: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) gross and (b) net revenue from domestic rates in Northern Ireland was in each year since 1997-98; and what the estimated figures are in each case for 2007-08. 
Angela Eagle: I understand that the information requested is obtainable from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, an agency within the Northern Ireland Department of Finance and Personnel.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether Sir David Varneys review of taxation policy and economic growth in Northern Ireland will review the new system of domestic rates and the policy for domestic rate revaluations. 
Jane Kennedy: The published terms of reference for Sir Davids review were
To report on how current and future tax policy, including, the tax changes in the Budget 2007, can support the sustainable growth of businesses and long-term investment in Northern Ireland.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the effect of its amnesty for offshore account holders based in the UK on the number of non-domicile tax claimants; and if he will make a statement. 
Jane Kennedy: HMRC has no evidence to suggest that the Offshore Disclosure Arrangements have affected the number of non-domicile tax claimants. The arrangements, which enable offshore account holders who registered by 22 June deadline to disclose any liability not previously included in their tax returns, are not an amnesty because full tax, interest and penalties are all payable.
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