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Mr. Maude: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much 10 Downing street spent on (a) cosmetics and (b) make-up artists for media appearances, in (i) 2006-07 and (ii) since the Prime Minister took up office. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many staff are (a) employed, (b) were employed in April 2007 and (c) are expected to be employed in December 2007 in the Strategy Unit. 
(1) Full-time equivalent.
Gillian Merron: Appointments to the Delivery Council are made on a case by case basis in discussion with the relevant Permanent Secretary or equivalent. The Public Service Reform page on the Cabinet Office website:
Sir David Varney, Prime Ministers Adviser on Service Transformation (Chair)
Paul Gray, HMRC
Andrew Burchell, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Natalie Ceeney, The National Archives (25 October 2006)
Janet Callender, Tameside BC and Chair, GovConnect
Alexis Cleveland, Cabinet Office
Paul Coen, Local Government Association
Stephen Crowne, British Educational Communications and Technology Agency
Jim Drummond, Department for International Development
Helen Edwards, National Offender Management Service
Margaret Edwards, Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority
David Harker, Citizens Advice
Stephen Hickey, Department for Transport
John Kingman, Her Majestys Treasury
Peter Housden, Communities and Local Government (1 October 2007)
John Suffolk, Government Chief Information Officer
Ralph Tabberer, Department for Children, Schools and Families
Chris Thompson, Department of Finance and Personnel, Northern Ireland
Sir Ron De Witt, HM Court Service
John Mayhead, ChairCustomer Insight Forum (27 February 2007)
James Hall, Identity and Passport Service (21 May 2007)
Stephen Holt, Department for Work and Pensions (1 October 2007)
Terry Moran, The Pension Service (1 October 2007)
Ian Law, ChairContact Council (1 October 2007)
Hilary Douglas, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (21 May 2007)
Andrew Stott, Cabinet Office
Alan Hughes, Advisory Member
Ursula Brennan, Advisory Member
Ian Law (Chair), Cabinet Office
Commander Simon Foy, Metropolitan Police (6 August 2007)
Dr. Martin Herbert, Student Loan Company (9 October 2007)
Bernard Quinn, NHS Direct
John Sills, Ministry of Justice
Martin Wyn Griffith, DBERR (6 August 2007)
Mike Sadler, NHS Direct
Nick Lodge, HMRC
Ian Broom, DVLA (6 August 2007)
Tim Rainey, Local Government (6 August 2007)
Anna Brocklehurst, DCSF (9 October 2007)
Hannah Saunders, Home Office
Isabelle Bignall, Local Government (9 October 2007)
Val Gibson, DWPJobcentrePlus (9 October 2007)
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on what dates his Department breached its (a) resource, (b) near-cash, (c) administration and (d) capital budgets since 2001; what the value of each breach was; and what the reason was for each breach. 
On 31 March 2003, Net Resource Requirement totalled £2.4 million in excess of the amount authorised and this was after obtaining HM Treasury approval for virement to apply the underspends falling within Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) to reduce the overspends within Annually Managed Expenditure (AME).
Following consultation with the National Audit Office, the Cabinet Office concluded the values of software assets used by Transformational Government
(formerly e-Envoy) in the development of websites for the Government Gateway and the Knowledge Network were overstated.
Mrs. May: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) how many citizens juries were arranged for (a) his Department and (b) his Departments agencies in each year since 1997; which organisations were commissioned to conduct each citizens jury; and what the cost was of each; 
(2) how many citizens juries have been arranged by the Cabinet Office since June; which organisations were commissioned to conduct each citizens jury; and what the estimated cost is of each exercise. 
Edward Miliband: The Cabinet Office held a day long deliberative forum attended by the Leader of the House on 20 October 2007 on the draft legislative programme. This was delivered by IPSOS Mori, after a competitive exercise run by COI. The estimated cost is £52,575.
Deliberative fora were also used as part of the Policy Review process. I refer the right hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Fareham (Mr. Hoban) on 9 July 2007, Official Report, column 1259W.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will place in the Library copies of the (a) agenda and (b) minutes of the last four meetings of his Departments (i) Delivery and (ii) Contact Council. 
Gillian Merron: As part of the development of the Service Transformation Agreement these groups have been responsible for discussing the challenges and opportunities associated with transformation so that advice is given to departmental Ministers.
Edward Miliband: The number of staff leaving the Strategy Unit and Delivery Unit in each month since March 2007 is shown in the following tables. It would not be normal practice to publish further information relating to such small numbers in order to protect the confidentiality of individuals.
|Month (2007)||Number of staff (FTE)( 1)|
|Month (2007)||Number of staff (FTE)( 1)|
|(1) Full-time equivalents.|
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many staff from HM Treasury have been seconded to the Strategy Unit since June, broken down by pay band; and how many such staff are expected to be seconded to his Strategy Unit in the next six months. 
Norman Baker: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on how many occasions since 2002 attempts were made to gain unauthorised access to (a) computers and (b) buildings in his Department; and of those how many were successful. 
Gillian Merron: Since 2002, there have been four recorded attempts to gain unauthorised access to computers in my Department, all of which were successful external hacking. There have been seven recorded attempts to gain unauthorised access to buildings, five of which resulted in unauthorised access.
The Cabinet Office regularly reviews its security processes and procedures to minimise risks to its staff and assets. All breaches are investigated fully and any additional measures required as a consequence are swiftly implemented.
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