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Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the dates were of all meetings his Department's Departmental Board has held in 2007; and if he will place copies of the (a) agenda and (b) minutes of each meeting in the Library. 
Mr. Bradshaw: A summary of proceedings from each scheduled meeting of the Departmental Board is published on the Department's website within three months of the meeting. The Board met on the following dates in 2007:
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many civil servants in his Department (a) transferred to other Government Departments and (b) left the civil service in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Bradshaw: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, my hon. Friend the Member for Wallasey (Angela Eagle) on 13 November 2007, Official Report, columns 203-07W.
Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people aged (a) 30 to 39, (b) 40 to 49, (c) 50 to 59 and (d) 60 to 69 have (i) applied for jobs, (ii) received interviews and (iii) gained (A) temporary and (B) permanent jobs in his Department in 2007. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The Department does not hold age information on applicants or interviewees for temporary posts who are not appointed. We do not hold records on over-60s separately from those on over-50s. The following table presents the data available from existing records without disproportionate cost.
|Age group||Applied||Interviewed||Appointed (to permanent posts)|
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in each of the last five years for which
information is available; what proportion of the total work force they represented; what the total amount of bonuses paid has been; what the largest single payment was in each year; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The table presents the number of staff receiving bonuses, the proportion of staff receiving bonuses (as a percentage), the total amount of bonuses paid and the largest single payment made in each year since 2004-05. Information for 2007-08 is not yet available.
The Department changed its payroll provider in 2003-04. Information on performance bonus payments prior to 2004-05 is only available from individual payslips. To retrieve information for years prior to 2004-05 would therefore incur disproportionate cost.
|Number of staff receiving bonuses||Percentage of staff receiving bonuses||Total amount paid as bonuses (£)||Largest single payment (£)|
Mr. Bradshaw: The Department's library service is responsible for central purchasing of newspapers, magazines and periodicals for library use and for retention by individual units. The Department spent £276,321 on newspapers, magazines and periodical subscriptions in the last 12 months.
Mr. Bradshaw: The Department of Health has not yet set a date for publication of its autumn performance report for 2007. However, it is our intention to publish it before the House rises for the Christmas recess.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which management consultancies his Department has engaged in the last 12 months, broken down by departmental directorate; and which such companies also work (a) as and (b) for providers to the NHS. 
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 3.6 on page 20 of his Departments evidence to the Review Body on Doctors and Dentists Remuneration, how many voluntary redundancies there were over the same period, broken down into clinical and non-clinical redundancies. 
Ann Keen: For the period between 1 April 2006 and 31 March 2007 there were 993 voluntary redundancies. Of these 812 (82 per cent.) were clinical and 181 (18 per cent.) were non-clinical. Only eight (0.08 per cent.) were medical voluntary redundancies.
Ann Keen: The arrangements for accommodation of junior doctors changed as a result of changes in training for doctors in foundation year 1, brought about through modernising medical careers. The change means there is no longer a need for these doctors to be resident on hospital sites.
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