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James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) on licences and (b) off licences to sell alcohol under the Licensing Act 2003 were subject to (i) review and (ii) revocation as a result of (A) selling alcohol to persons under the age of 18 and (B) disorderly conduct, broken down by (1) police force area and (2) local authority area in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: This information is not held centrally.
Past and future statistical bulletins on licences to sell alcohol include the number of licences revoked, but do not indicate why. Licences may be revoked on review for one or more reasons relating to the four licensing objectives or breaches of licensing law including sales to children, disorderly conduct and breach of licensing conditions.
Although the DCMS Statistical Bulletin on Alcohol, Entertainment and Late Night Refreshment, which was published on 8 November, does not show numbers reviewed as a result of sales to under-18s it did show that 44 reviews were completed in the 12 months to March 2007 following closure under section 161 (closure orders for identified premises) which covers noise disturbance and disorder. The bulletin also showed that between April 2006 and March 2007, there were 693 reviews, which resulted in:
|(1) Not possible under old laws.|
Mr. Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what contracts his Department has with external consultants; what the total value, including all VAT and disbursements, of these contracts are for the current financial year; how long each contract lasts; and what the forecast total value is of each contract. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Department currently has the following ongoing contracts with external consultants for the current financial year 2007-08:
|Contract||Total value paid this year (£)||Length||Forecast value (£)|
|(1) Including VAT and disbursements. (2) Unknown.|
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the percentage turnover of staff was in (a) his Department and (b) his Department's agencies in (i) the last 12-month period and (ii) the last 24-month period for which figures are available. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The information is in the table.
| Notes: 1. All leavers have been used to calculate turnover. This includes staff on loan returning to their parent departments. 2. DCMS encourages staff interchange with other departments. At any one time 23 per cent. to 25 per cent. of staff are on loan. 3. The Royal Parks Constabulary (RPC) have been excluded from the figures relating to the Royal Parks Agency as these staff were transferred to the Metropolitan Police Service on 31 March 2006.|
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel he plans to be stationed in Northern Ireland as of the end of 2008, broken down by location. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth [holding answer 3 December 2007]: On current plans, there will be some 4,900 armed forces personnel stationed in Northern Ireland at 31 December 2008, with the principal regular units situated at the following locations:
As I said in my written ministerial statement of 25 July 2007, the military footprint in Northern Ireland is now broadly comparable to that in the rest of the UK with the majority of forces training and preparing for operations worldwide. Although this is the planned number of armed forces personnel with a home base in Northern Ireland, the actual number of personnel present will be less as some of the units will be deployed on rest of the world operations.
Colin Burgon: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which units of the Colombian security forces UK military assistance is not provided to; and for what reasons. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: The UK's Defence engagement is aimed at personnel from across Colombia's large armed forces, and not individual units. Current military assistance to Colombia is primarily concerned with education; there are strong emphases on training regarding human rights and the disposal of explosive devices in order to reduce the numbers of deaths, both civilian and military, from them. However, there are some aspects of military assistance which we do not give specific details as to do so could endanger not only the effectiveness of the support but also the lives of the British and Colombian personnel involved. The Parliamentary Ombudsman has upheld this decision.
Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence from which Government Departments officials have met with the team carrying out the review of the UK Hydrographic Office; and how many such meetings have taken place. 
Derek Twigg: The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is a trading fund within the Ministry of Defence. Departments routinely carry out reviews of trading funds from time to time as part of the ownership role. In February 2007, I announced that we would carry out a review of the structural and ownership options for the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO). This is due to report at the end of the year.
During the course of the study, the study team met with officials from the following UK Government Departments:
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs;
Department for Transport (including the Maritime and Coastguard Agency);
Her Majesty's Treasury;
Office of Fair Trading; and
Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.
These Departments were engaged at numerous points throughout the study but we do not hold records of the precise number of meetings held.
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what the policy is on the temperature at which each working area of each building on the parliamentary estate for which the House of Commons Commission is responsible is maintained. 
Nick Harvey: General practice is to maintain a temperature of around 21 degrees Celsius in all office areas. The temperature in non-office areas may vary depending on the activity in that room. The statutory minimum temperature as given under the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 is 16 degrees Celsius after the first hour of working; unless the work involves strenuous physical exertion. Where possible, individuals' comfort preferences are taken into consideration. This however is subject to the limitations of the control available by each building's management control system and the need to provide thermal balance between areas.
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission on how many occasions the fire alarm in Portcullis House has been set off since May 2005; and how many times there was a fire. 
Nick Harvey: During the period May 2005 to end November 2007 there were 28 fire alarm incidents in Portcullis House. Of these:
three were actual fires;
five were accidental actuations, e.g. damage to call points;
11 resulted from system faults;
four were caused by engineers while working on the system;
five were caused by contractors or as a result of maintenance work.
Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to the answer of 14 November 2007, Official Report, column 312W, on departmental consultations, when he plans to place copies of the 18 responses in the Library. 
Mr. Hain: We are currently checking with participants to ensure they are content for their responses to be published. I hope for this to be completed as soon as possible, at which stage I will place a copy in the Library.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the percentage turnover of staff was in his Department in (a) the last 12-month period and (b) the last 24-month period for which figures are available. 
Mr. Hain: The turnover of Wales Office staff in the 2006-07 financial year was 32 per cent. Figures for earlier years are not available and could be achieved only at disproportionate cost.
The number reflects the fact that the Wales Office is a small organisation. Around half of the staff at any time are on loan, and they will often move after two years. It also includes internal movements of staff, not just numbers in and out.
David Simpson: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much has been spent by No. 10 Downing Street on advertising in the last 12 months. 
Edward Miliband: For these purposes the Prime Ministers Office forms part of the Cabinet Office. The answer given therefore is for the whole of the Cabinet Office. The Departments expenditure on campaign advertising for 2006-07 was £22,148.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what reviews have been undertaken of his Departments rules on data protection in the last two years; if he will place in the Library a copy of the report of the last review of his Departments compliance with data protection laws; and if (a) his Department and (b) his Departments agencies will undertake a review of their compliance with data protection laws. 
Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what procedures are in place in his Department to ensure that personal information relating to members of the public is (a) stored and (b) transported securely. 
Mr. Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) on how many occasions the Information Commissioner was contacted by his Department to report breaches of data protection security in each of the last five years; 
(2) how many breaches of data protection security there were in (a) his Department and (b) his Department's agencies in each of the last five years; and if he will provide details of each breach. 
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