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(3) Using boundaries as of 2007 for all years.
Mr. Philip Hammond:
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what reviews have been undertaken of his Department's 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 Department's compliance with data protection laws; and if (a) his Department and (b) his Department's agencies will undertake a review of their compliance with data protection laws. 
Jane Kennedy: I refer the hon. Member to the statement made by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 21 November, Official Report, column 1179. The review by the Cabinet Secretary and security experts is looking at procedures within Departments and agencies for the storage and use of data. A statement on Departments' procedures will be made on completion of the review.
I refer the hon. Member to the statement made by right hon. Friend the Prime
Minister on 21 November 2007, Official Report, column 1179. The review by the Cabinet Secretary and security experts is looking at procedures within Departments and agencies for the storage and use of data. A statement on Departments procedures will be made on completion of the review.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of his Department's staff are employed within each salary band; what the title and role of each position within each salary band is; and for each salary band what the (a) bonus structure, (b) retirement provision, (c) expenses provision, (d) total expenses incurred in each of the last 10 years, (e) average age of employee, (f) number of (i) women and (ii) men and (g) ethnic composition are. 
|Salary band information as at 31 October 2007|
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Bonuses are paid in two circumstances: performance bonuses are those linked to the annual staff appraisal system; special bonuses are those paid to recognise exceptional performance for specific contributions or pieces of work during the year or situations outside the normal expectations of the post.
Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much each telephone contact centre for which his Department is responsible has (a) cost and (b) generated in income in each financial year since their establishment. 
Angela Eagle: I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer given to the right hon. Member for Maidenhead (Mrs. May) on 25 July 2007, Official Report, column 1186W and to the hon. Member for Fareham (Mr. Hoban) on 10 September 2007, Official Report, column 1970W.
This figure includes most, but not all, first-class train travel by HMT staff. We do not hold central records of train tickets bought with corporate credit cards or for which paper claims are submitted. This information could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your questions regarding how many and what proportion of people in Suffolk were aged 65 years and over in each year since 1997. (171620)
Table 1 shows the population aged 65 and over and the percentage of population aged 65 and over for Suffolk for the years requested.
The latest population estimates available are for mid-2006.
|Table 1: Population aged 65 and over and percentage of population aged 65 and over for Suffolk|
|Mid-year||65 plus||Percentage of population 65 plus|
Data are rounded to the nearest 1000
Office for National Statistics
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what Government contracts have been awarded to PricewaterhouseCoopers for the purposes of administering an insolvency in which the Government was a creditor in the last 10 years; and what percentage of Government debt was recovered in each case. 
Angela Eagle: Information on individual contracts is not held centrally and Government interest in the contracts is not identified at project summary level. It would be necessary to review all professional services contracts with PricewaterhouseCoopers with each Department who may have been involved in insolvency work and this would incur disproportionate cost. Legal, contractual and ethical protocols safeguard propriety.
Mr. Boris Johnson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was distributed under the Barnett formula to (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland as a result of expenditure on London in each of the last 10 years. 
Andy Burnham: The Barnett Formula gives the Devolved Administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland shares of changes in public expenditure allocations to UK Government Departments. It is a matter for individual UK Government Departments to allocate spending to individual regions of England such as London. Details of operation of the Barnett Formula are available in the Treasury publication Funding the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly: Statement of Funding Policy.
John Hemming: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will ensure all CD burners are removed from HM Revenue and Customs computer departments until security procedures have been reviewed. 
Jane Kennedy: I understand that staff access to removable media has already been disabled. Desktop PCs and laptops in HMRC are no longer able to read CDs, floppy disks, USB storage and other memory card devices. This facility can only be re-enabled with the authorisation of a director or the senior member of staff responsible for data transfer in the appropriate business area.
Jane Kennedy: HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is conducting a series of regional reviews of all its accommodation across the UK to match it to future operational requirements. By consolidating work in fewer locations HMRC will be able to provide a better service at a lower cost to the taxpayer.
HMRC is currently considering feedback from consultation on its initial proposals for rationalising its estate in the Belfast urban centre. All HMRC's other offices in Northern Ireland will be reviewed together next year, in order to facilitate the completion of an equality impact assessment of its proposals. Decisions will be announced after the completion of full consultation and subsequent evaluation of the proposals. HMRC is fully committed to complying with its statutory obligations in Northern Ireland.
Mark Williams: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff were employed (a) in each salary grade and (b) in each region by HM Revenue and Customs (i) in 2005 and (ii) on the latest date for which figures are available. 
[holding answer 4 December 2007]: The numbers of staff employed by HM Revenue and
Customs in each Government Office Region at the relevant dates are shown in the following table.
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