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Andrew Stunell: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of new buildings approved by his Department were built to the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (a) very good and (b) excellent standard in each of the last five years; and what the construction cost of those buildings was. 
Jonathan Shaw: The Secretary of State can confirm that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) approved four new buildings through the period 2003-07. Of these 25 per cent. achieved very good and 75 per cent. achieved excellent under the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) methodology, the very good rated project was a high containment laboratory complex.
In addition to the above DEFRA completed five number major refurbishments through 2003-07 and of these 40 per cent. achieved very good and 20 per cent. achieved an excellent rating under the BREEAM methodology.
Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many confirmed security breaches of databases controlled by his Department occurred in each of the last five years; whether the breach resulted from internal or external sources in each case; how many records were compromised on each occasion; and what estimate was made of the total number of records accessible to the individuals concerned. 
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many Departmental employees were paid (a) over £60,000 and (b) over £100,000 per annum, inclusive of bonuses, in the most recent financial year for which figures are available. 
This data relates to staff in core-DEFRA and those Agencies covered by the core-Departments reward arrangements (Animal Health, Pesticides Safety Directorate, Veterinary Medicines Directorate, Marine and Fisheries Agency and Government Decontamination Services).
Bonuses are used to reward excellent performance during the year, and are based on a judgment of how well an individual has performed relative to their peers. Performance related pay schemes encourage high attainment because bonuses have to be earned each year. They help drive high performance in departments and agencies and support better public service delivery.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the standard terms and conditions of purchase used by his Department in procurement of goods and services from the private sector prohibit the assignment of debt. 
Jonathan Shaw: Yes, the standard terms and conditions of purchase used by the Department in procurement of goods and services from the private sector include a prohibition against assignment. This is a common provision where one party does not wish to deal with a third party it has not chosen to deal with as the other contracting party.
Mr. Letwin: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the Winter Supplementary Estimates (HC 29), if he will break down his Department's (a) main estimate and (b) winter supplementary estimate provision by subhead in (i) near cash and (ii) non-cash terms. 
Jonathan Shaw: Near-cash and non-cash are essentially used as Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) budgetary control concepts and are not specifically identified with voted resources in estimates. However, we have been able to break down net total resources for each section in the Part II: Subhead detail table of our Main Estimate and Winter Supplementary Estimate as follows:
|Part II SubheadMain Estimate|
|Non-cash||Near-cash||Net total resource|
|Part II SubheadWinter Supplementary Estimate|
|Non-cash||Near-cash||Net Total Resource|
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