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Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many (a) mobile telephones, (b) personal digital assistants and (c) laptop computers issued to departmental staff were reported (i) lost, (ii) missing and (iii) stolen in each year since 2001. 
Sarah Teather: To ask the Leader of the House how many (a) mobile telephones, (b) personal digital assistants and (c) laptop computers issued to her staff were reported (i) lost, (ii) missing and (iii) stolen in each year since 2001. 
Since June 2007 one laptop has been reported stolen from the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons. The laptop was used to update the office website and did not contain any personal data or other sensitive information.
Mr. Walker: To ask the Leader of the House if she will list the special advisers employed in her office since 6 May 1997; and what the (a) start and (b) end date of employment was in each case. 
Helen Goodman: Since 2003, the Government have published on an annual basis the names and numbers of special advisers in each pay band. For the most recent information I refer the hon. Member to the statement made by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 22 November 2007, Official Report, columns 147-150WS.
Robert Neill: To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission pursuant to the answer of 13 December 2007, Official Report, column 768W, on elections, whether the performance indicators will be in addition to the 200 national performance indicators published by the Department for Communities and Local Government. 
Peter Viggers: The Electoral Commission was given powers under the Electoral Administration Act 2006 to set performance standards for Electoral Registration Officers, Returning Officers and Referendum Counting Officers across Great Britain. The Commission informs me that any standards would apply to these officers in their capacity as independent statutory office holders, rather than to their local authorities. They will therefore be separate from any performance indicators set for local authorities and local authority partnerships in England by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Mr. Spellar: To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission how much was paid to Unlock Democracy for its work on the Scottish elections; and what tendering process was used to award the contract for such work. 
Peter Viggers: The Electoral Commission informs me that Unlock Democracy was paid £14,687 for the research which it carried out on the 2007 Scottish elections, and a report of their findings is available on the Commission's website.
Adam Afriyie: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many nationals of Commonwealth countries serving in the British armed forces have not been permitted to remain in the UK upon returning from active duty in theatre in the last 10 years. 
Commonwealth nationals may apply for settlement under the immigration rules on the basis of completion of four years service in HM armed forces. Prior to 25
October 2004, similar arrangements applied, though in the form of a concession operated outside the immigration rules. The record of decisions in settlement applications made under either of these arrangements, or in other applications for leave, does not specify whether the applicant has seen active duty, and the information requested could therefore be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Colin Challen: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many citizens of other Commonwealth countries served in the UK armed forces in each year of the last 10 years, broken down by country of origin. 
Derek Twigg: The following table shows the number of other (non-UK) Commonwealth citizens (based on nationality) who have served in the UK armed forces(1,)( )(2) by country of origin(3) at 1 April each year.
|0 = zero or rounded to zero. Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.|
(1) Data are for UK regular forces (trained and untrained), including nursing services and excluding full-time Reserve service personnel, Gurkhas, the Home Service battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment and mobilised reservists.
(2) Information by country of origin for Navy personnel is only available post Joint Personal Administration implementation (October 2006 for Navy). Information by country of origin for RAF personnel pre-Joint Personnel Administration (April 2006 for RAF) can be provided only at a disproportionate cost. Information in the table is for Army personnel only in 1998 to 2005; for Army and RAF personnel in 2006 and for all services in 2007. All 2006 and 2007 information is marked as provisional due to the ongoing validation of Army Joint Personnel Administration data.
(3) Figures include personnel from Fiji and Pakistan which were suspended from the Commonwealth in December 2006 and November 2007 respectively and Zimbabwe which withdrew from the Commonwealth in December 2003.
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