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Mr. Spellar: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps were taken to (a) prevent similar losses and (b) examine data protection procedures in (i) HM Revenue and Customs and (ii) other parts of HM Treasury following the loss of the disc containing data for Standard Life customers in transit between HM Revenue and Customs in Newcastle and Standard Life in Edinburgh; and if he will make a statement. 
In his interim report, published on 17 December, Kieran Poynter noted that HMRC had already put in place a number of measures to tighten its data handling. This report is available in the Library of the House. He is expected to consider the need for any further procedural changes in his final report which is due in the first half of 2008.
HMT are playing a full part in the Cabinet Office data handling exercise. A data handling workstream has been set up to manage the exercise and the risks associated with information handling. On 18 December the HMT permanent secretary e-mailed all staff reminding them of their responsibilities. This covered all aspects of security.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 16 January 2008, Official Report, column 1341W, on departmental data protection, whether the investigation related to the two child benefit discs missing from HM Revenue and Customs. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many of his Department's personal digital assistants were (a) lost and (b) stolen in each of the last five years; and what the value of those items was. 
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Mr. Walker: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the special advisers employed in his Department since 6 May 1997; and what the (a) start and (b) end date of employment was in each case. 
Angela Eagle: 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 147-50WS.
Mr. Randall: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what public information booklets were published by his Department in 2007; and what the (a) print run and (b) cost to the Department was in each case. 
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Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 12 December 2007, Official Report, column 615W, on departmental training, how many Treasury away days were undertaken in each of the last five years. 
Angela Eagle: No central records are held on Treasury teams' away days and the information could be obtained only at a disproportionate cost. In common with other organisations in the public and private sectors the Treasury uses away days for work-planning, training and staff development purposes.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the employment rate was for (a) lone parents, (b) the disabled and (c) the over 50s in each year since 1997, broken down by constituency. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking what the employment rate was for (a) lone parents, (b) the disabled and (c) the over 50s in each year since 1997, broken down by constituency. (185941).
Information in the form requested is not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Evans: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the UK financial contribution was towards maintaining, staffing and operating the representative offices of the European Commission in (a) EU capitals, (b) non-EU capitals and (c) other locations in each of the last 10 years. 
Angela Eagle: The UK makes its contributions to the EC Budget as a whole and not to individual spending programmes within it. There is therefore no specific UK contribution to the areas of expenditure referred to.
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