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Departmental Official Residences

Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many ministerial residences were available to Cabinet Office Ministers in each of the last 10 years. [183186]

Mr. Watson: Official residences are assigned to Ministers by the Prime Minister either on grounds of security or in order to allow them to perform better their official duties. Rules on the use of official residences are set out in the Ministerial Code. Official residences which have been allocated to Ministers in the last 10 years are as follows:

Departmental Security

Chris Grayling: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will list the (a) special advisers and (b) ministerial appointees in possession of a security pass enabling access to his Department's main building in the month prior to the prorogation of Parliament for the 2005 general election. [182255]

Mr. Watson: It is established practice not to provide details on pass access to Government buildings for security reasons.

Employment Agencies

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much his Department paid to recruitment agencies in relation to departmental appointments in each year since 1997. [184919]

Mr. Watson: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the right hon. Member for Maidenhead (Mrs. May) on 24 July 2007, Official Report, column 985W, by the then Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office (Gillian Merron).

Government Departments: Data Protection

Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what information his Department holds on the Civil Service grade of senior information risk owners in each Department. [186860]

Mr. Watson: The Cabinet Office does not collate this information.

Inspectorate Review of Government Information Assurance

Greg Clark: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will place in the Library (a) the full version of the report by Nick Coleman, Inspectorate Review of Government Information Assurance, and (b) the summary paper of the report. [180994]


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Mr. Watson: Nick Coleman was asked to work on information assurance activity across government to help inform the National Information Assurance Strategy and its implementation. A discussion document was published in June 2007 alongside the national strategy. Since then he has continued his work and the final report has not yet been completed. The current cross-government review on data handling is drawing on his expertise and work to date.

Intimidation

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) how many cases of bullying have been reported in his Department in each of the last 12 months; [182884]

(2) whether any cases of bullying have been reported in the Prime Minister's Office in the last 12 months. [185183]

Mr. Watson: The Prime Minister's Office forms an integral part of the Cabinet Office. In order to protect the confidentiality and privacy of individuals, it is standard Government practice not to publish records relating to five or less individuals.

Ministers: Pay

Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many and what percentage of Ministers have not taken the maximum ministerial salary entitlement in each of the last 10 years, broken down by Government department. [178710]

Mr. Watson [holding answer 29 January 2008]: Government lists are available in the Library of the House. The list provides details of Ministers who are unpaid. The detailed information requested in respect of Ministers who have not taken their maximum salary entitlement is not held.

Official Residences

Mr. Pickles: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on what date the right hon. Member for Sheffield, Brightside vacated the Government house in Pimlico. [183520]

Mr. Watson: My right hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield, Brightside (Mr. Blunkett) vacated the Government house in Pimlico in March 2006.

Organogram

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will place in the Library a copy of the organogram of his Department's Strategy Unit. [185237]

Mr. Watson: An organogram of the Strategy Unit is available on the Cabinet Office website at:

I have also placed copies in the Library of the House.

Public Appointments

Mr. Spellar: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which public appointments for which his
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Department is responsible Sir Alistair Graham has held; and what total annual salary he has received in respect of such appointments in each of the last five financial years. [184563]

Mr. Watson: Sir Alistair was a member of the Committee on Standards in Public Life; a public body sponsored by the Cabinet Office, between 1 October 2003 and 25 April 2004, and was appointed Chairman with effect from 26 April 2004. As a member, Sir Alistair's time commitment was on average two days per month for which he received £180 per day. As chairman, Sir Alistair's time commitment was on average two days per week. From 26 April 2004 to 5 May 2005 he received £380 per day and from 6 May 2005 to 25 April 2007 he received £440 per day.

His fees were as follows.

£ Daily rate (£)

December 2003 to March 2004

720

180

April 2004 to March 2005

28,290

(1)( )380

April 2005 to March 2006

37,840

440

April 2006 to March 2007

44,000

440

(1) Until 1 June 2004 then £440.

Sir Alistair did not claim any fee for April 2007

There are no records of Sir Alistair having served on any other Cabinet Office public bodies in the last five years.

Sexual Harassment

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many complaints of (a) sexual harassment and (b) sexual discrimination have been made by staff in his Department in the most recent year for which figures are available. [184695]

Mr. Watson: The information requested is as follows:

Social Exclusion: Elderly

Greg Mulholland: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what consideration he gave to social exclusion among older people in developing (a) the Reaching Out action plan and (b) the Government's public service agreement on social exclusion. [184898]

Phil Hope: ‘Reaching out: an Action Plan on Social Exclusion’ and the Socially Excluded Adults PSA do not focus on older people as specific groups, but by embodying the Government's emphasis on prevention and early intervention, aim to help tackle exclusion before it begins.

The Department for Work and Pension's Later Life PSA; the Social Exclusion Task Force-funded research project analysing social exclusion amongst all age groups and the former Social Exclusion Unit report, ‘A Sure Start to Later Life: Ending Inequalities for Older People’, all focus more specifically on tackling existing exclusion among older people.


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