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These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies in any large scale recording system.
Daniel Kawczynski: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the value was of each grant provided by his Department and its predecessors, its associated agencies and non-departmental public bodies to (a) Shrewsbury and Atcham borough council, (b) Shropshire county council and (c) Telford and the Wrekin borough council in (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 2007-08; and what grants have been planned for 2008-09. 
The only grants made by the Department to the Councils listed have been in relation to electoral matters. The grants have been paid under
section 31 of the Local Government Act 2003 which allows for Ministers to provide support to local authorities towards expenditure incurred in implementing the collection of personal identifiers (under Section 14 of the Electoral Administration Act 2006) and in delivering electoral modernisation pilots.
(a) Shrewsbury and Atcham£10,708.25
(c) Telford and the Wrekin£35,471.20
(a) Shrewsbury and Atcham - 39,500
(a) Shrewsbury and Atcham£9,086.22
(c) Telford and the Wrekin£34,493.58
(a) Shrewsbury and Atcham£1,096,165
Section 31 Grants are planned to be paid to Shrewsbury and Atcham and Telford and Wrekin borough councils for electoral registration data standards in 2008-09 but the exact amounts payable have yet to be finalised.
Maria Eagle: Data collected on prosecutions for assisting or attempting to assist suicide do not differentiate between online and off-line actions but the overall number of prosecutions for these offences is low.
The following table, which is based on information supplied by the Youth Justice Board, shows the number of restraints by month in young
offender institutions and secure training centres from April to December 2007. Data for January 2008 are not yet available.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children aged (a) nought to two, (b) two to 10 and (c) over 10 years old were adopted in each of the last five years. 
Kevin Brennan: Statistical information on the total number of adoptions in England and Wales by age of child for the years 1996 to 2006 is included in Table 2a of the document Adoptions 2006, published by the Office for National Statistics. A copy of this publication is available in the House Library and on the National Statistics website at:
http://www. statistics. gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=15049.
John Hemming: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much he has budgeted for (a) adoption support and (b) special guardianship as part of childrens services grant for each of the financial years 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11. 
Kevin Brennan: Local authorities fund adoption and special guardianship services from their formula grant allocations. This grant, which is paid by the Department for Communities and Local Government, is unhypothecated and does not identify funding for any specific area of local authorities activity.
The childrens services grant, which in 2006-07 and 2007-08 included an element of funding to support implementation of the Adoption and Children Act 2002, has been subsumed within the formula grant from 2008-09. The formula grant has been increased to reflect this transfer.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many air miles were travelled by Ministers in his Department in each year since its establishment; and what estimate he has made of the total amount of carbon dioxide emissions produced as a result; 
(2) how many miles he and other Ministers in his Department travelled on short haul flights in the last 12 months; and what estimate he has made of the total amount of carbon dioxide emissions produced as a result of these flights. 
Kevin Brennan: Since 1999 the Government have published a list of all overseas travel by Cabinet Ministers costing over £500. Information for the last financial year was published on 25 July 2007. Details for the current financial year will be published as soon as possible after the end of the financial year. From next year, the list will include details of overseas visits undertaken by all Ministers. All ministerial travel is undertaken in accordance with the Ministerial Code.
All central Government ministerial and official air travel has been offset from 1 April 2006. Departmental aviation emissions are calculated on an annual basis and subsequently offset through payments to a central fund. The fund purchases certified emissions reductions credits from energy efficiency and renewable energy products with sustainable development benefits, located in developing countries.
In addition, offsetting the flights of Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department for International Development, and the Prime Minister has been backdated to 1 April 2005.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much was paid by his Department to Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries in each financial year since 2000; which contracts were awarded by his Department to Capita Group plc in each year from 2000-01 to the most recent available date; what the cost was of each contract; what penalties for default were imposed in contract provisions; what the length was of each contract; whether the contract was advertised; how many companies applied for the contract; how many were short-listed; what criteria were used for choosing a company; what provision was made for renewal without re-tender in each case; and if he will make a statement. 
The expenditure relates to payments recorded in the Departments integrated financial information system and credited against Capita Group plc or its subsidiaries. The figure for 2007-08 is for amounts credited up to December 2007.
A complete answer to the question which contracts were awarded by his Department to Capita Group plc in each year from 2000-01 to the latest available date; what the cost was of each contract; what the length was of each contract could be supplied only at disproportionate cost as the Department does not maintain a central record of all contracts.
|Contract||Year let||Contract length (year)||Contract value (£ million)|
|(1) Terminated October 2002|
(2) Terminated August 2006
(3) Contract novated to Learning and Skills Council April 2005
(4) This is a framework agreement and the value of the overall contract is dependant on the number of individual contracts awarded to Capita.
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