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Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department and its agencies spent on end-of-year bonus payments in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Randall: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families 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. 
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many full-time equivalent staff are responsible for brand management and marketing in his Department and its agencies. 
Kevin Brennan: The Department currently has one full-time corporate brand and publications manager, and 16.7 full-time equivalent staff working across a wide range of marketing functions. Information about staffing in arms length bodies is not held centrally.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department, its predecessors and its agencies spent on staff working on (a) marketing and (b) branding in the last 12 month period for which figures are available. 
Kevin Brennan: Due to a major recent reorganisation of how the Department handles its communications function, historical information can be provided only at disproportionate cost. However, the Department is currently spending an annual equivalent of £801,710 on staff working on marketing and £33,417 on staff working on branding.
Kevin Brennan: The Departments recruitment policy will not be affected. Recruitment to the civil service on the grounds of nationality is statutorily based and supported by the Civil Service Commissioners Rules.
Reduce the need to recycle and make recycling easier;
Identify materials which may be reusable or recyclable;
Feed back re-usable waste into the Department's own management systems;
Re-use, recycle segregate and legally store and dispose of waste;
Keep reviewing this policy to ensure if aligns with Government intent and adopt any new initiatives, where appropriate;
Encourage the generation of new ideas by staff to improve our waste handling;
Learn from our peers in the public sector and benchmark our progress; and
Work with our recycling suppliers to develop more sustainable methods and reward innovation.
In the Department's Sustainable Development in Government return for 2005/06 we were pleased to report 43 per cent. of our waste recycled and the 2010 target already met. The Departments return for 2006/07 is due for publication by the Sustainable Development Commission soon.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what (a) reviews, (b) consultations and (c) taskforces his Department is (i) responsible for and (ii) scheduled to undertake; on what date each (A) started and (B) is expected to be completed; and what the purpose is of each. 
Kevin Brennan [holding answer 3 December 2007]: To provide a full breakdown of reviews, consultations and taskforces for which the Department is responsible would incur disproportionate cost. The consultations currently being carried out by the Department's central consultation unit are as follows:
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Seeks views on the proposed structure and level of fees payable to Ofsted by child care providers joining the Early Years Register or compulsory part of the Ofsted Childcare Register from September 2008 as well as proposals for changes to the subsidy arrangements.
The implementation of the Independent Safeguarding Authority scheme, under the terms of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 will introduce the most stringent vetting and barring service yet. The scheme will protect both children and vulnerable adults by preventing those who are known to pose a risk of harm accessing these groups through their work. The consultation seeks views on a wide range of policy issues that will ensure the successful implementation of the Act. This consultation is jointly published by the Department for Children, Schools and Families, Home Office, and the Department of Health.
This consultation seeks views on the proposed Home Access programme that aims to ensure every family with 5 to 19-year-old learners in England has access to learning where and when they need it through access to ICT resources and support at home.
In conjunction with his announcement that from 2011, every 11 to 14-year-old will be given, hands-on lessons in how to cook cheap, healthy dishes from simple, fresh ingredients, Ed Balls asked people to e-mail suggestions for simple, healthy recipes which young people could learn to cook.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will list the (a) special advisers and (b) Ministerial appointees in possession of a security pass enabling access to his Departments main building in the month prior to the prorogation of Parliament for the 2005 general election. 
Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of working days lost by his Departments staff was attributed to stress-related conditions in the most recent year for which figures are available. 
Kevin Brennan: The percentage of working days lost by my Departments staff attributed to stress-related conditions during the six months from July to December amount to 15 per cent. of all working days lost due to sickness absence. The Department was set up as part of the Machinery of Government changes on 28 June 2007, so the percentage is based on figures from 1 July to 31 December 2007 (the latest information available).
The Department is committed to providing a safe working environment and has put in place a range of measures to support managers and employees on health and wellbeing issues, including the provision of professional counselling and support from the Departments Employee Assistance Provider, Right Corecare. The Department has piloted a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Stress Questionnaire in one part of the organisation and conducted Individual Stress Risk Assessments for employees who require them. It will shortly be launching a comprehensive Stress Prevention Policy, based on HSE Management Standards.
Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what average hourly rate his Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by employment agency. 
Kevin Brennan: The Department was established in June 2007. The average hourly rate paid by my Department to employment agencies for agency staff in the financial year 2007-08 is set out in the following table.
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|(1) Grades AA and AO have now been replaced by EA.|
Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many vehicles were (a) owned and (b) purchased by his Department and its predecessor in each of the last 10 years. 
The number of vehicles owned and purchased by the Department for Children, Schools
and Families and its predecessor is as follows and is subject to a statutory disposal schedule of seven years.
|Vehicles owned||Vehicles purchased|
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