Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much was spent on advertising by (a) his Department and (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) executive agency for which his Department is responsible in each year since 2005. 
All the staff in the Scotland Office are on secondment from the Scottish Executive or the
Ministry of Justice, which are both committed to achieving a work life balance for all staff. No staff in the Office have formally worked from home in the last year.
Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which public relations companies had contracts with (a) his Department and (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) executive agency for which his Department is responsible since 2004. 
Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many journeys his Department's (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants made between London and Scotland on official business in each month since May 2007. 
David Cairns: The information requested is set out in the following table. There were no journeys by car. In relation to ministerial journeys, the information relates to travel paid by the Scotland Office. This does not include weekly travel between London and Ministers' homes in Scotland, paid by the House of Commons.
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| Note: A return journey is classed as one journey; if, for example, the outward leg of a journey is undertaken by air and the return by train, this is shown as 0.5 of a journey under each column.|
Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many litres of bottled water were purchased by his Department in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: Civil service statistics are collected by ONS from the Annual Civil Service Employment Survey. The latest published statistics are for the year to 30 September 2006. This shows for the Department for Transport a headcount of 20 and 10 FTEs aged under 18 years.
Jim Fitzpatrick: The salary range for each pay band in the Department for Transport is given in the following tables which show the minimum and maximum salary for each grade encompassing the individual pay rates of the central Department and agencies.
|Specialist grades which are outside of the aforementioned|
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the current average basic pay for full-time equivalent (a) men and (b) women in (i) AA, (ii) AO and (iii) EO or equivalent grades is in each of her Departments bargaining units. 
Jim Fitzpatrick [holding answer 28 February 2008]: The current average basic pay for men and women within each of the Departments bargaining units is shown in the following table. London and outside London salaries are included within the averages shown.
VOSA levels made up of both technical and non-technical staff. Technical posts attract a market premium and these posts are predominantly filled by male staff.
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