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Social Rented Housing: Sales

Margaret Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of total revenue of registered social landlords in England and Wales was generated from sales of property in the latest period for which figures are available. [188870]

Mr. Iain Wright: The global accounts 2006 published by the Housing Corporation (the regulator for housing associations in England) show that turnover for the social landlord sector was £9,061 million of which the surplus on sales of assets amounted to £536 million, 6 per cent. of the total revenue.

Due to the way various sales are disclosed within the accounts, it is not possible to arrive at the complete figure for sales of properties. Significantly, the surplus on sales figure stated above is the net result of revenue less cost and does not therefore reflect the full revenue from sales. In addition, housing associations derive revenue from the sale of shared ownership homes, a significant element of which is not included in the figure above.

Duchy of Lancaster

Data Protection

Mr. Wallace: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) whether the Sub-Committee on Information Security has a member of HM Treasury on it; [169741]

(2) whether the Sub-Committee on Information Security issued any instructions to (a) HM Treasury, (b) HM Revenue and Customs and (c) the Department for Work and Pensions on information security in the last 12 months; [169742]

(3) whether the Sub-Committee on Information Security has received any reports of security breaches at (a) HM Treasury, (b) HM Revenue and Customs and (c) the Department for Work and Pensions in the last two years; [169743]


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(4) when the Sub-Committee on Information Security last discussed information security at HM Revenue and Customs; [169744]

(5) whether the Sub-Committee on Information Security found any weaknesses in the integrity system at (a) HM Treasury and (b) HM Revenue and Customs in the last two years; [169745]

(6) when the IT security officers forum met in the last three years; and whether a representative of (a) HM Treasury and (b) HM Revenue and Customs attended; [169746]

(7) whether minutes of the IT security officers forum will be made available to investigators looking at the recent HM Revenue and Customs data loss; [169747]

(8) whether the IT security officers forum has discussed security at (a) HM Revenue and Customs and (b) the Department for Work and Pensions in the last two years; [169748]

(9) when the last reassessment of risk was reported to his Office by (a) each Government Department and (b) his Office in accordance with section 0 (24) of the Manual of Protective Security; [169749]

(10) whether the Interdepartmental Committee on Protective Security has a member of HM Treasury on it; [169750]

(11) whether the Interdepartmental Committee on Protective Security has issued any instructions to (a) HM Treasury, (b) HM Revenue and Customs and (c) the Department for Work and Pensions on information security in the last 12 months; [169751]

(12) whether the Interdepartmental Committee on Protective Security received any reports of security breaches at (a) HM Treasury, (b) HM Revenue and Customs and (c) the Department for Work and Pensions in the last two years; [169752]

(13) when the Interdepartmental Committee on Protective Security last discussed information security at HM Revenue and Customs; [169753]

(14) whether the Interdepartmental Committee on Protective Security found any weakness in the integrity system at (a) HM Treasury and (b) HM Revenue and Customs during the last two years. [169754]

Edward Miliband: The Sub-Committee on Information Security and the Interdepartmental Committee on Protective Security were replaced in 2004 with sub-committees of the Official Committee on Security. It is established practice not to disclose the details of attendees and activities of official committees.

Departmental Responsibilities: Electronic Government

Margaret Moran: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which projects relating to (a) e-democracy, (b) digital inclusion and (c) transformational government are the responsibility of his Department. [189906]

Mr. Watson: As set out in the comprehensive spending review the Minister for the Cabinet Office, who chairs the new Cabinet Committee on Public Engagement and the Delivery of Services, and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury hold operational departments to account for the delivery of the Transformational Government commitments within the Service Transformation
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Agreement. Each Secretary of State is responsible for the delivery of service transformation projects within his or her department.

The Cabinet Office is not responsible for any projects on e-democracy or digital inclusion.

Drinking Water

Mr. Spellar: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much his Department spent on bottled water in the latest year for which figures are available. [189797]

Mr. Watson: This information is not separately identified in the Cabinet Office accounts and can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Non-Profit Making Associations

Margaret Moran: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) what his Department’s (a) procurement and (b) tendering policy is in respect of social enterprises; [186653]

(2) how many contracts his Department has with social enterprises; and what the value of each of those contracts is. [186654]

Phil Hope: Businesses that are awarded contracts by the Cabinet Office are not currently required to state whether they are social enterprises and no detailed central record of contracts awarded is held. Therefore the information for the department as a whole is available only at disproportionate cost.

Since 1 April 2007, the Office of the Third Sector within the Cabinet Office has contracted with a number of social enterprises and social enterprise representative bodies either as strategic partners and/or for other services including:


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The total value of the contracts and grants awarded to the social enterprises since 1 April 2007 is £3,583,300.

Office of the Third Sector: Manpower

Mr. Maude: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many full-time equivalent staff work within his Department's Office of the Third Sector. [191027]

Phil Hope: There are 54 full-time equivalent staff working in the Office of the Third Sector as at 28 February 2008.

Mr. Maude: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many staff who work in the Office of the Third Sector were previously (a) Government special advisers, (b) Labour party employees and (c) trades union employees. [191093]

Phil Hope: All civil servants are required to conduct themselves in accordance with the “Civil Service Code” and the “Civil Service Management Code”. Information relating to an individual's employment history is confidential between an employer and an employee.

Public Appointments

Mr. Spellar: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 19 February 2008 to Question 184563, which public appointments, other than those for which his Department is directly responsible, Sir Alistair Graham has held; and what salary he has received in respect of those appointments, in each of the last five years. [188986]

Mr. Watson: For information on Sir Alistair Graham’s public appointments prior to June 2006, I refer my right hon. Friend to the reply given to him by my right hon. Friend the Member for North-West Durham (Hilary Armstrong) on 15 June 2006, Official Report, columns 1378-9W.

In addition to the public appointments for which the Cabinet Office are responsible, outlined in my earlier reply to him on 19 February 2008, Official Report, columns 689-90W, other public appointments held by Sir Alistair since 2006 are set out in the following table with remuneration details:

Sponsor Department Body Position Dates in post Remuneration

Department for Transport

British Transport Police Authority

Chair

From 1 July 2004 for 4 years

60 days a year at £25,800 with inflationary rises.

Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills

Appeals Committee

Registered as a potential Appeals Committee Chair

Not used since 2006

0

Ministry of Justice

Employment Appeals Tribunal

Member

1 April 2003 to date

£4,852 since April 2006

(7 days during 2006-07 at £276 per day and 10 days during 2007-08 at £292 per day)


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Television

Mr. Maude: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many plasma television screens have been purchased by (a) the Cabinet Office and its agencies and (b) other offices for which he has responsibility in such matters, and at what cost in the last 24 months. [191025]

Mr. Watson: The information requested can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Voluntary Organisations

Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what estimate he has made of the proportion of contracts awarded to third sector organisations that provide public services in Chorley constituency that are three-year contracts; and what progress has been made on increasing the proportion of such contracts which are of a three-year duration. [191200]

Phil Hope: This information is currently not held centrally.

I will be reporting on government progress in meeting the three year funding commitment to HM Treasury on
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an annual basis. The first report will be made in the autumn 2008 and will be laid before Parliament. It is expected that local authorities will be making reports on three year funding from 2009 onwards.

Voluntary Work: Shipley

Philip Davies: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) what progress has been made towards ensuring third sector organisations providing services in Shipley constituency are awarded three year contracts; [191585]

(2) what estimate he has made of the proportion of contracts awarded to third sector organisations that provide services in Shipley constituency that are three year contracts. [191586]

Phil Hope: This information is currently not held centrally.

I will be reporting on Government progress in meeting the three year funding commitment to HM Treasury on an annual basis. The first report will be made in the autumn 2008 and will be laid before Parliament. It is expected that local authorities will be making reports on three year funding from 2009 onwards.


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