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Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many (a) private finance initiative and (b) public private partnership contracts his Department is party to. 
Bill Rammell: The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills was created by machinery of government changes at the end of June 2007. The Department does not have any private finance initiatives nor public-private partnership contracts.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the (a) value and (b) start date was of each private finance initiative project approved by his Department in each of the last three financial years. 
Bill Rammell: The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills was created as a result of machinery of government changes in June 2007. The Department has no PFI schemes and hence has not approved any in the last three financial years.
Mr. Letwin: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the Winter Supplementary Estimates (HC 29), if he will break down his Departments new estimate provision by subhead in (i) near cash and (ii) non-cash terms. 
Bill Rammell: Near cash and non-cash are essentially used as departmental expenditure limit (DEL) budgetary control concepts and are not specifically identified with voted resources in estimates. However, we have been able to break down net total resources, which includes both near cash and non-cash, for each section in the Part II: Subhead detail table of our new supply estimate as follows. The split between near cash and non-cash could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many secondments of staff were made (a) to and (b) from his Department in each year since 1997; which organisations staff were seconded (i) to and (ii) from; how many staff were seconded in each year; for how long each secondment lasted; and what the cost was of each secondment in each year. 
Bill Rammell: It is not possible to provide information for the full period as DIUS was created as part of the machinery of government changes on 28 June 2007. There were existing secondments agreementsboth in and out of the Departmental areas from which DIUS was formedand there have been subsequent agreements. Their details are in the following table. Unfortunately, the cost cannot readily be extracted and to do so would be disproportionate.
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Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills 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. 
Bill Rammell: The percentage of working days lost by the Departments staff attributed to stress-related conditions during the six months from July to December amount to 15.6 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 all employees on health and wellbeing issues, including the provision of professional counselling and occupational health services.
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