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Members: Correspondence

Mr. Winnick: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to reply to the letter of 25 February 2008 from the hon. Member for Walsall North on a constituent, reference MC01269/2008. [199497]

Derek Twigg [holding answer 21 April 2008]: I replied to my hon. Friend today.

Ministers’ Private Offices

Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the running costs of Ministers' private offices in his Department were in each year since 1997. [196619]

Derek Twigg: I am able to provide costs back to financial year 2002-03. There is no requirement for the Department to retain financial information beyond the six year period.

To ensure completeness, data are provided for the business unit within which Ministers' private offices are categorised, and therefore also includes the costs of the private office for the Permanent Under Secretary as well as the MOD parliamentary branch. The data provided incorporate the full costs of running these offices, including salaries for Ministers, civil service and military staff, and special advisers, utilities, equipment and general administration. The figure for financial year 2007-08 includes costs incurred up to the end of February 2008.

Financial year Running costs (£)

2002-03

4,176,562.27

2003-04

4,621,947.68

2004-05

4,051,758.30

2005-06

4,495,317.54

2006-07

4,914,889.42

2007-08

4,380,182.47


National Army Museum

Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will request the National Army Museum (NAM) to give to all of the Regimental and Corps Museums funded by his Department (a) all reasonable access to and (b) capacity to copy any record document deposited within NAM that relates to that Regiment or Corps; and if he will make a statement; [187258]

(2) if he will place in the Library a copy of the National Army Museum’s access policy; what the Museum’s systems and procedures are for dealing with (a) other military, Regimental and Corps museums wholly or partly funded by the Ministry of Defence, (b) other museums, (c) historians, researchers, authors and journalists and (d) members of the public; and if he will make a statement. [187260]

Derek Twigg: I will write to the hon. Member.

Substantive answer from Derek Twigg to Andrew Mackinlay:

Northern Ireland

Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

Mr. Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland at how many events held by his Department (a) wine and (b) Fairtrade wine were served in the last three years; and what assessment his Department has made of the merits of serving Fairtrade wine at future events. [196938]

Mr. Woodward: Provision of wine is managed as part of the Department’s general hospitality budget. Separate information on the provision of wine and fair-trade wine is not held.

The Government are committed to improving market access to producers in developing countries through increased participation in fair and sustainable supply chains. Each Government Department is responsible for making its own decisions on such products, against the background of the Government’s value for money policy, the EC procurement rules and the Department’s objectives. My Department does use a range of Fairtrade produce.

Departmental Consultants

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what contracts were awarded by his Department to (a) KPMG, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) McKinsey, (e) Deloitte and (f) other consultancy firms in each of the last 12 months; and what the (i) purpose and (ii) value was of each of these contracts. [196815]

Mr. Woodward: The (i) purpose and (ii) value of the contracts placed with (a) KPMG, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) McKinsey, (e) Deloitte and (f) other consultancy firms by the Northern Ireland Office (excluding its agencies and NDPBs) in each of the last 12 months are shown in the following tables:

(a) KPMG


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(b) PricewaterhouseCoopers

Purpos e—general management and business Value (£)

April 2007

40,000

1 April 2007 -31 March 2008 total

40,000


(c) Ernst and Young

(d) McKinsey

(e) Deloitte

Purpose—general management and business Value (£)

April 2007

32,250

January 2008

33,440

1 April 2007-31 March 2008 total

65,690


(f) Other consultancy firms

Purpose Value (£)

General management and business

May 2007

1,774

June 2007

13,608

IT

July 2007

40,000

Financial

August 2007

50,878

Other

July 2007

3,285

August 2007

2,048

September 2007

1,964

November 2007

79,468

December 2007

2,170

January 2008

10,448

February 2008

800

March 2008

108,174

1 April 2007-31 March 2008 total

314,617


Scotland

JP Morgan

David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department and its predecessors paid to JP Morgan in each year since 1997; and what the purpose of each payment was. [199692]

David Cairns: The Scotland Office was established on 1 July 1999; since that date, no payments have been made to this company.


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Karian and Box

Mr. Hands: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the value was of each contract awarded by his Department and its predecessors to Karian and Box since 1997. [199639]

David Cairns: The Scotland Office was established on 1 July 1999; since that date, no payments have been made to this company.

Zurich Financial Services

David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department and its predecessors paid to Zurich Financial Services in each year since 1997; and what the purpose of the payment was in each case. [199595]

David Cairns: The Scotland Office was established on 1 July 1999; since that date, no payments have been made to this company.

House of Commons Commission

Performing Right Society

Gordon Banks: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how much was paid in Performing Right Society licence fees from the parliamentary estate in each of the last five years for which data are available. [198049]

Nick Harvey: There are no records of any direct licence fees being paid to the Performing Right Society.

Home Department

Alcohol Control Zones

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many areas have been designated as alcohol control zones, broken down by local authority area. [184885]

Mr. Coaker: The Home Office has been informed that 600 designated public places orders (DPPOs) have been implemented throughout England and Wales. A full list of the councils which have implemented the orders can be accessed at the following internet link. DPPOs are sometimes erroneously referred to as ‘alcohol control zones’.

Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of alcohol-related disorder have been reported in Kent in each of the last five years. [195147]


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Mr. Coaker: From the information collected centrally on recorded crime, it is not possible to identify those offences which are alcohol-related. Such offences are not specifically defined by statute and details of the individual circumstances of offences do not feature in the recorded crime statistics.

Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were arrested for offences involving drunk and disorderly behaviour in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England and Wales in each year since 1997. [195325]

Mr. Coaker: The arrests collection held by the Ministry of Justice covers persons arrested for recorded crime (notifiable offences) only. Summary offences of ‘being drunk and disorderly’ are non-notifiable and as a result are not covered by the collection.

Alcoholic Drinks: Public Order Offences

Mr. Ellwood: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many alcohol consumption designated public place orders have been introduced, broken down by (a) location and (b) date of commencement. [191312]

Mr. Coaker: The Home Office has been informed that 600 Designated Public Place Orders (DPPOs) have been implemented throughout England and Wales. A full list of the councils which have implemented the orders can be accessed at the following internet link which includes the commencement date:

Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many licensees have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted under section 147A of the Licensing Act 2003 for persistently selling alcohol to those under age. [193947]

Mr. Coaker: No data are currently available. Section 147A of the Licensing Act 2003 was incorporated into the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 which came into effect on 1 April 2008.

Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many young people aged (a) 12 to 14, (b) 15 to 16 and (c) 17 years were cautioned for purchasing alcohol in the Peterborough City Council area in each year since 2001; and if she will make a statement. [192460]

Mr. Coaker: There were no young people aged (a) 12 to 14, (b) 15 to 16 and (c) 17 who have been reprimanded or given a final warning, and no persons aged 18 years who were given a caution for the offence: persons under the age of 18 years purchasing alcohol, in Cambridgeshire police force area for the years 2001
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to 2006. From June 2000, cautions for offenders under 18 years old were replaced by reprimands and final warnings.

Information held by the court proceedings database is unable to further break down data to city council level. The Licensing Act 2003 came into force on 24 November 2005. Court proceedings data for 2007 will be available in the autumn of 2008.


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