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Data for permanent non-civil service personnel and temporary or agency workers employed over the period are not centrally held on the Department's human resources management system (HRMS) and could only be produced at disproportionate cost.
Harry Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions (a) Ministers and (b) the UKs special envoy to Iraq had with representatives of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Iraq on policy on (a) de-Baathification of Iraq and (b) disbandment of the Iraqi army in 2003; what representations they made to the CPA on the subjects; and what the Governments policy was on both subjects. 
Des Browne: Government officials held regular discussions with coalition partners, including those in the Coalition Provisional Authority, on issues concerning the reconstruction of Iraq. As Foreign and Commonwealth Office Ministers and I have explained previously, events moved very quickly in the aftermath of the removal of Saddam Hussein and it should be remembered that by the end of initial hostilities, the Iraqi army had effectively dissolved itself. There was at the same time overwhelming popular pressure throughout Iraq for de-Baathification to begin, reflecting the suffering and resentment among ordinary Iraqis arising from three decades of repression by Saddam Husseins regime. Policy and plans therefore remained fluid in light of developments on the ground.
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: The MOD made a payment of £41,000 to J P Morgan in 2003-04 for consultancy services associated with the implementation of an economic offset programme with a foreign government. No other payments were made centrally to the company in the years 1997-98 to 2007-08 inclusive.
We only hold centrally information on transactions made by our Financial Management Shared Service Centre, representing about 95 per cent. of all MOD payments. We have, therefore, not included payments which may have been made on behalf of other Government Departments, by the MODs trading funds (which lie outside our accounting boundary), locally in the Department, or in support of joint venture/alliance or international collaborative projects.
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department paid to Zurich Financial Services in each year since 1997; and what the purpose of the payment was in each case. 
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Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what criminal offences have been abolished by primary legislation sponsored by his Department and its predecessors since May 1997. 
Mr. Lammy: Since May 1977 within the current Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills, and the relevant policy areas within its predecessors, the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department for Education and Skills, legislation was amended in 2005 relating to one are of criminal law.
Dan Rogerson: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the cost of (a) salaries for permanent Civil Service posts, (b) salaries for permanent non-Civil Service posts and (c) payments to temporary or agency workers in his Department was in each month since May 2005. 
Mr. Lammy: The Department was set up on 28 June 2008. The information sought is not held centrally in the form requested and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, the annual spend to 31 March 2008 for permanent civil service posts was £38.4 million, including overtime, and for temporary and agency workers it was £33,000 and £1.1 million respectively.
Mr. Lammy: The Department was established on 28 June 2008 as part of the Machinery of Government changes. In the period since its formation, employees of the Department have taken, on average, 9.9 days sickness absence.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many of his Department's staff took more than (a) five, (b) 10, (c) 15, (d) 20, (e) 25, (f) 30, (g) 35 and (h) 40 days leave due to stress since establishment, broken down by pay grade. 
Mr. Lammy: The Department was set up as part of the machinery of Government changes on 28 June 2008. Electronic records for the Department are presently maintained on two data bases in the legacy Departments from which staff were transferred when DIUS was formed. It would involve disproportionate cost to obtain the level of detail required to answer this question. However, the percentage of working days lost by the Departments staff attributed to mental health related conditions during the nine months from July 2007 to March 2009 amounted to 12 per cent. of all sickness absence.
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.
Mr. Todd: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many full-time posts in his Department were filled on a temporary basis for a period in excess of six months in each year since establishment. 
Mr. Lammy: The Department was set up on 28 June 2008 as part of the machinery of government changes. The information sought is not held centrally in the form requested and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) how many and what proportion of people from each UCAS tariff band from each socio-economic group (a) were applicants for and (b) were accepted for full-time undergraduate degree courses in the last year for which information is available; 
(2) how many and what proportion of applicants from each socio-economic group for full-time undergraduate courses were in each UCAS tariff band in the last year for which figures are available. 
Bill Rammell: The latest available information for the 2007 year of entry from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is shown in the table. This table covers applicants and accepted applicants to all full-time undergraduate courses that are covered by UCAS broken down by tariff band and socio-economic background.
|Number and proportion of English domiciled applicants and accepted applicants to all fulltime undergraduate courses( 1) from each UCAS tariff band and national statistics socioeconomic classification (NSSEC): Year of entry 2007|
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|(1) Includes applicants and accepted applicants to all full-time undergraduate courses that are covered by UCAS. (2) Applicants and accepted applicants in the tariff band of zero either had qualifications that were not covered buy the UCAS tariff or their tariff score was unknown. Source: Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).|
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