Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many receptions he has hosted and funded in his capacity as Secretary of State in the last 12 months; which individuals and organisations (a) were invited to and (b) attended each reception; and what the cost was of each reception. 
Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cash equivalent transfer value is of the public sector pensions of the 10 highest paid members of staff in his Department and its Executive agencies; and if he will make a statement. 
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 7 May 2008, Official Report, column 930W, on departmental public participation, how much each (a) survey, (b) questionnaire and (c) other service cost; and how many participants there were in each. 
|Survey by||Cost ( inclusive of VAT )||Number of participants|
No breakdown available to show the cost of the survey and focus groups. The total cost which included an evaluation exercise was £29,345.63. This cost was split between three partners, making the NIO contribution £9,781.88
|(1) The figure of 4,000 participants refers to the target number of participants as the final number of achieved interviews is not yet known.|
(2) As the three modules were part of the one survey, each had the same number of participants.
Mr. Woodward: During 2007-08, the following amounts were spent by the Northern Ireland Office, its Executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies on translation and interpretation services, broken down by language.
Mrs. May: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what (a) surveys, (b) questionnaires and (c) other services were provided by polling companies for the Government Equalities Office in financial year 2007-08, broken down by company. 
Barbara Follett: The Government Equalities Office has not directly commissioned any polling companies to provide surveys, questionnaires and other services during the financial year 2007-08 but has worked with the Department for Communities and Local Government on the Citizenship Survey; worked with the Office for Disability Issues on the ONS Omnibus Survey and part-funded research into the public sector duties carried out by Schneider Ross.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will break down the most recent number of apprenticeships by (a) region, (b) industrial sector, (c) sex and (d) whether or not the apprenticeships were at advanced level in each case. 
Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many (a) apprenticeships and (b) advanced apprenticeships there were in (i) his Department and (ii) the agencies for which he is responsible in the most recent year for which figures are available. 
The Government skills strategy Building Professional Skills for Government was launched in April this year. This includes a commitment to establish 500 additional Pathfinder apprenticeships from September 2008. Neither the Department nor its agencies have such apprenticeship arrangements in place yet. Government Skills are leading on implementation and plan to launch the Pathfinder apprenticeships over the summer.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many apprenticeships were (a) started and (b) completed in Vale of York constituency in each of the last three years. 
|Local authority( 1)||2004-05||2005-06||2006-07|
|(1) Indicates a local authority that has more than 10 per cent. of apprentices funded by the MOD.|
(2) Data given allocate apprentices by their home postcode, where a learner is engaged in residential learning for the MOD they are allocated the LA of where they are based.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills on how many occasions he visited (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in an official capacity in the last 12 months. 
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