Upper Ground Floor Parkside Grove Road Weston-Super-Mare North Somerset BS23 2AA
Mr. Peter Ainsworth:
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of (a) the number of computer devices left on overnight in her Department when not in use and (b) the cost per year of leaving computer devices on overnight when not in use in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement. 
The Department does not compile ongoing records for this information. A spot check conducted overnight in one departmental headquarter building (Eland House) during July 2008 established that computer devices left on overnight when not in use represented 2.3 per cent. of total computer devices within that building.
Departmental records for this information have not been compiled and do not exist for the last five years.
Departmental Early Retirement
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff in her (a) Department and (b) Department's agencies have taken early retirement in the last two years. 
166 staff from Communities and Local Government and 26 staff in the Department's agencies have taken early retirement in the last two years.
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether (a) civil servants, (b) Ministers and (c) special advisers in her Department are permitted to access webmail accounts from departmental computers. 
All staff (inclusive of those aforementioned) can access webmail for personal use and for emailing non-protectively marked information. However, this is currently under review.
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of staff of her Department and its agencies did not receive the maximum bonus possible under a bonus scheme applying to them in the last two years. 
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The following table shows the proportion of staff who did not receive the maximum bonus possible under a bonus scheme applying to them in the last two years.
Staff below senior civil service
Senior civil service
Pay settlements for 2008 have not yet been agreed. Staff below the SCS who received an overall exceeded marking in their 2005-06 and 2005-06 performance report received a non-consolidated performance award, paid as a non-pensionable lump sum.
The maximum bonus for SCS staff in each of the last two years was 20 per cent. of existing salary. No members of the SCS received a bonus of 20 per cent. of existing salary in these periods.
In Communities and Local Government, bonus payments are made to those members of staff who are found to have made a significant contribution towards the achievement of the teams, and/or Departments, objectives. Individuals are expected to show that they have exceeded the requirements set for the achievement of the objective and have demonstrated exemplary behaviour in doing so.
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Our senior civil service staff members are also assessed against a range of factors, such as:
The achievement of their prime objective which focuses on the way in which they lead, manage and develop their staff;
Degree to which business objectives are met;
Delivery for Ministers;
Demonstration of skills such as judgement, leadership and the PSG skills;
Effective resource management.
Details of bonuses paid in the Department's agencies are not held centrally.
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will rank (a) the bottom 100 super output areas as measured by the index of multiple deprivation, showing the local authority in each case and (b) the bottom 100 local authority wards as measures by the index. 
The following table lists the lowest ranked 100 (i.e. most deprived) super output areas by local authority.
As the index is not produced at ward level I am unable to supply the list of the lowest ranked 100 local authority wards.