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Please note that the amount of overtime hours claimed and paid in each of the 12 months may not necessarily reflect the work actually carried out in the specified month. This is because employees often submit claims for overtime payment in either the month following the work or later.

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost of overtime payments paid to staff in her Department was in each of the last 12 months, broken down by pay grade. [221300]


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Mr. Dhanda: The following table shows the cost of overtime payments paid to staff in each pay grade in the Communities and Local Government Headquarters in
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each of the last 12 months. Data for our Agencies and NDPBs are not held centrally.

£
2007 2008

July August September October November December January February March April May June

PBEM2

68

1

129

2

6,887

5,426

2,119

3,062

7,379

7,001

4,576

5,114

6,674

10,318

4,373

7,502

3

18,906

13,023

7,739

8,598

14,748

18,698

14,709

14,301

14,016

16,724

11,695

10,014

4

23,211

32,493

11,832

15,707

32,553

16,650

24,777

25,305

17,384

25,798

13,295

22,530

5

10,299

10,361

9,098

8,330

10,656

6,019

8,727

11,735

11,624

15,687

12,767

12,899

6

7,421

5,117

3,894

3,418

9,903

4,685

5,961

8,836

9,624

6,313

4,201

9,679

7

2,667

1,992

265

2,058

149

519

439

128

1,223

Total

69,519

68,411

34,682

39,115

75,504

55,111

58,750

65,439

59,910

75,280

46,459

63,846


Please note that the amount of overtime paid in each of the 12 months may not necessarily reflect the work actually carried out in the specified month. This is because employees often submit claims for overtime payments either the month following the work or later.

Departmental Paper

David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by her Department and is predecessors was from recycled sources in each of the last two years. [220743]

Mr. Dhanda: For the Department's policy on the use of recycled paper, I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak (Lynne Jones) on 16 April 2007, Official Report, column 263W.

Departmental Public Participation

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) listening exercises and (b) public forums her Department has held in each of the last two years; what the (i) purpose and (ii) cost was in each case and who the private contractor was and how much it was paid in each case. [221345]

Mr. Dhanda: There is no centrally held record held by this Department for either listening exercises or public forums, and it is therefore not possible to provide an authoritative list without incurring disproportionate cost.

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) reviews and (b) public consultations have been initiated by her Department since 27 June 2007. [221374]

Mr. Dhanda: Since 27 July 2007 my Department has reviewed 20 specific pieces of regulations, covering Building Regulations, fire, housing, local government and planning and initiated 62 consultations.

Departmental Recruitment

Dan Rogerson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what job titles are used in her Department for full-time posts. [220507]

Mr. Dhanda: Information on job titles is not held centrally and could be collected only at disproportionate cost.

Disabled

Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of staff in (a) her Department and (b) the executive agencies for which she is responsible are disabled; and what the average salary in her (i) Department and (ii) executive agencies is of (A) full-time disabled staff, (B) full-time non-disabled staff, (C) part-time disabled staff and (D) part-time non-disabled staff. [220191]

Mr. Dhanda: The average salaries of disabled staff, non-disabled staff and staff for which their disability status is unknown, is given in the following table.

Average salaries (full-time equivalent) (£) Staff numbers (headcount)

Disabled—full-time

35,306

88

Disabled—part-time

38,994

11

Non disabled—full-time

38,448

1,289

Non disabled—part-time

38,666

140

Unknown/do not want to disclose—full-time

35,429

411

Unknown/do not want to disclose—part-time

37,791

44


Details of the average salaries of disabled and non-disabled staff in the Department's agencies are not held centrally.


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Double Glazing

Andrew Stunell: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what percentage of households installed double glazing in each year since 2004; and what proportion of these were initial installations. [219682]

Mr. Woolas: I have been asked to reply.

The information requested by the hon. Member is not available in the form requested but DEFRA has data on houses with existing double glazing for England in 2004 and 2005 from BRE’s “Energy Use in Homes” reports. The figures are as follows:

Percentage

2004 2005 2006 2007

House fully double glazed

57

58

n/a

n/a

Houses with at least one double glazed window

85

87

n/a

n/a

Houses with less than half of windows double glazed

24

23

n/a

n/a

n/a = Data not yet available

Eco-Towns

Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) if she will place in the Library a copy of the letter to her Department from (a) the Curborough Consortium and (b) Gallagher Estates outlining their respective reasons for withdrawing from the eco-towns bidding process; [221523]

(2) which (a) developers, (b) bidders and (c) local authorities have withdrawn from the eco-town process subsequent to their bids being short-listed by her Department; and for what reasons in each case. [221628]

Caroline Flint: Three promoters have withdrawn their proposals for an eco-town since being shortlisted for further appraisal and consultation by Government:

Reasons given for withdrawal by each promoter are given in brief as follows. Copies of press releases (Manby and Curborough) and a letter (New Marston) providing more information on the reasons for withdrawal will be forwarded to the hon. Gentleman.

Manby

Curborough

New Marston


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