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(ii) The change since 2002-03 is as follows:
Mr. Betts: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what account his Department takes of the level of energy efficiency of buildings before entering into agreements to (a) rent and (b) purchase those buildings. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The Department has not entered into any rental or purchase commitments for any buildings where it is responsible for energy efficiency within the last 20 years.
In the event that the Department enters into any arrangements for a new purchase or rental, due diligence would be undertaken to ensure that the building and its fabric met criteria for energy efficient operation and that any Display Energy Certificate, DEC, (to be introduced from October 2008) was scrutinised.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies in each of the last five years; and what the commercial value of the discount was in each case. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The Department and its agencies have not given any free or discounted room hire to non public or commercial organisations in the last five years. Rooms are however made available to other Government Departments and organisations in the public sector.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health which contractors his Department uses to undertake cleaning duties; and what the hourly rates of
pay are for cleaners working in the Department. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The Department uses Resource as its cleaning contractor. Current hourly rates of pay for cleaning staff are as follows:
|£ per hour|
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the 10 highest payments made by his Department were under property compensation cases brought against it over the last 12 months for which figures are available; which of the cases were (a) contested and (b) uncontested by his Department; and what the nature of each incident was. 
Mr. Bradshaw: There have been two cases of property compensation made in 2006-07. This information has been extracted from the Department's Losses and Special Payments Register for which information was last available 2006-07 and shown in the following table.
|Description||Number of cases||Value (£)|
Compensation payment to a member of staff after monies were stolen on DH premises.
Compensation payment to a member of staff after damage to personal property on DH premises.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information technology projects initiated by his Department have been cancelled prior to completion in the last five years; and what the cost of each such project was to the public purse. 
Mr. Bradshaw: This information could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost to his Department was of employing a press and media officer in 2007-08. 
The Departments media centre employs members of staff at various grades from executive officer through to senior civil service 1 (salary scales given in the following table). The average cost of employing a member of staff in 2007-08, including salary, allowances, pension and national insurance contributions was
£49,440.71. This is not an average salary figure, it is a figure that includes all of the extra costs to the Department on top of the salary.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 3 March 2008, Official Report, column 900W, on departmental intranet, whether the individuals pictured on the green banner headings of his Department's webpages (a) http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/index.htm, (b) http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/SocialCare/index.htm, (c) http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publichealth/index.htm, (d) http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/index.htm and (e ) http:www.dh.gov.uk/en/News/index.htm are employed by the NHS 
Mr. Bradshaw: Images from the following pages of the Department's website have been sourced as follows:
(a) htttp://www.dh.gov.uk/en/index.htm;(NHS and social care staff and service users)
(b) htttp://www.dh.gov.uk/en/SocialCare/index.htm;(Social care staff and care home resident)
The final three web pages contain images sourced from a commercial photographic library.
We are unable to determine whether any of these individuals are employed by the NHS.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 16 May 2008, Official
Report, column 1818W, on departmental managers, on what dates meetings of the national clinical directors have taken place in the last 12 months; and if he will place in the Library copies of the minutes of each meeting. 
Mr. Bradshaw: In the 12 months considered, the national clinical directors (NCDs) have had their monthly meetings on:
15 May 2008;
17 April 2008;
13 March 2008;
14 February 2008;
17 January 2008;
12 December 2007;
13 November 2007;
3 October 2007;
21 September 2007;
10 July 2007; and
19 June 2007
The NCDs did not meet during the month of August 2007.
The monthly meeting of the NCDs is primarily for the NCDs to update each other on their activities and for them to be kept informed on policy developments within the Department. The minutes serve to inform those directors not present of the issues that were discussed. Placing full copies of the minutes of these meetings in the Library would inhibit future free and frank discussion of the directors. Summaries of the minutes of each of the last 12 months meetings have been placed in the Library.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hours of overtime were worked by staff in each pay grade in his Department in each of the last 12 months. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The hours of overtime worked by staff in the Department staff in each of the last 12 months broken down by pay grade, are presented in the following table.
| Key to abbreviations:|
HEOHigher Executive Officer
SEOSenior Executive Officer
SCSSenior Civil Service
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