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David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by his Department and its predecessor was from recycled sources in each of the last two years. 
(a) Central Reprographics Service99 per cent.
(b) Printed publications produced through our Marketing Department95 per cent.
(c) In the vast majority of cases, 100 per cent. recycled paper is used for any local copying undertaken by sections within BERR.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many and what proportion of employees in his Department who received a performance-related bonus at their last appraisal were (a) male, (b) female, (c) from an ethnic minority, (d) disabled and (e) not heterosexual; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Thomas: Reward arrangements below the senior civil service are delegated to individual Departments and agencies. For the senior civil service, Departments and agencies are responsible for their own reward arrangements within a framework set by Cabinet Office. The information available is set out in the following tables.
|Table 1: Staff below SCS receiving performance related bonus payments in 2006-07 appraisal|
|Table 2: SCS staff receiving performance related bonus payments in 2007 appraisal|
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department and its agencies in each of the last three financial years. 
|Press office travel and subsiste nce (T&S) plus losses or compensation|
|Losses or compensation( 1)|
|(1) Information only available by named recipients for 2007-08|
complete the appropriate form
give full details of the journeys involved, including:
the form of transport
the time of travel
support all claims with the relevant receipts, unless the cost was small and receipts were not provided
include an explanatory note for any unusual expenditure
make the claim promptly.
non-luxury items of personal property are lost, damaged or stolen;
items lost, stolen or damaged are not covered by insurance or subject to free replacement;
there is no evidence that actions to prevent the loss, theft or damage could have been taken.
The Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform has asked me to reply to your question how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department and its agencies in each of the last three financial years 2007/3583.
The Insolvency Service Executive Agency of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform made no payments to press officers for reimbursable expenses in each of the last three financial years.
I am responding on behalf of Companies House to your recently tabled Parliamentary Question to the Secretary of State for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.
The amounts paid in reimbursable expenses to press office staff in the last three financial years is as follows:
Mr. Thomas: The Department continuously monitors the costs of mail services on its HQ Estate to ensure value for money. Information is recorded on a monthly basis on volumes of mail sent/received and the costs involved. BERR is a relatively low volume sender of small mail items and currently uses Royal Mail for its standard 1(st) and 2(nd) class mail deliveries. BERR policy is that all mail is sent 2(nd) class unless there is a business need for use of 1(st) class delivery.
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