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2008
Range January February March April May June Total

Range 2

290.57

308.18

356.47

544.02

480.76

385.23

4,395.61

Range 3

2,951.10

3,370.07

2,650.77

3,458.73

2,845.42

3,188.23

35,833.50

Range 4

2,620.84

1,906.52

2,694.75

1,882.06

2,164.77

2,706.44

32,879.51

Range 5

1,639.62

1,756.13

1,472.37

1,800.10

1,417.85

1,882.52

17,107.68

Range 6

6,386.88

5,459.65

6,683.82

7,362.86

6,729.96

7,387.37

69,626.35

Range 7

1,839.21

944.40

63.75

512.00

1,246.64

1,170.35

13,556.24

Range 8

14,418.54

14,626.49

17,278.61

23,780.55

13,742.51

20,318.84

189,545.73

Range 9

7,620.51

6,240.13

12,200.45

7,060.67

5,067.22

3,935.59

91,984.16

Range 10

8,156.08

9,507.15

8,555.75

13,660.95

9,036.47

4,932.90

113,647.86

Range 11

5,094.99

4,458.99

3,872.64

6,892.15

2,902.64

3,385.93

46,837.26

JFS

5,176.61

6,328.45

4,658.22

8,508.33

5,106.24

9,243.87

55,422.18

Total

56,194.95

54,906.16

60,487.60

75,462.42

50,740.48

58,537.27

670,836.08


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Departmental Paper

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. [220685]

Mr. Thomas: The percentage of paper used by BERR and its predecessor from recycled sources over the last two years is as follows:

Departmental Pay

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. [208386]

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

Number Percentage

Male

435

27

Female

484

34

Disabled

55

24

Ethnic minority

87

24


Table 2: SCS staff receiving performance related bonus payments in 2007 appraisal

Number Percentage

Male

100

75

Female

36

25

Recorded disabled

6

4

Recorded ethnic minority

5

4


Data linking sexual orientation to bonus payments are not available and can be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

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. [221171]


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Mr. Thomas: The information is as follows:

Press office travel and subsiste nce (T&S) plus losses or compensation
T&S
£000

UK Overseas Total

2005-06

9

40

49

2006-07

14

11

25

2007-08

13

27

40


Losses or compensation( 1)

£

2005-06

n/k

2006-07

n/k

2007-08

110

(1) Information only available by named recipients for 2007-08

Conditions for Claiming T&S

When claims for travel expenses are made all staff members must:

Unreasonable claims and expenses that could have been avoided with better planning will not be reimbursed.

If a false claim is knowingly made the staff member may face disciplinary action and even criminal proceedings.

Claims for loss or damage

The Department may make a discretionary compensation payment if, in the course of official duty:

Any compensation paid would be limited to the cost of replacing items stolen or lost, less an appropriate amount for depreciation, or the full cost of repair, where relevant, for items damaged.

The aforementioned conditions apply equally if overseas or on short term visits and during transit to and from the country being visited.

Letter from Graham Horne, dated 22 July 2008:

Letter from Gareth Jones, dated 22 July 2008:


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£

2005-06

0

2006-07

447

2007-08

367


Departmental Postal Services

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps his Department has taken to monitor the cost of its mail services in the last 12 months. [221492]

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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