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Mrs. Lait: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 24 June 2008, Official Report, columns 9-11WS, on the consultation on weekend voting, whether he plans to pilot or introduce weekend voting in the 2009 European or local elections. 
Mr. Wills: No. The Election Day: Weekend Voting consultation ended on 26 September. Analysis of the responses received is now under way. The evidence gathered will be used to inform the debate on the merits of moving polling day to the weekends. The Government do not consider that it would be practicable to bring in the legislation necessary to introduce weekend voting for the 2009 European or local elections.
Mr. Harper: To ask the Prime Minister how many and what proportion of written questions for answer on a named day he has answered on the due date in the current Session of Parliament to date. 
Norman Baker: To ask the Prime Minister how much has been paid to Lord Mandelson as a consequence of his leaving ministerial offices; if he will bring forward proposals for a mechanism by which former ministers re-appointed to the cabinet could make voluntary repayments of severance monies; and if he will make a statement. 
John Mann: To ask the Prime Minister which former Cabinet Ministers registered (a) directorships and (b) employment with the Cabinet Secretary after leaving office in the last 20 years; and in respect of which companies the registration was made in each case. 
The Prime Minister: The requirements placed on Ministers after leaving office are set out in the Ministerial Code and its predecessor document Questions of Procedure for Ministers. Copies are available in the Library of the House.
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Prime Minister how many Ministers do not receive a ministerial salary; and what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the public purse of maintaining their (a) private office, (b) staff, (c) driver and (d) car. 
The Prime Minister: I refer my right hon. Friend to the ministerial appointments press notices released by my Office. Copies have been placed in the Library of the House and are also available on the No 10 website:
Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Prime Minister in what capacity the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform attended the first meeting of the National Economic Council on 6 October; and if he will publish the full minutes of each meeting of the Council on his departmental website and that of HM Treasury. 
James Duddridge: To ask the Prime Minister what recent discussions he has had with the Cabinet Secretary about the provision of Prime Ministerial accommodation and its implications for claims against the additional costs allowance. 
Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2008, Official Report, column 883W, on the Security and Intelligence Committee: manpower, what the reasons are for not naming the Clerk of the Intelligence and Security Committee; and if he will make a statement. 
Norman Baker: To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 10 September 2008, Official Report, column 1806W, on written statements, if he will take steps to ensure that information is ready for publication other than on the days immediately prior to a parliamentary recess. 
Bill Etherington: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average level of debt of those committed to prison for non-payment of child maintenance payment debts in each year since 2002-03 was; and how many people were in this category in each year. 
Bill Etherington: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Child Support Agency cases in Sunderland are being processed as clerical cases arising from (a) pre-2003 and (b) post-2003 legislative changes. 
Bill Etherington: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) written complaints and (b) telephone complaints from Child Support Agency customers based in the Sunderland area there were in each year since 2003; and how many of these did not receive (i) acknowledgement within two working days and (ii) an outcome or progress report within 15 working days. 
Mr. Wallace: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much subsidy for the provision of council tax benefit was provided to each local authority in Scotland in the latest year for which figures are available. 
|Council tax benefit subsidy claimed( 1) by Scottish local authorities in 2007-08|
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|(1) Figures are from the unaudited subsidy claims submitted to DWP by Scottish local authorities and are therefore subject to change.|
James Duddridge: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to (i) undertake directed surveillance, (ii) use covert human intelligence sources, (iii) acquire communications data and (iv) undertake intrusive surveillance in the last 24 months. 
James Purnell: Figures on public authority use of covert techniques controlled by the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) are published annually by the Interception of Communications Commissioner, the Chief Surveillance Commissioner and the Intelligence Services Commissioner who each have particular inspection and oversight responsibilities under RIPA. The latest reports were laid before Parliament and copies placed in the House Library on 22 July. The figures provided in the reports are not broken down by individual public authority use of specific covert technique. The question of further disclosure for any particular public authority is a matter for the relevant Commissioner.
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