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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the Armed Forces were sent to
the (a) US Navy War College, (b) US National Defense University, (c) US Army War College, (d) US Air University and (e) European Security and Defence College in each year since 2005. 
Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England were in receipt of a war pension in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Kevan Jones: The number of people in receipt of a war pension as at 31 December in Jarrow constituency, South Tyneside, the North East, and England for each of the calendar years from 2000 to 2007 can be found in the following table. Data is only available as at 30 June for the present calendar year. Data prior to the year 2000 is unavailable.
|Number of people in receipt of a war pension in Jarrow constituency. South Tyneside. the North East and England, from 2000 to date( 1,)( )( 2)|
|Number of war pensioners|
|A s at 31 December:|
|2000||2001||2002||2003||2004||2005||2006||2007||31 June 2008|
|(1) Figures have been rounded to the nearest five.|
(2) Figures prior to 2006 are not directly comparable to those published in the quarterly War Pensions National Statistic due to recent improvements in data processing.
Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what expenditure on (a) the war pension scheme and (b) the armed forces compensation scheme was in each year since 2004; and what estimates he has made of likely expenditure on each in each of the next three years. 
|Financial year||£ million|
|Financial year||£ million|
|Financial year||£ million|
|Financial year||Amount (£ million)|
David Simpson: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many non-pensionable bonuses were awarded to members of staff in the Government Equalities Office in the last 12 months; and at what cost to the public purse. 
Mr. Lancaster: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what the make-up of the board of each public body is broken down by (a) gender, (b) race, (c) disability, (d) faith, (e) age and (f) sexual orientation. 
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), an executive NDPB and;
The Women's National Commission (WNC), an advisory NDPB.
There is no central requirement to collect data on faith, age and sexual orientation. However, details are shown in the following table for gender, disability and ethnicity and these percentages are based on figures as at 31 March 2008.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information technology projects (a) his Department and (b) its agencies cancelled prior to completion in each of the last five years; and what the cost of each project was at cancellation. 
Jonathan Shaw: The Department for Work and Pensions was created in June 2001. The Department undertakes a large number of projects which deliver business change and policy initiatives. The great majority have been, and continue to be, successful. IT changes are an enabling component of many projects. The number of projects in train at any one time will vary and the duration of the project lifecycle is often more than one calendar year. The following table includes only those projects that have been formally closed where the IT element was such that non-delivery of the IT significantly affected the project's ability to deliver its intended results and the investment in the project exceeded £1 million.
|Project name||Investment expenditure £(million)|
|(1) Including future commitments|
Of the total investment in BPRP, £73 million out of the £143 million has been of value to the Department, notwithstanding the project's cancellation, as detailed in the Jobcentre Plus 2006-07 Resource Accounts. Part of the residual investment has been reimbursed to the Department, in work and kind, by the project's main provider.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the cost effectiveness of Government-commissioned advertising in the last 12 months relating to matters falling within the remit of his Department. 
Jonathan Shaw: Government policies and programmes affect the lives of millions of people and in order for them to work they must be communicated effectively. The Department runs communications campaigns to support the delivery of its key policies to the appropriate audiences, and advertising is used where appropriate.
The effectiveness of advertising, as with all communications activity, is rigorously assessed according to the individual criteria and objectives set out for each initiative, and results are used to measure effectiveness and to inform future strategy. Methods include quantitative surveys carried out before, during and after advertising campaigns, qualitative assessment of creative work, and in-depth work with samples of those targeted by advertising. The Department is committed to setting robust evaluation metrics for all of its communications activity.
James Duddridge: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on each of the external public relations and marketing companies included in the Central Office of Information's Public Relations Framework in each of the last 36 months. 
Jonathan Shaw: The spend by the DWP and its agencies with the Central Office of Information through its Public Relations Framework for the past three years is detailed in the following table. The data are held on a project basis.
|DWP Business Unit/Agency||PR Agency||Cost (£)|
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