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1 All figures are consistent with Budget 2008, as well as expenditure information published on the internet at
2 Figures are rounded to the nearest million pounds. Totals may not sum due to rounding.
3 Responsibility for War Pensions passed to the Veterans Agency in 2002-03. Therefore this benefit is not included in the tables. Independent Living Fund (ILF) figures are also not included in the table as this benefit comes under Departmental Expenditure Limits (DEL) from 2008-09 onwards.
4. The state pension figure in the table includes the child element of the pensioner benefit.
5. Age related payments include one off payments made to pensioners over 65 years of age in 2004-05 and to people over 65 years and 70 years of age in 2005-06.
6. The projections of benefit expenditure from 2015-16 to 2030-31 take account of the reforms in the Pensions Act 2007. These are illustrative projections, in that they are designed to show the overall fiscal sustainability of benefit policy, as it stands at 2010-11 (the end of the current planning period), along with any future changes to benefits that have already been decided upon, under a particular set of reasonable assumptions. Legislation provides that earnings uprating of BSP will begin in the next Parliament. These projections assume it commences in 2012. In addition, the projections are part of a series showing a broad path of expenditure up to 2050-51. The projections shown are for the United Kingdom, unlike other forecasts up to and including 2010-11 which only cover Great Britain : for TV Licence payments all figures cover the UK.
Departmental Accounting and statistical data.
Ian Stewart: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many employers have incurred a penalty for refusing or repeatedly refusing to pay statutory sick pay in the last two years; what the level of the penalty imposed was in each case; and how long after the initial claim was made by the employee was the fine for refusal imposed in each case. 
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the difference in council tax for a band D property is between each two-tier authority and its nearest unitary authority. 
In 1997-98, the majority of the Department for Communities and Local Governments functions were the responsibility of the Department for Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR). At that time DETR sponsored eight executive agencies, most of which are now the responsibility of the Department for Transport.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions her Department has had with the Audit Commission on overseeing cost savings from the FiReControl project; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made in the implementation of the FireGuard project; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Khan: Fireguard is a collaborative procurement between 33 fire and rescue authorities. We understand that the Project Board meets on 27 October, at which decisions will be taken as to whether a contract will be taken forward.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions she has had with (a) fire and rescue services and (b) fire authorities on the disaggregation of regional funding for resilience issues to individual fire and rescue services; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Khan: We published on 8 July the FiReControl Business Case Part 1: The Regional Case and a copy was placed in the House Library. This agreed in principle to meet the costs of running the regional control centres in regions not expected to make savings.
Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the budget for each fire and rescue service in England and Wales is for (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11. 
Mr. Khan: The following figures show net current expenditure on Fire and Rescue Services 2008-09 (from revenue account budgets) for all English Fire and Rescue Services. Figures for 2009-10 and 2010-11 are not yet available. Figures for Fire and Rescue Services in Wales are the responsibility of the devolved Administration.
|Net current expenditure on Fire and Rescue Services: Revenue account budget 2008-09|
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