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|Average time served of those committed to custody for non-payment of fines for offences relating to Television Licence evasion, 2002-06|
|Average number of days served|
| Notes: 1. The TV licensing provisions of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 were replaced by new provisions in the Communications Act 2003 which came into effect on 1 April 2004. 2. These data are on the principle offence basis. 3. These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. 4. Due to the small numbers involved these data are not presented by region. Source: OMS Analytical services.|
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Dr. Starkey: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) which overseas governments have made representations to the Government to change legislation on war crimes to prevent the issuing of arrest warrants without the approval of the Attorney General; 
(2) when he plans to announce whether he plans to propose changes to legislation on war crimes to prevent the issuing of arrest warrants without Attorney General approval; and whether such changes would require primary legislation. 
The prosecution of certain offences, including war crimes and other offences under section 51 of the International Criminal Court Act 2001, requires the consent of either the Attorney-General or the Director of Public Prosecutions. Such consent is not required for the issue of an arrest warrant. The Government are continuing to consider whether and, if so, how to change the law in this area. Any proposals for legislation would be announced to Parliament in the normal way.
Mr. Austin Mitchell: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much fishermen received to date under the Icelandic Fishermen's Compensation Scheme, broken down by port. 
Mr. Ancram: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many agencies were sponsored by his Department or its predecessors in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 1997-98. 
Mr. McFadden: The Next Steps Report 1997 (Cm3889) provides information on all Executive agencies as at 31 December 1997. Copies are available from the Library of the House. The most up-to-date list of Executive agencies is published in the Cabinet Office publication The List of Ministerial Responsibilities. The latest version, incorporating recent ministerial changes, will be published shortly. Copies will be placed in the Libraries of the House.
Mr. Ancram: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much his Department spent on upgrading its IT in each of the last three financial years. 
The ELGAR contract runs until the end of FY 2013-14. The contract is based on PFI and integral to the provision is the inclusion of regular technical refreshes of the IT estate, including hardware, software and networks.
Most IT spending in BERR is within the core and major services provided through the ELGAR contract, and these services have regular technical refreshes built into them. Depending on the nature of the IT service, refreshes occur every three or four years. Although this could be classified as upgrading the IT systems in BERR, it could also be considered as a necessary and planned means of keeping IT systems up to date, avoiding technical obsolescence.
It is not possible to extract definitive values for technical refreshes, because the nature of PFI contracts means that costs are recovered over the life of the service as regular unitary monthly service charges and not in specific years they were incurred.
Where IT spending occurs outside of the major ELGAR services, it would require the investigation and detailed analysis of many individual change requests to obtain a realistic figure. BERR consider that the considerable effort required to obtain this information is at disproportionate cost.
Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the cost was of (a) internet and website design and hosting, (b) print media design and (c) broadcast media for each of his Department's public information campaigns since 1997. 
Mr. McFadden: Most of the Department's public information campaigns, that is to say, series of coordinated activities designed to inform the public, are managed centrally and procured through the Central Office of Information (COI). Spend on costs for public information campaigns through COI is set out in the following table. Costs are for BERR and its predecessor, the DTI (together with the former Small Business Service).
|Internet and website design and hosting( 1)||Print media design( 2)||Media costs for broadcast media( 3)|
|(1 )Costs are indicative only.|
(2 )Costs provided are design costs incurred via the COI publications team. Some of the costs may not be related to campaigns. Costs may also cover items outside of conventional print media.
(3 )TV, radio, cinema.
So far as departmental central records can be interrogated, they indicate that departmental spending overall on design was as follows. Please note we are unable to disaggregate spending on public information campaigns from general spending on design. To provide a more accurate breakdown could be done only at disproportionate cost. All costs are approximate.
|Departmental spending overall on design (£)|
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