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Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what IT projects (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies is undertaking; and what the most recent estimate of (i) the cost and (ii) the completion date of each is. 
|Projects||Expected completion date||Estimated cost (£000)|
Mr. Simon: DIUS is a new Department established in June 2007 substantially from parts of the former DTI and DFES. It procured a unified ICT solution under a seven year agreement commencing 19 November 2007. The cost of the initial set-up and subsequent upgrades in the last three financial years was as follows.
|(1) The Department did not exist|
(2) To date
Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what funding has been agreed with each of his Department's non-departmental bodies for the period 2008 to 2011. 
|Non -d epartmental public b ody||2008-09||2009-10||2010-11|
|(1) Includes residual funding for Sector Skills Development Agency in 2007-08.|
(2) Funding for IIP UK for 2009-10 and 2010-11 is yet to be announced.
(3) On 1 October 2008, the Quality Improvement Agency (QIA) and the Centre for Excellence in Leadership (CEL) transferred their operations to the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS). In March, the Secretary of State sent LSIS a letter announcing a grant of £129 million for 2008-09. This figure has since been raised to £145 million.
Departmental Annual Report 2007-08 Annex 9
except Research Councils and STFC: The Allocations of the Science Budget 2008-09 to 2010-11
and IIP UK and QIA: Main Estimate 2008-09
Mr. Simon: The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills was created by machinery of government changes at the end of June 2007. In 2007-08 the Department spent £17.382 million in resource expenditure and invested £3.123 million in student loans and capital expenditure.
Resource Accounts 2007-08
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many civil servants in his Department were recruited through the fast stream; and what the average salary of those officials is. 
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many security passes have been reported (a) lost and (b) stolen by staff in (i) his Department and (ii) agencies sponsored by his Department since its creation. 
Mr. Simon: Since the creation of DIUS, seven security passes have been reported lost by staff in the Department. Two passes for the National Weights and Measures Laboratory building have been reported lost. Records for the UK Intellectual Property Office do not distinguish between passes reported lost and those reissued for other reasons.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills which companies have been used by his Department for providing temporary staff since its establishment; and what the value of contracts with each such company was. 
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Havant of 3 March 2008, Official Report, column 2219W, on taxis, what information on travel expenditure is collected centrally in his Department. 
Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many people took level 3 NVQs in childcare in the last three years, broken down by (a) local authority area and (b) further education college. 
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what proportion of the working age population is educated to NVQ level (a) 2 and (b) 4; and which 20 local authorities of people so qualified in their working age population. 
Mr. Simon: In the 2007 Annual Population Survey, 68.9 per cent. of the working age adult population in England were qualified to a least an NVQ Level 2 or equivalent and 30.2 per cent. of the working age adult population in England were qualified to a least an NVQ Level 4 or equivalent.
|Table 1: The 20 local education authorities in 2007 with the highest proportion of the working age adult population qualified to at least NVQ Level 2 or equivalent|
|Local education authority||Percentage of working age population qualified to at least level 2|
1. The working age population is defined as males aged 19-64 and females aged 19-59.
2. Local authority is based upon individual's home postcode.
3. People are counted as being qualified to level 2 or above if they have achieved at least 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C, an Intermediate GNVQ, two or three AS levels or an NVQ level 2 or equivalent vocational qualification (or a qualification at level 3 and above).
4. LEA attainment estimates are subject to revision.
January-December 2007 Annual Population Survey, England
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