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Departmental ICT

Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) memory sticks, (b) laptop computers, (c) desktop computers, (d) hard drives and (e) mobile telephones were (i) lost by and (ii) stolen from her Department in each year since its establishment. [234084]

Mr. Khan: Communities and Local Government was formed on 5 May 2006. The information as follows goes back to May 2002, and includes data for CLG’s predecessor Department, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (which was formed on 29 May 2002) and its agencies. The data requested prior to this date are not held centrally and therefore cannot be provided.


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Status Memory stick Laptop computer Desktop computer Hard drive Mobile telephone

2002-03

Lost

0

0

0

0

0

Stolen

0

2

0

0

0

2003-04

Lost

0

0

0

0

1

Stolen

0

2

0

0

0

2004-05

Lost

0

0

0

0

0

Stolen

0

2

0

0

0

2005-06

Lost

0

0

0

0

0

Stolen

0

(*)7

0

0

0

2006-07

Lost

0

0

0

0

0

Stolen

0

7

0

0

2

2007-08

Lost

0

0

0

0

0

Stolen

0

9

3

0

2

Note:
This includes two x laptops from the Fire Service College and recorded as lost at the time of the answer of 13 February 2006, Official Report, column 1616W, to the hon. Member for Monmouth (David T.C. Davies) but subsequently reported as stolen.

The official data on each of the laptops were not encrypted, because none of the information was classified. However, each laptop was password protected.

This answer does not include Government offices for the region who carry out functions on behalf of 10 Government Departments.

Departmental Lost Property

Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) equipment and (b) data was lost by her Department in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement. [231447]

Mr. Khan: The Department for Communities and Local Government, in accordance with Cabinet Office guidance did not report any personal or other data related incidents for the period 2007-8. No equipment containing data was recorded as lost in the same period.

This response does not include the Government Office for the English Regions which carry out work for 10 Government departments.

Departmental Marketing

Mr. Timpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding her Department and its agencies have provided in sponsorship of the House Magazine 2009 diary. [233978]

Mr. Khan: None.

Departmental Older Workers

Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people recruited by her Department in 2007-08 were aged over (a) 55 years and (b) 60 years; and what percentage this represented of the number of new recruits in each case. [235249]

Mr. Khan: The Department for Communities and Local Government recruited 11 people over the age of 55 between 1 January 2007 and 31 October 2008 which was 5 per cent. of total new recruits. The Department has recruited seven staff over the age of 60 which was 3 per cent. of total recruits.

Departmental Training

Mr. Hands: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what personal training courses at public expense she has undertaken since her appointment. [230965]

Mr. Khan: My right hon. Friend has had foreign language training and advice on continuing professional development.

Deprivation Indicators

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) current and (b) previous ranking is of each of the lowest ranked lower super output areas in each field of multiple deprivation in each of the principal seaside towns in England and Wales, giving the name of each of the ward areas affected. [235546]

John Healey: A table has been deposited in the Library providing the current and previous ranking for the most deprived lower super output area on the overall measure of multiple deprivation and on each of the seven domains that make up the Index of Multiple Deprivation for each of the principal seaside towns in England.

We do not hold information on deprivation in Wales.

Fire Services

Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent on the fire and rescue service per 100,000 of the population in each local authority area in England and Wales in the last 12 months. [234105]


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Mr. Khan: Provisional outturn net current expenditure in 2007-08 on the fire and rescue services per 100,000 of the population in each local authority in England is given in the following table. Fire and rescue services in Wales are the responsibility of the Welsh Assembly Government.


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£000 per 100,000 population

Greater London Authority

5,849

Greater Manchester Fire and CD Authority

4,248

Merseyside Fire and CD Authority

5,226

South Yorkshire Fire and CD Authority

4,546

Tyne and Wear Fire and CD Authority

5,252

West Midlands Fire and CD Authority

4,571

West Yorkshire Fire and CD Authority

3,843

Avon Combined Fire Authority

3,154

Bedfordshire Combined Fire Authority

4,191

Berkshire Combined Fire Authority

3,907

Buckinghamshire Combined Fire Authority

3,923

Cambridgeshire Combined Fire Authority

3,041

Cheshire Combined Fire Authority

3,539

Cleveland Combined Fire Authority

5,887

Derbyshire Combined Fire Authority

3,449

Devon and Somerset Combined Fire Authority

4,065

Dorset Combined Fire Authority

3,337

Durham Combined Fire Authority

4,825

East Sussex Combined Fire Authority

4,779

Essex Combined Fire Authority

4,080

Hampshire Combined Fire Authority

3,645

Hereford & Worcester Combined Fire Authority

3,974

Humberside Combined Fire Authority

6,619

Kent Combined Fire Authority

4,310

Lancashire Combined Fire Authority

4,151

Leicestershire Combined Fire Authority

3,181

North Yorkshire Combined Fire Authority

3,899

Nottinghamshire Combined Fire Authority

3,100

Shropshire Combined Fire Authority

4,054

Staffordshire Combined Fire Authority

3,659

Wiltshire Combined Fire Authority

3,634

County councils

Cornwall

3,737

Cumbria

3,930

Gloucestershire

3,691

Hertfordshire

3,754

Lincolnshire

4,102

Norfolk

3,763

Northamptonshire

3,425

Northumberland

5,378

Oxfordshire

3,789

Somerset(1)

133

Suffolk

3,203

Surrey

4,012

Warwickshire

4,336

West Sussex

4,341

Isles of Scilly

15,867

Unitary authority

Isle of Wight UA

5,124

1. Fire and rescue responsibility was transferred from Somerset county council to Devon and Somerset Combined Fire Authority on 1 April 2007.
Sources: Communities and Local Government provisional Revenue Outturn (RO) returns.
Population figures used in the calculation are the Office for National Statistics' (ONS) Mid-Year Population estimates for 2007.

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