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. 
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 CLGs 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.
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.
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. 
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.
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. 
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. 
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.
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. 
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.
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. 
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.
|£000 per 100,000 population
|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.