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Bottom 5-10% of performersdo not receive a bonus and have action taken to address under performance or ongoing poor performance, including the drawing up of a Performance Improvement Plan.
Mr. Kidney: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will incorporate British Standards Institution Standard BS ISO 15686-5 on Standardized Method of Life Cycle Costing for Construction Procurement into public sector procurement of new buildings. 
Government welcome the development of the Standardized Method of Life Cycle Costing for Construction Procurement. Officials from both the Office
of Government Commerce and Defence Estates have also been involved with BSI and others in the development of this work.
Government policy, set out in the HM Treasury Green Book: Appraisals and Evaluation in Central Government already requires investment decisions to be made on the basis of value for money over the whole-life of the asset or service.
Child poverty statistics are not available on a constituency basis, however, estimates of the number of recipient families with tax credits, including the number of children in these families, by constituency, as at 5 April 2008, are available in the HMRC snapshot publication Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics. Geographical Analyses. April 2008. This is available on the HMRC website at:
Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what arrangements he has made for the accountability to Parliament of his Departments arms-length company, UK Financial Investments Limited (UKFI); from what budget UKFI will be funded; and what salary will be paid to (a) the chairperson, (b) the chief executive and (c) each of the non-executive board members. 
Ian Pearson: Annual reports on UKFIs performance will be laid before Parliament and the chair and chief executive will make themselves available for scrutiny by the relevant parliamentary committees.
Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will appoint non-executive directors from (a) banking trades unions, (b) relevant non-governmental organisations and (c) elected politicians as non-executive directors to the board of UK Financial Investments Ltd. 
The Chancellors letter of 3 November 2008 to the Chairman of the Treasury Committee announced the appointment of Sir Philip Hampton as
Chair of UK Financial Investments Ltd (UKFI). Three further non-executive directors will be recruited to the Board of UKFI on the basis of appropriate commercial skill and experience through a process of fair and open competition.
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the Valuation Office Agencys (a) Information Asset Register and (b) E-BAR post-implementation review. 
Mr. Timms: The VOA does not currently hold an Information Asset Register. We are currently reviewing this position and associated use of the Government Information Asset Register (as held by Office of Public Sector Information).
Between March 2007 and April 2008, the cost of hosting the Scotland Office website was £550 and the cost of routine maintenance was £2,440. In the
period 2008-09, the hosting cost is expected to be £1,700. This is due to the adoption of a new hosting contract that will enable the content management of the website to be brought in-house. The routine maintenance costs for 2008-09 are therefore expected to be minimal.
Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the remit is of each non-departmental public body sponsored by his Department; and what budget each has been set for (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11. 
constituencies and regions for the Scottish Parliament;
constituencies in Scotland for the Westminster Parliament.
Ann McKechin: On Thursday 23 October my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State announced that the UK Border Agency, working with the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council the Scottish Refugee Council and other partners, is going ahead with an alternatives to detention pilot based in Glasgow. The pilot is due to commence in early 2009 and run for an initial 18-month period, although this will kept under review when the pilot commences.
Mrs. May: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many official receptions have been hosted by the Government Equalities Office since its creation; what the cost was of each reception; and who attended each reception. 
I refer the right hon. Member to a previous response on 10 March 2008, Official Report, column 4W, which lists details up to and including February 2008. Details of the four receptions since February are listed as follows:
Mr. Paul Murphy: My Department is split over two sites with a requirement that some staff have to attend meetings in both London and Cardiff as well as supporting Ministers visiting different parts of Wales. For the year 2007-08, £26,879 was spent on hotels.
Jane Kennedy [holding answer 18 November 2008]: DEFRA has not received any recent formal representations about banks lending to farmers. The issue has, on occasion, been informally raised by farming representatives at meetings, but I am not aware of any current concerns and my officials will remain in touch with the sector should any problems arise.
Mr. Paice: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many holdings claimed payments under the single payment scheme not exceeding 250 euros or equivalent in the last year for which figures are available. 
Jane Kennedy: The Rural Payments Agency is the accredited paying agency for the common agricultural policy within England and, as such, does not hold equivalent information for single payment scheme (SPS) claimants in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Mr. Paice: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what value of payments were made under the single payment scheme in each of the last three years, broken down by claims (a) not exceeding £1, (b) between £1 and £100, (c) between £100 and £1,000, (d) between £1,000 and £10,000, (e) between £10,000 and £50,000, (f) between £50,000 and £100,000, (g) between £100,000 and £250,000, (h) between £250,000 and £500,000, (i) between £500,000 and £1,000,000, (j) between £1,000,000 and £2,000,000 and (k) more than £2,000,000. 
Jane Kennedy: The Rural Payments Agency is the accredited paying agency for the common agricultural policy within England and, as such, does not hold information for single payment scheme (SPS) claimants in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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