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Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether civil servants in his Department who have lost laptops that were the property of his Department have been charged the full value of the item in the last 12 months. 
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much (a) paper, (b) plastic and (c) other waste was produced by his Department in each of the last three years; and what proportion of such waste was recycled. 
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These figures represent waste removed from the Departments London administrative estate. They differ from those shown in the annual Sustainable Development in Development (SDiG) report, published by the sustainable development commission, which also includes waste removed from the Departments Executive agencies. The buildings included are as follows:
2005-06: Skipton House, Wellington House, Richmond House, Eileen House (closed July 2005), Hannibal House (closed September 2005).
2006-07 and 2007-08: Skipton House, Wellington House, Richmond House, New Kingsbeam House (paper only; other waste is collected by the landlords contractor).
Waste from Quarry House in Leeds is collected by the Department for Work and Pensions contractor.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which external organisations his Department has engaged to provide training for fast stream civil service staff in the last three years; and how many civil servants in his Department have participated in provision of training for external organisations in that period. 
Mr. Bradshaw: Most fast streamers training is booked directly by the individual fast streamers themselves. The Department only records fast stream training that requires payment from the central training budget. To obtain a full record of all training that fast streamers have taken from external providers, would incur disproportionate costs.
National School of Government
Suzanne James Associates
The Emergency Planning College
Neil Stewart Associates
Industry and Parliament Trust
Eastmeade EU Training
Hemsley Fraser Group
Department of Culture, Media and Sport
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).
The Departments HR division only took on oversight of training for specialist fast streamers in 2007 and therefore only information about the last two years is available. Prior to that fast stream training was not dealt with centrally and to obtain information before that would incur disproportionate costs.
National School of Government
London School of Economics
Luigi SicilianiUniversity of York
Paul Kind Quality Outcomes
Government Economic Service
University of Manchester
JHA HR Consultancy
The Outlook Training Organisation
Royal Statistical Society
Government Statistical Society
Institute of Education
University of London
Royal Economic Society
University of Southampton
Good decisions partnership
Office for National Statistics
No records are held centrally about the number of civil servants in the Department who have participated in provision of training for external organisations, and would incur disproportionate cost to establish.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on digital media training courses provided by the Internet Advertising Bureau in 2008; how many such training sessions were
held in 2008; and how many staff in his Department attended at least one such training course. 
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the policy of his Department and its agencies is on granting staff time off in lieu for working (a) in lunch breaks, (b) in evenings and (c) at other times outside contracted working hours; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The Department and its agencies operate the flexible working hours scheme which aims to provide staff and line managers with as much flexibility as possible to accommodate their domestic and other responsibilities without impairing the efficient and effective running of the Department and its business.
The scheme gives staff the opportunity to vary their times of arrival and departure from work, around core hours, vary the timing and length of their lunch break, and take time off in lieu if they work extra hours. These principles apply to all staff unless standard hours are in operation (such as where a team has to provide a customer service between certain times). There may be occasions when the operational needs of the work performed to be given priority. In such circumstances staff and line managers agree suitable arrangements. This scheme is managed locally by line managers, and therefore we do not hold central details.
Part-time staff may choose to work additional hours if the arrangement meets operational needs. Staff are entitled to pay for additional hours above their normal part-time hours, up to the conditioned hours of the grade, when necessary for attending a training course. Line managers may allow time off in lieu to be taken as an alternative to payment subject to the needs of the work.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many days off in lieu were granted to staff in (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies for working (i) in lunch breaks and (ii) at other times outside contracted working hours, in the last year for which figures are available. 
Dr. Iddon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent discussions the Food Standards Agency and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency have had with the authorities in Jersey on implementation of the (a) Food Supplements Directive, (b) Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation and (c) Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive; 
(2) what recent assessment he has made of the progress of (a) Jersey and (b) Guernsey in ensuring their compliance with the (i) Foods Supplements Directive, (ii) Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation and (iii) Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive. 
Dawn Primarolo: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) was advised by the Government of Jersey on 28 January that work is progressing under its programme to update Jerseys food safety legislation. On the same date the Government of Guernsey advised the FSA that discussions at official level on implementing the food supplements directive are ongoing, but that priority is being given to drafting the secondary legislation necessary to ensure that the Medicines Directive 2001/83/EC, which will prohibit and allow enforcement action to be taken against food supplements marketed with medicinal claims, is fully implemented.
Jersey and Guernsey officials had undertaken to work with companies based on the Islands to prevent the sale of food supplements that would be illegal in the United Kingdom. They have made visits to several companies to ensure that they are fully aware of relevant concerns. FSA officials continue to liaise with officials in Jersey and Guernsey to keep abreast of developments and on direct action with companies where examples of marketing of illegal products have been identified.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) will be meeting the Government of Jersey on 11 February 2009 to begin discussions on the implementation of the medicines directive, including the implementation of the traditional herbal medicinal products directive. The MHRA continues to assist the Government of Guernsey in the development of the additional legislation required for the implementation of the medicines directive.
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to reduce waiting times for drug rehabilitation in Crosby; what the budget was for the drug action team in Crosby in 2007-08; and how many people have been seen by the drug action team in each year since 2003. 
The funding of local drug treatment services is the responsibility of local primary care trusts (PCTs). The Department, in association with a small contribution from the Ministry of Justice, provide specific resources,
through the pooled drug treatment budget (PTB), to local partnerships for drug treatment services. In 2007-08, the Sefton area DAT spent £5,514,382 (PTB and local national health service investment) on drug services.
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