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Mr. Maude: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Rochford and Southend, East (Mr. Duddridge) of 21 October 2008, Official Report, column 257W, on departmental air travel, if he will place in the Library the figures for 2007-08. 
Mr. Woolas: I have been asked to reply.
The Department's air travel for 2007-08 is set out in the following table:
These data cover some business areas that are now part of the Ministry of Justice.
All official travel is carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Civil Service Management Code.
The Home Office participates in the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund which is co-ordinated by DEFRA. This ensures the Department offsets carbon dioxide emissions from its official air travel.
Greg Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department has adopted the Carbon Trust's Carbon Management Programme. 
Mr. Malik: The Ministry of Justice has not adopted the Carbon Trust's Carbon Management Programme throughout. Her Majesty's Prison Service launched a Carbon Management Programme last year in co-operation with the Carbon Trust. Her Majesty's Land Registry are part way through the implementation of a Carbon Management Programme. Other parts of the Department are working with the Carbon Trust through the commissioning of energy surveys.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department and its predecessor have spent on (a) flat screen televisions, (b) DVD players and (c) stereo equipment in each of the last three years.  [Official Report, 23 November 2009, Vol. 501, c. 4MC.]
Maria Eagle: The information requested is contained in the following table.
|Flat screen||DVD||Stereo||Flat screen||DVD||Stereo||Flat screen||DVD||Stereo|
|(1)Cost includes supply, installation and commissioning, exclusive of VAT.|
The vast majority of the screens installed at 102 Petty France are not operating as televisions but even where for example they run BBC News 24 it is not obtained via the in-built receivers but run over the network via the "media star" installation (Parliamentary TV).
Information for Her Majesty's Prison Service. National Offender Management Service and Her Majesty's Courts Service could be obtained only at disproportionate costs. The information requested is not held centrally, requiring contact with each court and prison region. The Prison Service alone has 40 regions nationwide.
In addition to the costs stated for the Tribunals Service (TS), a further £35,000 was capitalised on video conference facilities for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel CICAP in 2006-07. This enabled the reduction of costs of staff incurred through travel/time within the TS.
Greg Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps have been taken by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies to improve the thermal efficiency of their buildings in the last 12 months. 
Mr. Malik: Steps taken by the Ministry of Justice to improve the thermal efficiency of its core headquarters buildings in the last 12 months cover a range of work such as:
the installation of additional roof insulation;
improved draught proofing of windows;
thermal insulation of pipework;
re-balancing of air conditioning to improve operational, energy and thermal efficiency; and,
the refurbishment of 102 Petty France which saw the building fabric and systems improved to meet the high BREEAM(1) standards.
In respect of the Agencies for which the Ministry is responsible:
Her Majesty's Court Service (HMCS): all new buildings are required to be designed using the Court Standard and Design Guide which incorporates building regulations and includes details of U values (the measurement of heat transfer through a given building material, glass etc., the lower the U Value-the better the insulator) and thermal modelling. The use of the Design Guide assists developers in achieving BREEAM "Excellent" for all new building and "Very Good" for refurbishments. This means that they would be in excess of Building Regulations in terms of thermal efficiency. There are a wide range of factors required to achieve BREEAM "Excellent", so the extent of the thermal efficiency improvement would vary from building to building so as to achieve the best overall thermal performance for that building.
HMCS has carried out research to ascertain which types of building from the existing stock are the most energy efficient. HMCS has used this information to prioritise the retention of the most energy efficient buildings, the disposal of the least energy efficient, and targeted improvement of the thermal efficiency of all retained building stock. This is leading to an ongoing improvement in the thermal efficiency of the overall estate.
Tribunals Service: no specific work has been undertaken in the last 12 months.
National Offender Management Service-Her Majesty's Prison Service (HMPS): In undertaking a Carbon Management Programme (from June 2008) HMPS are identifying cost-effective opportunities for saving carbon. Included in these are building fabric improvements to improve the thermal efficiency. These opportunities are being costed and prioritised, and will be implemented subject to approval of the implementation plan.
HM Land Registry have not taken specific action to improve the thermal efficiency of their buildings, in the last 12 months, mainly because they carried out this work on most of their buildings over a lengthy period prior to then especially in relation to providing double glazed windows.
The National Archives (TNA): no direct steps have been taken to improve thermal efficiency of TNA's Kew site in the last 12 months. The Carbon Trust and TEAM Energy Auditing Agency have provided energy saving recommendations.
(1) For over a decade, BREEAM has been used to assess the environmental performance of both new and existing buildings. It is regarded by the UK's construction and property sectors as the measure of best practice in environmental design and management.
Greg Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent progress his Department has made towards the target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of its Estate by 15 per cent. by 2010, relative to 1999-2000 levels; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Malik: The Ministry of Justice and its Executive agencies have made progress towards the target of increasing energy efficiency per square metre of estate by 15 per cent. by 2010, relative to 1999-2000 levels. In 2007-08, we achieved an 18.8 per cent. reduction in energy use. This information was published in the seventh annual "Sustainable Development in Government" Report (SDiG) at:
Mrs. Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much has been spent by his Department on furniture made by (a) British firms, (b) Remploy and (c) overseas firms in each year since it was established. 
Maria Eagle: The Ministry of Justice was established on 9 May 2007. Since establishment, expenditure on furniture for planned large scale projects and refurbishments, breaks down as follows:
(a) British firms; £5,999,577.
(b) Remploy; Nil.
(c) Overseas firms; £1,525,000.
Remploy has not competed for any raw material tender to date. We manufacture furniture in house, using contracted back up suppliers and inmates through prison industries. In line with our requirement to use prison industries as far as possible for this area of work. However we are currently in the final stages of awarding a contract to Remploy for the provision of education and employment training for prisoners. The contract award is for three years with provision to extend for an additional year and is valued at approximately £1.6 million.
Expenditure is also incurred by individual business areas for local ad-hoc requirements, however records for this expenditure are not held centrally and to provide information on these purchases would be disproportionate in terms of cost and time.
John Mason: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what property has been lost or stolen from his Department in the last 12 months; and what the estimated cost was of replacement of such property. 
Mr. Straw: Details of individual cases of property lost or stolen are maintained at a local level, and to obtain all information across the MoJ could be completed only at disproportionate cost. To determine which cases the police were involved in and to determine the replacement cost of the property could similarly be gathered only by making queries at an operational level across the organisation at disproportionate cost.
For the year to date 2008-09 the following unaudited balances are available for the value of property lost or stolen within HM Prison Service, where the majority of cases arise, totalling £190,396. This comprises:
Losses of stores: 863 instances; £98,357;
Loss of personal property for which compensation was paid to prisoners, staff or third parties: 1,598 instances; £92,038.
Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which former (a) Members of the House of Lords and (b) hon. Members who left Parliament since 1997 have been appointed to public bodies for which his Department is responsible; and who made each such appointment. 
Mr. Wills: Non-departmental public bodies handle their own appointments and this information on who has been appointed and who made these appointments is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Lists of board members are published in individual bodies' annual reports and accounts.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to his Department of producing its most recent (i) departmental annual report and (ii) autumn performance report. 
Maria Eagle: The production and printing costs of the Ministry of Justice departmental annual report 2007-08 were £26,229.67.
The production and printing costs for the Ministry of Justice autumn performance report 2008 were £14,133. There were no other costs.
Mr. Rob Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much and what proportion of its waste his Department recycled in 2007-08. 
Mr. Malik: The amount of total waste arisings in 2007-08 for the Ministry of Justice and its Executive agencies was 71,060.0 tonnes. The proportion of waste the Department recycled in 2007-08 was 15,635.6 tonnes (22 per cent. of waste arisings). This information was published in the seventh annual "Sustainable Development in Government" Report (SDiG) at:
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the last 12 months for which figures are available. 
Maria Eagle: The Ministry of Justice autumn performance report 2008 contains details of the data sources used to monitor all of the Department's currently-live PSA targets. In each case, the Department is using pre-existing sources of statistics or management information to measure compliance. There are therefore no costs arising from the creation of new data collection systems to monitor PSA targets.
In some cases, targets are monitored using output from recent expansion or development of established data sources. However, where costs have been incurred through this development work, it is not possible to separate costs specifically associated with PSA target monitoring from those associated with more general, ongoing improvements to the Department's evidence base.
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