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I am replying on behalf of Companies House to your Parliamentary Question tabled on 25 March 2009, UIN 267342, to the Minister of State for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.
Since the inception of BERR in 2007, Companies House has used the following amounts of fuel:
The Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform has asked me to reply to you directly on behalf of The Insolvency Service how much (a) electricity, (b) gas and (c) other fuel was used by (i) his Department and (ii) each of its agencies since the inception of his Department; and how much was used by each of the regional development agencies in each of the last 10 years.
The Insolvency Service has consumed the following energy to date since the formation of BERR in June 2007:
Dr. Cable: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what his latest estimate is of his Departments capital expenditure in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement. 
|Capital expenditure in £ million||2008-09 forecast outturn||2009-10 budgets allocated||2010-11 CSR07 settlement figures|
|(1) Planned receipts are in excess of expenditure in 2010-11.|
The Departments settlement from the 2007 comprehensive spending review (CSR07) included use of end year flexibility (EYF) stocks and other flexibilities, subject to agreement by HM Treasury. The planned expenditure for 2009-10 includes use of £43 million, the balance of a loan made to the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS), which is due to be repaid in 2009-10. There remains considerable volatility in the planned income received from launch investments in the aerospace sector, which will impact on BERRs future capital expenditure plans, particularly in 2010-11.
Justine Greening: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform with reference to the answer of 12 January, Official Report, columns 462-63W, on redundancy, how many staff left his Department under staff exit schemes with a severance package worth (a) between £100,000 and £125,000, (b) between £125,001 and £150,000, (c) between £150,001 and £200,000, (d) between £200,001 and £250,000, (e) between £250,001 and £500,000, (f) between £500,001 and £1,000,000 and (g) over £1,000,000 in each year since 2005-06. 
For staff leaving on compulsory, flexible or approved early retirement terms, the size of the package includes any lump sum compensation payment made on departure (compulsory terms only) and also the capitalised cost of paying a pension or annual compensation payment (ACP) before pension age, the cost of any pension enhancement (compulsory and flexible terms only) and the cost of bringing forward the payment of the pension lump sum (for those in classic). These figures are therefore the initial provision for the early departure liabilities caused by the staff departures. They will include any cash payments made during the period.
Mr. Hands: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2009, Official Report, column 523W, on the Corporate Governance Unit, when his Departments Corporate Law and Governance Directorate was established; what the remit of the Directorate is; what the cost to the public purse has been of the Directorate in each year of its operation; what the job title is of each member of staff of the Directorate; and which Ministers other than the Secretary of State have had responsibility for the Directorate since its establishment. 
Mr. McFadden: BERR and its predecessor Departments have been responsible for company law issues since the 19th century. The name Corporate Law and Governance Directorate (CLG) was adopted in 2005 when responsibility for company investigations transferred to the Insolvency Service. Highlights of CLG work appear on the Departments annual report (Sections 2.91-2.94)
My hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State currently has responsibility for company law issues in succession to my hon. Friend the Minister for Trade, Development and Consumer Affairs. The directorate also houses BERRs Better Regulation Unit, which reports to the Minister for Communications, Technology and Broadcasting in succession to the Minister for Competitiveness and Small Business. In 2007-08 the running costs of the directorate were £2,198,000.
Norman Lamb: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many staff in his Department were recorded as having been on sick leave for over 12 months on 31 December in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform 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. 
Mr. McFadden: BERR leads delivery of three CSR 07 public service agreements, (PSA 1Raise the productivity of the UK economy; PSA 6Deliver the conditions for business success in the UK; PSA 7Improve the economic performance of all English regions and reduce the gap in economic growth rates between regions), and two PSAs outstanding from SR 04, (PSA 6Enterprise; and PSA 10Maximising potential in the workplace.)
Compliance with BERRs PSAs is measured as progress against a number of indicators. Costs to BERR of measuring progress against these PSAs are as listed. In most cases progress is measured against externally produced data, provided at no cost to BERR.
Progress against the CSR 07 PSA 1 is measured wholly against externally produced data, provided at no cost to BERR.
Costs to BERR of producing data for measuring progress against the CSR 07 PSA 6 are estimated at £66,000 in the last 12 months.
Costs to BERR of processing data for measuring progress against the CSR 07 PSA 7 are estimated at £43 in the last 12 months.
Costs to BERR of producing data for measuring progress against the SR 04 PSA 6 are estimated at £144,550 (excluding VAT) in the last 12 months.
Costs to BERR of producing data for measuring progress against the SR 04 PSA 10 are estimated at £1,000 in the last 12 months.
Total costs to BERR of producing data for measuring progress against these PSAs are estimated at £211,593 in the last 12 months.
Mr. Austin Mitchell: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent assessment he has made of the steps necessary to implement the Mutual Recognition Regulation (EC) 764/2008; and what timetable he has set for taking such steps. 
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