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Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 26 November 2008, Official Report, columns 2024-5W, 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. 
Jonathan Shaw: With reference to the answer of 26 November 2008 Official Report columns 2024-5W. The following table shows the number of staff who left the Department and its agencies on all types of staff exit schemes with a severance package worth, in total, more than £100,000, grouped by the value of the severance packages:
|Cost of package||Number of cases|
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been spent on media training for each Minister in his Department in each of the last three years; how many sessions have been provided; and which organisations provided such training. 
Mr. Hands: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2009, Official Report, column 1260W, which Minister attended each course; and how much each course cost. 
Mr. David Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons those renting a property which they have previously owned are not normally eligible for housing benefit. 
Kitty Ussher: The exclusion rules concerning previously owned properties are intended to ensure that individuals do not benefit from housing benefit in circumstances that have been contrived in order to take advantage of the system. Help is however provided to those who satisfy the local authority that they could not have continued to live in the property without selling it.
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 26 November 2008, Official Report, columns 2024-5W, on redundancy, how many of the staff leaving his Department and its agencies on staff exit schemes were employed by Jobcentre Plus in each year since 2005-06. 
Willie Rennie: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many gas technicians in Scotland (a) were registered under the CORGI scheme and (b) are registered under the new Gas Safety Register scheme. 
Greg Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he made of the performance of the Nuclear Safety Advisory Committee in advising the Health and Safety Executive. 
Jonathan Shaw: No formal assessment of performance was made when the Committee reached the end of its term of office in October 2008. However, the advice contained in the Committee's final report for the period ending 31 October 2008 was reviewed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The report is available on HSE's website.
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was paid out in (a) crisis loans, (b) budgeting loans and (c) community care grants in (i) each Jobcentre Plus district and (ii) each region in each month since October 2008; and if he will make a statement. 
The Solicitor-General: Records held by the Crown Prosecution Service can provide an analysis of the outcome of proceedings in defendant cases where the principal offence with which the defendant was charged was either fraud or forgery. The following table shows, for the four year period since 2005-06 for which figures are available, the number of defendants in which the principal offence was fraud or forgery, together with the outcome of proceedings. Outcomes are divided into convictions, including guilty pleas as well as convictions after trial; and unsuccessful outcomes, comprising all other outcomes.
The broad category of fraud and forgery includes cases where the principal offence charged was contrary to the Fraud Act; bankruptcy offences; forgery and counterfeiting; and fraud and forgery associated with vehicle or driver records.
|CPS proceedings for fraud and forgery|
(1 )The statistics for the 2008-09 financial year have not been finalised, and therefore we cannot provide data for the number of people convicted in this year.
|Financial year||Number of convictions|
|Number of convictions|
John Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of the Government's official development assistance has been spent on providing temporary assistance to refugees from developing countries in the last two years. 
Mr. Michael Foster: Nearly all of the UK Government's support for refugees in developing countries is through the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the lead UN agency for providing support to refugees. The assistance to UNHCR includes some support for internally displaced people as well as for refugees. Some funding is provided to other agencies. The most substantial of which is that given to the Thai Burma Border Consortium which provides support to refugees on the Burma/Thai border.
Refined the plant run times to ensure that heating and cooling is only in operation when absolutely necessary;
Conducting a thermography survey of our headquarters building to identify any areas of heat loss through the external walls, and also any possible issues due to imbalances in electrical equipment or incorrect operation/ventilation of equipment;
Reviewed and reduced the heating set point in some areas of our buildings;
Installed vents in IT server rooms to make use of free cooling where possible;
Reduced the hot water temperature in our headquarters building.
Greg Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development 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. Michael Foster: Based on the latest figures for 2008-09, the energy use of the Department for International Development's (DFID) UK estate per square metre is 10 per cent. higher than the 1999-2000 levels.
The increase in energy per square metre is to a significant extent attributable to the fact that our staff per square metre has increased by 15 per cent. over this time, inevitably increasing the energy used through the number of computers and other electrical goods per square metre.
We now have more centralised IT systems in the UK which serve our overseas offices, and have invested significantly in other technologies such as video-conferencing which have resulted in efficiency and carbon savings.
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