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Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent on energy efficiency measures for his Department's and its predecessor's estate in each year from 2004 to 2009; what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of that expenditure; and what plans he has for future energy efficiency measures. 
Prior to implementation, all energy efficiency projects are subject to a rigorous assessment of predicted carbon reduction and financial benefits, as well as consideration of alternative solutions. Post-implementation efficacy is based upon analysis of smart meter utility data. These data are fed into the Department's Energy Efficiency Action Plan to ensure an effective and structured approach to continued carbon reduction.
To date, the majority of the efficiency measures taken across the departmental estate have been relatively low or no cost. As many of these opportunities have now been realised future measures will increasingly focus on capital investment projects, such as upgrading heating, cooling and ventilation systems.
Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost to his Department of press office staff other than press officers has been in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Malik: All press office staff are press officers with the exception of speech writers. In the period since the Department was created in May 2006, there has been one speechwriter post at pay band 7 (grade 6) and one speechwriter post at pay band 6 (grade 7) in press office. The 2008-09 pay ranges are £43,836 to £57,110 for pay band 7 and £54,018 to £70,375 for pay band 6. Press office staff in the predecessor Department, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, were press officers.
Mr. Malik [holding answer 1 July 2009]: 17 members of staff, in post on 30 June 2009, are due to reach their 65th birthday by the beginning of 2011. A further 14 reach this birthday during 2011. However, it is likely that at least some of these staff will no longer be working for the Department by then.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding has been allocated to his core Department in real terms in (a) 2009-10 and (b) each of the next three years. 
Mr. Malik: CSR07 allocated budgets for the period to 2010-11. The net administration budget for the core Department for 2009-10 and 2010-11 is £167 million and £165 million respectively. Budgets beyond 2011-12 have yet to be agreed with the Treasury.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 1 June 2009, Official Report, column 203W, on official hospitality, in what format the intranet staff handbook is held. 
Mr. Stewart Jackson:
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding (a) the Government Office for London and (b) his
Department has given to (i) Capital Standards and (ii) the London Environment Directors' Network in each of the last three years; and for what purposes. 
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding his Department and its agencies have allocated for the advertisement of non-executive director posts at the Fire Service College. 
Mr. Malik: The Department has spent £9,895 plus VAT in respect of advertising costs associated with the current recruitment of a non-executive chair and a non-executive board member for the Fire Service College.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2009, Official Report, column 318W, on fire services, whether staff in the London Fire Control Room will be eligible for the Fire Brigades Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. 
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information his Department holds on the (a) number and (b) location of refuse fires reported as having been deliberately set in the last 12 months. 
Data on refuse fires are calculated from aggregate monthly returns. These are limited to total number of refuse and refuse container fires attended by each Fire and Rescue Service. These data are shown in the table.
The recently implemented electronic Incident Recording System (IRS) records both the number and location of all incidents attended by Fire and Rescue Services. The number and location of refuse fires reported as having been deliberately set will therefore be available, with the first data being for 2009-10.
|Total refuse and refuse container fires, England, 2003-07( 1)|
|FRS area||2003||2004||2005||2006||2007( 1)|
|(1 )Data for 2007 are provisional and subject to change|
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