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Mr. Blunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many laptop computers belonging to (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have been lost or stolen in the last five years. 
Dan Norris: The following figures show the reported number of thefts/losses of laptops from 2005. The recent increases should be seen against the background of a significant increase in the numbers of laptops in use; for example, the numbers of IBM laptops issued across the DEFRA network under the enabling contract has increased more than six fold from some 1,200 in 2005 to over 7,500 in 2009, as we have gradually replaced desktops with encrypted laptops to reduce environmental impacts and make it easier for staff to work remotely.
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Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to which (a) magazines, (b) journals and (c) newspapers his Department subscribes; and what the cost of such subscriptions has been in each of the last three years. 
Mail on Sunday
News of the World
Sunday Business Magazine
Cage and Aviary Birds
Environmental Standards Certification Kit and Environmental News
European Venture Capital Journal
Farmers Weekly-Haywards Heath
Grower and Special Supplement Editions
Horse and Hound
Local Government Chronicle and LGC Finance
Local Government News
Nature: UK Edition
New Civil Engineer
New Scientist-UK Edition
Press Gazette-The Weekly for All Journalists
Regeneration and Renewal
Science: International Edition-AAAS
Trends in Biotechnology
Western Morning News.
There are no central records of subscriptions held by business units or individuals who have subscribed directly rather than via the library service or by the press office. These figures could be compiled only at disproportionate cost.
Dan Norris: I will place in the Library of the House the names of each organisation that supplied goods, services and works to the core-Department in 2008-09 based on the purchase order data held in the core-Department's financial database.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many employees of his Department have been posted to work in offices of hon. Members of each political party in each of the last five years. 
Civil servants may shadow MPs as part of a programme run by the Industry and Parliament Trust. Details on numbers of civil servants from this Department that have had such an attachment cannot be obtained within disproportionate cost limits.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research (a) his Department and (b) the Waste and Resources Action Programme has commissioned on household waste prevention in the last 12 months. 
Dan Norris: DEFRA is completing a major review study to help distil the evidence emerging from research work completed by the Department and other organisations on waste prevention. The work has been undertaken by the contractors Brook Lyndhurst, in association with the Social Marketing Practice and the Resource Recovery Forum. The project team has been working with DEFRA staff to consolidate findings from the Waste and Resources Evidence Programme, the Environmental Behaviours Unit and other parts of DEFRA, together with work undertaken by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), the Environment Agency and other relevant published work.
Home composting diversion modelling at household and district levels;
Reuse: studies of drivers, activities, arisings and potential in the UK;
Evaluation of waste reduction advisers;
Review of life cycle assessments of reusable packaging;
Development of guidance on food waste reduction champions model.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance (a) his Department and (b) the Waste and Resources Action Programme has issued on the use of wheelie bins for the collection of household waste. 
Among the many conclusions and recommendations made by the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Select Committee report on Waste Collection in July 2007, was the endorsement of the Government's policy of leaving local authorities to make arrangements for waste collection, based on local resources and needs.
Mr. Stewart Jackson:
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding (a) his Department and (b) the Environment Agency has allocated to the (i) Capital Standards project and
(ii) London Environment Directors' Network in the last five years; and for what projects such funding was allocated. 
Dan Norris: In October 2005 the Environment Agency made a payment of £3,000 to the Capital Standards project. The membership has enabled the Environment Agency to be more engaged with local authorities on fly-tipping and antisocial behaviour.
Mrs. Laing: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many requests for communications data were made by the Environment Agency to communication service providers (CSPs) under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in (a) 2000, (b) 2001, (c) 2002, (d) 2003, (e) 2004, (f) 2005, (g) 2006, (h) 2007 and (i) 2008; and how many of these requests resulted in the requested communications data being disclosed by the relevant CSP. 
Under RIPA legislation, only authorised requests are sent to the CSP and, once authorised, the CSP has a legal responsibility to comply with the request, if the data exists. Environment Agency records show that in all cases the CSP has responded to the request.
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