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Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what percentage of (a) 12, (b) 13, (c) 14, (d) 15, (e) 16, (f) 17, (g) 18 and (h) 19 year-olds who were released from each young offender institution in each of the last five years were reconvicted within a year of release; 
(2) what percentage of (a) 12, (b) 13, (c) 14, (d) 15, (e) 16, (f) 17, (g) 18 and (h) 19 year-olds who were released from young offender institutions after serving a sentence for a non-violent offence were reconvicted within a year for a violent offence in each of the last five years. 
Maria Eagle: Juvenile reoffending covers those aged 10 to 17. A release from custody could be from a Secure Training Centre, a Secure Children's Home or a Young Offender Institution. Data are not broken down by type of release establishment or by individual release establishment.
The following table shows the frequency of reoffences per 100 offenders and the actual rate of reoffending for each of the last five years for which data are available. Those aged 10 through to 15 have been banded due to the small number of offenders in each of the groups.
|Juvenile actual and frequency rates per 100 offenders for custody|
|Age band||Number of offenders||Actual reoffending rate (%)||Frequency of reoffences (per 100 offenders)|
Reoffenders that are aged 18 and 19 are included in the adult dataset. We do not have the facility to determine those that were released from young offender institutions. Further information on adult re-offending is available at:
Mr. Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what methodology was used to calculate the budget of the Youth Justice Board for the provision of youth custody when the Board was formed in 1998. 
Maria Eagle: The Youth Justice Board took responsibility for commissioning and purchasing places in the under 18 secure estate in 2000-01. The funding allocated to the Youth Justice Board by the Home Office was based on historical information on the cost of placing young people in custody and anticipated levels of need. YJB funding requirements are reviewed annually.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 5 May 2009, Official Report, column 78W, on 10 Downing Street: repairs and maintenance, how much was paid to Ecovert FM for the works carried out in August and September 2008. 
Angela E. Smith: Information on capital expenditure on improving Cabinet Office buildings, including the Downing Street estate for 2008-09 is included in the Resource Accounts published in the Cabinet Office Annual Report and Accounts 2008-09. Copies are available in the Library of the House.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidance the Charity Commission has issued on whether registered charities may (a) register as third parties with the Electoral Commission and (b) engage in political campaigning during a regulated election period. 
As the Chief Executive of the Charity Commission, I have been asked to respond to your written Parliamentary Question on what guidance the Charity Commission has issued on whether registered charities may (a) register as third parties with the Electoral Commission, and (b) engage in political campaigning during an election period.
Charity law on campaigning and political activity is set out in our published guidance 'Speaking Out-Guidance on Campaigning and Political Activity by Charities' (CC9) and 'Charities and Elections' which are available on our website at www.charitycommission.gov.uk. This guidance makes clear that a charity can carry out campaigning and political activity as a means of furthering or supporting its charitable purpose, but that under charity law a charity must never carry out party political activity.
On part (a) of your question regarding the issue of a charity's registration as a third party with the Electoral Commission, our guidance signposts charities to the Electoral Commission and to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000. We do not provide detailed guidance ourselves. Charities must not support or oppose any party political campaign, candidate or manifesto. Therefore we do not envisage circumstances where it would be necessary for a charity to register with the Electoral Commission as a third party. We would be concerned about any charity that was recognised in this way, and would certainly want to explore this further with them.
As to part (b), the Commission's guidance on political campaigning during an election period makes clear that the principles for a charity engaging in any campaigning or political activity continue to apply. The key principle of charity law in terms of elections is that charities must be, and be seen to be, independent from party politics. We therefore urge charities to think carefully about what activities they engage in during this period, and how they might be perceived.
We are currently in the process of arranging to meet with the Electoral Commission to discuss further the issue of third party registration. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have other questions. I hope this is helpful.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 20 May 2009, Official Report, column 1473W, on civil servants: vacancies (1) how many civil service jobs were advertised in the last 12 months (a) externally and (b) internally; 
Angela E. Smith: Further to the answer given on 17 March 2009, since civil service jobs online service went live on 25 February 2009, 4,587 vacancies in the civil service have been advertised externally on the website and 2,789 have been advertised to civil servants. Further information about these vacancies could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
While there is no one budget for cyber security, and the Government do not provide details of the resources employed by the UK intelligence and security agencies, cyber security is a key priority and as such is appropriately resourced. A number of Government bodies contribute towards the protection of UK networks. For example: CPNI, Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure, provides advice on electronic or cyber protective security measures to the businesses and organisations that comprise the UK's critical national infrastructure, including public utilities companies and banks CPNI also runs a CERT service which responds to reported attacks on private sector networks; and CESG, part of GCHQ, provides Government Departments with advice and guidance on how to protect against, detect and mitigate various types of cyber attack.
CESG also runs the computer emergency response team, GovCertUK, which provides warnings, alerts and assistance in resolving serious IT incidents for the public sector. In addition to this existing work, the June 2009 Cyber Security Strategy also announced the provision of additional programme funding for the development of innovative future technologies to protect UK networks; the details will be reported to Parliament in the autumn.
John Mason: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what percentage of invoices to (a) the Cabinet Office and (b) the Office of the Leader of the House from suppliers her Department paid within 10 days of receipt in June 2009. 
Angela E. Smith: In June 2009 the Cabinet Office paid 97.4 per cent. of correctly rendered invoices within 10 days. This figure covers the whole of the Cabinet Office, including the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons.
Tessa Jowell: The annual "Cabinet Office Public Bodies" publication provides headline information on the NDPB sector and on public appointments. Detailed information on individual NDPBs is provided by relevant sponsor departments. Following representations by my hon. Friend, links to this detailed information, together with the latest publication Public Bodies 2008, are now located on the Civil Service website at:
Grant Shapps: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what expenditure her Department incurred in the production of its document, Building Britain's Future; and how many copies were printed. 
Tessa Jowell: 1,000 copies of the main document were produced in print. In addition, 4,500 of the 15 page summary document were printed. 1,000 copies of the summary document are also being produced in Welsh. The total cost was £39,047.00 (excluding VAT).
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