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Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for how long on average a household was on a social housing waiting list before being allocated social housing in each region in the latest period for which figures are available; and what the longest time was for which a household in each region had been waiting during that period. 
Mr. Malik: Supporting People is a locally devolved programme administered through top tier authorities in partnership with local Housing, Health, Social Services and Probation bodies. Before the structural changes to local government on 1 April 2009, 150 authorities were eligible to receive funding, this has now increased to 152 eligible authorities.
John Healey: I refer the hon. Member to the responses given by the then Under-Secretary of State my hon. Friend the Member for Hartlepool (Mr. Wright) on 3 February, 23 March and 16 June 2009, Official Report, columns 1160W, 78W and 202W respectively.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to the answer of 20 November 2008, Official Report, column 752W, what subsidy his Department provided for staff dining facilities at Cockspur Street in 2008-09. 
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to the answer of 25 November 2008, Official Report, column 1336W, on departmental electronic equipment, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agency has spent on (i) flat screen televisions, (ii) DVD players and (iii) stereo equipment since November 2008. 
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Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of employees in his Department are (a) women and (b) men; and what the average hourly pay is of (i) male and (ii) female employees. 
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Lorely Burt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress his Department has made in implementing the recommendations of the Glover Report in its procurement processes. 
(a) The Department already makes use of a free portal "Supply2gov.uk" for advertising its contract opportunities, which attracts a wide range of SMEs.
(b) Electronic issuing of tender documentation is standard practice, which is inclusive of the publication of contract award notices.
(c) The Department has invested in new systems which allow us to track and map spend annually with SME's since 2006-07. Presently 27.5 per cent. of spend goes through SMEs, close to the recommended target of 30 per cent. over the next five years.
The Department has also made progress with the other recommendations within the report, having completed its procurement innovation plan. We are also making progress in using more outcome based specifications.
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 20 July 2009]: The percentage of sick leave taken by Department for Culture, Media and Sport staff reported as stress-related in each of the last three financial years is as follows:
|Percentage of sick leave|
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 20 July 2009]: The travel and subsistence costs incurred by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and its agency body, the Royal Parks Agency in the 12-month period June 2008 to the end of May 2009 are as follows:
In addition, the Department also makes use of the Government Car Service for general ministerial duties, details of which were published in a written ministerial statement on 16 July 2009, Official Report, column 80WS.
|Expenses claimed in 2008-09|
|(1) Including expenses that occurred at events staged by the Commission.|
(2) Travel and subsistence includes travel costs for routine travel undertaken by employees performing compliance and enforcement duties. This includes more than 50 compliance managers based around the country.
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much each of the senior officials at the Gambling Commission spent on official (a) hospitality, (b) travel, (c) office expenses and (d) other expenses in the last 12 months. 
|Expenses claimed and expenditure incurred by Commission credit card (see definition) by senior officials of the Gambling Commission 2008-09 to the nearest £|
|Official||Hospitality (see note)||Travel (including related subsistence)||Office expenses||Other expenses|
|(1) to 31 October 2008|
(2) to 3 January 2009
(3) to 20 July 2008
(4) from 1 November 2008
(5) from 10 November 2008
The Commission's credit card has been used to pay for a range of goods and services including professional membership; occasional room hire, air travel booked online; meeting refreshments which are included under hospitality covering meals provided for Commission guests and their Commission hosts. The Commission does not provide any hospitality or entertainment in the wider sense of, for example, taking people to sporting or cultural events. Some of the entries relate to goods and services procured on behalf of other Commission employees and functions that do not hold an organisational credit card.
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