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To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) energy rating and (b) energy band of each building
occupied by his Department and its agencies was in each year for which figures are available. 
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These data do not include the Government Office Network.
The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) also publishes central Government Departments' Display Energy Certificate (DEC) operational ratings on a building by building level twice a year. The most recent data, published on 31 July 2009, contain DEC data up to and including 28 February 2009. Data relating to the month ending 30 September 2009 will be published on 18 December 2009. This information can be found at:
Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) of 16 July 2009, Official Report, column 648W, on departmental ministerial policy advisers, how many specialist staff are employed by his Department on a fixed-term contract to provide policy advice; and what the (a) title and (b) policy specialism is of each such member of staff. 
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department and its agencies in 2008-09. 
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 28 October 2009, Official Report, column 474W, on party conferences, how much each of his Department's non-departmental public bodies spent sending representatives to attend each of the party political conferences in 2009. 
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Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with which providers (a) his Department and (b) its agencies had a contract to provide postal services in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008, (iii) between 1 January 2009 and 1 July 2009 and (iv) since 1 July 2009. 
Barbara Follett: Since July 2004 mail services for the Department's headquarters buildings have been provided under the Integrated Facilities Management contract with Mitie which runs until July 2011. Mitie currently use Royal Mail for the despatch of national mail items and Corporate Mailing Services (CMS) for international mail items under sub-contract arrangements they have in place with those companies.
During the period in question mail services for the Fire Service College and QE11 Centre have been provided by Royal Mail. Mail services for the Planning Inspectorate have been provided by Royal Mail and City link Post.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether there has been any nugatory cost to his Department and its agencies on procurement under tender because the tender process has been cancelled prior to the award of the contract in the last 12 months. 
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) of 1 September 2009, Official Report, column 1834W, on departmental recruitment, if he will publish the job specification of the (a) Policy Adviser-Local Government Restructuring, (b) Policy Adviser-Strategy and Performance and (c) Project Adviser-Local Analysis and Delivery Unit; and whether each is assigned to work primarily for a particular Minister. 
Barbara Follett: Officials at this level in the Department provide advice and support to Ministers, working on a flexible basis in policy teams. In these cases the teams are in local government restructuring, strategy and performance and local area analysis.
(a) The role of the Policy Adviser, Local Government Restructuring, is to contribute to the work of the local government reorganisation team through assisting in project management; updating project plans and monitoring progress; communications, including designing and maintaining internet pages; drafting ministerial and treat official correspondence; collating and analysing representations from the public in relation to the Boundary Committee's advice; assisting in the development of regulations and assisting in the formulation of advice using GIS software.
(b) The role of the Policy Adviser, Strategy and Performance, as with all members of the Strategy and Performance team, is to provide additional policy advice and flexible support to officials
and Ministers across the Department as business need demands. The individual in this specific post currently provides support on housing and planning issues.
(c) The role of the Project Adviser, Local Analysis and Delivery Unit is to work as part of a priority project team which undertakes projects as commissioned by the Local Government Director General's meeting and reports the findings to this group and LPD Programme Board. The role also supports the project team leader to establish and maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders in other Government Departments, Government offices for the Region, local areas and agencies in order to identify issues and engage stakeholders in priority project work.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 1 September 2009, Official Report, column 1834W, on departmental recruitment, which posts filled by his Department in the nine months up to the end of May 2009 were not advertised on either his Department's public website or on the public part of the Civil Service Recruitment Gateway; and what the job title and remit was of each such vacancy. 
Barbara Follett: Permanent civil servants are appointed through fair and open competition. Staff are, from time to time, recruited through restricted competition on a time-limited basis to provide additional expertise, skills and capacity as required.
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