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The Department did not produce full accounts until the introduction of Resource Accounting and Budgeting for the financial year 2001-02. Prior to this, the Department's outturn was reported in the end of year "Appropriations Accounts and Estimates Reports", copies of which can be found in the Library of the House. Appropriations Accounts do not, however, separately identify the cost of operations or the costs of the security and intelligence services. This information is not held centrally.
Mr. Gerald Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of gross domestic product was spent on defence (a) including and (b) excluding the cost of military operations in each year since 2007-08. 
|(1) GDP figures based on those published by HM Treasury.|
Mr. Kevan Jones: No works of art have been purchased by the Ministry of Defence in the last 12 months. Some works displayed within Ministers' departmental private offices are from the Government Art Collection (GAC), which publishes an annual list of acquisitions. The most recent details of acquisitions made by the GAC were published on 5 October 2009 and are available on the GAC website:
Mr. Kevan Jones [holding answer 3 December 2009]: Much of the stock of service family accommodation (SFA) in England and Wales is owned by Annington Homes Ltd. and leased by the Department. Of the 49,828 SFA properties in the UK, 7,872 were void as at 1 December 2009 of which 3,345 have been void for more than six months.
Mr. Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on works and refurbishment to offices allocated to Ministers in his Department's buildings in the last 12 months. 
Mr. Kevan Jones: I have placed in the Library of the House a list of the operational energy ratings and energy bands for buildings' occupied by my Department and its agencies, including those in London for which a display energy certificate has been produced.
Mr. Kevan Jones: Details of all properties of all types on the Ministry of Defence (MOD) estate that are unused, and the length of time each has been so, is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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. 
Mr. Kevan Jones: A list of the operational energy ratings and energy bands for buildings occupied by this Department and its agencies for which a Display Energy Certificate (in Scotland, an Energy Performance Certificate) has been produced. A copy has been placed in the Library of the House.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department received in 2008; and how many of these received a substantive response within 20 days. 
Mr. Kevan Jones: Statistics published by the Ministry of Justice on Freedom of Information in central Government for 2008 show that of a total of 2,692 non-routine requests received by the Department (based on aggregated quarterly data) 73 per cent. (1,972) received a substantive response within 20 days. 84 per cent. (2,269) of requests were dealt with 'in time', that is within 20 days by meeting the deadline or other permitted extension deadline.
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what redesigns of websites operated by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have been carried out since 27 June 2007; and what the (i) cost to the public purse and (ii) date of completion of each such redesign was. 
|(1) Packages of work included: general template enhancements, home page, accessibility and multimedia improvements, development of user-generated page rating functionality, FOI database enhancements.|
(2) Design phase included information architecture, navigation schema, look and feel.
|(1) No hard costs as the redesign is being carried out in-house.|
(2) The redesign was implemented using existing DASA web team resources only. There were no non-staffing costs associated with the redesign. It is not possible to distinguish between redesign resource and routine website maintenance and development resource over the period of the redesign.
(3) The redesign was undertaken at no cost to the MOD through a concession contract with a third party. No public funds have been expended on maintaining, updating and providing the website since its inception in 2002 or will be expended in FY 2009-10.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) laptop computers, (b) mobile telephones, (c) items of office furniture and (d) works of art have been (i) lost by and (ii) stolen from his Department in each of the last three years; whether his Department has made an insurance claim in respect of each such item; and what the estimated value of each item was. 
Mr. Kevan Jones: The MOD takes any loss of information, associated media storage devices and valuable assets very seriously and has robust procedures in place to mitigate against such occurrences. New processes, instructions and technological aids are also being constantly implemented to mitigate human errors and to raise awareness of every individual in the Department with regards to information assets, information and its security. The quantity and impact of lost or stolen data has been significantly reduced due to these steps and the use of appropriate encryption in the MOD.
MOD units are not mandated to centrally report incidents of the loss or theft of mobile phones or office furniture nor record any related insurance claims. No work of art for which MOD is responsible has been reported lost or stolen during the last three years. To gather the further data beyond that reported below would incur a disproportionate cost.
For information on laptop computers I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the then Armed Forces Minister, Bob Ainsworth, on 24 March 2009, Official Report, columns 271-72W, to the hon. Member for Woodspring (Dr. Fox).
No insurance claims have been made in respect of any of the above items in the MOD since 2006, which, in common with other Government Departments, does not generally insure and, instead, bears it own risks.
John Mason: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by his Department in each of the last three years. 
John Mason: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what payments his Department has made to Green Issues in the last 12 months; for what purposes such payments were made; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments were made. 
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