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Grant Shapps: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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. 
Sarah Teather: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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. 
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The Ministry of Justice has published this information in its annual statistics for 2008 on the operation of the FOI Act. The MOJ report is available online at the following URL; the information is in table 2, page 14:
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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. 
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The 2009 pre-Budget report microsite was redesigned in October 2009. The majority of the websites maintained by HM Treasury have not been subject to any redesign since 2006. Any cost or timescale associated with a redesign is shown in the following table.
|Websites operated by the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Department:|
|Website||Redesign cost (£)|
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many days sickness absence were taken by staff in his Department and its agencies in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available. 
|Days of sick leave July 2008 to June 2009|
Mark Lazarowicz: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0870, (b) 0845 and (c) 0800 his Department (i) operates and (ii) sponsors; how many calls were received to each number in the last 12 months; and whether alternative numbers charged at the BT local rate are available in each case. 
|Prefix||Lines operated and funded||Local rate alternative available||Calls in last 12 months|
|(1) Available only at disproportionate cost|
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have spent on away days in the last 12 months; and what the (i) subject and (ii) location of each away day was. 
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what payments the Financial Services Authority has made to (a) College Public Policy and (b) Connect Public Affairs in the last 12 months; for what purposes; and if he will place in the Library a copy of each contract under which such payments were made. 
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The matter raised in this question is the responsibility of the Financial Services Authority (FSA), whose day-to-day operations are independent from Government control and influence. I have asked the chief executive of the FSA to write to the hon. Member on the issue he raises.
|Total cost incurred||Costs recovered from GAD clients||Net cost to GAD|
|(1) Figures not available.|
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what redesigns of websites operated by the Government Actuary's Department have been carried out since 27 June 2007; and what the (a) cost to the public purse and (b) date of completion of each such redesign was. 
1. To reflect GAD's revised corporate identity, completed in October 2007 at a cost of £9,684.
2. To comply with the AAA accessibility standard, completed in May 2009 at a cost of £9,777.
Anne Main: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on hotel accommodation for (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) civil servants in each of the last five years. 
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The following figures show a combined DMO and PWLB view including cost of accommodation, meals and incidental items. The DMO does not separately record expenditure incurred on hotel accommodation and does not record these items of expenditure separately for the PWLB.
Mr. Winnick: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to reply to the letter dated 5 November 2009 from the hon. Member for Walsall North transferred to HM Treasury, reference 7/19547/2009. 
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 22 October
2009, Official Report, column 1672W, on non-domestic rates: valuation, what the average rateable value in each sub-location (a) was on the 2005 and (b) is on the draft 2010 Rating List. 
Ian Pearson: The Valuation Office Agency has a duty to ensure all relevant non-domestic hereditaments are assessed for rates on rating lists. This helps to maintain fairness in the rating system. Where a car charging point is a relevant hereditament then it will be assessed for rateable value having regard to its annual rental value at the valuation date (which for the current 2005 rating list is 1 April 2003).
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the Valuation Office Agency's special category code is for (a) ports and (b) firms within ports; and whether this coding has changed as a result of the changes made to business rates on ports. 
Ian Pearson: The Valuation Office Agency's Specialist Category Codes (SCAT) for (a) ports are code 433 for statutory docks and harbours (formula), code 434 for statutory docks and harbours (non formula), code 435 statutory docks and harbours (other) and code 089 docks and harbours (non-statutory).
It is not possible to identify (b) the firms within ports by a SCAT code as this will vary depending on the use of the property. No changes have been made to SCAT codes as a result of changes made to business rates on ports.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what payments Northern Rock has made to FD Public Affairs in the last 12 months; for what purposes; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments were made. 
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: During this period of temporary public ownership, Northern Rock is managed by its board at arm's length from the Government on commercial principles. It is a matter for the company's management to release specific business updates or provide any required disclosures in their audited annual report and accounts.
Rob Marris: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many consignments of falsely-labelled goods originating from producers in Israeli settlements in (a) the West Bank, (b) the Golan Heights and (c) East Jerusalem were detected by HM Revenue and Customs in (i) 2004-05, (ii) 2005-06, (iii) 2006-07, (iv) 2007-08 and (v) 2008-09. 
Mr. Timms: The following number of consignments on which preferential rates of duty were claimed under the EU-Israel Agreement have been identified as having originated in Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories:
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