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Mr. Hands: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many plasma screen televisions his Department has purchased since 2001; and what the cost has been of purchasing and installing such screens in each such year. 
Adam Afriyie: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what pay band his Department's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or permanent contract; and what the size is of the budget for which the CIO is responsible in the period 2009-10. 
Barbara Follett: The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is employed on a permanent contract in the Senior Civil Service Pay Band 2 (£82,900 to £162,500). The CIO and his team have a budget of £30.442 million (administration and capital expenditure) for 2009-2010. This covers central expenditure for CLG and Government Offices.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in each of the last five years for which information is available; what proportion of the total work force they represented; what the total amount of bonuses paid was; what the largest single payment was; and if he will make a statement. 
The Department also operates a scheme for all staff below the senior civil service under which individuals or teams may receive a small non-consolidated award in recognition of an outstanding contribution over a limited period. The maximum payment made under these arrangements is £600. Records are only available for the three years to 31 March 2006 and are shown in the following table.
|Table showing details of end-year non-consolidated payments made to staff in Communities and Local Government in each of the last five years|
|No. of senior civil servants (SCS) who received non- consolidated performance payments||No. of staff below SCS who received non- consolidated performance payments||Amount of non- consolidated performance payments made to SCS (£)||Amount of non- consolidated performance payments made to staff below SCS (£)||Total cost (£)||Total work-force (Percentage)||Largest bonus paid (£)|
|(1 )Information not yet available.|
|Table showing in-year non-consolidated awards made to CLG staff below the senior civil service|
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to Lord Bates of 12 October 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column 5WA, on the Department for Communities and Local Government: purchase order data, how much was spent on each listed supplier in 2008-09. 
Barbara Follett: The Department agreed three year strategic objectives covering 2008-09 to 2010-11 in the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review. We have not reported final assessments for any of these but our 2009 Autumn Performance Report reports 'strong progress' for DSO 2 (housing) and DSO 6 (fire); 'some progress' for DSO 1 (local government), DSO 4 (cohesive, active and empowered communities) and DSO 5 (planning); and 'not yet assessed' for DSO 3 (economic performance and regeneration). The report was laid before the House on 15 December 2009 as Command Paper (Cm 7770) and is available at:
Mr. Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many overseas training courses were attended by his Department's civil servants in the latest period for which figures are available; how many civil servants attended each course; and what the total cost to the public purse was of each course. 
Barbara Follett: Record of overseas training courses for Communities and Local Government are not centrally held in the Department. However available data obtained within the Department gives the following breakdown for the calendar year 2008-09; figures given do not include travel and subsistence costs
|List of overseas training courses||Number of civil servants||Cost to the public purse||Date|
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written answer by his Department on a named day in session 2008-09 received a substantive answer on that day. 
Barbara Follett: In the 2008-09 Session Communities and Local Government received 790 parliamentary questions for answer on a named day, of which 642 (81 per cent.) received a substantive answer on the day in question.
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to his Department's publication of statistics for DSO 3.7: Overall Employment rate (working age population) at neighbourhood level (in deprived areas), England, what the employment rate was in each individual
deprived neighbourhood in (a) April 2007 to March 2008, (b) July 2007 to June 2008, (c) October 2007 to September 2008, (d) January 2007 to December 2008 and (e) April 2008 to March 2009. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The data source used to calculate DSO 3.7 'Overall Employment rate (working age population) at neighbourhood level (in deprived areas)' is the Office of National Statistics' (ONS) sample survey the Annual Population Survey (APS). Due to the small sample size of the Annual Population Survey at neighbourhood level (lower super output area) we are unable to provide estimates for individual deprived neighbourhoods.
Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many calls were made to the 999 emergency number in each of the last three years; how many calls were dropped by the system in each of the last three years; what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the 999 emergency system; and if he will make a statement. 
|1 July 2006-30 June 2007||1 July 2007-30 June 2008||1 July 2008 -30 June 2009|
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 14 October 2009, Official Report, column 968W, on the English Regions Network, for what purposes his Department will provide funding to the English Regions Network. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: CLG provides funding to the English Regional Network to coordinate the collective activities and views of Local Authority Leaders' Boards and Regional Assemblies and in particular to coordinate actives supporting Regional Spatial Strategies.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when each regional fire control room will be fully functional; when rent became or will become payable on each regional control room; and what estimate he has made of the rental cost of each regional fire control room over the full period of its lease. 
Mr. Malik: Under current planning assumptions the first regional fire control rooms are expected to become operational in spring 2011 and the last Fire and Rescue Service will switch over by the end of 2012.
|Regional control centre||Go live date|
|Regional rental costs estimates over the full period of the lease|
|Rent commencement date||Estimated rent over full period of lease (£)|
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