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Works of art displayed in Eland House 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:
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of invoices submitted to his Department have been paid within 10 days in each month since October 2008; and if he will make a statement. 
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Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what powers (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies and non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) have to impose administrative penalties; what the statutory basis is for each such power; and how much (i) his Department and its predecessor and (ii) each of its agencies and NDPBs have recovered in administrative penalties in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available. 
Barbara Follett: Section 12 of the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 provides that, if an acquiring authority, or any of their contractors, wilfully enter on and take possession of any of the land subject to compulsory purchase without complying with subsection (4) of section 11 (which requires compensation to be paid or the landowner to consent to entry), it has to pay the person in possession of that land £10 in addition to the amount of any damage done to the land by entering and taking possession (recoverable summarily as a civil debt).
Sections 226 to 235 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 give the Tenant Services Authority the power to impose penalties in the circumstances set out in section 227. None of these provisions has yet been brought into force.
Part 11 of the Planning Act 2008 gives the Secretary of State power, by regulations, to make provision for Community Infrastructure Levy. Section 218 provides that Community Infrastructure Levy regulations may include provision for the imposition of a penalty or surcharge. No regulations under Part 11 have yet been made.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criminal offences have been (a) created and (b) abolished by secondary legislation sponsored by his Department since 1 May 2008. 
Barbara Follett: Offences were in effect created by the Building and Approved Inspectors (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/1219) when taken in conjunction with section 35 of the Building Act 1984. The 2009 regulations amended the requirements in the Building Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2531), in particular relating to matters concerning water. By virtue of section 35 of the Building Act, a person contravening any provision in building regulations (other than one designated as excluded) is liable on summary conviction to a fine.
Robert Neill: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what rebranding of his Department has been undertaken since its creation; and what the cost to the public purse has been of that rebranding. 
Robert Neill: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 15 June 2009, Official Report, column 18W, on departmental procurement, (1) how much was spent on (a) Euro RSCG London Ltd, (b) 7E Communications Ltd, (c) Band & Brown Communications Ltd, (d) Centair Communications Ltd., (e) Coaching Academy UK Limited, (f) Coullmedia, (g) Folio Creative Communication Ltd, (h) GFK NOP Ltd, (i) Media Moguls, (j) Modern Media Communications Ltd, (k) Neal Communication Agency Limited, (l) On Demand PR and Marketing and (m) Opinion Leader Research in 2008-09; and for what purpose such funds were spent in each case; 
(3) how much was spent on (a) Al-Mahdi Institute, (b) Arab British Holding Group and (c) Exports Credit Guarantee Department in 2008-09; and for what purpose such funds were spent in each case; 
(6) how much was spent on (a) Gonville Hotels Ltd., (b) Grand Hotel, (c) Grand Hotel Union DD, (d) Grange Hotels, (e) Grange Wellington Hotel, (f) Grosvenor Victoria Hotel Ltd., (g) Harts Head Hotel, (h) Hilton Hotel-Bromsgrove, (i) Hilton Brighton Metropole, (j) Hilton Manchester Deansgate and (k) each of the Holiday Inn entries listed in 2008-09; and for what purpose such funds were spent in each case; 
(7) how much was spent on (a) Bellhouse Hotel, (b) Bewleys Hotel, (c) Birnbeck Hotel Ltd., (d) Boxmoor Lodge Hotel, (e) Brooklands Hotel, (f) Burlington Hotel, (g) Cairn Hotel, (h) Campanile Hotel, (i) Carrington House Hotel, (j) Cedar Court Hotel Bradford, (k) Cedar Court Hotel Harrogate, (l) Charing Cross Hotel, (m) County Hotel, (n) Crowne Plaza London Docklands, (o) Crowne Plaza London St. James, (p) Crowne Plaza Nottingham, (q) De Vere Daresbury Park Hotel, (r) De Vere Royal Bath Hotel, (s) De Vere Wychwood Park Ltd., (t) Donnington Manor Hotel, (u) Expotel Hotel Reservations Ltd. and (v) The Jurys Inn Brighton in 2008-09; and for what purpose such funds were spent in each case; 
(8) how much was spent on (a) Digby Trout Restaurants, (b) Fancy A Pint Ltd., (c) Flavour of Hockley, (d) Il Cappuccino London Ltd., (e) Leith's, (f) Leiths at the EICC , (g) Majestic Wine Warehouse Ltd., (h) Oddbins of Wimbledon and (i) Posh Nosh (East Midlands) Ltd. in 2008-09; and for what purpose such funds were spent in each case; 
(9) how much was spent on (a) Hotel Maison Rouge, (b) Jolly Hotel St Ermin's, (c) Jurys Inn Birmingham, (d) Jurys Inn Manchester, (e) Kings Arm Hotel, (f) Lancaster Landmark Hotel Co Ltd, (g) London Marriott Hotel Kensington, (h) Malmaison Hotel, (i) Mandalay Hotel, (j) Manor Hotel, (k) Marriot Hotel Gosforth Park, (l) Mercure Southgate Hotels Ltd, (m) Newcastle Marriott Hotel Metro Centre and (n) Norton Park Hotel Ltd in 2008-09; and for what purpose such funds were spent in each case; 
(10) how much was spent on (a) Sea Hotel, (b) Stoney Croft Hotel, (c) Sunderland Marriott Hotel, (d) Thistle Hotel Brighton, (e) Thistle Hotel London Tower, (f) Thistle Hotel Westminster, (g) Village Hotel and Leisure Club and (h) Angel and Royal Hotel in 2008-09; and for what purpose such funds were spent in each case; 
(11) how much was spent on (a) Old Ship Hotel (Brighton) Ltd, (b) Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel, (c) Paramount Cheltenham Park Hotel, (d) Park Lane Hotel Ltd, (e) Prince of Wales Hotel, (f) Quality Hotel Westminster, (g) Queens Hotel Brighton, (h)
Queens Hotel Leeds, (i) Radisson Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel, (j) Radisson SAS Hotel, (k) Ramada Birmingham City Centre, (l) Ramada Jarvis Brighton, (m) Renaissance Heathrow Hotel, (n) Riverbank Park Plaza Hotel Ltd, (o) Royal Horseguards Hotel, (p) Royal York Hotel and (q) Rubens at the Palace Hotel in 2008-09; and for what purpose such funds were spent in each case. 
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has for future financial allocations to (a) the Private Sector Renewal Fund, (b) Growth Point Funding, (c) the Decent Homes regeneration budget and (d) his Department's contribution to the regional development agencies. 
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which of his Department's (a) programmes and (b) projects have had their spending brought forward from one year to an earlier year; how much spending has been brought forward in each case; and what effect the bringing forward of expenditure has had on budgets for later years. 
Barbara Follett: The Department's Annual Report 2009 (pp 158-9) presents changes to planned expenditure and impact on budgets, including spending brought forward as part of the September 2008 housing package and pre-Budget report 2008. Since publication, £135 million capital expenditure (as part of the £1.5 billion Housing Pledge announced in 'Building Britain's Future') and £50 million Working Neighbourhood Funding has been brought forward from 2010-11 to 2009-10.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 29 October 2009, Official Report, columns 519-20W, on departmental public expenditure, which of his Department's capital programmes are expected to underspend their funding allocation for 2009-10. 
Barbara Follett: The Department for Communities and Local Government continues to monitor its capital programmes to identify any potential underspends for transfer to the £1.5 billion housing pledge announced in "Building Britain's Future". Final levels of capital underspends across the Department's programmes will be determined at the end of the financial year.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on away days in the last 12 months; and what the (i) subject and (ii) location of each away day was. 
Barbara Follett: The Department does not hold information centrally on away days for its officials or those of its Executive Agencies. Away days are approved by Deputy Directors and above in accordance with Departmental procedures and guidance and the associated costs have to be met from within agreed budgets for general administrative expenditure. Unfortunately, there would be a disproportionate cost in obtaining detailed information from local line managers.
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