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Jenny Willott: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of the invoices submitted to (a) her Department and (b) the Prime Minister's Office have been paid within 10 days in each month since October 2005; and if she will make a statement. 
Angela E. Smith: Data recording invoices paid within 10 days of receipt have been kept only since November 2008. This followed the Prime Minister's announcement, in October 2008, that in future Government Departments would aim to pay invoices within 10 days. The following data relate to the Cabinet Office as a whole (the Prime Minister's Office forms an integral part of the Cabinet Office):
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As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question requesting what estimate has made of the number of divorces granted in courts in Stroud district in the last 12 months. (309136)
Divorce statistics are based upon information supplied to ONS by the courts in England and Wales. The fact that a divorce has taken place in a court in a particular region does not mean that either one or both parties are resident there. Therefore, divorce statistics have been historically presented at a national level only.
Mark Pritchard: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will initiate a review of the potential effect of the practices of Government departments in respect of the use of data sticks on the risk of importing viruses and spyware into Government IT systems. 
Angela E. Smith:
The Data Handling Review (DHR) requires that Departments conduct independent penetration testing of their systems to protect against hacking and other forms of malicious attack including malware and viruses. In addition, the Security Policy Framework (SPF; published by the Cabinet Office in December 2008) sets out the mandatory protective security
requirements that all Departments are required to adhere to, covering all aspects of physical, personnel and information/data security. The policy guidance is available on the Cabinet Office website at:
SPF Mandatory Requirement (MR) 39 requires that Departments have effective information security policies and procedures in place which must include policies preventing unauthorised access to ICT systems and the effective prevention of virus and spyware attacks. Detailed (often protectively marked) technical guidance is available to help Departments implement these requirements, including material developed by CESG, the National Technical Authority for Information Assurance (part of GCHQ).
Mr. Drew: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many hotel room nights were booked by officials in (a) her Department and (b) its agency in each year since 2007; and how much (i) her Department and (ii) its agency spent on the fees of third party agents in booking hotel accommodation in each of those years. 
Tessa Jowell: We anticipate that the cost of the Iraq inquiry will be comparable with previous similar Privy Counsellor inquiries. It is too soon to know the full costs, but the Government are committed to publishing the costs in due course. The Prime Minister said in his statement to the House on 15 June 2009 establishing the inquiry that he expected that the inquiry will take at least a year.
Daniel Kawczynski: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what costs other than staffing costs incurred on the preparation of Government briefing papers had been incurred in respect of the Iraq Inquiry on the latest date for which figures are available. 
Daniel Kawczynski: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office according to what scale allowances are paid to (a) members of and (b) witnesses called to give oral evidence to the Iraq Inquiry. 
The members of the Iraq Inquiry are paid at the following rates: Chairman-£790.00 per day; Committee members-£565.00 per day. Witnesses who are current or former Ministers, civil servants or military officers may claim reasonable travel costs and
out of pocket expenses for attending evidence sessions in line with standard departmental entitlements and rates.
It is for the inquiry, which is independent, to decide how it deploys its staff across its areas of work. In addition to the staff in the secretariat, the inquiry has engaged five temporary administrative and security staff from recruitment agencies to assist with the running of the oral hearings.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average life expectancy for (a) men and (b) women in each constituency in Gloucestershire (i) is and (ii) was in (A) 1999, (B) 1989 and (C) 1979. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the average life expectancy for (a) men and (b) women in each constituency in Gloucestershire (i) is and (ii) was in (A) 1999, (B) 1989 and (C) 1979. (309131)
Period life expectancies at birth for (a) males and (b) females for all local authority districts and unitary authorities in England and Wales, for rolling three-year periods from 1991-93 to 2006-08, are published on the National Statistics website at:
Life expectancy figures at parliamentary constituency level are not readily available.
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question requesting how many (a) marriages and (b) civil partnerships there were in Stroud district in the last 12 months. (309134)
National and sub-national figures on the number of (a) marriages and (b) civil partnership are not yet available for the last twelve months. Figures are available for previous years, but sub-national figures are not published at district level.
Figures are available for Gloucestershire, and using the most recent period for which figures are available, (a) the number of marriages in 2006 was 3,474 and (b) the number of civil partnerships in 2008 was 72.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Chichester (Mr. Tyrie) of 3 December 2009, Official Report, column 975W, on Ministerial policy advisers: contracts, which Ministers have such policy advisers in their private offices. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking what the projected population is for each district in Gloucestershire in (a) 2010, (b) 2015, (c) 2020 and (d) 2025 .
The subnational population projections are demographic trend-based projections that indicate what the population levels of an area are likely to be if recently observed trends in fertility, mortality and migration were to continue. They take no account of future policies or developments which may affect trends.
The projections you requested are provided in Table 1 below. They are 2006-based Subnational Population Projections which were published by the Office for National Statistics on 12 June 2008.
|Table 1: Population projections for the districts in Gloucestershire|
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