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Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what funding her Department has provided to charities to tackle socio-economic disadvantage and promote social inclusion in the last 12 months. 
Angela E. Smith: The Office of the Third Sector (OTS) provides significant funding to third sector organisations including charities as part of a three-year £515 million programme. While this money is not ring-fenced specifically for social inclusion or combating socio-economic disadvantage, it does recognise the sector's role in strengthening communities and empowering citizens, including those vulnerable to social exclusion.
The £15.5 million targeted Support Fund grants to help third sector organisations tackle the impact of the recession in our communities.
The £16.5 million Modernisation Fund to help charities and social enterprises maximise their effectiveness during the downturn.
The £17.5 million Hardship Fund to enable third sector organisations in England facing immediate financial hardship due to the recession to deliver their front-line services.
The budget for the Office of the Third Sector is published in the Main Estimates and updated in the Winter and Spring Supplementary Estimates each year. Expenditure data across OTS programmes in 2009-10 will be available in the Cabinet Office Annual Report and Accounts expected to be published before summer recess.
The Director General for the Office for National Statistics has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning, which executive agencies are not deemed to be part of the Civil Service for the purposes of Civil Service headcounts. I am replying in his absence. (312180)
ONS estimates of Civil Service employment count all home Civil Service employees. Civil Service employees can be classified to central government or public corporations. Home Civil Service estimates exclude the Northern Ireland Civil Service and other Crown servants.
Forest Enterprise England and Forest Research are not deemed to be part of the Civil Service for the purposes of Civil Service headcounts as they are not considered to be part of the home Civil Service.
The Northern Ireland Prison Service is also not deemed to be part of the Civil Service for the purposes of Civil Service headcounts as it is part of the Northern Ireland Civil Service.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the written ministerial statement of 24 June 2009, Official Report, column 57WS, on Report to Parliament on Civil Service Delegations/Authorisations, what the details of each delegation or authorisation were; and what the purpose was of each. 
Delegations permit Departments and agencies, subject to any central conditions attached to those delegations, to set and be responsible for rules governing the terms and conditions of service of civil servants, according to the organisation's circumstances and operational needs.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidance her Department has produced for other departments on re-employing former civil servants as (a) fee-paid staff, (b) contractors, (c) agency staff and (d) consultants. 
Angela E. Smith: The Cabinet Office does not issue guidance on re-employing former civil servants as fee paid staff, contractors, agency staff and consultants as these are the subject of Departments' own policies.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer of 20 July 2009, Official Report, column 1035W, on civil servants: pay, if she will place in the Library a copy of the Annual Civil Service Employment Survey dataset, redacting identifiable personal data. 
The Director General for the Office for National Statistics has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question, with reference to the Answer of 20 July 2009, Official Report, column 1035W, on Civil Servants: pay, if she will place in the Library a copy of the Annual Civil Service Employment Survey dataset, redacting identifiable personal data. I am replying in his absence. (312461).
It is not usual practice for the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to place individual data records in the Library. Most ONS datasets are available for statistical research only, through dedicated archives and under licence or research contract agreements. Generating a suitably redacted database for public use would both incur disproportionate cost and render the capacity for research to be very low. As such, ONS will not place a copy of the ACSES dataset in the Library.
It is the responsibility of ONS to protect data. Once they are publicly released a motivated intruder could use private data sources to attempt to identify individuals, and learn something about them such as salary or their disability status. This could lay ONS open to legal action, as well as bringing the office into disrepute.
If a Member of Parliament requires specific analyses they are able to commission them from ONS. An alternative is to use an approved researcher to undertake analyses on their behalf using microdata held in the ONS' Virtual Microdata Laboratory.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the written statement of 24 November 2009, Official Report, column 34WS, on the departmental expenditure limit 2009-10, what the timetable is for the creation of the new Public Appointments website; and what additional features and information will be provided by the website. 
The new public appointments website was launched on 1 November 2009. The site provides, in one place, details of vacancies on the boards of public
bodies and signposts new information on public appointments and the public appointments process. In line with the Government's commitment to an open and transparent appointments process, the new site has been designed to increase the visibility and accessibility of information on public appointments. The site can be viewed via:
Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer of 18 May 2009, Official Report, column 1254W, on departmental manpower, what the job title was of each of the 200 staff working in No. 10 Downing Street on 1 April 2009. 
(2) how much has been spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) works of art and (c) new vehicles in respect of (i) No. 10 Downing Street and (ii) the Office of the Leader of the House in each of the last three years. 
Angela E. Smith: The Prime Minister's Office and the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons are integral parts of the Cabinet Office. Expenditure by the Cabinet Office on new furnishings in the past three years can be provided only at disproportionate cost. No expenditure has been incurred by the Cabinet Office on new works of art or new vehicles from 2006-07 to 2008-09.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the yearly running costs, excluding value added tax and including service fees and rental costs, of a photocopier in her Department were in the latest year for which information is available. 
Angela E. Smith:
The Cabinet Office no longer uses photocopiers in the Department. Multi-function devices (MFDs) which provide printing, photocopying and scanning functions in a single machine are deployed on our corporate IT network as part of our overall IT
service contract. The yearly cost, which includes supply, service, repair and replacement, for each of the three types of MFD available is:
(1) Fully serviced A4 paper size only monochrome MFD - £1,333.32 per annum
(2) Fully serviced A4 and A3 paper size monochrome MFD - £2,542.68 per annum
(3) Fully serviced A4 and A3 paper size colour-capable MFD - £3,488.64 per annum
Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether her Department plans to respond to the parts of the Review of the lessons learned from the Metropolitan Police Service's investigation of Home Office leaks by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary that relate to it. 
We have already released "Official Information: standards of conduct and procedures" which includes the adoption of the Chief Inspector's protocol for future consideration of police involvement in leak investigations. We are assessing our leak investigation capabilities and the internal guidance on the detailed handling of leak investigations is currently under review.
Chris Ruane: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the difference was between the size of the electorate in each parliamentary constituency in 1997 and (a) the date of dissolution of the 2001-05 Parliament for each constituency in Scotland and (b) the most recent date for which figures are available for each constituency in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people are employed in the (a) service sector and (b) financial sector in Portsmouth; and how many people are employed in (i) commerce and (ii) manufacturing in each industry sector in (A) Portsmouth South constituency and (B) Portsmouth. 
The Director General for the Office for National Statistics has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning how many people are employed in (a) the service sector and (b) the financial sector in Portsmouth; and how many people are employed in (i) commerce in each industry sector and (ii) manufacturing in each industry sector in (A) Portsmouth South constituency and (B) Portsmouth. I am replying in his absence. (313076)
Annual statistics on the number of employees are available from the ONS release, the Annual Business Inquiry. These figures detail the number of employees and exclude self employed. An estimate of jobs is not available at the detailed regional level requested. The latest period for which figures are available is 2008.
Table 1 provides the information available on the number of employees in the manufacturing sector for Portsmouth South constituency and Portsmouth in 2008. Table 2 provides the number of employees in the service sector for Portsmouth South constituency and Portsmouth. There is no class for commerce in the Standard Industrial Classification therefore ONS has provided information for sections in the service sector.
|Table 1: Number of employees in the manufacturing sector for Portsmouth and Portsmouth South Constituency, 2008|
|Industry||Portsmouth South Constituency||Portsmouth|
|(1) Figures have been suppressed to prevent disclosure|
Annual Business Inquiry
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