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|Table 4: Centre for the Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science|
|Number, percentage, amount ( £ )|
|(1) The agency operates a performance related pay scheme that links corporate and individual performance objectives to non-consolidated performance payments. It comprises a CEFAS corporate performance-related payment to all eligible staff, as well as an individual performance related payment element for a smaller proportion of staff, around 40 per cent. The figure quoted represents the percentage of staff who received a corporate non-consolidated performance award.|
|Table 5: Central Science Laboratory (which is now part of the Food Research Agency, created on 1 April 2009)|
|Number, percentage, amount ( £ )|
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) average and (b) highest non-consolidated performance related payment for senior civil servants in his Department was in cash terms in each of the last five years. 
Dan Norris: An element of DEFRA's overall pay award is allocated to non-consolidated variable pay related to performance. These payments are used to drive high performance and form part of the pay award for members of staff who demonstrate exceptional performance, for example by exceeding targets set or meeting challenging objectives.
Non-consolidated variable pay awards are funded from within existing pay bill controls, and have to be re-earned each year against predetermined targets and, as such, do not add to future pay bill costs. The percentage of the pay bill set aside for performance-related awards for the SCS is based on recommendations from the independent Senior Salaries Review Body.
The following table details the average and the maximum payment for a non-consolidated variable pay award, to senior civil servants, awarded under the DEFRA standard pay and performance management process for the five most recent performance years for which the relevant payments have been published in the Department's accounts. The data cover senior civil servants in core-DEFRA and its executive agencies (Animal Health, Veterinary Medicines Directorate, Marine and Fisheries Agency, Rural Payments Agency, Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Centre for the Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science and the Food and Environment Research Agency.
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) statutory instruments and (b) other regulations his Department has brought forward in the 2005 Parliament to meet obligations arising from EU law. 
Dan Norris: Central records of statutory instruments made under specific powers have only been maintained by the Statutory Instruments Registrar since 2001. There are no central records maintained of "other regulations". Since that time my Department has made 445 statutory instruments to meet obligations arising from EU Law, under powers contained in the European Communities Act 1972
DEFRA has maintained internal statistics on statutory instruments for the years 2007, 2008 and 2009, but not "other regulations", made in connection with obligations arising from EU law. These statistics do not distinguish between those made under the European Communities Act 1972 and other powers, or between those that implement EU Law and those otherwise connected with it (e.g. fees).
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what criteria Natural England has put in place in order to enable landowners to be paid through the single payment scheme to permit the introduction of flood alleviation schemes. 
Mr. Swayne: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the outcome was of the Government's application to the European Commission for a derogation from the nitrogen oxide limits around Heathrow Airport. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The UK Government, like most other EU member states, is working to develop its application to the European Commission to secure the additional time available to meet the limit values for nitrogen dioxide as provided for in the Directive on Ambient Air Quality (2008/50/EC). The application will need to set out, for those parts of the country not yet in compliance, including around Heathrow airport, how the limit values for nitrogen dioxide will be achieved by 2015.
Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what meetings he (a) has had and (b) plans to have with Welsh Assembly Government Ministers on (i) the effects on employment in companies supplying the Bosch factory in Cardiff on the relocation of the factory outside of the UK and (ii) the effect of the possible closure of other Bosch factories in Wales. 
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many layers of management reporting from the most senior to the most junior there are in his Department; how many officials are employed in each such layer; and how much was spent on salaries and associated employment costs of staff at each such layer in the latest year for which information is available. 
However, salary ranges for each grade stipulated by the Ministry of Justice, of which the Wales Office is a part; and the senior civil service pay structure for the latest year-are provided as follows by way of estimate.
|Grade||Staff number||Pay range|
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to the answer of 26 November 2009, Official Report, columns 282-83W, on departmental pay, how many and what proportion of staff of his Department received (a) an annual performance bonus and (b) an in-year bonus in 2008-09; and who was responsible for awarding such bonuses. 
(a) Five members comprising 9 per cent. of the total Wales Office staff total, each received an annual performance bonus. They were awarded by the Ministry of Justice in recognition of outstanding performance in compliance with the MOJ pay related performance system.
(b) Nil staff received in-year bonuses during that period.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what average time his Department took to answer questions for (a) ordinary written answer and (b) named day questions in the last 12 months. 
(a) Ordinary written questions: Total of 263 received, 242 answered within five sitting days (92 per cent.)
(b) Named day questions: Total of 38 received, 35 answered on the specified date (92 per cent.)
With effect from the current Session of Parliament, each Department will provide the Procedure Committee with sessional statistics on the time taken to answer written questions. This implements recommendation 24 of the third report from the Procedure Committee, Session 2008-09.
Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission if he will take steps to ensure that the number of people attending the Parliament Choir concert on 17 March does not affect the ability of constituents and other members of the public to obtain access to the House for meetings with hon. Members; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) Catholics and (b) non-Catholics were recruited as police officers by the Police Service of Northern Ireland in the most recent year for which figures are available. 
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many (a) empty and (b) occupied residential properties his Department owns; and what recent estimate he has made of the (i) potential annual rental and (ii) total book value of those (A) empty and (B) occupied residential properties. 
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