|Previous Section||Index||Home Page|
Occupational Health and Safety Agency
Office for Standards in Education
Office of Electricity Regulation
Office of Fair Trading
Office of Gas Supply
Office of Passenger Rail Franchising
Office of Telecommunications
Office of the National Lottery
Office of the Rail Regulator
Office of Water Services
Overseas Development Administration
Pay and Personnel Agency
Pesticides Safety Directorate
Population Censuses and Surveys, Office of
Privy Council Office
Property Advisers to the Civil Estate
Public Record Office
Public Trust Office
QEII Conference Centre
Queen Victoria School
RAF Maintenance Group Defence Agency
RAF Signals Engineering Establishment
RAF Training Group Defence Agency
Recruitment and Assessment Services
Registers of Scotland
Royal Parks Agency
Scottish Agricultural Science Agency
Scottish Courts Service
Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency
Scottish Office Pensions Agency
Scottish Prison Service
Scottish Record Office
Security and Intelligence Services
Security Facilities Executive
Serious Fraud Office
Service Childrens Education
Service Childrens Schools North West Europe
Social Security Benefits Agency
Social Security Child Support Agency
Social Security Contributions Agency
Social Security I.T. Services Agency
Social Security Resettlement Agency
Social Security War Pensions Agency
Social Security, Department of
Student Awards Agency for Scotland
Teachers Pension Agency
The Buying Agency
Trade and Industry, Department of
Transport Research Laboratory
Transport, Department of
UK Passport Agency
Vehicle Certification Agency
Veterinary Laboratories Agency
Veterinary Medicines Directorate
Welsh Office (incl OHMCIS)
The Director General for the Office for National Statistics has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning whether staff of Ofcom (a) are included and (b) were included in 1996 in Civil Service headcount figures. I am replying in his absence. (312181)
Ofcom was established on 29 December 2003 and is classed as a public corporation. Staff of Ofcom have never been included as part of Civil Service headcount estimates.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate she has made of the average length of time taken by (a) her Department and (b) its agency to pay invoices from (i) small and medium-sized enterprises and (ii) all creditors in the last 12 months. 
Angela E. Smith: The Cabinet Office and its agencies aim to pay all undisputed invoices within the terms of the contract, usually 30 days of receipt of a valid invoice. The Cabinet Office and its agencies are committed to the Prompt Payment Code and aim to pay all correctly rendered invoices within a 10 day payment target. The Department's performance against the 10-day target since November 2008 is shown in the table.
|Percentage of invoices paid within 10 days|
Sarah Teather: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) empty and (b) occupied residential properties her Department owns; and what recent estimate she has made of the (i) potential annual rental and (ii) total book value of those (A) empty and (B) occupied residential properties. 
Jim Cousins: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the monetary value of foreign (a) direct and (b) indirect investment in the UK expressed in (a) sterling, (b) US dollars and (c) euros was in each of the last five years. 
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the monetary value of foreign (a) direct and (b) indirect investment in the UK expressed in (a) sterling, (b) US dollars and (c) euro was in each of the last five years (313251).
The table attached provides the sterling, US dollars and euro monetary value of (a) foreign direct investment in the UK and (b) all other investment in the UK. Data for all other investment is presented as an alternative as indirect investment is not included in the international definitions of balance of payments statistics. All other investment is additionally broken down into its two constituent sub-categories of portfolio investment and other investment.
The figures provided record the financial flows into the UK over the last five years and are published in the financial account of the UK's Balance of Payments Statistical Bulletin.
|Table 1. Investment in the UK|
1. A negative figure implies disinvestment.
2. The figures are consistent with the Financial Account, Table J, of the UK's Balance of Payments Statistical Bulletin Q3 2009.
3. The annual figures are compiled by summing the flows of the four quarters.
4. The currency conversion is calculated quarterly by applying the average quarterly exchange rate to the quarterly flows.
|Next Section||Index||Home Page|