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Mr. Hurd: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what directions Ministers have given to the UK Statistics Authority on the 2011 Census under section 2 of the Census Act 1920, as amended. 
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will place in the Library a copy of the Charity Commission's (a) policy on and (b) methodology for applying the public benefit test to charities. 
As the Chief Executive of the Charity Commission, I have been asked to respond to your Parliamentary Question (315207) requesting that a copy of our policy on, and methodology for, applying the public benefit test to charities is placed in the House of Commons Library.
The Charities Act 2006 gives the Commission a statutory duty to publish guidance on the public benefit requirement. So far, and following extensive consultation, we have carried out this duty by publishing the guidance listed below which, in each case, includes a section which specifically sets out our approach to assessing public benefit:
Charities and Public Benefit-section H (January 2008)
The Prevention or Relief of Poverty for the Public Benefit-section G (December 2008)
The Advancement of Religion for the Public Benefit-Section G (December 2008)
The Advancement of Education for the Public Benefit-Section G (December 2008)
Public Benefit and Fee-Charging-Section E (December 2008)
As to the methodology for the first round of assessments, we described this in a letter which we sent at the beginning of the process to the twelve charities involved and also published on our website. "Public Benefit Assessments: Emerging findings for charity trustees from the Charity Commission's public benefit assessment work: 2008-09" also explained our methodology. I have arranged for these and the following additional documents, which further explain our policy and methodology, to be placed in the Library:
Public benefit: statement of the basis for the Charity Commission's role and actions (December 2008);
the individual reports from the first round of public benefit assessment (July 2009); and
open letter from the Chair and Chief Executive of the Charity Commission (July/August 2009).
All of this information is also publicly available in the public benefit area of the Charity Commission's website at:
I hope this is helpful.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 1 December 2009, Official Report, column 694W, on the "Charity Commission: public relations", what the nature was of the training that mandate provided. 
As the Chief Executive of the Charity Commission, I have been asked to respond to your written Parliamentary Question (314847) on the nature of the training provided by Mandate to the Charity Commission. The training was to assist witnesses in their preparation for the Commission's appearance before the Public Administration Select Committee on 9 October 2008. I hope this is helpful.
Tessa Jowell: I propose to make amendments to the Civil Service Compensation Scheme shortly, to introduce new terms from 1 April 2010. The new terms will be fair and affordable, and, following effective discussions with the trade unions will take particular account of the position of the lowest paid. I intend to lay the amendments before the House very shortly. They will, as the Prime Minister pledged last year, save up to £500 million over the next three years.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many job vacancies have been advertised internally under the Civil Service West Midlands Pilot; and what the (a) job title, (b) department and (c) salary range of each was. 
The pilot does not record data for each advertised vacancy on job title and salary range. We can confirm the Departments formally monitored within the pilot are HMRC, DWP, HO, MOJ, MOD and DEFRA, though some other civil service organisations in the region have also advertised vacancies under the scheme.
|(1) MOD does not provide data in this way; however it is understood to follow a similar pattern across grades at about 50 vacancies per month.|
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many deaths of individuals with no fixed abode were recorded in each of the last 24 months. (315194)
Deaths of people with no fixed abode occurring in 2009 are not yet available.
The Office for National Statistics collects information on deaths in England and Wales as they are registered. Deaths of people with no fixed abode will generally be registered by a coroner rather than a medical practitioner, since all deaths that may be due to self neglect must be referred to a coroner.
The table attached provides the number of deaths of people with no fixed abode occurring in England and Wales, by month, for the years 2007 and 2008 (the latest year available).
|Table 1. Number of deaths of people with no fixed abode, England and Wales, 2007-08( 1)|
|(1) Figures are for deaths occurring in each calendar month.|
Mr. Sanders: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the 10 most frequently recorded causes of death were for (a) men, (b) women, (c) boys under the age of 18 years and (d) girls under the age of 18 years in Torbay constituency in each of the last 10 years. 
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the ten most frequently recorded causes of death were for (a) men, (b) women, (c) boys under the age of 18 years and (d) girls under the age of 18 years in Torbay constituency in each of the last ten years. (314609)
The tables attached present the ten most frequently recorded causes of death(1), for (a) males aged 18 years and over (Table 1) and (b) females aged 18 years and over (Table 2), in Torbay parliamentary constituency, for the years 2001 to 2008 (the latest year available).
Due to the small numbers of deaths of (c) boys under the age of 18 years and (d) girls under the age of 18 years, equivalent information for frequently recorded causes of death could not be produced.
Individual causes of death are coded by ONS using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10). The causes of death shown in the tables are groups of codes designed for the tabulation of deaths according to 'main' causes(2).
Equivalent information is not readily available for years before 2001, when an earlier version of the International Classification of Diseases was in use.
(1) In some years, more than 10 causes of death are presented where the numbers of deaths were the same as those for the 10th most frequent cause.
(2) Griffiths, C, Rooney, C, and Brock, A. (2005) 'Leading causes of death in England and Wales - how should we group causes?'
|Table 1: Most frequent causes of death classified according to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD- 10 ), males aged 18 years and over, Torbay parliamentary constituency, 2001 - 08( 1,2,3)|
|Years when this was a main cause of death for males|
|Cause of death( 4)||2001||2002||2003||2004||2005||2006||2007||2008||ICD-10 c odes|
|(1) Most frequent causes of death recorded as the underlying cause in male deaths registered in the year in question. These causes accounted for 59 per cent of all male deaths in Torbay constituency between 2001 and 2008.|
(2) Cause of death in England and Wales is defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10).
(3) Based on boundaries as of 2009.
(4) The words in brackets have been added for clarity and are not part of the International Classification of Diseases.
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