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Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what advertising campaigns her Department has been responsible for in each of the last three years; which campaigns have (a) commenced and (b) continued in 2009-10 to date; and what the cost of each such campaign has been 
Jim Knight: These are the costs (in £ million) of the advertising campaigns for which the Department has been responsible in the last three years. Generally speaking, those numbers show the cost of media space used for each campaign. All media buying is done through the COI, who show an average of a 49 per cent. saving over rate-card media costs.
All our campaigns are evaluated to ensure that they support either the Department's short-term response to the recession, or fit into its long-term strategic objectives, enabling us to inform our core customer groups or encourage behaviour change as effectively as possible.
|(1) Spend so far|
(2) Over 2007-09
(3) Campaigns run by Directgov. These figures include all the costs associated with the campaigns (including both production and media space buying). Linked to a previous response on 13 January 2010, Official Report, columns 1031-2W (UIN 310280).
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the average length of time taken by (a) her Department and (b) its agencies to pay invoices from (i) small and medium-sized enterprises and (ii) all creditors in the last 12 months. 
Jonathan Shaw: The Department for Work and Pensions became a signatory to the Prompt Payment Code in March 2009 and set a target to pay 90 per cent. of correct invoices within 10 days of receipt. This target applies to all invoices paid by the Department and its agencies which are covered by a single finance system. The target has been met consistently since the signing of the code. In March 2009 the figure for all creditors was 92 per cent. rising to 97 per cent. in December 2009. Separate figures for small and medium-sized enterprises are not collected and to provide this information would incur disproportionate cost.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) area and (b) estimated value is of (i) vacant and (ii) occupied office space (A) owned and (B) rented by her Department. 
Jim Knight: DWP does not own any property. In 1998 and further in 2003, the Department outsourced its estate through a PFI Contract known as "PRIME" returning exchequer receipts of £250 million in 1998 and £100 million in 2003.
|A-Office space owned by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)|
|Sq uare m etres /£ million|
|n/a = Not applicable|
|B-Office space rented by DWP|
|Sq uare m etres /£ million|
Since the Department was formed, we have continued to make significant progress with our estate strategy. By the end of 2011, we expect to have reduced our estate by around 28 per cent. since the Department was formed, vacating 800 buildings and substantially improving the quality of most buildings that have been retained.
As the business strategies involve the relocation of staff it is inevitable that this will not align perfectly with strategic property opportunities. Consequently there will be small, localised 'pockets' of temporarily vacant space remaining where return to our PFI supplier is not immediately financially viable or where there is no demand from other Government Departments. For DWP this vacant space represents less than 0.3 m per cent. of the overall annual cost of DWP office accommodation.
Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much consultants employed by her Department and its agencies have been paid (a) in total and (b) in reimbursable expenses in each of the last 10 years. 
|Financial year||Spend (£ million including VAT)|
Jonathan Shaw: The information requested is not available centrally and could be collected only at disproportionate cost. However, DWP does not have any contractual mechanisms in place for the procurement of ipods or any MP3 device and it is highly unlikely that, under departmental financial policy, such expenditure could be justified.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been (a) budgeted for and (b) spent on the advertising campaign to position Directgov as the nation's website; how much of this expenditure has been allocated for payments to (i) Miles Calcraft Briginshaw Duffy and (ii) celebrities appearing in the campaign. 
Jonathan Shaw: Directgov has the potential to enable Government to make substantial savings in shifting from traditional to digital channels. For those savings to be realised, it is vital that the public are aware of and trust Directgov as the Government's official website. The aim of the campaign is to increase awareness so that Directgov is the first site people think of for Government information, and one which they both trust and recommend to others. Early results have shown the campaign has been a success with a record number of 614,000 visits on the first day of the campaign which was then followed by another 663,000 the next Monday. During the period of the campaign to date, year on year visits to the Directgov homepage have risen by 104 per cent.
The cost of production and airtime purchased to date combined is £2.05 million. We cannot detail the specific costs of the production of the advertisement with Miles Calcraft Briginshaw Duffy, as this would be likely to prejudice the commercial interests of Directgov.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in Inverness,
Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency have continued to claim (a) the mobility component and (b) the care component of the disability living allowance after their 65th birthday in each of the last five years. 
|Disability living allowance cases in payment for people aged 65 plus in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey parliamentary constituency|
|(1) Nil or negligible. Notes: 1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. 2. Cases in payment show the number of people in receipt of an allowance, and exclude people with entitlement where the payment has been suspended, for example if they are in hospital. 3. Totals may not sum due to rounding. Source: DWP Information Directorate: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.|
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