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Tessa Jowell: This information is not collected centrally. Each Government Department, agency and non-departmental public body is responsible for setting its own communications priorities and outputs, and each Secretary of State is responsible to Parliament.
While no central figures are held on the total Government communications spend, figures for Departments' expenditure through the Central Office of Information (COI) are shown in the COI Annual Report. Copies are available in the Libraries of the House. However these figures only provide a partial picture and do not distinguish between different advertising media.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to page 16 of Smarter Government, Cm 7753, what the monetary value is of the planned reduction in marketing and communications spend; over what period the planned reduction is expected to take place; whether the reduction relates to (a) Central Office of Information expenditure and (b) departmental expenditure; and whether she expects there to be any reduction in the number of departmental press officers employed. 
The 2009 pre-Budget report announced that Government would save £650 million from cuts of 50 per cent. in consultancy spend and 25 per cent. in marketing and communications spend across Government by 2012-13. The 25 per cent. cut will be based on 2009-10 spending levels. It will be for individual Departments and arm's length bodies to decide their priority for future spending.
Greg Mulholland: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate she has made of the number of people who worked from home in (a) rural areas, (b) urban areas and (c) nationally in each year since 1997; and what proportion of the workforce this represented in each case in each year. 
Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will instruct the Cabinet Secretary to make available to the Iraq Inquiry the documents which Lord Goldsmith said he would wish to be made public during his appearance at the Inquiry on 27 January 2010. 
Tessa Jowell: Government Departments have provided, or are in the process of providing, copies of all documents and electronic information they hold which the inquiry has so far requested. The Iraq inquiry has access to all Government papers it wants to see, including those referred to by Lord Goldsmith.
Publication of documents is a separate matter. Requests from the inquiry for declassification of documents are being handled in accordance with the protocol agreed between the Government and the inquiry, which is available on the Cabinet Office's website and a copy is in the Library of the House.
Margaret Moran: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what criteria the Office of the Third Sector uses to evaluate the performance of (a) social enterprise networks and (b) regional development agencies against their objectives to develop social enterprise. 
Angela E. Smith: The Office of the Third Sector (OTS) does not evaluate the performance of the social enterprise networks. OTS does, however, work closely with the regional social enterprise networks and the regional development agencies (RDAs), as well as the national social enterprise representative body, the Social Enterprise Coalition, of which the regional networks are members. OTS has recently committed to host and chair a regular working group of the regional social enterprise networks and the RDAs which will aim to share information and best practice on supporting social enterprise.
The OTS is investing £5.9 million over four years from 2007-08, to improve social enterprise business support in each of the nine English regions. In October 2008, a contractor was appointed to undertake a national evaluation of the project. A baseline report on the early stages of the programme is available on the OTS website where further reports leading up to the final report due in 2011 will also be published:
The Cabinet Office is also funding the £6 million Social Enterprise Programme being delivered by Capacitybuilders, which aims to increase collaboration and knowledge sharing between social enterprise infrastructure and support services across the third sector.
Greg Mulholland: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were recorded as self-employed in (a) rural areas, (b) urban areas and (c) nationally in each year since 1997; and what proportion of the workforce this represented in each case in each year. 
Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much funding has been allocated to the Social Mobility Commission; by what mechanisms its staff will be appointed; how many staff will be employed by that Commission; and what the terms of reference are of that Commission. 
Angela E. Smith: In 'Unleashing Aspirations', published on 18 January 2010, the Government set out their response to the final report of the Panel on Fair Access to the Professions, and agreed to establish a Social Mobility Commission. It will give expert advice to Government and report on progress towards a fairer, more mobile society.
A transition team has been set up within the Cabinet Office to make the necessary preparations for this Commission. The transition team will develop the detail of the Commission's terms of reference, funding and work programme. It will also advise on the appointment of members and the selection criteria for any appointments to the Commission.
Angela E. Smith: The Real Help for Communities Action Plan is partially funded, with Treasury permission, from a draw down on end-year flexibility which has been accumulated from under-spends in some OTS programmes, including Futurebuilders.
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding has been granted under the Local Enterprise Growth Initiative in each (a) local authority and (b) lower layer super output area in each year since 2000. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The Local Enterprise Growth Initiative follows closely the principles of devolution and provides eligible local authorities with the authority, freedom and flexibility to best determine the local needs and options, and use the funding in creative ways to support local priorities. Information is therefore not available for each lower layer super output area (LSOA).
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding has been granted under the New Communities Fund in each (a) local authority and (b) lower super output area in each year since 2000. 
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding has been granted under the Inspiring Communities Grant in each (a) local authority and (b) lower super output area in each year since 2000. 
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