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Barry Gardiner: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) disciplinary and (b) capability procedures have been (i) initiated and (ii) completed in his Department in each of the last five years; how much time on average was taken to complete each type of procedure in each such year; how many and what proportion of his Department's staff were subject to each type of procedure in each such year; and how many and what proportion of each type of procedure resulted in the dismissal of the member of staff. 
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information technology projects initiated by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies were cancelled prior to completion in the last 12 months; and what the cost of each such project was to the public purse. 
Mr. Syms: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff (a) his Department, (b) its agencies, (c) HM Revenue and Customs and (d) the Valuation Office Agency have appointed who were later discovered to be illegal immigrants since 2005. 
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants in his Department received coaching in a foreign language in the last 12 months; what expenditure his Department incurred in providing such coaching; and in what languages such coaching was provided. 
Mr. David Hamilton: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been made on the most recent EU review of minimum rates of excise duty to be applied to alcohol and alcoholic beverages. 
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The European Commission proposed revisions to the EU directive setting minimum rates of excise duty on alcoholic beverages in September 2006. Following two discussions at ministerial level at ECOFIN in November 2006, when it was not possible to reach agreement, successive EU presidencies have chosen not to schedule further Council discussions of the dossier. We understand that the Spanish presidency currently has no plans to do so either.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 12 January 2010, Official Report, column 876W, on the Sustainable
Development Commission: Treasury, for what reason the baseline carbon emissions of (a) the Home Office and (b) the Ministry of Justice have been changed. 
1. A baseline adjustment-relating to changes to the estate. A baseline adjustment is permitted in instances when an organisation takes on or relinquishes specific functions or responsibilities (for example takes responsibility for an additional Executive agency).
2. A baseline correction-relating to changes to the data. A baseline correction can be made where baseline data previously supplied is incorrect or incomplete. In Instances where additional or more accurate data for the baseline year comes to light the original baseline data can be revised.
The Home Office (HO) Carbon from Offices baseline was amended in 2008-09 to account for machinery of government changes. These involved the transfer of the Southport building from the Office for National Statistics, and the export of the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) non-custodial buildings to the Ministry of Justice (MOJ). The NOMS transfer was deferred from 2007-08 to enable the proper separation of baseline data. In reviewing the baseline to facilitate the separation, Home Office identified better quality data for its own core department. This improvement also formed part of the amendment in 2008-09.
The Ministry of Justice Carbon from Offices baseline was amended in 2008-09 to account for the transfer of the NOMS non-custodial buildings from Home Office, and in response to reviews of energy consumption data held by HM Courts Service and the National Archives, which resulted in the availability of better quality baseline data for both organisations. Subsequently, the MOJ baseline was corrected to exclude the NOMS non-custodial element, as during the 2008-09 reporting phase it became clear that NOMS could not report a full consumption data across the Sustainable Operations on the Government Estate target areas. MOJ aims to ensure NOMS reports fully in 2009-10.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 11 January 2010, Official Report, column 782W, on Valuation Office: local government, which local authorities in England provide building control notices to the Valuation Office Agency (a) in hard copy, (b) by e-mail and (c) through the Valuebill/e-BARs interface. 
Barking and Dagenham
Basingstoke and Deane
Brighton and Hove
City of London
Hinckley and Bosworth
Isle of Wight
Kings Lynn and West Norfolk
Newcastle under Lyme
Newcastle upon Tyne
North East Lines
Redcar and Cleveland
Reigate and Banstead
Richmond upon Thames
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