Simon Hughes: To ask the Leader of the House what recent discussions she has had with the trustees of the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund on its exercise of shareholder voting rights during annual general meetings of those companies in which it invests. 
Barbara Keeley: The Leader has not had any recent discussions with the Trustees on this subject. The investment of the assets of the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund is a matter for the Fund's Trustees. The scheme regulations require the Trustees to have in place a Statement of Investment Principles and to consult with the Leader about it.
"to exercise the rights attached to the Fund's investments in order to ensure, so far as is consistent with the Trustees' duty to act in the best financial interests of the beneficiaries, that the companies in which the Fund is invested adopt high standards"
"responsible approach to social, ethical and environmental issues".
Dr. Alasdair McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how long on average it took the Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service to bring a criminal case to court following the submission of papers by the Police Service of Northern Ireland in the last three years. 
Paul Goggins: This is an operational matter for the Acting Director of Public Prosecutions. I have asked him to reply directly to the hon. Gentleman and will arrange for a copy of the letter to be placed in the Library of the House.
Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the volume of carbon dioxide emissions from his Department's buildings in each year since 2005. 
|CO 2 total|
Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many designs for its (a) internal website and (b) intranet his Department has commissioned since 2005; and what the cost was of each such design. 
Paul Goggins: The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) maintains an internal intranet. Since 2005 the homepage has been redesigned at a cost of £7,040 and the content management system upgraded at a cost of £1,760. Two further updates were carried out by departmental ICT staff at no additional cost.
Paul Goggins: While all prisoners are asked their occupation on committal, there is no requirement for prisoners to disclose this information. Of those currently in prison, 0.36 per cent. (five persons) have stated their occupation as being in the armed forces or protective services.
Helen Goodman: The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission is responsible for the child maintenance system. I have asked the Child Maintenance Commissioner to write to the hon. Member with the information requested and I have seen the response.
In reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about the Child Support Agency, the Secretary of State promised a substantive reply from the Child Maintenance Commissioner as the Child Support Agency is now the responsibility of the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission.
You asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many individuals paid off their arrears to the Child Support Agency by credit card in each of the last three years. 
Data on child maintenance arrears payments made only by credit card is not available as it is not possible to separate regular and arrears payments and it is not possible to break down payments made by credit or debit card.
I am sorry on this occasion I can not be more helpful.
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average housing benefit paid to (a) local authority tenants, (b) housing association tenants and (c) private sector tenants was in each London borough in the latest period for which figures are available; and what the average rent level was in each of the three sectors in that period. 
|Average weekly housing benefit paid to local authority tenants, registered social landlord tenants and private sector tenants in London boroughs: November 2009|
|Local authority||Local authority tenants||Registered social landlord tenants||Private tenants||All tenancy types|
1. Data as at second Thursday of the month.
2. Average amounts of housing benefit are shown as pounds per week and rounded to the nearest penny.
3. Housing association tenants are shown as registered social landlord tenants.
4. Tenure type does not include recipients with unknown tenure type.
5. "-" denotes nil cases.
6. The data refer to benefit units, which may be a single person or a couple.
7. SHBE is a monthly electronic scan of claimant level data direct from local authority computer systems. It replaces quarterly aggregate clerical returns. The data are available monthly from November 2008 and October 2009 is the most recent available.
Single Housing Benefit Extract (SHBE).
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