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Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the cost to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has been of administering the free prize draw for motorists renewing their vehicle tax online or by telephone to date. 
Fiona Mactaggart: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what contacts the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has had with the National Bullying Helpline since 2004; and whether the agency has made any payments to (a) the National Bullying Helpline and (b) HR and Diversity Management Limited in that period. 
Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he expects construction work on the High Speed Two route in Chesham and Amersham constituency to (a) commence and (b) be completed. 
Chris Mole: As with any major infrastructure project, there will need to be extensive and detailed consultation, particularly with local communities affected. We will consult on the recommended route this autumn before the finalisation of Government policy and, if the decision is taken to proceed, will introduce a hybrid Bill following further detailed work.
Construction on the line would not begin until after the completion of Crossrail from 2017, with services on a London to Birmingham line commencing from 2026 at the earliest. Start and finish of works in specific locations would be subject to detailed work by HS2 Ltd. following decisions made after the autumn consultation.
Mr. Brady: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether he expects the electric multiple unit trains cascaded from Thameslink stock for services in the North West to be in service by March 2014. 
Chris Mole: The cascade of existing trains operating Thameslink services is made possible by the procurement of new vehicles through the Thameslink Programme. The commercial negotiations on the procurement of the new vehicles are ongoing and until these are finalised, it will not be possible to confirm the timing of the resulting cascades.
David Simpson: To ask the Solicitor-General how many staff in the Law Officers' Departments have had five or more periods of sickness absence of less than five days in two or more of the last three years. 
Chris Huhne: To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission from which (a) legal firms, (b) Queen's counsel and (c) other sources the Electoral Commission sought advice in connection with its investigation into Bearwood Corporate Services; and how much was paid for such advice in each case. 
Mr. Streeter: The Electoral Commission informs me that in addition to legal advice from its in-house Legal Counsel, it also obtained legal advice from Queens counsel, Michael Beloff QC and Andrew Mitchell QC; and from junior barristers, Jane Collier and Sarah Palin. Payments to Queen's counsel amounted to £61,000 and payments to junior counsel amounted to £20,000.
To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the oral answer of 11 March 2010, Official Report, columns 428-30, on a day nursery, whether the Chairman of the House of
Commons Commission decided that the proposals for a day nursery at Bellamy's would not be placed before the Finance and Services Committee. 
Nick Harvey: The Commission took the decision in principle on the setting up of a nursery facility at 1 Parliament street on 14 December 2009 with a view to making the facility available in the new Parliament. In view of the time constraint for its implementation, the Commission decided on this occasion not to refer the matter to the Finance and Services Committee.
John Mason: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what property has been recorded as (a) lost and (b) stolen from his Department in the last 12 months; and what estimate has been made of the cost of the replacement of that property. 
Paul Goggins: During the 12-month period from March 2009 to February 2010 the Northern Ireland Office (NIO), including its arm's length bodies and the Public Prosecution Service Northern Ireland but excluding its agencies and NDPBs, recorded 12 floppy disks as being lost in transit between Belfast and London. They did not contain any personal or classified information. As the disks were not replaced there was no cost of replacement to the Department.
Mr. Kevan Jones [holding answer 12 March 2010]: Single Living Accommodation (SLA) is not assessed for its Standard for Condition, but graded according to its condition and 'scale', which includes things like the amount of storage and size.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will guarantee the provision of funding at current levels for the Academies programme in the next spending round. 
Mr. Coaker: The pre-Budget report announced a real-terms increase of 0.7 per cent. for DCSF frontline services including schools for 2011-12 and 2012-13. The remaining DCSF budgets for this period will be finalised in the spending review later this year. Open academies will receive funding increases in line with those for maintained schools and the 0.7 per cent. real terms increase already announced.
Stewart Hosie: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much (a) his Department and (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) executive agency for which his Department is responsible spent on advertising in 2009. 
Ms Diana R. Johnson: It has not been possible to identify the Department's spend on advertising in 2009 without incurring disproportionate cost. However, the Department's spend on advertising in the 2008-09 financial year was £13,891,106.
Mr. Philip Hammond:
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families 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. 
With regard to civil servants, the Department does not collect this information centrally in the form requested. Information on external training courses attended by employees in the last 12 months and the cost of each course is held locally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which companies were contracted by his Department and its predecessor for the provision of temporary staff in each of the last three years; how many temporary staff were employed by his Department in each such year; and what the monetary value was of contracts with each such company in each such year. 
Ms Diana R. Johnson: The Department was created on 28 June 2007. The Department has used three agencies for the provision of its temporary staff (admin and clerical)-Adecco, Reed Employment and Hays Office Support. The contract with Adecco expired on 31 August 2007, when new contracts were established with Reed and Hays.
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