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Ministerial Corrections

Thursday 10 May 2012

Home Department

Equality and Human Rights Commission

The following is an extract from the response given by the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, the hon. Member for Old Bexley and Sidcup (James Brokenshire), to a question from the hon. Member for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock (Sandra Osborne) during the Adjournment Debate on Government Policy on the Equality and Human Rights Commission on 24 April 2012.

Sandra Osborne: Does the Minister think it is for the EHRC to decide completely to withdraw a service from Scotland and Wales? Surely, that is something the Government should be interested in.

James Brokenshire: We want the EHRC to become a valued and respected national institution. To do so, it must focus on the areas in which it alone can add value, and it must be able to demonstrate value for taxpayers’ money. We will respond to the consultation shortly. We will also appoint a new chief executive shortly.

[Official Report, 24 April 2012, Vol. 543, c. 252WH.]

Letter of correction from James Brokenshire:

An error has been identified in the response given to the hon. Member for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock (Sandra Osborne).

The correct answer should have been:

James Brokenshire: We want the EHRC to become a valued and respected national institution. To do so, it must focus on the areas in which it alone can add value, and it must be able to demonstrate value for taxpayers’ money. We will respond to the consultation shortly. We will also appoint a new Chair shortly.

Defence

MOD Bicester

Mr Llwyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost to the public purse was of spending by MOD Bicester on third party logistics organisations in (a) 2008, (b) 2009, (c) 2010 and (d) 2011; and what proportion of such spending in each such year was allocated to (i) Palletings, (ii) Hacklings, (iii) Metcalfe Farms Haulage, (iv) Kenyons, (v) Reason Transport, (vi) Andover Transport, (vii) Pertemps agency drivers, (viii) City Sprint, (ix) other private hauliers and (x) other couriers. [105565]

[Official Report, 30 April 2012, Vol. 543, c. 1143-1144W.]

Letter of correction from Peter Luff:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the right hon. Member for Dwyfor Meirionnydd (Mr Llwyd) on 30 April 2012.

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The answer given was as follows:

Peter Luff [holding answer 26 April 2012]: The freight and courier contracts used by Logistic Commodities and Services Bicester to transport defence equipment are managed by Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) and are available for use by all Ministry of Defence (MOD) units. The cost of these contracts cannot be attributed to individual sites.

The total expenditure incurred in financial years (FY) 2010-11 and 2011-12 against each enabling contract is shown in the following table:

£ million
Contract FY 2010-11 FY 201142

Freight contractors

   

DSV

1.96

1.17

Plantspeed

1.24

0.77

DB Schenker

5.16

5.37

Parcelforce

1.50

1.44

Palletways

1.99

2.86

Sheldon and Clayton

0.06

0.30

Charles Gee

0.68

0.43

Severn Vale

0.46

0,60

Wincanton

1.26

1.10

NYK Logistics

0.44

0.22

DHL

12.39

15.14

Eddie Stobart

0.32

0.25

GA Newsome

0.15

0.29

CTS

1.32

1.11

CitySprint (London)

0.02

0.02

Ridgeway International

0.95

1.45

     

Courier contractors

   

CitySprint

2.53

1.82

Total

32.43

34.34

The total expenditure incurred for the use of Pertemps agency drivers by MOD Bicester in FYs 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 is shown in the following table:

£ million
Contract FY 2009-10 FY 2010-11 FY 2011-12

Pertemps

1.24

1.63

0.91

For those elements of this question for which we have not provided information, it has not proved possible to respond to the right hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

The answer should have been:

Peter Luff [holding answer 26 April 2012]: The freight and courier contracts used by Logistic Commodities and Services Bicester to transport defence equipment are managed by Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) and are available for use by all Ministry of Defence (MOD) units. The cost of these contracts cannot be attributed to individual sites.

The total expenditure incurred in financial years (FY) 2010-11 and 2011-12 against each enabling contract is shown in the following table:

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£ million
Contract FY 2010-11 FY 201142

Freight contractors

   

DSV

1.96

1.17

Plantspeed

1.24

0.77

DB Schenker

5.16

5.37

Parcelforce

1.50

1.44

Palletways

1.99

2.86

Sheldon and Clayton

0.06

0.30

Charles Gee

0.68

0.43

Severn Vale

0.46

0.60

Wincanton

1.26

1.10

NYK Logistics

0.44

0.22

DHL

12.39

15.14

Eddie Stobart

0.32

0.25

GA Newsome

0.15

0.29

CTS

1.32

1.11

CitySprint (London)

0.02

0.02

Ridgeway International

0.95

1.45

     

Courier contractors

   

CitySprint

2.53

1.82

Total

32.43

34.34

The total expenditure incurred for the use of Pertemps agency drivers at the LCS Bicester site in FYs 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 is shown in the following table:

£ million
Contract FY 2009-10 FY 2010-11 FY 2011-12

Pertemps

0.63

0.65

0.57

For those elements of this question for which we have not provided information, it has not proved possible to respond to the right hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Energy and Climate Change

Green Deal Scheme

Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many officials in his Department were working on the (a) Green Deal and (b) Energy Company Obligation on (i) 1 May 2010, (ii) 1 November 2010, (iii) 1 May 2011, (iv) 1 November 2011 and (v) 1 April 2012. [106040]

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[Official Report, 30 April 2012, Vol. 543, c. 1221-1222W.]

Letter of correction from Gregory Barker:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Wavertree (Luciana Berger) on 30 April 2012. Paragraph one makes reference to 49 officials having worked on policy when it should have read that 48 officials had worked on the policy.

The full answer given was as follows:

Gregory Barker: In May 2010 the focus was on Household Energy Efficiency when approximately 49 officials worked on the policy. After the election that policy was re-focused on a new longer term programme, the Green Deal.

From November 2010 to present day the figures are in the following table, broken down in the two areas:

  Household energy efficiency ECO Green D eal

May 2010

48

November 2010

5

46

May 2011

5

49

November 2011

8

55

April 2012

10

56

The Green Deal and ECO policy teams also draw in support from officials across Department on, for example DECC lawyers, economists, scientists and statisticians.

The answer should have been:

Gregory Barker: In May 2010 the focus was on Household Energy Efficiency when approximately 48 officials worked on the policy. After the election that policy was re-focused on a new longer term programme, the Green Deal.

From November 2010 to present day the figures are in the following table, broken down in the two areas:

  Household energy efficiency ECO Green Deal

May 2010

48

November 2010

5

46

May 2011

5

49

November 2011

8

55

April 2012

10

56

The Green Deal and ECO policy teams also draw in support from officials across Department on, for example DECC lawyers, economists, scientists and statisticians.