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Ministerial Corrections

Tuesday 8 October 2013

Defence

Serco

Mr Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department currently spends on contracts with Serco; and how much was spent in each year since 2008. [162932]

[Official Report, 4 July 2013, Vol. 565, c. 781-82W.]

Letter of correction from Dr Andrew Murrison:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Huddersfield (Mr Sheerman) on 4 July 2013.

The full answer given was as follows:

Dr Murrison: Expenditure on Ministry of Defence (MOD) contracts with Serco is shown in the following table:

Financial yearExpenditure (£ million)

2008-09

666.6

2009-10

652.7

2010-11

642.5

2011-12

625.3

2012-13

645.9

2013-14 (to 30 June 2013)

174.2

These figures include expenditure by MOD Trading Funds, but do not include payments which may have been made on behalf of other Government Departments by the MOD's executive non-departmental public bodies (which lie outside the MOD's accounting boundary), locally by the Department, through third parties such as prime contractors or other Government Departments and in relation to collaborative projects where the payments are made through international procurement agencies or overseas Governments. Payments made by Government Procurement Card are also not included.

Since January 2011, central Government Departments have been required to publish on Contracts Finder information on the contracts they award:

www.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/

In addition, Departments publish details of spend in excess of £25,000.

The correct answer should have been:

Dr Murrison: Expenditure on Ministry of Defence (MOD) contracts with Serco is shown in the following table:

Financial yearExpenditure (£ million)

2008-09

575.9

2009-10

549.0

2010-11

539.8

2011-12

527.9

2012-13

545.8

2013-14 (to 30 June 2013)

144.1

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These figures include expenditure by MOD Trading Funds, but do not include payments which may have been made on behalf of other Government Departments by the MOD's executive non-departmental public bodies (which lie outside the MOD's accounting boundary), locally by the Department, through third parties such as prime contractors or other Government Departments and in relation to collaborative projects where the payments are made through international procurement agencies or overseas Governments. Payments made by Government Procurement Card are also not included.

Since January 2011, central Government Departments have been required to publish on Contracts Finder information on the contracts they award:

www.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/

In addition, Departments publish details of spend in excess of £25,000

International Development

Developing Countries: Asylum

Jim Sheridan: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2013, Official Report, column 280W, on Syria, what assessment she has made of the ability of UNRWA to provide for young disabled refugees. [167650]

[Official Report, 5 September 2013, Vol. 567, c. 461W.]

Letter of correction from Justine Greening:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Paisley and Renfrewshire North (Jim Sheridan) on 5 September 2013.

The full answer given was as follows:

Justine Greening: The UK is funding the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) to support vulnerable people in Palestine, including disabled people affected by the crisis in Syria. This crisis in Syria has placed a huge strain on an already overstretched UNRWA. They are operating in extremely difficult and dangerous conditions and the security situation remains unstable.

The correct answer should have been:

Justine Greening: The UK is funding the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) to support vulnerable Palestinians, including disabled people affected by the crisis in Syria. This crisis in Syria has placed a huge strain on an already overstretched UNRWA. They are operating in extremely difficult and dangerous conditions and the security situation remains unstable.

Health

NHS: Negligence

Andrew Bridgen: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the money set aside by the NHS to compensate patients for clinical negligence claims will be paid to lawyers representing patients. [167352]

[Official Report, 5 September 2013, Vol. 567, c. 469-70W.]

Letter of correction from Daniel Poulter:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for North West Leicestershire (Andrew Bridgen) on 5 September 2013.

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The full answer given was as follows:

Dr Poulter: As at 31 March 2013 the National Health Service Litigation Authority has made provision for claimant solicitors' costs of £1.22 billion. This is against a total provision of £5.8 billion relating to all reported but unresolved clinical negligence claims, equating to a proportion of about 21% of the provision.

It should be emphasised that these sums do not represent a single year's costs, but a provision in the account for costs that may be paid out spread over a number of subsequent years.

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The correct answer should have been:

Dr Poulter: As at 31 March 2013 the National Health Service Litigation Authority has made provision for claimant solicitors' costs of £607.8 million. This is against a total provision of £5.8 billion relating to all reported but unresolved clinical negligence claims, equating to a proportion of about 10.4% of the provision.

It should be emphasised that these sums do not represent a single year's costs, but a provision in the account for costs that may be paid out spread over a number of subsequent years.