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Results 1–20 of 8709 for speaker:Geoff Hoon

Written Answers — Transport: Departmental Billing (3 Jun 2009)

Geoff Hoon: The Department for Transport has only started to hold separate records for late payment of commercial debts since 2008-09. The interest cost for this year was £84,000. Information for the previous two years could be provided only at a disproportionate cost as the interest charge are not held separately for those years. The following agencies have not paid interest charges in the last three...

Written Answers — Transport: Departmental Conditions of Employment (3 Jun 2009)

Geoff Hoon: The flexible benefits business plan is a confidential document so it would not be appropriate for it to be placed in the House Library. However, we estimate that the level of take-up required to break even with the scheme is about 2 per cent. over three years.

Written Answers — Transport: Departmental Security (3 Jun 2009)

Geoff Hoon: Information on breaches of security for the last five years for Department for Transport Agencies is not held centrally. The Department and its agencies report all significant personal data security breaches to the Cabinet Office and the ICO. Information on personal data security breaches is published on an annual basis in the Department's annual resource accounts as was announced in the Data...

Written Answers — Transport: Departmental Air Travel (2 Jun 2009)

Geoff Hoon: The Department for Transport could provide this information only at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Transport: Departmental Conditions of Employment (2 Jun 2009)

Geoff Hoon: These costs will be met from the flexible benefit projects budget.

Written Answers — Transport: Departmental Dismissal (2 Jun 2009)

Geoff Hoon: The Department of Transport was formed in 2002. A total of 522 members of staff have been dismissed. Of these 81 can be identified as dismissed for under-performance. A breakdown is provided in the following table but it does not include the Government Car and Despatch Agency, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency or the Highways Agency; figures which can be provided only at...

Written Answers — Transport: Departmental Hotels (2 Jun 2009)

Geoff Hoon: Most hotel costs across the Department for Transport are not recorded separately from subsistence expenses. The information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Transport: Departmental Marketing (2 Jun 2009)

Geoff Hoon: The information requested is not held centrally, or recorded in a way to readily identify these categories of advertising expenditure, and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Transport: Departmental Official Gifts (2 Jun 2009)

Geoff Hoon: I refer the right hon. Member to my answer of 16 December 2008, Official Report, columns 606-7W.

Written Answers — Transport: Departmental Pay (2 Jun 2009)

Geoff Hoon: Total reward statements are planned for release from 23 September 2009 onwards, for both the central Department and its agencies.

Written Answers — Transport: Departmental Research (2 Jun 2009)

Geoff Hoon: Information about Departments' annual spend on research and development is published by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) in Table 3.2 of Science Engineering and Technology (SET) Statistics. This is available on the DIUS website. The project information requested is not readily available. For example, some projects are collaboratively funded; some are...

Written Answers — Transport: Departmental Travel (2 Jun 2009)

Geoff Hoon: The information requested is as follows: £ 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Department for Transport 0 156,918 188,144 208,126 353,758 220,352 219,380 Executive Agencies 1,045,417 1,806,204 2,002,484 1,966,638 2,378,604 2,465,910 2,740,918 It is not possible to provide costs for the Department for Transport or for the Driver...

Written Answers — Transport: Economic and Monetary Union (2 Jun 2009)

Geoff Hoon: Euro Ministers are responsible for the preparation of materials relating to their Departments and attend Euro Ministers Steering Group meetings. Meetings are held only when necessary to discuss practical preparations to ensure a smooth changeover.

Written Answers — Transport: Departmental Alcoholic Drinks (1 Jun 2009)

Geoff Hoon: Generally, the Department for Transport operates a no alcohol policy. In exceptional cases, where the Department is holding a special event or staff are attending a venue away from their normal office and working long hours necessitating an evening meal, some limited provision of alcoholic drinks at public expense may be permitted at the discretion of a senior civil servant. Spend incurred in...

Written Answers — Transport: Departmental Buildings (1 Jun 2009)

Geoff Hoon: The requested information is provided in the following table. £ Central Department Executive Agencies 2008-09 411 226,816 2007-08 5,257 311,816 2006-07 8,303 153,874 2005-06 3,564 65,938 2004-05 1,251 483,243 Notes: Central Department Excludes expenditure at DfT HQ and Marine Accident Investigation Branch as the requested data are not separately...

Written Answers — Transport: Departmental Rail Travel (1 Jun 2009)

Geoff Hoon: The information requested can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Transport: Departmental Reviews (1 Jun 2009)

Geoff Hoon: Summary information on taskforces and other standing bodies is available in the annual Cabinet Office publication "Public Bodies". Copies of "Public Bodies 2008" are available in the Libraries of the House. Detailed information on ad hoc advisory bodies is available in the Department's Annual Report: http://www.dft.gov.uk/about/publications/apr/ar2008/ Information about reviews commissioned...

Written Answers — Transport: Departmental Conditions of Employment (21 May 2009)

Geoff Hoon: The risk registers held by the Department for Transport on this matter are either commercial, confidential or sensitive documents and it would not be appropriate to place them in the House Library.

Written Answers — Transport: Departmental Conditions of Employment (21 May 2009)

Geoff Hoon: The Department for Transport agrees that standardisation of processes is an important contributor to the operation of Shared Services and that this will be achieved appropriately where it meets business need. The NAO has highlighted travel and subsistence, and annual performance appraisals as areas where standardised processes should be considered. The Department will be considering these...

Written Answers — Transport: Departmental Official Cars (21 May 2009)

Geoff Hoon: The requested information on cars owned or leased over six-years-old is provided in the table. Organisational unit (a) Owned (b) Leased Central Department DFT HQ 0 0 Air Accidents Investigation Branch 0 0 Marine Accident Investigation Branch 0 0 Rail Accident Investigation Branch 0 0 Driving Standards Agency 24 0 Driver and Vehicle...


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