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Paul Murphy: My Department has no plans to sell assets, our main asset is Gwydyr House, which we occupy.
Paul Murphy: The Cabinet Office, on an annual basis, publishes a report to Parliament on the performance of Departments in replying to Members/Peers correspondence. Information relating to 2008 will be published as soon as it has been collated. The report for 2007 was published on 20 March 2008, Official Report, columns 71-74WS. Reports for earlier years are available in the Library of the House. When...
Paul Murphy: The Wales Office does not directly use external suppliers or contractors to carry out its responsibilities. The Wales Office is provided with its IT and support services by the Ministry of Justice, who place an obligation on all of their contractors to provide IT and data management systems that meet Government security standards.
Paul Murphy: The Wales Office does not store or process personal data overseas.
Paul Murphy: The responsibility of Senior Information Risk Owner was transferred to the newly-created post of Head of Corporate Services in November. The postholder is a member of the Department's Management Board.
Paul Murphy: The Wales Office's IT services are provided by the Ministry of Justice. These IT systems are fully accredited to Government standards.
Paul Murphy: The Wales Office is provided with its IT services by the Ministry of Justice. Consequently, the Department does not directly undertake IT projects.
Paul Murphy: The Wales Office has three press and communications officers.
Paul Murphy: My Department has spent the following on maintaining our website. £ 2003-04 1,600 2004-05 1,600 2005-06 1,600 2006-07 1,600 2007-08 6,936 The 2007-08 figure includes the cost of designing and establishing the new Wales Office website.
Paul Murphy: The Wales Office installed two broadband lines in January 2008, prior to this, we did not have any broadband. The cost of each line is £111 per quarter.
Paul Murphy: My Department funds two departmental websites: www.walesoffice.gov.uk and www.swyddfa.cymru.gov.uk
Paul Murphy: The Wales Office has no full-time support staff for special advisers.
Paul Murphy: It is not appropriate to disclose pension information for civil servants other than board members, whose details are shown in the remuneration report in annual resource accounts for the Ministry of Justice. A copy of the resource accounts for financial year 2007-08 can be found in the Library, or accessed electronically using the following link:...
Paul Murphy: The Wales Office does not record the sickness absence of its staff in terms of hours, but in terms of days and half days. In the year to March 2008, 505.5 days were lost to sickness absence.
Paul Murphy: The Wales Office have not received any named day questions in the current parliamentary Session.
Paul Murphy: No expenditure was incurred, but through staff development and coaching, my Department encourages all its staff to use Plain English.
Paul Murphy: None.
Paul Murphy: The Wales Office does not hold information centrally on the (a) sex, (b) ethnicity, (c) age, (d) disability, (e) sexual orientation and (f) religion or belief of its staff. The equal opportunities policies used during recruitment delivers the Wales Office a diverse work force without the need to set targets. Levels of diversity are published in our annual report each year. In 2007-08...
Paul Murphy: The Wales Office generally procures its furniture through Ministry of Justice contracts. The amount the Department has directly spent on furniture from British firms for each financial year since 2005-06 is detailed in the following table. Information for the years prior to 2005-06 could not be obtained without incurring disproportionate cost. The Department did not directly buy any furniture...
Paul Murphy: The Wales Office is provided with its IT services by the Ministry of Justice, including internet access. Users connect to the internet through the Government Secure Intranet service, which is provided by Cable and Wireless.