Ed Miliband: The Kyoto protocol has helped drive reductions in emissions in a number of countries, but if the world is to stop dangerous climate change, we need a more comprehensive agreement, covering all countries with deeper cuts in emissions. That is what we are working towards in Copenhagen in December 2009 and Britain is determined to play its part, through our actions at home and our work...
Ed Miliband: The rules relating to the involvement of special advisers and other civil servants in political activities are set out in the Civil Service Management Code and the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers. The rules do not provide for special advisers or other civil servants to be seconded to a political party to work on a by-election campaign.
Ed Miliband: The Prime Minister's Office forms an integral part of the Cabinet Office. The Cabinet Office is committed to the health and well-being of its staff, and has policies and support in place to manage and reduce workplace stress. Within the last 24 months one multi-faith and reflection room has been established in the Cabinet Office building on Great Smith street to support our continuing efforts...
Ed Miliband: I refer the right hon. Member to my statement of 17 July 2008, Official Report, column 52WS. My right hon. and learned Friend the Leader of the House hosted the traditional annual Leader's Christmas reception in December 2007 to thank Members of Parliament, House of Commons officials and colleagues across Government for their contribution to the work of the Office of the Leader of the...
Ed Miliband: Due to the commercially sensitive nature of the information, I am unable to place a list of the properties held by the Duchy of Lancaster in the Library of the House. The Duchy does not own any assets within the Bromley and Chislehurst constituency.
Ed Miliband: On page 20 of the 2007 annual report and accounts land held for development is valued at £4,030,000. This relates to £3.9 million within the Duchy's Crewe Survey with the balance within the Duchy's Yorkshire Survey.
Ed Miliband: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary for the Department of Transport (Jim Fitzpatrick) on 16 July 2008, Official Report, column 414W.
Ed Miliband: The Duchy of Lancaster Staff Pension Scheme was closed to new entrants with effect from 6 February 2002. In line with a large number of other businesses, those running the Duchy estate wished to have greater certainty in the level of contribution within the business. The Duchy makes a contribution to new employees personal pension plans based upon a percentage of their gross salary.
Ed Miliband: Expenditure incurred on research services is not held centrally and can be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Ed Miliband: The Rural Payments Agency paid the Duchy £27,013.77 in relation to the Single Payment Scheme 2007. This is in respect to land held by the Duchy to protect the receipt of such payment for future tenants when the land is let.
Ed Miliband: I refer the right hon. Member to the answer I gave on 23 June 2008, Official Report, column 123W.
Ed Miliband: Statistical information on the requests received by the Cabinet Office in 2007 is available in the Ministry of Justice's third annual report on the operation of the Freedom of Information Act in central Government. Copies are available in the Libraries of the House and are also available on the Ministry of Justice's website at the following address:...
Ed Miliband: I have nothing further to add to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 18 June 2008, Official Report, column 920W.
Ed Miliband: Since 1999 the Government have published the total cost of all overseas travel by Ministers and a list of all overseas travel by Cabinet Ministers costing over £500. Information for the last financial year was published on 25 July 2007, Official Report, column 1112W. Details for the financial year 2007-08 will be published before the summer recess and will include details of overseas...
Ed Miliband: The Joint Intelligence Committee is supported by the assessments staff, based in the Cabinet Office, which includes a range of analytical staff seconded from various departments, services and disciplines. As is the normal practice, and in the interest of national security, information on the number of staff, their job descriptions or their individual pay bands is not disclosed.
Ed Miliband: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Monmouth (David T.C. Davies) on 15 May 2008, Official Report, column 1718W.
Ed Miliband: This is a matter for the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments. I have asked the Acting Chairman of the Committee, Sir John Blelloch, to write to the hon. Member. A copy of his letter will be placed in the Libraries of the House for the reference of Members.
Ed Miliband: During the period since my appointment as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and 31 December 2007, I have visited the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre, London to attend the National Children's Bureau summer reception on 19 June, and the Cabinet Office All Staff conference on 9 July 2007.
Ed Miliband: I refer the hon. Member to my response to him of 20 June 2008, Official Report, column 1243W.
Ed Miliband: Information concerning security vetting cases is not held centrally. It has been the policy of successive Governments not to comment on individual cases.