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.
Ed Miliband: Government information bearing a classification may only be passed to those individuals who have a need to know and, where necessary, hold the appropriate security clearance. While there is no requirement for individuals to sign the Official Secrets Act, the provisions of the Act are drawn to the attention of Crown servants on appointment. Under the Act, it is an offence to disclose official...
Ed Miliband: The process for becoming an approved supplier on the Cultural Diversity Framework and the Approved Supplier List are set out as follows: The Cultural Diversity Framework was set up in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. The framework was advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) using the restricted procedure, in trade journals and on Central Office of...
Ed Miliband: The Strategy Unit works closely, and often jointly, with other Government Departments and external stakeholders on a broad range of domestic policy issues. The majority of Strategy Unit reports lead to published outputs. These can include a White Paper, Green Paper, a statement of Government policy, or a report published in the Unit's own name. Further information on Strategy Unit outputs can...
Ed Miliband: The Ministry of Justice has published three annual reports containing statistical information on freedom of information requests received by monitored bodies (including central Government Departments) in 2005 2006 and 2007. All the reports are available on the Ministry of Justice's website. The 2005 and 2006 reports are at the following address:...
Ed Miliband: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Minister for the Olympics and London on 19 May 2008, Official Report, columns 5-6W.