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unstar this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Fraud more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost of (a) fraud and (b) financial error in (i) his Department, (ii) its executive agencies and (iii) its non-departmental public bodies in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell remove filter
star this property uin 218515 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
star this property answer text <p /> <p>(i) <strong> </strong>This information is available in the public domain. Please see the link below:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/fraud-and-error-in-the-benefit-system" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/fraud-and-error-in-the-benefit-system</a></p><p> </p><p>(ii) and (iii) Non Departmental Public Bodies and Executive Agencies:</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong>Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Independent Living Fund (ILF), National Employment Savings Trust (NEST), The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS), The Pensions Regulator (TPR), Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC), Pensions Ombudsmen (PO), Pension Protection Fund Ombudsmen (PPFO), Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC):</p><p> </p><p>Please note that Remploy Ltd, the Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Pension Protection Fund are all Public Corporations and are therefore not included in this response.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p>2009- 2010</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>2010-2011</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>2011-2012</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>2012-2013</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>2013-2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>EA / NDPB</strong></p></td><td><p>Error £</p></td><td><p>Fraud</p><p>£</p></td><td><p>Error</p><p>£</p></td><td><p>Fraud £</p></td><td><p>Error</p><p>£</p></td><td><p>Fraud</p><p>£</p></td><td><p>Error £</p></td><td><p>Fraud £</p></td><td><p>Error £</p></td><td><p>Fraud £</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HSE</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>352.50</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>ILF</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>NEST</strong></p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>1.4m</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>TPAS</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>TPR</p></td><td><p>4318</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>201</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>IIAC</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>PO</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>PPFO</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>SSAC</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>SMCPC</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>No estimate</p></td><td><p>No estimate</p></td><td><p>No estimate</p></td><td><p>No estimate</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Both HSE and TPR made full recovery in the years the debts were incurred. NEST recovered £0.3 million in May 2014.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-12-18T17:47:51.483Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T17:47:51.483Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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4263
unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
169041
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Staff more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent on (a) consultants, (b) temporary staff and (c) contingent labour in each of the last five years; how many people have been so employed; what the length of contract of each such person was; and what equivalent civil service salary band each was on. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell remove filter
star this property uin 217787 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p><strong>Spend on consultants, temporary staff and contingent labour over the last 5 years: </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2009/10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010/11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011/12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Consultants</strong></p></td><td><p>£27,554,654</p></td><td><p>£11,267,277</p></td><td><p>£6,507,648</p></td><td><p>£12,650,325</p></td><td><p>£11,662,269</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Temporary Staff*</strong></p></td><td><p>£22,179,497</p></td><td><p>£2,448,477</p></td><td><p>£1,272,341</p></td><td><p>£19,038,479</p></td><td><p>£6,710,259</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Contingent Labour</strong></p></td><td><p>£63,155,793</p></td><td><p>£30,277,388</p></td><td><p>£10,913,144</p></td><td><p>£14,459,590</p></td><td><p>£12,995,091</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*Temporary Staff includes Casuals and Fixed Term Appointments employed for less than 12 months only.</p><p> </p><p>Spend on consultancy, contingent labour and temporary staff reduced in 2011/12 as the Cabinet Office Spend Controls introduced by the coalition government in May 2010 took effect. Whilst these controls are still being applied spend in these areas has since increased in response to the need for specialist external support to meet the demands of DWP major change programmes such as UC and PIP, and in response to business needs for temporary staff mainly in Operations.</p><p> </p><p>All requests for the recruitment of temporary staff are subject to recruitment freeze dispensations and are subject to Ministerial approval.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Number of consultants, temporary staff and contingent labour employed, length of contract and equivalent civil service salary:</strong></p><p> </p><p>Consultants:</p><p> </p><p>Consultants are not engaged on an individual basis. Consultancy services are delivered by a consultancy company which deploys resource according to the requirements of the engagement. Extracting data on the length of engagement of each consultant would be at disproportionate cost. Consultants do not have an equivalent civil service salary band.</p><p> </p><p>Temporary Staff:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>As at </strong><strong>31 March 2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>As at </strong><strong>31 March 2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>As at </strong><strong>31 March 2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>As at </strong><strong>31 March 2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>As at </strong><strong>31 March 2014</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Band A/AA</strong></p></td><td><p>169</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Band B/AO</strong></p></td><td><p>2,333</p></td><td><p>57</p></td><td><p>360</p></td><td><p>993</p></td><td><p>247</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Band C/EO</strong></p></td><td><p>922</p></td><td><p>16</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>61</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Band D/HEO</strong></p></td><td><p>16</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Band E/SEO</strong></p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Band F/G7</strong></p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Band G/G6</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>SCS</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Other/Not Known</strong></p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p>3,454</p></td><td><p>83</p></td><td><p>371</p></td><td><p>1,071</p></td><td><p>254</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The above figures are for temporary staff engaged for less than 12 months only. No further breakdown of the length of engagement is available.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>As at </strong><strong>31 March 2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>As at </strong><strong>31 March 2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>As at </strong><strong>31 March 2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>As at </strong><strong>31 March 2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>As at </strong><strong>31 March 2014</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Contingent Labour</strong></p></td><td><p>760</p></td><td><p>138</p></td><td><p>81</p></td><td><p>121</p></td><td><p>85</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>We are unable to extract data on the length of engagement of each contingent labour worker or the equivalent civil service salary band as this would be at disproportionate cost.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-12-16T13:46:25.3Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-16T13:46:25.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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4263
unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
169915
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unstar this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Travel more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent on (a) taxis, (b) first class train tickets and (c) business class air travel in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell remove filter
star this property uin 218486 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Expenditure should be viewed in the context of the size of the DWP workforce. The Department is a geographically-dispersed organisation employing around 90,000 staff across some 870 sites, delivering services directly to around 22 million customers. The table below shows the expenditure on taxis, 1<sup>st</sup> class rail and business class air travel for the years in question.</p><p> </p><p>The average spend per head on a taxi for 2013-14 was in the region of £1.67. Expenditure on taxis includes journeys to enable disabled members of staff to travel to and from work and respresents contractual spend and it does not include taxis claimed through expenses, as this could only be provided at disproportionate costs to the Department.</p><p> </p><p>The DWP introduced a restriction stopping staff travelling 1<sup>st</sup> class rail in 2011. Only DWP staff with disabilities are permitted to travel using 1<sup>st</sup> class rail, if there are no suitable standard class facilities available.</p><p> </p><p>The current DWP air travel policy only permits staff to book business class air tickets for single journeys greater than 2.5 hours in duration.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Years (£m)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Taxis (£m)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1st Class Rail (£m)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Business Class Air (£m)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>*</p></td><td><p>13.3</p></td><td><p>0.38</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>0.26</p></td><td><p>2.2</p></td><td><p>0.12</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>0.21</p></td><td><p>0.35</p></td><td><p>0.07</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>0.20</p></td><td><p>0.29</p></td><td><p>0.13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>0.16</p></td><td><p>0.14</p></td><td><p>0.14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*Data is not available for taxi travel before 2010.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-12-18T12:50:38.997Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T12:50:38.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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4263
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170014
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unstar this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Fraud more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate she has made of the cost of (a) fraud and (b) financial error in (i) her Department and (ii) its non-departmental public bodies in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>(i) My Department has had no instances of fraud or financial error in the period since the devolution of policing and justice functions on 12 April 2010, and the subsequent reconfiguration of the Northern Ireland Office. My Department does not hold figures for the periods prior to 2010; attempting to obtain this information would incur disproportionate cost. The Departmental Annual Report and Accounts for the NIO is available on gov.uk, and includes a governance statement, and a statement on risk.</p><p>(ii) My Department has two executive non-departmental public bodies; Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Parades Commission for Northern Ireland. As these bodies are independent of Government, the hon Member may wish to write directly to them on this matter. Contact details are provided below:</p><p> </p><p>Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission</p><p>Contact: information@nihrc.org</p><p> </p><p>Parades Commission for Northern Ireland</p><p>Contact: info@paradescommission.org</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T12:37:26.247Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T12:37:26.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4263
unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
170015
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unstar this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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Scotland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 2 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Scotland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
star this property hansard heading Fraud more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the cost of (a) fraud and (b) financial error in his Department in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell remove filter
star this property uin 218511 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
star this property answer text <p>A wide range of security measures are in place to deter and detect fraud and financial error. These are kept under review and additional measures are put in place as appropriate.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale more like this
star this property answering member printed David Mundell more like this
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less than 2015-01-05T13:16:54.52Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T13:16:54.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Mundell more like this
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4263
unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Fraud more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost of (a) fraud and (b) financial error in (i) his Department, (ii) its executive agencies and (iii) its non-departmental public bodies in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell remove filter
star this property uin 218513 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-01-06
star this property answer text <p>All members of the Treasury Group have strict procedures in place to eliminate where possible, opportunities for fraud and financial error.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-01-06T10:02:35.787Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-06T10:02:35.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Staff more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department has spent on (a) consultants, (b) temporary staff and (c) contingent labour in each of the last five years; how many people have been so employed; what the length of contract of each such person was; and what equivalent civil service salary band each was on. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell remove filter
star this property uin 217776 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
star this property answer text <p>All staff employed in Core Defra who are not on the payroll are considered to be contingent labour. For reporting purposes, they are separated into consultants and temporary staff. The table below therefore only distinguishes between these two categories.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>£m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2009-10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010-11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011-12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Consultancy</strong></p></td><td><p>21.6</p></td><td><p>3.4</p></td><td><p>5.2</p></td><td><p>7.4</p></td><td><p>9.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Temporary Staff</strong></p></td><td><p>8.4</p></td><td><p>12.4</p></td><td><p>5.3</p></td><td><p>4.8</p></td><td><p>6.2</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We could only obtain detailed information on the numbers of people employed in these ways in each year, and the equivalent civil service grades, at disproportionate cost as this data is not collected centrally.</p><p> </p><p><br></p>
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-12-16T17:05:05.173Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-16T17:05:05.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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4263
unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
168833
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unstar this property date less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Procurement more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of Government contracts of what value were allocated to small and medium-sized enterprises based in each region and constituent part of the UK in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell remove filter
star this property uin 217812 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p>At the time of the last General Election there was no consistent monitoring of Government spend with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). We have put in place a raft of policies to overhaul procurement, reduce bureaucracy and increase transparency. Our work has significantly increased the proportion of spend going to SMEs.</p><p>Information on Government contracts over £10,000 is now published on contracts finder. A new version on Contracts Finder will be launched shortly which will allow users to search by area.</p><p>The Government Digital Service publishes information on their supplier spend. This shows the success of our work to diversify our supplier base for digital technology and services. £189m of business through G-Cloud has gone to SMEs. See link: <a href="https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/image_data/file/28167/org-landscape-09.png" target="_blank">https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/image_data/file/28167/org-landscape-09.png</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Horsham more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Francis Maude more like this
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less than 2014-12-15T17:21:03.103Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T17:21:03.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Staff more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much her Department has spent on (a) consultants, (b) temporary staff and (c) contingent labour in each of the last five years; how many people have been so employed; what the length of contract of each such person was; and what equivalent civil service salary band each was on. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell remove filter
star this property uin 217782 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
star this property answer text <p>Because of the devolution of policing and justice functions on 12 April 2010 to the Northern Ireland Executive, and subsequent reconfiguration of the Northern Ireland Office, my Department does not hold figures for the periods prior to 2010. Attempting to obtain this information would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p>The details regarding expenditure by my Department for the last four financial years in respect of (a) consultants, (b) temporary staff and (c) contingent labour are as follows:</p><p>(a) Expenditure on consultants:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Amount (£) (excl. VAT)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010-2011</strong></p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011-2012</strong></p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td><td><p>1,350</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>(b) Expenditure on temporary staff:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Amount (£) (excl. VAT)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010-2011</strong></p></td><td><p>45,795.21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011-2012</strong></p></td><td><p>67,830.14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p>132,140.05</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td><td><p>106,800.85</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>My Department does not record details for staff who could be considered as contingent labour separately. These details are contained within the information for temporary staff. To provide this information and details of staff numbers, contract types and equivalent civil service grades would incur disproportionate costs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2014-12-16T15:40:56.2Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-16T15:40:56.2Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Travel more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much her Department has spent on (a) taxis, (b) first class train tickets and (c) business class air travel in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell remove filter
star this property uin 218481 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Because of the devolution of policing and justice functions on 12 April 2010, and subsequent re-configuration of the Northern Ireland Office, my Department does not hold figures for the periods prior to 2010; attempting to obtain this information would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p>My Department has spent the following amounts on taxis, first class train travel and business class air travel:</p><p> </p><p>(a) Taxis</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><strong> 2010-11</strong></td><td><p>£16,262.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011-12</strong></p></td><td><p>£26,811.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><strong> 2012-13</strong></td><td><p>£10,503.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p>£6017.00</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>(b) First Class Rail Travel</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>2010-11</strong></p></td><td><p>£311.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011-12</strong></p></td><td><p>£1,729.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p>£770.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p>£72.00</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>(c) Business Class Air Travel</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>2010-11</strong></p></td><td><p>£65,825.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011-12</strong></p></td><td><p>£44,898.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p>£29,092.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p>£33,088.00</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2014-12-18T16:17:47.44Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T16:17:47.44Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this