To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what buildings are owned or operated by his Department under a private finance initiative (PFI) arrangement; and which companies are involved with each such PFI arrangement. 
The Department does not own or operate any buildings under a private finance initiative (PFI).
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will make it his policy to ensure that no cleaning products or ingredients of cleaning products used by his Department have been tested on animals. 
The Department for Children, Schools and Families office cleaning service is provided by an external supplier, Mitie Cleaning who use JohnsonDiversey cleaning products. JohnsonDiversey are a member of the UK Cleaning Products Industry Association (UKCPI) whose position on animal testing is
the total elimination of animal testing, with progress towards that goal dependent on advances in scientific knowledge. Where animal testing remains necessary in order to establish safety of ingredients, it is kept to an absolute minimum to meet legal requirements.
The Department will work with our cleaning supplier to use wherever possible products that avoids the use of animal testing.
Departmental Empty Property
Mr. Philip Hammond:
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the change in the annual cost to his Department of maintaining the empty public buildings owned by his Department as a result of the April 2008 changes to empty property rate relief. 
For the financial year 2008-09 the Department paid £48,007 business rates on vacant properties.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much (a) electricity, (b) gas and (c) other fuel has been used by his Department since its inception. 
The Department for Children, Schools and Families was created on 28 June 2007 and from its creation the total amount of electricity, gas and other fuel used in the Departments buildings is as follows:
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The Department shares its buildings with other bodies and their usage is included in the above totals.
Departmental Lost Property
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what property has been lost or stolen from his Department in the last 12 months; and what the estimated cost was of replacement of such property. 
A breakdown of reported lost or stolen property from the Department for Children, Schools and Families in the last 12 month period March 2008 to February 2009 is detailed as follows.
Total estimated cost of replacement (£)
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the cost of replacing lost or stolen property from his Department was in the last 12 months. 
The total expenditure for replacing lost or stolen property from the Department for Children, Schools and Families in the last 12 month period March 2008 to February 2009 is £9,059.55.
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has spent on newspapers, magazines and periodicals in each year since its inception. 
Newspaper, magazine and periodical purchases are recorded under the general heading of Books and Newspapers.
Details of expenditure on books, newspapers, magazines and periodicals incurred by the Department for Children, Schools and Families since its inception are as follows:
Departmental Public Consultation
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many public consultations his Department has conducted in the last 12 months; how long each consultation was open for; how many responses were received in each case; and what the cost of conducting each consultation was. 
In the last 12 months the Department has conducted 38 public consultations. The title of, length of, and the number of responses to, each consultation can be found in the table.
The costs associated with each consultation can be obtained only at disproportionate cost as spend on consultations will include not only staffing costs but also potentially printing and distribution costs, web site design, venue hire, professional facilitators etc.
The Role of Further Education Providers in Promoting Community Cohesion, Fostering Shared Values and Preventing Violent Extremism
11 February 2008
6 May 2008
Guidance on Child Trust Fund Top Ups for Looked After Children
20 February 2008
2 April 2008
Guidance on Personal Education Allowances for Looked After Children
20 February 2008
2 April 2008
Independent Review of the Primary CurriculumCall for Evidence
26 February 2008
30 April 2008
Raising Expectations: enabling the system to deliver (Joint DCSF/DIUS consultation)
17 March 2008
9 June 2008
Consultation on Draft School Admissions (Alteration and Variation of, and Objections to, Arrangements) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008
17 March 2008
28 April 2008
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Review of Mathematics Teaching in Early Years Settings and Primary Schools: Interim Report