Tessa Jowell: The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has responsibility for staging the Olympic and Paralympic games at existing venues. The direct costs associated with staging the events at existing venues come from LOCOG's revenues which are primarily derived from commercial sponsorship, broadcast rights, ticket sales and merchandising/licensingnot from the public purse.
There will be attributable costs to the public purse, for example in respect of the security and transport functions associated with the venue. However these
costs have not yet been identified separately for individual venues, but they will form part of the overall security and transport budgets.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many grant applications for funding were received by the Low Carbon Buildings programme in respect of projects in (a) schools, (b) hospitals and (c) other public buildings in (i) the East of England and (ii) Castle Point in each year since the scheme's inception. 
Joan Ruddock: The following number of grant applications for funding were received by the Low Carbon Buildings programme in respect of projects in (a) schools, (b) hospitals and (c) other public buildings in (i) the East of England region and (ii) Castle Point in each year since the scheme's inception.
We are unable to check results at local borough level. However, applications under all streams of phase 1 have been checked against the towns in the following table which make up the local borough area, and no applications were submitted (Convey Island, Benfleet, Thundersley and Hadleigh).
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent under each budget heading on its consultation on the term carbon neutral; and how many civil servants in each pay band have worked on that consultation. 
Joan Ruddock: The consultation in question sought views on a definition of the term carbon neutral and on practical guidance on applying the definition, including recommendations on what constitutes good practice. Departmental expenditure on the consultation related to administration costs only. Salary costs have been estimated at between £35,000 and £40,000. Work on the consultation was carried out by one official in pay range D with a small amount of support from staff at pay ranges C and H. Other costs relate solely to stationery and are estimated at less than £50.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 18 May 2009, Official Report, column 1115W, on departmental billing, how much his Departments non-departmental public bodies have paid in interest under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 since his Department was established. 
Joan Ruddock: The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority are unable to separately identify interest paid under the Act since DECC was created due to systems constraints. None of the Departments other non-departmental public bodies have paid interest under the Act.
The Department and its agencies will report all significant personal data security breaches to the Cabinet Office and the ICO. Information on any personal data security breaches are published on an annual basis in the Department's annual resource accounts as was announced in the Data Handling Review published on 25 June 2008.
Additionally, all significant control weaknesses including other significant security breaches are included in the Statement of Internal Control which is published within the annual resource accounts.
Greg Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent progress his Department has made towards the target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of its Estate by 15 per cent. by 2010, relative to 1999-2000 levels; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Kidney: Since DECCs inception, BERR and DEFRA manage the Departments estate. Given that, I refer the hon. Member to the answers given by my hon. Friend the Minister for Natural and Marine Environment, Wildlife and Rural Affairs on 20 April 2009, Official Report, column 84W, and by my hon. Friend the Minister for Employment Relations and Postal Affairs at the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on 20 April 2009, Official Report, columns 401-02W.
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much (a) electricity and (b) gas was used (i) on his Department's estate and (ii) by his Department's agencies in each year from its inception to 2008-09. 
Joan Ruddock: As at 30 March 2009 the Department used approximately 1,066,912 kWh of electricity and 570,944 kWh of gas since its inception. This is based on average daily usage. DECC has no agencies.
Joan Ruddock: DECC does not currently have a central system for monitoring internships. However, a trawl of all directorates has revealed that there are currently no paid or unpaid graduate internships in the Department.
Mr. Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what recent assessment he has made of the costs and benefits of placing underground (a) new and (b) existing electricity transmission lines; 
Mr. Kidney: Any such assessments are a matter for Ofgem and the network operators and would be carried out as part of the price control review mechanism through which the transmission and distribution network companies are regulated.
Mr. Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what meetings he and other Ministers in his Department have had with (a) Ofgem, (b) energy suppliers and (c) energy consumer groups or representatives since October 2008 in the last 12 months. 
Mr. Kidney: In order to inform the development and support delivery of policy the Secretary of State and Ministers have met on a regular basis with a broad range of companies, interest groups and the regulator since the creation of DECC in October 2008.
Mr. Sanders: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the relationship between consumer awareness of energy efficiency and consumer behaviour adopting energy-efficiency practices. 
DECC is co-funding the Energy Demand Research Project, which is enabling the Government, energy suppliers and others to test through a variety of interventions how electricity and gas customers respond to better information about their consumption. The project explores the impact on energy consumption and energy efficiency of smart meters in combination with awareness raising tools including real-time display devices and additional billing information, as well as the provision of energy efficiency information and community engagement.
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value is of each contract his Department has with Entec UK environmental consultants. 
(a) Appraisal of Sustainability of five energy National Planning Statements (a requirement of the Planning Act 2008) and
(b) Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Framework for the Development of Clean Coal (a requirement of Directive 2001/42/ECthe Strategic Environmental Assessment directive).
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what timetable he has set for the confirmation of planning permissions for the next generation of nuclear power stations. 
Mr. Kidney: The Office for Nuclear Development has published an indicative timeline for the new nuclear build programme on their website. It sets out at a strategic level how the key parts of the new nuclear programme fit together.
The timeline shows we expect to publish and consult on the draft Nuclear National Policy Statement (NPS) in the autumn of this year. We expect the Nuclear NPS to be designated in the spring of next year and the IPC will be ready to receive applications shortly after this.
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