Mr. Hollobone: To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission for how many days a month the non-executive directors of the National Audit Office are expected to work in return for their annual remuneration. 
Mr. Alan Williams: The time commitment for the non-executive members of the NAO Board is approximately two days per month. The remuneration for the position is £20,000 per annum; the position is non-pensionable. The time commitment for the chairman of the NAO is one day a week. The remuneration is £50,000 per annum; this position is also non-pensionable.
Tessa Jowell [holding answer 26 November 2009]: I have referred this question to the Olympic Delivery Authority. I will write to the hon. Member when I have received a reply, and I will place a copy of my reply in the Libraries of both Houses.
Hywel Williams: To ask the Minister for the Olympics (1) how many Olympic (a) contracts and (b) construction contracts have been awarded to firms based in (a) Wales, (b) Scotland, (c) Northern Ireland, (d) England and (e) other countries; 
(2) what the monetary value is of Olympic (a) construction contracts and (b) other contracts that have been awarded to firms based in (i) Wales, (ii) Scotland, (iii) Northern Ireland, (iv) England and (v) other countries. 
Tessa Jowell: I have referred these questions to the Olympic Delivery Authority. I will write to the hon. Member when I have received a reply, and I will place a copy of my reply in the Libraries of both Houses.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Minister for the Olympics what estimate has been made of the (a) compensation and (b) other costs associated with the closure of the River Thames for the duration of the rowing events at the London 2012 Olympics. 
Tessa Jowell: No decision has been made to close any section of the River Thames for the duration of the rowing events, which are being hosted at Dorney Lake, Windsor, for either the Olympic Games or the Paralympic Games.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) is responsible for staging the event and is keen to keep the river open. Together with the Olympic Delivery Authority, LOCOG is currently undertaking feasibility work around the venue to determine the requirements. It will then consult with all interested parties on the detail of the plans before submitting relevant applications through the planning process in 2010.
As a company limited by guarantee, LOCOG's costs related to the venue will be met by its budget, which is almost entirely privately-financed through sources such as sponsorship, ticketing, merchandise and broadcast rights.
Simon Hughes: To ask the Prime Minister whether he plans to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen; and how many officials from No. 10 Downing Street plan to attend. 
The Prime Minister: Yes. Information on all visits overseas undertaken by Cabinet Ministers costing in excess of £500 is published on an annual basis. Information for 2009-10 will be published in the normal way.
Norman Baker: To ask the Prime Minister if it is his policy that the terms of the Wilson Doctrine in respect of the (a) telephone tapping, (b) other interception of communications and (c) electronic surveillance of hon. Members should remain in force; and in how many instances since 1975 such interceptions have not yet been reported to the House. 
Paul Goggins: The Cabinet Office requires Whitehall Departments to carry out equal pay reviews. In consultation with trade unions, the Northern Ireland Office carried out an equal pay review which concluded in March 2009.
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Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which (a) individuals other than ministerial colleagues and officials of his Department and (b) organisations he met in an official capacity in the week commencing 9 November 2009. 
Mr. Woodward: In its response to a report by the Public Administration Select Committee Lobbying: Access and influence in Whitehall, the Government agreed to publish online, on a quarterly basis, information about ministerial meetings with outside interest groups. Information for the period 1 October to 31 December 2009 will be published by Departments as soon as the information is ready.
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of jobs advertised by his Department in the last 12 months were online-
only applications; and what provision his Department makes for those wishing to apply for jobs in his Department who do not have access to the internet. 
Paul Goggins: In the last 12 months there have been no jobs advertised by Northern Ireland Office that were online-only applications. Applications for positions can be submitted online or as a hard copy.
Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what proportion of staff of his Department, its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies work flexibly or part-time; and what his Department's policy is on making jobs available on a job-share or flexible basis. 
Paul Goggins: The following table shows the number and proportion of staff in the Northern Ireland Office, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies who work flexibly or part time at 24 November 2009.
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Within the Northern Ireland Office, staff are expected to work conditioned hours; however there is a considerable amount of flexibility in the way staff are permitted to work. Flexible working time (that is, a flexible start and finish each day) is available to the majority of staff where operational/business needs permit.
In line with the Employment (NI) Order 2002, the Northern Ireland Office has processes in place to allow staff to request flexible working hours to enable them to balance their family and employment responsibilities.
Mr. McGrady: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with (a) loyalist groups and (b) the Irish Government on decommissioning of arms; and if he will make a statement. 
The Independent International Commission on Decommissioning reported to both Governments in September that they believe the Ulster Volunteer Force and Red Hand Commando had completed the decommissioning process. The IICD also reported that
they had overseen an act of decommissioning by the Ulster Defence Association and been given a commitment that the UDA will complete the decommissioning of their arms before the expiry of the Commission's final mandate.
The decommissioning amnesty will come to an end in February 2010 and I encourage all those groups that hold illegal weapons to engage with the Commission as these arms have no place in normal society.
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