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Small charities with an annual income of below £5,000.
Excepted charities with an income below £100,000 are regulated by, but not registered with, the Charity Commission (although there is provision in the Charities Act 2006 for them to register voluntarily). The main groups of these charities are Parochial Church Councils, churches from certain Christian religious denominations, local scout and guide groups, and armed forces service non-public funds. Exception is conferred by Order of the Commission or the Secretary of State.
Exempt charities, which are not registered with the Charity Commission and are currently not subject to the regulatory jurisdiction of the Charity Commission. Examples of such charities include universities, Boards of Trustees of certain museums and galleries, Kew Gardens, and charitable Industrial and Provident Societies. Most categories of exempt charities are defined by Schedule 2 to the Charities Act 1993 ("the 1993 Act"). In a few cases, exempt status has been conferred on some charities by other Acts of Parliament.
The Charities Act 2006 contains provisions to improve the regulation of exempt charities as charities. Some groups of exempt charities will remain exempt but with an existing "principal regulator" promoting charity law compliance. Other groups of exempt charities will cease to be exempt and will become excepted charities.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many job vacancies were advertised on the Civil Service Online service in the last 12 months; and how many such vacancies were advertised on the (a) public and (b) internal part of that site. 
Angela E. Smith: Government Departments and executive agencies have delegated responsibility for recruitment advertising. Departments and agencies determine whether a vacancy should be advertised internally within the civil service or externally.
During the period 22 February 2009 and 21 February 2010 a total of 15,482 vacancies have been advertised on the Civil Service Online service, of which 9,860 vacancies have been advertised to the public and 5,622 have been advertised internally on the site.
Tessa Jowell: My statement of 3 February, Official Report, column 11WS-13WS, announced changes to the Civil Service Compensation Scheme and the process which led up to those changes. The Cabinet Office invited comments on its original proposals in July 2009 and received responses from the Defence Police Federation as well as from over 18,000 civil servants, unions, employers and others; the points made in all these submissions were considered in drawing up the Government's revised reforms. The Cabinet Office has also held discussions at a national level with the Council of Civil Service Unions (CCSU) in line with established practice. The Secretary of State for Defence wrote to the General Secretary of the Defence Police Federation in September 2009 proposing he discuss with the Secretary of the CCSU involving the Federation in national consultations (while recognising that the Federation is an independent staff association rather than a trade union).
Dan Rogerson: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps (a) her Department and (b) the Prime Minister's Office has plans to take to participate in the Earth Hour event on 27 March 2010. 
Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Ruislip Northwood of 2 February 2010, Official Report, column 312W, on civil servants: leave, what the standard allocation of days leave was for a civil servant in the Cabinet Office, in terms of (a) annual leave, (b) bank holidays and (c) privilege days in 2008-09. 
I refer the right hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield (Grant Shapps) on 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 1061W, and to the hon. Member for Upper Bann (David Simpson) on 2 July 2007, Official Report, column 901W.
Mr. Harper: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much was spent on the (a) buildings and (b) insurance of buildings and staff of the Leader of the House's Office in each of the last four years. 
Angela E. Smith: The Office of the Leader of the House of Commons occupies space in 26 Whitehall and forms an integral part of the Cabinet Office estate. It is not possible to separately identify building costs attributed solely to the Leader's office.
Mr. Hands: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the cost to the public purse was of (a) printing, (b) distributing and (c) producing the text of document Putting the frontline first: smarter Government; and what the cost to the public purse was of the promotion of that document. 
Angela E. Smith: The total printing and production costs of Smarter Government were £37,292 including the distribution of hard copies to Parliament and the Stationery Office. A bespoke multimedia website was also designed at a cost of £6,972.54. The content was produced internally by civil servants, and it is not possible to disaggregate this cost from the cost of other work undertaken by these officials. The only promotion costs incurred were the printing of two banners at £792.
Angela E. Smith: Cabinet Office does not have an internal cloud computing system. Information Communication Technology (ICT) provision for the Cabinet Office is via the Government Flex system which provides a suite of conventional services that meet the security requirements of the Cabinet Office.
As part of the Government ICT Strategy published in January 2010, the Cabinet Office is developing the high level vision and design for a future Government Cloud (G-Cloud). The security measures necessary to appropriately secure the G-Cloud are part of this on-going design work.
The Director General for the Office for National Statistics has been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Questions asking how many people are employed in the manufacturing sector in (a) Chorley and (b) Lancashire; and how many people are employed in the agricultural sector in (a) Chorley and (b) Lancashire. I am replying in his absence. (319340 & 319341)
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles employment statistics for local areas from the Annual Population Survey following International Labour Organisation (ILO) definitions. Unfortunately the sample size docs not support analyses of employment by industry for the requested geographies.
National and local area estimates for many labour market statistics, including employment, unemployment and claimant count are available on the NOMIS website at
Tessa Jowell: This information is not collected centrally. Each Government Department, agency and NDPB is responsible for its own communications staff structures, and each Secretary of State is responsible to Parliament.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2010, Official Report, column 317W, on Government departments: telephone services, if she will place in the Library a full copy of the survey data and report; and what the timetable is for the publication of the summary of results. 
Angela E. Smith: The survey data is currently being validated by Departments and when that is completed a report will be made available. The summary of results is to be included in the next set of documents to be loaded onto the Cabinet Office website.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether her Department's review of the regulation of lobbying included an assessment of membership of the Association of Professional Political Consultants, the Public Relations Consultants Association and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. 
Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will place in the Library a copy of the guidance note on costing Opposition policies; and on what date that guidance was last updated. 
Tessa Jowell: Guidance on costing the policies of Opposition parties is a long-standing convention that has been followed by successive Governments. The guidance is set out in Volume 1 of the "Directory of Civil Service Guidance". A copy will be placed in the Libraries of the House.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the population density was of (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in (i) 1960, (ii) 1970, (iii) 1980, (iv) 1990, (v) 2000 and (vi) 2010; and what estimate she has made of the population density in each of those areas in (A) 2020, (B) 2030 and (C) 2050. 
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your question asking what the population density was of (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in (i) 1960, (ii) 1970, (iii) 1980, (iv) 1990, (v) 2000 and (vi) 2010; and what estimate has been made of the population density in each of those areas in (A) 2020, (B) 2030 and (C) 2050. (319821)
The attached table shows population density, calculated for each mid-year, as requested. Figures for 1960 to the year 2000 are derived using mid-year population estimates and the relevant land area. Figures for 2010 to 2050 are derived using 2008-based national population projections and assume land areas for the UK constituent countries remain constant into the future.
|Population density for constituent countries of the United Kingdom for selected years|
|Persons per sq km|
|1960( 1)||1970( 1)||1980( 1)||1990( 1)||2000( 1)||2010( 2)||2020( 2)||2030( 2)||2050( 2)|
|(1) Population densities are derived using mid-year population estimates and the relevant land area.|
(2) Population densities are derived using 2008-based population projections, assuming constant land area for the UK constituent countries into the future.
(3) Population estimates for 1960 are not available, separately for England and Wales.
Office for National Statistics, General Register Office for Scotland and Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
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