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(4) which office administers the public duty costs allowance for former Prime Ministers; and what checks are made to ensure that claims against the allowance meet the criteria for funding from the allowance; 
The public duties cost allowance, which is administered by the Cabinet Office, is paid in respect of office and secretarial expenses incurred by former Prime Ministers in connection with their public duties. All claims must be supported by documentary evidence. The allowance is not payable if the former Prime Minister is occupying the position of Leader of the Opposition. The allowance is linked to the ceiling of the centralised arrangements for payment of staff and secretarial support for MPs with London constituencies.
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Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what review mechanisms have been put in place for future spending on the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland following the recent criminal justice inspection report. 
Paul Goggins: The Northern Ireland Office (NIO), including its arm's length bodies and the Public Prosecution Service Northern Ireland but excluding its agencies and NDPBs, has incurred no expenditure on antique furniture in the last five years.
Mr. Paterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which ICT projects initiated by his Department were cancelled before completion in each year since 1997; what costs were incurred on each of those projects; who the contractors were of each of those projects; what the date of (a) commencement and (b) cancellation was of each of those projects; and if he will make a statement. 
Paul Goggins: There has been one ICT project cancelled by the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) before completion since 1997. The Product Logging ICT Project was cancelled by the Forensic Science Agency at a cost of £8,500. The contractors were ICS Computing. The project commenced in June 2006 and was abandoned in November 2006.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost to his Department was of employing press and media officers in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and what the cost to his Department was of employing such staff in the financial year 1996-97, expressed in real terms. 
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many complaints his Department received regarding difficulties using its website in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement. 
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department spent on external website design consultants in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Paterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) which legal firms have worked (a) for and (b) with the Historical Enquiries Team; and how many hours of work each such legal firm had undertaken on the latest date for which figures are available; 
(8) in respect of how many cases which the Historical Enquiries Team has declared closed, families of those whose deaths were under investigation have subsequently requested more information; 
Paul Goggins: The Historical Enquiries Team is an operational matter for the Chief Constable. I have asked him to reply directly to the hon. Member, and copies of his letters will be placed in the Library of the House.
Mr. Paterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent on mental health services for prisoners in each (a) prison and (b) health authority area in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years; and how many prisoners received such treatment in each such year. 
Paul Goggins: Matters relating to all aspects of prisoners' health care in Northern Ireland are the responsibility of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, which falls within the remit of the devolved Northern Ireland Administration.
Mr. Clifton-Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many new criminal offences relating to the purchase, production, sale or misuse of alcohol have been enacted in each year since 1998. 
The following Acts, which received Royal Assent between 1 May 1997 and 1 January 2010 and for which the Home Secretary has policy responsibility and contained references to the purchase, production, sale or misuse of alcohol are listed as follows:
Confiscation of Alcohol (Young Persons) Act 1997
Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001
Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006
Policing and Crime Act 2009
Persistent possession of alcohol in a public place (s30 of Policing and Crime Act 2009)
DPPO-refusal to comply with request (s12(4) of Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001)
Closure Orders (s25(3) of Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001)
Closure Orders (s25(4) of Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001)
Closure Orders (s25(5) of Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001)
Closure Orders (s26(1) of Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001)
Confiscation Act (s1(3) of Confiscation of Alcohol (Young Persons) Act 1997)
Breach of a Drinking Banning Order (s11(1) of Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006)
Directions to leave-failure to comply with direction (s27(6) of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006)
Bridget Prentice: Our current guidance reminds burial ground managers not to discriminate in the way common graves are provided in cemeteries and encourages them to be treated with as much sensitivity and respect as any other graves.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the five most expensive hospitality events hosted by his Department and its agencies were in the last three years; and what (a) the cost and (b) purpose was of each. 
Mr. Straw: The provision and offering of hospitality is governed by the Department's internal hospitality policy, which is consistent with the principles of Managing Public Money and the HM Treasury handbook on Regularity, Propriety and Value for Money at:
are appropriate to the circumstances; and
are modest and appropriate
token items such as promotional pens; or
routine hospitality such as coffee and biscuits; or
a light working lunch where there are external attendees, meetings are lengthy or internal attendees have travelled long distances.
Attendance at, and hosting of, hospitality events by Department and agency staff is recorded in local hospitality registers, in accordance with Ministry of Justice policy. These data are not collated centrally, and gathering information from local registers (including operational establishments) would be possible only at disproportionate cost.
However, at the start of the legal year the Lord Chancellor hosts a breakfast after a service at Westminster Abbey. This event is attended by senior judiciary from the UK and overseas and this event is likely to be one of the higher value events hosted by the Ministry of Justice. The expenditure for the past three years is as follows:
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