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Ministerial Corrections

Thursday 8 April 2010

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Departmental Travel

Daniel Kawczynski: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on travel in each year since 1997. [273678]

[Official Report, 23 June 2009, Vol. 494, c. 788W.]

Letter of correction from Mr. Chris Bryant:

Errors have been identified in the table in my written answer to the hon. Member for Shrewsbury and Atcham (Daniel Kawczynski) on 23 June 2009.

The correct answer should have been:

Chris Bryant: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has spent the following amounts on overseas and UK travel in each of the last five financial years. Until 2006-07 FCO Services travel was accounted for under the FCO. From 2007-08 FCO Services costs are accounted for separately and therefore are not included in the table.

£
Financial year Overseas UK

2004-05

39,864,709

1,518,089

2005-06

46,453,117

1,987,552

2006-07

50,274,236

2,380,926

2007-08

46,931,294

1,159,086

2008-09

52,978,790

1,779,031


The year on year increases in travel costs are largely due to increases in fuel costs over the period affecting ticket prices.

Obtaining information on costs of travel before this period would incur disproportionate cost.

International Development

Bonn Declaration

Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department has allocated under each budget heading for the purposes of meeting its obligations under the Bonn Declaration in each year from 2001 to 2008. [306700]

[Official Report, 14 December 2009, Vol. 502, c. 804-805W.]

Letter of correction from Mr. Gareth Thomas:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for North Southwark and Bermondsey (Simon Hughes) on 14 December 2009. The answer given was as follows:

Mr. Thomas: The 2001 Bonn Declaration committed signatories to providing $410 million per year, from 2005-08, for developing countries to respond to climate
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change. The European Community was one of these signatories and the UK Government agreed to contribute approximately £30 million ($61,467 million) per year. The following table provides the amount spent through each budget heading, which has exceed that original commitment.

£ million

2005-06 2006-07 2007-08

Special Climate Change Fund

3.3

3.3

3.8

Clean Energy Investment Framework

0.43

1.3

0.36

Global Environment Facility (climate focal area)

10.4

10.4

11.66

Bilateral (including research)

9.27

18.35

26.18

Least Developed Countries Fund

-

-

3.5

Other Government Department spending

6.63

7.4

7.4

Total

30.03

40.75

52.9


The Department for International Development (DFID) contributed through the Special Climate Change Fund, the Clean Energy Investment Framework, the Global Environment Facility, the Least Developed Countries Fund and through Bilateral aid.

The correct answer should have been:

Mr. Thomas: The 2001 Bonn Declaration committed signatories to providing $410 million per year, from 2005-08, for developing countries to respond to climate change. The European Community was one of these signatories and the UK Government agreed to contribute approximately £30 million ($61,467 million) per year. The following table provides the amount spent through each budget heading, which has exceed that original commitment.

£ million

2005-06 2006-07 2007-08

Special Climate Change Fund

3.3

3.3

3.3

Clean Energy Investment Framework

0.43

1.3

0.36

Global Environment Facility (climate focal area)

10.4

10.4

11.66

Bilateral (including research)

9.27

18.35

26.18

Least Developed Countries Fund

-

-

7

Other Government Department spending

6.63

7.4

7.4

Total

30.03

40.75

55.9


The Department for International Development (DFID) contributed through the Special Climate Change Fund, the Clean Energy Investment Framework, the Global Environment Facility, the Least Developed Countries Fund and through Bilateral aid.


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Business, Innovation and Skills

Higher Education: Chelmsford

Mr. Burns: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 26 January 2010, Official Report, 848-9W, on higher education: Chelmsford, how many applicants from (a) West Chelmsford constituency and (b) Chelmsford local authority area did not get a place at university in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08. [314497]

[Official Report, 3 February 2010, Vol. 505, c. 333-334W.]

Letter of correction from Mr. David Lammy:

Errors have been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for West Chelmsford (Mr. Burns) on 3 February 2010. Due to an administrative error, some of the figures in the answer were incorrect. The incorrect figures were in the rows labelled "applicants" and "obtained a place".

The correct answer should have been:

Mr. Lammy [holding answer 1 February 2010]: The information is in the following table.

Applicants to full-time undergraduate courses via UCAS from West Chelmsford constituency and Chelmsford local authority area 2005- 06 to 2007- 08
Year of entry

2005 2006 2007

West Chelmsford constituency

Applicants

753

786

834

Of which:

Obtained a place

632

657

684

Unplaced

121

129

150

Chelmsford local authority

Applicants

1,190

1,195

1,287

Of which:

Obtained a place

1,008

988

1,057

Unplaced

182

207

230

Source:
UCAS

Cabinet Office

Civil Servants: Pay

Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which of the jobs advertised on the (a) internal and (b) public versions of the Civil Service jobs website had salaries of £150,000 or over in the last six months. [318128]

[Official Report, 25 February 2010, Vol. 506, c. 697-98W.]

Letter of correction from Angela E. Smith:

Errors have been identified in the response given to the right hon. Member for Horsham (Mr. Maude) on 25 February 2010. The figure 43 should be replaced with 40 and the figure 32 should be replaced with 29.

The answer given was as follows:


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Angela E. Smith: Not all vacancies advertised on the civil service jobs site show salary details. Of those that were advertised in the last six months showing salary details, 43 roles fell within the £81,600 to £220,000 salary range. The total figure of 43 was made up of 11 jobs advertised on the public part of the civil service jobs site and 32 on the internal part of the site.

The correct answer should have been:

Angela E. Smith: Not all vacancies advertised on the civil service jobs site show salary details. Of those that were advertised in the last six months showing salary details, 40 roles fell within the £81,600 to £220,000 salary range. The total figure of 40 was made up of 11 jobs advertised on the public part of the civil service jobs site and 29 on the internal part of the site.

Health

Swine Flu: Vaccination

Mr. Roger Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many units of Swine influenza vaccine are available to be dispensed to UK patients. [319958]

[Official Report, 4 March 2010, Vol. 506, c. 1403-04W.]

Letter of correction from Gillian Merron:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Brecon and Radnorshire (Mr. Williams) on 4 March 2010. I am sorry that two of the figures cited were incorrect. The amount of vaccine calculated as held centrally did not take account of vaccine that had been delivered to the devolved Administrations, as only vaccine delivered to the NHS in England was subtracted from the total.

The answer given was as follows:

Gillian Merron: As of Friday 26 February 2010, the amount of swine influenza vaccine available to be dispensed was 25.3 million doses, held centrally, plus the stock currently held in the National Health Service across the United Kingdom.

This is based on the total amount of swine influenza vaccine delivered to the United Kingdom from Baxter and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) at approximately 38.5 million doses, less the total number of doses sent out to the National Health Service (NHS) England, up to 24 February, which was approximately 13.2 million.

The correct answer should have been:

Gillian Merron: As of Friday 26 February 2010, the amount of swine influenza vaccine available to be dispensed was 21.35 million doses, held centrally, plus the stock currently held in the national health service across the United Kingdom.

This is based on the total amount of swine influenza vaccine delivered to the United Kingdom from Baxter and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) at approximately 38.5 million doses, less the total number of doses sent out to the national health service (NHS) UK, up to 24 February, which was approximately 17.15 million.


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