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The funding is indicative and has been calculated following the established Building Schools for the Future funding methodology of 50 per cent. new build, 35 per cent. major refurbishment and 15 per cent. minor refurbishment as outlined in the funding guidance available on the Partnerships for Schools website.
Ms Diana R. Johnson: Choice Advice is an independent service commissioned by local authorities to support the parents who find it hardest to engage with and navigate the admissions system to make informed decisions about which secondary schools will best meet their child's needs.
£6 million has been provided for each of the five financial years 2006-2007 to 2010-2011. This is made up of £5.6 million for local authorities directly and £400,000 for quality assurance, support and evaluation. Each local authority has been allocated £15,000 each year with an additional sum weighted on deprivation.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what advertising campaigns his Department has been responsible for in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10; which campaigns have (i) commenced and (ii) continued in 2009-10; and what the cost of each such campaign has been. 
Table 2 contains advertising campaigns that commenced in 2008-09, but not continued into 2009-10, and those that commenced in 2009-10, along with expenditure. Advertising spend for 2009-10 is up to and including 16 January 2010.
Expenditure on refurbishments was higher during 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10, owing to an estate rationalisation programme which included the refurbishment of Sanctuary Buildings. The cost of the work was paid for in just over one year by the savings from vacating Caxton House, which has saved about £13 million per annum in running costs.
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Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of staff in his Department are disabled; and what the average salary in his Department is of (a) full-time disabled staff, (b) full-time non-disabled staff, (c) part-time disabled staff and (d) part-time non-disabled staff. 
Ms Diana R. Johnson: The Department will take part in the Earth Hour event on the 27 of March by ensuring essential lighting only is operating in our buildings. We will also be publicising this event on our intranet to give our staff an opportunity to take part as individuals.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what information technology projects initiated by his Department were cancelled prior to completion in the last 12 months; and what the cost of each such project was to the public purse. 
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department and its predecessors have spent in (a) legal fees and (b) compensation on legal cases concerning remuneration of its employees in each of the last 10 years. 
Ms Diana R. Johnson: The Department was established in June 2007 and there have been no cases concerning employee remuneration. We do not have access to records for employees who have moved to other Government Departments as part of the Machinery of Government changes.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on the relocation of staff from posts in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point constituency in each of the last five years. 
John Mason: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what property has been recorded as (a) lost and (b) stolen from his Department in the last 12 months; and what estimate has been made of the cost of the replacement of that property. 
Ms Diana R. Johnson: The following table gives a breakdown of reported lost or stolen property from the Department of Children, Schools and Families in the last 12 month period April 2009 to March 2010.
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Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many employees in his Department are in transition prior to being managed out; how long on average the transition window between notification and exit has been in his Department and its predecessors and in each of the last five years; what estimate he has made of the salary costs of staff in transition in each such year; and what proportion of employees in transition were classed as being so for more than six months in each year. 
Ms Diana R. Johnson: There are currently 31 individuals in the Department that have been declared surplus from their previous post; seven of these have been without a permanent post for more than six months.
All of our surplus staff are actively engaged in delivering a range of departmental projects or business priorities, while seeking a new permanent post with the help of our Brokerage Service. These individuals are known as 'Priority Movers' and receive tailored support to find suitable permanent posts either in the Department or elsewhere (including other Government Departments). The average time that individuals spend as a Priority Mover is two months. None of our Priority Movers have left the Department through compulsory redundancy.
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