Retail Prices Index

Mr Dodds: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what purposes he proposes to use the retail prices index as the measure of inflation. [54616]

Justine Greening: In June 2010 the Government announced that from April 2011 the consumer prices index (CPI) rather than the retail prices index (RPI) will be used for the indexation of all benefits, tax credits and public service pensions.

Budget 2011 announced that from April 2012 the default indexation assumption for direct taxes will switch from the RPI to the CPI. To ensure employers and older people do not lose out, the annual increases in the employer national insurance contributions threshold, and the age-related allowance and other thresholds for older people, will be over-indexed compared to the CPI, and will increase by the equivalent of the RPI. The personal allowance will increase from 2013-14 by at least the equivalent of the RPI, until the Government's goal of increasing the personal allowance to £10,000 is achieved.

The default indexation assumption for indirect taxes and index-linked gilts is currently RPI. The Government expect to undertake a formal consultation on the issuance of CPI-linked gilts in 2011-12. The Government will also review the use of the CPI for indirect taxes once their fiscal consolidation plans have been implemented and the duty increases they inherited from the previous Government have come to an end.

Taxation: Self-assessment

Tessa Munt: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what classes of individual are not allowed to file tax returns online; and for what reasons in each case. [57994]

Mr Gauke: The vast majority of Self Assessment taxpayers can take advantage of HMRCs online services to file their tax return via the internet. However, a small proportion of SA taxpayers are not able to file online, usually because they need to complete special dedicated pages.

A full list of these exclusions is available on the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) website at:

www.hmrc.gov.uk/ebu/2011-exc-indi.pdf

These customers are not able to file online as it would be disproportionately costly to develop the necessary forms and links to departmental computer systems.

Trust Ports: Sales

Mr Nicholas Brown: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any receipts due to the Government from any sale of trust ports are to be hypothecated to the Green Investment Bank. [57642]

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Justine Greening: The Department for Transport would consider any applications by a trust port for privatisation, against their published criteria.

Should there be a proposal to dispose of a trust port, the Government would announce at an appropriate moment whether proceeds from such a disposal might be allocated to the Green Investment Bank.


Education

Departmental Manpower

Mr Nicholas Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make it his policy to publish monthly information on changes in the numbers of his Department's employees categorised by (a) seniority, (b) number of employees taking voluntary redundancy, (c) natural wastage and (d) involuntary redundancy. [57613]

Tim Loughton: The Government are committed to transparency and the availability of data and are currently exploring options for the more frequent publication of this type of workforce management information across the civil service.

Staff information is published annually within the Department's Resource Accounts and is available on the Department's website. Information for the last financial year (2010-11) will be available after the first week of July 2011:

http://www.education.gov.uk/aboutdfe/departmental information/reports/a00390/annual-departmental-reports-accounts-and-spending-reviews

Departmental Responsibilities

Mr Nicholas Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department plans to cease to fund any of its functions over the period of the comprehensive spending review. [55189]

Tim Loughton: The Business Plan for the Department for Education sets out the Department's priorities over this spending review period. These priorities include the rationalisation of the Department's arm’s length bodies and merging some of their functions into four new executive agencies to improve the transparency, accountability and efficiency of the way the education system is supported. This will reduce the administrative cost of the DfE in line with the commitments set out in the spending review.

GCE A-level

Damian Hinds: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the relative number of students taking each A level subject in (a) sixth form colleges and (b) maintained schools in each of the last five years. [57538]

Mr Gibb: The information requested has been placed in the House Libraries.

History: Qualifications

Nicola Blackwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of students sat (a) GCSE and (b) A-level examinations in history in each of the last five years. [55930]

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Mr Gibb: The percentage of students who were entered for GCSEs and A-levels in history in each of the last five years is given in the following table.


Percentage of pupils entered for GCSE history (1, 2) Percentage of pupils entered for A-level history (3)

2006

32

16

2007

31

16

2008

31

16

2009

32

16

2010

31

17

(1) Figures from 2001 to 2004 relate to pupils aged 15 at the start of the academic year. (2) Figures from 2005 relate to pupils at the end of Key Stage 4. (3) 16 to 18-year-old candidates entered for GCE/Applied GCE A-levels and Double Awards. Source: School and College Performance Tables.

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

Sadiq Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on age-appropriate relationships education in schools. [57630]

Mr Gibb: All schools are encouraged to provide age-appropriate sex and relationships education (SRE) as part on non-statutory personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education. In primary schools, education about relationships should focus on friendship, bullying and building self-esteem. Education about relationships in secondary schools should build on existing skills and knowledge and provide young people with opportunities to explore deeper issues around relationships, such as how relationships change over time and how to deal with a breakdown in relationships. Within the context of talking about relationships, pupils should be taught about the nature of marriage and other stable relationships, and their importance for family life and for bringing up children.

Religion: GCSE

Gavin Williamson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will review periodically (a) the number of schools offering GCSE religious education and (b) the humanities element of the English Baccalaureate. [57475]

Mr Gibb: We will continue to monitor all subjects being taught by all teachers in maintained secondary schools through the School Workforce Census. This information is collected annually, and is published in spring each year. We will also be examining trends in GCSE entries.

Separation

Sheila Gilmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how much his Department spent on relationship support services with respect to family separation in each of the last four years; [57635]

(2) whether the funding allocated for relationship support services with respect to family separation in the next four years is additional to existing grant spending in this area. [57634]

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Sarah Teather: In December 2010, the Prime Minister announced a dedicated fund of £30 million over the next four years to support couple relationships. The majority of this funding will be allocated to the voluntary and community sector. Prior to this there was no dedicated funding for relationship support services.

From April 2006 to March 2011, some funding was granted to voluntary and community sector organisations to deliver relationship support services as part of the Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) Grant programme. This funding was awarded as part of support for families more generally, so cannot be separated out in detail for the whole of this period, but the funding to organisations delivering a range of relationship support over the period 2009-11 was £10 million. In addition, across the period 2009-11 funding of £4.5 million was made available to fund child poverty pilots which specifically focused on supporting parents through separation.

The CYPF grant was replaced by the VCS grant in April 2011 with the aim of increasing the take-up and availability of relationship support. Work funded under this grant covers all stages of relationships including those experiencing separation.

Written Questions: Government Responses

Mr Timpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to respond to questions 55761 and 55767, on the Frank Buttle Trust, tabled on 11 May 2011 for answer on 13 May 2011. [58469]

Tim Loughton: The Minister for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, my hon. Friend the Member for South Holland and The Deepings (Mr Hayes), answered these questions on 24 May 2011, Official Report, column 626W.

Justice

Community Orders

Helen Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether the Cabinet Office Statement of Practice on Staff Transfers in the Public Sector applies to the National Offender Management Service's Community Payback Procurement; [58463]

(2) when he expects to complete the National Offender Management Service Community Payback Procurement; [58473]

(3) whether compliance with the Code of Practice on Workforce Matters in Public Sector Contracts was set as a condition during the competition for providers to be accepted onto the National Offender Management Service Community Payback National Provider Framework; [58474]

(4) what assumptions the National Offender Management Service has made regarding the source of funding for the day-to-day bulk transfer of accrued pension service of any probation staff transferred to the private sector as a result of a private contractor on the Community Payback National Provider Framework winning a contract to provide Community Payback. [58475]

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Mr Blunt: The Ministry of Justice will apply the prevailing Government policy at the time of transfer.

The procurement for the National Offender Management Service Community Payback Procurement is planned to be completed by April 2013.

All bidders and subsequent providers that were awarded the Community Payback National Provider Framework demonstrated that they would comply with the prevailing Government policy.

All bidders and subsequent providers that were awarded the zero value Community Payback National Provider Framework were provided with a Principles of Competition document as part of the competition process. The Principles of Competition stated the following in relation to Admitted Body Status (ABS) or where pension requirements are to be met through a broadly comparable scheme:

For ABS:

“The contractor will be required to fund, over the course of the contract, the benefits accruing during the period of that contract for those staff covered by the admission agreement. Pension liabilities accruing during the period of the contract should be fully paid for by the end of the contract. This will include any additional costs for increases in past service liabilities because of decisions made by the contractor for its pensionable employees, such as pay increases in excess of those paid by the contracting authority.”

For a broadly comparable scheme:

“it is required that the comparability is certified by the Government Actuary's Department. A broadly comparable scheme will be one which, in the professional opinion of the actuary, satisfies the condition that there are no identifiable employees who will suffer material detriment overall in terms of their future accrual of pension benefits under the alternative scheme.” The pension scheme arrangements would be notified to the Authority as part of the response to the Lot specific mini-competitions. Given that the mini-competitions have yet to take place the precise terms relating to pension provision is not known at present.”

The pension scheme arrangements would be notified to the Authority as part of the response to the Lot specific mini-competitions. Given that the mini-competitions have yet to take place the precise terms relating to how admitted body status will be applied is not known at present.

Driving Offences: Speed Limits

Mr Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the expected date of publication is for data on (a) convictions, (b) cautions and (c) fixed penalty notices in respect of speeding offences in each police force area in England and Wales in (i) 2010 and (ii) 2011. [58368]

Mr Blunt: The publication date for court proceedings data including convictions and cautions in respect of speeding offences in England and Wales for the calendar year of 2010 was 26 May 2011. Data for 2011 will be available quarterly on a rolling annual basis; the first quarterly covering April 2010 to March 2011 will be available on 25 August 2011. Data for the calendar year of 2011 are planned for publication in the spring of 2012.

Data on fixed penalty notices for speeding offences in England and Wales for 2010 are expected to be published by the Home Office in April 2012, with figures for 2011 expected to be published in April 2013.

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Office of the Chief Coroner

Sadiq Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what budget had been proposed for the Office of the Chief Coroner for each year of the comprehensive spending review period prior to his decision on the future of that office. [58466]

Mr Djanogly: The cost of implementing Part One of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, which provides for the creation of the Office of Chief Coroner, has previously been placed in the Library. These show estimated costs of:


£ million

2011-12

(1)10.9

2012-13

6.6

2013-14

6.6

2014-15

6.6

(1) Includes creation of office and cost of shadow running year.

Prisons: Industrial Health and Safety

Gregg McClymont: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of risks to the health and safety of prison officers at work. [58580]

Mr Blunt: Under Prison Service Instruction (PSI) 42/2010, governing governors of prisons are required to ensure that an assessment of the risks to which their staff and others who may be affected by their undertakings are exposed, is carried out and that measures are in place to eliminate or control the risk.

There is an ongoing requirement on prison managers to complete risk assessments. All risk assessments are subject to review at least annually but more frequently where there has been a significant change in an activity or process that may introduce new risk(s).

The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) does not collect information centrally as to whether risk assessments have been carried out. This will be identified by active monitoring of health and safety performance in prisons and/or via audit.

An audit of the health and safety performance of each prison is carried out every three years by departmental health and safety advisers. The audit focuses on the procedures in place for implementing the requirements of health and safety legislation, including arrangements for carrying out risk assessments. A report is prepared for governors which includes any deficiencies identified during the audit, the actions required to ensure compliance with legislation and prison service guidance and time scales for implementation.

Prisons: Manpower

David Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to retain prison officers. [58401]

Mr Blunt: The retention rates for prison officers are given in the following table.

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Prison officers
Percentage

Leaving Retention

2006-07

3.7

96.3

2007-08

3.4

96.6

2008-09

2.9

97.1

2009-10

2.4

97.6

2010-11

2.6

97.4

No additional steps are being considered at this stage.

Prisons: Ministers of Religion

Mr David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) which prison establishments employed an imam in each year since 2007; [58754]

(2) how many prisons imams have been dismissed since 2007; and for what reasons in each case. [58756]

Mr Blunt: Information on the establishments within the National Offender Management Service that directly employed a Muslim Chaplain (Imam) on 31 March each year since 2007 is contained in the following table. A number of these will cover more than one establishment. Other establishments will use Muslim Chaplains on a fee-paid basis.

There have been two Muslim Chaplains dismissed from direct employment within the National Offender Management Service since 1 January 2007. The dismissal was recorded as being on the grounds of conduct in one case and for the conveyance of unauthorised item in the other.

Establishments with directly employed Muslim Chaplains (a single Muslim Chaplain may cover more than one establishment)

31 March 2011

Altcourse

Ashfield

Aylesbury

Bedford

Belmarsh

Blantyre House

Blundeston

Brinsford

Bristol

Brixton

Bronzefield

Buckley Hall

Bullingdon

Bullwood Hall

Canterbury

Chelmsford

Coldingley

Dartmoor

Deerbolt

Dorchester

Dovegate

Dover

Durham

Elmley

Erlestoke

Everthorpe

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Featherstone

Feltham

Forest Bank

Frankland

Full Sutton

Gartree

Glen Parva

Grendon

Guys Marsh

Haslar

Hewell

High Down

Highpoint

Hindley

Holme House

Isis

Isle of Wight

Kennet

Kirkham

Kirklevington Grange

Lancaster Farms

Latchmere House

Leeds

Leicester

Lewes

Leyhill

Lindholme

Littlehey

Liverpool

Long Lartin

Lowdham Grange

Maidstone

Manchester

Moorland

Norwich

Nottingham

Onley

Parc

Pentonville

Peterborough

Portland

Preston

Ranby

Reading

Risley

Rochester

Rye Hill

Shrewsbury

Stocken

Stoke Heath

Sudbury

Swaleside

Swinfen Hall

The Mount

Wakefield

Wandsworth

Wayland

Wealstun

Wellingborough

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Whitemoor

Wolds

Woodhill

Wormwood Scrubs

Wymott

31 March 2010

Altcourse

Ashfield

Ashwell

Aylesbury

Bedford

Belmarsh

Birmingham

Blantyre House

Blundeston

Brinsford

Bristol

Brixton

Bronzefield

Buckley Hall

Bullingdon

Bullwood Hall

Canterbury

Chelmsford

Coldingley

Deerbolt

Dorchester

Dovegate

Dover

Edmunds Hill

Elmley

Erlestoke

Everthorpe

Featherstone

Feltham

Forest Bank

Frankland

Full Sutton

Glen Parva

Grendon

Guys Marsh

Haslar

Hewell

High Down

Highpoint

Hindley

Holme House

Hull

Huntercombe

Kennet

Kirkham

Kirklevington Grange

Lancaster Farms

Leeds

Leicester

Lewes

Leyhill

Lincoln

Lindholme

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Littlehey

Liverpool

Long Lartin

Lowdham Grange

Maidstone

Manchester

Moorland

Norwich

Onley

Parc

Parkhurst

Pentonville

Peterborough

Portland

Preston

Ranby

Reading

Risley

Rochester

Rye Hill

Shrewsbury

Stocken

Stoke Heath

Sudbury

Swaleside

Swinfen Hall

The Mount

Wakefield

Wandsworth

Wealstun

Wellingborough

Whitemoor

Wolds

Woodhill

Wormwood Scrubs

Wymott

31 March 2009

Altcourse

Ashfield

Bedford

Belmarsh

Birmingham

Blundeston

Brinsford

Brixton

Bronzefield

Buckley Hall

Bullingdon

Chelmsford

Coldingley

Dovegate

Dover

Durham

Edmunds Hill

Elmley

Everthorpe

Featherstone

Feltham

Frankland

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Full Sutton

Gartree

Glen Parva

Grendon

Guys Marsh

Hewell

High Down

Highpoint

Hindley

Huntercombe

Kennet

Kirkham

Leeds

Leicester

Lincoln

Lindholme

Liverpool

Long Lartin

Lowdham Grange

Manchester

Moorland

Nottingham

Onley

Parc

Parkhurst

Pentonville

Peterborough

Portland

Ranby

Reading

Risley

Rochester

Rye Hill

Shrewsbury

Stocken

Stoke Heath

Swaleside

Swinfen Hall

The Mount

Wakefield

Wandsworth

Wealstun

Wellingborough

Whitemoor

Wolds

Woodhill

Wormwood Scrubs

Wymott

31 March 2008

Altcourse

Ashfield

Bedford

Belmarsh

Birmingham

Blakenhurst

Blundeston

Brixton

Bronzefield

Buckley Hall

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Bullingdon

Chelmsford

Coldingley

Dovegate

Dover

Durham

Edmunds Hill

Everthorpe

Featherstone

Feltham

Frankland

Full Sutton

Glen Parva

Guys Marsh

High Down

Highpoint

Hindley

Huntercombe

Kennet

Kirkham

Leicester

Lincoln

Lindholme

Liverpool

Long Lartin

Lowdham Grange

Manchester

Moorland

Nottingham

Onley

Parc

Parkhurst

Pentonville

Peterborough

Portland

Ranby

Reading

Risley

Rye Hill

Sheppey Cluster

Shrewsbury

Stoke Heath

Swinfen Hall

The Mount

Wakefield

Wandsworth

Wealstun

Wellingborough

Whitemoor

Wolds

Woodhill

Wormwood Scrubs

Wymott

31 March 2007

Altcourse

Ashfield

Aylesbury

Bedford

Belmarsh

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Birmingham

Blakenhurst

Brixton

Bronzefield

Buckley Hall

Bullingdon

Cardiff

Channings Wood

Coldingley

Doncaster

Dovegate

Dover

Elmley

Featherstone

Feltham

Forest Bank

Frankland

Full Sutton

Highpoint

Hindley

Leicester

Lincoln

Lindholme

Liverpool

Lowdham Grange

Manchester

Moorland

Nottingham

Pentonville

Peterborough

Portland

Reading

Risley

Rye Hill

Standford Hill

Swaleside

Swinfen Hall

The Mount

The Verne

Thorn Cross

Wakefield

Wandsworth

Whitemoor

Wolds

Woodhill

Wormwood Scrubs.

Information has not been received from HMP Doncaster.

Mr David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much has been paid in public funds to prison imams in each year since 2007. [58755]

Mr Blunt: I am replying as the Minister for prisons. There is no information centrally available on the payments made to Muslim Chaplains (Imams). To provide this information would require manual data gathering in all public sector prisons and result in disproportionate costs.

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Prisons: Retirement

David Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has any plans to change the retirement age for prison officers. [58402]

Mr Blunt: Yes. The National Offender Management Service is removing the default retirement age for prison officers from 1 October 2011, with transitional arrangements from 6 April 2011, in accordance with the Employment Equality (Repeal of Retirement Age Provisions) Regulations 2011.

Reparation by Offenders: Charities

Helen Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many charitable bodies were the direct beneficiaries of Community Payback in the financial year 2010-11. [58408]

Mr Blunt: The identity of organisations which benefit from Community Payback is not recorded by the National Offender Management Service (NOMS).

A survey of Community Payback work projects has been undertaken during the month of March since 2006. The voluntary and charitable sector has continued to be the largest single beneficiary of Community Payback since 2006. Full data are not yet available in relation to the survey undertaken in March 2011. However the survey undertaken in March 2010 indicated that some 30% of the hours worked by offenders benefited the voluntary sector.

Super Injunctions

Mr Ivan Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) when he will bring forward proposals for the membership of the joint committee to consider law and guidance in relation to super-injunctions; [58009]

(2) whether he proposes that the joint committee to consider law and guidance in relation to super-injunctions will consider the use of parliamentary privilege as part of its work; [58110]

(3) by what date he plans to propose that the joint committee to consider law and guidance in relation to super-injunctions should report. [58111]

Mr Djanogly: We are in the process of liaising with the chairs of the Committees with an interest in this area and with the House authorities regarding the terms

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of reference, membership and timetable for the new Joint Committee. An announcement will be made on these issues soon.

Youth Justice Board: Office of the Chief Coroner

Sadiq Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what costs his Department will incur as a result of its decisions on the future of (a) the Youth Justice Board and (b) the Office of the Chief Coroner. [58465]

Mr Blunt: The information is as follows:

(a) It is estimated that the Youth Justice Board will make savings of approximately £6 million by 2014-15 from its operating costs as result of the transition of some of its functions into the Ministry of Justice. The transition process itself will incur some costs which will reduce any planned savings in the initial year of transition. The Ministry of Justice and the Youth Justice Board are working together to identify the extent of the costs involved in the transition process.

(b) As announced in the written ministerial statement on 14 October 2010, changes to the coroners' services will be cost-neutral. Therefore the only expenditure incurred by the Department relates to staff costs for implementing part 1 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009. In the period between Royal Assent in November 2009 and 30 March 2011, staffing costs were £387,140. The decision to transfer Chief Coroner functions without fully establishing the office means that the estimated £10.9 million set-up costs, and £6.6 million running costs would no longer be incurred by the public purse.

Energy and Climate Change

AWE Aldermaston

Mr Meacher: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the specific activity level was of (a) uranium and (b) plutonium in each air filter sample from the high volume air samplers deployed by the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston in (i) February, (ii) March and (iii) April 2011. [57242]

Peter Luff: I have been asked to reply.

The amount of uranium and plutonium in each air filter sample from the high volume air samplers deployed by the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston and other locations from January until 7-8 April 2011 (the latest date for which figures are available) is presented in the following tables. In all cases, these figures are significantly lower than would require notification to the Environment Agency and all variations in off-site and perimeter readings are due to variations in naturally occurring background radiation.

Table 1: High volume air sampler results, January to 7 April 2011; AWE Aldermaston site perimeter
UKAS Location Period (238) Pu + ((239+240)) Pu nBqm (-3) (air) Total Uranium nBqm (-3) (air) Dust Loading on Filter microgrammes/m (3)

N

R001H

16 December 2010 to 4 January 2011

<30

103 ± 21

3.60

N

 

4 January 2011 to 13 January 2011

<30

66 ± 25

5.07

N

 

13 January 2011 to 27 January 2011

<30

133 ± 25

6.95

N

 

27 January 2011 to 10 February 2011

<30

145 ± 40

10.45

N

 

10 February 2011 to 24 February 2011

<30

178 ± 28

8.42

N

 

24 February 2011 to 10 March 2011

<30

280 ± 38

12.35

N

 

10 March 2011 to 24 March 2011

<30

369 ± 41

12.35

N

 

24 March 2011 to 7 April 2011

<30

361 ± 53

 

N

R002H

16 December 2010 to 4 January 2011

<30

114 ± 24

5.13

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N

 

4 January 2011 to 13 January 2011

<30

<40

5.71

N

 

13 January 2011 to 27 January 2011

<30

196 ± 31

9.38

N

 

27 January 2011 to 10 February 2011

<30

162 ± 28

11.97

N

 

10 February 2011 to 24 February 2011

<30

181 ± 28

9.89

N

 

24 February 2011 to 10 March 2011

<30

142 ± 33

5.52

N

 

10 March 2011 to 24 March 2011

<30

171 ± 26

6.13

N

 

24 March 2011 to 7 April 2011

<30

264 ± 46

 

N

R004H

16 December 2010 to 4 January 2011

<30

46 ± 26

1.44

N

 

04 January 2011 to 13 January 2011

<30

<40

0.84

N

 

13 January 2011 to 27 January 2011

<30

<40

16.45

N

 

27 January 2011 to 10 February 2011

<30

<40

0.98

N

 

10 February 2011 to 24 February 2011

<30

<40

1.03

N

 

24 February 2011 to 10 March 2011

<30

51 ± 14

1.92

N

 

10 March 2011 to 24 March 2011

<30

<40

0.98

N

 

24 March 2011 to 7 April 2011

<30

289 ± 46

 

N

R006H

16 December 2010 to 4 January 2011

<30

115 ± 23

3.52

N

 

04 January 2011 to 13 January 2011

<30

62 ± 48

4.83

N

 

13 January 2011 to 27 January 2011

<30

117 ± 24

6.51

N

 

27 January 2011 to 10 February 2011

<30

129 ± 25

8.94

N

 

10 February 2011 to 24 February 2011

<30

142 ± 45

6.66

N

 

24 February 2011 to 10 March 2011

<30

399 ± 50

11.68

N

 

10 March 2011 to 24 March 2011

<30

346 ± 46

10.09

N

 

24 March 2011 to 7 April 2011

<30

288 ± 50

 

N

R007H

16 December 2010 to 4 January 2011

<30

174 ± 27

5.63

N

 

04 January 2011 to 13 January 2011

<30

88 ± 27

6.44

N

 

13 January 2011 to 27 January 2011

<30

269 ± 49

11.65

N

 

27 January 2011 to 10 February 2011

<30

427 ± 47

17.09

N

 

10 February 2011 to 24 February 2011

<30

267 ± 40

12.40

N

 

24 February 2011 to 10 March 2011

<30

744 ± 66

24.80

N

 

10 March 2011 to 24 March 2011

<30

1015 ± 73

25.15

N

 

24 March 2011 to 7 April 2011

<30

725 ± 70

 

N

R009H

16 December 2010 to 4 January 2011

<30

118 ± 23

4.71

N

 

04 January 2011 to 13 January 2011

<30

65 ± 42

6.83

N

 

13 January 2011 to 27 January 2011

<30

173 ± 29

8.82

N

 

27 January 2011 to 10 February 2011

<30

218 ± 36

12.25

N

 

10 February 2011 to 24 February 2011

<30

168 ± 30

8.63

N

 

24 February 2011 to 10 March 2011

<30

228 ± 38

7.72

N

 

10 March 2011 to 24 March 2011

<30

334 ± 56

12.01

N

 

24 March 2011 to 7 April 2011

<30

361 ± 53

 

N

R072H

16 December 2010 to 4 January 2011

<30

155 ± 23

5.04

N

 

04 January 2011 to 13 January 2011

<30

73 ± 25

6.44

N

 

13 January 2011 to 27 January 2011

<30

272 ± 35

8.60

N

 

27 January 2011 to 10 February 2011

<30

149 ± 27

10.30

N

 

10 February 2011 to 24 February 2011

<30

123 ± 28

8.10

N

 

24 February 2011 to 10 March 2011

<30

349 ± 38

13.11

N

 

10 March 2011 to 24 March 2011

<30

456 ± 55

13.49

N

 

24 March 2011 to 7 April 2011

<30

537 ± 63

 
Note: Uranium detected in all samples had a (238)U/(234)U ratio = 1, which indicated that the two isotopes were in equilibrium, implying a purely natural origin.
Table 2: High volume air sampler results, January to 7 April 2011; off-site locations
UKAS Location Period (238) Pu + ((239+240)) Pu nBqm (-3) (air) Total Uranium nBqm (-3) (air) Dust Loading on Filter microgrammes/m (3)

N

Hannington

16 December 2010 to 4 January 2011

<30

94 ± 26

1.91

N

 

04 January 2011 to 13 January 2011

<30

67 ± 22

4.33

N

 

13 January 2011 to 27 January 2011

<30

140 ± 40

6.75

9 Jun 2011 : Column 477W

9 Jun 2011 : Column 478W

N

 

27 January 2011 to 10 February 2011

<30

96 ± 21

7.34

N

 

10 February 2011 to 24 February 2011

<30

72 ± 29

2.82

N

 

24 February 2011 to 10 March 2011

<30

230 ± 41

10.60

N

 

10 March 2011 to 24 March 2011

<30

220 ± 32

4.14

N

 

24 March 2011 to 7 April 2011

<30

327 ± 45

 

N

Thatcham

16 December 2010 to 4 January 2011

<30

137 ± 26

4.84

N

 

04 January 2011 to 13 January 2011

<30

51 ± 44

5.10

N

 

13 January 2011 to 27 January 2011

<30

167 ± 28

7.25

N

 

27 January 2011 to 10 February 2011

<30

148 ± 28

7.71

N

 

10 February 2011 to 24 February 2011

<30

143 ± 27

7.14

N

 

24 February 2011 to 10 March 2011

<30

271 ± 35

11.86

N

 

10 March 2011 to 24 March 2011

<30

352 ± 43

13.19

N

 

24 March 2011 to 7 April 2011

<30

361 ± 49

 

N

Reading

16 December 2010 to 4 January 2011

<30

125 ± 24

5.03

N

 

04 January 2011 to 13 January 2011

<30

62 ± 24

5.40

N

 

13 January 2011 to 27 January 2011

<30

417 ± 42

9.00

N

 

27 January 2011 to 10 February 2011

<30

182 ± 30

9.77

N

 

10 February 2011 to 24 February 2011

<30

141 ± 25

7.26

N

 

24 February 2011 to 10 March 2011

<30

354 ± 40

15.19

N

 

10 March 2011 to 24 March 2011

<30

485 ± 49

17.75

N

 

24 March 2011 to 7 April 2011

<30

571 ± 71

 

N

Basingstoke

16 December 2010 to 4 January 2011

<30

114 ± 23

4.60

N

 

04 January 2011 to 13 January 2011

<30

52 ± 22

5.24

N

 

13 January 2011 to 27 January 2011

<30

144 ± 31

7.36

N

 

27 January 2011 to 10 February 2011

<30

140 ± 33

10.70

N

 

10 February 2011 to 24 February 2011

<30

103 ± 26

6.87

N

 

24 February 2011 to 10 March 2011

<30

269 ± 37

10.91

N

 

10 March 2011 to 24 March 2011

<30

256 ± 39

10.46

N

 

24 March 2011 to 7 April 2011

<30

310 ± 50

 

N

Tadley

16 December 2010 to 4 January 2011

<30

112 ± 26

3.75

N

 

04 January 2011 to 13 January 2011

<30

73 ± 27

5.72

N

 

13 January 2011 to 27 January 2011

<30

173 ± 28

8.82

N

 

27 January 2011 to 10 February 2011

<30

75 ± 21

3.41

N

 

10 February 2011 to 24 February 2011

<30

153 ± 39

11.14

N

 

24 February 2011 to 10 March 2011

<30

274 ± 43

11.93

N

 

10 March 2011 to 24 March 2011

<30

311 ± 53

12.37

N

 

24 March 2011 to 7 April 2011

<30

360 ± 49

 

N

Silchester

16 December 2010 to 4 January 2011

<30

140 ± 27

4.03

N

 

04 January 2011 to 13 January 2011

<30

<40

5.39

N

 

13 January 2011 to 27 January 2011

<30

193 ± 29

8.54

N

 

27 January 2011 to 10 February 2011

<30

179 ± 33

12.56

N

 

10 February 2011 to 24 February 2011

<30

107 ± 27

7.40

N

 

24 February 2011 to 10 March 2011

<30

305 ± 44

12.96

N

 

10 March 2011 to 24 March 2011

<30

373 ± 44

13.58

N

 

24 March 2011 to 7 April 2011

<30

709 ± 79

 

N

Mortimer

16 December 2010 to 4 January 2011

<30

<40

1.53

N

 

04 January 2011 to 13 January 2011

<30

<40

1.76

N

 

13 January 2011 to 27 January 2011

<30

<40

2.49

N

 

27 January 2011 to 10 February 2011

<30

45 ± 16

3.29

N

 

10 February 2011 to 24 February 2011

<30

54 ± 20

3.41

N

 

24 February 2011 to 10 March 2011

<30

324 ± 42

13.34

N

 

10 March 2011 to 24 March 2011

<30

474 ± 59

12.42

N

 

24 March 2011 to 7 April 2011

<30

265 ± 58

 

N

Aldermaston

16 December 2010 to 4 January 2011

<30

123 ± 21

4.13

9 Jun 2011 : Column 479W

9 Jun 2011 : Column 480W

N

 

04 January 2011 to 13 January 2011

<30

<40

4.92

N

 

13 January 2011 to 27 January 2011

<30

120 ± 23

6.95

N

 

27 January 2011 to 10 February 2011

<30

157 ± 29

9.67

N

 

10 February 2011 to 24 February 2011

<30

56 ± 22

6.69

N

 

24 February 2011 to 10 March 2011

<30

235 ± 37

10.23

N

 

10 March 2011 to 24 March 2011

<30

413 ± 59

13.44

N

 

24 March 2011 to 7 April 2011

<30

560 ± 77

 

N

AWE Burghfield

16 December 2010 to 4 January 2011

<30

145 ± 34

4.59

N

 

04 January 2011 to 13 January 2011

<30

139 ± 36

7.48

N

 

13 January 2011 to 27 January 2011

<30

204 ± 36

9.78

N

 

27 January 2011 to 10 February 2011

<30

492 ± 48

22.94

N

 

10 February 2011 to 24 February 2011

<30

494 ± 52

17.72

N

 

24 February 2011 to 10 March 2011

<30

1626 ± 104

48.39

N

 

10 March 2011 to 24 March 2011

<30

1540 ± 20117

44.01

N

 

24 March 2011 to 7 April 2011

<30

957 ± 76

 
Note: Uranium detected in all samples had a (238)U/(234)U ratio = 1, which indicated that the two isotopes were in equilibrium, implying a purely natural origin.
Table 3: High volume air sampler results, January to 8 April 202011; non regulatory—internal locations to AWE(A)
Location Period (238) Pu + ((239+240)) Pu nBqm (-3) (air) Total Uranium nBqm (-3) (air) Dust Loading on Filter microgrammes/m (3)

R003H WMG HVAS

17 December 10 to 5 January 2011

45 ± 8

58 ± 9

2.01

 

5 January 2011 to 14 January 2011

<30

<40

1.73

 

14 January 2011 to 28 January 2011

32 ± 18

87 ± 15

3.82

 

28 January 2011 to 11 February 2011

<30

<40

2.20

 

11 February 2011 to 25 February 2011

<30

<40

2.93

 

25 February 2011 to 11 March 2011

36 ± 9

58 ± 2011

2.73

 

11 March 2011 to 25 March 2011

58 ± 10

129 ± 17

4.72

 

25 March 2011 to 8 April 2011

40 ± 10

101 ± 17

 

R008H A Area

17 December 2010 to 5 January 2011

<30

<40

0.15

 

5 January 2011 to 14 January 2011

<30

<40

0.29

 

14 January 2011 to 28 January 2011

<30

<40

0.41

 

28 January 2011 to 11 February 2011

<30

<40

0.45

 

11 February 2011 to 25 February 2011

<30

<40

0.22

 

25 February 2011 to 11 March 2011

<30

<40

0.49

 

11 March 2011 to 25 March 2011

<30

<40

0.39

 

25 March 2011 to 8 April 2011

<30

<40

 

R010H Old WMG Portable HVAS

17 December 2010 to 5 January 2011

<30

<40

0.40

 

5 January 2011 to 14 January 2011

<30

<40

0.51

 

14 January 2011 to 28 January 2011

<30

<40

0.62

 

28 January 2011 to 11 February 2011

<30

<40

0.60

 

11 February 2011 to 25 February 2011

<30

<40

0.98

 

25 February 2011 to 11 March 2011

<30

<40

0.68

 

11 March 2011 to 25 March 2011

<30

<40

0.76

 

25 March 2011 to 8 April 2011

<30

<40

 

R012H A12K HVAS

17 December 2010 to 5 January 2011

<30

<40

0.39

 

5 January 2011 to 14 January 2011

<30

<40

0.96

 

14 January 2011 to 28 January 2011

<30

<40

0.67

 

28 January 2011 to 11 February 2011

<30

<40

1.25

 

11 February 2011 to 25 February 2011

<30

<40

0.43

 

25 February 2011 to 11 March 2011

<30

47 ± 13

1.87

 

11 March 2011 to 25 March 2011

<30

<40

0.96

 

25 March 2011 to 8 April 2011

<30

92 ± 17

 

9 Jun 2011 : Column 481W

9 Jun 2011 : Column 482W

R014H A12P HVAS

17 December 2010 to 5 January 2011

<30

86 ± 13

2.53

 

5 January 2011 to 14 January 2011

<30

<40

3.2011

 

14 January 2011 to 28 January 2011

<30

105 ± 20

4.42

 

28 January 2011 to 11 February 2011

<30

90 ± 21

6.13

 

11 February 2011 to 25 February 2011

<30

81 ± 27

4.53

 

25 February 2011 to 11 March 2011

<30

226 ± 27

8.41

 

11 March 2011 to 25 March 2011

<30

263 ± 25

8.2011

 

25 March 2011 to 8 April 2011

449 ± 41

205 ± 27

 

R037H A37 HVAS

17 December 2010 to 5 January 2011**

<30

60 ± 15

3.01

 

5 January 2011 to 14 January 2011

73 ± 37

<40

1.08

 

14 January 2011 to 28 January 2011

<30

156 ± 31

5.93

 

28 January 2011 to 11 February 2011

*520 ± 49

230 ± 40

10.19

 

11 February 2011 to 25 February 2011

56 ± 18

20117 ± 29

6.54

 

25 February 2011 to 11 March 2011**

44 ± 16

92 ± 19

7.49

 

11 March 2011 to 25 March 2011**

85 ± 24

280 ± 40

18.27

 

25 March 2011 to 8 April 2011

156544 ± 1302

101 ± 17

 

R045H A45 HVAS

17 December 2010 to 5 January 2011

<30

141 ± 21

3.95

 

5 January 2011 to 14 January 2011

<30

79 ± 25

4.84

 

14 January 2011 to 28 January 2011

<30

150 ± 27

6.94

 

28 January 2011 to 11 February 2011

<30

20119 ± 22

8.35

 

11 February 2011 to 25 February 2011

<30

101 ± 24

7.05

 

25 February 2011 to 11 March 2011

<30

232 ± 35

9.06

 

11 March 2011 to 25 March 2011

<30

343 ± 40

8.76

 

25 March 2011 to 8 April 2011

<30

331 ± 37

 
* Denotes, plutonium result exceeded the AWE internal action/advisory limit of 500 nBq/m(-3) Pu. ** Denotes two HVAS results combined. R037H filter was collected weekly for three collections and the values shown in this report are the combined result based on a weighted average. A weekly breakdown of results along with the method used to combine the values can be made available on request. Notes: 1. Uranium detected in the sample collected from A45 (R045H) on 11 February 2011 had a (238)U/(234)U ratio = <1, which indicated that the two isotopes were not in equilibrium. This implies the trace presence of uranium due to AWE’s discharges in addition to uranium already present naturally. 2. Uranium detected in all other samples had a (238)U/(234)U ratio = 1, which indicated that the two isotopes were in equilibrium, implying a purely natural origin.