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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

Ministerial Corrections

Friday 27 February 2009

Innovation, Universities and Skills

Departmental Pay

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what bonuses were paid by his Department in 2007-08; to which members of staff; and for what purposes.

[Official Report, 11 December 2008, Vol. 485, c. 283W.]

Letter of correction from Sion Simon:

An error has been identified in the answer given to the right hon. and learned Member for Devizes (Mr. Ancram) on 11 December 2008. The percentage given in the answer was incorrect.

The correct information is as follows: (240786)

Non-consolidated bonuses paid in the Department were paid to 25 per cent. of all staff in 2007/08. Bonuses are judged on delivery of agreed objectives and behaviours.

Communities and Local Government

Fires

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many electrical fires have occurred in newly rewired or newly built properties in England in each of the last five years.

[Official Report, 14 January 2009, Vol. 486, c. 772W.]

Letter of correction from Sadiq Khan:

Errors have been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Eastleigh (Chris Huhne) on 14 January 2009. The figures given for England for the total number of fires started by electrics for the years 2003-07 were incorrect. The correct figures and a breakdown between non-electrical and electrical sources of ignition have been provided in the revised answer.

The correct answer is as follows:

Fires in buildings by source of ignition, England, 2003-071

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Country and source of ignition

England

84,802

79,500

75,983

72,451

67,882

Non-electrical

69,576

63,454

60,221

56,671

52,637

Electrical

15,226

16,046

15,762

15,780

15,245

Cooking appliances

1,386

1,441

1,485

1,502

1,419

Electric space heater

140

136

126

155

190

Plugs

56

55

76

96

81

Sockets and switches

308

316

362

371

387

Leads to appliances

495

523

434

429

380

Wire and cable

3,276

3,761

3,729

3,914

3,713

Washing machine

1,075

1,028

992

910

815

Dishwasher

443

427

370

351

381

Refrigerator

628

687

633

559

565

Tumble and spin driers

853

1,021

999

886

1,005

Lighting

2,417

2,788

2,784

2,780

2,655

Blanket or bedwarmer

252

181

165

133

111

Television

425

524

455

419

438

Iron

60

39

77

85

100

AV, VDU or computer

246

271

243

247

232

Other electrical

3,166

2,848

2,832

2,943

2,773

1Data for 2007 are provisional and subject to change.

(247115)