§ John Barrett
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many and what percentage of staff in his Department contribute to a charity through the Give As You Earn scheme; how much money is donated to charity per month by staff in his Department through the scheme; and what steps he is taking to encourage greater participation in the scheme by staff in his Department. 
§ Yvette Cooper
The latest available data for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's payroll are for November 2003. In this month 261 staff donated £4,962.46 to 'Give As You Earn' (GAYE) out of a total headcount of 2,385 staff. This means that the percentage of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's staff making donations in this manner currently stands at 10.95 per cent.—the target rate is 10 per cent.
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister recognises the importance in continuing to raise awareness among its staff and intends carry out a promotion campaign and to integrate promotion of this scheme in our induction materials.