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Ms Hewitt [holding answer 11 July 2000]: We will be publishing the first annual report in September, one year after the firstname.lastname@example.org report was published. This will allow us to set out in more detail the Government's plans for taking forward the e-commerce
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Mr. Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the armaments sales and transfer agreements involving Her Majesty's Government under the category of Government to Government in the last year for which figures are available, identifying separately those to which commission payments apply; what the accountability arrangements are for each agreement; and if he will make a statement. 
The UK's main Government to Government supply agreements were described in Part III of the 1998 Annual Report on Strategic Export Controls a copy of which was placed in the Library of the House. Table 8 of the report provided details of major equipment transferred between 1 January and 31 December 1998 by the Ministry's Disposal Sales Agency under this type of agreement. However, after publication, the Table was found to contain inaccuracies. It included details of two Jetstream aircraft for Uruguay which were not transferred until January 1999 and will therefore appear in the next Annual Report. The two entries for Brazil were also incorrect and should be consolidated into a one line entry for four River Class Patrol Minesweepers. The table also included details of the transfer of Harrier aircraft for India which were not handled under Government to Government arrangements.
|Brazil||River Class Patrol Minesweepers||4|
|Uruguay||Wessex HC Mk2 Helicopters||5|
Mr. Matthew Taylor: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his letter of 25 May concerning the effect of the minimum wage on household incomes of different income deciles, what estimate he has made of the gross gain for each decile of households; and if he will make a statement. 
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It should be viewed as part of a comprehensive and coherent strategy to tackle poverty and encourage work--a strategy that combines targeted in-work tax credits with a minimum wage that is set at a prudent level.
|Average gross increase in earnings for households affected by NMW|
|Decile||Percentage of households gaining from NMW||Distribution of affected households||Absolute (£ per week)||Percentage|
Dr. Whitehead: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the national tax forgone on landfill is represented by money actually set aside by environmental tests for allocation to environmental bodies since the start of the scheme. 
Mr. Timms: From the introduction of the tax on 1 October 1996 to 30 April 2000 the maximum potential tax credit that could be claimed under the environmental bodies credit scheme equates to £305 million. Tax credits for the same period amount to approximately £224 million which represents 73 per cent. of the potential tax claimable. This percentage has been rising each year.
Dr. Whitehead: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the 10 per cent. contribution to tax forgone required from landfill operators has been contributed by the operators themselves. 
Dr. Whitehead: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of landfill operators eligible to establish environmental trusts to administer tax forgone under the terms of the landfill levy have actually done so. 
Mr. Timms: The Landfill Tax regulations 1996 require that all environmental bodies are independent of landfill operators. There are 850 landfill operators registered for landfill tax. Of these, 494 or 58 per cent. have made contributions to environmental bodies under the scheme.
Dr. Whitehead: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the total amount of tax forgone set aside by environmental trusts for allocation to environmental bodies under the terms of the landfill levy has so far been allocated. 
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Dr. Whitehead: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the total sums of tax forgone so far allocated by environmental bodies under the terms of the landfill levy have been allocated to recycling. 
Mr. Timms: From the introduction of the tax on 1 October 1996 to 31 December 1999, 11 per cent. of expenditure has been on recycling. In addition, some spending on education and on research and development has been related to recycling.
Dr. Whitehead: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the total tax requirement including notional tax forgone arising from the landfill levy is represented by the money set aside by environmental trusts for allocation to environmental bodies since the scheme began. 
Mr. Timms: From the introduction of the tax on 1 October 1996 to 30 April 2000 credits have been subject to an overall cap of 20 per cent. of annual tax liability. Tax credits claimed have amounted to around 15 per cent. of the total tax revenue. This figure has been rising year on year--of a theoretical maximum of 20 per cent., in 1999-2000 the actual credits claimed were around 18 per cent.
Mr. McAllion: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Dundee-based projects and organisations have benefited from landfill tax credits in each year since the introduction of the tax; and if he will list them. 
Mr. Timms: Data from Entrust, the regulator of the environmental bodies credit scheme, show that there are two environmental bodies with registered addresses in Dundee which have received funding from the landfill tax credit scheme since it started in October 1996. These are Dundee Waste and Environment Trust and University of Dundee Concrete Technology Unit.
There are five active or completed projects recorded as being carried out by Dundee Waste and Environment Trust. These are Mezieshill garden project; Baldragon Wood Wildlife Project; Restoration of Murroes and Tealing Parish Church; creation of public parks and amenities from derelict land in Dundee; and Lime System Development Project. The University of Dundee Concrete Technology Unit has received funding and has registered seven projects.
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