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Mr. Bercow: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tax forms have been sent to pensioners in (a) this financial year and (b) 200001; how many forms have been incorrectly sent; and what is the estimated cost of sending one million tax forms. 
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the reduction in income tax liability has been as a result of the introduction of independent taxation over the last 12 years for (a) higher rate taxpayers, (b) basic rate taxpayers and (c) the bottom 10 per cent. of earners. 
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many divorced and separated partners there are where the partner in receipt of maintenance payments has an income that falls below the tax threshold and where the partner making the payments pays tax at the (a) basic rate and (b) higher rate; and what the total amount was of tax relief at present granted on maintenance payments made by separated or divorced partners at basic rates and higher rates. 
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Mr. Edward Davey: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total cost of administering the national insurance contributions system in (a) 1980, (b) 1990, (c) 2000 and (d) 200001 in (i) current prices and (ii) historic prices, broken down by (A) the cost of collecting contributions, (B) the cost of paying contributory benefits and pensions and (C) all other costs of recording and administering the national insurance system. 
Dawn Primarolo: I refer the hon. Member to "Inland Revenue Statistics" table 2.1, a copy of which is available in the Library of the House. The latest version can be accessed on the Inland Revenue website www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/stats/income_tax/it_t011.htm.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tax units will be on incomes, including unearned income, in excess of (a) £30,000 (b) £50,000, (c) £75,000 and (d) £100,000 in 200102. 
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Mr. Bercow: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will provide an estimate of the number of those who will pay income tax in 200102; and how many people paid income tax in each of the last four years. 
Dawn Primarolo: I refer the hon. Member to Table 2.1 of Inland Revenue Statistics. The latest version can be accessed on the Inland Revenue website http:// www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/stats/income_tax/it_t011.htm.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the planned expenditure on transport as a percentage of gross domestic product in (a) 200102, (b) 200203 and (c) 200304. 
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Mr. Bercow: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if the Government adhere to the national accounts definitions of capital and current expenditure except in respect of the treatment of depreciation; 
Mr. Andrew Smith: The Government's fiscal rules are defined in terms of statistics from national accounts. Performance against the golden rule is measured against the surplus on the current budget which is equal to public sector current receipts less public sector current expenditure including depreciation, all as measured in national accounts. Total managed expenditure (TME)the Government's measure of total public expenditureis public sector current expenditure plus capital expenditure as recorded in national accounts.
At present for national accounts, ONS estimate depreciation for the whole of Government using an economic model. As part of the introduction of resource accounting, each central Government Department now calculates its own depreciation directly. ONS plan to start using this new data source for most of central Government in national accounts later this year.
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