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Mr. Hancock: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) private sector and (b) public sector enterprises are eligible to pay the climate change levy in the Portsmouth, South constituency; and if he will make a statement. 
John Healey: Since January 2001, 16 of the 480 oral questions tabled to Treasury Ministers have been transferred, in each case because they were more appropriate to other Departments. The breakdown sought by the hon. Gentleman is as follows:
|Date of oral questions||Number transferred|
|25 January 2001|||
|1 March 2001|||
|29 March 2001||1|
|10 May 2001|||
|19 July 2001||1|
|8 November 2001||5|
|6 December 2001||2|
|24 January 2002||2|
|28 February 2002||1|
|11 April 2002||1|
|9 May 2002|||
|20 June 2002||3|
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John Healey: To detect misuse of red diesel Customs are increasingly moving to risk-assessed inspections made at premises. Roadside checks of vehicles tend to be less targeted and in some cases have a random element.
I therefore refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Edinburgh, West (John Barrett) on 20 June 2002, Official Report, column 516W, concerning the number of roadside tests conducted.
Dawn Primarolo: I am pleased to tell the House that the Tax Law Rewrite project will soon reach another major milestone. The Inland Revenue will shortly publish the project's second draft Bill, on employment income, pensions and taxable social security benefits, for a final round of consultation. The Bill will be ready for introduction in Parliament by the end of the year.
Earlier versions of this rewritten legislation have been extensively revised in the light of comments and suggestions from tax professionals and other interested parties. This continuous dialogue between the project team and business interests, tax practitioners, the legal profession and Inland Revenue specialists is a key feature contributing to the success of the project.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his answer of 7 May 2002, Official Report, column 33W, on the Community Development Venture Fund, if he will place in the Library the performance indicators and targets that will be used for Bridges Community Ventures to measure performance. 
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The Government, along with the other investors in this pilot Fund, expects the Fund to achieve social, as well as investment, returns. An independent specialist will be engaged to evaluate social impact and assess the Fund's performance in helping achieve:-
Creation of good jobs in fast growing businesses
Developing entrepreneurial role models and,
Encouraging others in the venture capital supply market to spread their investments into the more deprived areas.
The Community Development Venture Fund (CDVF) is not a Government administered or contracted out Fund, so (a) and (b) do not apply. I also refer the hon. Member to parliamentary question No. 61674 answered today.
It is a private sector initiative led by Sir Ronald Cohen, in his pro bono role as chairman of the Social Investment Task Force. In order to ensure that public investment in the Fund represents good value for money in promoting the Government's objective of boosting entrepreneurial business in disadvantaged communities, agreement was negotiated based on its experience with the Regional Venture Capital Funds.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his answer of 7 May 2002, Official Report, column 33W, on the Community Development Venture Capital Fund, if he will list (a) public and (b) private investors in Bridges Community Ventures. 
Reuters; Royal Bank of Scotland; Schroder Salomon Smith Barney (partners in Citigroup);
West Midlands Pension Fund; Sir Ronald Cohen and Tom Singh.
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Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his answer of 7 May 2002, Official Report, column 33W, on the Community Development Venture Fund, if he will place in the Library the invitation to tender for the Community Development Venture Fund; and if he will make a statement on how the information was made available. 
The Community Development Venture Fund (CDVF) is not a Government fund but a private sector led venture capital initiative, in which the Government are an investor alongside other private sector investors. As such, the issue of invitation to tender does not arise in this case.
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Mr. Willetts: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Tooting (Mr. Cox) of 10 May 2002, Official Report, column 396W, on income tax, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of pensioners paid income tax in each year since 1992 broken down into figures for each tax bracket. 
|Number of pensioners paying tax at lower(7) rate (000s)||Percentage of all pensioners(8)||Number of pensioners paying tax at starting(9) rate (000s)||Percentage of all pensioners(8)||Number of pensioners paying tax at 'savers' rate(10) (000s)||Percentage of all pensioners(8)||Number of pensioners paying tax at basic rate(11) (000s)||Percentage of all pensioners(8)||Number of pensioners paying tax at higher rate(12) (000s)||Percentage of all pensioners(8)|
(7) From 199394 until 199899 a number of taxpayers with taxable income in excess of the lower rate limit only paid tax at the lower rate. This was because it was only their dividend income and (from 199697) their savings income which took their taxable income above the lower rate limit, and such income was chargeable to tax at the lower rate and not the basic rate.
(8) Source: Government Actuary's Department.
(9) In 19992000 the starting rate replaced the lower rate. Taxpayers with a marginal rate at the 10 per cent. starting rate from an extra £1 of earnings.
(10) Taxpayers with a marginal rate at the 20 per cent. lower rate for savings income or the 10 per cent. ordinary dividend rate from an extra £1 of earnings. Before 19992000 these people would have been classified as lower rate taxpayers.
(11) Taxpayers with a marginal rate at the basic rate from an extra £1 of earnings.
(12) Taxpayers with taxable income above the higher rate threshold.
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