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Clive Efford: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the income was for each local authority in London in each of the last five years from (a) parking meters, (b) car park charges, and (c) parking enforcement notices. 
Mr. Leslie: It is not possible to separately identify the income from parking meters, car park charges and parking enforcement notices. The total income reported by local authorities in the years 199697 to 200001 is presented in the table.
|City of London||10,948||11,082||12,702||12,815||12,213|
|Inner London boroughs|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||9,313||11,043||13,194||14,633||21,815|
|Kensington and Chelsea||22,756||24,820||25,946||30,434||30,836|
|Total inner London boroughs||166,688||190,363||177,248||211,914||225,482|
|Outer London boroughs|
|Barking and Degenham||863||932||935||1,010||990|
|Kingston upon Thames||4,450||4,398||4,775||5,295||6,193|
|Richmond upon Thames||5,039||5,963||5,561||6,330||7,076|
|Total outer London boroughs||61,624||68,631||74,872||87,028||98,795|
Revenue Summary Returns
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Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many public service agreements have been entered into with local authorities covering the Chesham and Amersham constituency; and if he will make a statement. 
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Mr. Leslie: The Government have entered into one local public service agreement covering the Chesham and Amersham constituency. This agreement is with Buckinghamshire county council, with the four district councils in Buckinghamshire being joint signatories to the agreement. The text of this agreement can be found at http://www.local-regions.odpm.gov.uk/lpsa/2001/full.htm
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Mr. Chope: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many car parking spaces are available to (a) employees of his Department and (b) visitors to his Department within the proposed Central London Road User Charging Zone. 
Mr. Chope: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the estimated cost is to his Department of the Central London Road User Charging Scheme for (a) 17 February 2003 to 31 March 2003, and 1 April 2003 to 31 March 2004. 
Mr. Alexander: Any additional costs to my Department as a result of the congestion charging scheme will be just one element within wider costs which have to be met from budgets for official travelling and other costs.
Mr. Alexander: All civil servants are responsible for payment of their own every day home to office travel costs. The introduction of a Central London Road User charge will not affect this basic condition of service.
Mr. Heald: To ask the Prime Minister whether the Lord Chancellor is entitled to be a member of (a) the Judicial Pensions Scheme and (b) the Ministerial Pensions Scheme; and if he will make a statement as to how the two schemes inter-relate in respect of the Lord Chancellor. 
The Prime Minister: The Judicial Pensions Act 1981 provides lump sum benefits for the Lord Chancellor on leaving office or in the event of the Lord Chancellor's death in service, and also provides for pensions for his dependants.
There is no Ministerial Pension Scheme. The Parliamentary Pension Scheme provides pension benefits to Members of Parliament, Ministers and Officeholders. The Lord Chancellor is not entitled to membership of this scheme.
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However, definitions are needed to target programmes for urban and rural areas and for statistical purposes. In these cases, urban is defined as 'built-up settlements with a minimum population of 1,000 and a minimum land area of 20 hectares'. And the Countryside Agency has an existing methodology for defining rural areas; work is currently under way across Departments to refine that methodology.
Mr. Chope: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many car parking spaces are available to (a) employees of her Department and (b) visitors to her Department within the proposed entral London road user charging zone. 
Mrs. Liddell: My department has no employee or visitors car parking spaces within the proposed central London charging zone. Scotland Office ministerial drivers have access to Whitehall parking permits as do any employees requiring these for essential business use.
Mrs. Liddell: All civil servants are responsible for payment of their own everyday home to office travel costs. The introduction of a central London road user charge will not affect this basic condition of service.
Mr. Chope: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the estimated cost is to her Department of the central London road user charging scheme for (a) 17 February 2003 to 31 March 2003, and (b) 1 April 2003 to 31 March 2004. 
Mr. Chope: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many car parking spaces are available to (a) employees of her Department and (b) visitors to her Department within the proposed Central London Road User Charging Zone. 
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Ms Rosie Winterton: The Lord Chancellor's Department has (a) a total of 48 bays available to its employees, and (b) one space permanently allocated to visitors within the Central London Road User Charging Zone.
Mr. Chope: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the estimated cost is to her Department of the Central London Road User Charging Scheme for (a) 17 February 2003 to 31 March 2003, and (b) 1 April 2003 to 31 March 2004. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The Lord Chancellor's Department estimates, based on average usage of departmental pool cars, that the figures for (a) 17 February 2003 to 31 March 2002 will be #620 and (b) 1 April 2003 to 31 March 2004 would be #4,800.
Mr. Chope: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the policy is of her Department in relation to the reimbursement of Central London road user charges incurred by its employees. 
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