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Licensing Bill

Mr. Dobson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether a condition laid down in an existing planning consent would be superseded automatically by a permission given under the licensing regime proposed in the Licensing Bill before the House of Lords. [85565]

Dr. Howells: No. The planning and licensing regimes are entirely separate and one cannot supersede the other.

Official Travel

Mr. Chope: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the total expenditure of (a) her Department and (b) its agencies was on official travelling in 2001–02. [84792]

Dr. Howells [holding answer 3 December 2002]: DCMS expenditure for travelling and subsistence for 2001–2002 was #752,860. In addition, expenditure by the Royal Parks Agency was #26,015.

Since 1999, the Government has published an annual list of all visits overseas undertaken by Cabinet Ministers costing #500 or more during each financial year. The Government has also published on an annual basis the cost of all Ministers' visits overseas. Details of travel undertaken during the period 1 April 2001 to 31 March 2002 were published on 24 July 2002 (Official Report, columns 1374–1375W). The cost of Ministers' visits overseas for 2002–03 will be published as soon as possible after the end of the current financial year. Copies of the lists are available in the Libraries of both Houses.

All travel is undertaken fully in accordance with the rules set out in the Ministerial Code and Travel by Ministers, copies of which are available in the Libraries of both Houses.

Wembley Stadium

Rob Marris: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the Government's policy is on (a) giving, (b) loaning and (c) underwriting funding for Wembley Stadium additional to that set out in the final report of the English National Stadium Review. [86272]

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Mr. Caborn: As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State made clear in response to a question from her right hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Gorton (Mr. Kaufman), following her statement on the National Stadium on 23 May, Official Report, column 406, there will be no further public money invested in the National Stadium project beyond that already announced; #120 million from the Sports Lottery Fund, #21 million from the London Development Agency and #20 million from

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this Department for non-stadium infrastructure. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport also set out in reply to a question from his hon. Friend the Member for Brent, North (Mr. Gardiner) on 19 March, Official Report, column 238W, that a further #7 million from his transport provision would be earmarked towards improvements to Wembley Park tube station which would be matched by a similar sum from the Mayor of London for the same purpose.

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Alcohol Sales

Mr. O'Hara: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the projected volume of (a) sales and (b) tax revenue is from high strength lagers for the 12 months since the 2002 Budget. [85399]

John Healey: The information requested is not available. HM Customs and Excise do not project the volume of sales or revenue from any particular category of beer.

Mr. O'Hara: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the volume of (a) sales and (b) tax revenue was from high strength lagers in each year from 1988 to 2001. [85400]

John Healey: The information requested is not available. HM Customs and Excise does not record volumes or tax revenue for any particular category of beer. Figures are only available for the total of beer and cider. These are available in the HM Customs and Excise Beer and Cider Factsheet, a copy of which is available in the Library of the House.

The following table shows clearances and receipts of coolers and spirits as published in the Wine Factsheet and Spirits Factsheet respectively:

Clearances and receipts of coolers and spirits

YearVolume Xcoolers" thousand hectolitres of productVolume spirits thousand hectolitres of pure alcohol(12)Receipts (a) Xcoolers" # millionReceipts spirits # million

(12) Before 1991–92 receipts for Xcoolers" were included with made-wine.

Mr. O'Hara: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the projected volume of (a) sales and (b) tax revenue is from (i) spirit-based alcoholic beverages and (ii) non-spirit based alcoholic beverages in the 12 months following the 2002 Budget. [85401]

John Healey: Not all of the information requested is available. Customs and Excise do not project the volume of 'sales'.

Information on projected total duty receipts from spirits can be found inTable B12 of the Pre-Budget Report, November 2002 (HM Treasury Cm 5664). The projection for 2002–03 is #2.2 billion.

Information on projected total duty from non-spirit based beverages is also in Table B12. The projection for 2002–03 for wine is #1.9 billion and beer and cider is #3.1 billion.

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Mr. O'Hara: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the volume of (a) sales and (b) tax revenue was from spirit-based (i) ready to drink and (ii) alcoholic beverages in each year from 1988 to 2001. [85402]

John Healey: The precise information requested is not available. Until Budget 2002 wine and spirit-based products with an alcohol content below 5.5 per cent. referred to in the hon. Member's question as Xready to drink", were dutied at the same rate and classified as made-wines. These products are also referred to as Xcoolers". Data on volumes of UK duty paid Xcoolers" and receipts can be found on page 1 of the HM Customs and Excise Wine factsheet, a copy of which is available in the Library of the House. The data includes volumes from wine and spirit-based Xcoolers".

Data on volumes of UK duty paid spirits and receipts can also be found on the factsheet. The figures do not include spirit-based Xcoolers"

Child Care Tax Credit

Mr. Kirkwood: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people receive the child care tax credit in the Scottish Borders. [85699]

Dawn Primarolo: I refer the hon. Member to my answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Jarrow (Mr. Hepburn), on 16 January 2002, Official Report, column 293W.

Corporation Tax

Mr. Howard: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to table B11 of the Pre-Budget Report November 2002 (Cm 5664), on what basis he is forecasting a rise in corporation tax receipts as a proportion of GDP between 2002–03 and 2006–07. [85544]

Ruth Kelly [holding answer 5 December 2002]: Details on assumptions underlying the projection for corporation tax receipts are given in paragraphs B45 and B46 of the Pre-Budget Report.

Council Tax

Mr. Howard: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to Table B12 of the pre-Budget report November 2002 (Cm 5664), on what basis he is forecasting a further 7.2 per cent. rise in council tax receipts in 2003–04; and what measures he intends to take to achieve this rise. [85543]

Ruth Kelly [holding answer 5 December 2002]: The Government do not set a target for increases in council tax receipts. Council tax rates are a matter for local authorities to set in consultation with their electorates. In line with this the Government do not operate a system of crude and universal pre-announced capping. The Government's approach was laid out in a note to the Treasury Select Committee on 19 November 2002.

The 2002 Spending Review gave local government a substantial three year grant increase, amounting to an average real increase of 3.9 per cent. per annum. This should allow authorities to deliver high quality public services without excessive council tax increases.

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As in previous years the figure for council tax receipts presented in the pre-Budget report is for the United Kingdom as a whole; projections for future years are based on assumptions about changes in the council tax rate, the taxbase, the collection rate and council tax benefit payments.

Earnings Statistics

Mr. Moore: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what percentage of full-time workers in (a) Scotland, (b) each of the unitary local authority areas in Scotland and (c) Great Britain earn less than (i) #302.12 per week, (ii) #277.24 per week, (iii) #203.85 per week and (iv) #155.39 per week in gross pay (A) including and (B) excluding overtime, in the categories (1) male manual, (2) male non-manual, (3) all male workers, (4) female manual, (5) female non-manual, (6) all female workers, (7) all manual, (8) non-manual and (9) all workers; [86276]

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Ruth Kelly: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from L. Cook to Mr. Michael Moore, dated 9 December 2002:

New Earnings Survey, April 2002—Full time employees on adult rates whose pay for the survey pay period was unaffected by absence—Gross Average Weekly Earnings, Excluding Overtime

Percentage of employees with gross weekly earnings
< 302.12< 277.24< 203.85< 155.39
Non-Manual Male EmployeesGreat Britain18.614.33.80.5
Manual Male Employees49.
All Male Employees30.823.86.40.7
Non-Manual Female Employees39.632.09.71.3
Manual Female Employees83.476.241.28.2
All Female Employees45.838.214.12.3
All Non-Manual Employees28.322.56.60.9
All Manual Employees55.244.815.62.2
All Employees36.429.29.31.3
Non-Manual Male EmployeesScotland21.417.24.70.4
Manual Male Employees54.943.711.51.4
All Male Employees35.628.47.60.8
Non-Manual Female Employees43.935.29.71.2
Manual Female Employees87.
All Female Employees50.241.814.92.2
All Non-Manual Employees32.926.37.30.8
All Manual Employees61.250.818.02.8
All Employees41.633.910.61.4
Non-Manual Male EmployeesAberdeen City13.9(13)(13)(13)
Edinburgh, City of18.915.64.7(13)
Glasgow City26.421.86.7(13)
North Lanarkshire24.819.3(13)(13)
Manual Male EmployeesAberdeen City52.141.4(13)(13)
Scottish Borders, The73.9(13)(13)(13)
Dumfries and Galloway59.455.1(13)(13)
Dundee City48.6(13)(13)(13)
Edinburgh, City of57.646.814.0(13)
Glasgow City52.142.210.2(13)
North Ayrshire63.055.6(13)(13)
North Lanarkshire57.144.6(13)(13)
Perth and Kinross56.3(13)(13)(13)
South Ayrshire52.6(13)(13)(13)
South Lanarkshire50.040.0(13)(13)
West Lothian40.6(13)(13)(13)
All Male EmployeesAberdeen City26.920.87.5(13)
Dumfries and Galloway41.137.2(13)(13)
Dundee City32.527.4(13)(13)
Edinburgh, City of29.924.47.4(13)
Glasgow City35.929.38.0(13)
North Ayrshire39.432.3(13)(13)
North Lanarkshire39.831.0(13)(13)
Perth and Kinross42.331.7(13)(13)
South Ayrshire34.928.6(13)(13)
South Lanarkshire32.024.3(13)(13)
West Lothian32.123.8(13)(13)
Non-Manual Female EmployeesAberdeen City34.925.5(13)(13)
Dundee City43.237.1(13)(13)
Edinburgh, City of37.728.16.3(13)
Glasgow City45.233.28.7(13)
North Lanarkshire44.238.1(13)(13)
Perth and Kinross52.642.3(13)(13)
South Lanarkshire44.736.0(13)(13)
West Lothian42.9(13)(13)(13)
Manual Female EmployeesEdinburgh, City of75.065.4(13)(13)
Glasgow City78.973.748.7(13)
South Lanarkshire84.278.9(13)(13)
All Female EmployeesAberdeen City41.432.713.7(13)
Dundee City49.742.6(13)(13)
Edinburgh, City of40.731.18.3(13)
Glasgow City48.737.312.8(13)
North Lanarkshire50.745.4(13)(13)
Perth and Kinross57.848.9(13)(13)
South Ayrshire44.840.2(13)(13)
South Lanarkshire52.744.7(13)(13)
West Dunbartonshire62.0(13)(13)(13)
West Lothian47.735.1(13)(13)
All Non-Manual EmployeesAberdeen City23.617.3(13)(13)
Dumfries and Galloway34.730.6(13)(13)
Dundee City33.329.0(13)(13)
Edinburgh, City of27.921.65.5(13)
Glasgow City36.227.87.8(13)
North Ayrshire31.3(13)(13)(13)
North Lanarkshire33.928.2(13)(13)
Perth and Kinross41.632.8(13)(13)
South Ayrshire31.127.0(13)(13)
South Lanarkshire31.223.9(13)(13)
West Lothian32.625.8(13)(13)
All Manual EmployeesAberdeen City59.550.023.2(13)
Scottish Borders, The82.671.0(13)(13)
Dumfries and Galloway65.961.2(13)(13)
Dundee City57.747.4(13)(13)
East Ayrshire63.5(13)(13)(13)
East Lothian67.4(13)(13)(13)
Edinburgh, City of60.650.016.9(13)
Glasgow City56.947.817.0(13)
North Ayrshire68.159.4(13)(13)
North Lanarkshire62.251.2(13)(13)
Perth and Kinross61.850.0(13)(13)
South Ayrshire56.947.7(13)(13)
South Lanarkshire58.249.4(13)(13)
West Lothian45.231.0(13)(13)
All EmployeesAberdeen City32.525.49.9(13)
Argyll and Bute42.038.5(13)(13)
Scottish Borders, The58.552.319.9(13)
Dumfries and Galloway47.643.214.6(13)
Dundee City40.134.110.2(13)
East Lothian41.732.3(13)(13)
Edinburgh, City of34.427.27.8(13)
Glasgow City41.432.810.1(13)
North Ayrshire46.738.2(13)(13)
North Lanarkshire43.736.18.0(13)
Perth and Kinross48.839.0(13)(13)
South Ayrshire39.033.3(13)(13)
South Lanarkshire40.332.48.7(13)
West Lothian37.828.0(13)(13)

(13) Denotes the data has been suppressed in line with NES publication criteria.


Where an authority does not appear the data has been suppressed.

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