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Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the instances of borrowing by private organisations since 199798 on which the Government have given a guarantee of any form; and what the amounts concerned were in each case. 
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Mr. Boateng: All of the Government's contingent liabilities, including guarantees, which meet the reporting criteria set out in "Government Accounting chapter 26" will have been set out in annual Supplementary Statements to the Consolidated Fund and National Loans Fund accounts.
In addition, Departments' resource accounts prepared since 19992000 accounted for probable contingent liabilities in line with the relevant accounting standard. Thus they include those liabilities which are probable but which are not reportable to Parliament. From 200203, Departments have also had to disclose remote contingent liabilities where they meet the reporting criteria set out in "Government Accounting", as well as following FRS12.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what plans he has to assess the proportion of private sector employees who received computers as a result of employer-provided home computer initiatives in each year since 1997; 
Dawn Primarolo: The Office for National Statistics have included extra questions in their quarterly internet access survey to assess consumer awareness and take up of Home Computing Initiatives (HCI) which use the annual tax exemption on loaned computers. Industry partners are also conducting tracking which the Office of the e-Envoy and the Department of Trade and Industry will use as part of their overall assessment. The impact of HCI schemes on levels of home computer penetration and internet access will also be monitored on an ongoing basis.
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Dawn Primarolo: Receipts of Inheritance Tax (including Capital Transfer Tax where appropriate) for 198384 to 200203 are published in Table 1.2 of Inland Revenue Statistics at the following website: www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/stats/tax receipts.
|Rates of tax40%|
|15 March 1988 to 5 April 1989||110|
|6 April 1989 to 5 April 1990||118|
|6 April 1990 to 5 April 1991||128|
|6 April 1991 to 9 March 1992||140|
|10 March 1992 to 5 April 1995||150|
|6 April 1995 to 5 April 1996||154|
|6 April 1996 to 5 April 1997||200|
|6 April 1997 to 5 April 1998||215|
|6 April 1998 to 5 April 1999||223|
|6 April 1999 to 5 April 2000||231|
|6 April 2000 to 5 April 2001||234|
|6 April 2001 to 5 April 2002||242|
|6 April 2002 to 5 April 2003||250|
|From 6 April 2003||255|
Prior to 198889, different rates of tax were charged in respect of multiple thresholds. Details of all chargeable tax bands relating to Inheritance Tax and its predecessors from November 1974 to March 1988 are given in Appendix A.6, page 99, of Inland Revenue Statistics 1987, a copy of which is available in the Library.
Mr. Gray: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his answer of 30 January 2004, Official Report, columns 56970W, what the names were in each case of the individuals forming the Inland Revenue team which met, as part of the market making exercise for Project Aspire, with (a) EDS, (b) IBM, (c) CGEY, (d) CSC, (e) Accenture, (f) Fujitsu Services, (g) CMG Logica and (h) PWC Consulting. 
Dawn Primarolo: John Yard, the Director of Business Services; Don Brown, the Aspire Project Director and Ian Pretty, Head of Aspire Stakeholder Relations formed the Inland Revenue team which met with EDS, IBM, CGEY, CSC, Accenture, Fujitsu Services, CMG Logica and PWC Consulting.
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Maklouf, former Director of Inland Revenue International Division and (d) Mr. Graham Dean, former Inland Revenue employee, was informed that Lord Butler of Brockwell had joined the advisory board of IBM UK; and what action each of them took upon receipt of this information. 
Mr. Evans: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people died from (a) cancer and (b) coronary heart disease in (i) Lancashire and (ii) the North West in the last year for which figures are available; and what this represented for each 1,000 of population. 
|Numbers of deaths||Rate per 1,000 population|
|Former county of Lancashire||4,020||2.8|
|Coronary heart disease|
|Former county of Lancashire||3,149||2.2|
(7) Crude rates per 1,000 population.
(8) The cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10). The codes used are listed below: Cancer (malignant neoplasms)ICD-10 C00-C97.
Coronary Heart Disease-ICD-10 I20-I25.
(9) The former county of Lancashire comprises the current county and the unitary authorities of Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool.
(10) Usual residents of these areas.
(11) Deaths occurring in 2002.
Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much capital spending by the private sector there has been or is projected on Private Finance Initiative or associated schemes, using the same departmental analysis as Table C18 of the Budget Report 2003, in each year from 199798 to 200506, separately distinguishing expenditure on assets that have been or will be accounted for (a) on-balance sheet and (b) off-balance sheet to the public sector client. 
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Mr. Boateng: The value of capital spending by the private sector under signed PFI schemes, listed by Department and by year, is available from the PFI signed projects list on the HM Treasury website. A total of 563 PFI transactions reached financial close by 4 April 2003, with a total capital value of £35.5 billion. The estimated capital value of signed PFI contracts where capital assets are accounted for on departmental balance sheets is £20.2 billion. This represents 57 per cent. of the total estimated capital value.
PFI contracts where the assets concerned are on departmental balance sheets are reported in departmental accounts, together with disclosure of information relating to any contracts assessed as off balance sheet.
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