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Matthew Taylor: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the employment agencies which his Department has used to supply temporary staff in each financial year since 199697 to the most recent date for which figures are available. 
Ruth Kelly: The following agencies have supplied temporary staff to the Department. This list has been compiled from readily available records. Analysis of all records to compile a comprehensive list would entail disproportionate cost.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of total expenditure by his Department on (a) focus groups and (b) opinion polls in each year from 199596 to 200304; and if he will make a statement. 
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the 10 per cent. credit that individual savings accounts receive on dividend distributions that will be abolished from April in each year since its introduction. 
Mr. Flight: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been raised in Insurance Premium Tax in each financial year since 199798 from (a) mortgage indemnity guarantee policies, (b) buildings insurance policies, (c) contents insurance policies and (d) private health insurance policies. 
Mr. Dalyell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has had from the National Trust on facilitating through financial incentives the rescue of chattels at risk in National Trust properties, where owners have retained chattels. 
John Healey: Treasury Ministers have received representations from the National Trust relating to the recommendations in Sir Nicholas Goodison's report "Securing the Best for Our Museums: Private Giving and Government Support", a copy of which is available in the Library of the House.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made, following the publication of the Penrose Report, of (a) the percentage change in the value of an Equitable Life pension and (b) the average percentage change in the value of a with profits policy across the industry taken out (i) 20 years ago, (ii) 10 years ago and (iii) five years ago, broken down by (A) guaranteed annual return and (B) non-guaranteed annual return products. 
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Mr. Flight: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what projections he has made for revenue from stamp duty on (a) property and (b) share transactions in each of the (i) last five and (ii) next three financial years. 
Ruth Kelly: Estimates of the revenue from stamp duty on both property and share transactions in each of the last five financial years up to and including 200203 are given at http://www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/stats/stamp duty/03IR151.pdf.
Estimated and projected revenues for total stamp taxes in 200304 and 200405 are published in table C8 of the Budget 2004 report. The breakdown between duty on land and property and share transactions is as follows:
|Stamp taxes on:|
|Land and property||4.9||6.2|
Dawn Primarolo: For years up to and including 200102, details of the duties collected by the Department and the associated costs of administering those duties can be found in Table 1 at Appendix 1 of the Inland Revenue Annual Report for the year ending 31 March 2002 (published in December 2002).
|Net receipt of Inland Revenue duties||219,194.8|
|Total cost of administering Inland Revenue duties||2,431.9|
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the sum of unclaimed assets in (a) national savings and (b) other Government securities was on the latest date for which figures are available. 
Ruth Kelly: "Unclaimed monies" in the National Savings and Investments Product Accounts refer to monies where: the product has been redeemed by the Treasury; monthly interest or prizes are due; or to un-cashed Savings Stamps; and where the sums are transferable to the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt. Total unclaimed monies as at 31 March 2003 were £31.9 million.
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Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has held with the banks on the use of unclaimed bank accounts; and what discussions he has had with the life insurance and pensions industry on the use of unclaimed policies. 
Ruth Kelly [holding answer 16 March 2004]: Ministers and officials regularly meet representatives from the financial services industry and discuss a range of issues, including the use of unclaimed assets.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the value of (a) unclaimed (b) premium bond winnings, (i) state pensions, (ii) national savings bonds and (iii) other unclaimed private savings which represents a public sector liability. 
Ruth Kelly [holding answer 16 March 2004]: National Savings and Investments (including Premium Bond Prizes) "Unclaimed monies" in the National Savings and Investments Product Accounts refer to monies where: the product has been redeemed by the Treasury; monthly interest or prizes are due; or to un-cashed Savings Stamps; and where the sums are transferable to the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt. Total unclaimed monies as at 31 March 2003 were £31.9 million made up of:
|British Savings Bonds||2,685|
|Pensioners Guaranteed Income Bonds||17|
Information regarding the value of unclaimed State Pensions is not available. This is because there is no entitlement to a State Pension until a claim is made. Anyone who claims after reaching State Pension age may be able to receive a higher amount of State Pension when they do claim.
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