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Paul Holmes: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department's .gov.uk websites comply with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines adopted by the Government in 2001; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Timms: HM Treasury, Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise are all committed to comply with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. HM Treasury has recently redesigned its public website templates to comply with the World Wide W3C Guidelines 1.0 Double-A. The Inland Revenue already follows the W3C Guidelines 1.0 Double-A and HM Customs and Excise is committed to achieving compliance with the minimum level of the W3C Guidelines and aims to exceed them where possible. The new merged department HM Revenue and Customs will be committed to comply with the guidelines.
The UK has written off 100 per cent. of debt owed by Ethiopia to the UK. Furthermore, under the recently proposed UK multilateral debt initiative Ethiopia will also qualify for multilateral debt relief as
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a post-completion point Highly Indebted Poor Country (HIPC). The UK will pay its share, approximately 10 per cent., of multilateral debt service owed by Ethiopia to the International Development Association and African Development Bank, and will continue to call on others to join us in this initiative.
Mr. Brady: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will next meet representatives of Britain in Europe; and at what dates in the last year he has met representatives of Britain in Europe. 
Mr. Whittingdale: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to implement the recommendations of the Goodison Review: Securing the Best for our Museums; and if he will make a statement. 
the free access commitment, which currently covers the main national museums and galleries, and the VAT refund scheme that helps deliver free access, will be extended to university museums and galleries.
Other recommendations relating to tax are being considered as part of our on-going work. The Department of Culture, Media and Sport also plans to transfer administrative functions to the Museums Libraries and Archives Council (formerly Resource) as recommended by the Goodison Review.
In the 2001 Census respondents were asked whether they had sole use of a bath, shower or toilet for their household as opposed to whether they lacked the use of a bathroom altogether. On Census day (29 April 2001) 1.06% of households in the London Government Office Region (GOR) were without the sole use of a bath, shower or toilet. That figure includes households with shared access and households with no access.
The London GOR is equivalent to the administrative area of the Greater London Authority covering the 32 London Boroughs and the City of London. The figures have been extracted from Table UV60 on the Census 2001Census Area Statistics (CAS) for Output Areas, wards and higher administrative geographies in England and Wales DVD, which is available in the House of Commons library.
Mr. Timms: The Government have enacted fundamental reform of the regulation of financial services by establishing the Financial Services Authority (FSA) as an integrated and independent regulator combining prudential and conduct of business regulation. A key part of the new regulatory regime is the creation of a comprehensive Financial Services Compensation Scheme and a single Financial Ombudsman Service.
The FSA has proceeded to introduce risk-based insurance regulation and individual capital standards. It is also in the process of introducing realistic accounting by life offices, including a requirement to reserve for terminal bonus. In addition, the use of future profits implicit items is being phased out.
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The FSA is also removing responsibility for making key decisions on asset allocation and distribution in with-profits funds from the appointed actuary and transferring it to company boards and it has brought forward proposals on better treatment of customers by firms and fuller transparency of with-profits funds. Lord Penrose welcomed the FSA's regulatory reforms, which he said
Sir Derek Morris is leading a review of the actuarial profession considering how best to modernise the profession and see high standards are delivered in a more open, challenging and accountable professional culture.
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