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Ropetackle Site (Shoreham)

Tim Loughton: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what square footage is planned for the Community and Arts facility on the Ropetackle site in Shoreham-by-Sea. [213174]

Yvette Cooper: The Deed of Agreement (Pursuant to Section 106 Town and Country Planning Act 1990) dated 10 December 2002 states the Community Facilities should be

Discussions are ongoing to establish a subsequent agreement between South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) and Adur district council. This agreement will allow for part of the Community Facilities to be incorporated into a development for an Enterprise Centre, which will provide premises for new and growing businesses in Shoreham. In return SEEDA will contribute towards the fitting-out of the remaining Community Facilities which is estimated to be in the order of 630 square metres plus mezzanine.


Rail Usage

Mr. Yeo: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the change in the level of rail usage has been since 2000. [212096]

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Mr. Darling: Passenger usage, measured by passenger kilometres was 38.2 billion in 2000–01 (financial year) and 40.9 billion in 2003–04, so increasing over the period by 2.7 billion passenger kilometres. People are using railways more than at any other time since 1947.

Freight moved was 18.1 billion tonne kilometres in 2000–01 and 18.9 billion tonne kilometres in 2003–04, so increasing by 0.8 billion tonne kilometres.



Dr. Murrison: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the survival rates for the common forms of cancer were in each year since 1990, broken down by (a) social class and (b) English region. [213142]

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

Letter from Len Cook to Dr. Andrew Murrison, dated 2 February 2005:

Capital and Resource Budgets

Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of the level of the available (a) annually managed expenditure margin and (b) departmental expenditure reserve for capital and resource budgets for (i) 2005–06, (ii) 2006–07 and (iii)2007–08; and if he will make a statement. [213233]

Mr. Boateng: The latest forecast of the level of the Annually Managed Expenditure margin for 2005–06, 2006–07 and 2007–08 was published in Table B16 of the 2004 pre-Budget report (Cm 6408). Latest plans for the
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resource and capital Reserves in these years were published in Table B18. These figures will be updated in the 2005 Budget.

Civil Servants

John Thurso: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many of the civil service job reductions recommended by the Gershon Review were in (a) London, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Scotland, broken down by Department. [213274]

Mr. Boateng: The Gershon Review made no recommendations on the geographical locations of civil service work force reductions in UK Government Departments. These are a matter for individual Departments to consider in line with their business and service delivery needs.

Cleaning Costs

Mr. George Osborne: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the costs of cleaning the Department were in each year since 1997. [213774]

Mr. Timms: These costs are not separately identifiable.

Departmental Catering

Mr. George Osborne: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many departmental (a) canteens and (b) bars there are; and how much has been spent on the (i) running, (ii) staffing and (iii) supply costs of each in each year since 1997. [213628]

Mr. Timms: The Treasury building at 1 Horse Guards Road has one staff restaurant and one coffee shop. There is no bar. Information broken down in the form requested is not available. For total costs of restaurant and associated facilities since 1997, I refer the hon. Member to the replies given on 4 March 2002, Official Report, column 107W and on 20 December 2004, Official Report, column 1405W, to the hon. Member for Buckingham (Mr. Bercow).

Economic Growth (Greater London)

Tom Cox: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the expected rate of economic growth within the Greater London area over the next three years. [213384]

Mr. Timms: HM Treasury does not produce economic forecasts for individual regions of the United Kingdom. However, I can report that since 1997, the Government Office Region (GOR) of London has enjoyed above average growth in GVA per capita and the highest employment and lowest unemployment since records began. At the same time, the regional policies this Government has put in place to level up the performance of all regions to that of the best has seen some of the traditionally weaker performing regions enjoying above UK average growth of GVA per capita in recent years.


Keith Vaz: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many meetings he has had with the Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland since 1997. [210754]

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Mr. Timms: Treasury Ministers regularly meet senior representatives from the banking sector, including the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Expenditure Growth

Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of planned real growth of total managed expenditure between (a) 2007–08 and 2008–09 and (b) 2008–09 and 2009–10; and if he will make a statement. [213232]

Mr. Boateng: The 2004 pre-Budget report set out the Government's latest expenditure projections through to 2009–10. These projections will be updated as normal in the forthcoming Budget.

Income Tax

Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate (a) the number of income tax payers with incomes in excess of £100,000 for (i) 2004–05 and (ii) each year from 2005–06 to 2009–10 and (b) the percentage of income tax payers with incomes in excess of £100,000 as a percentage of (A) all income tax payers and (B) all individuals in employment. [213189]

Dawn Primarolo: I refer the hon. Gentleman to table 3.3 Distribution of total income before and after tax, 1998–99 to 2004–05" on the Inland Revenue website distribution/tables 3_december04.xls

The table shows the number of income taxpayers with a total income of £100,000 or more and the proportion of all income taxpayers they represent. The number of income taxpayers in 2004–05 with employment income, whose total income is £100,000 or more, as a proportion of all income taxpayers with employment income, is 1 per cent. Information for future years is unavailable.

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