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Sarah Teather: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether an estimate has been made of the number of appeals likely to arise following the council tax revaluation process; and what funding has been allocated to cover this. 
I refer the hon. Member to the answer my right hon. Friend the Member for Bristol, South (Dawn Primarolo) gave to the hon. Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) on 29 June 2005, Official Report, column 1547W, and to my answer to the hon. Member for Meriden on 5 July 2005, Official Report, column 298W.
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Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the impact of Crown Estate charges on the Scottish economy; and when he last discussed this with the Crown Estate. 
John Healey: We have made no such assessment. The Crown Estate Commissioners exercise their statutory duties under the Crown Estate Act in the light of the commercial environment faced by Crown Estate tenants and the requirements of good management.
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Sarah Teather: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what websites come under his Department's responsibility; and what the (a) cost and (b) number of visitors to those sites was in the last 12 months. 
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The term unique visits", refers to the number of different visitors logged during this period. These figures do not include repeat visits nor do they differentiate between different users coming from behind a shared firewall. For example, all Inland Revenue users would appear in the statistics as one visitor so the actual number of visitors is significantly higher.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of electricity used by buildings in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies came from renewable sources in each year from 1997. 
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Information for the Treasury relating to the period up to July 2004 was contained in the answers which the former Financial Secretary gave on 19 July 2004, Official Report, column 37W to the hon. Member for North Norfolk (Norman Lamb). All the electricity used by the Treasury since that date has been from renewable sources.
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The Treasury is fully committed to the equality and diversity agenda and has policies and processes in place to ensure that there is no unfair discrimination on any grounds. In the last five years the Treasury has supported internal employee-diversity networks, funded diversity and equality events in the Department; funded diversity awareness raising seminars; supported participants on corporate diversity
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programmes, diversity-proofed policies and management processes and participated in promotional work on the diversity agenda.
In addition to these direct costs, employees throughout the Department are directly involved in promoting diversity in the Department i.e. members of diversity support groups, disability champions, diversity champion and senior staff sponsors and in mainstreaming diversity issues in their policy work. Staff costs for this work are not available.
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