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Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) pursuant to the answer of 8 June 2005, Official Report, column 571W, on the Private Finance Initiative, what the total value of assets and liabilities is for each of the listed private finance initiatives and public private partnerships that are recorded on the Government balance sheet; 
(2) what the accounting treatment is of assets and liabilities for each of the listed private finance initiatives and public private partnerships; and whether this treatment is compliant with (a) UK Generally Accepted Accounting Practices and (b) International Financial Reporting Standards; 
Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that private finance initiative projects for which his Department is responsible create the minimum of environmental damage; 
(2) what assessment his Department has made of the (a) sustainability and (b) environmental impacts of private finance initiative (PFI) projects for which his Department is responsible; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the PFI process in delivering environmentally-sustainable projects; 
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will make a statement on the Government's plans to introduce a planning gain supplement; whether primary legislation will be required; and what the timetable for its introduction is; 
Mrs. Dorries: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the population of (a) the parliamentary constituency of Mid-Bedfordshire and (b) Bedfordshire local education authority has been in each year since 1997. 
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the population of (a) the parliamentary constituency of Mid-Bedfordshire and (b) Bedfordshire Local Education Authority has been in each year since 1997. (16634)
The first table shows the number of people living in Mid-Bedfordshire constituency on Census day (29 April 2001). The figures have been extracted from Table KS01 on the CD supplement to the Census 2001 Census Area Statistics for Parliamentary Constituencies in England and Wales, which is available in the House of Commons Library.
The second table shows the annual population estimates for Bedfordshire from 1997 to 2004 (the latest year for which data are available). Bedfordshire Local Education Area (LEA) is the current county of Bedfordshire (i.e. it does not include the Unitary Authority of Luton).
Mr. Hands: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many residential property sales were recorded in the most recent year for which figures are available in the (a) £110,001 to £120,000, (b) £120,001 to £130,000, (c) 240,001 to £250,000, (d) £250,001 to £260,000, (e) £490,001 to £500,000 and (f) £500,001 to £510,000 brackets. 
|Value Range||Number of sales|
|£110,001 to £120,000||75|
|£120,001 to £130, 000||81|
|£240,001 to £250,000||44|
|£250,001 to £260,000||8|
|£490,001 to £500,000||4|
|£500,001 to £510,000||(95)|
Mr. Hands: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total sale value of newly-built residential properties in the United Kingdom was in the most recent year for which figures are available. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: Estimated total value of sales of newly-built residential properties is available for England and Wales for 2004 and the estimate amounts to £22.7 billion. This information is not available at the UK level.
Mr. Hands: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much VAT was raised in the most recent year for which figures are available from refurbished residential properties in the United Kingdom. 
Mike Penning: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on measures being taken by his Department to ensure the definition of public-private partnerships contracts as public works contracts rather than concessions under European law; what challenges have been made to contract terms; and what regulations are planned at EU level to define this branch of regulatory law. 
John Healey: The consideration of the treatment of public private partnerships (PPPs) was raised in the European Commission's Green paper on public-private partnerships and community law on public contracts and concessions in May 2004.
HMG response in September 2004 to the paper was that separate legislation to cover PPPs whether awarded as contracts or concession contracts would be unnecessary, as the existing public procurement directive (2004/18/EC) largely covers such contracts, apart from services concession contracts, which could be covered by amendments to this directive.
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