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Mr. Hollobone: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent consideration has been given to proposals to use capital gains tax relief to encourage landlords to offer alternative accommodation to their retiring farm tenants. 
Mike Penning: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) consultants and (b) special advisers were employed by his Department in each year since 1997; what the cost of each was in each year; and if he will make a statement. 
Martin Horwood: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list departmental projects conducted by consultants in each year since 2000; what the cost was in each case; and what the total cost of employing consultants was in each year. 
John Healey: The Treasury does not record centrally numbers of consultants. For the cost of consultants, I refer to the answers given to the hon. Member for Great Grimsby (Mr. Mitchell) on 10 October 2005, Official Report, column 281W, and to the hon. Member for Buckingham (John Bercow) on 25 March 2002, Official Report, column 733W. Details of the individual projects conducted are not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Mike Penning: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the 10 highest paid employees in his Department, broken down by (a) job title and (b) salary including bonuses; and whether the individual concerned is (i) a civil servant and (ii) a contractor in each case. 
John Healey: Details on salaries for Treasury employees are set out in the Treasury's Resource Accounts 200405, copies of which are available in the Library or accessible via the Treasury's public website: http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk./media/3A6/1E/resource_accounts_20045.pdf
Mr. Des Browne: Provisional outturn against departmental expenditure limits in 200304 and 200405 is published in the Public Expenditure Outturn White Paper (PEOWP) for the relevant years (Cm. 6293 and Cm. 6639 respectively), copies of which have been laid before the House and placed in the Library. Changes between provisional and final outturn in 200304 have been reflected in the end year flexibility amounts presented in PEOWP 200405.
Norman Baker: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many contracts for direct mail were signed by his Department in (a) 200506 to date and (b) 200405 and what the value was in each case. 
Mr. Francois: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what main agenda items are to be discussed at the ECOFIN meeting on 24 November; and whether they will include the United Kingdom's EU budget rebate. 
John Healey: There are three main agenda items for ECOFIN on 24 November. First, the Court of Auditors will present the Annual Report for 2004; second the council will consider Preliminary Draft Amending Budget No. 8 for 2005; and third the council will conclude its second reading of the Draft Budget for 2006. The UK abatement is not on the agenda.
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many excess winter deaths there were in London, broken down by each London Borough, in each of the last five years. (29555)
The latest available figures on excess winter deaths (the excess number of deaths each winter compared to the average during other months of the year) for local authorities are for 2003/4. Figures for London and its constituent boroughs are given in the attached table.
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|EWD||EWD Index(17)||EWD||EWD Index(17)||EWD||EWD Index(17)||EWD||EWD Index(17)||EWD||EWD Index(17)|
|City of London||10||93.1||10||52.4||0||15.4||0||-5.9||-10||-27.8|
|Barking and Dagenham||200||38.3||120||22.4||90||17.1||100||18.1||90||17.0|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||120||33.0||80||24.0||60||18.6||100||29.4||0||0.9|
|Kensington and Chelsea||80||22.5||30||10.2||40||11.3||40||14.5||50||16.8|
|Kingston upon Thames||150||37.8||70||15.0||110||27.8||40||10.0||40||8.8|
|Richmond upon Thames||160||32.2||20||4.9||60||14.0||100||22.5||70||15.6|
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