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Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will give details of UK-supplied military equipment currently deployed in West Papua; what guarantees he has from the Indonesian government concerning the use of UK-supplied military equipment in West Papua; what measures he has taken to ensure that UK-supplied equipment in West Papua is used in compliance with guarantees given by the Indonesian government; and if he will make a statement. 
Ian Pearson: We are not aware of any UK-supplied equipment currently deployed in Papua. We have consistently made clear to the Indonesian authorities that no British-supplied equipment, or indeed any other equipment, should be used in any human rights abuses.
All export license applications for Indonesia are rigorously assessed on a case by case basis against the EU Consolidated Criteria taking account of the circumstances prevailing at the time. We no longer seek guarantees or assurances over and above these Criteria for the use of British built equipment. If a licence application is not consistent with these Criteria it stands to be refused. Assurances are not enforceable and cannot override the assessment of the application against the criteria.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the occasions in the last five years on which 0870 telephone numbers have been used by his Department as contact numbers for members of the public; and how much revenue was received from the use of 0870 contact numbers in each of the last five years for which records are available. 
John Healey: HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) currently has contracts with two companies for telecommunications services, including non-geographic number provision (eg 0870). In the former Inland Revenue, 0870 numbers have been used mainly to provide international access to a range of customer contact services and helplines, including for example, the international Self Assessment orderline, IR35, and Construction Industry Scheme orderline, as well as new tax credits. In the former HM Customs and Excise, 0870 numbers have been used mainly in the law enforcement area.
On average HMRC receives around 50,000 calls from the public to 0870 numbers every month. A detailed breakdown of calls to these numbers over the last five years would be available only at disproportionate cost. HMRC does not make any profit from the use of 0870 numbers.
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning what the average yearly wage in each region of the United Kingdom was in 2004. I am replying in her absence. (30226)
Currently average earnings are estimated from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE), and are provided for full time employees on adult rates of pay who have been in the same job for more than one year. This is the standard definition used for ASHE. The ASHE does not collect data on the self employed and people who do unpaid work.
The attached table shows the Average Gross Annual Earnings for full time employees in all regions of the UK for 2004. These statistics are also available on the National Statistics website http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=13290&More=n. Table 7 is earnings by region for place of work; Table 8 is earnings by region for place of residence.
The ASHE, carried out in April of each year, is the most comprehensive source of earnings information in the United Kingdom. It is a one per cent sample of all employees who are members of pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) schemes.
|Work region||Home region|
|England and Wales||22,300||27,500||22,300||27,600|
|Yorkshire and The Humber||20,400||24,100||20,500||24,000|
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether (a) guidance and (b) rules are in place on collections for charities within the Department and agencies for which he is responsible. 
John Healey: Each Government Department determines its own policies towards collecting monies for charities. There is no explicit guidance, nor rules relating to collections for charities within the Treasury or its associated bodies, but across the Chancellor's Departments, charities are supported through practical means. For example, the Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have provided secondments to the Giving Campaign and the Princes Trust, have a payroll giving scheme which has been opened and promoted to staff and have also publicised particular charitable appeals.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the merits of an exemption for charitable organisations from the construction industry scheme prior to the implementation of the remainder of the deferred scheme; and if he will make a statement. 
Dr. Tony Wright: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library the guidance provided to Government Departments by his Department on what they should disclose in their 2005 autumn performance reports. 
Michael Gove: To ask Chancellor of the Exchequer how many of the measures outlined in the EU's Financial Services Action Plan have been implemented in the UK; whether an impact assessment has been made of each measure; and what estimate he has made of (a) the financial costs and (b) the benefits of each measure. 
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what cost impact assessment has been undertaken of the (a) EU Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, (b) EU legislation agreed under the Financial Services Action Plan and (c) EU Capital Adequacy Directive implementing the Basel 2 Accord; and if he will place copies of such assessments in the Library; 
John Healey: Of the 42 measures in the Financial Services Action Plan, 16 are Commission communications or recommendations which do not require transposition into member states' national law and regulations. For a further seven measures the deadline for transposition has not yet been reached. The UK has transposed the remaining 19 measures, although only partially in the case of the Directive on Occupational Retirement Provision. The Government expect the legislation required to complete its transposition to be in place before the end of 2005.
The impact, financial costs and benefits of FSAP measures, including the Market in Financial Instruments Directive, the Capital Requirements Directive, Prospectus Directive and Market Abuse Directive, which require transposition and have a regulatory impact have been assessed in the documents listed as follows.
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|FSAP measure||HMT regulatory impact assessments||FSA cost-benefit analysis|
|Market Abuse Directive||http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/media/4A1/1D/MAD_RIA240205.pdf||http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pubs/other/eu_mad.pdf|
|Transparency Directive (partial RIA)||http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/media/B66/3B/transparency_dir_180305.pdf|||
|Financial Collateral Directive||http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/media/49B/A0/idfca_ria_0104.pdf|||
|Insurance Mediation Directive||http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/media/B85/A6/RIA03_insurance_51.pdf||http://www.fsa.gov.uk/Pages/Library/Policy/CP/2002/160.shtml|
|2nd Money Laundering Directive||http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/media/4B7/B5/fullriamlr03_80.pdf||http://www.fsa/gov.uk/pubs/cp/cp199.pdf|
|3rd Money Laundering Directive||http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/media/5E8/8F/200509RIA1.pdf|||
|Electronic Money Directive||http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/consultations_and_legislation/ria/consult_ria_electronic.cfm||http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pubs/cp/cp117.pdf|
|Directive on Winding Up of Insurance undertakings||http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/media/39E/90/lloyds_ria210705.pdf||http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pubs/cp/cp177.pdf|
|Distance Marketing Directive||http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/media/BF2/C9/ACF13FE.pdf||http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pubs/cp/cp196.pdf|
|Fair Value Accounting Directive||http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/media/D72/B6/Fair_Value_RIA.pdf|||
|Capital Requirements Directive||http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk./media/F10/BF/CRD_RIA.pdf||http://www.fsa/gov.uk/pubs/cp/cp189.pdf|
|International Accounting Standards (IAS) Regulation||http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/media/D72/39/IAS_Regulation_RIA.pdf|||
|Accounts Modernisation Directive||http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/media/D72/88/Modernisation_Directive_RIA.pdf|||
|Credit Institutions Winding Up Directive||http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk./media/26D/6B/cir_ria_16.pdf|||
|UCITS Amending Directive||||http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pubs/cp/cp135.pdf|
|UCITS Management Directive||||http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pubs/cp/cp163.pdf|
|Settlement Finality Directive||||http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pubs/policy/P27.pdf|
|Solvency 1 Directives||||http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pubs/cp/cp181.pdf|
|Financial Groups Directive||||http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk./consultations_and_legislation/financial_groups/consult_financialgroups_index.cfm|
|Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (partial RIA)||Explanatory Memorandum 14796/02 (a copy is in the Library of the House)|||
|Other Government Departments|
|Occupational Retirement Provision Directive||www.dwp.gov.uk/publications/dwp/2004/orp/final_ria.pdf|
|European Company Statute Regulation||http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/em2004/uksiem_20042326_en.pdf|
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