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Mr. Amess: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what support the Government gave to the British film industry in (a) direct funding and (b) tax breaks in the last 10 years for which figures are available. 
Dawn Primarolo: The tax costs of Sections 42 and 48 film tax relief are provided in the following table. These costs include substantial known avoidance that was closed down by anti-avoidance measures announced at the 2004 pre-Budget report.
|Section 42 relief||Section 48 relief||Total|
Mike Penning: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 21 November 2005, Official Report, columns 157172W, on departmental assets, if he will estimate the value of each item listed. 
John Healey: The Treasury occupies 1 Horse Guards road in the constituency of the cities of London and Westminster, under a PFI agreement, and rents half a floor at a building in the constituency of Battersea.
There is scope under the Government's procurement policy and the EU procurement rules to encourage the inclusion of fair trade options in tenders for catering services and supply contracts, but under the EU rules, specifications cannot be framed exclusively in terms of fair trade requirements.
The opportunity to purchase Fair Trade goods is considered on a case-by-case basis, and in accordance with the OGC Guidance on Fair and Ethical Trading http://www.ogc.gov.uk/embedded_object.asp?docid=1001597
When tendering for services, staff follow the procurement guidance in Government Accounting Chapter 22 http://www.government-accounting.gov.uk/current/content/qa_22_4.htm. which requires Departments to preserve the highest standards of honesty, integrity, impartiality and objectivity in all dealings with suppliers and potential suppliers.
Environmental issues are included in the tender documents as appropriate and where a contract is deemed to have an environmental impact, there is a questionnaire that is issued to potential suppliers.
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Tony Lloyd: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many deaths resulted from an overdose of (a) methadone, (b) heroin and (c) other classified drugs in each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many deaths resulted from an overdose of (a) methadone, (b) heroin and (c) other classified drugs in each of the last five years for which figures are available. (35477)
Figures readily available from death certification relate to deaths due to drug poisoning, not the total number that were attributable to drug use. These figures are produced from a special database which contains deaths where the underlying cause was drug poisoning. The most recent year for which figures are available is 2003. The table below shows the number of deaths due to drug poisoning where methadone, heroin/morphine or any drug controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act were mentioned on the death certificate for the five years 1999 to 2003.
|Calendar year||(a) Methadone(12)||(b) Heroin/ morphine(12)||(c) Controlled drug excluding deaths with a mention of methadone or heroin/morphine||Any controlled drug mentioned(10)|
Mr. Amess: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people earned (a) less than £5,000, (b) between £5,000 to £10,000, (c) between £10,000 to £13,000, (d) between £13,000 to £17,500, (e) between £17,500 to £27,000 and (f) over £27,000 in (i) 198889 and (ii) in each year from 2001 to 2004. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many people earned (a) less than £5,000, (b) between £5,000 to £10,000, (c) between £10,000 to £13,000, (d) £13,000 to £17,500, (e) between £17,500 to £27,000 and (f) over £27,000 in (i) 198889 and (ii) in each year from 2001 to 2004. (34679)
Currently average earnings are estimated from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE), and are provided for full time employees on adult rates whose pay for the survey period was not affected by absence. 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 percentage of employees in the United Kingdom for each year between 2001 and 2004 earning between the specified pay bands. Annual pay has only been published since 1999; therefore I have been unable to supply data for 198889.
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.
|Less than £5,000||Between £5,000-£9,999||Between £10,000-£12,999||Between £13,000-£17,499||Between £17,500-£26,999||More than £27,000|
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