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Master Netting Agreement

Mr. Hayes: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the administration of the master netting agreement of the European Central Bank, with particular reference to potential obligations on the UK Government's maintenance of current practice with regard to European Central Bank's Guideline ECB/2005/15 as expressed in OJ L345 vol. 48 of 8 December 2005. [46486]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: ECB Guideline ECB/2000/1, which has now been amended by Guideline ECB/2005/15, is addressed to the national central banks of the member states that have adopted the euro in accordance with the treaty. The application of the guidelines and of the master netting agreements is a matter for them and their counterparties.

Ministerial Visits

Mr. Paul Goodman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many visits abroad the Paymaster General has made in relation to the Treasury interest in child care policy since 2001. [45179]

Dawn Primarolo: None personally, but Treasury officials maintain strong links with officials from overseas who work on child care policy issues.

National Insurance

Paul Flynn: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the revenue from national insurance contributions was in each year from 2003–04; what the estimate is for 2006–07; and what assessment he has made of the impact on revenue of the National Insurance Contributions Act 2002 in respect of NHS employers' contributions being calculated as a percentage of all earnings. [46798]

Dawn Primarolo: National insurance contribution receipts are published in Table PSF6 of Public Sector Finances. A link to the most recent publication is given as follows.

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Estimates of receipts in 2005–06 and 2006–07 were published in Table B14 of the December 2005 pre-Budget report. A link is given as follows.

Estimates of national health service secondary (employers') national insurance contributions for Great Britain in 2002–03 and 2003–04 are given in Appendix 6 of the Government Actuary's Report on the Up-rating and Re-rating orders, 2003.

National Lottery

Mr. Rob Wilson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to allow 100 per cent. of proceeds from the national lottery to go directly to good causes. [46024]

John Healey: The taxation of the lottery is a principle that has been accepted by Parliament since the lottery was established in 1994. The lottery is a mainstream gambling activity and should, like other gambling activities, make a contribution to revenues for the funding of essential public services.

Payment Protection Insurance

Mr. Carswell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what date his officials last met the (a) Financial Services Authority and (b) Office of Fair Trading to discuss their payment protection insurance inquiries. [46215]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: HM Treasury officials meet a wide range of organisations, including the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), as part of the process of policy development and analysis. As was the case with previous Administrations, it is not the Government's practice to provide details of all such meetings.

Under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA), the FSA is an independent body that regulates financial services in the UK. The Enterprise Act 2002 established the OFT as an independent authority, and as such it is for the OFT to enforce competition law and to investigate markets that may not be working well for consumers.


Mike Penning: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the loss to the Treasury of the Carlyle share of QinetiQ; and if he will make a statement. [46784]

Mr. Des Browne: The Government believe that it has achieved value from its sale of a minority stake in QinetiQ to its strategic partner, the Carlyle Group.

Self-invested Personal Pension

Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether a regulatory impact assessment has been prepared on his decision to withdraw the right to hold residential property in a self-invested personal pension. [47028]

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Mr. Ivan Lewis: A Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) covering all additional legislative changes on Pension Simplification announced since April 2004 will be published alongside the Finance Bill 2006.

Stakeholder Pensions

Gregory Barker: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average tax relief will be for stakeholder pensions following implementation of the Finance Act 2004; and what the rate was in each of the last three years. [47165]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: We do not hold information on the average rate of tax relief for stakeholder pensions. But contributions to stakeholder pensions are tax relieved at the contributor's marginal rate of income tax and this will continue to be the position after the implementation of the Finance Act 2004.

Statutory Instruments

John Bercow: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the statutory instruments introduced by his Department since 6 May 2005. [46206]

John Healey: The information requested in respect of the Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs is as follows:
Statutory instruments
HM Treasury
20051433Prospectus Regulations
20051479Recovery of Taxes etc. Due in Other Member States (Amendment of Section 134 of the Finance Act 2002) Regulations
20051480Tonnage Tax (Exception of Financial Year 2005) Order
20051518Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No.2) Order
20051525Terrorism (United Nations Measures) Order 2001 (Amendment) Regulations
20051526Burma (Financial Sanctions) Regulations
20051527International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (Financial Sanctions Against Indictees) Regulations
20051529Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order
20051532Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Promotion of Collective Investment Schemes) (Exemptions) (Amendment) Order
20051538Lloyd's Sourcebook (Amendment of the Finance Act 1993 and the Finance Act 1994) Order
20051539Reporting of Savings Income Information (Amendment) Regulations
20051634Stamp Duty (Consequential Amendment of Enactments) (Northern Ireland) Regulations
20051644Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Administration Orders Relating to Insurers) (Northern Ireland) Order
20051709Recovery of Duties and Taxes Etc. Due in Other Member States (Corresponding UK Claims, Procedure and Supplementary) (Amendment) Regulations
20051713Finance Act 2003, sections 189 and 190, (Appointed Day) Order
20051714Climate Change Levy (Combined Heat and Power Stations) Regulations
20051715Climate Change Levy (Fuel Use and Recycling Processes) Regulations
20051724Value Added Tax (Disclosure of Avoidance Schemes) (Designations) (Amendment) Order
20051978Excise Duties (Surcharges or Rebates) (Hydrocarbon Oils etc.) Order
20051990Stamp Duty and Stamp Duty Reserve Tax (Extension of Exceptions relating to Recognised Exchanges) Regulations
20051993Value Added Tax (Refund of Tax to Museums and Galleries) (Amendment) Order
20051996Registration of Civil Partnerships (Fees) Order
20051997Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Fees) (Amendment) Order
20051998Insurers (Reorganisation and Winding Up) (Lloyd's) Regulations
20052000Civil Partnership (Amendments to Registration Provisions) Order
20052005Friendly Societies (Modification of the Corporation Tax Acts) (Amendment) Regulations
20052007Finance Act 2002, Section 117 (Day Appointed for Cessation of Effect) Order
20052010Finance (No.2) Act 2005, section 6 (Appointed Day and Savings Provisions)
20052012Loan Relationships and Derivative Contracts (Disregard and Bringing into Account of Profits and Losses) (Amendment) Regulations
20052013Exchange Gains and Losses (Bringing into Account Gains or Losses) (Amendment) Regulations
20052014Friendly Societies (Modification of the Corporation Tax Acts) Regulations
20052082Finance Act 2002, Schedule 26, Parts 2 and 9 (Amendment No.2) Order
20052209Income Tax (Car Benefits) (Reduction of Value of Appropriate Percentage) (Amendment) Regulations
20052210Friendly Societies (Accounts and Related Provisions) (Amendment)
20052211Friendly Societies Act 1992 (International Accounting Standards and Other Accounting Amendments) Order
20052422Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No.5) Regulations
20052423Capital Allowances (Environmentally Beneficial Plant and Machinery) (Amendment) Order
20052424Capital Allowances (Energy-saving Plant and Machinery) (Amendment) Order
20052561Individual Savings Account (Amendment No.2) Regulations
20052562Personal Equity Plan (Amendment) Regulations
20052899Exemption From Income Tax For Certain Interest and Royalty Payments (Amendment to Section 97(1) of the Finance Act 2004 and Section 757(2) of the Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Act 2005) Order
20052919Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Tax Credits, etc.) (Consequential Amendments)
20052967Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Consequential Amendments) Order
20053071Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Disclosure of Confidential Information) (Amendment) Regulations
20053130Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No.6) Regulations
20053131Social Security Contributions (Intermediaries) (Amendment) Regulations
20053132Social Security Contributions (Intermediaries) (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations
20053133Social Security (Categorisation of Earners) (Amendment) Regulations
20053134Social Security (Categorisation of Earners) (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Regulations
20053167Registration of Civil Partnerships (Fees) (No.2) Order
20053168Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) Regulations
20053174Reporting of Suspicious Civil Partnerships Regulations
20053176Civil Partnership (Registration Provisions) Regulations
20053177Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Amendment) Regulations
20053203Cash Ratio Deposits (Eligible Liabilities) (Amendment) Order
20053229Tax and Civil Partnership Regulations
20053230Tax and Civil Partnership (No.2) Regulations
20053289General Insurance Reserves (Tax) (Amendment) Regulations
20053291Value Added Tax (Input Tax) (Person Supplied) Order
20053311Revenue and Customs (Complaints and Misconduct) Regulations
20053327Income Tax (Indexation) (No.2) Order
20053328Value Added Tax (Betting, Gaming and Lotteries) Order
20053329Value Added Tax (Reduced Rate) (No.2) Order
20053330Excise Duties (Surcharges or Rebates) (Hydrocarbon Oils etc.) (Amendment)
20053337Finance (No.2) Act 2005, Section 45, (Appointed Day) Order
20053348Personal Equity Plan (Amendment No.2) Regulations
20053349Child Trust Funds (Amendment No.3) Regulations
20053350Individual Savings Account (Amendment No.3) Regulations
20053374Loan Relationships and Derivative Contracts (Disregard and Bringing into Account of Profits and Losses) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations
20053375Overseas Life Insurance Companies (Amendment) Regulations
20053376Research and Development Tax Relief (Definition of Small or Medium-Sized Enterprise") Order
20053383Loan Relationships and Derivative Contracts (Change of Accounting Practice) (Amendment) Regulations
20053392Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) (Amendment)
20053422Loan Relationship and Derivative Contracts (Exchange Gains and Losses using Fair Value Accounting) Regulations
20053440Finance Act 2002, Schedule 26 (Parts 2 and 9) (Amendment No.3) Order
20053465Insurance Companies (Corporation Tax Acts) (Amendment) Order
20065The Public Contracts Regulations
20066The Utilities Regulations
200650The Financial Markets (Settlement Finality) (Amendment) Regulations
200658The FSMA 2000 (Designated Professional Bodies) (Amendment) Order
200659The Climate Change Agreements (Energy-intensive) Installations 2006
2006127The Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations
2006139The Stamp Duty and Stamp Duty Reserve Tax (Extensions of Exceptions to Recognised
2006144The Duty Stamps (Amendment of Paragraph 1 (3) of Schedule 2 A to the Alcoholic Duties Act 1979 Order 2006
2006184The Taxation of Chargeable Gains (Gilt-Edged Securities) Order
HM Revenue and Customs
20051449Tonnage Tax (Further Opportunity for Election) Order
20051523Finance Act 1995 (Denatured Alcohol) (Appointed Day and Savings) Order
20051524Denatured Alcohol Regulations
20051716Climate Change Levy (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations
20051727Gaming Duty (Amendment) Regulations
20051868Stamp Duty Land Tax Avoidance Schemes (Prescribed Descriptions of Arrangements) Regulations
20051869Tax Avoidance Schemes (Information) (Amendment) Regulations
20051907Pension Protection Fund (Tax) (2005–06) Regulations
20051979Excise Duties (Road Fuel Gas) (Reliefs) Regulations
20052009Value Added Tax (Disclosure of Avoidance Schemes) (Amendment)
20052017Partnerships (Restrictions on Contributions to a Trade) Regulations
20052045Income Tax (Construction Industry Scheme) Regulations
20052200Tax Credit (Payment by Employers, etc.) (Amendment) Regulations
20052231Value Added Tax (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations
20052462Taxes (Interest Rate) (Amendment) Regulations
20052691Income Tax (Pay as You Earn) (Amendment) Regulations
20052790Donations to charity by individuals (Appropriate Declarations) (Amendment)Regulations
20053290Value Added Tax (Input Tax) (Reimbursement by Employers of Employees' Business Use of Road Fuel) Regulations
20053320Hydrocarbon Oil Duties (Reliefs for Electricity Generation) Regulations
20053338Lloyd's Underwriters (Tax) Regulations
20053371Statistics of Trade (Customs and Excise) (Amendment) Regulations
20053441Inheritance Tax (Double Charges Relief) Regulations
20053448Registered Pension Schemes (Relief at Source) Regulations
20053449Registered Pension Schemes (Prescribed Interest Rates for Authorised Employer Loans) Regulations
20053450Registered Pension Schemes (Minimum Contributions) Regulations
20053451Registered Pension Schemes (Prescribed Schemes and Occupations)
20053452Registered Pension Schemes (Discharge of Liabilities under Sections 267 and 268 of the Finance Act 2004) Regulations
20053453Employer-Financed Retirement Benefits Schemes (Provision of Information) Regulations
20053454Registered Pension Schemes (Accounting and Assessment) Regulations
20053455Registered Pension Schemes and Employer-Financed Retirement Benefits Schemes (Information) (Prescribed Descriptions of Persons) Regulations
20053456Registered Pension Schemes (Audited Accounts) (Specified Persons)
20053457Taxes Management Act 1970 (Modifications to Schedule 3 for Pension Scheme Appeals) Order
20053458Registered Pension Schemes (Restriction of Employers' Relief) Regulations
20053472Hydrocarbon Oil (Registered Remote Markers) Regulations
20053474Income Tax (Building Societies) (Dividends and Interest) (Amendment)
2006111Lloyd's Underwriters (Conversion to Limited Liability Underwriting) (Tax)
2006112Lloyd's Underwriters (Scottish Limited Partnerships) (Tax) (Amendment)
2006129Registered Pension Schemes (Relevant Annuities)
2006130Registered Pension Schemes (Uprating Percentages for Defined Benefit Arrangements and Enhanced Protection Limits)
2006131Registered Pension Schemes (Enhanced Lifetime Allowances)
2006132Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation Scheme) (Excluded Benefits for Tax Purposes)
2006133Registered Pension Schemes (Co-ownership of Living Accommodation)
2006134Registered Pension Schemes (Authorised Payments) (Transfers to the Pension Protection Fund)
2006135Registered Pension Schemes (Meaning of Pension Commencement Lump Sum)
2006136Pension Benefits (Insurance Company Liable as Scheme Administrator)
2006137Registered Pension Schemes (Authorised Member Payments)
2006138Pension Schemes (Reduction in Pension Rates)

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